Scott Hoad Marine Veteran Welding in a shop

Connecting to Careers: Helping veterans transfer value and skills to civilian life.

Scott Hoad was at a low point this spring, trying to piece together a decent living after being laid off from a job painting commercial aircraft. Then Hoad crossed paths with Amy Patillo, a University of Missouri Extension labor and workforce development specialist based in Springfield. Hoad’s brother owns the ranch where Patillo boards her […]

Sex Trafficking

Missouri Attorney General launches new initiative to combat human trafficking in illicit massage businesses

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced earlier today a new, first of its kind initiative to combat instances of human trafficking by targeting illicit massage businesses across the state. The Hope Initiative targets illicit massage businesses that may be engaging in human trafficking and advertising on illicit websites while posing as a legitimate business. The initiative’s […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen discuss service fee for utilities; hear request for dog breed exception

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen this week discussed setting a cost of service fee for electricity, water, and sewer for apartments and commercial buildings that are currently single-metered properties but have multiple apartments and/or businesses utilizing services. Howard Bailey II and Scott Crose shared concerns with the additional cost of service fees for businesses at […]

Electric Power Lineman

Trump Administration invests nearly $42 million to improve rural electric infrastructure in rural Missouri, Iowa, & Nebraska

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Directors for Missouri Jeff Case, for Iowa Grant Menke, and for Nebraska Karl Elmshaeuser, today announced the USDA is investing $41,967,000 to build and improve critical electric infrastructure.  The funding, made possible through the Electric Loan Program, will benefit more than 77,000 rural […]

Snow Removal

Grundy County Commission accepting bids for snow removal; accepting applications for full-time employee

The Grundy County Commission is seeking bids for snow removal and ice melt application. It is also accepting applications for a full-time Road and Bridge Department employee. The snow removal involves at the courthouse and Old Jail entrances and sidewalks as well as the sidewalks, entrances, and parking spaces at the Law Enforcement Center for […]

Cow and cattle herd

2020: The year of the cull cow

 Now is a good time for beef producers to take advantage of stronger than normal prices for culled cattle, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Wesley Tucker. Fat trimmings become a value-added product for hamburgers. Demand for hamburger increased during COVID-19 as more people ate at home instead of restaurants or schools. COVID-19 […]

Utility Rates or Electrical Rates or TMU or Trenton Municipal Utilities

Trenton Utility Committee to recommend 20% and 15% rate increases to wastewater and water rates

Citing a need to generate additional funds for Trenton’s water and sewer departments, the Trenton Utility Committee has voted to recommend that the full city council consider an increase in rates. A discussion was held among three committee members and the Trenton City Administrator before a motion was made to request rate increases for both […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years without parole for attempting to entice a minor for illicit sex

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for attempting to entice a minor, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, to engage in criminal sexual activity. Jeffrey Charles Johnson, 52, of Columbia, Missouri was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council discusses, then requests more information on potential increases in water and wastewater rates

The Trenton City Council listened, had a discussion, then requested more information on potential increases in water and wastewater rates to go toward financing possible future projects described as needed sooner than later at Trenton. Comparison of water and sewer rates were provided on some two dozen communities, some with higher rates, others with lower […]