Veterans Foreign Wars

With community support, organizers hope to complete $500,000 remodel of Trenton VFW post

Joseph L. Norton VFW Post 919 plans to remodel its hall at 919 Washington Street in Trenton. Commander Tony Ralston says the anticipated $500,000 remodel would make the building ADA compliant and handicap accessible with a lift elevator. Several other upgrades are planned to make the VFW Hall a “safe place for veterans,” including installing […]

Grand River Technical School

Grand River Technical School recognizes Trenton junior as Student of the Month

A Trenton High School junior has been recognized as a Student of the Quarter at Grand River Technical School of Chillicothe. Ellie Boman was one of 20 students selected by Grand River instructors based on outstanding work ethic, excellent attendance, good manners, superior grades, and/or significant improvement of grades and attendance. Boman will receive a […]

Mercer County Farm Tractor Truck crash

Mercer man sustains serious injuries after pickup strikes farm tractor on Route M

The Highway Patrol reports a Mercer man sustained serious injuries when the pickup truck he drove struck the rear of a farm tractor one-quarter of a mile east of Mercer on Wednesday morning. An ambulance transported 45-year-old Shawn Sims to the Liberty Hospital. Tractor driver 60-year-old David Stark of Mercer was not reported hurt. Both […]

Maude Ryan Scholarship 2019

Melissa Yoakum receives NCMC Foundation Allied Health Maude Ryan Nursing Scholarship

Prior to Dr. Albert & Vera Cross Hall’s 10th-anniversary open house, $45,000 in Allied Health scholarships were announced by the North Central Missouri College Foundation.  Mr. Mitch Holder, NCMC Dean of Instruction, made the announcements with scholarship donors, student recipients, and guests in attendance.  Forty-four scholarships were announced with award amounts ranging from $5000 to […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves proposed upgrades to Performing Arts Center

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education Tuesday evening approved donations and a change order regarding proposed construction upgrades to the performing arts center at the high school. Building Project Liaison Dennis Gutshall reported changes regarding the dressing room, entrance, and interior would cost about $156,000.The Hoover Foundation will donate $125,000 toward the upgrades and Troy […]

Summit Natural Gas Website

Summit Natural Gas customers to see monthly bill decrease by approximately $8.50

Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Incorporated customers will see natural gas rates change to reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas as well as the change in the company’s actual cost adjustment factor. The ACA factor is a mechanism that tracks over or under-collection of actual natural gas costs over a 12-month […]

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Spickard teenager arrested on felony drug charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Spickard resident Saturday on two felony charges. Eighteen-year-old David Clay Austin Travis has been charged with possession of a controlled substance except for 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. His bond is $15,000 […]