Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Missouri in response to COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Donald J. Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Missouri to provide federal assistance for state and local COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and emergency response efforts. In the request filed Tuesday, Governor Parson said the pandemic is of such severity and magnitude that an effective […]

School Lunch

USDA to partner with rural schools to provide one million meals per week to schools shut by COVID-19

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced a collaboration with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, McLane Global, PepsiCo, and others to deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals a week to students in a limited number of rural schools closed due to COVID-19: “Feeding children who are affected by school closures is a top priority […]

Americs Farmers website

Farmers can nominate schools for the America’s Farmers grant program

Less than a month remains to apply for America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Grow Rural Education is partnering with farmers across the country to help strengthen rural public school districts through $15,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) grants. Since 2010, America’s Farmers have awarded more than $53 million for students and […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Audio: Area internet providers to expand broadband services to rural residents

United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced on Tuesday that five Missouri projects will receive 60.9 million dollars in USDA funding for high-speed broadband infrastructure. The USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program announcement was made at the Metcalf Mechanical Resource Center at the North Central Missouri College Barton Farm […]

FCCLA and STAR

Fourth-grader at Princeton school donates $100 to FCCLA’s “Care Closet”

A fourth-grader in the Princeton R-5 School District and member of the Pine Evershine 4-H Club of Princeton donated to the Princeton FCCLA for its Care Closet. The $100 Alexis Schurke donated came from selling her market lamb at the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany. She wanted to pay it forward and help purchase […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

One week left to apply for disaster assistance

Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained losses or damage in the April 29-July 5 storms and flooding still have one week left to apply for disaster assistance. September 9 is the deadline to register for disaster assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. After registering with FEMA, most residents are automatically referred […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Homeowners and renters who register with FEMA could be eligible for grants to pay for disaster-related needs

Homeowners and renters in Northwest Missouri who register for assistance with FEMA may be eligible for grants to help pay for a variety of disaster-related needs not covered by other programs.  Missourians in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt and Platte counties who sustained damage in the April 29-July 5 severe storms and flooding could be eligible for FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. […]

Varsity Spirit Uniforms

Varsity Spirit acquires Stanbury Uniforms in Brookfield

Varsity Spirit, the leader in cheer and dance camps, competitions and apparel and a division of Varsity Brands, announced that it has acquired Stanbury Uniforms, one of the leading providers in-band apparel nationwide, and SA Feather Company, a specialty supplier of costume, millinery and special events products. Varsity Spirit has grown the activity of cheerleading […]