Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation

Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation meets with city and county entities discussing economic development

The Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation, Trenton City Council, Grundy County Commission, and North Central Missouri Development Alliance met on October 27, 2021. The groups discussed the state of economic development in the city and county. No action was taken at the meeting. Jackie Soptic with the IDC reports the groups talked about available land […]

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Grundy County Commission accepts bid for work on streambank stabilization project

The Grundy County Commission September 28, 2021, accepted a base bid and two add alternates from Binder Irrigation of Table Rock, Nebraska for work on the streambank stabilization project near the Thompson River Bridge on Highway 6. The total cost is $616,944.40. It was previously reported the base bid is $575,030.40, add alternate one is […]

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Grundy County Commission receives update on funding of streambank stabilization project

The Grundy County Commission on September 21, 2021, received an update on funding of the streambank stabilization project near the Thompson River Bridge on Highway 6. Jackie Soptic with the Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation reported she discovered the Missouri Department of Transportation approved funding of $120,980 and sent a letter to the commission in December […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

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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Trenton City Council looks at creation of a “Social District,” discuss increasing monthly base rate of water meter charge

The Trenton City Council Monday night reviewed a preliminary report on proposed improvements to the aging water treatment plant, including an initial discussion on how to pay for an anticipated loan to finance the projects. The council also endorsed a developer’s application seeking funding for senior citizen housing, the creation of a social district for […]

Trenton Downtown Improvement Association (TDIA)

Audio: Community leaders recognized at 30 year celebration of Trenton Downtown Improvement Association

After sharing some of the history of the Trenton Downtown Improvement Association, several awards were presented at the 30-year celebration for TDIA on May 21st. TDIA Board President Jackie Soptic recognized TDIA Charter Member Wendell Lenhart for his service to downtown and presented the President’s Award to Gary and Joyce Schuett for their volunteer work […]

Trenton Downtown Improvement Association (TDIA)

Audio: With a rich history of improving the downtown area, the Trenton Downtown Improvement Association turns 30

May 16th marked the 30th anniversary of the start of the Trenton Downtown Improvement Association. TDIA Board Member Cathie Smith says the organization began as a partnership between a group of businessmen and the City of Trenton to get a Neighborhood Assistance Program credit grant to redo sidewalks. She considers one highlight of the group […]

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Trenton City Council presented proposal for placement of memorial bench for Elvin Noel; approve budget amendments

Trenton City Council on Monday night heard a proposal on the placement of a memorial bench downtown to honor the late longtime businessman Elvin Noel. Noel died in March of 2017 after owning and operating Howard’s for about 45 years. Although his home was in Gallatin, Noel also had been an active member of the […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission appoint health officer; participate in conference with NRCS

The Grundy County Commission appointed a county health officer and participated in a conference call with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) representatives regarding a Streambank Stabilization project the morning of February 23rd. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray reports Elizabeth Gibson was reappointed as the county health officer. The commission, Marty Comstock and Dennis Speichenger of NRCS, […]

Spickard, Missouri

Spickard Board of Aldermen approve guide rail replacement at pump station

The Spickard Board of Aldermen approved the replacement of guide rails at the main pump station on Wednesday evening, February 10th. Willis Brothers will replace the rails with new upper brackets at an estimated cost of $4,250. The board approved a resolution for a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan after Jackie Soptic with the Green Hills […]

Corrine Watts is executive director of GHRPC

Green Hills Regional Planning Commission announces new Executive Director

The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission Board of Directors announces the next Executive Director of the commission. Corrine Watts plans to assume her duties in the first week of March. She is currently the Director of Workforce Services for the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council in Olympia, Washington. She will replace Randy Railsback who was […]

North Central Missouri Development Alliance or NCMDA

NCMDA board member Jackie Soptic: “Technology and internet revolutionize economic development”

North Central Missouri Development Alliance Board Member Jackie Soptic says technology and the internet have revolutionized economic development. Site selectors and companies can visit a location from their home or office by reading statistics and demographic information.     The United States Census also provides data on demographics. Soptic says that data should be used […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission accepts resignation, modify employee handbook

The Grundy County Commission voted to modify the county employee handbook, accepted a resignation, and approved Coronavirus Relief funding. The modification to the employee handbook states employees must submit all required paperwork to the county clerk’s office. The information must be verified prior to their first day of employment. A resignation was accepted from Blake […]

Trenton Downtown Improvement Association (TDIA)

Trenton Downtown Improvement Association hopes to begin efforts of improving downtown properties

The Trenton Downtown Improvement Association requested, and members of the Trenton building board indicated their support, to begin efforts aimed at an equitable way of improving various properties in the downtown area of Trenton. TDIA President Jackie Soptic said she’d like to get certain buildings into what she called “friendly hands.” The TDIA board and […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

Trenton Park Board approves date for Chillicothe Mudcats baseball game

The Trenton Park Board approved a date for the Chillicothe Mudcats baseball team to play in Trenton last Wednesday evening. The game will be played at Burleigh Grimes Field July 10th. Mudcats General Manager Doug Doughty reported this year’s team includes Logan Eickhoff from North Central Missouri College and Brett Pearson from Carrollton. Doughty said […]

Youth Leadership

Professionals and Leaders Uniting Grundy County to offer training

Professionals and Leaders Uniting Grundy County, known by the acronym PLUG, began as a grassroots-networking group to encourage and support young professionals in the area. Over the past year, PLUG has evolved into a local group working to improve the business and residential community culture with the intention of making Grundy County “an appealing place […]

Green Hills Regional Planning Commission Website

Green Hills Regional Planning Commission reports 2nd survey available for Missouri residents

Missouri residents, business owners, and elected officials may now participate in the second 2018 Missouri Survey. The survey is designed to gather input on issues Missourians feel are important in sustaining local communities and building a strong local economy and will take residents about 10 minutes to complete. Participation in the survey is voluntary, and […]