Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves service contracts

The Princeton City Council approved several service contracts Monday night regarding Calamity Jane Days. Deputy City Clerk Corey Willett reports service contracts approved for Kelly Bertrand included $150 for an intermission performance during the Miss Calamity Jane Pageant this Saturday night, $500 for a performance by the Ambassadors Band September 21st, $700 for a performance […]

Bo Young explaining Climate FieldView technology

Partnership puts University of Missouri at forefront of Precision Agriculture Technology

Working toward earning his Precision Agriculture Technology Certificate from the University of Missouri, Bo Young understands the importance of implementing precision practices on the farm. Young, who is also a climate activation specialist with The Climate Corporation, works with farmers and producers, helping them incorporate Climate FieldView technology in their operation. Young and The Climate […]

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 […]

17th Street Bridge

Low bid for 17th Street Bridge replacement project comes in at $2.3 million

Six bids were opened on Friday for the 17th Street Bridge replacement project in Trenton. Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton reports the apparent low bidder is Boone Construction with a bid of $2,339,736.75. The other bids ranged from $2,630,567.65 to $3,041,705. The engineer’s estimate for the 17th Street Bridge replacement was $2,180,000. Urton says the […]

Trenton Missouri Municipal Airport

Trenton City Council gives “go-ahead” to have design plans developed for possible future airport projects

The Trenton City Council has given the go-ahead to have design plans developed for possible future projects at the Trenton Airport. The primary need is described as replacing the T-hangers but it would require working the land there so it can be raised above the flood plain. The council voted last night to accept a […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council agenda includes items of interest at airport and 9th Street overlay project

The Trenton Building and Nuisance Board will meet prior to the Trenton City Council on Monday evening, August 26, 2019. The Building and Nuisance Board will discuss nine properties at the Trenton City Hall at 6 o’clock. Of those properties, one is listed under declaration of a nuisance, three under public hearing, four under findings […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

August 30th is sign-up deadline for emergency assistance to flooded farms

Farmers affected by flooding have until Aug. 30 to apply for help from USDA emergency assistance programs, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow. The USDA Farm Service Agency provides up to 75% of approved renovation costs, to a maximum of $500,000, through its Emergency Conservation Program, says Conrow, who was part of […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission to meet with new MoDOT engineer

The Missouri Department of Transportation has a new area engineer serving 11 area counties including Grundy. Randy Mendenhall is scheduled to introduce himself during the regular meeting next Tuesday of the Grundy County Commission. Mendenhall is to be at the courthouse in Trenton at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, August 20, 2019. Mendenhall is MoDOT’s area engineer […]

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 […]

Interstate 29 sign

Audio: Interstate 29 in northwest Missouri to Rulo, Nebraska expected to open to traffic soon

The heavily-traveled route between northwest Missouri’s I-29 and Rulo, Nebraska is expected to re-open soon. Floodwaters destroyed the Little Tarkio Creek bridge on Highway 159 near Fortescue, blocking access to the Missouri River bridge at Rulo. Missouri Department of Transportation engineer Adam Watson says MoDOT hoped to have the bridge repaired earlier.     Highway […]