Putnam County Student of the Month - October

Putnam County School District announces Career and Technical Education Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Chloe Tipton as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for October 2019. The acknowledgment included the presentation of a certificate, a CTE Student of the Month shirt, and the addition of her name to the 2019-2020 CTE Student of the Month awards plaque which […]

Child Pornography

Truck driver, prior sex offender pleads guilty to child pornography

A Kentucky truck driver and prior sex offender pleaded guilty in federal court for transporting child pornography. Gregory Marshall, 58, of Paducah, Kentucky, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool. According to court documents, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper stopped the tractor-trailer Marshall was driving on U.S. Highway 60 in Wright County, […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves grant application requests

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved grant application requests at its meeting Tuesday evening. Fifth-grade Communication Arts teacher Christy Gibler’s request was for a $500 GEC Community Foundation grant to purchase guided reading leveled book sets for the classroom library. Board Vice President Brandon Gibler abstained from voting on the request with Dorothy Taul […]

Convicted

Jury convicts two former corrections officers in Missouri of assaulting an Inmate

Two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been convicted by a federal jury of physically assaulting an inmate in violation of his constitutional protection against unreasonable force. “These corrections officers abused their authority by physically assaulting an inmate,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison. “Our Constitution protects every citizen from the use […]

4-H Website

Governor Parson proclaims Missouri will observe National 4-H Week

Youths, parents, volunteers, and alumni across the country are celebrating everything 4-H during National 4-H Week, October 6-12. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a proclamation calling for Missouri to observe National 4-H Week this year. Missouri 4-H is celebrating by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

GRM Youth Tour

GRM Networks joins National Network of Smart Rural Community Providers

GRM Networks, headquartered in Princeton, reports it has joined the National Network of Smart Rural Community Providers. These are described as a network of broadband connections under the auspices of the National Rural Broadband Association which represents nearly 850 independent, community-based, telecommunications companies across the country. The Smart Rural Communities program promotes collaborative work among rural […]

Medicare

Audio: Sixty two Missouri hospitals penalized by Medicare for having high rates of readmissions

Medicare has cut payments to 62 Missouri hospitals for having high rates of readmissions, patient infections, and injuries.     Medicare readmission and safety penalties to 62 Missouri hospitals are as much as three percent per patient, but the average is usually much lower. Kaiser Health News says they are based on Medicare patients who […]

Obama administration: Reduce focus on student loan collections

Missouri student loan default rates continue to decrease

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Missouri’s three-year loan default rate decreased four-tenths of a percent, keeping Missouri’s rate below the national average and lower than most of its neighboring states. Missouri’s student loan default rate dropped from 10.3 percent to 9.9 percent. The national rate decreased from 10.8 percent to 10.1 percent. More […]