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USDA announces 2022 cotton loan rate differentials

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the 2022 crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton which are applied to the crop loan rate to determine the per bale actual loan rate. The differentials, also referred to as loan rate premiums and discounts were calculated based on market valuations […]

Court News

Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday, April 14, 2022

Forty-third Circuit Court Judge Ryan Horsman of Chillicothe presided when several cases were processed Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Evidence was heard during a hearing and the judge found Josy Simmons of Trenton had violated the terms of her probation. The probation was revoked and a previous stay of execution was […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education address full agenda at meeting on Tuesday

At the Trenton R-9 Board of Education meeting on April 12th, Superintendent Mike Stegman discussed the school district’s bomb threat on March 30th. He said a threat came into the Trenton Police Department regarding a suspicious package at the high school, and the police informed the school district. Trenton Middle School and High School were […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Agenda for Trenton R-9 Board of Education includes insurance plans, grants and track repair

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education will discuss establishing insurance plans for 2022-2023 and a budget amendment. The board will meet at the school district office on April 12th at 5:30 pm. Other items on the agenda include the certification of election results, administration of the oath of office, reorganization of the board, GEC grants, […]

Career Development Events

FFA judging teams compete in Northwest Missouri District Career Development Events

Numerous FFA judging teams qualified for state competition following the Northwest Missouri District Career Development Events held on Tuesday. Many individuals from area chapters ranked high in the events but are identified only by their initials according to the online results. For agronomy, Gilman city was 1st and North Harrison 4th. Others eligible for state […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

A look at issues voters across northern Missouri will decide in Tuesday’s election

The Chillicothe School District has two questions for voters to decide. One question asks whether the district should borrow $9,000,000 and issue general obligation bonds to construct, equip and expand the elementary school. Promoters say authorization of the bonds is expected to result in no increase in the debt service tax levy which is .966 […]

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Another round of COVID booster shots authorized by FDA for those 50 and older

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized another round of COVID-19 booster shots for people 50 and older, as well as those who are immunocompromised.  The decision to amend an earlier emergency use authorization for a second booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is meant to increase protection […]

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Senate winds up grueling Supreme Court hearings on Ketanji Brown Jackson nomination

(Missouri Independent) –  Representatives of the American Bar Association reiterated their finding that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is well qualified to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, and law enforcement groups rebutted GOP accusations Jackson is soft on child pornographers during the final day of Jackson’s confirmation hearings Thursday. Republicans, however, called in witnesses to […]

Gallatin City Hall

Board of Aldermen informed that Gallatin has been granted funding approval for advanced metering infrastructure

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on March 14th approved an ordinance adopting and enacting a new code of ordinances for the City of Gallatin. City Clerk Hattie Rains reports the new codes are statutory updates approved at the state level. The city recognizes the changes in its code the state already approved. The board approved […]

Court News

Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday, March 10, 2022

Among cases Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court: Trenton resident Kyle Ray Graves pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance/synthetic cannabinoid. Two other counts were dismissed. Graves was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections with the term to be consecutive to any other […]

Galt, Missouri

Galt Board of Aldermen approve ordinances, revise utility disconnection policy

The Galt Board of Aldermen on February 16th approved ordinances involving utilities and the maintenance employee. City Clerk Ashley Bonnett reported the ordinances were related to Galt selling its electric system to the Grundy Electric Cooperative last year. The utility disconnection policy was revised, and the water reconnection fee is now $75. The reconnection fee […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education offers contract to Jill Sperry for 2022-2023 school year

After the conclusion of an executive session on February 16, the Gilman City R-4 Board of Education offered a principal contract to Jill Sperry for the 2022-2023 school year. The salary will be determined later. Sperry is the current principal. During the regular meeting, the board approved the At-Risk and Drop Out Rate Evaluation and […]

Megan Miller NCMC Student for February

Megan Miller selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Employee

Megan Miller, Assistant Registrar, from Trenton, MO has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Employee for February. Megan, an NCMC alum, has been employed at NCMC for seven years and holds an Associate in Applied Science, Business, and Technology degree.   Megan has recently been integral in helping convert all NCMC student records […]

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North Mercer R-3 Board of Education to meet on Monday; will consider next year’s school calendar

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education will consider adopting the 2022-2023 school calendar next week. The board will also consider accepting a resignation at a meeting on February 14th at 6 pm. Other items on the agenda include the March board meeting date, budget review, and planning, and an insurance update. There are to […]