Ayers Family on Horses

Three generations of family build a beef business at Ayers Stock Farm in Green City

Ayers Stock Farm in Green City, Mo., has spent three generations in the rolling hills of northern Missouri building a beef business driven on horseback. Rick Ayers has been involved in his family’s livestock farm since 1967 and his wife, Jonna Ayers, joined the family farm while both were teaching agriculture education at the local […]

Arson

Missouri man pleads guilty to arson at Planned Parenthood Clinic

 A Columbia, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court to the arson at the Columbia Health Center (operated by Planned Parenthood Great Plains) on February 10, 2019. Wesley Brian Kaster, 42, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps Jr. to one count of maliciously using explosive materials to damage a building owned by […]

Melissa Grandel Missouri Teacher of the Year 2019

Fordland R-III educator named 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year

The home page of the City of Fordland’s website provides a succinct description of what visitors will find in this quaint community, located in southern Webster County less than 30 miles east of Springfield. However, what the depiction fails to note, the education community in the region already knows: Melissa Grandel symbolizes what a top-flight […]

NCMC Ketcham Community Center

Ketcham Community Center celebrates upgrades with an Open House

The Ketcham Community Center on the campus of North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri has recently undergone construction and upgrades to the facility.  To celebrate the improvements, and the 21-year history of KCC, the community is invited to stop by during an Open House on Monday, September 30, 2019, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. A ribbon-cutting […]

Missouri Capital Building Jefferson City

Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol and Commercial Vehicle Officer (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol now accepting applications for Commercial Vehicle Officer

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is accepting applications for new commercial vehicle officers. The 10th Commercial Vehicle Officer Class is scheduled to begin training on February 3, 2020. The application deadline is October 1, 2019. Interested parties are encouraged to apply. The Human Resources Division will contact each applicant to determine their location(s) of interest. […]