Farm in Winter

Agriculture secretary pressed about pandemic relief funds for farmers

(Missouri Independent) – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack faced questions on how his agency is doling out emergency pandemic aid and fostering collaboration with historically Black colleges during a Thursday hearing before the House Agriculture Committee. Committee Chairman David Scott, a Georgia Democrat, asked Vilsack for “critical updates on the implementation of pandemic relief programs, including […]

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Nominations Sought for NCMC/TJC distinguished alumni

Nominations for distinguished alumni from North Central Missouri College and Trenton Junior College are being accepted for 2021.  The North Central Missouri College Foundation, Inc. will honor the selected alumni who attended TJC/NCMC during the Pirates Ball planned for March 26, 2022.  To nominate an alum (either a graduate or someone who successfully completed one […]

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MU Extension to hold two-day feedlot school in Trenton

The University of Missouri Extension will hold a feedlot school on January 13 and January 14, 2022, at North Central Missouri College in Trenton. MU Extension beef nutritionist Eric Bailey says MU Extension specialists will present the “ins and outs of feeding cattle in Missouri.” There is renewed interest in feedlots due to new packing […]

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Grundy County Commission approves amendment to county budget

The Grundy County Commission on December 14th approved an amendment to the 2021 Grundy County Budget. Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard reports the amendment involved the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, with revenues of $956,624 and no expenses. Presiding Commission Phillip Ray says the county expects to receive an equal part from the American […]

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Volunteers needed for streambank stabilization project near Thompson River

Volunteers are being sought to help plant willow tree stakes at the site of the streambank stabilization project near the Thompson River Bridge on Highway 6 near Trenton. Spokesperson Chris Hoffman says anyone can help with the work, which will start December 11th at 8 o’clock in the morning and is expected to be done […]

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North Central Missouri College wraps up the fall trap shooting season

The Shooting Sports Club at North Central Missouri College wrapped up its fall season on November 3, 2021, by hosting a trap shoot competition at the Trenton Trap & Skeet Range. The Trapshooting Club at Northwest Missouri State University brought ten participants to the contest. The event consisted of 50 targets from the 16-yard line, […]

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Artificial Insemination School for cattle to be held at Thompson Research Center in Spickard

Two cattle artificial insemination schools will be held at the MU Thompson Research Center in Spickard. The schools will be held November 15-18 and December 7-9. They will last from 5:30-8:30 pm each night. Topics covered include estrus synchronization, breeding protocols, tank maintenance, and hands-on insemination training. The cost is $400 per person and includes […]

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Governor Parson doubles down on push to prosecute reporter who found security flaw in state site

(Missouri Independent) – Gov. Mike Parson escalated his war with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday when his political operation published a video doubling down on his attack against a reporter who informed the state that a state website revealed teacher Social Security numbers. The video is produced by Uniting Missouri, a political action committee created by […]

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Grundy County Commission meets with firms regarding streambank stabilization project

The Grundy County Commission on October 19 met with the Howe Company and Binder Irrigation of Table Rock, Nebraska regarding the streambank stabilization project for the Thompson River west of Trenton. County Clerk Betty Spickard reports work on the project could start on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. The project is anticipated to be completed before […]

Crowder State Park

Crowder State Park to host guided hikes on October 23 and October 30

Park staff members at Crowder State Park invite the public to the campground amphitheater at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2021, for a guided 2-mile hike on Redbud Trail. Park staff will discuss plants, trees, and animals along the way. Redbud Trail is a moderately rugged trail that allows visitors to cross several dry creek […]

Smithfield makes 30K donation to Grundy County Industrial Development

Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation receives $30,000 donation

Smithfield and Roeslein Energy have made a $30,000 donation to the Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation to help the IDC with costs associated with the Thompson River Bank Stabilization Project, taking place on Highway 6 west of Trenton. The IDC has committed to pay for engineering costs associated with the work along with any cost […]

Missouri Day Festival

Audio: Approximately 135 vendors to be on hand at Missouri Day Festival in Trenton this weekend

Approximately 135 vendors will be on hand to ply their wares at the Missouri Day Festival in Trenton this weekend. They will be open in the Trenton Rock Barn, courtyard, pavilion, and flea market area on October 15, 2021, from 10 to 7 o’clock and October 16th from 9 to 7 o’clock. Trenton Area Chamber of […]

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Guided hikes to be held at Crowder State Park with special attraction during weekend of Missouri Day festival

A two-mile guided hike will be held at Crowder State Park west of Trenton October 23rd. The Redbud Fall Hike will start at the campground amphitheater that morning at 10 o’clock. Park staff will discuss plants, trees, and animals along the way. Crowder State Park describes Redbud Trail as moderately rugged. It allows visitors to […]

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Grundy County Commission accepts bid for work on streambank stabilization project

The Grundy County Commission September 28, 2021, accepted a base bid and two add alternates from Binder Irrigation of Table Rock, Nebraska for work on the streambank stabilization project near the Thompson River Bridge on Highway 6. The total cost is $616,944.40. It was previously reported the base bid is $575,030.40, add alternate one is […]

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Officials at Calamity Jane Days celebration announce winners in various categories of Car Show

A car show was one of the featured events at the Calamity Jane Days celebration on Sunday, September 18, 2021. There were 75 total entries in the event, and officials have announced winners in various categories. Antique 1st Place: Don Saffell, Mercer, MO 1925 Ford Model T 2nd Place: Paul Smith, Princeton, MO 1947 Jeep […]

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Grundy County Commission receives update on funding of streambank stabilization project

The Grundy County Commission on September 21, 2021, received an update on funding of the streambank stabilization project near the Thompson River Bridge on Highway 6. Jackie Soptic with the Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation reported she discovered the Missouri Department of Transportation approved funding of $120,980 and sent a letter to the commission in December […]