Election 2020

November ballot measure would impose two-term restriction on all Missouri statewide elected officials

Missourians will be heading to the polls in November, to cast ballots on a measure imposing term limits on all statewide elected officials. You’ll be voting in November on Amendment One, which would amend the Missouri Constitution to extend the two-term restriction that currently applies to the governor and treasurer to the lieutenant governor, secretary of […]

Missouri Job Center Website

All Missouri Job Centers now open to the public, virtual services still available

The last remaining Missouri Job Center that was closed due to COVID-19 reopened to the public this week to help displaced workers find meaningful employment. The Warrenton Job Center opened Wednesday, Sept. 16. All Missouri Job Centers closed to the public in March when Gov. Mike Parson closed state office buildings due to COVID-19. Reopening […]

City of Trenton Website

Changes to be made to Trenton City Council procedure due to COVID-19

Changes will be made to the Trenton City Council meeting procedure through December 31st. Trenton Mayor Linda Crooks says the changes are due to recent developments in the community in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes include all meetings being available by Zoom. Only elected officials, the city clerk, the city administrator, and one […]

Bust of Annie White Baxter

‘Political trailblazer for women’ inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians

America’s first female county clerk has been inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians. A bronze bust of Annie White Baxter of southwest Missouri’s Carthage joins 47 others in the esteemed hall already showcasing journalist Walter Cronkite, radio host Rush Limbaugh, and the 33rd U.S. President – Harry Truman. They line the third floor of […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission reports on CARES Act funding distribution

The Grundy County Commission accepted CARES Act funding applications from 14 entities the morning of Tuesday, August 11th. Allocated funds totaled $961,512.72. There are $194,092.90 in unallocated funds that will be distributed on an as-needed basis to the 14 entities. Grundy County, the Grundy County Nursing Home District, the Grundy County Health Department, the Grundy County Library, the Families […]

School Funding

Missouri works to avoid K-12 funding decline from coronavirus inflicted attendance drop

Some health experts predict a spike in coronavirus cases this fall – putting Missouri K-12 public schools in a potential funding dilemma. Missouri’s foundation formula – the system used to determine how much state aid to give to schools – is based on a combination of components, including student attendance figures and academic achievement. During […]

Trenton Municipal Utilities (TMU) or Trenton City Hall

Trenton City Council agenda to include building of cottages in Trenton, discussion of airport hangar

The Trenton City Council will consider several ordinances regarding various matters next week. One of the ordinances to be discussed at the city hall the night of Monday, June 8th at 7 o’clock involves granting a conditional use permit to Kipp and Cara McClellan to allow for the development of cottages on existing property at […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission review procedures at Monday meeting

Several topics were discussed during the Grundy County Commission meeting Monday. Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reported there were site inspections not completed related to the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster regarding last year’s flooding. The inspections will resume June 15th. They involve verifying damage. Briggs also talked about elected officials and staff needing to […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission reviews various county departments

The Grundy County Commission Tuesday morning discussed a closed bridge on Southwest 86th Avenue. A replacement tube order for the bridge has been canceled. The Southwest 86th Avenue bridge will remain closed due to a failed inspection by the Missouri Department of Transportation in April. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says the county is looking into […]

Absentee Voting

Missouri Legislature gives final approval to absentee ballot legislation; photo ID requirement stripped out

Absentee ballot legislation that expands voting by mail through the rest of 2020 is on its way to Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s desk, after receiving final approval from the House in Jefferson City on Friday evening. The final House vote was 121-24 and came with about 30 minutes to spare before the mandatory 6 p.m. […]