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Boone Construction Company files lawsuit against City of Trenton regarding replacement of 17th Street bridge

Boone Construction Company of Columbia has filed a petition against the City of Trenton related to work on the 17th Street Bridge. The petition involves five counts including breach of contract, breach of warranty ex contractu, unjust enrichment, quantum meruit, and damages and costs pursuant to the Missouri Public Prompt Payment Act. Boone requests the […]

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U.S. House Democrats add more mass transit, high-speed rail into infrastructure bill

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. House transportation panel early Wednesday passed along party lines the panel’s $60 billion slice of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget plan, adding nearly $20 billion for a new transit program and high-speed rail development in the states. Chairman Peter A. DeFazio of Oregon had considered these and other items underfunded in […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Attorneys argue Missouri is violating federal law, courts on Medicaid expansion delays

(Missouri Independent) – Attorneys who successfully sued to force Missouri to enact voter-approved Medicaid expansion argued in a letter to state officials Thursday that delays in implementation violate not only the court order but also federal law. The plaintiffs’ attorneys, Chuck Hatfield and Lowell Pearson joined with Joel Ferber, director of advocacy for Legal Services […]

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Commentary: As schools reopen, an epidemiologist on what works — and what’s not worth the effort

This article is a commentary, the views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, Doctor Brandon Guthrie, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of KTTN/KGOZ radio, the staff, management, and webmaster. Dr. Brandon Guthrie is an epidemiologist and associate professor at the University of Washington. His specific research […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education reviews reopening plan; first day of school is August 25

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education set the annual tax rate at a hearing on August 10, 2021. The rate was increased by $.0136 to $4.9644. During the regular meeting, the board approved the American Rescue Plan and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief. The plan entails how Pleasant View will spend the COVID-19 […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education discusses COVID-19 protocols during lengthy meeting

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on August 10th discussed COVID-19-related matters for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Mike Stegman began by going over a list of protocols. They included staff and students attending school in person and using social distancing. Masks will be optional for staff and students inside district facilities. It is “highly […]

St. Lukes Mercer Clinic (Dr. Tammy Hart)

Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic in Princeton to reopen August 2

The Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic in Princeton will reopen on August 2 after being closed for several weeks while flood damage was repaired. Doctor Tammy Hart and Advanced Practice Provider Jordan Jones will treat patients at the Mercer County Clinic as they did before the temporary closure. Patients are asked to call the clinic at […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approve bids and personnel matters

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved bids and purchases as well as personnel matters July 27th. Athletic insurance was purchased through Dissinger Reed of Overland Park, Kansas for the 2021-2022 sports year at a cost of $31,467. That was for $26,980 for secondary accident insurance and $4,487 for catastrophic accident insurance with […]

School Reopening with Coronavirus or COVID-19

Audio: Missouri has new coronavirus guidance out to help K-12 schools reopen safely this fall

The state has new coronavirus guidance out to help Missouri’s K-12 schools reopen safely this fall.     The guidance aligns with the CDC recommending masks be worn indoors by anyone age 2 and older who is not fully vaccinated. The state says mask requirements should be made by local school boards, after consideration of […]

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Steve Maxey gives presentation on Hy-Vee Arena in Kansas City at Rotary meeting

Former Trenton resident Steve Maxey spoke at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on July 1st. He is a sales manager for the Hy-Vee Arena in Kansas City, which was previously the Kemper Arena. He gave the history and personal stories of the former Kemper Arena, which hosted events including the 1976 Republican National Convention, the […]

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Mercer County Route BB now open after bridge rehabilitation project

The Branch of Weldon Fork Creek Bridge on Mercer County Route BB is now open after a bridge rehabilitation project. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. to replace the bridge’s deck. This bridge, located northwest of Mercer, is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which […]

WOTUS or Waters of the United States

Coalition of lawmakers sound alarm on Biden administration’s plan to redefine “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS

Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) and other top Republican leaders in outlining their concerns regarding the Biden administration’s intention to undo the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule.  The Biden administration’s recent announcement signaled its intent […]