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Fire destroys garage and portion of adjacent home in north Trenton

A garage was destroyed by fire while the adjacent house received fire, smoke, and water damage early Tuesday evening in Trenton. Members of the Trenton Fire Department and Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District responded with equipment and personnel to 503 East 22nd Street in north Trenton. The call came in at 5:37 pm with […]

Jamesport Fire and Rescue

Jamesport Fire and Rescue to hold Annual Community Appreciation Supper and Auction

Jamesport Fire and Rescue will hold its Annual Community Appreciation Supper and Auction in October. Fire Chief Davey Davis says LifeFlight Eagle will land at the Spillman Event Center of Jamesport on October 1st at 5 o’clock in the evening. Free will donations will be accepted for a barbecue meal. An auction will start at […]

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Trenton City Council looks at creation of a “Social District,” discuss increasing monthly base rate of water meter charge

The Trenton City Council Monday night reviewed a preliminary report on proposed improvements to the aging water treatment plant, including an initial discussion on how to pay for an anticipated loan to finance the projects. The council also endorsed a developer’s application seeking funding for senior citizen housing, the creation of a social district for […]

Deputy Fire Marshal of the Johnson County Fire District 1 Brad Ralston pinned

Former Trenton resident promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal of Johnson County Fire District 1

A former Trenton resident has been promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal of the Johnson County Fire District 1 of Gardner, Kansas. Chief Bradly Ralston received the official placement of a new badge at a pinning ceremony last week. Ralston began his career as a volunteer firefighter with Gardner Public Safety and joined Fire District 1 […]

Trenton Fire Department Training Tower

Audio: Fire Department hosts Trenton Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, tours of training tower

The Trenton Fire Department hosted a Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony and had tours of its training tower on June 15th. Fire Chief Brandon Gibler says the tower can be used in multiple ways and has already been used.     Other fire departments can also use the tower.     Gibler emphasizes […]

Covid-19 vaccine

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service partners with agencies to ensure vaccine for the homebound

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced a partnership between the Area Agencies on Aging, local public health agencies, and Emergency Medical Services to ensure homebound adults have a streamlined and accessible vaccination experience across the state. Understanding that various communities have already developed a plan for vaccinating homebound individuals in their area, […]

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Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District dispatched to fire on Bill Brinser property

Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District responded in the late afternoon yesterday to a woodpile on fire at the property along Route Y. Rural Fire Chief Kenny Roberts said the location is on the Bill Brinser property south of the Grundy Center Church. A neighbor driving by reported seeing the fire involving chunks of wood. […]

House Fire

Carport and vehicle destroyed by fire at residence on Maple Street in Chillicothe

Fire Saturday afternoon in Chillicothe extensively damaged the Ted and Norma Blankenship residence at 1308 Maple Street. A carport was destroyed and a car was a total loss; however, both residents were able to safely exit the home and vehicle. According to Chillicothe Fire Chief Eric Reeter, Norma Blankenship was planning to leave the residence […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council sets salaries and adopt budgets at Monday meeting

Without discussion, the Trenton City Council on Monday night adopted budgets for the city and Trenton Municipal Utilities for the year beginning May 1st. Members of the finance committee have met several times with city officials in recent weeks in developing the two budgets. Salaries have been established by city ordinance for the 2021-22 fiscal […]

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Grundy County Rural Fire Department responds to four calls on Sunday

Grundy County Rural Fire Department responded to four calls on Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening. On a mutual aid call with the Spickard Fire Protection District, Grundy County on Sunday assisted in extinguishing a fire on Conservation Reserve Program land that Rural Fire Chief Kenny Roberts said burned 350 to 360 acres. The location was […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Glen Briggs steps down as chairman of Local Emergency Planning Committee

Due to a technicality, Glen Briggs reports he’s stepping down as the elected chairman of the Local Emergency Planning Committee for Grundy County, but Briggs says he will continue as the Grundy County Emergency Manager. Due to what was called rule changes implemented by the Missouri Emergency Response Commission, the emergency planning committee chairman can […]