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Drug Testing Kits Available

With today’s ever-growing youth drug problem, more children are faced with peer pressure to try drugs, alcohol, and tobacco and most times this doesn’t end when a child says no. 
In fact, according to Trenton Police Chief, Tommy Wright, pressure can increase  when “friends” try harder to make children feel like outcasts when they don’t go along with the crowd. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Kids now

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THS Earns National Recognition

Trenton High School has again been honored by the U.S. News and World Report as a bronze medal high school.
This is the third year in a row THS has won the designation, which places the school in the top 22 percent of all high schools in the nation. In Missouri, 141 high schools received either the gold, silver or bronze medal ranking. Fifteen of those schools earned the top

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Mean Bean Toss Deadline Extended

The deadline to enter the “Mean Bean Toss” Tournament to benefit the Green Hills Women’s Shelter has been extended to Friday, May 2.
Hy-Vee and the shelter are teaming up to hold the first-ever event, which will be held on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Hy-Vee and Citizens Bank and Trust ATM parking lots. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the

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Chamber Busy With Upcoming Activities

The Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring several upcoming activities involving the community and open to the public.
Today, the chamber hosted a ribbon cutting as part of the open house for the newly-constructed addition to the Sunnyview Apartments. Tours of the new apartments were held as part of the open house activities.
On Friday, the chamber is sponsoring its first “Father-Daughter Dance” at the First Christian Church fellowship

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Kiwanis Clean-Up

Photo Courtesy of Kara Helmandollar The Trenton Kiwanis Club spent Saturday morning working in the yards of several elderly and disabled individuals in the community, helping them with spring clean up projects.  Members raked leaves, pruned shrubs and trees, cleaned out flower beds, swept sidewalks and mowed grass. Pictured raking sticks in preparation for mowing is Kiwanis member Melissa Sims and Layni Walker, daughter of Kiwanis member Jeb Walker.

Photo Courtesy of Kara Helmandollar
The Trenton Kiwanis Club spent Saturday morning working in the yards of several elderly and disabled individuals in the community, helping them with spring clean up projects. Members raked leaves, pruned shrubs and trees, cleaned out flower beds, swept sidewalks and mowed grass. Pictured raking sticks in preparation for mowing is Kiwanis member Melissa Sims and Layni Walker, daughter of Kiwanis member Jeb Walker.

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Earth Day

Photo Courtesy of Grundy R-5 School Students at the Grundy R-5 Elementary School in Humphreys planted a flowering tree this morning in front of the school  in observance of Earth Day.

Photo Courtesy of Grundy R-5 School
Students at the Grundy R-5 Elementary School in Humphreys planted a flowering tree this morning in front of the school in observance of Earth Day.

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MAP Testing Begins Today

Photo Courtesy of TMS Principal Dustin jenkerson It's testing season at Trenton R-9 and this year the theme at Trenton Middle School is "Keep Calm and MAP Test On!" TMS Assistant Principal David Stallo said teachers and students have been working extremely hard this year in preparation for the state assessment. “The faculty and staff of Trenton Middle School have worked diligently to help promote the MAP test and encourage students to put forth their best effort on the test,” he said. Students will continue to be rewarded for exhibiting positive attitudes and encouraging other students  to also try their best. Each day members of the student council and FCCLA will provide students with treats for meeting expectations on testing days. With the help of the TMS PTO, TMS FCCLA, TMS Student Council, Hy-Vee and K&W Popcorn, students will enjoy ice cream sundaes, popcorn and a variety of other rewards for accomplishing the daily goals. Stallo said the Trenton Middle School wants to recognize these individual businesses and organizations for their generous donations and time for a successful MAP testing season.

Photo Courtesy of TMS Principal Dustin jenkerson
It’s testing season at Trenton R-9 and this year the theme at Trenton Middle School is “Keep Calm and MAP Test On!” TMS Assistant Principal David Stallo said teachers and students have been working extremely hard this year in preparation for the state assessment. “The faculty and staff of Trenton Middle School have worked diligently to help promote the MAP test and encourage

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NCMC Graduate To Speak At Ceremonies

Don Sipes

Don Sipes

Don Sipes, vice president for regional services for Saint Luke’s Health System and chief executive officer for Saint Luke’s North Hospital-Smithville, will provide the commencement address at North Central Missouri College’s afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 10.
North Central will host two commencement ceremonies on May 10 as ever-increasing numbers of graduates have prompted the college to move to two events. The afternoon ceremony will focus on allied

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Spickard Board OKs Salary Base Increase

Salaries were addressed and new board members sworn in during a meeting of the Spickard R-2 Board of Education on Monday night at the school.
According to information provided by Superintendent Mike Garrett, $1,325 was added to the base salary for beginning teachers, which is now $26,825. Increases for returning certified staff for the next school year were adjusted based on the new base rate.
Lindsay Glenn, Roger Bonnett and

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