Economy

Survey shows economy improving in Missouri and Midwest

The economic picture is brightening for both Missouri and the Midwest. Creighton University’s August survey of supply managers and business leaders across the nine-state region finds the financial situation slowly improving. Economist Ernie Goss of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska says the survey’s leading economic indicator for the region climbed. “The index from that survey […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Building and Nuisance Board removes four properties of concern, grants extensions to four others

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board met last evening with six members present voting to remove four properties of concern and granting extensions of time to four other Recognizing work has been completed as requested by the city, the board released 1113 Main to 1115 Main, 900 Main, 1814 Hillcrest Drive, and 813 Olive Street. Receiving […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs huge megabill with partial motorcycle helmet repeal

Governor Mike Parson has signed into law today a bill with a component that lets some motorcyclists cruise without a helmet. Under House Bill 1963, a massive state transportation proposal, motorcycle riders can go helmetless if they are at least 26 years old, have medical insurance, and have proof of financial responsibility. The wide-ranging bill […]

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February is 7th driest month since 1970 with just four-tenths of an inch of moisture

The February weather summary in Trenton shows temperatures were near average while precipitation was considerably below normal.  There were just four-tenths of an inch of rain and melted precipitation for the month of February in Trenton which is only 28 percent of normal. Normal for the month is 1.45 inches. The four-tenths of an inch […]

National Law Enforcement Memorial

Fallen Trenton police officer to have name added to National Law Enforcement Memorial

One of Trenton’s fallen law enforcement officers will have his name placed on the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial May 13th. The Trenton Police Department was notified that an application was approved to honor Deputy City Marshal Richard Blew, pending the exact wording to be on the wall. The department reports that information indicates Blew […]

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Jail escapee, Drake Kately, apprehended in Delaware by U.S. Marshals

Various media outlets are reporting the United States Marshal’s Service in Delaware arrested a fugitive who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in September, two and a half months ago. Twenty-seven-year-old Drake Andrew Kately of Kansas City was reportedly “living off the grid” in a wooded area near Edgemore, Delaware, more than a thousand miles […]

Honor Flights to WWII Memorial

Audio: Fifty years later, two Kirksville soldiers surprisingly reunite on an honor flight

Two northern Missouri men who fought side by side in the Vietnam War reunited decades later during a veterans trip to visit the nation’s war memorials. Steve Paulsell, the flight director for Central Missouri Honor Flight, says the Kirksville war heroes did not recognize each other on the trip, but they still remembered a promise […]