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Three from Brookfield injured in Highway 36 crash; big rig driver leaves the scene

The Highway Patrol reports three Brookfield residents sustained minor injuries when the minivan they traveled in was struck by the trailer of a tractor-trailer in Macon County Tuesday afternoon. Thirty-two-year-old Kristopher Masuch and 20-year-old Charles Moore were transported by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. A private vehicle transported 26-year-old Lacee Murphy to Pershing […]

Pothole

Winter weather takes toll on north Missouri roads

Across Northwest Missouri, the effects of winter weather are evident everywhere you look frozen ground, canceled classes, snow-covered fields, and potholes. The Missouri Department of Transportation normally launches its pothole efforts in March, but with the extreme weather we’ve faced this year, the roads are taking a beating. When they’re not out plowing ice and […]

Trenton Municipal Utilities

TMU shows profits of approximately $2M through December

Trenton Municipal Utilities financial information shows the electric, water, and wastewater departments all have net revenues surpassing expenses this fiscal year. Profits, following depreciation, are about $970,000 for the electric department, nearly $929,000 for the wastewater division, and slightly over $147,000 for the water department. Figures are through December 30th and include revenues minus expenses and […]

Advocates to MO Legislature: Leave Amendment 1 Alone

Advocates to Missouri Legislature: Leave Amendment 1 Alone

Hands off Amendment 1. That’s the message from supporters of the “Clean Missouri’ ballot initiative to state lawmakers, who begin the 100th General Assembly next week.  The anti-gerrymandering measure passed by 62 percent of the vote in November, but Gov. Mike Parson and several legislators are already calling for major changes.  Joan VonDras with the Sierra Club’s […]

NCMC’s Tyson Otto receives certification for finances and operations

The Association for School Business Officials International has awarded North Central Missouri College Associate Vice President of Finance Tyson Otto the Certified Administrator for School Finance and Operations certification. A news release says the designation “is granted to highly qualified school business professionals who fulfill multiple requirements”, including demonstrating certification eligibility, passing a comprehensive competency-based […]

City of Trenton Website

City of Trenton to offer employees same health insurance coverage at nearly $10,000 increase

The finance committee is recommending the full Trenton City Council accept a smaller than expected increase in cost of insurance in employee health insurance for next year. Five members of the city council, plus the mayor, city administrator, city clerk, and department heads met last night with a consultant working on behalf of Missouri Intergovernmental […]