Unemployment

Missouri’s unemployment rate remains at 3.2% in latest jobs report

Missouri’s unemployment rate remained at 3.2 percent in February, while employment decreased slightly. This marks the 31st consecutive month in which Missouri’s unemployment rate has been lower than the corresponding U.S. rate, which was 3.8 percent in February. Missouri nonfarm payroll employment decreased slightly over the month. The seasonally adjusted jobs estimate was 2,898,600, down […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Finance Committee to once again recommend TMU loan of $2M to wastewater department

The city council’s Finance Committee again is recommending the full city council considers allowing the TMU electric department to allocate $2,000,000 to help fund the head works sewer project for the wastewater department.  An estimated $1,000,000 would come out of the wastewater reserves to cover the anticipated $3,000,000 cost, although the actual won’t be known […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services releases drafts of rules for medical marijuana facilities

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has released additional drafts of rules for the medical marijuana program. Draft rules for cultivation facilities, dispensary facilities, infused products manufacturing facilities, and medical marijuana establishments, in general, are now posted on the DHSS website. These rules are in draft form and are subject to change. Article […]

Missouri Soybean Association Website

Missouri Soybean Association District Director election results

The leadership team for the Missouri Soybean Association welcomes a new farmer-leader following this month’s district director elections. Russell Wolf, a farmer from Tipton, was elected to the Association’s board of directors during the District 5 meeting February 18 in Marshall. He joins his fellow board members in guiding the organization’s policy, advocacy and membership […]

Drug dog searching school lockers

Trenton Police Department conducts search of Trenton High School and Trenton Middle School for narcotics

At the request of the Trenton R-IX School District, officers with the Trenton Police Department, assisted by the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, conducted a search for illegal narcotics at the Trenton High School and Trenton Middle School. The search took place on Thursday, February 28, 2019, however, nothing of evidentiary value was located […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department releases results of “Click It or Ticket” operation

According to Rick Sampsel, Assistant Police Chief, the Chillicothe Police Department ticketed one motorist for not wearing a seat belt during the February 14 “Click It or Ticket“ Mobilization. Law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri participated in this statewide effort to get more motorists to buckle up—and save more lives. During the enforcement effort, officers issued […]

Crash and accident graphic

Lathrop woman injured in overnight crash

The Highway Patrol reports a Lathrop woman sustained serious injuries when the sports utility vehicle she drove slid on ice and overturned in Holt overnight on February 27. Holt Fire and Rescue transported 22-year-old Erica Cawthon to the Liberty Hospital. The SUV traveled west on Route PP before it slid off the south side of […]