NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC to offer both online and on-campus courses this fall

North Central Missouri College will be offering both online and on-campus courses for fall 2020, with added measures to prioritize a safe campus environment. College officials will closely monitor Covid-19 information and work with local health officials to implement safe guidelines. Should additional local or state orders be placed, NCMC will review course offerings and […]

Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Missouri Chamber calls on governor to deal with ‘opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits’

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants Gov. Mike Parson to call a special session to put an end to “opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits”. In a press release, the Chamber says coronavirus liability is an emerging problem in Missouri involving those who believe they might have contracted the virus at a business and wants to […]

COVID-19 Interactive Dashboard website

Governor Parson announces launch of COVID-19 interactive dashboard

Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 dashboard containing Missouri-specific data from across the state.  “Throughout COVID-19, we have worked very hard to be transparent and provide Missourians with the most accurate, up-to-date information as possible, and the same goes for this dashboard,” Governor Parson said. “We want Missourians to have access to the […]

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 […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri Legislature adopts medical marijuana changes

The Missouri Legislature has passed changes to the state’s new medical marijuana industry. The FBI informed the state health department, which licenses and regulates the medical marijuana industry, that the department will not have access to its national fingerprint background check database. Representative Lane Roberts, R-Joplin, says his legislation would clear up that problem. “Because […]

Absentee Voting

Missouri Legislature gives final approval to absentee ballot legislation; photo ID requirement stripped out

Absentee ballot legislation that expands voting by mail through the rest of 2020 is on its way to Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s desk, after receiving final approval from the House in Jefferson City on Friday evening. The final House vote was 121-24 and came with about 30 minutes to spare before the mandatory 6 p.m. […]

Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down prison sentences in Thursday session of Grundy County Court

Prison sentences were announced on four defendants during Thursday’s session in the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Timothy Persell Junior admitted to probation violations. His probation was revoked and he was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections on each of three counts of distributing or delivering drugs early in 2016. The […]

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank receives donation from Hy-Vee and Sol Group

Hy-Vee, Incorporated has partnered with its melon vendor Sol Group to donate more than 7,200 fresh cantaloupes to Second Harvest Community Food Bank in Saint Joseph. Hy-Vee delivered the cantaloupes to Second Harvest Wednesday. Second Harvest Communications Coordinator Blake Haynes says the donation comes as food banks across Missouri and Kansas struggle to keep their […]

Safety first graphic

Graves, Hartzler ask for further clarity on CDC meatpacker safety guidelines

Congressman Sam Graves, along with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, sent a letter to Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within Department of Health and Human Services and Loren Sweatt, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Department of Labor, demanding further clarification on […]