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Audio: Every available Missouri state trooper to be on the road and water this Memorial Day weekend

You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the road throughout the long Memorial Day weekend. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz describes the holiday weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season. “We know that a lot of people are ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors and travel is part of […]

Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Two north Missouri school districts to receive EPA funds to replace school buses

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1,000,000 to 23 Missouri school districts and one Missouri school bus transportation company to replace older diesel school buses. Two area school districts will receive funding including Linn County R-1 of Purdin who will receive $40,000 for two buses and Winston R-6 is to receive […]

Automated Flagger

Drivers urged to slow down and pay attention as MoDOT ramps up construction

“I don’t remember taking the hit…” Retired MoDOT employee Mark Fresen only recalls the moments before a truck side-swiped the truck-mounted attenuator—or TMA—he was driving in a St. Louis work zone, crushing in the cab and pinning him inside. But it was an experience he’ll likely never forget. “When I woke up, I know someone […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves raise for classified staff

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education on Tuesday approved a two percent raise for classified staff. Teacher steps on the certified salary schedule were also approved, and all classified staff members were rehired. Launch was approved as the virtual provider for student coursework. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports the initial set up fee for Launch will […]

Finance

Trenton Finance Committee trims proposed budget; deficit reduced to $115,693

Using a combination of adding some revenue and reducing some spending has resulted in an adjustment of over $42,000 on the proposed city of Trenton budget for the one year period beginning the 1st of May. Revisions are recommended in several line item categories as Trenton Finance Committee members and department heads agreed upon reductions. […]

Princeton Missouri School District Website

Princeton Board of Education approves tuition rates

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education on Monday evening approved tuition to match the projected state adequacy target. Tuition for 2020-2021 will be $6,375, which is up $67 from 2019-2020. The board heard updates from school administrators regarding the school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prom, baccalaureate, and graduation have been postponed. Administrators are […]

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Rate study analyst warns Trenton City Council against reduction of electric rates

An official with a consulting company that analyzes utility rates told the City Council last night that no changes are recommended. But he also warned against thinking of reducing electric rates any more than they have been. Craig Woycheese is the senior rate analyst for Toth and Associates which was commissioned by the city to […]

St Joseph News Press

Saint Joseph News-Press to eliminate Saturday and Wednesday print editions

The Saint Joseph News-Press will eliminate its Saturday and Wednesday print editions, effective Saturday, April 18th and Wednesday, May 6th. The announcement was made in a letter to readers by Publisher and Editor David Bradley and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stacey Hill.  The letter says the News-Press plans to “beef up” the […]

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Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant to begin disinfection of water on Friday

The Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant will begin using free chlorine, or a free chlorine conversion, in its water system on Friday, April 10th. Water disinfection involves feeding free chlorine, instead of chloramines, as the disinfectant leaving the water treatment plant. The process will last about three to six weeks and affect customers of […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Rural Housing Service Single-Family Housing Effective March 19, borrowers with USDA single-family housing Direct […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC Board of Trustees approve Pandemic Response Policy at busy meeting on Tuesday

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved a Pandemic Response Policy and several other items related to COVID-19 Tuesday evening. The Pandemic Response Policy allows for 10 days of paid emergency leave to be made available immediately for current full-time employees who are unable to work due to needing to care for a […]