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USDA Risk Management Agency to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced Thursday that it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s “extreme weather.” The USDA will defer the accrual of interest on crop insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable […]

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Grundy County Health Department to offer flu vaccine at several events

The Grundy County Health Department of Trenton will administer flu vaccines at several events in November and December. No appointments are necessary for vaccines given at the office during Walk-In Day every Tuesday from 9 to 4 o’clock. College students home on Thanksgiving Break are encouraged to get flu shots during College Flu Shot Day […]

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Trenton man arrested in Daviess County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Trenton man in Daviess County on Friday afternoon on several allegations. Forty-eight-year-old Jamie Wilson was accused of the felonies of possession of a controlled substance—more than 35 grams of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child as well as unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, cutting in […]

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Open enrollment through healthcare website opened November 1st

Open enrollment for health insurance for 2020 started Friday, November 1st and continues through December 15th. The enrollment period applies to private health insurance sold through the federal Marketplace or directly by an insurance company. The Missouri Department of Insurance reports there are two insurers for health insurance in the individual market in Missouri, on […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen hold discussion on three engineering proposals

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen this week discussed three engineering proposals the City of Gallatin received for sewer plant clarifier repairs or replacement. Administrator Lance Rains has worked with all three firms in the past and was to schedule interviews with them. Aldermen Steve Evans and Dan Lockridge volunteered to attend the interviews. The city […]

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Green Hills Recreation Association now accepting registration for Winter basketball program

Registration forms are available for the Green Hills Recreation Association’s Winter Basketball program for participants four years old to sixth grade. A basketball camp for all Green Hills Recreation Association players will be held on December 7th. Teams will be at the Ketcham Community Center in Trenton during the North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates […]

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Report finds Missouri declining in children’s health coverage

Missouri is among states experiencing a serious erosion in children’s health coverage, according to a new report. The findings, released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, indicated there were 12,000 more uninsured Missouri kids in 2018 than in 2016, a 17% increase. Traci Gleason, vice president for internal affairs at the Missouri Budget Project, […]

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Audio: Former CEO at Putnam County Memorial Hospital Pleads Guilty to $114 million billing scheme

A former executive of a northern Missouri hospital pleaded guilty in federal court in Florida to a $114 million pass-through billing scheme. The Justice Department in Washington says former Putnam County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer David Lane Byrns pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Byrns pleaded […]

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Assistance with enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplace to be offered in Trenton and Chillicothe

Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment assistance will be provided in Trenton and Chillicothe in November and December during open enrollment Friday, November 1, 2019, through December 15th. The Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging and Heartland Health Insurance Navigator Program will present education sessions on health insurance coverage at the North 65 Center on November 5th […]