Students from Rissler Elementary School in Trenton will take part in spring music programs next week. Music Instructor Rachel Lorenz says kindergarten and first graders will have in-person performances in the Trenton High School Performing Arts Center on the evening of May 19th. Doors will open for the kindergarten performance at 5:45, and the program […]
Trenton Middle School awards will be presented next week. Fifth graders will receive awards in the gym on May 21st at 8:15 in the morning, eighth-graders at 8:45, seventh-graders at 9:15, and sixth graders at 9:45. Families and friends are welcome to attend. Visitors should check into the Trenton Middle School office.
The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 salary schedule May 10t. It is the same salary schedule as for the 2020-2021 school year, which Superintendent Doctor Lucas McKinnis notes has a base salary of $31,000 for a first-year teacher with a bachelor’s degree. The salary schedule is expected to change after further review […]
The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance on May 10th authorizing the city to enter into an engineering service agreement regarding a wastewater collection system evaluation facility plan. City Administrator Lance Rains reports the agreement with All-State Consultants involved a Small Community Engineering Assistance Program (SCEAP) grant. The company evaluated the infiltration and inundation […]
Several personnel actions were announced following the executive session on Tuesday evening of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education. Resignations are from Instructors Paige Orndorff in special education; Molly Buenemann in kindergarten; para-professionals Annie Bass and Jonine Jaycox; Parents as Teachers Marcia Gutshall and Rissler school administrative assistant Ronda Lovell. The R-9 district office listed […]
The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on Tuesday, May 11, discussed non-certified payroll annualization with district Bookkeeper Mona Loyd and Administrative Assistant Susan Leeper. Loyd started by saying she had been willing to try annualization at the time the board originally voted to implement it for non-certified staff. She did not have the forethought to […]
The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved a health insurance proposal on May 10th. The proposal from Thomas McGee includes no increase in premiums for employees. The base HSA for an employee will remain at $516.63, and the base PPO will stay at $607.35. The district cap will remain at $600. This is the third […]
The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved building improvements and the purchase of a bus on May 10th. Administrator Misty Foster reports straightening basketball goals and patching the existing blacktop will cost $5,500. A used Bluebird bus will cost $14,900. The board also approved the purchase of Big Ideas’ fifth-grade math curriculum, but there is […]
The Jamesport Tri-County R-7 Board of Education accepted a proposal and a bid Monday, May 10. The proposal was from Grand River Concrete for the parking lot. The bid was from Generational Buildings to replace the metal on the old bus barn. Secretary Heather Turner noted some adjustments to be made on the bid, and […]
Laredo R-7 announced its top eighth-grade students at a graduation ceremony on May 10th. The Valedictorian is Kenzi Lynch, and the Salutatorian is Kaleb Bower.
Trenton Middle School has announced the selection of eight students for the character education trait of loyalty. Honored as students of the month were: 5th grade: Addisyn Wehar, daughter of Kayla & Nick Graham, and Roman Hunter, son of Erin Johnson. 6th grade: Trinity Barrer, daughter of Joelle Barrer and Kaidyn Schweizer, son of Candy […]
The Laredo R-7 School will hold its eighth-grade graduation on May 10, 2021. Seven students will graduate in the gym at 6 o’clock in the evening with community member Nathan Kottwitz to speak.
During the month of April, GRM Networks kicked off fiber-to-the-premise construction in three rural exchanges. Contractors working on behalf of GRM Networks began fiber construction in the rural exchanges of Bethany and Princeton, while GRM Networks’ own construction department began work in the rural Spickard exchange. “Our employees and board of directors have worked hard […]
Several area schools are scheduled to hold graduation ceremonies on May 7th. Sixth eighth-graders will graduate from Pleasant View R-6 in the school gym at 6 o’clock in the evening. Former teacher Cassie Cordray will speak. Thirty-three seniors will graduate from Gallatin R-5 at the stadium at 6:30. Former teacher Ryan Beenken will speak. Eight […]
The Missouri Department of Agriculture has awarded $16,716,406 million in CARES Act funding to nearly 150 small and medium-sized businesses. As a direct result of the reimbursement grant, more than 40 businesses were assisted in initiating or expanding their level of meat processing through a new grant of inspection or custom exempt inspection status. “As a […]
The House and Senate passed an add-on to a bill to collect millions in unpaid sales tax on cars to try to update the department of revenues antiquated computer system. Rep Travis Fitzwater of Calloway County fought for the amendment and won. These fees are not always collected by car dealers, but they […]
In 39 days, eight Missouri students will begin competing in the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. This year’s contest will include 209 spellers all vying for the treasured championship trophy. According to the bee, spellers will begin participating virtually in the first of three rounds on June 12. The semifinals are scheduled for June 27. […]
The Trenton FFA Chapter placed sixth in the FFA “Conduct of Chapter Meetings” leadership development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Trenton team members are Emma Roberts, Cade Claycomb, Kenzy Dolan, Kinze Hanson, Kate Clark, Kimberly Otto, and Jena Harris. Trenton’s advisors are Kabel Oaks and Sadie Roy. Participating teams present opening and closing […]
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (Wash.), the Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced legislation that will provide $500 million a year for five years to improve safety and reduce congestion at railroad crossings […]