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Plans underway for 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival

Plans are underway for the 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival in Trenton set for Saturday, October 16th. “This year will be special in many ways,” reports Phil Ray, speaking on behalf of the Marching Festival Steering Committee. “With the cancellation of last year’s festival resulting in the staging of a virtual marching festival, we fully […]

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Obituary for Joe Brinser, Trenton, Missouri

Joseph Brinser, a 56-year-old Trenton resident, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at his residence. Brinser is to be cremated under the direction of Slater Neal Funeral Home with memorial services pending at a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to either the Grundy County Rural Fire Department or Maple Grove Cemetery. William Joseph Brinser […]

High School Marching Band

Winners announced in Missouri Day Virtual Marching Festival competition

Oak Grove High School won the Buddy and Karla Hannaford sweepstakes award for overall top performance at the Missouri Days Virtual Marching Festival. Instead of the normal practice of having in-person competition in Trenton, videos submitted by the participating schools were judged in the areas of Parade, Field Show, and the indoor categories of auxiliary […]

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Missouri Days Virtual Marching Festival rolls out 2020 competition

Appearing a bit different this year, the 2020 Missouri Days Virtual Marching Festival begins today with 30 Missouri and Iowa High Schools competing and Trenton High School performing in exhibition. Schools have submitted video’s and have chosen to enter any of the four areas of competition or all four with classes determined by the Missouri […]

Democratic Party

Grundy County Democrats cancel September meeting due to COVID-19

The September meeting of the Grundy County Democrats has been canceled due to concerns about the COVID-19.  With no meeting and the Missouri Days Festival being canceled, presidential and gubernatorial campaign signs will be available on Thursday evening, October 1st, from 5:30-6:00, at the Eastside Park parking lot just south of the football stadium.  Anyone […]

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Missouri Days Marching Festival to hold parade competition as virtual event

Following the announcement of the 2020 Missouri Days Marching Festival going virtual, committee members have added the Parade competition to also go virtual as well due to the demand of many participating high schools. Now all areas of the Marching Festival will be virtual – indoor auxiliary, indoor percussion, field show, and now, the parade. […]

Missouri Day Festival

Officials release statement on Missouri Days Marching Festival

Officials of the Missouri Days Marching Festival today released a statement regarding plans for the upcoming Marching Band Festival. “2020 has proven difficult to plan anything. While there are many unknowns, we are continually planning for the 2020 Missouri Days Marching Festival. This festival has always put students first. 2020 is nothing different. We fully […]

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Missouri Day Festival 2019: Everything you need to know if you are attending the event

Get This Complete Missouri Day Printable Schedule with Dates and Times of Activites Missouri Day Opening Ceremonies and Soup Supper The Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance will host a soup supper to raise money for its Good Samaritan Fund. Dockery Chapel United Methodist Church Pastor Jim King says the meal will be served at the First […]

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“Precious Pumpkins” themed baby show announced for Missouri Day Festival

Children five years old and younger can compete in the Missouri Day Baby Show in Trenton next month. Registration will open at the Rock Barn Pavilion the evening of October 18th at 5:30 with the “Precious Pumpkins”-themed baby show will start at 6 o’clock. Fall or Halloween attire is welcome. Participants will compete in several […]

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Entries for 2019 Missouri Day Festival Parade now being accepted

Entries for the 2019 Missouri Day Festival Parade are now being accepted. The parade, scheduled for Saturday, October 19th will feature marching bands, colorful floats, antique cars and tractors, equestrian units and many special guests. Parade judging will award prize money in 10 categories including: “Spirit of Missouri Days” with a $200.00 grand prize, a […]