Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approve personnel actions; five file for seats on the Board of Education

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved personnel actions on January 12th. Mic Halferty was approved as a substitute and hired to fill the upcoming maintenance position in school year 2022-2023. Samantha Miller was hired to coach elementary basketball. The board approved transferring $50,000 from the General Fund to the Capital Projects Fund. Superintendent Doctor […]

Galt, Missouri

Galt Board of Aldermen hear engineering report for water system improvements

Benton and Associates Engineers presented a draft preliminary engineering report for Galt’s water system improvements during the Galt Board of Aldermen meeting on January 12th. The board approved the report be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources for future water improvements related to low water pressure and other recommendations and improvements. Filing has closed […]

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Laredo Board of Aldermen, fill by appointment, a vacant alderman at large seat

The Laredo Board of Aldermen December 13th made an appointment for the vacated alderman at large position. Amanda Tobias took the oath of office. City Clerk Ashley Bonnett reports Brett Mathews previously resigned from the position. Filings for the April election as of December 13th were incumbent Carol Holloway for mayor, incumbents Bruce McFie and […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education sets filing dates for April election; approves policy updates from Missouri School Boards Association

The Jamesport Tri-County R-7 Board of Education on November 10 set the dates for filing for the board election on April 5, 2022. Filing can be done from December 7 through 28 from 7:45 in the morning to 3:45 in the afternoon Monday through Friday. The office will be closed on days school is not […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Incumbents file for positions on Laredo and Galt Board of Aldermen

Incumbents filed for the open positions on the Laredo and Galt Board of Aldermen for the April election. Derek Eckert and Brett Mathews refiled for Laredo Aldermen at Large, each for a term of two years. Jason Grindstaff and Sierra Fletchall refiled for their positions as Galt Aldermen at Large, and Jessica Gannon refiled as […]

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Trenton residents to decide in April election on enacting a local “Use Tax” for online out-of-state purchases

City of Trenton voters will get to decide next April on whether to enact a local “Use Tax” involving online purchases from out-of-state vendors which primarily involves the dot com and dot net vendors. The eight-member council voted unanimously on Monday night to let the voters decide. The rate is to be no more than […]

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Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors receive report on audit; filing dates set for April election

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors on November 17th received a report on a recently completed audit, which was said to be clean. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff reported the Department of Health and Senior Services completed focused infection control surveys on November 4th. No deficiencies were cited. The filing dates for the April […]

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North Mercer Board of Education informed that health insurance rates to increase by almost 20 percent

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education was notified on November 9th that health insurance rates will go up 19.9% for a cost nearing $800. The district previously set a cap of $600 per employee for health insurance. The new rates would become effective in January. Superintendent Dan Owens will discuss the matter with teachers […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education announces filing dates for April election

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education voted this week to discontinue paying for the preschool program audit. The vote is not to have any impact on the preschool program. Filing dates for the April election were announced as December 17th through January 21st. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports if the Newtown-Harris office is closed, candidates should […]

Spickard, Missouri

Several Spickard Board of Aldermen resign at Monday meeting

Several Spickard Board of Aldermen members resigned at a meeting Monday evening. Board member Maggie George reports the board accepted resignations from members Janice Vandevender and Frank Felder. The resignations are effective immediately. George says the board commended Vandevender for 15 years of service to the community. City Clerk Kristie Martin also resigned, but the […]

Absentee Voting

Absentee ballots cast in Grundy County double compared to last election

A surge yesterday in absentee voting at the county clerks’ office significantly increased the total for Grundy County in this election. A total of 40 absentee ballots were cast Monday between the office hours of 8:30 and 5 o’clock. That raises the total number of absentees cast to 183. Another dozen absentees have been requested […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Four from Grundy County declare as write-in candidates for April election

Four individuals from Grundy County have declared their candidacy for open positions on the April 2nd election ballot. Their names are not printed on the ballots, however, each has signed a form with the election authority to declare they will serve in the office if elected. Cynthia Sawyer of rural Laredo filed as a write-in […]

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Trenton City Council votes “No” on loaning money to wastewater department

The much-discussed financing of the proposed headworks project at the Trenton sewer plant took another turn Monday night. The City Council, on a vote of three in favor and four against, defeated a motion that would have allowed the electric department to loan $2,000,000 to the wastewater department. The motion to make the transfer, with […]