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I Remember Trenton – Newspaper Owner Finds Unique Characters

by Jo Hoffman
Lee’s Summit
When I bought the weekly Grundy County Gazette in Trenton back in the ‘40s, the country was just beginning to recover from the devastating effects of the drought, the Great Depression and WW II.

Times were still hard; it was terribly hot in the summers, with no air conditioning; farmers were still trying to hang on to their farms, and local merchants were still extremely

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