Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

State Appeals Court: Not enough overtime paid to Missouri corrections officers

A State Appeals Court has upheld a decision against the Missouri Department of Corrections, on Tuesday, in a suit alleging not enough over-time was paid to prison guards.     The suit alleges guards weren’t properly compensated for their pre- and post-shift duties, which include making their way through security, and briefing the next shift. […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri now accepting LIHEAP applications

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri is accepting applications for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Residents who are disabled or at least 60 years old can now submit applications and the agency will begin accepting program applications for other households on November 1st. The service will start on November 1st for the disabled […]

Kenneth Friend

Missouri man sentenced to 27-years in prison for role in meth conspiracy

A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that distributed 45 kilograms of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri. Kenneth R. Friend, 48, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 27 years in federal prison without parole. Friend pleaded guilty on April 5, 2019, to […]

Gavel and Law book

Trenton man ordered to pay over $3K in incident that damaged parked car and lawn

A Trenton man has received a suspended sentence for his involvement in an accident last month that damaged a parked vehicle and a nearby yard in the northeast part of Trenton. Forty-nine-year-old Mark William Trump of Trenton has pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors including two counts of property damage in the second degree and one […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council adopts three ordinances, accepts four bids

Three ordinances were adopted and four bids were accepted during Monday nights meeting of the Trenton City Council. All votes were unanimous among the 8 members. Boone Construction Company of Columbia received formal approval for the 17th Street Bridge replacement project. The company is to be paid $2,339,736.00. Funding comes from the city of Trenton […]

Smithville Fire Protection District Website

Missouri State Auditor issues follow-up report on Smithville Area Fire Protection District

A follow-up report by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows the Smithville Area Fire Protection District has made progress to implement many of the recommendations of a 2018 audit. The citizen-requested audit highlighted improper incentive payments to employees, questionable credit card and travel expenditures, and poor planning for the construction of a fire station by the […]

USDA Sign

Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]