Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Audio: Missouri education commissioner says closing schools was necessary but kids suffer serious consequences

State Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven says closing schools was necessary in mid-March to help fight the coronavirus. But she says there are several “serious consequences” that can come from students not attending school in person.     A task force is working to develop tools to help schools identify gaps in student learning, both academically […]

CAFO

Missouri Supreme Court affirms Clean Water Commission’s decision approving CAFO in Grundy County

The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed Tuesday, June 16th a Clean Water Commission decision approving a concentrated animal feeding operation in Grundy County. Hickory Neighbors United, Incorporated appealed a water commission decision affirming the Department of Natural Resources’ permit issuance to Trenton Farms RE, LLC. Court documents say Hickory Farms asserted that a House bill […]

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Grundy County Commission approves digitization of mapping for county assessors office

The Grundy County Commission approved Tuesday, June 16th the digitization of mapping for the Grundy County Assessor’s Office. The mapping will allow mobile access to Midland GIS data. GIS stands for Geographic Information System. The Grundy County Road and Bridge Department reported deck repair is complete on a bridge on Northeast 30th Street. The bridge […]

School Funding

Missouri works to avoid K-12 funding decline from coronavirus inflicted attendance drop

Some health experts predict a spike in coronavirus cases this fall – putting Missouri K-12 public schools in a potential funding dilemma. Missouri’s foundation formula – the system used to determine how much state aid to give to schools – is based on a combination of components, including student attendance figures and academic achievement. During […]

Planned Parenthood

Missouri panel grants abortion license renewal request for St. Louis Planned Parenthood

A state judge has ruled today the St. Louis Planned Parenthood meets requirements to get its abortion license renewed. The State Administrative Hearing Commission’s decision is a major blow to Gov. Mike Parson’s administration attempting to shut down the only abortion clinic in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Health denied the clinic license one year […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission reviews various county departments

The Grundy County Commission Tuesday morning discussed a closed bridge on Southwest 86th Avenue. A replacement tube order for the bridge has been canceled. The Southwest 86th Avenue bridge will remain closed due to a failed inspection by the Missouri Department of Transportation in April. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says the county is looking into […]