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Chillicothe student nominated for U.S. Air Force Academy

A Chillicothe resident is one of nine in Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District nominated for the United States Military Service Academy. United States Representative Sam Graves nominated Isaac Washburn for the U. S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. Washburn was an All-District football player, qualified for state in wrestling, and has been involved in Student […]

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Audio: Things to consider for Fall fertilizer applications

With a narrow window of opportunity for fertilizer applications this past spring and fall it is important for farmers to keep fertilizer application top of mind this upcoming fall to maintain nutrients in the soil. In this Managing for Profit, Curt Woolfolk, an agronomist with The Mosaic Company, provides fertilizer application recommendations for growers and […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee to send recommendations to Trenton City Council

The Trenton Utility Committee voted to send some items to the city council Wednesday evening. City Administrator Ron Urton reports the committee recommends the city council approve a lime sludge removal bid from Midwest Injection, Incorporated for $53.50 per dry ton. Another recommendation involves the council approving Normal Street sewer ditch crossing repair for $41,200. […]

Healthcare

Missouri improves in America’s Health Rankings for women, infants and children

Among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Missouri’s rank advanced to 37th overall in America’s Health Rankings – Health of Women and Children Report 2019, up from 41st in 2018. Within women’s health specifically, Missouri jumped eight spots on the ranking list. The report uses over 60 metrics to compare and rank the health […]

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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 […]

Nextdoor

Trenton Police Department receives inquiries from residents about “Nextdoor” letters

The Trenton Police Department reports it has received numerous inquiries about letter residents received regarding Nextdoor. The police department describes Nextdoor as a social networking service for neighborhoods based in San Francisco, California, founded in 2008, and launched in the United States in October 2011.  Typical platform uses include neighbors reporting on news and events […]

School Safety

Students will be safer as required background checks on school volunteers becomes state law

A new state law will help protect children at their schools as beginning August 28, school volunteers will be required to undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Auditor Galloway pushed for the new law after her audit of the state’s sexual offender registration program found background checks were mandatory for school employees, […]

Court News

Probation violation hearings dominate session of Grundy County court

Probation violation hearings dominated Thursday’s docket in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Shawn Michael Yuille saw his probation revoked on an original Grundy county charge of stealing a motor vehicle in April of 2015. Yuille was sentenced to three years with the Department of Corrections with the term to run concurrently […]