Eighty-one standout athletes have converged on North Central Missouri College in Trenton for the 2012 Lions All-Star Basketball Classic tonight and tomorrow (June 1st and 2nd). Four girls teams and four boys teams representing Lions Clubs from across northern Missouri will meet for a day of practice, tonight's awards banquet, and a total of eight games where an eventual champion will be crowned.
The Elizabeth and Arthur Barton Farm Campus at Trenton has received a monetary gift, in the first disbursement from the estate of the late Doctor James and Joanna Whitley of Columbia. That first disbursement is nearly $458,000 to support the construction of the farm campus.
The fund raising goal is 30 thousand dollars for Saturday's Relay for Life events in Grundy County. It is the annual benefit for the American Cancer Society. Eleven (11) teams will be setting up outdoors on the Trenton High and Middle School campus. The theme this year is a “Rainbow of Hope.” The 12 hour event begins at 12 noon on Saturday.
The highway patrol lists a Trenton woman as being injured in an accident yesterday (Tuesday) in extreme northeast Missouri's Clark County. The report said 21 year old Megan Recklein of Trenton received minor injuries when she swerved her car to miss a tire on U-S Highway 136.
Input continues to be sought regarding how to provide more funding for roads and bridges across Missouri. The "Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri Transportation Needs" is holding public meetings around the state this spring and summer to receive input from citizens and stakeholders.
Attendance at the Trenton Family Aquatic Center during the first five days of this season is 1,042. That is up more than 400 (410) over 2011 and by 48 compared in 2010 during the first five days of the season.
A man from Unionville was injured late Wednesday morning when an all-terrain vehicle he was operating overturned north of Unionville. Forty-one year old Derrek Gilworth was flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia, with injuries described as SERIOUS by the Highway Patrol.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold an informational open house on CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE at Macon County High School in New Cambria this Saturday afternoon (June 2nd) from 1 to 4 o'clock.
Conditions were sunny, warm and windy when the Five Points flagpole dedication was held late Monday morning in downtown Trenton. Toward the end of the thirty minute ceremony was the raising of a large U-S flag to the top of the pole.
Two all-terrain vehicles collided on Sunday afternoon eight miles west of Princeton, injuring three people. The Highway Patrol described injuries as SERIOUS for 22 year old Lacey Edwards of Hamilton, who was flown by medical helicopter to North Kansas City Hospital. She was a passenger on an ATV driven by 22 year old John Whitsell of Clarksdale.
Although it is still five months away, the Trenton Rotary Club is announcing that they are accepting entries for the annual Missouri Day Festival parade. The October 20th parade will start at 8:30 in the morning and include numerous high school marching bands. Steve Maxey can be contacted with parade entries.
Children are invited to outdoor events this Saturday, June 2nd, at a campground west of Trenton. The National Wild Turkey Federation sponsors its annual JAKES Day events starting at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Activities are designed for boys and girls age 5 to 15. They will need to be accompanied by a parent and / or guardian. Drinks will be provided.
Drivers from Carrollton and Branson were injured yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon in a Highway 65 accident at Carrollton. The state patrol said 72 year old Wilma Boheman of Branson received MODERATE injuries and was taken by ambulance to Carroll County Memorial Hospital.
North Central Missouri College Director of Development Steve Maxey says just one week remains for the purchase of personalized bricks for the "Welcome Sign" at the Elizabeth and Arthur Barton Farm Campus.
A coalition comprised mostly of numerous agriculture-related organizations will be holding a "town hall" meeting on Wednesday night in Kirksville regaring the Humane Society of the United States and "threats to Missouri agriculture".