Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission reviews various county departments

The Grundy County Commission Tuesday morning discussed a closed bridge on Southwest 86th Avenue. A replacement tube order for the bridge has been canceled. The Southwest 86th Avenue bridge will remain closed due to a failed inspection by the Missouri Department of Transportation in April. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says the county is looking into […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Building and Nuisance Board deals with extensive list of properties at latest meeting

Extensions of time were granted regarding eight residential properties when the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board met Monday evening, May 18, 2020. Two other properties were removed from the declaration of a nuisance as repairs were made as requested. Those locations are 912 West 14th Street owned by Teresa Coltrain and 2108 Main owned by […]

Trenton Downtown Improvement Association (TDIA)

Trenton Downtown Improvement Association hopes to begin efforts of improving downtown properties

The Trenton Downtown Improvement Association requested, and members of the Trenton building board indicated their support, to begin efforts aimed at an equitable way of improving various properties in the downtown area of Trenton. TDIA President Jackie Soptic said she’d like to get certain buildings into what she called “friendly hands.” The TDIA board and […]

Election 2020

Daviess County consolidates polling precincts for June 2, 2020 election

The Daviess County Clerk has announced the consolidation of polling precincts for the upcoming June 2nd election. The single location to vote in person, along with other changes, are due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Clerk and election authority Ronetta Burton reports balloting on June 2nd can only be done at the central polling location which […]

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri officially alters this year’s State Summer Games

Special Olympics Missouri is officially altering this year’s State Summer Games originally scheduled for June 5-7 in Columbia. SOMO already announced the cancellation of all of its training and events through May 31 due to COVID-19. Since SOMO is a year-round sports organization that requires athletes to train for at least eight weeks before a […]

Railroad Crossing

One dead, one life-flighted after ignoring railroad crossing signal

One person was killed and another was injured Sunday night at a railroad crossing in Ray County. The highway patrol said the accident happened when a vehicle containing two Richmond residents failed to yield to a railroad crossing traffic control device, drove around the train crossing arm and was struck by the westbound locomotive on […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves raise for classified staff

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education on Tuesday approved a two percent raise for classified staff. Teacher steps on the certified salary schedule were also approved, and all classified staff members were rehired. Launch was approved as the virtual provider for student coursework. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports the initial set up fee for Launch will […]

Finance

Trenton Finance Committee trims proposed budget; deficit reduced to $115,693

Using a combination of adding some revenue and reducing some spending has resulted in an adjustment of over $42,000 on the proposed city of Trenton budget for the one year period beginning the 1st of May. Revisions are recommended in several line item categories as Trenton Finance Committee members and department heads agreed upon reductions. […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council to consider budgets and proposed raises for city employees

When the City Council meets Monday evening to consider budgets for the city and Trenton Municipal Utilities, the proposed ordinances also establishes employee and officer positions and compensations. Salary increases have been proposed for the 2020-21 fiscal year beginning May 1st. Each of the following is subject to city council approved of the ordinance adopting […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Daviess County races on the ballot for the August Primary Election

There are several races for the Daviess County August Primary Election. Democrat incumbent Sally Black filed for assessor as well as Republicans Aaron Piburn and Joshua Lisle. Incumbent Wayne Uthe and Wayne Creek filed for Second District Commissioner as Republicans, and Greg Houghton filed as a Democrat for the position. Christian Kyle Cornett, Larry J. […]