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December 2021 was the warmest on record in Missouri and Kansas – by a long shot

(Missouri Independent) – Kansas and Missouri logged their warmest average December temperatures on record last month, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Average temperatures over the last half of 2021 were higher than they’ve ever been in either state — and across the country. Meanwhile, despite a devastating cold snap that forced […]

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USDA announces January 2022 lending rates for agricultural producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced loan interest rates for January 2022, which are effective Jan. 3. USDA’s Farm Service Agency loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment, and storage structures, or meet cash flow needs. Operating, Ownership, and Emergency Loans FSA offers farm […]

High Wind Warning issued for north Missouri on Wednesday, with winds gusting to 50 mph or more

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill is fairly confident that Wednesday is going to be windy, as they have issued a High Wind Warning. Temperatures are going to be far above normal on Wednesday as well as the forecast high is predicted to be 73 degrees, which will be some 30 to 35 degrees […]

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USDA announces December 2021 lending rates for agricultural producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced loan interest rates for December 2021, which are effective Dec. 1. USDA’s Farm Service Agency loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment, and storage structures, or meet cash flow needs. Operating, Ownership, and Emergency Loans FSA offers farm […]

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Planned road work in North Missouri for the week of November 29, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2021. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Trenton Kiwanis Club, KTTN open applications for Christmas Wish Project

The Trenton Kiwanis Club in conjunction with KTTN has opened the application process for the Christmas Wish Project. Elementary and preschool students in Trenton will have application forms sent home with them next week or families who would like to enroll for the project can pick up applications at KTTN during normal business hours. Individuals […]

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Vehicle involved in crash at Farmers State Bank in Trenton leaves the scene

The Trenton Police Department has provided information on a crash at Farmers State Bank in which a vehicle struck a concrete barrier and allegedly left the scene. It is believed the crash happened sometime between the evening of November 5 and the morning of November 6. Lieutenant Larry Smith reports the vehicle traveled north on […]

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Two Aldermen at Large positions to be filled in Galt

The community of Galt has two aldermen at large positions to be filled in the April municipal election. Those positions are currently being held by Jay Blackburn and newly appointed alderman Lewis Berry. The filing period for the April municipal election in Missouri is December 7 through December 28. Interested individuals can file at Galt […]

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Experts say flu shots, COVID-19 Boosters go hand-in-hand

People are being urged to check with their healthcare providers about getting a flu shot, to help protect them from an illness during the holiday season. Seasonal flu activity dropped dramatically last year at the height of the pandemic, but as life gets back to near normal, researchers are also expecting a return of influenza.  The Centers […]

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Trenton High School Alumni planning for 2022 moving forward

Plans for the 2022 Trenton High School Alumni Reunion are moving forward following a recent meeting of all classes.  Events will kick off on September 2 and conclude on September 4th.  Many of the normal events are scheduled including the Friday night Hospitality, the Saturday Open House, and the Sunday Brunch.  In addition, the second […]

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Laredo Board of Aldermen set filing deadline for April 5 election

Filing for the Laredo Board of Aldermen April 5, 2022 election will be open December 7 through 28. Up for election are two aldermen at large two-year term positions and the mayor two-year term position. The positions are currently held by Bruce McFie and Helen Golden as aldermen and Carol Holloway as mayor. City Clerk […]

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Audio: Missouri Recycling Association Executive Director speaks at annual meeting of Green Hills Regional Planning Commission

Missouri Recycling Association Executive Director Angie Powell spoke at the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission’s Annual Meeting at the Trenton Rock Barn on November 9, 2021. The meeting also included an award presentation and an election of officers. Powell said the Missouri Recycling Association has been around since the 1980s, is a 501(c)(3), and has […]

Drought

Recent rainfall brings welcome relief to areas with drought conditions in north Missouri

The U. S. Drought Monitor Map for this week indicates hardly any abnormally dry conditions remain in the Green Hills Area. The map was released the morning of November 4 and is based on conditions as of November 2. For the Green Hills, there are only abnormally dry conditions in the northeastern part of Linn County. […]

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After cold snap upended markets, natural gas could be pricey this winter

(Missouri Independent) – After a historic cold snap depleted natural gas reserves in February, prices for heating could be as much as 30% higher this winter, prompting concerns about increasing bills for Kansas and Missouri customers. Kansas is already grappling with the $1 billion fallout from this winter’s cold snap when natural gas prices rose by […]

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Uncertain nitrogen prices and supplies may affect application timing

Rising nitrogen prices, uncertain spring supplies, and unseasonably high temperatures may push farmers to apply nitrogen outside of their normal application windows, says University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist John Lory. “We may be in unprecedented times with respect to nitrogen management decisions for the 2022 growing season,” says Lory. “Nitrogen pressures for 2022 […]

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Rainfall reaches almost 9 inches during October in Trenton

The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, entering October, said there was a good chance temperatures and precipitation in this area would average above normal for the month. That prediction turned out to be accurate. Rainfall in Trenton totaled 8.78 inches at the water plant where readings are taken. The North Central Missouri College Barton […]

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Recent rainfall in Trenton turns deficit into a surplus

Trenton’s most recent rain has boosted this month’s total to 8-3/4 inches at the water plant in west Trenton where official readings are taken for the National Weather Service. According to Glen Briggs of Grundy County Emergency Management, this is the second greatest amount of rain in October for Trenton since 1895 when there was […]