NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC Board of Trustees approve Pandemic Response Policy at busy meeting on Tuesday

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved a Pandemic Response Policy and several other items related to COVID-19 Tuesday evening. The Pandemic Response Policy allows for 10 days of paid emergency leave to be made available immediately for current full-time employees who are unable to work due to needing to care for a […]

Brenda Drost

Audio: Brenda Drost to be featured speaker at Better Woman Conference in Trenton

The speaker at this year’s Better Woman Conference at Trenton is an assistant pastor at the Mountain Park Church in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Trenton First Assembly of God Children’s Pastor Erin Ferguson says Brenda Drost teaches at that church, travels, and brings challenging messages to help people live out their faith. The Better Woman […]

Drag Queen Maxi Glamour

Drag queens and supporters rally against proposed drag queen story hour ban

State Representative Ben Baker, R-Neosho, wants to ban drag queen storytime at public libraries. About 300 people, including queens dressed in full drag and LGBT supporters, rallied Saturday at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City against Baker’s bill. Missouri Capitol Police provided security and crowd control. The event included many holding signs like “Knowledge is […]

Missouri State Capitol

Audio: Missouri Legislature asked to reduce paperwork required for federal safety net programs

A Missouri House committee has voted unanimously in favor of shrinking the amount of paperwork that Missourians must fill out to enroll or renew in federal safety net programs. The state’s paperwork to apply for things like food stamps, WIC, Medicaid or temporary assistance, can reach as many as 63 pages. Bill sponsor Mary Elizabeth […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri House gives preliminary approval to proposed changes to medical marijuana industry

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to proposed changes to the state’s medical marijuana industry.     Missouri patients asking to use medical marijuana could be required to meet in-person with a doctor, not through the internet or telephone. Joplin Republican Lane Roberts attached the condition to his bill getting initial approval Thursday. He’s […]

FFA Website

Trenton FFA Chapter to participate in National FFA Week with a variety of activities

The Trenton FFA Chapter will participate in several events during National FFA Week next week. Members will meet for breakfast at the First Baptist Church Sunday morning at 8:15. Pictures will follow. Members are asked to wear official dress for the church service at 9:30. Senior FFA officers will be on KTTN’s Open Line Monday […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Missouri House gives initial approval to bill creating statewide prescription drug monitoring program

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require the creation of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Representatives voted 95-56 in favor of the legislation. The GOP House Speaker and the House Democratic Leader both voted in favor of the bill. Missouri is the only state in the nation without […]

Jeffrey Jackson

Jeffrey Jackson selected as North Central Missouri College Outstanding Employee

Jeffrey Jackson, Custodian, has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Employee for January. Jeffrey, a veteran, has been employed at NCMC for over a year. “My favorite thing about working at North Central Missouri College is that it is a good place to learn,” said Jeffrey.  Jeffrey helps keep the college neat and […]

Court News

Prison sentences handed down in Thursday session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Prison sentences were issued and probations were ordered for numerous individuals Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Sean Philip Biller pleaded guilty to an amended charge of drug possessions. Biller was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was suspended and Biller was […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education reviews survey on 4-day week

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 school audit this week. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis notes the main thing the audit found was that ideally, more people should keep track of the money, but Newtown-Harris and other small schools in the area do not have enough people to do that. Missouri Consultants for Education […]