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Hog Farm Opeartor Files Appeal Against Clean Water Commission

A company that is seeking to locate a hog farm in the Hickory area has filed an appeal asking to have a decision by the Missouri Clean Water Commission overturned.
Trenton Farms RE LLC filed the appeal Friday in the Circuit Division of Grundy County Court, asking Third Judicial Circuit Judge Jack Peace to overturn a decision by the Clean Water Commission to overrule the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’

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Busy Bees 4-H Club Meets

On March 20 the Busy Bees 4-H Club met at the Laredo Community Center.
President Rebecca Urich called the meeting to order. Morgan Foster and Robert Urich led the pledges. For roll call each member answered the question – “What 4-H accomplishment are you most proud of?” There were 14 members, 7 leaders, and 10 guests present.
Project reports were given by Haley Kidd, Frank Halstead, Bailey Williams, and Rebecca

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LifeFlight Making Move To Chillicothe

LifeFlight Eagle has signed a letter of intent with the city of Chillicothe to relocate its north central Missouri base to the Chillicothe Airport.
LifeFlight and the city of Chillicothe will now finalize a lease agreement before breaking ground on a new hangar and crew quarters that the city will build at the airport. LifeFlight Eagle CEO Roxanne Shanks said the move would likely take place sometime this fall.
“After

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Grand Jury Indicts Trenton Man In Child Abduction

A Grundy County grand jury has returned an indictment against a Trenton man who allegedly kidnapped a young girl from her bus stop last fall.
According to information provided by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old David W. Manus has been indicted by the grand jury on charges of enticement of a child, sexual misconduct by indecent exposure and child kidnapping. These are the charges that were originally filed against

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Clean Water Commission Overturns CAFO Permit

On a 4-2 vote, the Missouri Clean Water Commission has overturned a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) permit previously issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to Trenton Farms RE, LLC.
The action took place on Feb. 17 and the following information was provided by the attorney representing the group Hickory Neighbors United, Stephen Jeffery:
In April 2015, Trenton Farms, whose corporate office is located in Pipestone, Minnesota, submitted

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Fire Claims Life Of Trenton Woman

A Trenton woman who was injured in a fire earlier this week has died.
Janeen Batson passed away on Tuesday afternoon at the University of Kansas Medical Center from injuries she sustained in a house fire on Monday afternoon. The blaze, which occurred at her home at 1909 Winchester, has been ruled “undetermined” following an investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office.
According to Trenton Firefighter Doug Franklin, the

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Jury Finds For Railroad

A DeKalb County jury has found in favor of the Union Pacific Railroad in a wrongful death lawsuit involving the 2009 death of Adam Romesburg in a vehicle-train accident at the First Street Railroad Crossing. The plaintiffs in the case were Mr. Romesburg’s mother, Nancy Wilson and father, Randall Romesburg.
The jury ruled Nov. 9 in favor of the railroad in the accident, which occurred Dec. 9, 2009. Mr. Romesburg,

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Busy Bees 4-H Club Meets At Crowder

Members of the Busy Bees 4-H Club met on Oct. 18 at Crowder State Park, with 13 members, eight leaders and two guests present.
According to information presented by Morgan Foster, club reporter, President Rebecca Urich called the meeting to order. Jordan Foster led the Pledge of Allegiance and Morgan Foster led the 4-H pledge. Roll call was answered with each member telling how many years he/she has been in

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Bush Files Lawsuit Against Hottes, Seeking $100,000 In Damages

Former Fourth Ward Trenton City Councilman Jim Bush has filed a lawsuit over comments made about him at a city council meeting in August 2014.
Bush is seeking punitive damages in the amount of $100,000 from Jennifer Hottes, d/b/a Black Silo Winery over comments she made at the meeting in regard to an incident involving the sale of alcohol at the 2014 North Central Missouri Fair.
Bush had opposed the

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