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Missouri 4-H receives funding to prepare youths for STEM workforce

Missouri 4-H has received funding through the Union Pacific Foundation Local Grants program to support programming to raise awareness, educate and prepare youths for jobs in STEM fields. “The Missouri 4-H Career Exploration program will give rural youth opportunities that could develop into family-supporting jobs like those Union Pacific offers,” said Amanda Meek, University of […]

Trenton Fire Department

Trenton Fire Department seeking donations to support fire prevention program for kids

The Trenton Fire Department is seeking financial support for a fire prevention program for children. The fire department has chosen materials from the National Fire Safety Council, Incorporated that target areas the department feels are important for the community. The materials also address topics such as smoke alarms, home escape plans, cooking safety, and stop, […]

Neighborhood Assistance Program

Area organizations to receive funds through Neighborhood Assistance Program for community development projects

The Department of Economic Development announced Wednesday that it would award $7.3 million through its Neighborhood Assistance Program to nonprofits across Missouri for community development projects. The Neighborhood Assistance Program helps not-for-profit organizations leverage private-sector funds by providing partial state tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved community improvement projects. The program can […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra

Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra Donors Club begins membership campaign

The Donors Club of the Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra has begun its March campaign for new and sustaining membership. Donors Club Chairperson and GRVCO Board member Carol Reger plans for mailings to be sent to area businesses and individuals next week. The GRVCO consists of musicians from area communities, including Trenton, Chillicothe, Princeton, […]

Great Northwest Day

Representatives from 19 counties attend Great Northwest Day at the Capitol

Great Northwest Day at the Capitol drew more than 250 area constituents together to showcase the region in Jefferson City on February 5th & 6th. Nineteen counties, multiple communities, and representatives from business, education, healthcare, and government came together to discuss issues that are critical to the region. This year’s priorities focused on caring for […]

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Audio: Study says most neighboring states pay their teachers more than Missouri

Niche.com ranks Missouri 39th in the nation in teacher pay. Paul Katnik, Assistant Commissioner of Missouri’s Office of Educator Quality, says the state’s school teachers make roughly 49,000-dollars annually.     A Vanderbilt University study says teacher merit pay for student performance has merit. During Tuesday’s State Board of Education meeting,  Katnik discussed the study […]

Secret Santa

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department to continue Secret Santa Project this year

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office will continue its annual Secret Santa Project. Sheriff Steve Cox reports that he and deputies began the program in 2011and each year they accept donations from individuals and businesses in the area to help those having a difficult time due to uncontrollable situations. The goal of the Secret Santa Project […]