9th Street Trenton

New bid to resurface 9th Street in Trenton to include Highway 6 to Interstate 35

Bids are to be open next month on paving projects scheduled this year in Grundy and Daviess County. Area Engineer Randy Mendenhall of Missouri Department of Transportation reports the Highway 6 resurfacing project through Trenton has been combined with an overlay project on Highways 6 and 69 from 4th street in Trenton – west to […]

Bomb Threat

Soldier at Fort Riley charged with distributing instructions for bombs

A soldier stationed at Fort Riley was charged in federal court with sending over social media instructions for making bombs, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Jarrett William Smith, 24, Fort Riley, Kan., was charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. Smith, a private first class infantry soldier, […]

Heartland Foundation (Think Ahead Works)

“Think Ahead Works” adding commercial kitchen to facility in King City

“Think Ahead Works” in King City is adding a co-working commercial kitchen to support local food producers in expanding their business markets. The kitchen at 107 West Vermont Street will be available to potential business owners, bakers, and farmers to give support and equipment to grow their businesses. Think Ahead Works is a satellite facility […]

Missouri Capital Building Jefferson City

Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]

Joe Wilson Pecan Growers in Nevada, Missouri

Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority helps bring a dream to reality

Behind the eyes of every farmer, producer and agribusiness owner is a dream to do more with what they have and add value to their business. The agriculture industry is always growing and changing to meet new demands, new markets, and new supply chains. The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) offers programs […]

Medicaid

New report finds states that have not expanded Medicaid lag behind in maternal and child health

A new report finds that Missouri has among the highest uninsured rates for women of child-bearing age. The uninsured rate for Missouri women ages 18-44 is 13.9 percent, compared to an average of nine percent in Medicaid expansion states. Medicaid expansion has played a key role in improving several maternal and child health outcomes, according […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education addresses salary schedules

The 2019-20 salary schedule was adopted during a meeting last night of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education. The schedule follows the requests submitted last month by the salary and welfare committee; and endorsed by the superintendent. Superintendent Dan Wiebers reported the increases noted for the salary schedule will cost more than $177,000 which is […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Feeding corn to cows replaces hay, but care is needed when adding starch to diets

Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers with the prolonged drought last summer upsetting haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered farmers’ questions December 2nd at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville.  His topic: “Winter Feeding With Expensive Hay.”  Less hay can […]