Rex Ricketts

Rex Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educators Lifetime Achievement Award

The organizers of the Missouri Livestock Symposium announced that longtime dairy educator and agriculture industry leader Rex Ricketts, of Hallsville, will receive the 2019 Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricketts, University of Missouri professor emeritus of animal sciences, will receive the award at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the 20th annual symposium at William […]

9th Street Trenton

MoDOT rejects bid to resurface Highway 6 through Trenton

It will be a few weeks longer before it’s known what company will do the resurfacing project next year on Highway 6 through Trenton. According to the Department of Transportation Area Engineer Randy Mendenhall who reported to KTTN that the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission this week rejected the bid from JD Bishop Construction LLC […]

National FFA officers 2019

2019-20 national FFA officer team elected at 92nd National FFA Convention

Students from Montana, Virginia, Puerto Rico, New Mexico, Oregon, and Ohio have been elected by delegates throughout the United States to serve on the 2019-20 National FFA Officer team. Kolesen McCoy, an agribusiness and applied economics major at Ohio State, was elected national president. Kourtney Lehman, an agricultural business management major at Oregon State University, […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen hold discussion on three engineering proposals

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen this week discussed three engineering proposals the City of Gallatin received for sewer plant clarifier repairs or replacement. Administrator Lance Rains has worked with all three firms in the past and was to schedule interviews with them. Aldermen Steve Evans and Dan Lockridge volunteered to attend the interviews. The city […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee to recommend to city council approval of on-call engineer

The Trenton Utility Committee voted Tuesday evening to recommend to the Trenton City Council approval of an on-call engineer and accept scrap metal bids. A proposal from the Howe Company says the company would provide professional services in conjunction with on-call engineering for general municipal work, including water distribution, sanitary sewer collection, storm drainage, street […]

9th Street Trenton

MoDOT receives bid of $2.2 million to resurface Highway 6 through Trenton

The Missouri Department of Transportation received only one bid last week for the 2020 scheduled resurfacing project on Highway 6 in Trenton from Fourth Street to U. S. Highway 65. MoDOT Area Engineer Randy Mendenhall reports JD Bishop Construction, LLC of Saint Joseph and Chillicothe submitted the bid for $2,125,897.55. The bid is to be […]

White House

Missouri educators recognized by White House

Four Missouri teachers were among the 2017 and 2018 awardees honored by the White House for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Katherine Lodes (St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Louis), Shelley Paul (Anderson Elementary, McDonald Co. R-1), Terri Politte (Duello Elementary, Wentzville R-IV) and Stacey Wade (Frontier Middle, Wentzville R-IV) are […]

Utility Committee Meeting, Finance Committee Meeting, Administrative Committee Meeting

Public information meetings to be held on Lower Grand River Watershed study

A partnership of federal and state agencies will host three public information meetings to present the findings of a study on the Lower Grand River Watershed. The agencies include the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Missouri Department of Conservation. Possible options to address an array of environmental issues […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Audio: More flooding in Northwest Missouri prompts further discussion on Corps of Engineers river management

Renewed flooding in northwest Missouri has prompted more calls for changes in how the Corps manages the Missouri River. Brent Martin from St. Joseph TV station KFEQ has the story.     The rising Missouri River sent floodwaters back over Highway 59 in southern Buchanan County, closing the route to Atchison, Kansas once again. Highway […]