Trenton R-9 School District

COVID-19 among students in Trenton R-9 district on decline; temperature checks eliminated

The Trenton R-9 School District reports the number of students who have had to miss school due to COVID-19 or quarantine has been on the decline. The district has reviewed measures put into place two months ago and decided to eliminate daily temperature checks for students, staff, and visitors entering the premises. Trenton R-9 has […]

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Virtual field days allow CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers to continue outreach

From August to October, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers showcase research projects and share demonstrations during its field day season.  The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Research Centers to reevaluate how they would proceed with their in-person field day events. After discussions with advisory boards and […]

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Strip Trial Program seeks participants for fertilizer trials

The University of Missouri Extension is looking for farmers to participate in fertilizer trials as part of the “MU Certified” Strip Trial Program. MU Extension nutrient management specialist John Lory, who leads the program, said this year’s farmer panel approved trials focused on improving the management of fertilizer in corn and soybean rotations, wheat, and […]

Will St. Louis lead the charge in Approval Voting?

During historically divisive times, one Missouri city could be moving toward a nonpartisan way of electing its leaders. St. Louis voters will decide on Proposition D on the November 3 ballot. It would create a nonpartisan primary system, and implement what’s known as “approval voting” in municipal elections. Mallory Rusch, campaign manager for STL Approves, the group […]

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Missouri Supreme Court: There is no constitutional right to absentee or mail-in voting

The Missouri Supreme Court rejected the arguments of voting rights groups that voters who are afraid of contracting COVID-19 at the polls should not have to get a notary public to sign their mail-in ballots. The Missouri Conference of the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, and two citizens appealed that “The trial court erroneously […]

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“Freedom to Read” still under attack in Missouri

Bookworms and literature buffs in Missouri are celebrating freedom of choice, of reading materials, and denouncing attacks on what they say is their First Amendment right to read. Banned Books Week, which spotlights attempts to censor books, recently took place.  Banned Books Week brings to light more than 600 books, films, and other literary materials […]

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State releases guidance for Missouri long-term care sites to offer visits again

Missouri has unveiled revised guidance for long-term care places, including nursing homes and assisted living centers, to restart visits inside or outside. A press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says each facility gets to decide whether to adopt the guidance. Centers without any cases of COVID-19 among staff or residents, […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education approves coordinator for programs

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education has approved Principal Jill Sperry as the Homeless, Foster Care, and Migrant Coordinator. The McKinney-Vento Act Dispute Resolution, policy updates, and Daviess County CARES Act funding were also approved. Superintendent Roger Alley reported Gilman City R-4 started the Seamless Lunch and Breakfast program. Students will receive a free […]

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Audio: Former state lawmaker is challenging mask mandate in southeast Missouri’s St. Francois County

A former state lawmaker who’s an attorney in southeast Missouri’s Farmington is challenging the scope of the St. Francois County health department’s mask mandate. Former State Representative Tom Burcham represents businesses and residents who oppose the mandate. He says criminal penalties and fines cannot be part of a mask mandate imposed by health officials:   […]

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Blunt says vote on Supreme Court nominee different than 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday has unleashed a political brawl on Capitol Hill ahead of the November General Election. President Donald Trump says he plans to announce a nominee this week to fill the vacancy and vows to choose a woman. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says Trump’s […]