County Fair

Results from swine, poultry and rabbit show at the Mercer County Fair

In results from the Mercer County Fair in Princeton The fair queen is Hannah Meighen, the princess is Coley Power, and the prince is Brodie Ellsworth. Swine show results include Cash Walker of Hamilton showing the grand champion boar. Grason Park of Hamilton exhibited the reserve champion boar. Bailey Miller of Hamilton had the grand […]

Operation Christmas Child

Area churches to participate in Operation Christmas Child

Several area churches are scheduled to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international relief fund organization Samaritan’s Purse. The project involves shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, school supplies, personal notes, and a photo can also be included.   An area volunteer, David Hogan, noted items that should not be packed include […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation awards 13 grants to area schools

The GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated Trustees have awarded 13 grants totaling $6,868.64. Education grants went to several schools: Grundy County R-5 of Humphreys and Laredo R-7 each for $600 to purchase Chromebooks; Rissler Elementary School of Trenton for $580 for playground equipment; Spickard R-2 for $664 for phonics spelling kits; Princeton R-5 for $500 for […]

Accident with DUI/DWI

Two from Des Moines hurt in UTV crash near Mercer; driver accused of DWI

Two Des Moines residents sustained injuries when a utility terrain vehicle overturned two miles southwest of Mercer the night of Friday, September 4th. The driver was later arrested on several allegations. An ambulance transported the driver, 26-year-old Colton Goben, to Wayne County Hospital of Corydon, Iowa with what the Highway Patrol called moderate injuries. The […]

East Penn Manufacturing Website

Audio: East Penn Manufacturing Company looking to fill 400 jobs over next three years

East Penn Manufacturing Company is expanding its plant in Corydon, Iowa, and hiring additional workers. A representative of the battery-making company was recently in Trenton for interviews which were held at the Trenton Job Center, located inside the Regional Planning Commission office at 1104 Main Street. LaTonya Holmes, a spokesperson for East Penn, discussed pay and […]

GRM Networks

GRM Networksd donates $750 to Mercer County Food Pantry

GRM Networks has donated $750 each to area food pantries through the cooperative’s Community Improvement Grant Program. Five food pantries in the cooperative’s operating area received the grants. From Missouri, they include the Harrison County Food Pantry in Bethany and the Mercer County Food Pantry in Princeton. In Iowa, the food pantries receiving grants are […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation awards 14 grants to schools

The trustees of the GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated have awarded 14 grants totaling $7,313. Education grants were awarded to elementary schools, including Laredo R-7 and South Harrison R-2 of Bethany; school districts, including North Harrison R-3 of Eagleville, Gilman City R-4, North Mercer R-3 of Mercer, Princeton R-5, Trenton R-9, Newtown-Harris R-3 of Newtown, and […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Saint Luke’s Health System no longer to accept Ambetter Insurance beginning in 2019

Saint Luke’s Health System has announced it will no longer accept Ambetter Insurance beginning in 2019. Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. Ambetter was the only option for health insurance in the area for 2018 on the Health Insurance Marketplace for residents who did not […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves tutoring contracts

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education at a meeting Monday evening approved selling old basketball uniforms. Uniforms from the 2008-2009 season will be auctioned at the homecoming basketball game December 14th during an athletic department fundraiser. The board approved extracurricular out-of-state travel for yearbook ad trips to Centerville and Corydon, Iowa. Superintendent Doctor Kim Johnson […]

Grand River Mutual

Two organizations receive GRM Networks Community Improvement Grants

Two area organizations received Third Quarter GRM Networks Community Improvement Grants. The Bethany Kiwanis Club received $500 to help purchase clothing for children in Harrison County. The Wayne County Fair Board in Corydon, Iowa received $250 to purchase materials needed to build a new open shelter house. The deadline to submit applications for the Fourth […]