University of Missouri or MU

MU hosts Financial Planning Academy for teens July 21-26

It is the time of year when proud but anxious parents watch excitedly as their teens graduate high school and begin the transition to independent adulthood. It is a time of mixed emotions, but parents aren’t the only ones who are anxious, says Graham McCaulley, assistant extension professor in personal financial planning at the University […]

Trenton High School

Top academic students announced at Trenton High School

The Valedictorian this year at Trenton High School is Werthen Gass and the Salutatorian is Emma Gilham. The rest of the top ten academic students in this year’s graduating class are Ainsley Tolson, Taylor Richman, Saedee Jackson, Latorrie Johnson, Karissa Brock, Sidney Lynch, Melea Farmer, and Dylan Harris. Other Trenton High School graduates recognized for […]

Fatal Crash

Three from Caldwell County die in fiery crash

The highway patrol reports three people from Caldwell County were killed, including the driver, when a fiery crash occurred Tuesday afternoon in rural Ray County. Pronounced dead at the scene were 24-year-old Kara Frisch of Polo, 26-year-old Andrew Fleming of Polo, and 42-year-old Bradley Ahart of Kingston. Kara Frisch was driving eastbound on Ray County […]

FCS Financial Community Giving

FCS Financial awards $51,000 in scholarships

FCS Financial recently selected 34 recipients for their Scholarship Program who will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to assist with the cost of higher education. Since 2004, more than $620,000 has been distributed through the FCS Financial Scholarship Program. The program is designed to encourage and support higher education for relatives of FCS Financial members. “As […]

Fatal Crash

One dead, three children injured in Ray County Crash

A one-vehicle accident in Ray County Monday night claimed the life of an Excelsior Springs woman and injured three other Excelsior Springs residents. The Patrol reports the Ray County Coroner transported the driver, 22-year-old Monica Watson, to Thurman’s Funeral Home of Richmond. Emergency Medical Services transported 16-year-old Charlie Edington to Children’s Mercy Hospital with moderate […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approves salary increase

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved offering contracts to all non-certified staff members at its meeting Monday evening. Non-certified staff will receive a two percent salary increase and the supplemental pay schedule was also approved. Lankford Flooring was approved to sand and refinish the gym floor for $21,100. The Missouri State High School […]

Cattle in ring at sale

Show-Me-Select spring heifer sales set at four auction barns across Missouri

Spring sales of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers are set in four auction barns across the state in April, May, and June. Spring sales offer bred replacement heifers for fall-calving herds, says Dave Patterson, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist.  All heifers sold meet strict standards taught in MU Extension’s Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program. Only owners enrolled […]