Planning and zoning

Trenton Board of Adjustments, Planning and Zoning Commission approve requests

The Trenton Board of Adjustments and Planning and Zoning Commission approved requests at public hearings on Monday night. Trenton Deputy City Clerk Tracy Maberry reports the Board of Adjustments approved River of Life United Pentecostal Church’s request for a 20 and a half square foot variance on the maximum requirement of 12 feet for a […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

The net neutrality battle moves to the states, and to 2020

Net neutrality suffered a significant blow on Tuesday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era consumer protections. Because the court upheld the repeal, it remains legal for internet service providers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to block or throttle any sites they want, and […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

SUV hits big rig broadside at intersection of Highway 36 and Highway 5

The Highway Patrol reports a Marceline woman sustained moderate injuries when the sport utility vehicle she drove struck a Freightliner truck in Linn County on Thursday afternoon. An ambulance transported Darien Bloomfield to Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. Truck driver 73 year old Gary Frenzel of Shubert, Nebraska was reported as not injured. The SUV […]

Melissa Grandel Missouri Teacher of the Year 2019

Fordland R-III educator named 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year

The home page of the City of Fordland’s website provides a succinct description of what visitors will find in this quaint community, located in southern Webster County less than 30 miles east of Springfield. However, what the depiction fails to note, the education community in the region already knows: Melissa Grandel symbolizes what a top-flight […]