Trenton Municipal Utilities

TMU replacing electric transformer on Industrial Drive

Employees of the TMU electric department are installing a new electric transformer at the north substation, just off Industrial Drive. Utility Director Ron Urton told KTTN that electric power is being re-routed while the installation is underway. The existing transformer at the north substation is to refurbished and then reinstalled at the south substation. The […]

Road Closed Due to Flooding Sign

Missouri River likely to enter minor flood stage this week

Levels on the Missouri River could move into minor flood stage from Nebraska City to northwest Missouri’s St. Joseph this week. Chairman Tom Waters with the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association says the area isn’t prepared for a high-than-normal runoff predicted. “The big issue for us is soil moisture,” Waters tells Missourinet affiliate KFEQ […]

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Chillicothe woman and child injured in southwest Missouri crash

A Chillicothe woman and young child were injured in the collision of two cars in southwest Missouri’s Hickory County. Twenty-eight-year-old Jami Miller and an 11-year-old girl were taken to the Citizen’s Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. The youth received moderate injuries and Ms. Miller had minor injuries. The driver of a second vehicle, 70-year-old Judith Shiverdecker […]

School Bus

Several area schools extending closure to April 27th due to COVID-19

Several area school districts have extended their closures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. School districts extending their closures through April 24th include Chillicothe, Jamesport Tri-County, Gallatin, Braymer, Polo, and Southwest Livingston County of Ludlow. Those districts tentatively plan to resume classes on April 27th. Chillicothe R-2 reports its meal program will continue through April […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of March 30, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the  week of March 30 – April 5. All road closures for roadwork, incidents, and ongoing flooding can be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule […]

Audio: Hamilton in final four of Strongest Town Competition

Hamilton is in the final four for the Strongest Town Competition. Strong Towns introduced 16 communities two weeks ago that stood out among nominees for their efforts, including local financial strength and resilience, civic engagement, and bottom-up development. Strong Towns describes itself on its website as “an international movement…dedicated to making communities across the United […]

CRP Website

USDA announces more than 3.4 million acres selected for general signup in Conservation Reserve Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for […]

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Ridgeway woman injured in crash on Highway 69

A Ridgeway resident was injured on Thursday when the pickup she was driving traveled off Highway 69 in Harrison County and overturned when it struck an embankment five miles north of Bethany. Twenty-two-year-old Brittany Jennings received minor injuries and declined treatment at the scene but told officers she would seek medical attention later. The pickup […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Two more coronavirus related deaths recorded in Missouri bring total to 8

Two more residents of an assisted-living center in southwest Missouri’s Springfield have died from the coronavirus, bringing the number of deaths in the state to eight. Springfield-Greene County Health Director Clay Goddard says the victims lived at Morningside of Springfield East. The latest victims are a woman in her 70s and a woman in her […]