Planning and zoning

Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission approves two requests from Orscheln Farm and Home

The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission discussed, then voted to approve, two requests involving development of vacant land at 28th Street and Highway 65 as a future location for a new Orscheln’s Farm and Home store. The requests were for a conditional use permit and a final plat. Both were approved by the five members […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Regional Water Commission provides information on the dam for East Locust Creel Reservoir

The General Manager of the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission says there seems to be interest in and discussion about the dam for the East Locust Creek Reservoir. While the dam has presented challenges, they are not insurmountable. In 2014 after more geologic information was gathered, the proposed dam was moved upstream approximately 170 […]

Americs Farmers website

Farmers can nominate schools for the America’s Farmers grant program

Less than a month remains to apply for America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Grow Rural Education is partnering with farmers across the country to help strengthen rural public school districts through $15,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) grants. Since 2010, America’s Farmers have awarded more than $53 million for students and […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

Audio: Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves focusing on flooding and levees

A congressman who represents north Missouri on Capitol Hill warns that northwest Missouri is still suffering from flooding and that there’s a lot of damage to infrastructure. U.S. Rep. Sam Graves traveled from his Atchison County farm to Jefferson City this week to file for re-election to his 11th term. Graves is the longest-serving Republican […]

Flood of 2019

Task force gets some positive news on Missouri spring flooding potential

The National Weather Service says Missouri faces above-average flood risk this spring because the soil is still saturated from last spring’s flooding. About 1.2 million acres of Missouri farmland was damaged by flooding in 2019. But, Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn says the Governor’s Flood Advisory Task Force has received a glimmer of good news […]

9th Street Trenton

Bids for resurfacing Highway 6 through Trenton and Highway 6 to I-35 to be reviewed at March 4th meeting

Bids from two contractors were submitted to the Missouri Department of Transportation for resurfacing work this year in Trenton as well as Grundy and Daviess Counties. Three projects were combined into one for bidding purposes with both bids topping $4,300,000. Bids came from Emery Sapp and Sons Incorporated of Columbia and from Herzog Contracting Corporation […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education offers contract to Superintendent

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education this week offered a one-year contract to Superintendent Jonnie Beavers for next school year. Beavers says the salary is to be approved next month. The Spickard School District received a $500 grant from the Grundy Electric Cooperative for a Cricut machine for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs. […]

Bridge Work

MoDOT accepts bid to replace East Medicine Creek Bridge on Sullivan County Route PP

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has accepted a bid for replacement of the East Medicine Creek Bridge on Sullivan County Route PP. Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer Randy Mendenhall reports the project was awarded to Widel, Incorporated for $1,382,931.70. A work schedule has not yet been announced and all work will depend on […]