Candidates Forum

Candidates for Trenton R-9 Board of Education answer questions on recruiting and retention of teachers, and what is expected of board members

One question posed to the five Trenton R-9 Board of Education candidates at March 18th’s forum was what their plans were to address recruiting, and retention in the district and not let Trenton be a stepping stone. Michael Voorhies said teachers coming and going each year was a major issue, and any business does not […]

Candidates Forum

Audio: Candidates introduce themselves to begin our series on the Trenton Board of Education forum

Five of seven candidates for the Trenton R-9 Board of Education answered questions during a forum in the Trenton High School Commons on March 18th. Mindy Walker with the Missouri State Teachers Association moderated the event. Candidates first introduced themselves, explained why they were running for the two open positions, and shared their qualifications. Melissa […]

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Area companies receive training assistance through Missouri One Start program

Governor Mike Parson announced on Wednesday the award of more than $7,800,000 to 226 projects in Missouri for customized training assistance through the Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start program. Area companies receiving training assistance include Modine Manufacturing Company at Trenton; Sonoco Plastics at Chillicothe; Landmark Manufacturing at Gallatin; Kraft Heinz Foods of Kirksville; […]

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Micah Landes updates Trenton City Council on accomplishments of North Central Missouri Development Alliance

In her report to the Trenton City Council, Micah Landes reviewed economic development accomplishments during the past year. As director of the North Central Missouri Development Alliance, Mrs. Landes said 91 business contacts were made since she began duties in the fall of 2017. This includes seven new business, four businesses retained; and she’s worked […]

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Audio: Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves visits Nestle plant in Trenton

Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves was in Trenton Tuesday afternoon stopping for a visit at the Nestle’s plant. The visit included a presentation on Nestle’s by Plant Manager Andy Darley, a tour of the production facility, and sampling the Chef Mate products made in Trenton. Nestles’ purchased the factory from ConAgra Foods the first of […]

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Audio: Nestle Plant Manager Andy Darley on the future of operations in Trenton

The employment level has risen to 150 workers at the Nestle plant in Trenton. That goal was reached after just six weeks of operation since Nestle acquired the manufacturing facility from ConAgra June 1st.  Plant Manager Andy Darley spoke with KTTN’S John Anthony following the welcome to Trenton event held at the Nestle plant. Among the […]

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Audio: Ribbon cutting held to welcome Nestle plant to Trenton

Representatives of city, county, and state governments joined business leaders and others for a ribbon cutting, open house event at the Nestle plant in Trenton. Trenton area chamber of commerce and its ambassadors conducted the ribbon cutting and spoke with Nestle officials. Trenton plant manager Andy Darley is in his 32nd year of employment with Nestle […]

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Nestle plant in Trenton to remain unionized

The industrial revenue bonds agreement between the city of Trenton and Nestle USA calls for Nestle to maintain employment of 135 to 150 employees when they assume operations from ConAgra the first of June. The agreement was negotiated with the assistance of the local economic development group, the North Central Missouri Development Alliance, and consultant Phil […]

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Trenton City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton discusses sewer rates

The food plant on Harris Avenue is a major customer of Trenton Municipal Utilities, particularly for water and waste-water purposes. With the anticipated transition from ConAgra to Nestle, water and sewer rate increases are to be reviewed by city officials and Trenton City Council. But such a review is being delayed for at least two […]

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Trenton committees meet Tuesday, utility rates among discussion

Four Trenton committees elected a chairman at meetings Tuesday evening. Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton says the Economic Development Committee elected Jen Hottes as chairwoman. The other committee members are City Council members Travis Elbert, Dave Milka, and Lou Fisher. The Finance Committee elected Travis Elbert as chairman. The other members include Larry Porter, Brad […]

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ConAgra recalls Banquet salisbury steak dinners due to bone fragments

ConAgra Brands, Inc., of Russellville, Arkansas is recalling approximately 135,159 pounds of Salisbury steak products that may be contaminated with bone, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. The family-style, heat treated, not shelf stable Salisbury steak and brown gravy products were produced on March 10, 2018.  The following products […]

Audio: 20-day public comment period on Nestle bonds to take place in April

Now that the Trenton City Council has agreed to issue UP to $75,000,000 worth of taxable industrial development revenue bonds for the benefit of Nestles USA, a 20-day public comment is expected during April. Micah Landes is executive director for the economic development group known as the North Central Missouri Development Alliance. She and consultant […]

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Trenton City Council holds special meeting regarding Nestle purchase of ConAgra

The Trenton City Council met with the North Central Missouri Development Alliance board and directors in a special meeting Monday evening to discuss an agreement with Nestle on its conditional purchase of ConAgra. City Administrator Ron Urton says the alliance explained the process of talking to Nestle and the project going forward. He adds that […]