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 […]

Green Hills Animal Shelter website

Green Hills Animal Shelter raises $5,300 at annual chocolate event

Fifty-three hundred dollars were raised for the Green Hills Animal Shelter of Trenton at the Seventh Annual Take a Walk in Chocolate Heaven last (Tuesday) evening. More than 40 chocolate tasting items were featured, and winners were announced in two divisions. The grand prize winner for the Adult Division was the Trenton High School’s Black […]

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 […]