Blue Ribbon School

Eight Missouri schools earn recognition as Blue Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized eight Missouri schools as 2019 Blue Ribbon Schools. The national award recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels (top 15 percent in the state based on assessment scores and graduation rates) or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students (top 15 […]

Backpack Buddies

Community Food Pantry of Grundy County seeking donations for Backpack Buddies program

The Community Food Pantry of Grundy County in Trenton is seeking donations to help with its Backpack Buddies Program. The program provides food for school-aged children and their younger siblings older than two years old. Spokesperson Ginny Wykoff says the program costs $175 per student per academic year and there are currently about 120 students […]

Fire Investigation

Trenton Police Department seeking tips regarding “suspicious fire” on Main Street

The Trenton Police Department is seeking tips regarding what it calls a “suspicious fire” early Monday morning. The police report a fire damaged a vacant house at 1437 Main Street in Trenton. The Trenton Police and Fire departments, as well as the Missouri Division of Fire Safety, are investigating the fire. Anyone with information is […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education approves programs

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education has approved its Homeless/Foster Care and Migrant Program. Principal Jill Sperry was approved as the coordinator for the program and the board approved the McKinney-Vento Act Dispute Resolution Process which regards the education of homeless children and youth. Academic tutoring and reading/retention programs were also approved and Sperry […]

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 - North Central Missouri College

North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees reviews student enrollment

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the formation of a lay committee Tuesday evening. Board President Don Dalrymple was interested in creating a lay committee to review and possibly change existing policies for recognition of donors and naming opportunities. He appointed Trustee and NCMC Foundation Board of Directors member Chris Hoffman to […]

Trenton All-District Choir 2019

Seven THS vocalists selected for Northwest Missouri All-District Choir

Following auditions Saturday, seven Trenton high school vocalists were selected for the Northwest Missouri All-District Choir. Chosen to participate in an October 26th performance at the Platte County High School were Jonin Villacampa, Gabe Swann, Trager Leeper, Kasen Christy, Caleb Johnson, Riley Raymo, and Trent Villacampa. Twenty-eight THS members of the choir took part in […]

NCMC Student Senate

NCMC announces 2019-2020 Student Senate Officers

North Central Missouri College’s Student Senate Officers for the 2019-2020 year are from left-top to bottom Katie Blanchard, Lucerne, MO as President, Maddison Eller, Chillicothe, MO as Treasurer, Bethany Bailey, Gallatin, MO as Representative, right top to bottom: Tyler Kidd, Trenton, MO as Representative, TJ Hudlemeyer, Kearney, MO as Vice President, and Gregoor Muesker, Curacao […]