Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Audio: EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water

Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]

Historic Downtown Walking Tour in Chillicothe includes 23 buildings

The Livingston County Library, in partnership with Main Street Chillicothe, the Grand River Museum, and the Livingston County Preservation Society, has created a Downtown Historic Walking Tour that currently includes 23 buildings. Each building on the tour has been assigned an individual QR code that can be placed in a window for public access. Anyone […]

Grundy County Museum

Audio: Grundy County Museum opens with “Photography: Then and Now” exhibit

When the Grundy County Museum opens for the season this Saturday, July 4, 2020, officials say visitors will be required to wear a face mask and observe social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus. Hand sanitizing and disposable masks are to be available and the museum plans to follow the recommendations of the Grundy County […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board addresses several properties of concern

Noting improvements were made as requested, the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening abated three properties of concern. These are 2904 Mable Street owned by Richard and Corrin Seddon; 1011 Custer belonging to Birdie Wilson and Rose Ralston as well as 2002 Chicago owned by Samuel Southers Citing a safety issue with plywood covering […]

Disaster Declaration

Governor Parson requests federal disaster declaration for 19 Missouri counties due to severe storms in May

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Trump approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri to provide federal assistance to a total of 19 counties in response to severe storms and tornadoes that swept across the state on May 3 and 4, resulting in widespread destruction. “Our local, state and federal assessment teams have documented extensive damage to electric power […]

Trenton Downtown Improvement Association (TDIA)

Trenton Downtown Improvement Association hopes to begin efforts of improving downtown properties

The Trenton Downtown Improvement Association requested, and members of the Trenton building board indicated their support, to begin efforts aimed at an equitable way of improving various properties in the downtown area of Trenton. TDIA President Jackie Soptic said she’d like to get certain buildings into what she called “friendly hands.” The TDIA board and […]

disinfectant products display

EPA makes it easier for consumers to find effective disinfectant products to use

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its List N Tool, a new web-based application (app) that allows smartphone users and others to quickly identify disinfectant products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The agency also announced new actions to ensure that new disinfectant products that are safe […]

Jamesport Missouri Website

Jamesport City Council discusses utility bills, reopening of park buildings and nuisance properties

The Jamesport City Council discussed customer utility bills Monday. It was agreed there will not be more notices given to late customers. If payment is not made in full by the 25th of a month, non-payment customers will be disconnected, and an additional $100 reconnect fee will be applied to their bills. All utility payments […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council approves Orscheln Tax Increment Financing plan

The Trenton City Council Monday night adopted six ordinances, one of which continues the process leading to the eventual construction of a new Orscheln’s Farm and Home Store at 28th Street and Highway 65. Following a required public hearing, the council voted to approve the Orscheln Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan, the redevelopment area, and […]