The Board of Public Buildings, chaired by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, met on Sept. 13, 2021 (Photo courtesy Jason Hancock/Missouri Independent)

LGBTQ history exhibit goes unmentioned by Missouri Board of Public Buildings, governor cited for its removal

(Missouri Independent) – When news broke that an LGBTQ history exhibit was suddenly and without warning removed from the Missouri Capitol, Gov. Mike Parson contended the reason was that it didn’t get pre-approval from a board he chairs, but at that board’s first meeting in more than a year on Monday, neither the exhibit nor the […]

Trenton Brewfest

“Brew Fest” and dog costume contest to be held in downtown Trenton on October 2

The next community event scheduled in downtown Trenton will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021, and will include a dog costume contest hosted by Pet Central of Trenton. The event will begin at 2 pm at Sesquicentennial Park. There will be a Craft Beer Tasting event at 3 o’clock that day. Participants can sample […]

Laclede Pershing Days

Pershing Days set to kick off this weekend in Laclede

Pershing Days will be celebrated this weekend in Laclede in Linn County. Activities begin tonight, continue tomorrow, and conclude on Sunday. The schedule tonight includes the 5 o’clock ice cream and cake social served by the Laclede Fire department. Free-will donations are accepted, with proceeds going to the Pershing Days Committee. The band “Cheap Date” […]

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Entries for 2021 Missouri Days Festival Parade now being accepted

Entries for the 2021 Missouri Days Festival Parade sponsored by the Trenton Rotary Club are now being accepted. Prize money totaling over $1,500 will be awarded in several categories for the October 16th parade in Trenton. The theme of the Annual Parade is “Commemorating 200 Years of Missouri History….Past. Present.Future.” As our State celebrates its […]

Missouri Bicentennial

Missouri Secretary of State announces divisions of his office participate in Missouri Bicentennial Time Capsule project

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is pleased to announce that several divisions of his office participated in the Missouri Bicentennial Time Capsule project. Created by the Missouri Bicentennial Commission, the capsule will hold items contributed by organizations, institutions, and businesses, as well as local and state government agencies, for a period of 25 years before […]

Wolfner Library

Secretary of State announces Bicentennial-Day release of the State of Missouri Constitution in audiobook format

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, in commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of Missouri’s entry into the United States, has announced that the Constitution of the State of Missouri will be released in audiobook format on August 10, 2021. This 13-hour recording, produced by the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library, is the first audio version […]

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Plans underway for 2021 Missouri Days Festival Parade

Plans are underway for the 2021 Missouri Days Festival Parade scheduled for Saturday, October 16, sponsored by the Trenton Rotary Club. Endorsed by the Missouri Bicentennial Commission, the parade’s theme will coincide with the celebration of the Bicentennial of Missouri. “Commemorating 200 Years of Missouri History – Past. Present. Future” is the overall theme of […]

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34 to take the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens at Missouri State Capital rotunda

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and U. S. District Court Western District of Missouri will welcome 34 U. S. citizenship candidates to be naturalized at the state capitol on August 10. The event at the capitol rotunda at 11 o’clock that morning is one of more than 200 events planned as the state […]

Grand RIver Historical Society Museum

Grand River Historical Society Museum to present free program honoring Missouri Bicentennial

The Grand River Historical Society Museum in Chillicothe will present a free program for the state’s Bicentennial about 200 years of Missouri music. Area artists will be featured at the Bethel Black History Museum on August 10 at 1 o’clock. Linda Steward will perform spirituals and gospel music and talk about the Underground Railroad as displayed […]