Eric Menconi

Chillicothe School Resource Officer completes “A.L.I.C.E.” Training

Chillicothe School Resource Officer Eric Menconi completed a two-day instructors training program with the ALICE Training Institute last week. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The Chillicothe Police Department explains “the program is dedicated to promoting strategies to improve the chances of survival during a violent critical incident, such as an active […]

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State auditor subpoenas Clay County for records

State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued a subpoena to Clay County to require the county to turn over documents associated with a citizen mandated audit. An Oct. 24 court ruling confirmed the Auditor’s legal authority to conduct performance audits and dismissed the County Commission’s lawsuit against the Auditor. Clay County officials have yet to produce documentation […]

9th Street Trenton

MoDOT rejects bid to resurface Highway 6 through Trenton

It will be a few weeks longer before it’s known what company will do the resurfacing project next year on Highway 6 through Trenton. According to the Department of Transportation Area Engineer Randy Mendenhall who reported to KTTN that the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission this week rejected the bid from JD Bishop Construction LLC […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission receives grant to improve transportation

United States House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves of Missouri announced on Wednesday that the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission of Sullivan County will receive a nearly $13,500,000 Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Transportation Discretionary Grant for the East Locust Creek Reservoir Project. Sullivan County will complete a variety of […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Board of Adjustments approves request, Planning and Zoning Commission tables request

The Trenton Board of Adjustments approved a request on Monday night for a variance to allow for the construction of a 50 by 80-foot storage building at 315 South Johnson Drive. Deputy City Clerk Tracy Maberry reports no further action is required on Jason and Wendy Shuler’s request for a 3,136 square foot variance on […]

Cold Weather Rule

Audio: Missouri’s cold weather rule is now in effect

Missouri’s Public Service Commission is reminding you that the state’s Cold Weather rule is now in effect.     The rule aimed at helping customers with heat-related utility bills began November 1st and remains in effect through March 31st. It prohibits gas and electric utilities from disconnecting services when the temperature is predicted to drop […]

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National Assessment of Educational Progress releases Missouri’s scores on nationwide report card

Missouri’s 2019 scores in national math and reading assessments remained statistically steady in math at Grade 4 and Grade 8, as well as at Grade 8 reading, but fell in Grade 4 reading according to data released by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The state was in line with national averages in all […]

Military Veterans

American Legion Post in Chillicothe to host “Veteran Needs Day”

The American Legion Post in Chillicothe will be the location for Veterans Needs Day coming up on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The hosts will represent Aging in Place of Livingston county and the V-F-W Information Assistance Group. Activities are planned from 10 until 2 o’clock including the noon hour. Veterans and their caregivers are to […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission meets with health insurance representatives

The Grundy County Commission met with representatives from Lifestyles Insurance Tuesday to discuss county employees’ health insurance no longer being covered at some places, specifically with Saint Luke’s Health System. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says new insurance cards are to be issued under the same parent company to finish out the contract until the new […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

The co-founder of US Wellness Meats is the 2019 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year. Lifelong Lewis County farmer and businessman John Wood earns the honor for lifelong work to raise cattle on grass and market specialty meats says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin. His work makes a significant economic impact […]