Audio: Missouri crop progress report for week of May, 28, 2018

Warmer temperatures for the week allowed planting to progress. Below average precipitation resulted in lower pond levels and soil moisture.     Temperatures last week averaged 75.1 degrees, 8.4 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.06 inches statewide, 0.09 inches below normal. There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 27, 2018. […]

Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight

Ex husband’s attorney gets heated in appearance before House committee

(MissouriNet) – A special House committee has heard testimony from an attorney involved in allegations that have led to the possible impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens. Al Watkins represents the ex-husband of the woman who’s accused Greitens of sexual coercion and physical abuse. During a heated exchange, Watkins passionately defended the ex-husband, saying he held […]

Sunnyview Board Meeting

Grundy County Nursing Home Board of Directors approves health insurance, room rates

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors approved health insurance and room rates at its meeting this week. The board approved the current minimum essential health insurance plan with Life Styles, which remained the same price. Also approved was the comprehensive medical plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield, which increases by $40 for […]

Crowder State Park Sign

Crowder State Park to host Summer Explorer Hour events

Crowder State Park west of Trenton will host a series of Summer Explorer Hour events starting next week and going through September. Park staff will assist participants with a nature activity during each Explorer Hour Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 o’clock May 26th through September 1st. The activities will start at the campground amphitheater […]

Severe Weather

Area organizations to participate in Severe Weather Awareness Week

Next week is Severe Weather Awareness Week and National Weather Service Meteorologist Ryan Cutter says that the purpose of the week is to encourage the public to think about the severe weather that could occur in the area, including thunderstorms, flooding, hail, and tornadoes, and what they should do in a severe weather event. Grundy […]

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Public Service Commission sets public hearing schedule in Grain Belt Express case

The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings in December in a case filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt Express).  Grain Belt Express seeks a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate and maintain a high voltage, direct current transmission line and associated facilities within Buchanan, Clinton, […]

Death Investigation

Coroner’s initial report on Elizabeth Jeannoutot-Lafolette and daughter Shannon inconclusive

Grundy County Coroner Dewayne Slater says an initial, or preliminary autopsy report, is inconclusive regarding the deaths of a Trenton woman and her young daughter over the weekend at Trenton. Slater said officials will await the results of toxicology tests. He noted it may take at least two months before toxicology results become available for […]

High heat and dry conditions can put fish ponds at risk

  COLUMBIA, Mo. – The combination of prolonged high heat and dry weather potentially threatens fish ponds, says a University of Missouri Extension fisheries and wildlife specialist. “Fish are at risk from high water temperatures, oxygen depletion, increased disease potential and other problems as water levels drop in ponds through lack of runoff and evaporation,” […]

Heat related illness can be serious

Heat-related illness can be serious but is avoidable

Even if you think you’re getting used to the sweltering weather, you need to watch out for signs of heat-related illness. Forms of heat-related illness include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, says Tammy Roberts, University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist. Heat cramps usually occur as a result of heavy sweating, […]

Trenton High School

THS student ranks #1 at state FFA convention; accolades and honors many for north Missouri attendees

Trenton High School student Katerina Black was the number one ranked  individual in the state during meat judging competition at the Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia. Her team from Trenton high school finished in second place, just 30 points behind the top ranked meats judging team from Tipton. Other members of the 2nd place meats team […]