Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Missouri Supreme Court rules voter-approved Medicaid expansion is constitutional

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri must expand Medicaid to 275,000 eligible people who were expecting coverage under a constitutional amendment that took effect July 1, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In a unanimous opinion, the court overturned a trial court ruling that the amendment, passed in August 2020 was unconstitutional because it may increase the state’s cost for […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol to graduate 29 new troopers in July 23 ceremony

The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 29 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, July 23, 2021. The ceremony will take place on the South Lawn of the Missouri State Capitol and the public is invited. The graduation ceremony will be live-streamed on the Patrol’s YouTube channel. […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital earns five-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton is the only critical access hospital in the state of Missouri to receive a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The new ratings were released by CMS on April 28. There are 35 critical access hospitals in Missouri. The rating also places Wright Memorial in the […]

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North Central Missouri College Nursing Program earns NLN CNEA Accreditation

The North Central Missouri College Associate Degree in Nursing PN-to-ADN program is now accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). Accreditation is a high standard of quality only granted to programs that complete and pass self-study reports and on-site program evaluations with the Board of Commissioners. The Board […]

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Senator Josh Hawley introduces alternative to minimum wage hike, a pay raise through tax credits

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced he will introduce new legislation to give blue-collar workers a pay raise. For nearly four decades, workers making below the median wage have experienced stagnant wages, and this past year, the problem has been made worse by unprecedented layoffs, reduced hours, and income disruptions due to the government shutting down […]

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North Central Missouri College earns 2021-2022 “Military Friendly School” designation

North Central Missouri College has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly ® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation. The 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools list will be […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy to graduate 31 new troopers

Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson announces that 31 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy. The ceremony will be by invitation only due to COVID-19 guidelines and can be watched live on the patrol’s Facebook page on the morning of January 20th at 10 o’clock. Members of the 110th Recruit Class with […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

The co-founder of US Wellness Meats is the 2019 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year. Lifelong Lewis County farmer and businessman John Wood earns the honor for lifelong work to raise cattle on grass and market specialty meats says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin. His work makes a significant economic impact […]

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31 Troopers to graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 31 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on June 21, 2019. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will take place at 10 a.m. in the Academy gymnasium. The 107th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on […]

Salem Croy and Jacob Lewis receive Harper Scholarships

Trenton and Winston graduates to receive Douglas Harper Memorial Athletic Scholarship

Two recent high school graduates have been named the recipients of the first Douglas Harper Memorial Athletic Scholarship. Trenton High School graduate Salem Croy and Winston High School graduate Jacob Lewis were chosen from over 60 applicants for the scholarship established to honor the late Doug Harper. Miss Croy plans to attend North Central Missouri […]

FFA

Trenton FFA Chapter places 4th, earns “Top Chapter Award” at State FFA Convention

Trenton FFA placed fourth out of 347 chapters in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year. The National Chapter Award Program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education meets with lengthy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved a bond resolution for the proposed district building project at a meeting Wednesday evening. The approved ballot question to appear on the April 2nd ballot asks if the school district should borrow seven million dollars to construct, renovate, improve, furnish, and equip district facilities. The question says the […]

School Bus

Trenton R-9 student threatened with gun violence on school bus

The Trenton R-IX School District received information concerning a threat against a student at Trenton Middle School.  The threat occurred Wednesday on a Trenton R-IX School Bus and was directed towards one student who was threatened with gun violence. Once the district learned of the threat, the families involved and the Trenton Police Department were notified. […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee ponders upgrades to power generators

The three-member Utility Committee last night looked at information and a cost projection regarding a potential upgrade for the program controls on the diesel generators at the south substation in Trenton. Dennis Robb and Mark Newton of TMU met with committee members David Mlika, Travis Elbert, and Jen Hottes as well as City Administrator/Utility Director […]