"Like" us on Facebook

Archives

Ronald James Bryant

8-31 Bryant, RonAug 16Ronald James Bryant, an 83-year-old resident of Independence, died on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at the First Christian Church in Independence. A visitation will be at 1 p.m. at the church.
Mr. Bryan was born on July 29, 1933 in Laredo, the son of Floyd West Bryant and Dorothy Gallatin Bryant. He grew up with his older

You must be a logged in paid subscriber to read the full story. Please Login to access.

Thomas Leroy Spray

Thomas Leroy Spray, a 78-year-old resident of Trenton, died on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday Aug. 31, 2016 at the East Mount Zion Cemetery in Pleasanton KS, under the direction of A Simplified Funeral Solution LLC.
Mr. Spray was born on Aug. 6, 1938, the son of Lyle and Velma (Almond) Spray. He was a veteran of

You must be a logged in paid subscriber to read the full story. Please Login to access.

“School Days” Is Theme Of Spickard Fall Festival

Submitted Photo Candidates for Spickard Fall Festival King and Queen are, from left, front row, Jakob Holtzclaw, Randy Wilson, Alaina Roberts; back row, Landon Neinhuser, Kennedy Schneiderheinze, Nautica Dowling and Justin Thogmartin. Not pictured is Taylor Mantlo.

Submitted Photo
Candidates for Spickard Fall Festival King and Queen are, from left, front row, Jakob Holtzclaw, Randy Wilson, Alaina Roberts; back row, Landon Neinhuser, Kennedy Schneiderheinze, Nautica Dowling and Justin Thogmartin. Not pictured is Taylor Mantlo.

Many of the activities in a small town revolve around the local school and Spickard is no exception. And for that reason, the Spickard Fair  Board chose “School Days” as the theme for

You must be a logged in paid subscriber to read the full story. Please Login to access.

R-6 Set To Hold Reunion, Program

3-30 R6 one room school3-30 R6 recessPhotos Courtesy of Betty Preston Steele
In the early 1950’s, one-room rural schools began the state-mandated reorganization by changing from eight grades in one room to pairing two one-room schools so that one of the schools housed first to fourth grades and the neighboring school a few miles away had fifth to eighth grades, with one teacher each. Between 15 and 30 students attended each school. Those who attended one-room

You must be a logged in paid subscriber to read the full story. Please Login to access.

Council Interviews Two More Candidates

Two more individuals were interviewed for the city administrator’s position during a meeting of the Trenton City Council on Monday night.
City Clerk and Interim City Administrator Cindy Simpson said no decisions were made following the interviews and that there is no timetable as to when a decision might be made.
Four individuals have been interviewed for the position, which has been vacant since May 1 with the retirement of

You must be a logged in paid subscriber to read the full story. Please Login to access.

FIFTH GEAR

Trenton Plates Three In The Fifth Inning To Top Hamilton

R-T Photo/Diane Lowrey Ainsley Tolson slides into home plate after attempting to tag up and score in the Lady Bulldogs’ match-up with Hamilton on Monday night at Griffin Field in Trenton. Tolson was called out, but the Lady Bulldogs would take the game 3-1.

R-T Photo/Diane Lowrey
Ainsley Tolson slides into home plate after attempting to tag up and score in the Lady Bulldogs’ match-up with Hamilton on Monday night at Griffin Field in Trenton. Tolson was called out, but the Lady Bulldogs would take the game 3-1.

The Trenton High School softball team scored a huge win on Monday night, defeating a team

You must be a logged in paid subscriber to read the full story. Please Login to access.

R-5 Elementary Students Of the Week

8-30 R% Alanna8-30 R5 skylarAlanna Rains, above, and Skyler Bonnett, below, were selected as Students of the Week at the Grundy R-5 Elementary School. Alanna is a kindergarten student while Skyler is a sixth grader. The girls were chosen for being respectful, responsible and safe at all times.

You must be a logged in paid subscriber to read the full story. Please Login to access.

JV Football Team Picks Up 20-12 Win Over Lexington

R-T Photo/Angela Dugan Carson Radcliff drags a Lexington defender during the junior varsity Bulldogs’ 20-12 win on Monday night at C.F. Russell Stadium. Radcliff had a 13-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion run in the win.

R-T Photo/Angela Dugan
Carson Radcliff drags a Lexington defender during the junior varsity Bulldogs’ 20-12 win on Monday night at C.F. Russell Stadium. Radcliff had a 13-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion run in the win.

The Trenton High School football program finally got into the win column on Monday night as the junior varsity team picked up a 20-12 win over the Lexington JV at C.F. Russell Stadium.

You must be a logged in paid subscriber to read the full story. Please Login to access.

Hannah Persell Is Shooting Sports Ambassador

Submitted Photo Hannah Persell of Trenton, second from left, attended 4-H National Shooting Sports Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis during the week of Aug. 2-6.  She was one of two 4-H members from Missouri chosen to attend the institute.  Members were selected after submitting an application, resume, and high school transcripts. She will serve as a 4-H National Shooting Sports Ambassador representing Missouri for at least the next two years. The National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Program is designed to promote 4-H and 4-H shooting sports. Youth selected to serve as Ambassadors receive training that will allow them to return to their homes and advocate for the program at the county, regional, and state level. Ambassadors may be asked to support national events as well. Ambassadors provide public relations support at special events such as donor/sponsor functions and also serve as spokespersons for the 4-H shooting sports program, helping to make 4-H and the 4-H shooting sports programs more visible. During the institute the Ambassador’s further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building. Since the institute, she has represented Missouri 4-H at two events at the Missouri State Fair. On Monday, Aug. 14, she and ambassador Michaela Brown accepted the donation of a gun from FCS Finanacial. On Thursday, Aug. 18, she and ambassador Anna Threatt assisted during the Governor's ham breakfast. The ambassadors also met Gov. Jay Nixon, at left, and Sen. Roy Blunt. Pictured at right is Missouri First Lady Georganne Nixon.

Submitted Photo
Hannah Persell of Trenton, second from left, attended 4-H National Shooting Sports Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis during the week of Aug. 2-6. She was one of two 4-H members from Missouri chosen to attend the institute. Members were selected after submitting an application, resume, and high school transcripts. She will serve as a 4-H National Shooting Sports Ambassador representing Missouri for at least the next

You must be a logged in paid subscriber to read the full story. Please Login to access.