Safe Room for Tornado Safety

Missouri schools build “Safe Rooms” for shelter from tornadoes

The Joplin School District has built 14 safe rooms since 2011, when a deadly tornado killed 161, to shelter students and community residents when the next tornado strikes. The safe rooms, constructed to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency specifications, provide near-absolute protection against injury or death in extreme weather events. Made of reinforced concrete and […]

Road Work

Road and bridge work scheduled in the MoDOT long-range plan in area counties

Besides the resurfacing of Highway 6 through most of Trenton next year, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s long-range plan also shows other roadwork can be expected in Grundy County. As reported earlier, bids are sought this fall for resurfacing 4th street to 65. What’s called preventive maintenance treatment is listed for Highway 69 and Highway […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of July 15, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of July 15 – 21. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustments approve requests

The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustments approved requests Monday night. Trenton Deputy City Clerk Tracy Maberry reports the Planning and Zoning Commission approved to go on to the city council a conditional use permit to allow for the purchase of property, use as a primary residence, and operation of an Airbnb […]