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USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states.  Missouri State Director Jeff Case is pleased to announce that over $10 million was invested into rural Missouri communities. “Rural […]

Missouri Veterans Recognition program

Missouri Veterans Recognition Program expands to include Gulf War, Iraq

 Missouri’s Veterans Recognition Program is now accepting applications from Veterans who served on active duty during recent conflicts in Iraq. The Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn Veterans Recognition Awards are now being offered to eligible Missourians, said retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Ortmeyer, the Veterans Recognition Program manager. “The awards […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital celebrates National EMS week

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton celebrated the 44th Annual National Emergency Medical Services week by hosting a barbecue lunch for local and regional EMS workers. EMS personnel from Grundy and Mercer Counties and LifeFlight Eagle attended the event at the hospital Wednesday. National EMS Week started Sunday and continues through Saturday. President Gerald Ford authorized […]

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McCaskill announces application process for U.S. service academies

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has announced that her office has begun the process for nominating young Missourians to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for an appointment to the Class of 2023. “Helping young, smart leaders in Missouri apply to the […]

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Emergency responders extricate Trenton man from wreckage in crash east of Trenton

A Trenton resident is hospitalized in Kansas City following a Highway 6 crash Tuesday evening near Trenton that involved a pickup truck and a big rig. The highway patrol listed injuries as serious for 24-year-old Jordin Curtis who was flown by Lifeflight Eagle helicopter to the Truman Medical Center in Independence.  The report indicated Curtis […]

Crime and Courts

Four face judge in Associate Division of Grundy County court

A Trenton resident has waived preliminary hearings on several felony charges. Misdemeanor cases have been certified to be heard in a higher court. Cody James Burchett of Trenton appeared yesterday in the Associate Division of court. Charges include assault in the third degree: special victim; attempted tampering with a witness in a felony prosecution; as […]