Economic Development

Department of Economic Development awards $15.8 million for community development projects statewide

The Department of Economic Development announced it will award more than $15.8 million to 38 recipients through its Community Development Block Grant Program to help communities with infrastructure improvement and other projects across Missouri. “Strengthening infrastructure and improving our workforce remains my administration’s top priorities,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Whether repairing roads, upgrading facilities, or […]

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Annual Unionville Lions Country Music Festival set to kick off on June 10, 2021

Free activities are being held at the Unionville City Park/fairgrounds through June 12 for the 13th Annual Unionville Lions Country Music Festival. June 10th’s activities include a potluck meal at the Lions Building at 5 o’clock. Everyone is invited to bring a dish. Drinks will be provided. There will be Gospel music in the 4-H Building […]

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Trenton City Council approves purchase of police cars, East 28th Street Bridge proposal rejected

The Trenton City Council took action Monday night on several topics including the adoption of three ordinances as recommended by the Trenton Utility Committee from last week. Toward the end of the council meeting, the discussion focused on what the city can do, if anything, to enforce the cleanup of property at 601 Jefferson Street. […]

Audio: Missouri senator attempts to expand LGBTQ protections

State Senator Greg Razer says minds are shifting about changing the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act. The Kansas City Democrat has filed legislation that would ban discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity for things like housing, financial help, employment, or the use of public restrooms. Razer, who is openly gay, says he has talked to […]

Missouri State Parks

Missouri state parks and historic sites prepare for 2021 camping season

Missouri state park and historic site campgrounds are preparing for the 2021 camping season, which typically begins April 1. On-season begins earlier at some campgrounds than others. Visit mostateparks.com/activity/camping for opening dates at specific campgrounds. To help guarantee a safe and enjoyable camping experience, the following new and updated procedures have been implemented. To ensure […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees approve applying for CARES Act funding to curtail expenses from COVID-19

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the evening of Tuesday, July 28th applying for Grundy County CARES Act funding to combat COVID-19 expenses. A Return to Fall Plan was also presented. NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver said the college could receive $89,000 in Grundy County CARES Act funding, which could be used […]

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Chilli Bay Water Park in Chillicothe announces plans for opening

There are plans to open the Chilli Bay Water Park in Chillicothe this season despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The pool is scheduled to open on Memorial Day. Chillicothe Parks Director Josh Norris says the season will look “very different” with policies in place to help follow social distancing guidelines. Only season pass holders will be […]

Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks to begin phased reopening of campgrounds

Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, today announced the phased reopening of campgrounds as a part of its continued efforts to return to normal operations in conjunction with Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan. Missouri State Parks campgrounds will reopen to accommodate existing campground reservations at 3 p.m., […]

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Jamesport City Council discusses utility bills, reopening of park buildings and nuisance properties

The Jamesport City Council discussed customer utility bills Monday. It was agreed there will not be more notices given to late customers. If payment is not made in full by the 25th of a month, non-payment customers will be disconnected, and an additional $100 reconnect fee will be applied to their bills. All utility payments […]

Linn County Health Department Website

Linn County Health Department releases suggestions as business reopen

The Linn County Health Department has released suggestions for reducing the spread of COVID-19 as businesses reopen Monday as Phase 1 of Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan. Individuals are asked to maintain a “Safer at Home” attitude, continue to practice good hygiene, and strongly consider using face coverings while in public, especially […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]

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Trenton R-9 Board of Education addresses salary schedules

The 2019-20 salary schedule was adopted during a meeting last night of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education. The schedule follows the requests submitted last month by the salary and welfare committee; and endorsed by the superintendent. Superintendent Dan Wiebers reported the increases noted for the salary schedule will cost more than $177,000 which is […]

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. […]

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USDA announces investments to support infrastructure and other essential services for rural Missourians

USDA Rural Development State Director Jeff Case announced today that the USDA is investing over $734,000 in eight (8) projects that will build community infrastructure and provide essential services for over 57,000 rural Missourians. “The commitment to improving infrastructure and essential services throughout rural America is a priority of this administration,” said Case.  “USDA is […]