Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Missouri designates $7.5 million to help schools cover costs of PPE and cleaning

State officials say several million dollars in federal funding will help Missouri schools cover the costs of personal protective equipment (PPE). Governor Mike Parson says $7.5 million of the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund has been allocated to a cost-share program with counties, to help Missouri schools cover PPE costs. The money will also help schools […]

Man and Son watching Tractor

America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partnering with farmers to fund organizations that help farmers

Bayer Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is partnering with farmers to find and fund organizations and institutions that help farmers and their communities. Eligible farmers can enroll for the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a local eligible nonprofit of their choice until November 1st. Farmers are eligible to enroll in Grow Communities […]

Election 2020

Primary Election: A review of north Missouri election issues and candidates

Candidates will be nominated by their respective political parties in today’s primary election to have their names on general election ballots in November. The poll sites are open until 7 o’clock this evening across Missouri. KTTN news plans to announce results, as they become available this evening while also carrying portions of the Kansas City […]

County Fair

Premium Livestock Sale at North Central Missouri Fairgrounds generates over $46,000

Last evening’s (Aug 2nd) premium livestock sale at the North Central Missouri Fairgrounds generated $46,180 to be shared by 22 exhibitors from Grundy county. That’s an estimated six thousand dollars more than last years’ premium sale. The organizer of the sale, Kristi Urich, reported five businesses were buyers with some 40 other bidders adding on […]

Medicaid Expansion

Audio: Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman opposes Medicaid expansion ballot measure

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee chairman is speaking out against an August Medicaid expansion ballot measure, saying it pits the Medicaid population against children. Cosby State Senator Dan Hegeman says Medicaid’s current budget in Missouri is about 12-billion dollars.     Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Hegeman tells Capitol reporters that Amendment Two doesn’t provide […]

Netflix

What’s coming to Netflix in August of 2020

August is typically a slow month for TV series and a dumping ground for movies, and Netflix Inc. doesn’t seem to be immune from that trend. Notable additions include new seasons of international series such as Denmark’s post-apocalyptic drama “Rain” (Aug. 6), Spain’s period drama “High Seas” (Aug. 7), and Brazil’s dystopian thriller “3%” (Aug. […]

Dollar Tree Website

Dollar Tree updates policy on customers wearing masks

Dollar Tree, Incorporated has reversed course on requiring shoppers to wear masks. A July 8th update on the company’s Coronavirus Response webpage indicates the company initially started requiring shoppers, vendors, and employees to wear masks. The company updated its mask policy last week to “request” face coverings in stores where state and local ordinances are […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation awards over $7,000 in grants

The trustees of the GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated have awarded 11 grants totaling $7,402.84. School districts receiving education grants were Pleasant View R-6, Trenton R-9, Princeton, North Mercer, Newtown-Harris, North Harrison of Eagleville, Cainsville, South Harrison of Bethany, and Gilman City. The next grant application deadline is October 1st. Qualified applicants must be a non-profit […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

David Shockley is Trenton’s new Park Director

Trenton has a new park director. Park Board President Duane Helmandollar reports David Shockley accepted an offer the morning of Thursday, July 16th for the position. Shockley will take the position immediately. His salary will be $39,520. He replaces Jason Shuler who resigned in June. Helmandollar notes Shockley was hired as assistant park superintendent about […]