Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announces new office of early learning

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced during the regularly scheduled State Board of Education meeting the creation of an Office of Early Learning. This change is part of DESE’s ongoing focus on early learning and early literacy, one of the department’s four priority areas in the Show-Me Success strategic plan. Earlier this year, DESE […]

Doctor Gus Ridgel

Audio: Mizzou’s first Black graduate student inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame

The University of Missouri has inducted Mizzou’s first Black graduate student into the school’s Hall of Fame. Dr. Gus Ridgel was admitted to the university in 1950 after civil rights groups won a court ruling to desegregate the university. During a virtual ceremony, Former Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton says Ridgel was an inspiration for a […]

High School Marching Band

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 […]

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin headlines women in ag online conference

Temple Grandin, renowned author on animal behavior and autism, will be one of four keynote speakers during the virtual 2020 Pixels of Production – Women in Agriculture conference. Pixels of Production offers women farmers and ranchers a four-night opportunity to learn practical tips and be inspired, says University of Missouri Extension swine nutritionist Marcia Shannon. […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau elects officers

The Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau elected officers Wednesday, October 14th. City Clerk Cindy Simpson reports Cara McClellan was elected as president, Micah Landes as President-Elect, Megan Taul as secretary, and Jordan Ferguson as treasurer. President-Elect is what an ordinance called the vice president. The bureau set the regular meeting time as the second Wednesday […]

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North Mercer R-3 Board of Education sets graduation date, approves coaching responsibilities

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education the evening of Monday, October 12th set graduation and approved supplemental coaching responsibilities. The graduation is scheduled for the afternoon of May 9th, 2021 at 2 o’clock. Supplemental coaching responsibilities included retired teacher Dave Fuller to continue as the head boys and girls track coach. Fuller has directed […]

High School Marching Band

Missouri Days Virtual Marching Festival rolls out 2020 competition

Appearing a bit different this year, the 2020 Missouri Days Virtual Marching Festival begins today with 30 Missouri and Iowa High Schools competing and Trenton High School performing in exhibition. Schools have submitted video’s and have chosen to enter any of the four areas of competition or all four with classes determined by the Missouri […]

Prison Sentence

El Dorado Springs woman, New Jersey man sentenced to 18 years for producing child pornography

An El Dorado Springs, Missouri, woman and a North Plainfield, New Jersey, man were sentenced in federal court for producing child pornography. Amanda Errin Hunt, 41, and Daniel Thomas Baggott, 38, each were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 18 years and four months in federal prison without parole. The court also […]