Immigrants waving US Flags

Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

Second Harvest Food Bank

Audio: Northern Missouri food bank CEO testifies before Congress about hunger needs, during COVID pandemic

The chief executive officer of a northwest Missouri-based food bank says the response and recovery effort from COVID-19 will be the largest relief assistance program in American history, “by far.” Second Harvest Community Food Bank CEO Chad Higdon testified Tuesday before a congressional subcommittee on emergency management.     Higdon testified at the request of […]

Regional Teachers of the Year

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announces Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the 2021 Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year, with the 34 selected teachers now under consideration to be named the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Committees comprised of education peers and key stakeholders from each Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) in Missouri selected the 2021 […]

Prison Sentence

Audio: Northwest Missouri farmer sentenced to prison in “Field of Schemes” grain fraud case

A northwest Missouri farmer is heading to federal prison after being sentenced for his role in the largest organic fraud scheme in American history.     Federal prosecutors in Iowa have announced that 52-year-old John Burton of Clarksdale has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison, for his role in the 142-million dollar scheme, […]

Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson

Dorinda Nicholson “The Pearl Harbor Child” to speak at Grand River Historical Museum Society

Grand River Historical Museum Society will present a fascinating program on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Elk’s Lodge. You can register for dinner at 6:30 or attend only the program at 7:00 p.m. Dorinda Nicholson “The Pearl Harbor Child” will be the speaker. Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson, known as “The Pearl Harbor Child” is an […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education announces personnel actions from special meeting

Personnel actions have been announced from a special meeting Monday morning of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education.  Board action included the hiring of four instructors and extra duty coaching assignments as well as accepting four resignations accepted. Resignations came from Special Education teachers Leslie Austin and Ched Hurley, Counselor DeeAnn Clark and Science Teacher […]

Person holding Holy Bible

Audio: Missouri Bill furthers Bible electives taught in public schools

Public schools in Missouri would be able to teach elective courses on the Bible if one representative’s bill makes its way through the Missouri Senate, though some argue they already can. The Senate Education Committee heard the bill Tuesday which has already passed the House.     That’s bill sponsor Representative Ben Baker, a Republican […]

Journey Stories exhibit

Livingston County Library to showcase poster exhibit from Smithsonian

The Livingston County Library of Chillicothe will showcase a poster exhibit in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.  The posters will be displayed in the entry of the north library entrance by the ramp April 1st through April 30th. The Journey Stories exhibit covers centuries of American history and includes information on Western expansion […]