Voting Rights

With voting rights stalled, some senators mull an update to the Electoral Count Act

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan group of senators is exploring legislation to overhaul how Congress counts Electoral College votes, but backers of stalled voting rights legislation are lukewarm on the effort as a substitute. The Electoral Count Act is an obscure law that has come under recent scrutiny, a year after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. […]

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Trenton High School releases fall semester honor rolls

Trenton High School has released academic honor rolls for the fall semester. Those earning the highest grades were named to the Superintendent’s “A” honor roll which is headed by 32 from the senior class. The Principal’s “B” honor roll includes other Trenton High School students who’ve been recognized for their academics. A complete list of […]

Christmas Ornaments

Faith View Ministries to sponsor free Christmas dinner in Jamesport

Faith View Ministries will sponsor a free Christmas dinner in Jamesport. Everyone is welcome to the meal at the A. V. Spillman Event Center on Christmas Day, with serving to start at 11 am. The menu will include mashed potatoes and gravy, brisket, vegetables, dinner rolls, and pie. Delivery will be available to senior citizens […]

Holiday Parade

75th Annual Chillicothe Chamber Holiday Parade rolls through downtown Saturday morning

The 75th Annual Holiday Parade “Recipe for a Merry Christmas”, presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored this year by Sonoco & Chillicothe Hy-Vee. The parade will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 20th, and will include floats and entries from many different organizations, youth groups, churches, businesses, and individuals throughout […]

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Ameristar Kansas City partners with Veterans Community Project for “Help Our Heroes” Events

Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City has partnered with the Veterans Community Project for “Help our Heroes” during November. “Veterans Community Project is built on community partnership,” said Sean Anderson, Lead Case Manager for Veterans Community Project. “Reminding Veterans, through our work and the work of our partners, that the community cares about them and wants […]

Chili Supper

Date change announced for chili supper at Rissler Elementary School

A different date has been announced for the Trenton R-9 Parent/Teachers Organization chili supper this week. Because the Trenton Bulldogs play a high school district football game in Maryville on Friday night, November 5, the chili supper has been changed to Thursday, November 4, 2021. Serving on chili and cinnamon rolls at Rissler Elementary School […]

Coon Creek Baptist Church

Audio: Coon Creek Baptist Church now accepting meal orders for Thanksgiving day delivery

Orders are now being accepted for the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton. The pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, says the meal on November 25, 2021, will include turkey, homemade dressing, homemade noodles, homemade rolls, pumpkin pie bars, green beans, and mashed potatoes. Volunteer drivers will meet with Pastor Doug […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Kansas man rolls big rig on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Gardner, Kansas man sustained minor injuries when he lost control of the Peterbilt truck he drove and overturned one mile east of Marceline on Wednesday, October 27. Twenty-six-year-old Jacob Miller was treated at the scene. The truck traveled east on Highway 36 before striking a guardrail, overcorrecting, and overturning. The […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council approves ordinances and six motions at Monday evening meeting

Actions taken Monday night by the Trenton City Council include approval of two ordinances and six motions. Two of the topics resulted in split votes of the council. With a roll call vote of six in favor and two opposed, a conditional use permit was issued by ordinance to Terry Hearn to operate a used […]

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Two nurses from Wright Memorial Hospital receive DAISY Awards

Two nurses from Wright Memorial Hospital were recognized recently with the DAISY for extraordinary nurses award. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care nurses provide every day. The award was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications […]

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Trenton Bulldog Mascots to hold fundraiser breakfast

The Trenton Bulldog Mascots will hold a Fall/Halloween pancake breakfast as a fundraiser for the mascots team of Trenton High School and Trenton Middle School. Food will be served at the new concession stand building at C. F. Russell Stadium on October 30 from 8:30 to 10:30 in the morning. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, […]

COVID-19 or Coronaviru Vaccine

Kids age 5 to 11 next in line for COVID-19 vaccines as White House rolls out plans

(Missouri Independent) – Smaller needles. Redesigned shipments to ease the storage needs in pediatricians’ offices. And enough vials of the COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate the 28 million U.S. children between ages 5 and 11. Those are among the plans announced by the White House on Wednesday as federal and state officials prepare for a regulatory decision to […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Two area health departments report updates on COVID-19 cases

One new case of COVID-19 has been added to the rolls in Harrison County. The county’s COVID-19 dashboard shows that, as of October 15, there were 1,263 total cases, and five were active. There had been 1,018 confirmed cases and 245 probable cases. The Harrison County Health Department October 15 reported 47 total breakthrough cases. Those […]

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Biden administration rolls out new rule to bolster DACA as lawsuit continues

(Missouri Independent) – The Biden administration on Monday unveiled a proposed new rule that would strengthen the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to protect undocumented people in the program from legal challenges. The proposed rule, announced by the Department of Homeland Security, would “preserve and fortify” the DACA program, an Obama administration-era initiative that protects […]

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Groups see Missouri proposals as voter-suppression attempts

As lawmakers in Congress work to expand access to voting, members of the Missouri Legislature are proposing laws their critics say would limit people’s ability to vote. State legislative committees on elections convened last week to discuss measures that would impose a stricter voter ID law, require election officials to purge voter rolls more frequently, and others. Luz […]

Job Opening or Now Hiring or Employment

Missouri payrolls add 15,000 jobs in month after Parson stopped federal unemployment aid

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri payrolls added exactly 15,000 non-farm jobs in July as the unemployment rate ticked down 0.1 percent, seasonally adjusted data from the federal Bureau of Labor Standards shows. The state’s labor force of 3.08 million, however, declined by 177, and overall employment, which includes self-employed people and farm labor, grew by 4,462 […]