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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 […]

Mike Parson Sworn in as Missouri's 57th Governor

Michael Parson sworn in to full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri

Governor Michael L. Parson was sworn in to a full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri at the 2021 Bicentennial Inauguration.  Governor Parson’s career in public service began with six years in the United States Army and over 22 years in law enforcement, including serving as Sheriff of Polk County from 1993-2005. […]

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Missouri Day Marching Festival’s sweepstakes award presented to the Oak Grove Marching Band

The 24th Annual Missouri Day Marching Festival’s sweepstakes award has been presented to the Oak Grove Marching Band. Marching Festival Committee Representative Steve Maxey presented the Buddy and Karla Hannaford Sweepstakes Award to Oak Grove Director Nathan Long and members of the Panther Pride band. Oak Grove also received four Class Four awards: first in […]

Audio: Trenton’s first parade of the year, the “Trenton Christmas Parade,” rolls through downtown on Friday

The first parade of the year in Trenton will be held on December 4th. Various entries will begin lining up at the Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri at 5:30 that evening. The parade will start at 6 o’clock. Cindy Jennings with Five Points Alive says the route will go past East View Manor, Bristol Manor, […]

Audio: Cindy Jennings and Chuck Jones provide details on the Trenton Christmas Parade

The Trenton Christmas Parade will kick off on December 4, 2020, and will have something for everyone. Cindy Jennings and Chuck Jones of the Trenton Coca-Cola Bottling Company were in the studio recently to discuss every aspect of the parade.  The parade route will be fairly lengthy and will include the Trenton High School Band […]

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Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce announces results of “74th Annual Holiday Parade”

With just over 50 entries, the 74th Annual Holiday Parade “Home for the Holidays, sponsored by Hedrick Medical Center & HyVee, was carried out in true community tradition. The parade was announced live from the courthouse location on Washington by Dave Rogers and Bill Shaffer. Entries were judged on the use of theme, originality, and […]

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Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce announces changes to Holiday Parade due to COVID-19

The 74th Annual Holiday Parade “Home for the Holidays”, presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored again this year by Hedrick Medical Center &Chillicothe Hy-Vee. The parade will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 21st, and will include floats and entries from many different organizations, youth groups, churches, businesses, and individuals […]

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Chillicothe Holiday Parade Grand Marshal announced

The 74th Annual Chillicothe Chamber Holiday Parade “Home for the Holidays”, presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored by Hedrick Medical Center and HyVee. “2020 has been an unprecedented year but being able to carry out one of Chillicothe’s favorite traditions has provided a small bit of normalcy,” stated Crystal Narr, Executive […]

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Gilman City Board of Education presented information on grants

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education Wednesday, October 21st heard about grants approved by the state. Financial Administrative Assistant Tori Wideman reports Superintendent Roger Alley talked about the $9,000 Missouri Connectivity Grant and the $8,000 Missouri Access Grant. Wideman explains the Connectivity Grant involves purchasing wifi-enabled devices, such as Chromebooks and hotspots, for students […]

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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 […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education reviews budget, sets Halloween parade for October 28th

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved policy updates on the evening of Wednesday, October 14th. There was a second reading of a Missouri School Boards Association Title 9 policy update. Other topics discussed included snow removal bids, building and grounds improvement, transportation, an eighth-grade trip on April 30th, and Laredo graduation on May 10th. […]