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Trenton Middle School eighth-grader, Titus Kottwitz, gives presentation at Trenton Rotary

Trenton Middle School eighth-grader Titus Kottwitz, who has qualified for the national spelling bee recently presented a Rotary Club program. After winning the Grundy County Spelling Bee, Kottwitz went on to win the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee held in St. Joseph. As such he is eligible to participate in the national spelling bee. The […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education approves increase in salaries; approves field trips and announces dates for upcoming activities

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education on April 13th approved increasing pay. Non-certified staff wages will go up by 50 cents per hour, and extra-duty contracts will increase by four percent. Base pay for all certified staff will increase by $1,000, which will make the base pay $31,500 for the 2021-2022 school year. The […]

Find Your Future

New college/career exploration program helps middle schoolers find their “sparks”

March 2020 would have been the fifth year of Camp CaPow—College Access-Planning Our Way. Held at the University of Missouri’s Family Impact Center in Columbia, Camp CaPow is a weeklong opportunity for middle school students to explore career and postsecondary education options through workshops, tours of Missouri college campuses, meetings with professionals from a range […]

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Todd Graves approved for University of Missouri curators despite bipartisan filibuster

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan coalition of state Senators was unable to stop politically connected Kansas City attorney Todd Graves from winning a seat on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. After a two-round filibuster — three hours last week and eight more hours ending around 1 a.m. Wednesday — the Senate voted 19-13 to […]

Medicaid

Holding Medicaid hostage over birth control defies law and reason

(Missouri Independent) – While playing politics with healthcare in Missouri is certainly nothing new, holding Missouri Medicaid hostage over basic birth control is a stunning — and consequential — shift. As captured in headlines across the state, state Sen. Paul Wieland has put the entire Missouri Medicaid program in jeopardy with his late-night amendment to a […]

Gavel and Law book

Federal Appeals Court sides with Missouri Attorney General’s Office in fake meat labeling case

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his Office has prevailed in federal appeals court in the case Turtle Island Foods, SPC v. the State of Missouri, otherwise known as the fake meat labeling case. Earlier this morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the District Court’s ruling in the […]

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Audio: Missouri House attempting to undo state Supreme Court’s restrictions on bail

In 2019, the Missouri Supreme Court began restricting when judges can require bail. Currently, judges can only charge bail fees for safety reasons or to help ensure defendants appear in court. The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to Lake St. Louis State Representative Justin Hill’s bill that would undo the high court’s bail rules. […]

Trenton, Missouri

June is targeted date for completion of 17th Street Bridge; new police officer passes POST test

Work is progressing toward an anticipated early June completion date for the new 17th Street bridge in Trenton. Girders are now in place across the railroad tracks. City Administrator Ron Urton told the city council Monday night that all pilings have been driven on the west side. The grading of the slope was taking place […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Middle School Science Department announces winners of Science Fair

The Pleasant View R-6 Middle School Science Department has announced the winners of the school’s science fair. Eighth-grader Astrid Soriano placed first in her grade level and first overall. Abbye Johnson placed second overall, and Walter (Remi) Olmstead placed third overall. They are both eighth-graders. Kruz Ulberg received first place for the seventh grade. Hailee […]

FCCLA and STAR

Trenton Middle School students participate in FCCLA State Leadership Conference

Several Trenton Middle School students participated in the annual Missouri Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference, which was held virtually this year. Some of the competitors in Students Taking Action with Recognition events will compete at the National Leadership Conference STAR Event virtually June 27th through July 2nd. Those students include […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education approves resignations and field trips for students

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education approved several resignations during an executive session on March 9th.  The resignations are effective at the end of this school year for Art Teacher Phoebe Duff and Fifth Grade Teacher Melanie Warren. Custodian Meghan McLain’s resignation was effective immediately. The board voted to hire Whitney Barlow of Trenton […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education accepts health insurance bid, approves field trips and renews teaching contracts

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education accepted health insurance through the Ozark Schools Benefits Association on March 8th. The district will pay $530 for 2021-2022 plus vision and life insurance. The board approved field trips. They included the eighth grade to Kansas City, kindergarten through second grade to Shatto Dairy, and third through eighth grades […]

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North Mercer Board of Education approves addition to base salary schedule; senior trip to Florida approved

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved items related to the salary schedule on March 8th. Seven hundred fifty dollars was added to the base salary schedule, and each teacher will receive steps on the salary schedule. After the increase, North Mercer’s base salary will be $30,250. Other personnel will receive a two-point-five percent […]

Spickard School

Superintendent of Spickard school submits letter of resignation to Board of Education

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education has accepted a letter of resignation from the superintendent; however, no reason was given for Kristi Weldon’s resignation.  Weldon says the board will begin the process of looking for another superintendent. The board hired her in June. The board also approved the 2021-2022 school calendar. No specific calendar dates […]