The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved a health insurance proposal on May 10th. The proposal from Thomas McGee includes no increase in premiums for employees. The base HSA for an employee will remain at $516.63, and the base PPO will stay at $607.35. The district cap will remain at $600. This is the third […]
The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees on May 11th rejected bids at this time for construction of a new Russ Derry Practice Facility for baseball and softball. The project will be put on hold until further fundraising can be done, and the cost of construction can be reviewed again. This came after Jeremy […]
A Trenton High School Speech group will sponsor a fundraiser on May 15th for the Green Hills Animal Shelter. Shelter dogs can be walked in the high school parking lot starting at 10 o’clock in the morning. Participants can also bring their own pets. The cost to walk will be $10.00 with Dog treats and […]
The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved building improvements and the purchase of a bus on May 10th. Administrator Misty Foster reports straightening basketball goals and patching the existing blacktop will cost $5,500. A used Bluebird bus will cost $14,900. The board also approved the purchase of Big Ideas’ fifth-grade math curriculum, but there is […]
The Daviess County Health Department will hold an after-hours COVID-19 vaccination clinic. Only walk-ins will be accepted on May 13th from 5 to 7 p.m. Johnson and Johnson and Moderna vaccines will be available.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton resident on Monday, May 10. Twenty-nine-year-old Josy Simmons’s alleged technical violation involved special conditions by being terminated from treatment court. Bond is $2,500 cash only, and she is scheduled for Division One of Circuit Court on May 13th. The original charge for Simmons was […]
The Jamesport Tri-County R-7 Board of Education accepted a proposal and a bid Monday, May 10. The proposal was from Grand River Concrete for the parking lot. The bid was from Generational Buildings to replace the metal on the old bus barn. Secretary Heather Turner noted some adjustments to be made on the bid, and […]
Laredo R-7 announced its top eighth-grade students at a graduation ceremony on May 10th. The Valedictorian is Kenzi Lynch, and the Salutatorian is Kaleb Bower.
In addition to NCMC Commencement on Saturday, the Vicki Wheeler Honors brunch recognized eighteen (18) NCMC graduates for their accomplishments. The Outstanding Student Award is given to only one student in each degree program annually. The faculty selects students based on academic merits, campus involvement, and leadership in the classroom. The honors brunch is named […]
The Princeton City Council on Monday, May 10, approved service contracts for bands and a change order for a water project. City Clerk Cory Willett reports one service contract was for the Country Buddies for $900 for the citywide garage sales this past weekend. The other was for the Point of No Return for $1,000 for […]
Multiple awards were presented to North Central Missouri College faculty/staff in recognition of their years of service and exemplary accomplishments. Linda Brown, Director of Records and Enrollment/Registrar, Cindy Petrie, Admissions Representative, Lisa Hostetler, WIB Executive Director, Linda Cowling, English Instructor, Vicki Weaver, Board Clerk, Mike O’Neal, Custodian, Stan Scott, Industrial Technology Instructor, and Steve Richman […]
Grundy Electric Cooperative presented a certificate of scholarship to area high school junior, Colten Roy. The Grundy County youth was selected as a delegate to attend Grundy Electric’s Washington DC Youth Leadership Conference; however, due to COVID-19, the 2021 leadership conference was canceled. The top four Youth Tour winners were awarded a certificate and will […]
The Highway Patrol announces the move of the Chillicothe driver examination office. The office will move from its current location at 917 Jackson Street to 901 Webster Street. The new location will be operational on May 17th.
A jury trial has been scheduled in Livingston County for a Polo man charged with first-degree murder following a shooting in Polo in January. The trial for 35-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior is scheduled to start on January 18th, 2022. A pre-trial conference is set for December 9th. Barnett has also been charged with the […]
An attempt to renew a law essential to financing Missouri’s Medicaid program drew fire late Monday from a state Senator who wants to bar Planned Parenthood from participating in the program and an anti-abortion group seeking to block access to contraceptives. A renewal of the taxes that provide more than $2 billion annually for Medicaid was added […]
On top of reports and public comment, the Trenton City Council agenda Monday night only included one topic. No mention was made last evening of the Planning and Zoning recommendations from last week, one to deny a cell phone tower at a specific location in Trenton and the other to approve the downtown historic district. […]
Top academic students were announced at Breckenridge High School. The Valedictorian is Kylee Allred, and the Salutatorian of the senior class is Jayden Lewis.
Mercer County Public Water Supply District has issued a precautionary boil advisory following repairs on Monday to a water main. The advisory will be in effect until further notice for customers within the boundaries of Highway 136 on the north, the Putnam County line on the east, Route E on the south, and Route DD […]
(Missouri Independent) – States, cities, and counties can begin to tap their share of the $350 billion in federal funds intended to spur a national recovery from the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, White House officials announced Monday. Missouri will receive $2.7 billion in federal funding, with another $2.5 billion in direct aid for counties […]
A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for transporting child pornography over the internet. Kevin Michael Downey, 35, of Fulton was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 12 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Downey to pay a total of $30,000 in restitution to 10 of his victims. […]