Missouri State Fair Sheep Pavilion

Audio: Missouri State Fair in Sedalia focusing on 4-H and FFA youth this year

The 2020 state fair in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia will be a youth livestock show only, due to COVID-19 concerns. The 11-day fair begins Thursday and runs until Sunday, August 23. State Fair Director Mark Wolfe says Missouri 4-H and FFA members will receive an invaluable agriculture education experience in Sedalia. “I think we’re going to have […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve ordinances, presented reports from departments

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted several ordinances this week. One authorized the city entering into an equipment lease agreement with the Friends of Gallatin. Another approved an electric franchise with Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, Incorporated. A third authorized the city entering into a service contract agreement with the Missouri Rural Water Association to conduct sewer […]

Motel Bed Tax

Audio: How the “Bed Tax” on the June 2 ballot works and the benefits the tax offers to Trenton

If a five percent lodging tax is approved by Trenton voters next Tuesday, a seven-member commission will be appointed to oversee the spending of the money for tourism-related promotions. Trenton City Councilmember Cathie Smith provides details.     Among other communities, money generated by the so-called “bed tax” has been used to purchase advertising in […]

Gavel and Law book

Missouri Attorney General files civil suits, criminal charges against four fraudulent contractors

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced that his office has filed civil lawsuits against two contractors and criminal charges against another two contractors for allegedly defrauding multiple consumers. The four actions were filed Monday across the state.  “Making repairs and renovations on your home can be a stressful, busy time, and selecting a reputable […]

National Quilt Museum

Missouri Quilt Museum of Hamilton to host permanent display from National Quilt Museum

The Missouri Quilt Museum of Hamilton and The National Quilt Museum of Paducah, Kentucky have finalized an agreement to bring a collection of modern quilts to visitors to Hamilton all the time. When the Missouri Quilt Museum opens this fall, it will create a permanent location for quilts from The Collection of The National Quilt […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Library to offer “Sneak Peak” at plans for new Children’s Library

The Livingston County Library Board of Trustees will be holding a community meeting to offer a sneak peek at the plans for the new Children’s Library on Wednesday, April 24 from 4:30-6:30 pm. The come-and-go style event, held in the Livingston County Library Courtroom, will allow community members to view floor plans for the new […]

Missouri Capitol Renovation

Audio: $50 million renovation in progress to spruce up 100-year-old Missouri Capitol

Work continues on $50 million in renovations of the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City. Dana Rademan Miller chairs the State Capitol Commission which is charged with the preservation of the structure. She says the building has been in urgent need of repair after state revenue declines led to 15-years of deferred maintenance.     Rademan […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission again tables courtroom remodeling

The Grundy County Commission met with Third Judicial Circuit Court Judge Jack Peace Tuesday afternoon to discuss proposed renovations for the third-floor circuit courtroom at the courthouse in Trenton. Presiding Commissioner Rick Hull says the commission will inquire about construction for the remodel and see if the company that previously submitted a bid for the […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education selects architectural firm

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education Tuesday morning selected an architectural firm for a possible upcoming building project to include building a performing arts center and renovations to district buildings. The board voted for Ellison-Auxier of Saint Joseph after some discussion. Board member Cliff Roeder originally moved to choose Ellison-Auxier, but the motion died for […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District moving closer to building performing arts center

The Trenton R-9 School District continues to move closer to the possibility of a performing arts center being built and several renovations to district buildings. Superintendent Dan Wiebers reported to the Board of Education Tuesday evening that the district received nine requests for qualifications for architectural services, which was more than he expected to receive. […]