Grain Belt Express

Missouri’s municipal electric utilities encouraged by General Assembly regarding Grain Belt Express

Missouri’s municipal electric utilities are encouraged by the outcome of the 2020 General Assembly Among the favorable outcomes was the reconsideration and defeat of parts of SB 782 by the Missouri Senate. Senators found a ‘hidden’ House amendment in the bill that was an attempt to kill the Grain Belt Express transmission line project (GBX). […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Sullivan County reports eleven additional cases of COVID-19, now thirty five active cases

Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed eleven additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County. Currently, Sullivan County sits at a total of thirty-six cases with thirty-five cases remaining active. The positive cases have been determined to be community related. To maintain confidentiality, no other information will be provided about the individuals. The Sullivan County […]

Smithfield Plant in Milan

Workers at Smithfield’s Milan plant file lawsuit over health concerns

Workers at the pork processing plant in Milan are suing their employer, accusing the company of not doing enough to protect their health. The New York Times has reported that an anonymous worker at Smithfield’s plant in Milan, along with a non-profit called the Rural Community Workers Alliance, had filed the suit Thursday in the United States […]

Scholarship

Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation approves 23 to receive scholarships

The Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors approved 23 female graduates of North Mercer and Princeton high schools to receive $117,639.44 in scholarships for the Spring 2020 semester. Eleven recipients are attending North Central Missouri College in Trenton. Five are attending Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. Four are attending Missouri Western State […]

Polar Plunge

Lake Viking Polar Plunge raises $11,000 for Special Olympics Missouri

Eleven thousand dollars was raised, and 44 individuals participated in the Lake Viking Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Missouri hosted by the Chillicothe Correctional Center. North Area Development Director Melody Prawitz reports the highest fundraising individuals were Mike Lowe with 25 hundred dollars, Mark Parkhurst $1,050, and Catherine Jackson at $900. The highest fundraising teams […]

Emergncy Snow Route

Trenton’s Emergency Snow Ordinance to once again become active Friday night

Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton says overnight snowfall hampered the street department’s efforts in removing snow from streets. Trenton’s emergency snow route ordinance will once again go into effect Friday night at 11 o’clock until Saturday morning, January 25th at 7 o’clock. This allows snow to be cleared from streets designated as emergency snow routes. Vehicles […]

Indictment

Eleven Missouri residents indicted for $1.7 million meth, heroin conspiracy and numerous firearms

Eleven defendants have been indicted for their roles in a $1.7 million conspiracy to distribute 150 kilograms of methamphetamine and 10 kilograms of heroin, as well as illegally possessing numerous firearms. Kamel Mahgub Elburki, 31, Ashley Brooke Clevenger, 37, Edward Jason Alberty Jr., 23, Rachel Gale Simpson, 36, Daniel Jessie Ruiz, 35, and Matthew John […]

Head-on Crash

Head-on crash in Nodaway County injures 3, including 11-year-old boy

Three people were injured Sunday morning in a head-on collision when two pickup trucks collided at Parnell in eastern Nodaway County. Fifty-seven-year-old Ronald Petersen of Grant City was taken by ambulance to Mosaic Life Care in Maryville with serious injuries. The other driver, 58-year old David Auffert of Parnell, was taken by private vehicle to […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves third-party company to handle billing and mailing of TMU services

While all eight agenda items were eventually approved, several were decided by split votes last night of the eight-member Trenton City Council. By the end of this year, Trenton Municipal Utilities will have transitioned to having an Olathe, Kansas company provide the billing and mailing services. The change is seen by TMU officials as saving […]

4-H Website

Grundy County 4-H Achievement Day “Best of Show” selections made for Missouri State Fair

Grundy County 4-H Achievement Day featured entries judged as “Best of Show,” selections were made for the Missouri State Fair 4-H display, and ribbons awarded. 4-H members earning two Best of Show honors were Tyler Dixon, Rebecca Urich, and Kimberly Clark. Eleven others had one Best of Show award and included Owen Sharp, Ada Fox, […]