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2017 County Budge Approved

It’s a new year, with a new commissioner and a new budget, but the same old problem is facing the Grundy County Commission: too many expenditures and not enough revenue. But what’s also becoming a familiar story is that the 2016 budget, which had a projected deficit of $129,201 actually ended with a $71,812.27 surplus. Commissioners approved the budget this morning on a 2-0 vote, with new First District Commissioner

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Assessment Values To Rise

No one wants to hear it, but the truth, according to Grundy County Assessor Kathy Veatch, is that the county’s property tax assessments are out of compliance with what the state has mandated. What that means is that most property owners will see a higher assessment for 2017 which, depending on tax levy rates, would result in a higher tax bill.
Mrs. Veatch said when she began her first term

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Bulldogs Adjust, Crush South Harrison

R-T Photo/Angela Dugan
Connor Cotton spins past a South Harrison defender for two of his team high 20 points Monday night at the Hamilton Tournament. Cotton also added seven rebounds as the Bulldogs picked up a 71-45 victory.

Trailing 14-12 after a quarter of play on Monday, the Trenton Bulldogs needed some adjustments if they were going to get past South Harrison in the first round of the Hamilton Tournament.

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Trenton Junior Varsity Draws Road Split In Milan

The Trenton junior varsity basketball teams were on the road in Milan on Monday night, taking on the Wildcats JV squads. Trenton was able to pick up the girls’ win, topping Milan 39-26, but Trenton’s JV boys were dealt consecutive losses for the first time all season, falling to their hosts 44-36.
Trenton JV Girls
The Trenton junior varsity girls ended up playing what was their closest game all season,

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Area Hoops Scoreboard

East Harrison Girls 46, Gilman City Girls 43
The Gilman City girls kept it close, but ultimately couldn’t pull off a minor upset of East Harrison in the four-five seed match-up at the Gilman City Tournament on Monday night. The Gilman girls fell behind 12-8 inthe opening frame, but came back with a 17-10 run in the second to go into the locker room up three points. East Harrison answered

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Trenton Voters To Decide Transportation Tax Issue

Voters in Trenton will decide on whether or not to implement a three-eighths of 1 percent transportation sales tax to help the city pay for its share of costs to replace the 17th Street Bridge.
During a meeting on Monday night, the city council unanimously enacted an ordinance setting April 4 as the date for the issue to come before voters. If approved, the tax would have a 10-year “sunset,”

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Building Board Addresses Asbestos Bids

Building and Nuisance Board of the Trenton City Council reviewed bids regarding asbestos abatement and made a recommendation on demolition priorities during a meeting on Monday night.
The board approved the use of Forefront Environmental to provide asbestos services for the 2016-17 city demolition program. The company’s bid of $22,225 for work on six structures was the lowest of two received.
Because of a budget of $20,000 for this year’s

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IDC Elects Board Members, Officers

Board members and officers were elected during the annual meeting of the Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation on Monday night.
Re-elected to a three-year term on the board were Delvin Wilford, Scott Wilson, Jackie Soptic and Diane Lowrey. Dr. Paul Cox was elected to fill the fifth three-year term.
Elected as board officers for the coming year were Rick Klinginsmith, president; Chris Hoffman, vice president; Diane Lowrey, secretary; and Jackie

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Selective Traffic Enforcement

The Trenton Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement streets for the week of Jan. 23 include Harris Avenue, 17th Street and Oklahoma Avenue.
The Selective Traffic Enforcement will be monitoring the roadways and streets for traffic violations such as speeding, careless and imprudent driving and failing to stop at stop signs.

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