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The Final Word – Health, Fairs and Football

by Diane Lowrey
R-T Editor
What a great response we have had thus far to our wellness publication that appeared as part of the Trenton Republican-Times on Friday, July 22.
For those of you who haven’t had the chance to see it, the 24-page edition contains stories on various health topics and features several local persons who are going through or have been affected by those topics. Childhood diabetes, handicapped

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Mary Wells Sutter

Mary Wells Sutter, a 91-year-old resident of Princeton, died on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at Pearl’s II Eden for Elders at Princeton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at the Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel in Lineville, IA, with Pastor Ron Helton officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Lineville.
Open visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, at the funeral chapel,

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The Final Word – Deja Vu All Over Again

By Diane Lowrey
R-T Editor
Where were you on March 12, 1980?
I know where I was. I was sitting (at midnight, no less) in the upstairs office of what was then the Pickett & Raynes law office watching the Trenton City Council vote to abolish the Board of Public Works.
On a vote of 6-2, the 1980 city council agreed to abolish the BPW and attempted to establish a

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Five Points – Library Project Over Halfway Mark

by Wendell Lenhart
R-T Publishers
The Grundy County Genealogy Society, in conjunction with the Grundy County-Jewett Norris Library, is continuing its digitalization project of old newspaper microfilms.
Local newspapers on microfilm at the library date from 1884 and are used extensively in genealogy research. When microfilm technology became available in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the bound paper copies were converted to the more stable microfilm.
Well microfilm does

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The Final World – Conference Efforts Make Sense

by Diane Lowrey
R-T Editor
Trenton’s efforts to affiliate itself with an athletic conference remain up in the air, although a decision as to where the school could land could come as early as February.
For the past several years, Trenton has been working to get itself back into a conference after leaving the MEC in the late 1980s. Meetings have been held with officials from several conferences, including the

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Hometown Boy – Governor’s Beef Summit Talks Plan To Grow Dollars

by Duane Dailey, Professor Emeritus
University of Missouri Extension
Missouri is a beef-cow state. The Governor’s Beef Summit, Jan. 5, drew attention to that cow advantage. Gov. Jay Nixon opened a far-and-wide discussion with a challenge to bring more dollars back to Missouri’s 1.7 million-head beef cow herd.
Over 250 people from all parts of the beef industry met to discuss their future. Odds were against drawing a crowd. It

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Bulldog Bark – Make Attendance A Priority

by Becky Albrecht
Trenton R-9 Superintendent
As we begin the new year and second semester, I hope everyone with a student in Trenton R-9 will commit to a shared resolution of making school attendance a top priority for 2015. While the average daily attendance rates at Trenton R-9 have historically been very good and consistently above state averages, there is still room for improvement.
Attendance is one of the ways

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Five Points – Christmas Gift Ideas

By Wendell Lenhart
The Christmas season is in full swing and the Republican-Times can help you with your gift ideas.
Give the gift that keeps on giving the whole year with a gift subscription to the newspaper. For only 25 cents a day you can give someone the gift of information and enjoyment that will not only keep them informed but also tell them where and when the money-saving opportunities

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The Final Word – The Information Man

By Diane Lowrey
If you live in Trenton, chances are you had your mail delivered by John Surber.
He delivered several routes throughout the community over the years and, most recently, was the mailman for businesses and homes along Ninth Street. No matter the weather – warm or cold, rain or dry – it wasn’t unusual to be driving along Ninth Street and see John walking along his route and

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