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Mar. 4, 2015

GRC Will Be Divided into East and West Divisions
The Grand River Conference�s two-division scenario will begin in 2016-17 after the field of league schools has grown to 16 with the addition of Trenton, Milan, Unionville, Pattonsburg, North Andrew and St. Joseph Christian. School superintendents met last Wednesday in Gallatin to hammer out an agreement that would place schools in equal eight-team East and West divisions for softball and basketball, along with separate 11-man and 8-man football divisions. Gallatin, Maysville, Milan, Polo, Princeton, Putnam County, South Harrison and Trenton will compete in the East Division for softball and basketball. Albany, Braymer, King City, North Andrew, Pattonsburg, St. Joseph Christian, Stanberry and Worth County will form the West Division for softball and basketball. Conference wrestling and golf tournaments will include all 16 schools, depending on whether a school fields a team in either sport. The conference track championships will be held in a one-day meet featuring all 16 schools. As of now, King City and Braymer join all eight East Division schools in the 11-man football conference but that will change should either or both opt for 8-man football beginning in the fall of 2016. Plans now call for a six-team 8-man football conference.
Published Online Mar 4, 2015 - 08:08 AM

Ridgeway Man Fatally Injured in Accident
An 82-year-old Ridgeway man was fatally injured in an accident that happened at about 6:30 p.m. on March 2. According to the state patrol, Robert Chandler, 82, Ridgeway, was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile 88 southbound in the northbound passing lane of I-35 about two miles south of Bethany. Raymond Green, 59, Alba, was driving a 2015 Volvo northbound in the northbound passing lane. Impact occurred as Mr. Chandler's vehicle struck the front of Mr. Green's semi. Mr. Chandler's vehicle came to rest upright on the northbound outside shoulder, facing northwest. Mr. Green's vehicle left the west side of the roadway and came to rest upright in the median facing north. The semi became fully engulfed in flames. The accident closed both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-35 for several hours. Mr. Chandler was pronounced at the scene by Harrison County Deputy Justin Rhea. Mr. Green was taken to Harrison County Community Hospital by NTA Ambulance with minor injuries. The accident was investigated by Sgt. H.A. Sears and Tpr. T.B. Heintz, assisted by Sgt. G.N. Howard, Sgt. M.A. Ott, Tpr. M.L. Starmer, Tpr. J.C. Gilliland, Tpr. M.D. Obert, Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Bethany Fire, North Harrison Fire and NTA Ambulance.
Published Online Mar 3, 2015 - 08:43 AM

Free Class for Family Historians
The Family History and Discovery Center of Trenton will hold a training class designed to assist those interested in learning to attach pictures, stories, videos, and documents to their family tree. The event�is March 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Family History Center, located at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2930 Oklahoma Ave. The public is invited. For more�information, call 660-663-2782.
Published Online Mar 3, 2015 - 08:16 AM

Search is on for Miss Teen Missouri International 2015
Applications are now being accepted for Miss Teen Missouri International 2015. The�pageant, scheduled for July 27 through Aug. 2,�will be held at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville, Fla.�Competition categories include�interview, fitnesswear, evening gown, and �fun fashion.� Miss Teen applicants must be unmarried and between the ages of 13 and 18. The winner will receive a 3-year modeling contract along with cash and prizes.�Visit�for more information.
Published Online Mar 1, 2015 - 12:19 PM

GHCAA Reports LIHEAP Funds Depleted
Green Hills Community Action Agency reports they are now officially out of emergency utility LIHEAP funding. What does this mean for clients in Caldwell, Daviess, Harrison, Grundy, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Sullivan and Putnam counties? If you are a first time applicant for FY15 winter energy assistance funds, it does not impact you at all, you are still eligible to apply for a one-time payment toward your primary heating source via the CAA. If you have already applied and received assistance for heating related utilities this winter, the agency regrets it will be unable to assist you further. FY15 summer utility assistance begins June 1, 2015. Call 855-290-8544 option #0 with questions.
Published Online Feb 28, 2015 - 11:20 AM

Defense Class for Women
The Trenton Police Department will be holding a women's self-defense and survival awareness class on March 14, in the Trenton High School wrestling room. The cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Contact Chief Wright at 660-359-5557 or Debbie Carmen at 660-359-4324 for more information. This class -- limited to 40 students -- is in partnership with the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce and Damsel in Defense and Scientific Fighting.
Published Online Feb 27, 2015 - 06:06 PM

Better Woman Conference Ahead
TRENTON, MO -- The First Assembly of God Church (1107 E. 11th Street) will host Gretta Meeker, a minister and counselor, who is slated as guest speaker for the Better Woman Conference. There will be two sessions -- March 6�and 7 -- which will each�include a meal, vendors, door prizes, and the featured event. Tickets are $20, may be prepurchased or bought at the door, and reservations can be made by calling 660-359-4400.
Published Online Feb 27, 2015 - 03:10 PM

GRC Membership to 15; Meeting Could Decide Divisions
One day after Milan school officials announced they have accepted an offer to join the Grand River Conference, Putnam County High School officials have announced the intention of moving to the league, bringing the GRC membership for 2016-2017 to 15 schools. With the addition of Milan and Putnam County, both former Tri-Rivers Conference members, to the GRC, a revision of the two-division structure adopted at a Feb. 6 meeting will be necessary. Trenton, Pattonsburg, North Andrew and St. Joseph Christian have also accepted invitations to the join the GRC in recent days. Superintendents from existing members and new members of the GRC met today at 11 a.m. at Gallatin High School to discuss the future makeup of the two-division format. Gallatin Superintendent Dennis Croy is the president of the league. �We are going to attempt to figure out how to align the divisions,� Croy commented after the latest announcement concerning Putnam County joining the league. �We�ll also talk about how we handle different sports and will probably discuss names for each division,� he added. Perhaps the biggest question remaining, which may or may not be addressed at the meeting, is what will Braymer and King City football prospects be going forward. Both currently play 11-man football but both have been rumored as strongly considering a switch to the 8-man ranks. Right now the GRC projects ten 11-man schools and six 8-man schools. Should Braymer and King City switch, the two divisions would stack up even at eight and eight.
Published Online Feb 25, 2015 - 04:19 AM

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