Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves re-opening procedures; meal prices increased

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education the evening of Monday, August 10th approved reopening procedures for staff and students. A Grundy County CARES Act agreement was also approved. Meal prices were increased by 10 cents. The increase applies to all student and adult breakfasts and lunches. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis was approved as the Migratory and […]

CAFO Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Missouri House approves SB-391 that prevents counties from passing health ordinances aimed at CAFOs

The Missouri House of Representatives has given final approval to Senate Bill 391, legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations. The House voted 103-44 to approve the bill, which would prevent county health boards or county commissioners from passing standards stricter than state law. The Missouri House of […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Mike Parson makes appointments to commissions and offices in area counties

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Wednesday appointments to various commissions and offices. Those appointments included Randy Huffman of rural Galt as the Sullivan County Western District Commissioner. Huffman replaces Danny Busick who resigned from the commissioner position and was to be sworn in today (Wednesday) as the Second District State Representative for Mercer, Sullivan, and […]

Election Results

Local election results for November 6, 2018

It was a 61.24% voter turnout for Grundy County in the November 6, 2018 election. Five people last night were elected to Grundy County offices, without opposition. Phillip Ray wins as presiding commissioner. Incumbents winning another term were Associate Judge Steve Hudson, Circuit Clerk and Ex officio recorder Becky Stanturf, County Clerk Betty Spickard, and Prosecuting Attorney […]

Political Debate

Putnam County Democratic Committee to hold candidate debate

Putnam County R-1 Government students will assist the Putnam County Democratic Committee in holding a debate and candidate meet and greet next week. Putnam County teacher and administrator Mary Comstock and Government teacher Chris Lindhoff will moderate the debate at the commons of the high school in Unionville Tuesday evening at 6:30. Background on the […]

Election 2018

Today marks final day for county/district candidates to file for August primary election

Today is the final day for county and district candidates to file for the August primary election. As of 11:15 Tuesday morning, March 27, there was only one race in Grundy County. Rick Hull, Mark Moore, and Phillip Ray have filed for Presiding Commissioner. Others filing for Grundy County offices include Betty Spickard for County […]

Election 2018

Races for office shaping up in upcoming August primary

Candidate filings began Tuesday for multi-county districts in this area. A 7th district state representative race is shaping up between Republican Rusty Black of Chillicothe and Democrat Dennis VanDyke of Marceline. Both have to be nominated by their parties in the August primary election. After the first day of filings, Republican Danny Busick of Newtown […]

Election 2018

Day one of candidates filing for office keeps courthouses busy

More district-level candidates have filed for the August Primary election. Henry Robert Martin of Kansas City and Winston Apple of Independence have filed as Democrats for Sixth District U. S. Representative. Republican Sam Graves of Tarkio filed for re-election for the Representative position. Republican Dan Hegeman of Cosby filed for reelection for 12th District State […]