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Watchdog groups say massive utility bill just passed in Missouri favors corporate utilities

A far-reaching utility bill just passed by the state legislature calls on Missouri power companies to pass the savings they’re getting from corporate tax cuts on to customers. David Woodsmall with the Midwest Energy Consumers Group contends the stipulation has an out clause for the utilities. He says it allows them to delay the savings […]

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FCS Financial awards 40 community improvement grants

FCS Financial is recognizing 40 different 4-H clubs and FFA chapters with $500 grants for submitting outstanding Shaping Rural Missouri grant applications. In the seven years of its existence, more than $100,000 has been awarded to Missouri 4-H clubs and FFA chapters. Grants are awarded to organizations with plans to complete a community improvement project […]

Weatherization assistance now available from Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri is seeking homeowners, renters, and landlords interested in participating in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program. The program provides cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements to Missouri’s low-income households, especially for the elderly, children, those with physical disadvantages, and others hit hardest by high utility costs. The program aims to lower […]

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Grundy County Commission holds follow-up meeting with NextEra Energy

Three representatives of NextEra Energy met late Monday morning at the Courthouse in Trenton with the Grundy County Commission. The meeting was a follow-up to an initial meeting NextEra had with county commissioners on January 23rd. Commissioners say they were informed the wind energy company will begin evaluations in the northeast part of Grundy County. […]

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Natural gas leak forces evacuation of Trenton residents

A natural gas leak Thursday morning resulted in the evacuation of residents near Norton Street and Crowder Road in Trenton. Trenton Fire Lieutenant Doug Franklin reports firefighters arrived at the corner of Norton Street and Crowder Road and found boring equipment operated by Boley Utilities Construction that had a significant amount of natural gas coming […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees deal with busy agenda at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved purchasing a tractor and fitness equipment as well as renovation costs at its meeting Tuesday evening. Agriculture Instructor Rustin Jumps recommended the purchase of the new John Deere tractor to be added to the fleet at the Barton Farm Campus. It was purchased from Sydenstricker Implement […]

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Ameren Missouri to add solar and wind electricity to infrastructure

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ameren Missouri has announced plans to add enough solar and wind electricity to power 214,000 homes. The St. Louis-based subsidiary of Ameren Corp. said Monday that adding at least 700 megawatts of wind power would cost about $1 billion and take until 2020. Ameren says improving technology and renewable energy initiatives with large […]


Strong winds spread Saturday grass fire, northeast of Tindall

Firefighters from both the Spickard and Grundy County Rural districts responded to a grass fire on Saturday afternoon, made dangerous by the strong winds in the area, northeast of Tindall. The cause of the blaze, in the vicinity of 781 North Highway 65 was unknown, according to Jesse Richmond of the Spickard Fire Protection District. […]

Trenton VFW members conduct flag raising ceremony on Memorial Day

Trenton VFW members conduct flag raising ceremony on Memorial Day

Under sunny skies, light winds, birds chirping, and approximately 75 people watching, VFW Post 919 at Trenton conducted a flag raising ceremony and rifle salute Monday morning, Memorial Day, to officially open up the Grundy County Museum properties for this season. While VFW members were hoisting the U.S. flag out in front of the Baker one-room school, […]

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Unsettled weather pattern sets in, rain expected through Tuesday

Today will mark the start of an unsettled period of weather, with some storms possibly becoming strong. Isolated severe thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon into tonight, primarily focused on eastern Kansas into western Missouri. Primary hazards will be dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning, moderate to locally heavy rainfall, hail, & gusty winds. Look for the strong […]

Gallatin’s Simmons wins medalist honors at Trenton golf quadrangular, GHS takes team title at 156

Gallatin High School’s Jett Simmons shot a 35 on Friday afternoon, one stroke better than the 36 by Marceline’s Tyler Hamilton, in the chase for individual medalist honors in a four-team (Trenton, Marceline, Carrollton, Gallatin) duel at Riverside Country Club. Trenton’s Nate Swann played very well for the host Bulldogs, finishing with a 37 for […]

Trenton battles wind, Kansas City area schools, to 10th place golf finish at Tiffany Greens

Trenton High School’s boys golf squad traveled to the north side of Kansas City on Thursday afternoon, challenging themselves against the vicious wind gusts provided by Mother Nature, not to mention the high-end talent of schools from across the K.C. metro area and the 18-hole, par  72 Tiffany Greens Course. Out of 17 teams in […]

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KCP&L announces purchase of power from Missouri wind farms

KCP&L has  announced plans to increase its sustainability portfolio with the purchase of an additional 500 megawatts (MW) of power from two new wind facilities in its service region. That’s enough energy to power up to 170,000 homes. “This announcement marks a significant investment in renewable energy, and will benefit our customers and the region,” […]