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EPA takes action to investigate PFAS contamination

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to address PFAS, the agency is making new information available about EPA testing that shows PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers.   Through a coordinated effort with both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a pesticide manufacturer, the agency has determined that fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers that are used to […]

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Construction begins soon on Caldwell County’s Little Otter Creek Reservoir

After approximately 30 years of hard work and persistence, Little Otter Creek Reservoir is becoming a reality. The final permits to begin construction were issued in late October 2020. Bud Motsinger, Presiding Commissioner of Caldwell County credits the success of this endeavor to the patience and support of the Citizens of Caldwell County and the […]

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Audio: Trenton City Administrator, Ron Urton, provides an update on the 17th Street Bridge project

The old 17th Street Bridge in Trenton was torn down in the summer so the location would have a new one, but there have been delays in the construction project which is now not expected to be finished until next year. Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton provided an update on the situation.     Delays […]

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JC Penney closing another 15 stores, with one in Missouri included in latest announcement

JC Penney is closing another 15 stores nationwide next spring, including one in southern Missouri. The department store chain’s website shows the West Plains location is shutting down. The company closed its stores for two months when COVID-19 first came on the scene. It then chose to permanently shutter about 150 stores and file for […]

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Audio: Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton on the asphalt plant and new sidewalks

While Trenton’s asphalt plant produced a large amount of tonnage (25,000 tons) for street work this year, the amount did not include asphalt used in the Highway 6 resurfacing project. The general contractor had its own asphalt plant. Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton spoke with KTTN.     Before the resurfacing project, and in conjunction […]