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North Central Missouri College Criminal Justice Instructor speaks at Trenton Rotary Club meeting

North Central Missouri College Criminal Justice Instructor Jenna Vandel spoke at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on January 6th. She told about her experiences working in the state prison system before becoming a teacher. Vandel was a drug counselor and worked with individuals who were getting ready to be released from the system. She helped […]

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Trenton Rotary Club hears presentation on Art’s Alive performance of “A Christmas Carol”

“Ebenezer Scrooge” made an appearance at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on Thursday, Dec. 16 at the BTC Bank community room. Brian Upton presided at the meeting and was the sergeant at arms. Jackie Soptic gave the prayer. Tara Walker was the program chairman. Scrooge, aka Scott Washburn, was part of the recent Art’s Alive […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation Director speaks at Trenton Rotary Club meeting

Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation Director Dave Bain was the speaker at a recent meeting of the Trenton Rotary Club. Bain said the foundation was founded in 2005 and has funded several projects to benefit Wright Memorial Hospital. There are 12 members of the board. Events are held to raise money for projects such as the […]

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Trenton Rotary Club members approve officers for 2022-2023

Trenton Rotary Club officers and committee chairmen have been approved for 2022-2023. Officers include President Michael Ormsby, President-Elect Jackie Soptic, Secretary Elizabeth Gibson, Treasurer Amy Lewis, and Ex-Officio Brian Upton. Board members are Diane Lowrey, Tom Witten, Ormsby, Gibson, Soptic, and Chris Hoffman, Scott Sharp, Don Purkapile, and Savannah Fogle. Chairmen include Soptic and Megan […]

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High School Holiday Hoops shootout in Trenton tips off on December 18

As the countdown continues for the 17th annual NCMC Foundation-sponsored High School Holiday Hoops the Holiday Hoops committee would like to thank the many individuals who help make the annual event a success. The event tips off Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Ketcham Community Center on the campus of North Central Missouri College. Again […]

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Trenton Rotary Club hears presentation on ALICE Active Shooter Training Program

A Trenton Police officer discussed the ALICE Active Shooter Training Program at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on November 18.  ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, which is the protocol followed in an active shooter situation. Officer Jeff Spencer reported the program was developed in 2000 originally for school situations, but it […]

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History of flags placed around Grundy County Courthouse presented to Trenton Rotary Club

When U.S. flags line the sidewalks of the Grundy County Courthouse on select holidays, it takes the work of several volunteers. That was part of the message from Jeb Walker who presented information on the flags to a Veteran’s Day meeting of the Trenton Rotary Club. Walker, a sergeant with the Trenton Police Department, said […]

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Leadership Northwest Music Jam topic of latest Rotary Club meeting

The Leadership Northwest Music Jam was discussed at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on November 4, 2021. Wright Memorial Hospital Practice Manager Shane Lynch and North Central Missouri College Director of Advising and Retention Jenna Stevens were members of the 2021 class of Leadership Northwest Missouri, which organized the fundraiser, headed by an eight-member committee. […]

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Church Women United Thrift Shop and Community Food Pantry topics of Trenton Rotary Club program

The Church Women United Thrift Shop and Community Food Pantry of Grundy County were the topics of a Trenton Rotary Club program October 28th. Barbara Spencer discussed the thrift shop. The store is a 501(c)(3) and provides donations to various organizations in Grundy County, including the women’s shelter, children’s advocacy center, food pantry, ministerial alliance, […]

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Trenton Rotary Club listen to presentation from Arts Alive board members

Arts Alive Board members Dan Maxey and Ann Plumb talked about the organization at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on October 21, 2021. They also discussed Arts Alive’s efforts to bring fine arts opportunities to Grundy County and the surrounding area. Maxey said the group was organized in 2019 after the disbanding of the Friends […]

Volunteers from numerous agencies assist with Missouri Day Festival

Over 20 volunteers assisted the Trenton Police Department and Trenton Rotary Club with the annual Missouri Day Festival. Volunteers from the Grundy and Caldwell County Community Response Teams, Northcentral Missouri Amateur Radio Club, and the Region H Homeland Security Response Team assisted with traffic control at intersections during the parade on Saturday morning.  In addition […]

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Missouri Day Festival Parade officials announce winners

There were approximately 80 entries in the Missouri Day Festival Parade on Saturday in Trenton. The Spirit of Missouri Day award went to the Kirksville High School Marching Band while the Spirit of Missouri Day runner-up was Girl Scout Unit 820, which also garnered the best youth entry. Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri had the […]

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Audio: Grandson of Missouri Governor to be Grand Marshal of Missouri Day Festival parade

In keeping with the Missouri Bicentennial theme, the Missouri Day Festival parade in Trenton Saturday, October 16, 2021, will feature a Grand Marshal who’s a descendant of the late Missouri Governor Arthur Hyde. Hyde was elected as Governor of Missouri in the 1920 election and served one term from 1921 to 1925. The announcement came […]

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Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Ryan Tepen, presents program at Trenton Rotary Club

Trenton Rotary Club Member and Edward Jones Financial Advisor Ryan Tepen presented the program at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on September 30th. He talked about the recent economy and the advantages of mutual funds, which he described as “managed money.” Tepen said mutual funds are a good way to invest by providing risk with […]