Marching Band in Parade

Trenton Marching Festival slated for October 19th

Approximately two dozen schools (23) will participate in the 23rd Annual Trenton Marching Festival next week in conjunction with the Missouri Day Festival. The event formerly known as the Missouri Day Marching Festival will include a parade, field show, drumline, and Colorguard competitions on October 19, 2019. Schools participating in the one-mile parade competition will […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

The net neutrality battle moves to the states, and to 2020

Net neutrality suffered a significant blow on Tuesday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era consumer protections. Because the court upheld the repeal, it remains legal for internet service providers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to block or throttle any sites they want, and […]

Melissa Grandel Missouri Teacher of the Year 2019

Fordland R-III educator named 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year

The home page of the City of Fordland’s website provides a succinct description of what visitors will find in this quaint community, located in southern Webster County less than 30 miles east of Springfield. However, what the depiction fails to note, the education community in the region already knows: Melissa Grandel symbolizes what a top-flight […]

Disaster Relief

USDA to provide $150 million in help for rural communities affected by natural disasters

U.S. Department of Agriculture Missouri State Director Jeff Case highlighted $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires, and other natural disasters such as the recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Missouri. This announcement is in conjunction with […]

Trenton Water Treatment Plant

Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant to make temporary changes to water disinfection

Beginning September 30, 2019, the Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant will begin utilizing free chlorine, or a free chlorine conversion, in its water system. This procedure entails feeding free chlorine, instead of chloramines (chlorine combined with ammonia), as the disinfectant into the water leaving the Water Treatment Plant. This will affect customers of Trenton […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves basketball for Junior High students

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved a revision to the 2018-2019 Annual Secretary of the Board Report on Monday evening regarding transportation. Secretary Robin Griswold reports an adjustment in the count for bus riders was made, which allowed the district to credit more students for transportation. A contract was approved with Interstate Studio for […]

Photo of Coyote

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes regulation changes to help landowners control nuisance wildlife

The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing regulations to help landowners address damage caused by problem wildlife and feral hogs. MDC is proposing the changes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision or thermal imagery to address livestock loss caused by coyotes and damage caused by feral hogs. […]