Corn in Beginning Stages of Drought

Latest agricultural statistics show small change in moisture supplies

The latest agriculture statistics show a small change in the moisture supplies for Grundy County. According to figures provided by the Farm Service Agency office, topsoil moisture is 20 percent very short and 55 percent short with the balance 25 percent is adequate. Subsoil moisture is 15 percent very short, 40 percent short, and 45 […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Board of Education adopts balanced budget for next school year

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education has adopted a balanced budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year with approval also given to a change order to allow all of the bus barn to have a concrete floor. Figures provided by Superintendent David Probasco shows anticipated revenues of $2,771,501 with expenditures projected for the one year period […]

Princeton R-5 School Website

Princeton R-5 Board of Education approves preliminary budget

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 preliminary budget at a special meeting Thursday evening. The revenues budgeted for the 2018-2019 school year are $5,175,380, and expenditures budgeted are $7,847,296 leaving a projected deficit of $2,671,916. The board also approved amending the 2017-2018 budget to actual and activity balances to zero. Revenues received […]

Court News

Two defendants given jail time after reporting inability to pay fines

Among cases in Grundy County Circuit Court, two defendants were given jail time once they reported they were unable to pay money they owed. Spickard resident Trace Blozvich appeared in court regarding the balances due from fines and court costs imposed for speeding, driving without a valid license, a seat belt violation, and operating a […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education hires three, approves budget

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 budget at a special meeting Thursday morning. The budget projects revenues of $12,505,923 and expenditures of $12,593,376 leaving a projected budget deficit of $87,453. The district’s fund balance is 30.1%, which is up from last year’s 29.48%. The board approved actualization of revenues and expenditures for […]

Farm Service Agency

Grundy County agriculture stats remain virtually unchanged for the last week

Grundy County agriculture statistics indicate the soil moisture supplies and local crop conditions this week are virtually unchanged from last weeks’ report. According to the Farm Service Agency, topsoil moisture continues to be 15% very short, 50% short, and 35% adequate.  Subsoil moisture supply continues to be similar at 10% very short, 40% short, and […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves purchase of new wheel loader for street department

Trenton City Council last night approved a commitment to purchase a wheel loader for the street department use at the asphalt plant.  A discussion was held on adding days to legally shoot fireworks within the city limits but ultimately doing nothing and not taking any vote on changing an existing ordinance at this time. Through […]

Drought Graphic

With rain deficit nearing 10-inches, soil moisture supplies not faring well with farmers

The recent lack of rainfall has increased the percentages that are short on topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies in Grundy County. A Monday report from the Farm Service Agency office in Trenton shows topsoil moisture is 50% short and 15% very short. Both figures are greater than last week. Thirty-five percent of the topsoil moisture […]

Boating Safety

Boat dock owners encouraged to check docks for safety issues

Boat dock owners are highly encouraged to take the necessary precautions to make their dock safe from stray electrical current. Tingling and numbness in the extremities while swimming in the water has been a common statement made by individuals who survived incidents involving electrical current near docks. Swimming away from any dock suspected to be […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council deals with nuisance investigations and DNR compliance at special meeting

Two ordinances were adopted at a special meeting last night of the Trenton City Council. But there was a lengthy discussion on a third topic, one that pertains to the police officers handling investigations of nuisances. It was January of 2013 when police were assigned duties related to enforcement of Trenton’s ordinance on nuisances, such […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Trenton man has probation revoked during court appearance

Following a probation violation hearing, the original probation was revoked, jail time imposed and another probation established for court cases involving William Nicholas Griffin of rural Trenton. Griffin, in Associate Division of circuit court, admitted to the allegations of violation. The court revoked probation and Griffin was sentenced to 60 days confinement at the Grundy […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees deal with busy agenda at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved purchasing a tractor and fitness equipment as well as renovation costs at its meeting Tuesday evening. Agriculture Instructor Rustin Jumps recommended the purchase of the new John Deere tractor to be added to the fleet at the Barton Farm Campus. It was purchased from Sydenstricker Implement […]

Grand River Multi Purpose Center

Grand River Multi Purpose Center in Chillicothe to host Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program

A strength training program for older adults starts at the Grand River Multi Purpose Center in Chillicothe next month. The Stay Strong, Stay Healthy eight-week, evidence-based strength training program will meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons starting August 9. Classes will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 and 2:45 to 3:45. The program will help adults […]

Chillicothe Fire Department recognized as”Fire Department of the Year” by Missouri Fire Fighters Association

The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri has named The Chillicothe Fire Department as “Department Of The Year” for 2016. The FFAM serves 7, 533 members and 367 fire departments. The award was presented to the department at the FFAM 62 annual convention held at Tan Tara resort. The Chillicothe Fire Department is a progressive Department with […]