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Parson says Trump will ‘take action’ in clash between armed St. Louis couple, protesters and prosecutor

Governor Mike Parson says he talked to President Donald Trump on the phone about a St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters walking through their neighborhood last month. Photos and videos have gone viral of Mark McCloskey sporting a rifle and Patricia McCloskey flashing a pistol as protesters filed by. During a press conference […]

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Princeton Board of Education discusses return to school plan for upcoming year

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education the evening of Monday, July 13th discussed a return to school plan for the 2020-2021 school year. The district plans to have a traditional start August 25th, with students attending in-person classes five days per week. District administrators will meet with the Mercer County Health Department in late July […]

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North Mercer Board of Education discusses alternative plans for education

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education the evening of Monday, July 13th discussed alternative plans for education for the upcoming school year. Phase 1 would include having children attending school full-time with modifications in the classroom and with special classes. Social distancing will be considered, and masks will not be required at this time. […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves emergency management plan, student/faculty handbooks

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved student and faculty handbooks for 2020-2021 the evening of Monday, July 13th. An emergency management plan was also approved. Jamesport Roofing will do roof repairs. A $1,000 insurance deductible will be paid. The Early Childhoold Special Education agreement will continue until next year with Pleasant View R-6. The […]

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Grundy County Commission approves ballot question relating to brush control

The Grundy County Commission approved the morning of Tuesday, July 14th placing a question on the April 2021 election ballot regarding a Missouri statute (263.247), which would allow the commission to enforce brush control adjacent to county roads. The statute involves brush removal along county right-of-way or maintenance easement, subject to voter approval of all […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Tri-County Board of Education approves increase in meal prices and student handbooks

Tri-County Board of Education in Jamesport has approved a ten-cent increase in the cost of a students’ lunch for the upcoming school year.in Officials say the increase is due to a U.S. Department of agriculture recommendation. New prices for lunch include Kindergarten through fourth grade at a dollar-95; fifth through 12th grades at two-20; and […]

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Weekly COVID-19 update from Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center

The Grundy County Health Department today reported there have been 22 positive Covid-19 cases since testing began. This includes one death and two of the cases remain active in Grundy County. Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital announced the COVID-19 testing has reached 2,254 as of Monday morning. That’s an increase in the number […]

Food Safety

Mandatory food handler training in Sullivan County to be held virtually

Sullivan County food handlers’ mandatory training for restaurant owners, employees, and food retailers will be held virtually this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sullivan County Health Department Environmentalist Brenda Stewart will teach the course the morning of July 14th at 10 o’clock and the afternoon of July 28th at 1:30. All food handlers must attend […]

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Agricultural research centers moving forward with mostly virtual field days

Following discussions with local health departments and advisory boards, all educational field days offered by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers, except one, will be hosted virtually this year. The Graves-Chapple Research Center, located near Rock Port, Mo., is the only Research Center that will host […]

Audio: State answers frequently asked questions about Missouri school reopening

The Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services and Elementary and Secondary Education are answering frequently asked health questions about schools reopening next month. The information is designed to help schools navigate during the COVID-19 era. It includes details about screening, assigned seating, desk placement, requiring hand washing before and after students move from one […]

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Photo Credit: Missouri Life Magazine)

Audio: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church to be restored and converted to Bethel Black History Museum

The Grand River Museum of Chillicothe was involved in the moving of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Chillicothe in September 2018. Museum Curator Pam Clingerman explains a board member informed her before the move that a church built in 1868 was going to be torn down, and the board wanted to save the […]