Putnam County Memorial Hospital

State Auditor Nicole Galloway issues follow-up report on Putnam County Memorial Hospital billing scheme

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued a follow-up report of Putnam County Memorial Hospital in northern Missouri. Her report last year uncovered $90 million in inappropriate lab billings. The findings of the audit were covered by national news outlets and resulted in calls for a federal investigation into hospital billing schemes. “Our audit revealed a […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education hires three, approves budget

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 budget at a special meeting Thursday morning. The budget projects revenues of $12,505,923 and expenditures of $12,593,376 leaving a projected budget deficit of $87,453. The district’s fund balance is 30.1%, which is up from last year’s 29.48%. The board approved actualization of revenues and expenditures for […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Lieutenant Rex Ross to assume command at Trenton Police Department during search for new Police Chief

City Administrator Ron Urton reports the existing change of command will be used, once Tommy Wright concludes his tenure as the Trenton Police Chief. Wright’s last day on the job is Friday, July 6th then, the second in command, Lieutenant Rex Ross will assume duties of the Police Chief, which he did in 2012 when […]

City of Trenton Website

Nuisance officer and downtown buildings dominate Trenton Administrative Committee meeting

Discussion of two topics dominated a meeting last night of the Trenton City Councils’ Administrative Committee. One involved downtown buildings with the other designating one person to handle nuisance violations on behalf of the city. For the last few years, Trenton Police officers have been responsible for investigating nuisances such as tall weeds, automobile parts; […]

Mid-America Music Festival 2018

Mid-America Music Festival announces lineup of performers for 2018 event

Organizers have announced that a band formed in Jefferson City will perform at the Mid-America Music Festival. Shaman’s Harvest will open for Black Stone Cherry at the festival at the Black Silo Winery of Trenton July 27th. The band has performed with multiple major artists and performed at multiple major festivals. Shaman’s Harvest released its […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Audio: Key stipulations were behind dismissal of felony charge against Greitens

(Missourinet) – The deal Governor Eric Greitens’ defense attorneys made with prosecutors to get criminal charges against him dropped involved seven key conditions.     Greitens never made a plea bargain as has been reported in some media outlets, but instead agreed to a stipulation for dismissal. Among other things, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education hires several during executive session

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education accepted a resignation and made several hires in an executive session Tuesday evening. The board accepted the resignation of eighth through 10th-grade counselor Brooklyn Stevens and the board hired Marissa Cowan as a sixth-grade math teacher. Connor Cotton and Shantel Cooper were employed as substitutes. The board hired summer […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees deal with busy agenda at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved purchasing a tractor and fitness equipment as well as renovation costs at its meeting Tuesday evening. Agriculture Instructor Rustin Jumps recommended the purchase of the new John Deere tractor to be added to the fleet at the Barton Farm Campus. It was purchased from Sydenstricker Implement […]