Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Municipal Utility Committee to recommend accepting agreement for wastewater plant

The Trenton Municipal Utility Committee is recommending the city council next Monday night, accept an agreement involving phase two of projects planned at the wastewater treatment plant. At last evening’s committee meeting, engineers from Burns and McDonnell of Kansas City gave a presentation on the design-build project. The cost is not to exceed $4,900,000 and is […]

Economic Development

Northern Missouri companies expanding, creating new jobs

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced northern Missouri companies are expanding and creating jobs. Thermoformed plastic food container manufacturer Sonoco Plastics plans to create 16 new jobs in Chillicothe. The company is a five billion dollar global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, and packaging supply chain services. Operations consist of its global […]

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Department of Natural Resources to offer free workshop on water and wastewater infrastructure financing

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and two other agencies are offering a free workshop June 21 in Macon about funding opportunities for drinking water systems and wastewater treatment plants. “Nothing beats a face-to-face discussion,” said Hannah Humphrey, director of MoDNR’s Financial Assistance Center. “We know that state and federal assistance programs have a reputation for being […]

Branson Airport

Audio: Branson takes another look at possible attraction to the city – Gondola’s

(Missourinet) – Branson, the state’s largest tourist destination is considering another draw to the city – Gondola’s. A plan calls for the aerial transportation to run along the 76 Highway corridor, the roadway along which much of Branson’s attractions are located, with two endpoints. Joel Hornickle, the city’s Director of Planning and Development, told KOLR-TV the […]

University Of Missouri

Audio: For the third year in a row, Mizzou to slash its budget and jobs

(Missourinet) – Mizzou Chancellor Alex Cartwright says increased funding for scholarships, staff pay increases and an enrollment decline have led to a 49-million dollar budget shortage. He says the school is proposing to cut 155 unfilled positions and 30 current ones, to close the gap in the budget that begins next month.     Severance packages […]

Missouri Public Service Commission Website

Missouri Public Service Commission opens case to adjust rates of Union Electric Company

The Missouri Public Service Commission has opened a case to adjust electric rates of Union Electric Company doing business as Ameren Missouri under the provision of Senate Bill 564, which the Missouri General Assembly passed and was recently signed into law. The Commission reports a section of the bill gives the Commission one-time authority to […]

Music Festival

Old Time Country Music Festival gets underway in Unionville tonight

Music will prevail this week when the Unionville Lions Club presents the 10th Old Time Country Music Festival starting tonight and continuing through Saturday night. Organizers report events are held in the air-conditioned building at the fairgrounds, on Highway 5, in Unionville. Tonight at 7 o’clock will be a performance by the Southern Express Band […]

Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Ducks Unlimited to begin major restoration at Swan Lake on June 1, 2018

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge south of Sumner reports Ducks Unlimited will begin a major habitat restoration project at the refuge Friday, June 1st. The refuge notes Ducks Unlimited secured a $1,000,000 grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act to restore and enhance the refuge’s wetland habitat. The project was bid out to CC […]

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USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states.  Missouri State Director Jeff Case is pleased to announce that over $10 million was invested into rural Missouri communities. “Rural […]