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Jacob Hall and Jessica Janorschke named Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors

Four judges selected Jacob Hall, of Marshall, and Jessica Janorschke, of St. Joseph, as 2022 Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors during the organization’s 107th annual meeting on Dec. 5 at the Lake of the Ozarks. The MOFB Ambassador Program selects a male and female student 17-to-22 years of age to represent agriculture and Farm Bureau for […]

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Missouri’s largest counties seek to appeal ruling overturning local health orders

(Missouri Independent) – Jackson and St. Louis Counties requested Monday that they be permitted to intervene and appeal a recent court ruling that they argue has “upended the longstanding public health framework” in Missouri. In a filing submitted Monday afternoon and obtained by The Independent, the two counties asked Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel […]

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Missouri Day Festival Parade officials announce winners

There were approximately 80 entries in the Missouri Day Festival Parade on Saturday in Trenton. The Spirit of Missouri Day award went to the Kirksville High School Marching Band while the Spirit of Missouri Day runner-up was Girl Scout Unit 820, which also garnered the best youth entry. Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri had the […]

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Audio: Missouri Day Marching Festival the top band-related event this weekend in north Missouri

While Trenton has the Missouri Day Marching Festival, there are as many as nine band-related events coming up Saturday, October 16, 2021, within 150 miles of Trenton, one of the events at Cameron. Phil Ray is a spokesman for the local band committee who coordinate the Missouri Days Marching Festival:     Ray and the […]

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Audio: Missouri Days Marching Festival preparations in final phases for Saturday kickoff

Preparations are in the final phases for the Missouri Days Marching Festival this Saturday in Trenton. On behalf of the local band committee, Phillip Ray discussed the number of entries as of Monday morning, October 11, 2021.     The number of bands coming to Trenton could still change before Saturday due to schools that […]

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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Missouri Supreme Court mulls challenge to laws that blocked abortion bill vote

(Missouri Independent) – Making people who want to force a statewide vote on newly passed laws wait while the Secretary of State writes a ballot title undermines the constitutional right of referendum, attorneys for an abortion-rights group argued Wednesday to the Missouri Supreme Court. A ballot title was “not necessary for most of Missouri history,” […]

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Officials at Calamity Jane Days celebration announce winners in various categories of Car Show

A car show was one of the featured events at the Calamity Jane Days celebration on Sunday, September 18, 2021. There were 75 total entries in the event, and officials have announced winners in various categories. Antique 1st Place: Don Saffell, Mercer, MO 1925 Ford Model T 2nd Place: Paul Smith, Princeton, MO 1947 Jeep […]

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Federal court hears arguments on Missouri abortion ban with no rape, incest exception

(Missouri Independent) – The fate of Missouri’s ban on abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy, with no exception for rape or incest, rests in the hands of a panel of federal judges.  Arguments Tuesday before the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, and questions from the judges, focused almost exclusively on another provision […]

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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 […]

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Audio: Jackson County prosecutor files motion to free Kevin Strickland from prison

The Jackson County prosecutor in western Missouri, Jean Peters Baker, has filed a motion to free Kevin Strickland from a Missouri prison.     Prosecutors Jean Peters Baker says The Missouri General Assembly and Governor Parson deserve credit for creating a new legal avenue for a local prosecutor to seek relief. The passing of Senate […]

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Fourth judge announced for Missouri Days Marching Festival

The latest judge to be announced for the 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival is a midwest resident with experience in many states as a director, educator, facilitator, musician, and experienced festival judge. Kehan Knapp is a member of the Central States Judges Association and a judge for numerous competitions, including Winter Guard International, Drums Corps […]

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Third judge announced for 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival

The third announced judge for the 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival is Greg Marquis, a graduate of Western Illinois University and both a Ballroom and Latin Dancesport Instructor and competitor. Greg has been a member of the Central States Judges Association since 1986, where he served as both Visual Caption Head and Color Guard Caption […]

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Adam Hall announced as Missouri Day Marching Festival judge

The Missouri Day Marching Festival announces its partnership with Central States Judges Association. This year’s Marching Festival will welcome five members from the CSJA to judge various events on October 16, 2021, in Trenton. Adam Hall has been a member of the Central States Judges Association since 2005. He received his Bachelor’s in Music Education and […]

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Advocates say Missouri’s eviction crisis could be a ‘humanitarian tragedy’

(Missouri Independent) – Melissa Pashia is hoping for any kind of good news today. The federal eviction moratorium ended Saturday, and she’s got her fingers crossed one of her clients will finally get approved for the rental assistance that they applied for in April through the State Assistance for Housing Relief Program (SAFHR).  The aid approval […]

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Josh Hawley urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in Mississippi abortion case

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley joined with two of his GOP colleagues on Monday to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. Hawley, a Yale Law School graduate, and former Missouri attorney general, has said before that he […]