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Trucking industry still looking for more Missouri drivers

COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the importance of many Missouri industries, including those sitting behind the wheel of big rigs. Dave Pfiffner, the director of the Des Moines Area Community College Transportation Institute, says truckers have been going the distance to try and get essential items to consumers. “There were shortages of a lot […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Substitutes hired, resignation accepted in closed session of Trenton Board of Education meeting

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved multiple substitutes in a closed session on the evening of Tuesday, September 8th. Substitutes included Marsha Hurst, Fran Miller, Melissa Cotton, Jeremy Hudson, Nathaniel Udovich, Tyler Hudlow, Martha Goedert, and Kristi Weyer. A resignation was accepted from Rissler Elementary School Paraprofessional Gina Rorebeck. Megan Lynch and Alyssa Nichol […]

Coronavirus

Missouri partners with Washington University for roll out of new COVID-19 saliva tests

The state of Missouri is working with Washington University in St. Louis to offer its new COVID-19 saliva test statewide soon. Officials reportedly hope to launch the tests later this month or in October. During a press conference in St. Louis, Missouri Economic Development Department Director Rob Dixon says the state is working alongside the […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District releases guidance on students going home and returning to school regarding COVID-19

The Trenton R-9 School District released guidance Thursday, September 3rd on when students should go home and return to school regarding COVID-19. The information says students should go home if they have two of the following symptoms: a fever of at least 100.4; congestion or a runny nose; nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; a sore throat; […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Update: Trenton R-9 Superintendent releases update on COVID-19 quarantined individuals within district

The Trenton R-9 School District has released an update on its schools, staff, and students in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Mike Stegman reports there have been three cases where the district had a positive Coronavirus event within classrooms. Therefore, three classes of students are deemed to be close contacts and have a directive […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Several Rissler Elementary classes sent home to quarantine as COVID-19 rears its head in the school system

Several classes at Rissler Elementary School have been sent home to quarantine due to being close contacts with a positive case of COVID-19. Trenton R-9 Superintendent Mike Stegman reports the elementary grades stay in their cohort groups to make it easier to trace contacts and so the whole building does not have to be quarantined. […]

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Missouri Attorney General settles lawsuit with City of Marshfield over alleged ticket quota

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office announced that the Office has reached a settlement with the City of Marshfield after the Office sued the city for allegedly enforcing a traffic ticket quota. The consent judgment, which provides strong injunctive relief, was signed and entered by the judge Thursday afternoon. “As a State Senator, I helped pass […]

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Martinsville man injured in crash on Highway 69; accused of DWI

A Martinsville resident was injured, then arrested, following a two vehicle accident on Tuesday near Eagleville. The highway patrol reports 83 year old John Stegmayer received moderate injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to the Harrison County Memorial Hospital in Bethany. The other driver, 66 year old Leonard Stobbe of Eagleville was not […]

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Change in date announced for start of preschool classes in Trenton

A change in date has been announced for preschool classes in Trenton. Due to what director of special services, Tara Hoffman, called unforeseen circumstances, the first day for the Trenton R-9 pre-school will be Tuesday, September 8th. The school district reports it’s utilizing the pre-school staff in areas of need. This will allow for in-person […]