Calamity Jane Days

Another contestant announced for Calamity Jane Pageant in Princeton

Calamity Jane Pageant Spokesperson Kelly Bertrand has announced another contestant. Melody Wood is one of 12 young women participating in the pageant at the Princeton United Methodist Church on the night of September 12th at 7 o’clock. Other contestants previously announced are Livi Binkley, Kyla Coffman, Raynah Collins, Jaysa Goodin, Becca Kile, Alyssa Lawson, Riley […]

Calamity Jane Days

Eleven contestants vie for crown at Calamity Jane Queen Contest

Eleven young women have been announced for the Calamity Jane Queen Contest scheduled in Princeton on September 12th. The event begins at 7 o’clock Saturday evening, September 12, 2020, at the Princeton United Methodist Church. The winner reigns over Calamity Jane Day activities on September 18th through the 20th. Each contestant has a sponsor which […]

Missouri State Fair Sheep Pavilion

Audio: Missouri State Fair in Sedalia focusing on 4-H and FFA youth this year

The 2020 state fair in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia will be a youth livestock show only, due to COVID-19 concerns. The 11-day fair begins Thursday and runs until Sunday, August 23. State Fair Director Mark Wolfe says Missouri 4-H and FFA members will receive an invaluable agriculture education experience in Sedalia. “I think we’re going to have […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve ordinances, presented reports from departments

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted several ordinances this week. One authorized the city entering into an equipment lease agreement with the Friends of Gallatin. Another approved an electric franchise with Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, Incorporated. A third authorized the city entering into a service contract agreement with the Missouri Rural Water Association to conduct sewer […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council adopts ordinances, airport hangar discussion continues

Three ordinances were adopted, appointments made to committees and boards, and reports were given during last nights’ meeting of the Trenton City Council. One ordinance allows the Howe engineering company to coordinate plans for a larger, six-inch water main to supply potable water to the wastewater treatment plant. The cost is $33,000 for services including […]

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Three Mexican nationals sentenced to prison for role in meth conspiracy

Three Mexican nationals have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine. Alfredo Soto-Contreras, also known as “Antonio,” 38, of Kansas City, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. Omar Eliseo Barraza-Bueno, […]

Motel Bed Tax

Audio: How the “Bed Tax” on the June 2 ballot works and the benefits the tax offers to Trenton

If a five percent lodging tax is approved by Trenton voters next Tuesday, a seven-member commission will be appointed to oversee the spending of the money for tourism-related promotions. Trenton City Councilmember Cathie Smith provides details.     Among other communities, money generated by the so-called “bed tax” has been used to purchase advertising in […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discusses graduation plans

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discussed the high school and elementary graduations at a meeting Thursday evening. Both ceremonies are scheduled for June 27th, with the elementary in the morning and high school in the afternoon. More details are to be determined in the near future. The board approved salary increases. Approval was […]

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Trenton City Council member gives presentation on proposed bed tax at Rotary meeting

A Trenton City Council member talked about the bed tax to appear on the April 7th city election ballot at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on Thursday. Cathie Smith represents Trenton’s Third Ward and is a member of the council’s economic development committee. She said the proposed five percent tax would be paid by individuals […]