Missouri Public Service Commission Website

Missouri Public Service Commission approves addendum to terriorital agreement

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an addendum to a previously approved electric territorial agreement between Union Electric Company doing business as Ameren Missouri and Farmers’ Electric Cooperative. The Commission approved a territorial agreement between the two electric service providers in September of 1998 and an addendum in October of 2013. The Commission concluded […]

Back to School

Mercer County organizations seek donations for “Back to School” event

The Mercer County Health Department and the Mercer County Ministerial Alliance are seeking donations from local businesses, individuals, and community organizations for their Back to School Event. The event at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Princeton the evening of July 27th at 5:30 will provide children with recommended school supplies. The event will also include […]

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USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states.  Missouri State Director Jeff Case is pleased to announce that over $10 million was invested into rural Missouri communities. “Rural […]

Military Service Academy Plaques

McCaskill announces application process for U.S. service academies

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has announced that her office has begun the process for nominating young Missourians to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for an appointment to the Class of 2023. “Helping young, smart leaders in Missouri apply to the […]

Missouri capitol

Audio: Missouri House and Senate leaders announce they’ll push ahead with Greitens investigation after criminal charge dropped

Missouri House and Senate Republican leaders quickly responded to a felony charge being dropped against fellow GOP member Governor Eric Greitens.     Leadership in both chambers issued statements condemning the governor’s conduct. House Speaker Todd Richardson, House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr, and House Majority Floor Leader Rob Vescovo pointed to two reports issued […]

Crime and Courts

Prison sentences handed down in Division One of Grundy County court

Numerous cases were processed Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Bobby Dean Morgans the second of Trenton has been sentenced to prison for theft of a county ambulance, a burglary, and probation violations. Morgans admitted to the violations and probation was revoked. A previously suspended sentence was set aside and a […]

Ticks

Ticks can carry many diseases so be tick aware this Summer

Tick season is here and milder winters and warm spring temperatures could result in higher numbers of ticks and tick-borne disease. National numbers recently released May 1 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that cases of diseases transmitted by ticks doubled from 2004 – 2016. In addition, new disease-causing agents that can […]

Dicamba

Volatility in Dicamba remains controversial

Of all the factors that led to the off-target movement of dicamba in 2017, volatility remains the most controversial. Older formulations, such as Banvel and Clarity, have long been known to volatilize when sprayed under certain environmental conditions. Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax were all marketed as dicamba formulations substantially lower in volatility than previous formulations. […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Finance Committee to recommend purchase of reverse 911 system

The Trenton Finance Committee voted Thursday evening to recommend to the Trenton City Council the purchase of a reverse 911 public notification system as well as an increase in pay for city employees. City Administrator Ron Urton reports Grundy County, the health department, Trenton, and Trenton Municipal Utilities would split the $5,000 annual fee for […]