Trenton Middle School has announced the selection of eight students for the character education trait of loyalty. Honored as students of the month were: 5th grade: Addisyn Wehar, daughter of Kayla & Nick Graham, and Roman Hunter, son of Erin Johnson. 6th grade: Trinity Barrer, daughter of Joelle Barrer and Kaidyn Schweizer, son of Candy […]
Several action items were approved during a recent meeting of the Spickard R-2 Board of Education. Information from School Principal Kristi Weldon notes flooring will be replaced with nylon carpet tiles at the appraised price of $37,618. This involves over 3,700 square feet on the main floor and 4,000 square feet on the third floor. […]
Three topics plus an executive session are on the agenda for a special meeting Tuesday of the North Central Missouri College Trustees. The 12-noon meeting, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, will be in the Frey Administrative Building, board meeting room. Trustees will consider a bid for a construction project, an invoice from the architect, and […]
Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 31,798 birds during Missouri’s 2021 regular spring turkey season, April 19 through May 9. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 710 birds telechecked, Texas with 666, and Callaway with 639. Young turkey hunters also harvested 2,795 birds over the youth weekend, April […]
The Trenton High School Symphonic Band received an exemplary rating as issued by judges representing the Missouri State High School Activities Association. The State Large Ensemble Music Festival was held virtually. Band Director Ethan Stewart said the band was recorded at the new performing arts center and videos were submitted for judging.
Missouri voting-rights advocates joined a national call to action Saturday to promote the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the For the People Act. The Lewis Act would require states with a history of voter discrimination to get approval from the Justice Department before making legal changes to voting rules. Julie Steiger, co-president of the League of […]
Top academic students have been announced among the Livingston County R-3 eighth graders. The Valedictorian is Maci Stover, and the salutatorian is Kamdyn Hinnen. Ten students at the Chula school move on to become freshmen.
Top academic students have been announced for the senior class at the North Mercer School District. The Valedictorian is Savannah Marie Martin, and the Salutatorian is Brea Nicole Shipley. Graduation for 13 seniors was held on Sunday afternoon in the North Mercer R-3 school gym.
During Trenton High School graduation on Saturday evening, Valedictorian Carly Spencer spoke about high school experiences and lessons learned. She said challenges and changes have shaped us into stronger humans and Taught life lessons galore: The Trenton High School Valedictorian said, if you believe you can, you will. She encouraged the graduates to […]
Trenton Fire Department responded to 101 East 17th Street, where a small fire was reported at the base of a tree. A spokesman noted flames were moving up a dead tree approximately 15 feet away from a house. The department extinguished the fire and used a thermal imaging camera to check for any hot spots […]
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Kirksville resident, 20-year old Ethan Potter, was arrested Saturday evening in Adair County. Potter was accused of possessing the controlled substance codeine, not having a driver’s license: second offense, and failure to register a motor vehicle. The patrol also reported an Adair County warrant was active for Potter, […]
There were 15 honor graduates at Trenton High School for the 2020-2021 school year, including Valedictorian Carly Spencer and Salutatorian Hannah Stark. The honor graduates were recognized by Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey when the Trenton R-9 School District held graduation Saturday night, May 8, 2021, for 92 students. Bailey also recognized […]
Students pursuing nursing degrees graduated from North Central Missouri College on Saturday afternoon, May 8, 2021. Mosaic Life Care Chief Medical Officer Doctor Davin Turner addressed the graduates and expressed his appreciation to the graduates for joining the front lines, telling them they would be joining a team. Turner emphasized that the number […]
The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education will consider approval of the salary schedule next week. The board will meet in the high school Family and Consumer Sciences room on May 10, 2021, at 7 o’clock in the evening. The agenda also includes extracurricular trips, new board member training, summer personnel, and programming dates, and facility, […]
Two adults and two children from Versailles sustained injuries when a sports utility vehicle overturned five miles south of Humphreys the night of May 7th. Thirty-three-year-old David Knotts received serious injuries and was taken to the Truman Medical Center. The passenger, 34-year-old Jennifer Knotts, received moderate injuries and was taken to the Sullivan County Memorial […]
Two area schools will hold graduation ceremonies on May 9, 2021. Thirteen seniors will graduate from North Mercer R-3 in the new gym on May 9th at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Principal Wes Guilkey will speak. Two seniors will graduate from Breckenridge R-1 in the gym at 3 o’clock. Teachers Kadee Estenbaum and Mindy […]
The Laredo R-7 School will hold its eighth-grade graduation on May 10, 2021. Seven students will graduate in the gym at 6 o’clock in the evening with community member Nathan Kottwitz to speak.
The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education will open and review bids next week. Bids to be opened May 12, 2021, at 6 o’clock in the evening include propane, fuel, and milk. Bus barn bids will be reviewed. The agenda also includes Missouri Consultants for Education policy updates, a Princeton transportation agreement, voluntary student insurance coverage, […]
Ten new officers were installed, and numerous awards and scholarships were presented at Friday night’s Trenton FFA Chapter Banquet. Next year’s President of the Trenton FFA will be Colton Roy. The Vice Presidents are Rebecca Urich and Kaci Persell. The Secretary will be Gracyn Rongey, and the Treasurer is Makenzee Epperson, Sentinel is Gavin Chambers, […]
Students graduated from North Central Missouri College on Saturday, May 8th with a variety of associate degrees and certificates. Student Senate President Jacquelyn Perez welcomed guests and congratulated the graduates for beating the odds. Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn also addressed the graduates. She acknowledged that each one had a long […]