Missouri Main Street Connection

“Outstanding Economic Impact Project” awarded to Main Street Trenton

Missouri Main Street Connection Inc. (MMSC) presented downtown revitalization awards on July 30, 2020, recognizing revitalization excellence during the annual Evening of Excellence Virtual Ceremony on Facebook Live. MMSC is a statewide non-profit organization designed to help Missouri communities preserve their historic commercial districts through economic revitalization. MMSC currently provides services and training to over […]

FCCLA and STAR

Trenton students participate in virtual FCCLA National Leadership Conference

Trenton Middle School and Trenton High School students participated in the FCCLA National Leadership Conference virtually on July 7th-9th, 2020. The National Leadership Conference was originally set to be held in Washington, DC. The change to a virtual platform comes due to the evolving COVID-19 health crisis. The mission of Family, Career, and Community Leaders […]

Bailey Shea Monster Truck Driver

Video and Audio: Monster Truck driver Bailey Shea from Lock Springs to appear at Cole County Fair

A monster truck driver originally from Lock Springs will participate in an outdoor competition at the Cole County Fair of Jefferson City. Bailey Shea will drive Quad Chaos Wednesday, July 28th, and Thursday, July 29th. Pit parties will be held each evening at 5:30, and the Toughest Monster Truck Tour shows will begin at 7 […]

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Changes to be implemented for health and safety reasons at Great Pershing Balloon Derby

Changes will be implemented for health and safety at the 44th Great Pershing Balloon Derby west of Brookfield September 5th through 7th. The event’s website says there will not be a Friday South Main Night Flame or Saturday Twin Parks activities. The Myron Peacher Memorial Launch Field will be closed to spectators.  Balloon flights and […]

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Chewy to expand in Belton, Missouri, create over 1200 jobs

Chewy, Inc. announced plans to open a new 800,000-square-foot eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton, Missouri, and create more than 1,200 new jobs.  Dual-headquartered in Dania Beach, Florida, and Boston, Massachusetts, the company is an online retailer offering pet food and pet-related products from over 2,000 brands. “Now more than ever, Missouri’s innovative businesses, logistics infrastructure, […]

Lifeflight Eagle

Gallatin woman life-flighted to KC after vehicle swerves to miss deer in roadway

A single-vehicle rollover accident southwest of Jamesport Sunday morning at 10:35 am injured a Gallatin woman. Ninteen-year-old Dariyn Pettit was flown by a Lifeflight Eagle to the Truman Medical Center. An investigator said the car was eastbound when the driver swerved to miss a deer in the road. She over-corrected causing the car to go […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Missouri State Fair cancels all activities except youth livestock show

The Missouri State Fair will feature the outdoor youth livestock showings, but the other traditional activities have been called off, because of COVID-19 safety concerns from vendors, guests, and state agricultural officials. The event runs August 13 through August 23, 2020, in Sedalia. In 2019, a total of  337,112 individuals attended the fair. Youth livestock […]