Missouri’s Governor announces $5 million in CARES Act funding for six food banks

Governor Mike Parson announced $5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to be divided among Missouri’s six regional food banks to help citizens who continue to rely on food assistance. The food banks serve the needs of more than 1,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and […]

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Missouri program offers free help during Medicare open enrollment

Roughly 10,000 people age into Medicare healthcare coverage each day in the United States. In Missouri, about 1.16 million individuals are Medicare beneficiaries. Each year, an open enrollment period gives Missourians on Medicare the chance to review their prescription drug and healthcare coverage options. The state Department of Commerce and Insurance offers free help to […]

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Federal leader looks to Missouri as model for post-incarceration success

About 96% of people incarcerated in Missouri eventually return home to our communities. More than 15,000 Missourians are released from state prisons each year. To help boost their chances of success, the Missouri Department of Corrections partners with fellow state agencies and community nonprofit organizations to build a network of support in areas such as […]

Audio: Missouri’s school nurses are on the front lines of COVID-19 response within classrooms

The Missouri Association of School Nurses says school nurses are playing an even more critical role during the COVID-19 crisis. The state had about 1600 school nurses among Missouri’s more than 500 K-12 public school districts. Linda Neumann (pronounced newman), executive director of the association, says school nurses have been going above and beyond the […]

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Audio: Missouri Board of Education has lengthy discussion about the state of charter schools

Missouri has had 28 charter schools close since 2005, mostly due to poor performance. Charter schools are funded through a mix of state and private dollars and operate independently of traditional public schools. During a Missouri Board of Education meeting, member Carol Hallquist of Kansas City says a group of urban leaders told her the […]

Cobblestone Inn and Suites

Audio: New motel in Trenton hoping to open for business in October

Lodging opportunities are coming to Trenton with a remodeled hotel and new cottages. Landes, Urich, and Weldon LLC purchased the former Country Home Inn in the spring. North Central Missouri Development Alliance Executive Director Micah Landes is part of the group that purchased the building. She says it will reopen as a Cobblestone Inn and […]

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Audio: New Orscheln Farm and Home store under construction in north Trenton

A new Orscheln Farm and Home is under construction at the intersection of U. S. Highway 65 and 28th Street in Trenton. North Central Missouri Development Alliance Executive Director Micah Landes says the building pad is being constructed, and utilities are being installed. The new location will be bigger than the current Orscheln store.   […]

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Grant request form to be available from Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled

The Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled will have grant request forms available for fiscal year 2021 beginning Monday, August 17th. Completed forms should be returned to the FFDD office at the courthouse in Trenton by September 30th. Anyone interested in receiving an application should contact Executive Director Kayla Graham at 654-0660 or 359-3285. […]

Randy Railsback

Randy Railsack to be 8th District Representative in Missouri House

Executive Director of the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission in Trenton, Randy Railsback of Hamilton, has won the race for 8th District Representative in the Missouri House. Railsback, who defeated three others, received 44 point six (44.6%) of the Republican Party vote in Tuesday’s primary. The closest was David Woody who got 33 percent of […]