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Grundy County Jewett Norris Library receives grant from Missouri State Library

The Grundy County Jewett Norris Library of Trenton applied for and received a Reading Software Challenge Grant from the Missouri State Library. The grants allowed libraries to purchase software, so summer reading programs would be available online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Grundy County Jewett Norris Library purchased software from READsquared, which allows the […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves summer programs

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved summer programming dates during a meeting Monday. Summer programming is scheduled for June 1st through 12th and June 22nd through July 2nd. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis said the first session of summer programming will be virtual. There is a possibility the second session could be in-person, but an assessment […]

Trenton, Missouri

Breaking down proposed budget expenditures for the city of Trenton

Each of the city of Trenton departments has requested a portion of the funds generated by the capital projects sales tax. The proposed city of Trenton budget includes $1.037,641 in projected capital spending for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Categories involve police, fire, streets, airport, sidewalks, and demolition. The single largest payment coming out of capital […]

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Trenton City Council discusses, but takes no action, on establishing a cash reserve policy for the city

The Trenton City Council discussed, but took no action Monday night, on a proposal from the City Administrator to establish a cash reserve policy for the city. Discussion also was held on possible wage increases for city employees as well as potentially establishing steps of advancement within the police, fire, and street departments. This topic […]

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Area libraries receive grants from Missouri Secretary of State’s office

Several area libraries have received technology mini-grants from the Missouri Secretary of State’s office. The Grundy County Jewett-Norris Library of Trenton received a $2,500 grant to replace cabling and a network switch at the end of their life to ensure technology-based library services are reliable, efficient, and secure. The Daviess County Library of Gallatin was […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 13-years in prison for images of child pornography

An Appleton City, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for sending images of child pornography to an undercover law enforcement officer. Anthony Dale Smith, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 13 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Smith to 15 years of supervised release following […]

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Cybersecurity breach at Grundy County Courthouse may have exposed personal information of county employees

The Grundy County Commission has written a letter to be sent to county employees regarding a cybersecurity breach that occurred in January. The letter says the breach compromised several computers, network hardware, and the primary server. Personnel file information may have been exposed, including names, addresses, dates of birth, and social security numbers. Affected items […]

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Grundy County Courthouse hit with cybersecurity breach

The Grundy County Courthouse in Trenton experienced a cybersecurity breach on Friday, January 30, 2020. Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard said the breach affected the county’s server and computers on it, including those used by the offices of the county clerk, collector-treasurer, and assessor. Information technology was able to recover some information from a cloud […]

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Audio: Grundy County Commissioners adopt deficit budget

Grundy County Commissioners adopted a deficit budget for the calendar year on Wednesday, however, as in recent years, commissioners hope expenses will be less than projected and revenues come in higher than anticipated. That combination has allowed Grundy County to finish the calendar year with a balanced budget. Such was the case for 2019 when […]

Computers on the Farm

Presentation on ways computers can assist farm operations to be held at conference in Osage Beach

The list of topics at the Computers on the Farm conference continues to grow as more farm users enroll. The annual get-together at the Lake of the Ozarks aims to help all users interested in on-farm applications, says University of Missouri Extension specialist Kent Shannon. Registration is still open for the January 17 and 18th […]