Earthquake

Earthquake simulation exercise to take place in Trenton during September, 2019

Organizations from Grundy County will participate in an exercise taking place on September 14th, 2019.  The exercise is being conducted in order to test and improve the community’s overall preparedness for an emergency event. The fictional exercise simulates an Earthquake. Exercise participants will simulate building collapses, utility failures, fires and will treat volunteers who are […]

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Baling wet hay becomes hot news

High-moisture grass baled above 24% moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Overheated bales can burn down a hay barn. Craig Roberts, University of Missouri forage specialist, said frequent rains this year help grass growth, but it’s been bad for making hay. He’s part of the team on a weekly MU Extension teleconference between state and regional […]

Cameron Missouri Polie Department

Officer fires service weapon at suspect after being run over in Walmart parking lot in Cameron

One individual was taken into custody west of St. Joseph in connection with an incident Saturday in Cameron in which a Cameron police officer was hit by a car and run over in the Walmart parking lot. The officer was treated and released from a local hospital. Cameron Police Chief Rick Bashor said Cameron officers, […]

NCRS Watershed benefits

NRCS watershed efforts continue to benefit farmers, communities

Sixty years after the first of 1,182 flood-prevention structures were built in Missouri with federal financial and technical assistance, landowners who have witnessed the before-and-after effects of heavy rain are still praising the benefits of the watershed projects. “Panther Creek used to flood almost every time it rained, but it hasn’t flooded at all since […]

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Church Women United donates almost $64,000 to community efforts

Church Women United of Trenton reports it has donated $63,760 to various services and scholarships due to contributions of clothing and household goods at its thrift store. The group also helped several individuals in special circumstances, such as after fires. Church Women United expressed appreciation to volunteers for their time and community members for their […]

Farm Service Agency FSA

Programs offer assistance to farmers from natural disasters

The United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Brent Hampy reminds producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through several programs. One of those is the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program, which provides […]

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USDA Issues farm safety net and conservation payments

 The United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. Approximately $3 billion in payments will be made under the […]

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Attorney General Hawley fires back in Duck Boat case

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley fired back in court filings arguing the court should not dismiss the lawsuit filed against Ripley Entertainment, Inc. and Branson Duck Vehicles, LLC alleging violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, Missouri’s principal consumer protection statute. The filings also argue that the Circuit Court of Taney County is the proper […]