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Lead levels in Trenton water supply continues to drop

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has notified Trenton Municipal Utilities (TMU) of the official results from the most recent round of testing for lead in drinking water. The tests, which were conducted at 40 Tier One locations, showed a continued reduction in lead levels. The system tested below the Environmental Protection Agency’s 90th percentile […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Officials announce progress report on East Locust Creek Reservoir

While dam construction for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project cannot begin until environmental and construction permitting actions are complete, there has been a great deal of progress leading up to heavy construction activity. The list below represents some of the more significant activities in progress or completed. Land acquisition for the reservoir completed in […]

Sobriety Check Point

Missouri Highway Patrol announces results of DWI saturation in northwest Missouri

Missouri State Highway Patrol Commander, Captain James E. McDonald of Troop H, St. Joseph, has announced the results of a DWI saturation conducted in Troop H of northwest Missouri. The saturation was held from 7 p.m. on August 17, 2019, to 3 a.m. on August 18, 2019. During the enforcement operation, 10 officers patrolled every […]

Sobriety Check Point

Troop H to conduct DWI saturation in northern Missouri

Troop H of the Missouri State Highway Patrol will conduct three driving while intoxicated saturation events in August. The special enforcement operations will encompass every county within Troop H including Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Livingston, Mercer, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, and Worth. The areas selected for enforcement are based on a high number of drinking-related crashes […]

Rollover Crash

Driver crashes after speeds of 100 mph; children in car not injured

During the weekend, Chillicothe Police worked an injury accident where police say alcohol and high speed were the cause. An officer, along with assistance from the Highway Patrol, was investigating an accident on Highway 36 that allegedly involved speeds of 100 mph. The driver of the vehicle was believed to be under the influence of […]

Cow and cattle herd

Five ways to help cows beat the summer heat

As summer temperatures rise, dairy animals benefit from heat abatement, says Joe Zulovich, a University of Missouri Extension specialist in livestock housing systems. Lactating cows face the most risk from heat, says Zulovich. Dry cows and pre-weaned calves also fare better with heat abatement systems in place. Heat abatement systems are economically beneficial for dairy […]

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Trenton Municipal Utilities announces planned water outage

Trenton Municipal Utilities has announced a planned water outage Wednesday morning and an accompanying boil water advisory. Affected are water customers along Normal Street between East 8th and East 12th streets. Water is scheduled to be off in that area Wednesday morning from 8 o’clock until approximately 11 o’clock. As a result, customers along Normal […]

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Department of Natural Resources reports reduction of lead levels in Trenton’s water supply

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has notified the city of Trenton that the latest round of water testing shows a reduction in lead levels. Utility Director Ron Urton stated TMU is headed in the right direction with the use of a special chemical in the water treatment process. According to a Trenton Municipal news […]