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Missouri ranks 28th of 50 states in child well-being

The approximately 1.4 million children who comprise nearly one-quarter of Missouri’s population are more likely to live in poverty than Missouri’s children in 1990. According to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 30th edition of the Data Book — a comprehensive annual report on child well-being for […]

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Laredo Board of Education accepts bids

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education accepted bids for propane, fuel, and milk Monday evening. Secretary Robin Griswold reports the propane bid was from Ferrellgas for 98 cents per gallon and the fuel was from Landes Oil at a five cent discount per gallon. Central Dairy was accepted for milk. The board approved voluntary student […]

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North Mercer Board of Education approves budget amendments

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved 2018-2019 budget amendments and adopted the 2019-2020 budget at a meeting Monday evening. Budget amendments included revenues increasing by $101,651 and expenses decreasing by $1,031. The end of the fiscal year budget projects an overall increase of $47,348. The 2019-2020 budget projects revenues at $3,076,880 and expenditures […]

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Independence woman who purchased gun used in fatal shooting pleads guilty

An Independence, Missouri, woman who purchased the firearm used by a 14-year-old in a fatal shooting has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to drug trafficking. Rebecca McCrorey, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips on Friday, June 7, to maintaining drug-involved premises. Independence police officers were dispatched to McCrorey’s […]