Bright Futures

Bright Futures Trenton “Back to School” event serves hundreds

Results have been announced in the recent Grundy County “Back to School” events hosted by Bright Futures Trenton. This was the fourth year for back-to-school activities, and the second year all Grundy County schools were invited to participate. Over 420 volunteer hours by community members on Thursday, August 12, 2021, were logged, with many more […]

Road Work graphic

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of June 21, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of June 21 – 27. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Trenton R-9 school district hires new staff members

Trenton R-9 School District reports personnel actions from executive session of school board meeting

Following an executive session for personnel, the Trenton R-9 School District announced the resignation of Rissler Elementary School Principal Tiffany Otto. Employees hired included Sarah Porter as a cook and Emma Novak as the elementary school secretary. Nine individuals were hired for various duties in the Trenton R-9 School District. Coaches hired for duties include: […]

Animal Abuse

Livingston County Sheriff seeks information from public in animal abuse investigation

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on an animal abuse investigation in Wheeling. Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office responded to the 300 block of North Sheridan in Wheeling the afternoon of Tuesday, October 13th regarding a resident’s pet Labrador being shot. He says the complainant reported taking the dog outside that morning […]

Crime and Courts

Three handed suspended sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Sentences were announced, then suspended for three individuals appearing on Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. James Charles Phillips of Port Huron, Michigan pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated persistent offender on June 16th. Phillips was sentenced to four years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was stayed […]

Drug Raid

Nigerian citizen arrested in Kirksville following execution of search warrant

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Nigerian citizen in Kirksville on Wednesday morning following the execution of a search warrant. The Adair County prosecuting attorney charged 21-year-old Ifeanyi Nnaji (If-ay-ahn-yee Nah-jee) on Thursday with felony delivery of a controlled substance, six counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, and felony unlawful use […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education adopts school calendar for 2020-2021 while dealing with very busy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 school calendar on Tuesday evening. The first day of school for Trenton next school year will be August 25th, and the last day will be May 19th, 2021. Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels said the calendar includes eight make up days for days missed for […]

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GRM Networks in Princeton receives USDA grant of $41.6 million dollars through ReConnect Program

GRM Networks of Princeton recently received a $41.6 million grant/loan from the United States Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Program helping GRM Networks fulfill its commitment to bring fiber-optic connectivity to northern Missouri and southern Iowa. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce awarded the grant/loan to GRM at a reception held at the David Callaway […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of July, 22, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of July 22 – 28. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, […]

Chalk On The Walk

Winners announced in “Chalk on the Walk” event in downtown Trenton

Winners have been announced for Five Points Alive and Main Street Trenton’s Chalk on the Walk. Alyssa Bunnell received first place in the youth category with the entry titled “Hummingbird”. Alexandria Anderson Ely placed second with “Rainbow”. In the teen category, Taylor Richmond’s “Up” received first place, and Cole Soptic’s “Downtown Trenton 5 Points” placed […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education addresses salary schedules

The 2019-20 salary schedule was adopted during a meeting last night of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education. The schedule follows the requests submitted last month by the salary and welfare committee; and endorsed by the superintendent. Superintendent Dan Wiebers reported the increases noted for the salary schedule will cost more than $177,000 which is […]

American FFA Degree

Area FFA members to receive American FFA Degree at National Convention

Several young adults from area FFA chapters will be presented with their American FFA Degrees late next month in Indianapolis, Indiana at the National FFA Convention and Expo. Presentations are made to less than one percent of the overall FFA membership with the ceremony taking place on the morning of October 27th. At the 2018 National […]