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 […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 13 years in prison without parole for meth trafficking and illegal firearm

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm. Jason A. Hamann, 48, Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 13 years and five months in federal prison without parole. On June 23, 2020, Hamann pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute […]

Old collection of pesticides

Department of Natural Resources to host six free pesticide pickups in 2022

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will provide six free waste pesticide collection events in 2022. All of the events will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and are open to all Missouri farmers and households. March 12 – Fisher Delta Research, Extension, and Education Center, 147 W. State Highway T, Portageville March 26 […]

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White House says “Easing of supply chain problems to start with backed-up seaports”

(Missouri Independent) – The first seaport to improve its facilities following passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill could be in Savannah, Ga., a senior Biden administration official said Tuesday. President Joe Biden has yet to sign the measure, which Congress sent to Biden’s desk late last week, funding improvements in highways, transit, ports, waterways, airports, […]

Lead Hazard News Graphic

New funds and strategy may boost “massive task” of reducing lead exposure for Missouri kids

(Missouri Independent) – It’s clear that lead exposure is a problem for Missouri’s children. An estimated 4.5% have elevated levels of lead in their blood, more than almost any other state in the country. What’s far more difficult is figuring out where children are getting exposed to lead, said Carlton Waterhouse, President Joe Biden’s pick for […]

NCMC Trap Shoot team photo fall 2021

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, […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council approves ordinances and six motions at Monday evening meeting

Actions taken Monday night by the Trenton City Council include approval of two ordinances and six motions. Two of the topics resulted in split votes of the council. With a roll call vote of six in favor and two opposed, a conditional use permit was issued by ordinance to Terry Hearn to operate a used […]

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Missouri Day officials announce winners of Yard and Porch and Window Decorating Contest

Winners of the Missouri Day contests were announced at the opening ceremonies on October 14. For the Yard and Porch Decorating Contest in the business category, American Family Insurance Agent Cara McClellan received first place. BTC Bank of Trenton got second place. For the yard and porch contest in the residential category, Terri Toms at […]

International Observe The Moon Night 2021

Daviess County Library to celebrate International Moon Event at Dockery Park

Members of the public are invited to join Daviess County Library for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, October 16 at 6:00 pm. The free event will be held at Dockery Park in Gallatin.  International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its […]

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 […]

Missouri Day Festival

Contests to be held as part of Missouri Day Festival

Decorating contests are being held as part of the Missouri Day Festival in Trenton. The Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri sponsors the window decorating contest. First place will receive $100, and second place will get $50. Citizens Bank and Trust sponsors the yard and porch decorating contest. There are residential and business categories. First place […]

Ministerial Alliance

Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance to hold soup supper prior to Missouri Day Opening Ceremonies

The Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance will hold a soup supper before the Missouri Day Opening Ceremonies the evening of October 14th. Both events will be at the First Baptist Church of Trenton. The soup supper will go from 5 to 7 o’clock. Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Carman:     Retired teacher Barb […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approves two bids and a purchase

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approved two bids and a purchase on October 7th. One bid was for a floor scrubber from Hillyard at $6,552. Another was for home varsity basketball uniforms from Dannco Incorporated for $3,196. The purchase of Chromebooks was approved from Trox for $29,120 pending Emergency Connectivity Fund grant approval. The […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission approve requests of two Trenton residents

The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request for a conditional use permit on October 4, 2021. The Board of Adjustment approved requests regarding variances. The request approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission was from Terry Hearn for a conditional use permit to allow him to operate a used car lot at 907 […]

Serve Trenton building a disabled ramp

Serve Trenton completes 12 projects over the weekend

A group of individuals representing four area churches met for Serve Trenton this past Saturday and Sunday. Spokesman Doctor Kevin Harris reported 12 improvement projects were completed by the volunteers. He noted these were done on behalf of the area’s elderly and indigent citizens. The event began at CF Russell Stadium with prayer, worship, and […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Board of Adjustments and Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission to meet tonight

The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission and the Trenton Board of Adjustments hold public hearings Monday evening, October 4, 2021, at Trenton City Hall regarding requests from Terry Hearn and Charles Walmsley. The meetings begin at 7 pm this evening. Hearn is seeking a conditional use permit to operate a used car lot at 907 […]

NCMC Trap Shooting Club 2021

North Central Missouri College Trap Shooting Sports Club begins fall season

The Shooting Sports Club at North Central Missouri College began its fall season on September 29, 2021, with a trap shoot competition at the Mozingo Outdoor Education and Recreation Area (MOERA) near Maryville. The match was hosted by the Trapshooting Club at Northwest Missouri State University. The event consisted of 50 targets from the 16-yard […]