Trenton Chamber of Commerce

Trenton Chamber of Commerce to sponsor contests in conjunction with Missouri Day Festival

The Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold several community contests in conjunction with the Missouri Day Festival. All local businesses are encouraged to participate in a window decorating contest, sponsored by the Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri. Painted and classic decorations will be accepted with cash prizes awarded. First place will receive $100, and […]

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Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

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Application deadline approaching for disaster unemployment benefits in six Missouri counties

The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Employment Security will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for individuals in six Missouri counties through September 5, 2019, whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and ended July 5, 2019. A disaster assistance amendment was […]

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NRCS offering more than $9 million to restore flood-prone lands in 69 Missouri counties

In response to flooding in Missouri and across the country this year, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing the availability of $9 million to fund conservation easements in 69 Missouri counties damaged by flooding and other natural disasters. Funds are available through the floodplain easement component of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP-FPE). […]

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Briggs & Stratton to expand in Poplar Bluff, create 130 new jobs

Briggs & Stratton, a gasoline engine manufacturer, today announced the expansion of its current facility in Poplar Bluff, creating 130 new jobs over the next 12 months with an average salary of $36,531 and additional hiring in 2021. The project represents a capital investment of $15 million to help streamline production and increase the utilization […]

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Disaster unemployment benefits available to flood and tornado victims in six additional Missouri counties

An additional six counties have been added to the list of 20 Missouri counties already declared as major disasters. The declaration and yesterday’s amendment allow Missourians in those 26 counties whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and continuing, to apply for up to […]

Residents in Grundy County need to report flood damage immediately

Grundy County’s Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs says anyone who has not yet contacted him regarding flood or storm-damaged property, should do so immediately. Briggs, who’s a First Ward Councilman, told the Trenton City Council last night that Grundy is among the 21 counties Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials are re-considering for a presidential […]

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KCP&L customers to see slight increase in electric bills

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application filed by Kansas City Power & Light Company to adjust the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills. The DSIM charge, which appears as a separate line- item on customer bills, allows KCP&L to recover demand-side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri […]

Audio: Mizzou professor sums up Democratic Presidential debates

Democratic presidential candidates are fresh off this week’s televised debates.  University of Missouri political communications professor Mitchell McKinney says he was surprised about the difference in the first debate versus the second one.     The second night focused on going after presumptive frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden for his age and record […]