Big Rig Fire

Big rig hits guardrail on Highway 36 bridge causing diesel to spill and truck to erupt in flames

A tractor-trailer truck hit a bridge rail and caught fire on Highway 36 east of Chillicothe early Saturday. Chillicothe and Wheeling firefighters extinguished the blaze with the damage described by Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen as a total loss to the truck and trailer from the crash and fire. Diesel fuel spilled into Medicine […]

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USDA invests $35 million in rural water, energy, and biofuel infrastructure in Missouri

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $35,046,000 in critical infrastructure that will help rural Missouri communities build back better and stronger while prioritizing climate-smart solutions and environmental stewardship. USDA is making the investments under the Water and Environmental Program, the Rural Energy for […]

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Chairmen elected for committees at Trenton City Council meeting; reports presented on cash balances in electric, water and sewer funds

Chairmen were elected for each of the four Trenton City Council committees. David Mlika was re-elected chairman of the administrative committee, John Dolan was re-elected chairman of the finance committee, Duane Urick is the new chairman of the economic development committee. These committees include four members each from the council. Mlika was elected chairman of […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves salary increases; approves project list and purchases using emergency relief funds

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education April 14th approved increases in pay for 2021-2022. Six hundred dollars was added to the base, which raises the base to $31,200. The increase for certified and non-certified staff is 2.4%. The high school principal base salary was raised to $65,600, elementary school principal to $66,400, and superintendent […]

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Biden to unveil $2 trillion plan to rebuild infrastructure, move to clean energy

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday will unveil a nearly $2 trillion infrastructure package to rebuild highways and bridges, along with funding programs for housing, broadband, and schools and increasing U.S. manufacturing jobs over the next eight years, an administration official told reporters on Tuesday night. Alongside the expansive infrastructure plan, the president will […]

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Audio: TMU Director Ron Urton talks about the higher electric bills during cold weather in February and what residents can expect

One of the topics discussed Monday on KTTN’s Open Line was the use of Trentons’ diesel generators to help provide power to municipalities within the Missouri public energy pool that Trenton is a member of. The discussion also involved higher bills customers may be receiving due to their increased usage of electricity during the extremely […]

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Trenton City Council sets salaries and adopt budgets at Monday meeting

Without discussion, the Trenton City Council on Monday night adopted budgets for the city and Trenton Municipal Utilities for the year beginning May 1st. Members of the finance committee have met several times with city officials in recent weeks in developing the two budgets. Salaries have been established by city ordinance for the 2021-22 fiscal […]

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Trenton Utility Committee presented details on financial impact of extremely cold weather in February

Trenton’s Utility Committee heard details Tuesday evening on the preliminary financial impact for TMU regarding substantially-increased prices for natural gas and the electric market due to the prolonged extreme cold weather last month. Trenton Municipal Utility Comptroller Rosetta Marsh says having a large reserve in the electric department will help Trenton withstand the higher costs […]

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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 […]

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Trenton City Council table “right of way” agreement with MoDOT, discuss generation of power at Monday meeting

The Trenton City Council on Monday night tabled an ordinance, approved a resolution, accepted a bid, and agreed to buy a riding lawnmower locally. More details also were presented on TMU’s use of diesel generators during the cold weather. The council voted to table a “right of way” agreement between the city of Trenton and […]

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Trenton Municipal Utilities: Efforts to conserve energy are having an effect on lowering electric demand levels

Trenton City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton continues to ask residents to conserve energy on February 16th and 17th due to the extreme cold. He reports Trenton Municipal Utilities is running three generators at the north substation, but it is still having problems getting enough fuel to each individual unit. It was noted on February 15th […]

Election Results

Northern Missouri election results for November 3, 2020

Grundy County experienced a 76 percent voter turnout in yesterday’s general election – favoring Republicans in their races and each of the unopposed Republican candidates for countywide offices. Donald Trump received 81 percent of the presidential vote from Grundy County while Joseph Biden had 18 percent of the vote. Also receiving huge majority support in […]

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Election Preview: Voters in the Green Hills to decide outcome of several “questions” in Tuesday election

While voters across Missouri decide the fate of constitutional amendments one and three, there are a few ballot issues with the Green Hills counties and towns. Sullivan county votes Tuesday on a proposition to impose a tax on agricultural or horticultural property at a rate not to exceed one dollar per acre. If passed, proceeds […]