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Grundy County Commission to open bids and meet with Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation

The Grundy County Commission will discuss projects and hold a bid opening next week. The agenda for the meeting at the courthouse in Trenton on September 21st includes Jackie Soptic and Chris Hoffman with the Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation at 8:30 in the morning regarding the Streambank Stabilization project, a bid opening for courthouse […]

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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 […]

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Audio: Judge upholds Governor Parson’s decision to terminate pandemic-related unemployment benefits

The Cole County Circuit Court sided with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office in our defense of the Governor’s termination of federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits. “As Missouri’s economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are still struggling to hire workers for a large number of open, available jobs. Too often, businesses can’t compete with […]

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North Central Missouri College welcomes new faculty and staff

North Central Missouri College’s fall semester begins Monday, August 23 with fourteen new members of the faculty/staff since the spring semester. New to the academic year are Amanda Steinman-Enrollment Marketing Specialist, Lindsey Schlared-Custodian, Kerry Savage-WDB Compliance Coordinator, Mallary Hann-Diagnostic Imaging Instructor, Rick Cole-Digital Media Specialist, Nate Swann-Golf Coach/Athletics Assistant, Randy Cox-Maintenance, Megan Erickson-Athletic Trainer, Kristie […]

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North Central Missouri College welcomes new faculty for fall

North Central Missouri College welcomes five new faculty instructors for the upcoming fall 2021 semester. Mallary Hann, Diagnostic Imaging Instructor, Janna Ingram, Behavioral Health Instructor, Matthew Johnson Mathematics Instructor, Cydney Moppin, Nursing Instructor, and Rick Sharp, Industrial Maintenance Instructor. “We are excited to welcome these new faculty members to NCMC,” said Dean of Instruction Mitch […]

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USDA invests $14 million in rural economic development projects in 10 states

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced that USDA is investing $14 million in rural economic development projects in 10 states. “When we invest in infrastructure, we’re investing in the people of rural America to help create thriving communities where they can grow and prosper. These loans […]

Missouri notifying individuals of possible waiver of recovery from federal unemployment overpayments

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has implemented a process for claimants to apply to the Division of Employment Security for potential waiver of the recovery of non-fraud federal pandemic program unemployment benefit overpayments.  Notices to eligible claimants began mailing out last week and are available in the “Correspondence” tab of UInteract, Missouri’s […]

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WireCo WorldGroup announces $15 million expansion in Sedalia

WireCo WorldGroup Inc. announced it is investing $15 million over the next five years to expand production capabilities in its Sedalia facility. The facility currently employs more than 160 individuals, and this expansion will result in the creation of 18 new jobs. “We’re excited to see WireCo finding success and opportunities for growth here in […]

State auditor issues second report detailing unemployment benefits received in Missouri through federal COVID-19 response funding

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released her second report on unemployment benefits received by Missourians through COVID-19 response funding from the federal government. The report shows that, through April 2021, more than 600,000 Missouri citizens received more than $4.9 billion in benefits made available under several programs. Several federal laws enacted and executive actions taken in […]

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While Cedar County, Missouri awaits ruling in CAFO lawsuit, a large chicken operation moves in

(Missouri Independent) – When the attorney general’s office asked a judge in 2019 to lift a temporary restraining order blocking a Missouri law pre-empting county regulations on concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, that were stricter than the state’s, the argument was straightforward. No one was trying to build a large animal feeding operation in Cedar […]

Audio: Missouri labor officials will review Federal unemployment overpayments for possible waiver

Missouri Labor officials have announced that they’re starting a process for Missourians who received unemployment overpayments to apply for a potential waiver. The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations emphasizes that this involves non-fraud FEDERAL unemployment overpayments. St. Louis Democratic State Representative Peter Merideth has been urging DOLIR to waive the federal portion:   […]

CAFO or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Some of Missouri’s largest CAFOs are seeking less stringent state regulation

Eleven of Missouri’s largest concentrated animal feeding operations are working to reduce the state’s oversight of their hog facilities despite a record of manure spills and clean water violations.  Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has 11 CAFOs seeking new state permits.  The facilities, dotted across northern Missouri, combined are capable of raising more […]

Planning and zoning

Chillicothe Planning and Zoning Board will recommend to city council resident request on 72 Hickory Street

The Chillicothe Planning and Zoning Board voted June 7 to recommend to the city council amending the zoning at 72 Hickory Street. The petition from property owner Lisa Love Manning requested changing the zoning from Industrial-1 to Residential-3. Zoning Administrator Kevin Shira reports there was a manufactured home on the property, and Industrial-1 does not allow […]