Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education tackles busy agenda at meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

A representative from SafeDefend presented information to the Trenton R-9 Board of Education on June 8th. Dan Cole demonstrated the system, which he called a crisis management harm mitigation rapid response solution. He said it was created after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.  He explained activation modules allow a […]

Spickard School

Spickard R-2 Board of Education approves budget and several bids

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 budget the evening of Monday, June 29th. Secretary Kelli Girdner reports anticipated revenues are $786,358, and expected expenditures are $757,410.20. There is an anticipated surplus of $28,947.80. The board accepted MFA’s bid for gas at $1.65 per gallon and diesel at $1.73 per gallon. Anderson Erickson’s […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education approves budget, accepts bids for milk and diesel

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 budget at a meeting Tuesday evening. Revenues are anticipated at $1,625,948, and expenditures are projected at $1,628,252, leaving an expected deficit of $2,304. The board approved amending the 2018-2019 budget to match actual revenues and expenditures. A five-year certificate of deposit was approved at Putnam […]

Large bale of hay

Cattle farmers must guard against high nitrate in hay which causes cow deaths

On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay. “Just from cases we’ve confirmed, I know of 150 cows dying in the last month,” says Tim Evans, head toxicologist at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.  High nitrate, mostly concentrated in […]

Merry Christmas

“Trenton Downtown Christmas” to feature parade and Christmas village

A parade will be held as one of the activities for Five Points Alive’s Trenton Downtown Christmas Saturday afternoon and evening, December 1st. ATVs, vintage cars, trucks, businesses, and others are invited to decorate entries and line up in front of Geyer Hall on Main Street at 4:50. Cindy Jennings with Five Points Alive says […]