Man With A Knife

Disturbance at Chillicothe business results in arrest of a man making threats with a “bladed weapon”

A report of a disturbance at a business in the 200 block of West Business Highway 36 in Chillicothe the evening of June 1st led to an arrest. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports an investigation revealed one subject had threatened another with a bladed weapon. Forty-nine-year-old Walter Franklin Spunaugle has been charged with second-degree […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve setting electric rates

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen this week approved an ordinance and resolution regarding the setting of electric rates. City Clerk Hattie Rains reports the ordinance authorized the city, going forward, to use a resolution instead of an ordinance to set electric rates. The resolution changed the electric rates for citizens and businesses. The rates will […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve ordinance regarding wastewater collection

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance on May 10th authorizing the city to enter into an engineering service agreement regarding a wastewater collection system evaluation facility plan. City Administrator Lance Rains reports the agreement with All-State Consultants involved a Small Community Engineering Assistance Program (SCEAP) grant. The company evaluated the infiltration and inundation […]

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Groups say slate of school bills would undermine public education

Advocates for public schools are urging the Missouri Legislature to bolster funding for public education rather than shift resources towards charter schools and school voucher programs. A bill pending in the House would provide tax credits for paying for private school tuition.  Another would change school funding formulas to give more resources to charter schools, specifically […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture Website

Missouri Department of Agriculture celebrates “Buy Missouri Day” and announces those awarded grants

To celebrate Buy Missouri Day, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Grown program announced funding for 14 retail businesses that carry Missouri Grown products. The Missouri Grown Retail Promotion Matching Grant awards up to $1,000 per retail store for reimbursement of expenses associated with promoting Missouri Grown member products. “Our Missouri Grown members have told […]

Rotary Website

North Central Missouri College President Doctor Lenny Klaver makes presentation to Rotary members

North Central Missouri College President Doctor Lenny Klaver talked to the Trenton Rotary Club on April 1st about his days as a baseball player and coach. He played and coached at the high school and college levels before becoming a school administrator. One story Klaver shared was about him as a Little League player when […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves purchase of equipment and software regarding utility meters

Two ordinances were adopted and a bid was accepted during Monday night’s meeting of the Trenton City Council. One ordinance allows Anixter Incorporated of Glenview, Illinois to provide equipment and software regarding the installation of the two-way communication system with utility meters and other devices in Trenton. A bid involving the meter reading system was […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council to consider ordinance regarding communication system with utility meters at March 8 meeting

The Trenton City Council will consider ordinances regarding a communication system with utility meters and city code related to apartments over Downtown businesses. The meeting will be held at Trenton City Hall on March 8th at 7 o’clock at night. The public will not physically be allowed into the meeting, but the meeting can be […]

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Chillicothe woman charged with felony burglary

A Chillicothe woman has been charged in Livingston County with felony burglary—second degree after allegedly unlawfully entering the Chillicothe Animal Shelter. Online court information shows Haley Louise Graves entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Circuit Court this week. She was referred to a public defender for representation.  The court amended […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Children’s Library set to move to new location beginning August 3, 2020

The Livingston County Children’s Library is scheduled to be closed next month in preparation for its move to the new Lillian DesMarias Youth Branch. The closure will start August 3rd, and the library asks patrons to stock up on items they want from the Children’s Department before that date. The Ellison Cutters will not be […]

MoDOT Mowing

Trenton city employee, injured while mowing, passes out; tractor runs into apartment building

A City of Trenton employee received a minor injury while mowing with a street department-owned John Deere utility tractor with a sidearm brush cutter attached.  While attempting to return to the street department barn, police said the tractor also struck and damaged an apartment building on Lord Street. Detective Jerry Smith reports 49-year-old Fred Sowder […]

Farm Tractor land

Small grain crops seeded this fall replace dry pastures for cow herds

Seeding winter annual small grain offers fall grazing for beef cow herds short on grass and hay. “Lots of calls are coming in,” said Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. He offers encouraging words and cautions.  Interest grew as some local USDA Farm Service Agency offices offer added drought disaster assistance. Drilling wheat, […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Independence man arrested on multitude of charges by Trenton Police Department

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two men since Tuesday. The Trenton Police Department arrested 33-year-old Joshua Ryan Lusk of Independence Tuesday on four felony charges: possession of burglary tools, second degree tampering with a motor vehicle (prior conviction/finding of guilt), resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony, and attempted […]