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Audio: Waterline replacement part of 9th Street sidewalk replacement

Sub-contractors are doing the waterline and sidewalk work along East 9th Street (or State Highway 6) in portions of Trenton. Missouri’s Department of Transportation, in their weekly reports, indicates utility and sidewalk project is expected to conclude by late July. City Administrator Ron Urton reviews the areas along East 9th Street that are to receive […]

Audio: Missouri lawmakers hope to see a cattle slaughter facility in Missouri

Two state lawmakers testified Thursday in Jefferson City that an effort is underway to get a cattle slaughter facility in Missouri. State Reps. Don Rone, R-Portageville, and Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, testified before the Joint Committee on Agriculture. Rone says he and Shaul participated in a conference call this week with retailers, grocers and meat wholesalers. “This would be […]

Motel Bed Tax

Audio: How the “Bed Tax” on the June 2 ballot works and the benefits the tax offers to Trenton

If a five percent lodging tax is approved by Trenton voters next Tuesday, a seven-member commission will be appointed to oversee the spending of the money for tourism-related promotions. Trenton City Councilmember Cathie Smith provides details.     Among other communities, money generated by the so-called “bed tax” has been used to purchase advertising in […]

Audio: Missouri Congresswoman introduces bill to punish China by taking away assets in America

There have been efforts to sue and admonish China for its role in the coronavirus spread worldwide. American leaders say China hid the growing virus threat. Missouri Congresswoman from the St. Louis region Ann Wagner says she is taking an approach that is more realistic in a bill that she is filing to take away […]

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Audio: Every available Missouri state trooper to be on the road and water this Memorial Day weekend

You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the road throughout the long Memorial Day weekend. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz describes the holiday weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season. “We know that a lot of people are ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors and travel is part of […]

CAFO

Audio: Coronavirus hits Missouri hog farm in Audrain County

Thirteen hog farm employees in Audrain County have tested positive for the coronavirus. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams says the cases impact the overall food chain. Some Missouri meat processing plants have closed or reduced their output due to coronavirus outbreaks, including in Moniteau and Saline Counties.     “We […]

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Audio: Missouri Department of Revenue Director Ken Zellers says “no tax return backlog this year”

The state has received and completed about 2.5 million individual income tax returns. Missouri Department of Revenue Director Ken Zellers says the figure represents a roughly 358,000 decline compared to this time last year.     “I expect it to stay pretty steady. I do not expect a backlog,” says Zellers. “Every year, we process […]

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Trenton FFA officers announced for 2020-2021 school year

Next year’s officers have been announced for the Trenton FFA Chapter. Leading the youth organization will be President Kidridge Griffin; vice presidents Jaycie Griffin and Olivia Roberts; Secretary Colton Roy, and the treasurer is Kaci Persell. Other FFA officers will be Reporters Gracyn Rongey and Rebecca Urich, Sentinel Randy Bowden, and Chaplain Allison Yoder. Star […]

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Man who escaped Missouri halfway house caught crossing Mexican border into California

A man who escaped from a Springfield, Missouri, halfway house 17 months ago pleaded guilty in federal court after being caught crossing the border from Mexico into San Diego, California. Benjamin E. Garnica, 34, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to escaping from federal custody. Garnica was sentenced on March 20, 2014, […]

Grundy County Museum

Audio: Photos from 5th graders to be showcased at Grundy County Museum

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a delay in the opening this year of the Grundy County Museum, organizers continue to plan for the feature exhibit. “Photography Then and Now” will be featured on the main floor once the museum does open for the season. To showcase local involvement, 5th graders county-wide are encouraged to […]