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Grants available to help local public safety agencies address COVID-19

Public safety agencies in the Western District of Missouri are eligible for more than $3.2 million in Department of Justice grants announced today to aid their response to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, authorized by the recent stimulus legislation, will allow eligible state and local and […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Races set for offices in Mercer and Sullivan counties during August Primary Election

There are a couple of races in Mercer County for the August Primary Election. Incumbent Shane Grooms and Justin Porter both filed as Republicans for First District Commissioner. Filing as Republicans for sheriff were Jose Lopez and Jimmy See. Only one candidate filed for other Mercer County offices. Other incumbents seeking reelection include Second District […]

Trenton Municipal Utilities

Audio: Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton talks wages and raises for city employees

Department heads and Trenton City Council Finance Committee members have been working over the past few weeks to develop budgets for the city of Trenton and Trenton Municipal Utilities. The next fiscal year for 2020-21 begins May 1st. City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton spoke Tuesday with Open Line Moderator John Anthony.     The current […]

Trenton, Missouri

Audio: City Administrator Ron Urton and Mayor Linda Crooks on declaring the health emergency in Trenton

It’s been a week since the Trenton City Council met in a special session to declare a health emergency for the city of Trenton and give additional authority to the Mayor and City Administrator to act in case conditions warranted. City Administrator Ron Urton said that business is continuing as usual for city and TMU […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe officials close facilities in city parks system

By executive order from Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly, several facilities in the Chillicothe Parks System will close to public use effective immediately due to concerns of COVID-19 and in line with city, county, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations. Chillicothe playgrounds, fitness equipment, shelter houses, and restroom facilities will be closed until further notice. The […]

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center offices to remain closed until May 1, 2020

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center offices will remain closed to consumers and the public through May 1st to protect consumers and staff. The offices were originally planned to be closed through Friday. Consumer activities will continue to be conducted by telehealth or telephone services. Requests for medication refills will be addressed and completed as […]