Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves girls participation in junior high basketball

A COVID-19 update was presented at the Laredo R-7 Board of Education meeting on the evening of Monday, September 14th. The school district will pay for 100% of COVID-19 leave, but that is subject to change. The board approved the fifth and sixth-grade girls participating in junior high basketball; Administrator Misty Foster as the district […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education renews contracts for all non-certified staff

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education this week approved the renewal of all non-certified staff contracts for 2020-2021. A Parents as Teachers contract was offered, but Superintendent Jonnie Beavers says it has not yet been accepted. The board discussed COVID-19 procedures. Spickard is offering extended learning and providing breakfasts and lunches. Backpack Buddies continues. A […]

Neighborhood Assistance Program

Area organizations to receive funds through Neighborhood Assistance Program for community development projects

The Department of Economic Development announced Wednesday that it would award $7.3 million through its Neighborhood Assistance Program to nonprofits across Missouri for community development projects. The Neighborhood Assistance Program helps not-for-profit organizations leverage private-sector funds by providing partial state tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved community improvement projects. The program can […]

Backpack Buddies

Community Food Pantry of Grundy County seeking donations for Backpack Buddies program

The Community Food Pantry of Grundy County in Trenton is seeking donations to help with its Backpack Buddies Program. The program provides food for school-aged children and their younger siblings older than two years old. Spokesperson Ginny Wykoff says the program costs $175 per student per academic year and there are currently about 120 students […]

Backpack Buddies check donation

Area organizations make donation to Backpack Buddies

The Saint Luke’s Regional Nurse Practice Council, Trenton Police Department, and Grundy County EMS presented checks totaling $4,717 to the Grundy and Livingston County Backpack Buddies Programs today, August 21. The amount will be split evenly between the two county programs. The funds were raised during a miniature golf tournament fundraiser held on Saturday, August […]

Backpack Buddies Mini Golf Fundraiser

Miniature golf event raises nearly $5,000 for Backpack Buddies

A miniature golf event and associated activities at Trenton on Saturday raised money to support the backpack buddies weekend food programs of Grundy and Livingston Counties. The Regional Nurse Practice Council for Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center report a total of $4,717.00 was raised during events held at Johnny Popper’s mini-golf and the […]

Backpack Buddies

State Farm agent to make donation to “Backpack Buddies” program for each quote on coverage

A Trenton business has announced a promotion to help raise additional money to finance the weekend nutrition food program called “Backpack Buddies.” The office of State Farm Insurance Agent Mitch Liberty says it will make a $10.00 donation to Backpack Buddies for each quote on auto, fire, or life insurance coverage. If the individual currently […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education meets with lengthy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved a bond resolution for the proposed district building project at a meeting Wednesday evening. The approved ballot question to appear on the April 2nd ballot asks if the school district should borrow seven million dollars to construct, renovate, improve, furnish, and equip district facilities. The question says the […]

Bright Futures Website

Trenton/Gallatin Bright Futures Bulldog Challenge to be held Tuesday

The annual Trenton/Gallatin Bright Futures Bulldog Challenge will be held Tuesday, December 18th at the Trenton vs. Gallatin varsity basketball home games at the Trenton High school gym with tipoff at 6:00 p.m. Both Bright Future programs will be collecting donations to help fund their Backpack Buddy Program. After paying the gate fee, individuals can […]