Spickard School

Spickard R-2 Board of Education approves budget and several bids

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 budget the evening of Monday, June 29th. Secretary Kelli Girdner reports anticipated revenues are $786,358, and expected expenditures are $757,410.20. There is an anticipated surplus of $28,947.80. The board accepted MFA’s bid for gas at $1.65 per gallon and diesel at $1.73 per gallon. Anderson Erickson’s […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Livingston County Health Center announces Curbside COVID-19 testing

Livingston County Health Center would like to announce two free Curbside Community COVID-19 Testing Opportunities in July for county residents at their 800 Adam Drive location.    Testing will be conducted curbside by health center staff, while clients remain in their vehicles.  A specimen will be taken from the lower nostril area, which is less […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves deficit budget, looks for ways to cut spending

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education has approved the 2020-2021 budget. Estimated revenues total $1,656,423, and projected expenditures are $1,666,809.55. That leaves a deficit of $10,386.55. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports Newtown-Harris is undergoing a shift in staff population, as there are new teachers, and other teachers retire. The district also saw costs it does not […]

Princeton Missouri School District Website

Princeton Board of Education approves 2020-2021 budget and ten cent increase in lunch price

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 preliminary budget at a special meeting. Revenues are anticipated to be $4,805,382, and expenditures are projected $4,936,658. That leaves a deficit of $131,276. The board also approved activity balances being zeroed out and the amending of the 2019-2020 budget to actual. Actual revenues were $22,567 less […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center report COVID-19 testing tops 1800 individuals

Testing for COVID-19 now tops 1,800 individuals through the efforts of hospitals in Chillicothe and Trenton. That’s an increase of 190 tests during the past week. As of Monday morning, Wright Memorial has tested 508 including 355 from Grundy County, 89 from Mercer County, and 64 from other counties. Hedrick Medical Center has tested 1,298 […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education adopts deficit budget

Gilman City’s Board of Education has adopted a budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st. Information from Superintendent Roger Alley shows it’s a deficit budget for the one year period. Revenues are some $58,200 less than expenditures. Revenues are listed as more than one million, $746,000 with expenses projected at $1,805,000. The local salary […]

Old Berry Church Galt Missouri FInal

Fire at Berry Church north of Galt ruled as arson, $5000 reward offered

The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office investigated a blaze that caused minor damage at the old Berry Church off Route BB north of Galt. Chief Brian Smiley of the Galt Fire Protection District said an investigator with the State Fire Marshal’s office ruled the blaze was intentionally set. A passerby was credited with helping to […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years for meth trafficking, illegal firearms

 A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing numerous firearms. Timothy Brian Schutten, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 8, 2019, Schutten pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and to […]