Traffic Fatalities

Missouri traffic fatalities surpass 1000 for the first time since 2006

For the first time since 2006, Missouri’s traffic fatalities surpassed 1,000. According to preliminary data, 1,007 people were killed in Missouri traffic crashes in 2021, a 2% increase over 2020 and marking the second straight year of growing fatality totals after nearly a decade of steady decline. Within the Green Hills region, the number of […]

Green Hills Regional Planning Commission Website

Audio: Missouri Recycling Association Executive Director speaks at annual meeting of Green Hills Regional Planning Commission

Missouri Recycling Association Executive Director Angie Powell spoke at the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission’s Annual Meeting at the Trenton Rock Barn on November 9, 2021. The meeting also included an award presentation and an election of officers. Powell said the Missouri Recycling Association has been around since the 1980s, is a 501(c)(3), and has […]

Drought

Portions of the Green Hills Region remain in drought despite rainfall

Less of northern Missouri is experiencing abnormally dry conditions this week than last week, according to the U. S. Drought Monitor Map. This week’s map was released the morning of October 28 and is based on conditions as of October 26. In the Green Hills area, Mercer, Putnam, Grundy, and Sullivan counties no longer have abnormally […]

Grundy County United Way seeks donations

Audio: United Way is a diverse organization serving your community in ways you probably didn’t know about

The United Way of Grundy County supports 10 organizations in the area through fundraising. Spokesperson Edna Foster says the local United Way organizations share a view that the way to improve lives is by mobilizing the caring power of communities.     When monetary donations are given to the United Way of Grundy County, they […]

Contest Winners Are News Graphic

Missouri Day officials announce winners of Yard and Porch and Window Decorating Contest

Winners of the Missouri Day contests were announced at the opening ceremonies on October 14. For the Yard and Porch Decorating Contest in the business category, American Family Insurance Agent Cara McClellan received first place. BTC Bank of Trenton got second place. For the yard and porch contest in the residential category, Terri Toms at […]

Unemployment Rate

Livingston, Mercer, and Worth counties among those in Green Hills region with lowest unemployment rates

Missouri Division of Employment Security figures indicates Livingston, Mercer, and Worth counties are among those with the lowest unemployment rates for August 2021, the most recent month available. Worth County has the second-lowest unemployment rate for Missouri at two percent. Only Osage county has fewer unemployed, a one-point nine percent. Mercer County’s rate is two […]

Livingston County Courthouse

Livingston County Commission to meet September 21 to discuss personnell

The Livingston County Commission plans to hold an executive session next week to discuss employees and/or personnel. The executive session is scheduled to be at the courthouse in Chillicothe on September 21, 2021, at 10 am. Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas also plans to attend a Green Hills Regional Planning Commission meeting in Trenton on September […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council refers dog breed ban to Trenton Administrative Committee, approve hiring of two police officers

After hearing a request from economic developer Scott Sharp of the North Missouri Development Alliance, the Trenton City Council Monday night authorized Sharp to offer parcels of the city-owned Industrial Park land for potential business and industrial development prospects. The council referred a request to the Administrative Committee on whether to repeal Trenton’s breed-specific dog […]

Drought

A dozen northwest Missouri counties experience drought conditions

More than a dozen northwest Missouri counties are experiencing slight drought conditions, according to the drought monitor map released Thursday, August 18, 2021. The map is developed based on soil conditions as of Tuesday. Each of the counties mentioned is in the category called abnormally dry. The only county within the Green Hills Region that […]

Audio: Public hearing on new 17th Street Bridge set for Monday, August 9

One of the funding sources for the new 17th Street Bridge in Trenton was the Missouri Department of Economic Development which issued what is called a “Community Development Block Grant.” The grant to the city of Trenton was $500,000, which is part of the $3,400,000 bridge project. A stipulation for the grant is the state-required […]

Sobriety Check Point

Patrol to conduct DWI operations in north Missouri counties

The highway patrol troop headquarters in St. Joseph has announced driving while intoxicated saturation will be conducted sometime in July in five northwest Missouri counties, three of them within the Green Hills Region. The patrol says the DWI saturation will occur in Mercer, Grundy, and Livingston counties. Another DWI saturation is planned in Buchanan and […]

Livingston County Courthouse

Federal expenditures and road needs on agenda of Livingston County Commission next week

The Livingston County Commission will discuss federal expenditures and road needs next week. The commission’s agenda for its meeting at the courthouse in Chillicothe on June 15th includes auditors at 9:30 regarding federal expenditures for 2019-2020 and Angela Shoultz with the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission at 10:30 regarding road needs. The Livingston County Commission […]

Election Day April 6, 2021

A preview of choices voters will see during today’s election in northern Missouri

In addition to candidates for public office, election ballots in the Green Hills Region today feature numerous ballot issues with polls open until 7 o’clock tonight. The city of Trenton offers the local use tax question which will be decided by the voters of the four wards of Trenton. All voters of Grundy county determine […]

Little Otter Creek Reservoir Project

Groundbreaking for Caldwell County’s Little Otter Creek Reservoir set for March 19, 2021

The final permits to begin construction on Little Otter Creek Reservoir were issued in late October 2020. Bud Motsinger, Presiding Commissioner of Caldwell County credits the success of this endeavor to the patience and support of the Citizens of Caldwell County and the hard work of present and past Commissioners, as well as elected officials […]

Spickard, Missouri

Spickard Board of Aldermen approve guide rail replacement at pump station

The Spickard Board of Aldermen approved the replacement of guide rails at the main pump station on Wednesday evening, February 10th. Willis Brothers will replace the rails with new upper brackets at an estimated cost of $4,250. The board approved a resolution for a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan after Jackie Soptic with the Green Hills […]