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Harrison County officials release joint statement on COVID-19

Harrison County Health Department Administrator Courtney Cross, Harrison County Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Tina Gillespie, Bethany Mayor Jonne Slemmons, and Harrison County Presiding Commissioner Jack Hodge have provided a joint statement regarding COVID-19. They report 106 school individuals have had to isolate or quarantine since Harrison County schools reopened for the academic year. Two […]

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Governor activates Missouri National Guard in response to civil unrest

Gov. Mike Parson signed today an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard as a “precautionary measure” in response to demonstrations continuing across the country. Members will aid in the state’s effort to protect people and property from being harmed. On Wednesday, a Kentucky grand jury chose not to charge police officers in the death […]

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Missouri State Auditor finds a lack of transparency in how Jackson County spent taxpayer dollars

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of Jackson County government that found a lack of transparency in how the county spent millions of taxpayer dollars on legal, lobbying, and other professional services. The audit identified $2.7 million in contracts that were not competitively bid and another $1.3 million in contracts that went years […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved informational technology purchases on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. One purchase was for replacement data centers, wired/wireless/firewall networking equipment, video surveillance equipment, and professional services from CDWG for $1,184,899 as part of an IT Infrastructure Refresh project. Proposals were received from four vendors. Chief Information Officer Jennifer […]

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Audio: Missouri Board of Education has lengthy discussion about the state of charter schools

Missouri has had 28 charter schools close since 2005, mostly due to poor performance. Charter schools are funded through a mix of state and private dollars and operate independently of traditional public schools. During a Missouri Board of Education meeting, member Carol Hallquist of Kansas City says a group of urban leaders told her the […]

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Governor Parson extends timeframe of Missouri National Guard help with COVID-19 response

Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order today to let the Missouri National Guard continue helping the state with COVID-19 response efforts. A press release today from the Governor’s Office says the order will allow soldiers to continue supporting the state in this role through December 30. “The National Guard has played a major […]

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Laredo Board of Education approves girls participation in junior high basketball

A COVID-19 update was presented at the Laredo R-7 Board of Education meeting on the evening of Monday, September 14th. The school district will pay for 100% of COVID-19 leave, but that is subject to change. The board approved the fifth and sixth-grade girls participating in junior high basketball; Administrator Misty Foster as the district […]

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Trenton Parks Superintendent announces the hiring of an Assistant Superintendent

Trenton Parks Superintendent David Shockley has announced the hiring of an Assistant Superintendent. Accepting the offer was Scotty Lynch of Trenton. According to Shockley, it was Lynch’s preference to begin duties in January as Lynch is currently employed with the Missouri Department of Transportation. As the Assistant Superintendent, Lynch will earn an hourly wage. The […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education approves substitute pay increase; update provided on COVID-19

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education this week approved increasing substitute pay from $75 per day to $90 per day. Superintendent Rebecca Steinhoff provided an update on COVID-19 funding from Grundy County. She projects about $14,000 will be used for an additional two days of nursing staff, nursing supplies, and several other needs related […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Board of Education accepts bid; discusses plans and procedures for COVID-19

The Jamesport Tri-County R-7 Board of Education accepted a bid on the evening of Wednesday, September 9th from Home Exchange Bank for a certificate of deposit investment of $500,000. The 12-month term was selected at a rate of .75%. An intergovernmental agreement was approved with Daviess County for CARES Act funding. The board discussed and […]