Trenton Chamber of Commerce

Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce to honor two individuals, two businesses and one organization at chamber banquet

Two individuals, two businesses, and one organization will be honored by the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual banquet/meeting on Friday, June 4, at the Black Silo Winery. The five honorees will be recognized for their service to the community, with M.G. Kennedy and Dan Wilford being named Pillars of the Community while […]

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Eleven public high schools in Missouri recognized for helping students plan financially for higher education

Eleven public high schools in Missouri are being recognized for helping students plan financially for higher education. In an effort to promote completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid among high school seniors, the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development launched the Show-Me FAFSA Challenge in October 2020. The competition ended […]

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Rissler School announces “Students of the Month” for May

Rissler School has announced the “Students of the Month” for the month of May with the trait Loyalty: Students selected for this trait include: Jayden Miller, Kaiden McDowell, Jaycee Ferguson, Sydney Baucom, Lucas Baucom, Ozaria Powers,m Taylyn Shoemaker, Greenly Orndorff, Alessia Howery, Makenly Hilt, Mayson Berry, Tristan Krsek, Maggie Hall, Colt Wagner, Ella Hawkins, Ally […]

Missouri Department of Social Services

Furious lawmakers demand answers from Missouri DSS for undercount of abuse reports

(Missouri Independent) – Lawmakers slammed the Department of Social Services on Thursday for underreporting the number of substantiated cases of abuse and neglect at youth residential facilities during a previous legislative hearing. For nearly an hour-and-a-half on Thursday, the House Special Committee on Government Oversight pressed DSS officials on why the number of findings of […]

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Annual meeting held by Grundy County Nursing Home District and Senior City Incorporated

The Grundy County Nursing Home District and Senior City Incorporated held their annual meetings on April 20th. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff reports Brigette Bunnell and Anna Ferguson were appointed to the nursing home district board of directors. They have both served on the board and filed for reelection to the two open three-year term positions. Since […]

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Todd Graves approved for University of Missouri curators despite bipartisan filibuster

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan coalition of state Senators was unable to stop politically connected Kansas City attorney Todd Graves from winning a seat on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. After a two-round filibuster — three hours last week and eight more hours ending around 1 a.m. Wednesday — the Senate voted 19-13 to […]

Audio: Missouri House House passes resolution condemning Dred Scott court decision

The Missouri House has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the 1852 state Supreme Court ruling to deny Dred Scott his freedom. The high court ruled against Scott, a slave, in his bid to seek freedom for his family. On the House floor, Representative Raychel Proudie, a Democrat from Ferguson, gave a tearful speech about her […]

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Audio: Missouri House gives initial approval to open enrollment bill

The state House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill that would make Missouri an open enrollment state. Representative Brad Pollitt, a Republican from west-central Missouri’s Sedalia, is sponsoring the plan. He served in the public school system for about 34 years, including as a teacher and a former School Superintendent in Sedalia. […]

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Audio: Better Woman Conference in Trenton to feature founder of Keypoint Church in Arkansas

The founder of a church in Arkansas will be the speaker at Trenton’s First Assembly of God Church’s Better Woman Conference this year. Pastor Stacy Henagan and her husband Casey founded the Keypoint Church in northwest Arkansas. She will speak at the conference on March 19th and 20th. Doors will open at the Family Activity […]

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Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group and Mercer County Clinic offering COVID-19 vaccinations to Phase 1B – Tier 3

Update 3/16/2021:  According to Jordan Ferguson, the vaccine is only available to established patients of Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group, and Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic who fit within the Phase 1B – Tier 3 group, or any of the previously released higher-risk tier groups.  Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton and Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic […]

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Lawmakers propose permanent tax credit to stimulate development in nation’s underserved areas

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Ben Cardin (Md.) have introduced a measure to permanently extend the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), which has created jobs and driven investment in neighborhoods with high poverty and unemployment rates. The New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act (S.456) will permanently authorize a 39 percent federal tax credit for […]

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Missouri House committee votes to forgive federal unemployment debts

(Missouri Independent) – Thousands of Missourians facing repayment of mistakenly paid unemployment benefits would get some relief under legislation passed with a bipartisan vote Wednesday in a Missouri House committee. The bill, which will likely be debated on the House floor next week, would forgive debts due to overpayments from federal coronavirus relief programs but would not […]

Trenton Convention and visitors bureau

Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau discuss proposed budget

The Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau discussed a proposed budget on February 10th. It includes $20,000 for digital marketing, such as branding, a website, social media, and online advertising. It also includes $4,000 for print marketing, such as papers, magazines, and billboards. A subcommittee of Vice President Micah Landes, Treasurer Jordan Ferguson, and Member Megan […]