Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves grant application requests

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved grant application requests at its meeting Tuesday evening. Fifth-grade Communication Arts teacher Christy Gibler’s request was for a $500 GEC Community Foundation grant to purchase guided reading leveled book sets for the classroom library. Board Vice President Brandon Gibler abstained from voting on the request with Dorothy Taul […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

The net neutrality battle moves to the states, and to 2020

Net neutrality suffered a significant blow on Tuesday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era consumer protections. Because the court upheld the repeal, it remains legal for internet service providers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to block or throttle any sites they want, and […]

General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site

General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home to host public information meeting

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to an informational meeting about General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home and Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Sites at 6 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019m, at the Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives building at 900 Ausmus St., Laclede.  Representatives from the sites will be on […]

Journey to College

“Apply Missouri” helps students find ‘best fit’ for college

More than 100 Missouri high schools are participating in the Apply Missouri program this fall to help students submit college applications and prepare for education beyond high school. High school staff, assisted by volunteers with college advising and admissions experience, work with seniors during the school day to research colleges and programs of study, complete […]

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Fun Day

Missouri Department of Conservation to host “Outdoor Fun Day” in Macon

The Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation,  Whitetails Unlimited, Quail Forever, and Delta Waterfowl invites families to attend a day of FREE outdoor skills instruction at the Macon County Fairgrounds, 1305 S. Missouri St. in Macon. This family outdoor fun day will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 […]

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 […]