Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]

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Construction wages cut in half by new prevailing wage rules

According to Jeff Phillips, Communications and Outreach Manager of the Laborers International Union of North America in St. Joseph, construction workers in many rural Missouri counties are working for less this Labor Day holiday. Missouri’s new prevailing wage law has cut wages for construction workers in many counties, sometimes by more than half. The new […]

Court News

Defendant unable to pay fines has sentence converted to jail time.

After his probation was previously suspended, a probation violation hearing was held Tuesday in Grundy County Circuit Court for Thomas Kopp of Lexington. Kopp’s original charge in Grundy County is a misdemeanor of non-support. The court approved the defense attorney’s request for Kopp to be released on a $12,000 personal recognizance bond pending attendance at […]

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Penalties increase for poaching in the state of Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri legislature and governor have taken actions to increase penalties for those caught poaching Missouri game animals and other native wildlife species.  Missouri Governor Michael Parson signed HB260 into law July 11. Called the Poaching Bill, it significantly raises fines for those convicted of illegally taking Missouri […]

Cellphones in the Classroom

Trenton R-9 Board of Education tackles issue of cell phone use in classrooms

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved student handbooks at a meeting Tuesday evening, with the exception of 90% attendance for trips, assemblies, and dances in the Trenton High School and Middle School handbooks, on a split vote. Board member David Whitaker moved, and Dorothy Taul seconded the motion, which passed three to two. Board […]

Trenton High School

Trenton R-9 Board of Education tackles lengthy agenda after approving calendar updates to school year

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved a request Tuesday evening to categorize two high school classes as weighted. Spanish Four was approved to be categorized as a weighted class on a unanimous vote and Desktop Publishing was approved on a vote of four to three. Trenton High School Principal Ron Franklin said the two […]

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Audio: University of Missouri Professor resigns after allegations of student “servants”

A Missouri professor has resigned from allegations of mistreating several students, with the story from the Missourinet is Bill Wise who files this report.     A University of Missouri-Kansas City professor has resigned – two months after accusations surfaced about some of his international students being used as personal servants. The Kansas City Star […]

NCMC Ketcham Community Center

NCMC Board of Trustees denies Trenton Chamber use of Ketcham Center for annual banquet

A motion did not pass in a special meeting of the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees Monday evening. The motion pertained to approval of a one-time suspension of board policies to allow the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce to host their annual banquet at the Ketcham Community Center March 15th. Board Clerk Vicki […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education clarifies student handbook regarding alcohol infractions

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education added a clarification to the student handbook regarding alcohol infractions Monday evening. The handbook currently reads “four extra-curricular suspensions,” but will be clarified to read “four school-sponsored extra-curricular events where the student is representing the school”. The board approved Ally Lashae Photography to take pictures at Barnwarming, Homecoming, […]