Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education approves 2019-2020 budget

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 budget this week. Superintendent Burnie Schneiderheinze says revenues are about $766,000 with expenditures coming in at $5,000 less. The board also approved Missouri United School Insurance Council building appraisal for $20.00 per square foot on contents. It was announced 94% of Spickard students had attendance above […]

(L to R) Dr. Sharon Weiser, NCMC Dean of Extended Campus, Noel Staddie, NCMC Early Childhood Instructor, Ashley Phillips, Director of CAP Head Start in St. Joseph

NCMC Dean and Instructor receive the Head Start Hero Award

North Central Missouri College Dean of Extended Campus, Dr. Sharon Weiser, and NCMC Early Childhood Instructor, Noel Staddie recently received the Head Start Hero Award through the Community Action Partnership Head Start of St. Joseph, Missouri. “The Missouri Head Start Association annually awards local community heroes that are exceptional community partners to Head Start Programs […]

Unemployment Rate

Unemployment rates remain fairly steady in northern Missouri

Grundy County’s latest unemployment rate changed only slightly from the January figure. Statistics from the Division of Employment Security show Grundy County has 174 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,400.  That’s a percentage of three-point-nine percent for February (the latest month available). In January, Grundy County had a rate of four percent, […]

Audio: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Missouri flooding outlook

Flooding will continue to be a problem along Missouri’s major rivers—into July. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  In a Flood condition update Thursday, scientist Kevin Low stressed the problem of saturated soil and above-average rain expected over the next few months.     Doug Kluck, a regional climate service director with NOAA […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Grain Belt Express debate now in House Committee

The public service commission has approved a high voltage, wind energy transmission line to run through private property along Northern Missouri, and *some* landowners and farmers want the legislature to stop that from happening. Missouri House members heard both sides of the argument: That the lines are in public interest and the company can claim […]