Bright Futures Website

Location change announced for Bright Futures Trenton Back-to-School event

The location has been changed for one of the activities for the Bright Futures Trenton Back to School Event. Spokesperson Terri Critten says Trenton R-9 backpacks and school supplies will be distributed in the First Christian Church Activity Center August 13th from noon until 6 o’clock, instead of the Trenton Middle School gym. Locations for […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years for meth trafficking, illegal firearms

 A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing numerous firearms. Timothy Brian Schutten, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 8, 2019, Schutten pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and to […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 12 years in prison for illegal firearms and methamphetamine trafficking

A Springfield, Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing firearms. Tyler J. Brown, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool on Wednesday, June 3, to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 11, 2019, Brown pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education renews contracts for all non-certified staff

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education this week approved the renewal of all non-certified staff contracts for 2020-2021. A Parents as Teachers contract was offered, but Superintendent Jonnie Beavers says it has not yet been accepted. The board discussed COVID-19 procedures. Spickard is offering extended learning and providing breakfasts and lunches. Backpack Buddies continues. A […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Additional school districts announce extension of closures due to COVID-19

Several more area school districts have announced the extension of their closures due to Coronavirus concerns. Cainsville R-1 now plans to be closed through April 30th and resume classes on May 1st. Learning opportunities will continue to be offered to students through packets. The Cainsville School District will start serving lunches for everyone younger than […]