Voting Rights

With voting rights stalled, some senators mull an update to the Electoral Count Act

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan group of senators is exploring legislation to overhaul how Congress counts Electoral College votes, but backers of stalled voting rights legislation are lukewarm on the effort as a substitute. The Electoral Count Act is an obscure law that has come under recent scrutiny, a year after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. […]

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Missouri Senate hears bipartisan push to forgive mistakenly overpaid unemployment benefits

(Missouri Independent) – Tracie Engelmeyer was among hundreds of bus drivers who were furloughed in St. Louis County in March 2020 because of the pandemic. School-district authorities told them that even though drivers are contracted labor, they would qualify for unemployment benefits and urged them to apply. Engelmeyer recalled the conversation she had with a […]

Traffic Fatalities

Missouri traffic fatalities surpass 1000 for the first time since 2006

For the first time since 2006, Missouri’s traffic fatalities surpassed 1,000. According to preliminary data, 1,007 people were killed in Missouri traffic crashes in 2021, a 2% increase over 2020 and marking the second straight year of growing fatality totals after nearly a decade of steady decline. Within the Green Hills region, the number of […]

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Missouri Attorney General issues statement on St. Louis County rescinding their “Illegal mask mandate”

Counsel for County Executive, Sam Page, and St. Louis County announced at a court hearing that the defendants are “rescinding” their illegal mask mandate in St. Louis County. “My Office has been on the forefront of fighting mask mandates across the state, and we have vigorously litigated against St. Louis County’s illegal mask mandates. Attorneys […]

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History of flags placed around Grundy County Courthouse presented to Trenton Rotary Club

When U.S. flags line the sidewalks of the Grundy County Courthouse on select holidays, it takes the work of several volunteers. That was part of the message from Jeb Walker who presented information on the flags to a Veteran’s Day meeting of the Trenton Rotary Club. Walker, a sergeant with the Trenton Police Department, said […]

Halloween Trick or Treat

Approximately 400 attend trick-or-treat event at Trenton Rock Barn

The Trenton Chamber of Commerce and Ambassadors on Monday night played host to the “Community Trick or Treat Night” event. Approximately 400 young people attended the event at the Trenton Rock Barn for the trick-or-treating activity. The event also included judging of best-decorated tables with first place going to “Lots Mo Deals,” second place to […]

Missouri Days Marching Festival

Winners announced at Missouri Day Marching Festival in Trenton

The Kirksville High School band was the Grand Champion on Saturday at the Missouri Day Marching Festival in Trenton. Kirksville won the Hannaford Sweepstakes Award. Kirksville was the top band in its class in each event it entered including field show, parade, indoor auxiliary, and indoor drumline. Kirksville also won all the caption awards in […]

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Missouri Day officials announce winners of Yard and Porch and Window Decorating Contest

Winners of the Missouri Day contests were announced at the opening ceremonies on October 14. For the Yard and Porch Decorating Contest in the business category, American Family Insurance Agent Cara McClellan received first place. BTC Bank of Trenton got second place. For the yard and porch contest in the residential category, Terri Toms at […]

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Contests to be held as part of Missouri Day Festival

Decorating contests are being held as part of the Missouri Day Festival in Trenton. The Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri sponsors the window decorating contest. First place will receive $100, and second place will get $50. Citizens Bank and Trust sponsors the yard and porch decorating contest. There are residential and business categories. First place […]

Trenton High School

Trenton High School Band scores high marks in Mark Twain Invitational Marching Festival

The Trenton High School Band and auxiliary units did well at the Mark Twain Marching Festival held on Saturday in Center in northeast Missouri. According to instructor Anthony Webb, the Trenton band received first place in the parade, indoor color guard, and field show competitions. Trenton received second place for indoor drumline. A number of […]

Cole County 4-H’er Eileen Shafer won first place for Technology Assisted Speaking in the senior age division at the 2021 State 4-H Public Speaking Contest

Missouri 4-H’ers compete at state public speaking contest

Missouri 4-H youths gathered on Sept. 25 on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia for the annual State 4-H Public Speaking Contest. The contest is one of Missouri 4-H’s oldest and most popular traditions, said Samantha Brandeberry, MU Extension state 4-H educator. This year, 39 young people representing 20 counties competed in several speaking […]

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Trenton High School and Trenton Middle School take part in Carrollton Band Days

More than 50 middle school and high school bands were expected for Carrollton Band Days held on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Winners have been released in each of the five school classifications involving the parade, field show, and indoor competitions. Both the Trenton high school and Trenton Middle School bands took part. According to Band […]

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Video: Hawley grills Facebook Vice President about safety of platforms like Facebook and Instagram

During Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee hearing, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) grilled Steve Satterfield, Facebook’s Vice President of Privacy & Public Policy, about the safety of platforms like Instagram and Facebook for teenage users. Satterfield repeatedly declined to provide clarity on internal research from Facebook showing the negative effects their services have on users. When Senator […]

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Results announced for the Daviess County Quilt Show

Results have been announced from viewer’s choice awards for the Daviess County Quilt Show in August. The Green Hills Quilt Guild sponsored the show at the Daviess County Library to celebrate Missouri’s bicentennial. Viewer’s choice first place went to Debbie Heldenbrand of Gallatin for Sampler: Bristle Creek Farmhouse. Second place went to Twyla Johnson of […]