Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council amends golf cart/utility terrain vehicle ordinance to include four-wheelers

The Princeton City Council on April 12th amended the city’s golf cart/utility terrain vehicle ordinance to include four-wheelers. Deputy City Clerk Lisa Colson reports owners of golf carts, UTVs, and side by sides that drive on roads have to register those vehicles and get permits for $15. Owners of four-wheelers that drive on roads now […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen notified of fiber optic cable installation by Grundy Electric

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance Monday, August 24th regarding an update to an interfund transfer ordinance. City Administrator Lance Rains reported the update was needed because the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development wanted some of the wording changed. The update involved a few minor changes, including adding that the city […]

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Internet access installed at Sesquicentennial Park in downtown Trenton

Fiber optic internet access has been installed at the Sesquicentennial Park in Downtown Trenton. Main Street Trenton Executive Director Megan Taul reports the internet will only be available to the public during Downtown activities and events for now. There are future plans to have the free service available on a regular basis at the park. […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen vote to move forward with Mid-States for installation of fiber optic cable

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen voted Monday evening to move forward with negotiations and drafting of a contract with Mid-States Services, LLC for fiber installation and rental of electrical poles within the City of Gallatin. Mid-States proposed using Gallatin’s electrical system poles to install the fiber throughout the city at an annual per electrical pole […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton Police Department announces planned phone service outage

The Trenton Police Department has been advised of a planned maintenance outage of the fiber optic line that services building. The planned outage is scheduled to be from 12:00 am to 6:00 am on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020. This outage will affect the internet and non-emergency telephone lines at the station however the 911 Emergency […]

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Senior citizen hits communications post during crash east of Cameron

A Cameron resident was hurt Sunday morning when the car she was driving traveled off a road east of Cameron and hit a fiber optics post. Eighty-three-year-old Ellen Butts was taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The accident happened two miles east of Cameron on Route BB as the westbound car traveled […]

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GRM Networks in Princeton receives USDA grant of $41.6 million dollars through ReConnect Program

GRM Networks of Princeton recently received a $41.6 million grant/loan from the United States Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Program helping GRM Networks fulfill its commitment to bring fiber-optic connectivity to northern Missouri and southern Iowa. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce awarded the grant/loan to GRM at a reception held at the David Callaway […]


Fiber cable cut during storm cleanup disables Suddenlink services in Trenton

City Administrator Ron Urton reports he received a phone call from Suddenlink Friday morning that the fiber optic cable that feeds the Trenton area was cut in two different locations by storm clean up efforts. One fiber optic line is owned by Bluebird, and the other is owned by Missouri Network Alliance. There is no […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee ponders upgrades to power generators

The three-member Utility Committee last night looked at information and a cost projection regarding a potential upgrade for the program controls on the diesel generators at the south substation in Trenton. Dennis Robb and Mark Newton of TMU met with committee members David Mlika, Travis Elbert, and Jen Hottes as well as City Administrator/Utility Director […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton’s Utility Committee tackles numerous issues at Tuesday meeting

The three-member Utility Committee to the Trenton City Council discussed several topics when they met for 90 minutes Tuesday night but no official action was taken. Dawn Stewart told of a flooded basement after an apparent sewer backup. It was noted a fiber optics contractor had a crew working in her yard. Trenton Municipal Utilities […]

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Trenton Administrative Committee and Utility Committee to meet Tuesday

Two committees representing the Trenton City Council have meetings Tuesday night at the city hall with both sessions open to the public. The Administrative Committee meets at 6 o’clock with an agenda includes discussion of airport hangar rentals, camper trailers parked in driveways and streets, and a pool fencing ordinance. The Utility Committee meets at […]

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Missouri Rural Broadband Legislation Heading to Governor’s Desk

Legislation declaring that the expansion of broadband service is in the best interest of Missourians is heading to Governor Eric Greitens’ desk. State Representative Curtis Trent’s bill encourages the development of fiber optic infrastructure by Missouri’s rural electric cooperatives. The Springfield Republican tells House colleagues the uses of this are “immeasurable”:     Trent says […]

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Natural gas leak forces evacuation of Trenton residents

A natural gas leak Thursday morning resulted in the evacuation of residents near Norton Street and Crowder Road in Trenton. Trenton Fire Lieutenant Doug Franklin reports firefighters arrived at the corner of Norton Street and Crowder Road and found boring equipment operated by Boley Utilities Construction that had a significant amount of natural gas coming […]

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Mid-States to begin next phase of fiber optic broadband implementation in Trenton

Mid-States Services has provided an update on the City of Trenton fiber optics project. Local internet provider, Mid-States Services, has announced the company is beginning the next phase of their fiber broadband internet project. With positive survey results from Trenton residents and businesses, the fiber broadband project is moving forward. Office Manager Sarah Allen stated […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Mid-States Services: Fiber optic internet service a “Go” for Trenton

Local internet provider, Mid-States Services, has announced that the company is beginning the next phase of their fiber optics broadband internet project in Trenton. With positive survey results from Trenton residents and businesses, the fiber broadband project can now become a reality. Office Manager Sarah Allen said the company is excited to begin the construction […]