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Trenton City Council votes to maintain current electric rates at lower Winter level

The Trenton City Council Monday night approved several ordinances; a bid to develop city-owned land for the fire training tower; agreed to keep electric rates at the current, lower, winter level; but the council had a divided vote on beginning the process toward an electric rate study. Preliminary approval was given to establish a one […]

Large bale of hay

Cattle farmers must guard against high nitrate in hay which causes cow deaths

On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay. “Just from cases we’ve confirmed, I know of 150 cows dying in the last month,” says Tim Evans, head toxicologist at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.  High nitrate, mostly concentrated in […]

Tax Form

Despite government shutdown, IRS confirms tax filing season to begin January 28

Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019, and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers […]

CAFO

Western District Court of Appeals affirms decision, potentially opening the way for CAFO in southwest Grundy County

Online court information shows a ruling has been issued regarding a CAFO that has been proposed for southwest Grundy County. Docket information reports the Western District of Missouri, Court of Appeals, has affirmed a decision by the Missouri Clean Water Commission which (in November 2017) had approved a permit for a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (also […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District moving closer to building performing arts center

The Trenton R-9 School District continues to move closer to the possibility of a performing arts center being built and several renovations to district buildings. Superintendent Dan Wiebers reported to the Board of Education Tuesday evening that the district received nine requests for qualifications for architectural services, which was more than he expected to receive. […]

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Trenton City Council holds heated discussion on electric rates, ends in vote to reduce rates by 5%

The Trenton City Council last night voted to authorize a 5% reduction in electric rates effective with the bills received in November, and the council ultimately voted to have an electric rate study done, but not until after the Mayor vetoed two separate motions. Last week, the utility committee advanced discussion on having a three-month […]

Beef Recall

Cargill recalls 25,000 pounds of ground beef due to E. Coli contamination

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ground beef items were produced on Aug. 16, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF […]

Turkeys

Missouri’s spring turkey season ends with nearly 35,800 birds harvested

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 34,055 birds during Missouri’s 2018 regular spring turkey season April 16 through May 6. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 760 birds checked, Texas with 732, and Laclede with 657. Young turkey hunters harvested 1,729 birds during the 2018 spring youth season, […]