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National Assessment of Educational Progress releases Missouri’s scores on nationwide report card

Missouri’s 2019 scores in national math and reading assessments remained statistically steady in math at Grade 4 and Grade 8, as well as at Grade 8 reading, but fell in Grade 4 reading according to data released by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The state was in line with national averages in all […]

Healthcare

Assistance with enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplace to be offered in Trenton and Chillicothe

Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment assistance will be provided in Trenton and Chillicothe in November and December during open enrollment Friday, November 1, 2019, through December 15th. The Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging and Heartland Health Insurance Navigator Program will present education sessions on health insurance coverage at the North 65 Center on November 5th […]

Demolition Ball

Eight structures on list to be torn down in next round of housing demolition

Eight structures are on the city of Trenton’s’ tentative list to be torn down in the next round of housing demolition. The board last evening gave its consent to proceed with the project with Red Rock of Kidder previously selected as the contractor for the demolition work. Building Inspector Donnie Vandevender provided his recommendation after […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board acts on 12 properties

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening granted seven extensions, three locations advance to public hearings; and two others were released. Two fire-damaged houses also were topics of discussion during the nearly one-hour meeting. Public hearings are to be held November 25th for 213 West 6th Street, 1004 Laclede, and 18-14 Hillcrest. Ninety-day extensions allow […]

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Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]

Phone Scam

Audio: Attorney General Eric Schmitt warns Missouri seniors about scams

Missouri’s attorney general warns that scams targeting seniors are increasing, including the “IRS scam” and sweepstakes scams. Eric Schmitt spoke to dozens of seniors Wednesday (yesterday) at a Jefferson City retirement community, urging them to be on the lookout.     Schmitt urges seniors and other Missourians to report these scams to his office’s Consumer […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

The co-founder of US Wellness Meats is the 2019 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year. Lifelong Lewis County farmer and businessman John Wood earns the honor for lifelong work to raise cattle on grass and market specialty meats says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin. His work makes a significant economic impact […]