Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education adopts school calendar for 2020-2021 while dealing with very busy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 school calendar on Tuesday evening. The first day of school for Trenton next school year will be August 25th, and the last day will be May 19th, 2021. Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels said the calendar includes eight make up days for days missed for […]

Gerry Greenland

Southern Iowa man charged with attempted murder after using tractor to spear sheriff’s car

A southern Iowa man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly using a tractor to spear a county sheriff’s car and push the vehicle more than 100 feet. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Decatur County Sheriff Ben Boswell and two deputies were called Thursday afternoon to a family dispute at a home […]

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Trenton Board of Education accepts resignations and hires new employees

Following an executive session, last night for personnel, the Trenton R-9 School District made announcements on resignations accepted and hirings approved. According to the school district office, resignations have been made by Margaret Mollenhour as family and consumer science teacher at the high school, Lauren Boswell as math teacher at the middle school, Brandon Boswell […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education announces personnel actions from special meeting

Personnel actions have been announced from a special meeting Monday morning of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education.  Board action included the hiring of four instructors and extra duty coaching assignments as well as accepting four resignations accepted. Resignations came from Special Education teachers Leslie Austin and Ched Hurley, Counselor DeeAnn Clark and Science Teacher […]

Trenton High School

Trenton R-9 Board of Education accepts six resignations and hires nine

Information from an executive session of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education last night shows six resignations were accepted and nine hirings were approved. Resignations were accepted from teachers Jamee Greener at the elementary school and from Amy Franklin and Jeremy Austin at the high school. Brian Upton resigned duties as the girls’ basketball coach. […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education addresses salary schedules

The 2019-20 salary schedule was adopted during a meeting last night of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education. The schedule follows the requests submitted last month by the salary and welfare committee; and endorsed by the superintendent. Superintendent Dan Wiebers reported the increases noted for the salary schedule will cost more than $177,000 which is […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education annualizes support staff salaries

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved annualizing the salaries of the district’s support staff at a special meeting on Tuesday evening. Superintendent Dan Wiebers reports the district will figure the amount those employees would earn in one year and divide that amount by 12. Those employees would receive 12 equal paychecks—one each month. Wiebers […]

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Trenton High School Halloween Carnival winners announced

The winners of the costume contest have been announced at the Trenton High School Halloween Carnival Wednesday evening. Ainsley and Elsie Miller’s team costume placed first in the infant girl category, and Calvin Boswell received first place for the infant boy. Other first-place recipients included Kinlea Griffin and Tanner Prindle for preschool, Kenzie Hartley and […]

Prison Sentence

Princeton teen receives 9-year prison sentence in death of Saige Boswell

A sentencing hearing was held in Mercer County Circuit Court Wednesday for a Princeton teen who pled guilty in September to felony charges stemming from a motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Lineville resident. Online court information shows 17-year-old Elijah Mandich was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for a term of […]

Manslaughter

Teenager withdraws not guilty plea, changes plea to guilty in manslaughter case in Mercer County

A Mercer teen has pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from an accident last year that claimed the life of a Lineville resident. Court information indicates 17-year-old Elijah Mandich entered a plea of guilty in Mercer County to first-degree involuntary manslaughter and damage to jail property.  Mandich was remanded to the custody of the Mercer County […]