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Audio: Bible classes could be taught in Missouri public schools under proposed bill

Public school students in Missouri would be able to study the Bible as an elective if a pre-filed bill (SB684) in the State Senate becomes law.     Democrat Karla May of St. Louis is sponsoring the proposal. A summary of the bill on the Senate’s website says the courses would not “endorse, favor, promote, […]

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Trenton Police Department reports on nuisance calls

The Trenton Police Department reports 104 total nuisance incidents had been filed for the year so far as of November 22nd. The greatest number of complaints involved grass and weeds with 48. There were 42 involving trash and debris. There were also 13 involving unregistered vehicles and one involving the open storage of a disabled […]

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September, 2021 temperatures were above normal while September rainfall was below normal

The September weather summary for Trenton shows above normal temperatures and well below normal rainfall. Highs and lows both were about four degrees above normal with highs averaging nearly 83 degrees. The warmest temperature was 91on September 26. Highs reached 90 degrees on both September 27 and 28. Highs were in the 80s on 19 […]

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Missouri Supreme Court mulls challenge to laws that blocked abortion bill vote

(Missouri Independent) – Making people who want to force a statewide vote on newly passed laws wait while the Secretary of State writes a ballot title undermines the constitutional right of referendum, attorneys for an abortion-rights group argued Wednesday to the Missouri Supreme Court. A ballot title was “not necessary for most of Missouri history,” […]

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Representatives of Higher Learning Commission to conduct 10 year review of NCMC

Representatives of the Higher Learning Commission will be at North Central Missouri College in Trenton today and Tuesday for a standard accreditation review. The review happens every ten years and as part of the process, the representatives have requested to meet with the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees. The meeting is scheduled for […]

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Coronavirus American Rescue Plan Act funding available to Daviess County

Coronavirus American Rescue Plan Act funding is available to Daviess County political subdivisions, businesses, non-profits, and other entities. The county has received half of its grant funds from the United States Treasury to disburse for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic from March 3rd, 2021 to December 31st, 2022. Applications can be made for […]

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Highway Patrol provides a summary of new laws related to public safety, transportation, watercraft, & protection of children

The abbreviated descriptions below are intended to make the public aware of some of the new legislation enacted by the Missouri General Assembly, which is related to crime and motor vehicles. The listed legislation has been signed into law. Unless otherwise noted, these laws will go into effect on August 28, 2021.  SB 26 PROVISIONS […]

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Month of July receives above normal rainfall in Trenton

The July 2021 weather summary in Trenton shows above-normal rainfall, slightly above normal low temperatures, and below normal high temperatures. Rainfall totaled 6.42 inches in July at the water plant in western Trenton, where precipitation and temperature readings are recorded for the National Weather Service. The 6.42 inches is 2.15inches above normal for July. It […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve LAGERS retirement program; update provided on new electric and water meter installation

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on Monday, July 12 approved the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System performing a payroll case study. That was after two LAGERS employees presented information on the retirement program. The LAGERS employees reported that if the city chose to enter the LAGERS retirement program, a new payroll case study would […]

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Landowners and tenants invited to respond to 2021 Missouri rental rate survey

Landowners lease roughly 35% of Missouri crop, pasture, and woodland acreage to renters every year. Rented acreage has increased in recent years as more land has transitioned to the next generation, interest rates have incentivized land investments, and interest in carbon markets and working land conservation has grown, said Ben Brown, extension economist with the […]

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Gilman City Board of Education approves 2021-2022 budget

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 budget on June 29th. Expenditures are projected at $1,841,160, and revenues are anticipated to be $1,781,781. There is a projected deficit of $59,379. The 2020-2021 budget was reviewed. Total expenditures were $1,890,907.44, and total revenues were $2,097,433.13. There was an excess of $206,525.69. The board […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases audit of Missouri State Treasurer’s Office

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit report on the Office of Missouri State Treasurer covering the year that ended June 30, 2020. As with other audits of the office issued since 2016, the most recent report had no findings and gave an overall performance rating of “excellent,” the highest rating available.  The report includes […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve setting electric rates

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen this week approved an ordinance and resolution regarding the setting of electric rates. City Clerk Hattie Rains reports the ordinance authorized the city, going forward, to use a resolution instead of an ordinance to set electric rates. The resolution changed the electric rates for citizens and businesses. The rates will […]

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Squirrel and black bass seasons open on May 22 in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages the public to discover nature this summer by squirrel hunting and black bass fishing. Both seasons open Saturday, May 22. SQUIRRELS The hunting season on eastern gray and fox squirrels runs May 22 through Feb. 15, 2022. Allowed methods include shotguns, rifles, and other legal firearm methods, as well […]