Soybeans

Audio: Market analyst says jump in soybean prices is driven by supply more than demand

Market analyst Clayton Pope takes issue with the contention that current higher soybean prices are demand-driven. Pope concedes that USDA’s 75-million-bushel jump in soybean exports is significant for the market, but he says the August to November soybean supply dropped 346 million bushels. “Calling this a demand market is a little bit of a misnomer, […]

Pattonsburg Schools

Pattonsburg School District to close November 23rd through December 7th due to positive case of COVID-19

The Pattonsburg R-2 School District will close from November 23rd through December 7th due to having a positive COVID-19 case in the building. Superintendent Bill Pottorff reports that, due to close contacts, there is not enough staff to provide services. Packets will be provided for students to continue the education process. Teachers will be in […]

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Economic Development Committee to recommend public vote on “use” tax for Trenton

A committee composed of four members of the Trenton City Council has voted to recommend a public vote on enacting a local “use” tax for the city. The Economic Development Committee on Monday evening discussed the possibility before voting to send a recommendation to the full city council to put the issue on next April’s […]

Democratic Party

2020 was a bloodbath for Missouri Democrats. Will 2022 be any better?

(Missouri Independent) – There’s no point trying to spin it: While the 2020 election was a mixed verdict nationally, with Republicans gaining congressional seats and minimizing Senate losses even as Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump, the Missouri verdict was unequivocal. It started atop the ticket with Trump’s dominance. He and Gov. Mike Parson set […]

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Grundy County authorities report the arrest of two on warrants

Two area residents were arrested on November 12th on capias warrants. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 34-year-old Cindy Gearin of Trenton and 19-year-old David Clay Austin Travis of Spickard were brought to the Law Enforcement Center from the courtroom. Gearin’s warrant was for alleged failure to appear on felony altering lottery tickets. Court documents […]

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Mayor Linda Crooks receives Missouri Community College Association Distinguished Alumni Award

Mayor Linda Crooks, from Trenton, Mo, was recently recognized by the Missouri Community College Association for her outstanding alumni support of North Central Missouri College and Missouri community colleges. Linda received the 2020 Distinguished Alumni award at the statewide MCCA convention held virtually November 11-13, 2020. This award is prestigiously selected and given annually to […]

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Missouri sets new record for COVID cases; Health director warns to avoid holiday gatherings

(Missouri Independent) – Missourians should not hold big family Thanksgiving or Christmas gatherings this year, but they will likely be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine by the spring, the state health director said Thursday. In an interview on KCMO radio, Randall Williams said the rapid spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, especially in outstate […]

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Grundy County Board of Education modifies attendance for home basketball games

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education the evening of November 11th discussed modifications for home basketball games in regard to COVID-19. Attendance will be allowed only with a ticket. About 150 tickets will be issued per game. Each Grundy R-5 player, coach, and cheerleader will receive five tickets. Visiting teams will receive two tickets […]

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University of Missouri online crop conference set for December 1st and 2nd

Farmers and crop specialists can hear updates from some of the nation’s leading agricultural researchers Dec. 1-2 at the 2020 University of Missouri Crop Management Conference. Due to Missouri COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s conference is offered live online, said MU Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley. Technology discussions lead the conference. Bradley tells about MU research […]