A+ Program

Missouri Department of Higher Education issues guidance regarding A+ Scholarship eligibility amid COVID-19

Due to school closures in response to preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) has temporarily reduced or suspended certain A+ Scholarship eligibility requirements. Communication to Missouri high schools and college financial aid officers was sent Thursday afternoon outlining the temporary changes to the program for 2020 […]

Child Pornography

Missouri man pleads guilty to child pornography after lost cell phone is found at truck stop

A Belton, Missouri, man whose lost cell phone containing child pornography was found at a truck stop, pleaded guilty in federal court. Christopher Lee Caven, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to receiving child pornography over the internet. By pleading guilty, Caven admitted that he used his cell phone to receive […]

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Supervisory and leadership skills training to be offered in Maryville

It makes sense for businesses to promote their employees to supervisory roles because of their technical expertise—but good technical skills do not necessarily make someone a good supervisor. No matter the workplace, issues like communication, conflict, working as a team, personality differences, generational differences, and legal issues abound. Across workplaces, whether that’s the farm, the […]

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North Central Missouri College to offer robotics and technical classes at Savannah

The Savannah R-III School District (SHS) and North Central Missouri College (NCMC) are collaborating to bring Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), and Maintenance classes this fall in the evenings at Savannah High School, with Robotics, Fluid Power, and Industrial Mechanics scheduled for spring. The classes are open to SHS students as well as community members. NCMC […]

Audio: A central Missouri manufacturer is creating new jobs

A central Missouri manufacturer is creating dozens of jobs.     Command Web, a Jefferson City factory that prints paperback books for Scholastic, is expanding. Missourinet affiliate KWOS in Jefferson City reports the manufacturer is planning a 35-million dollar expansion that includes about 50 additional jobs. The company is also adding new presses and book-binding […]

Audio: Toyota revs up investment in eastern Missouri plant

Japanese carmaker Toyota is driving 62-million dollars into its Bodine Aluminum Plant in eastern Missouri’s Troy. Factory spokesperson Leah Omling says the investment is a direct reflection of the hard work of the company’s employees.     The investment at the 900-worker factory will not include additional jobs but will provide new equipment to make […]

Attorney General Josh Hawley and Senator Claire McCaskill Debate

Audio: Hawley and McCaskill discuss tariffs affecting southeast Missouri nail company

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley says he hopes a southeast Missouri nail company will commit to staying open and protect its workers. Mid Continent Nail Corporation in Poplar Bluff has been losing millions since President Trump’s tariff on foreign steel began in June.     During a debate, on Kansas City television station KMBC, Democratic […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System no longer to accept Ambetter Insurance beginning in 2019

Saint Luke’s Health System has announced it will no longer accept Ambetter Insurance beginning in 2019. Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. Ambetter was the only option for health insurance in the area for 2018 on the Health Insurance Marketplace for residents who did not […]

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Audio: Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves visits Nestle plant in Trenton

Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves was in Trenton Tuesday afternoon stopping for a visit at the Nestle’s plant. The visit included a presentation on Nestle’s by Plant Manager Andy Darley, a tour of the production facility, and sampling the Chef Mate products made in Trenton. Nestles’ purchased the factory from ConAgra Foods the first of […]