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Audio: Missouri Capitol heightens security after FBI warning of armed protests; House discusses emergency plans

The Missouri Capitol has extra law enforcement keeping an eye on the building after reports of possible “armed protests” at all 50 state capitols and the U.S. Capitol. The increased presence follows an FBI warning of threats of an “uprising” in the days leading up to the January 20 inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. During […]

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As Missouri deals with ongoing teacher shortage, education leaders want to step up recruiting efforts

The struggle is real for Missouri when it comes to a constant shortage of K-12 public school teachers. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) wants to ramp up its teacher workforce by seizing the opportunity in a relevant setting. Dr. Paul Katnik, the assistant commissioner of the Office of Educator Quality, says […]

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Livingston County to institute face mask mandate on November 20, 2020

An executive order will go into effect in Livingston County on November 20th establishing the requirement to wear a face mask in certain locations to prevent or limit the spread of COVID-19. The executive order by the Livingston County Health Center, Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly, and Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas requires all persons at least […]

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Trenton Park Board appoints committee members; announces the opening of ADA playground

Trenton Park Board President Duane Helmandollar appointed members to committees on Tuesday evening, November 3rd at an unofficial meeting due to a lack of a quorum. Only four members were in attendance, including Helmandollar. Others were Vice President Andy Cox, Curtis Crawford, and John Hamilton. Pool Committee members are Cox, Beth Mack, and Derek Miller. […]

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Beef Quality Assurance certification sessions to be held in Trenton and Princeton

Several major meatpackers require Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification from all fed cattle suppliers. It is predicted that the requirement will trickle down to all levels of cattle producers in the next few years. Beef producers may become certified by attending one of two upcoming meetings in Princeton and Trenton taught by Jenna Monnig, Livestock […]

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Approval on water and sanitary sewer service policies to be recommended to Trenton City Council

The Trenton Utility Committee will recommend to the Trenton City Council conditional approval of TMU policies on water and sanitary sewer service connections. The three-member committee met Tuesday evening to discuss the draft of the two policies, agreed to a couple of additional clauses, and will recommend them for final approval at a meeting of […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen discuss service fee for utilities; hear request for dog breed exception

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen this week discussed setting a cost of service fee for electricity, water, and sewer for apartments and commercial buildings that are currently single-metered properties but have multiple apartments and/or businesses utilizing services. Howard Bailey II and Scott Crose shared concerns with the additional cost of service fees for businesses at […]

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NW Electric Power Cooperative in Cameron receives $35 million loan to improve infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a $35,381,000 loan to the NW Electric Power Cooperative of Cameron to improve 27 miles of electric line. NW Electric maintains 130 sub-stations and approximately 18,000 miles of transmission line while delivering wholesale power to seven distribution cooperatives including from this immediate area, Farmer’s Electric in Chillicothe, Grundy […]

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Trump Administration invests nearly $42 million to improve rural electric infrastructure in rural Missouri, Iowa, & Nebraska

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Directors for Missouri Jeff Case, for Iowa Grant Menke, and for Nebraska Karl Elmshaeuser, today announced the USDA is investing $41,967,000 to build and improve critical electric infrastructure.  The funding, made possible through the Electric Loan Program, will benefit more than 77,000 rural […]