Count Basie Orchestra

Count Basie Orchestra to play at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre on April 24

The legendary Count Basie Orchestra comes to the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre for a show on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Featuring members personally chosen by him, more than 30 years after his passing. Pianist and bandleader William James “Count” Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of jazz. […]

Buddy Hannaford

Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra to dedicate performance to Buddy Hannaford

Long time Trenton R-9 School District band director, Buddy Hannaford, died on Tuesday in Marshall. Funeral information is incomplete at this time. Buddy and his wife Karla are credited with starting the Marching Band Festival held each October during the Missouri Day Festival in Trenton. On Sunday, April 10, the musicians of the Marshall community […]

Far West Missouri Stake Easter Cantata

Hoover Theater to host performance of Far West Missouri Stake Easter Cantata

The Far West Missouri Stake Easter Cantata will be performed on Saturday, April 16th at 2 pm in the Jewett-Norris Library Theater. The cantata chronicles the life, miracles, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Isaiah prophesied the Savior’s birth in the Old Testament. The Cantata begins with a narrative from Isaiah. The choir begins by singing […]

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Area residents to be honored with National Girl Scout Award

Area residents will be recognized at a ceremony in May for earning a National Girl Scout award. Libby Hall of Trenton and Cynthia McWilliams of Carrollton will receive the award, which recognizes an individual’s service in Girl Scout leadership. Service Unit 820 Manager Abigail Looney says Hall and McWilliams have nurtured the Girl Scout program […]

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Video: Arts Alive to feature Angstrom Brass at Performing Arts Center in Trenton

A four-piece brass ensemble from the Kansas City area will perform during April in Trenton. Tickets went on sale today for the April 24th performance featuring the Angstrom Brass. The musical presentation is sponsored by the local Arts Alive organization. Dan Maxey of Arts Alive made the announcement this morning on KTTN’s Open Line:   […]

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North Central Missouri College “Pirate’s Ball” honors three on Saturday evening

The North Central Missouri College Foundation March 26th recognized three individuals who attended Trenton Junior College or North Central Missouri College. Distinguished alumni John Hunolt, Janet Lake, and Nick Sottler were honored at the Pirates Ball. NCMC Athletic Director Nate Gamet introduced each honoree. John Hunolt graduated from TJC in 1971. He worked in Ottumwa, […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol is now accepting applications to become a trooper

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is now testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 117th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training […]

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Audio: Missouri bill would tie college funding to graduate earnings

A bill in the Missouri Legislature would tie state funding for public universities and colleges to student earnings after enrollment.      The University Rewarding Workforce Readiness Act would give more money to schools that deliver higher earnings for their graduates. Missouri’s nine universities and 13 community colleges would receive a performance score based on […]

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Activities announced for Pleasant View R-VI Extravaganza on March 26

Pleasant View R-VI supporters, alumni, former staff and board members, and current staff and families are invited to attend the Pleasant View R-VI Extravaganza on Saturday, March 26, 2022, for a fun-filled evening of history, fundraising, and dodgeball. The evening’s activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Pleasant View School Gymnasium, 128 SE 20th […]

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Grundy County Commission fills unexpired term on Jefferson Township Board

The Grundy County Commission on March 15th made an appointment for a one-year unexpired term on the Jefferson Township Board. Rocita Hutson will fill the position previously held by her husband Eugene Hutson, who died in January. Commissioner Don Sager notes Rocita Hutson’s term will go until April 2023. Shelbi Becker with the state auditor’s […]

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North Central Missouri College to host Diversity and Inclusion Alumni panel

North Central Missouri College will host a Diversity and Inclusion Alumni panel on Thursday, March 24, at 1:00 p.m. in Cross Hall 208 or virtually. Students, staff, and the public are invited to attend. The panel will feature three alumni Cle Ross, Donovan Thompson, and Dr. Cassie (Hunt) Williams. Panelist will share their story and […]

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Pleasant View planning annual extravaganza; coop agreements approved with Laredo and Trenton schools

The Pleasant View R-6 school near Trenton is planning its annual extravaganza with several activities on March 26th beginning at 5:30 pm. One of the events is a dodge ball tournament and another is a benefit auction with all proceeds going to the Kaley Williams family and the Pleasant View R-6 Community Club. Also scheduled […]

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Missouri State Auditor begins audit of Texas County

State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced that her office has begun a regularly scheduled audit of Texas County, located in south-central Missouri. The most recent audit of Texas County was completed in November 2017 and gave the county an overall performance rating of “poor,” the lowest possible. “My office will conduct an independent review of government operations […]

Paula Nickelson appointed acting director health and human services

Governor Parson announces Paula Nickelson to lead Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

During a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that he has selected Paula Nickelson to serve as the Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, effective March 1, 2022.  “Today, we are excited to announce Paula Nickelson as the new DHSS Acting Director,” Governor Parson said. “Paula was a […]

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The National Superintendent of the Year, Curtis Cain, is from Missouri

Curtis Cain, superintendent of Wentzville School District, in Wentzville, Mo., has been named the 2022 AASA National Superintendent of the Year. The announcement came at the National Conference on Education, hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. The other National Superintendent of the Year® finalists were:  Quincy Natay, Chinle Unified School District No. 24, Chinle, Ariz. Kamela Patton, Collier County […]

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Wife of nuclear engineer pleads guilty to espionage-related offense; will serve 3-years in federal prison

A woman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to communicate Restricted Data related to the design of nuclear-powered warships. Her husband pleaded guilty to the same offense on Monday, Feb. 14. Diana Toebbe, 46, of Annapolis, Maryland, was arrested on Oct. 9, 2021, for knowingly and voluntarily joining a conspiracy with her husband, Jonathan Toebbe, to communicate […]

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Charges Filed: Man subdued by passengers, flight crew after causing disturbance on flight; plane forced to land in Kansas City

A California man was subdued by several passengers and flight attendants when he tried to open the exit door on an American Airlines flight en route to Washington, D.C., on Sunday afternoon, forcing the plane to land at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. Juan Remberto Rivas, 50, was charged with one count […]

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Missouri bills would offer incentives for grocery stores, urban farms to eliminate food deserts

(Missouri Independent) – The closure of Save A Lot in Pagedale left a hole in northern St. Louis County.  Beyond Housing, a community-building group that serves about two dozen cities in the area had worked through the Great Recession to bring a grocery store closer to low-income residents in a part of the St. Louis area dotted with […]