Economy

Survey shows economy improving in Missouri and Midwest

The economic picture is brightening for both Missouri and the Midwest. Creighton University’s August survey of supply managers and business leaders across the nine-state region finds the financial situation slowly improving. Economist Ernie Goss of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska says the survey’s leading economic indicator for the region climbed. “The index from that survey […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission approves project agreement with Sullivan County

The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission (MHTC) approved a project agreement between the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and Sullivan County to provide up to $9.2 million in a local match for the $13.4 Million BUILD Grant for road and bridge infrastructure around the East Locust Creek Reservoir. While work remains to secure a Grant […]

Missouri Senate Room

Missouri Senate committee begins work on violent crimefighting package

A Missouri Senate committee is reviewing a plan that aims to help reduce the state’s violent crime rate. Sen. Doug Libla, the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee chairman is sponsoring the bill the Legislature is tasked with passing during the special session underway. In Kansas City, at least 107 people have been murdered so […]

Audio: Missouri lawmakers hope to see a cattle slaughter facility in Missouri

Two state lawmakers testified Thursday in Jefferson City that an effort is underway to get a cattle slaughter facility in Missouri. State Reps. Don Rone, R-Portageville, and Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, testified before the Joint Committee on Agriculture. Rone says he and Shaul participated in a conference call this week with retailers, grocers and meat wholesalers. “This would be […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission reviews FEMA projects related to flooding in Grundy County

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday morning reviewed Federal Emergency Management Agency projects related to flooding last year and discussed work completed at several sites. There are 12 project locations: Northeast 64th Street, Northeast 80th Street, Southwest Aspen Lane, Northeast 37th Street, Northwest 85th Street, Northeast 25th Street, 350th Avenue, Halie Avenue, Southeast 120th Avenue, […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee tackles busy agenda

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee this week discussed preparations for the Missouri Day Festival. Preparations will be similar to past years with volunteers staffing the Emergency Operations Center and assist with traffic and the parade route. Bill Brinton with Region H Hazmat brought lights for use at the festival as requested. He reported […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee holds lengthy meeting

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee approved the budget as proposed at a meeting Tuesday. Secretary Kelli Hillerman reports anticipated expenses for the local emergency planning committee include nearly 26 hundred dollars ($2,565) for Hazardous Materials dues, $200 for training, and $100 each for meetings and Tier 2 (II) notices, for a total of […]

Bobwhite Quail

Missouri Department of Conservation predicts good quail season in parts of the state

With the quail-hunting season starting November 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation advises hunters that overall quail production was about the same as last year, but below the 10-year average. MDC staff note that good hunting can be found in areas with quality habitat in north the and west-central portions of the state. Each August, […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Local Emergency Planning Committee discuses Missouri Day Festival

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee discussed the Missouri Day Festival at its meeting this week. Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Carman reported there is no plan to activate the Emergency Operations Center, but a Web Emergency Operation Center event will be created. Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton talked about the potential […]