USDA Sign

Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

Gavel and Law book

Woman who hit buggy on 9th Street killing Spickard woman pleads guilty

A traffic arraignment was held on Tuesday for a Trenton woman involved in a motor vehicle-horse and buggy crash in Trenton that resulted in the death of a Spickard woman. Pursuant to a plea agreement, 50-year-old Christina Diane Airey waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of guilty to misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle in […]

Medicare

Free informational sessions on Medicare to be held at Grand River Multipurpose Center

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program CLAIM (Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri) will present information on Medicare at the Grand River Multipurpose Center in Chillicothe. Those on Medicare or getting ready to go on Medicare or disability are encouraged to attend the free informational sessions September 25th. Caregivers, relatives, friends, and neighbors of […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA registration deadline has ended but help remains

The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding.   Recovery officials encourage Missouri residents who registered for disaster assistance […]

Flood Recovery

Federal grants, loans, insurance payments for Missouri recovery top $60 Million

More than $60 million in federal grants, loans, and insurance payments have now gone to Missourians to assist in the recovery from this spring and summer’s flooding and tornadoes. The funds include grants to households from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, payments from the National Flood Insurance Program on insurance claims and low-interest disaster recovery […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services records over 2000 facility applications

Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services recorded 2,163 medical marijuana facility applications as of August 19, 2019. Numbers of applications received by facility type are as follows: Cultivation facility applications – 554 Dispensary facility applications – 1,163 Manufacturing facility applications – 415 Testing facility applications – 17 Transportation facility applications – 14 Additional information […]

Unemployment Benefits Graphic

Application deadline approaching for disaster unemployment benefits in six Missouri counties

The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Employment Security will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for individuals in six Missouri counties through September 5, 2019, whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and ended July 5, 2019. A disaster assistance amendment was […]

Missouri Capital Building Jefferson City

Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA pays out over $1.5 million to three area counties in storm recovery payments

Three area counties have received $1,603,468 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to aid in flooding and severe storm recovery. FEMA Media Relations Specialist Angela Byrd reports FEMA had approved $545,826 for individual federal disaster assistance in Livingston, Carroll, and Chariton counties as of August 21st, which is when the most recent report on area […]

Trenton Missouri Municipal Airport

Trenton City Council gives “go-ahead” to have design plans developed for possible future airport projects

The Trenton City Council has given the go-ahead to have design plans developed for possible future projects at the Trenton Airport. The primary need is described as replacing the T-hangers but it would require working the land there so it can be raised above the flood plain. The council voted last night to accept a […]

Google

“Grow with Google” workshops to be held in Trenton and Cameron

A representative of the Grow with Google partner program will speak at workshops in Trenton and Cameron about growing businesses online. The Trenton and Cameron area Chambers of Commerce and North Central Missouri Business Facilitation sponsor the workshops with Bryan Caplan. The Trenton workshop will be in Cross Hall Room 208 on the North Central […]