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Missouri in line for $4.5 billion from federal stimulus bill

(Missouri Independent) – Last spring, as Missouri businesses shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, Gov. Mike Parson warned that the state was headed for the worst financial crunch since the 2008 recession. Ten months later, Parson presented a budget plan that anticipates a $1.1 billion surplus on July 1, the biggest in state history. And if the $1.9 trillion pandemic […]

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Audio: Missouri Teacher of the Year award winners co-author letter urging immediate vaccination of Missouri educators

Most Missouri K-12 public schools have been offering in-person classes at least partially for several months, yet most teachers are not eligible to get a coronavirus vaccination. They will all be eligible in the next phase but that could be a couple of months away. Darbie Valenti-Huff, with the St. Joseph School District in northwest […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to offer free guided birding hike at Pershing State Park

Winter is a good time for birding because foliage doesn’t hamper the viewing. The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer a free guided birding hike from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Pershing State Park west of Laclede in Linn County. Hikers will explore the boardwalk near Locust Creek and the trail […]

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North Central Missouri College earns 2021-2022 “Military Friendly School” designation

North Central Missouri College has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly ® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation. The 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools list will be […]

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Missouri Department of Resources awards $1.36 million to Meadville and $4.18 million to Carrollton

The Missouri Department of Resources has awarded $1.36 million in financial assistance to the City of Meadville for upgrades to its wastewater collection and treatment system. The total project cost is estimated at $1.86 million and is expected to be complete by April 2022. Missouri DNR has also awarded $4.18 million to the City of […]

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Mosaic Life Care Foundation scholarships now available

Mosaic Life Care Foundation offers multiple scholarships available for regional students seeking post-secondary education. Students interested in completing certificate programs, associate or bachelor’s degrees, or graduate studies have the opportunity to apply. Most scholarship deadlines are March 15 – although, a few scholarships have different deadlines. Please check each scholarship for specific guidelines. Details about […]

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Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves moving district to a four-day schedule beginning next school year

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education on Thursday evening, February 11th approved the district moving to a four-day week schedule beginning next school year. This came after a report from High School Principal Matt Rayl regarding a parent survey on a four-day week proposal. The school calendar and class schedules will be reviewed at […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education extends principals contract; school calendar adopted for next year

Laredo R-7’s Board of Education has voted to extend the contract by two years for the school principal, putting Misty Foster on a four-year contract. Next years’ school calendar has been adopted with classes at Laredo beginning August 24th. The board held a discussion on co-oping with Pleasant View R-6 school for the seventh and […]

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Audio: Missouri discusses plan to meet social and emotional needs of K-12 students

Missouri is working to develop a statewide plan to help meet the social and emotional needs that K-12 public school students are struggling with. At a Missouri Board of Education meeting, member Kim Bailey says the coronavirus pandemic has intensified these problems. Bailey, a licensed mental health and trauma specialist, says the plan would build […]