Lawsuit

Federal lawsuit filed in response to Missouri’s remote voting law

A new federal lawsuit asks a judge to make Missouri’s mail-in voting process easier in an effort to avoid excluding some voters from the November election – and during the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, Missouri Faith Voices, and other groups are involved in the […]

Chillicothe R-2 School

Chillicothe Middle School students to attend classes using a “hybrid model” of instruction

Chillicothe Middle School students will attend in-person classes using a hybrid model starting Monday, September 21st due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 quarantined middle school students. Superintendent Dan Wiebers says students will be divided into two groups by the primary parent’s last name. A through M will report to class Monday and […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson announces $1M grant to Urban League of St. Louis to expand violent crime de-escalation program

Governor Mike Parson announced a $1 million grant to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. for the expansion of the Serving Our Streets Initiative. This initiative drives at the heart of violent crime in St. Louis by focusing on community outreach and direct engagement with citizens in the highest crime and poverty areas. […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Linn County Health Department conducting COVID-19 contact tracing investigations

The Linn County Health Department is conducting COVID-19 contact tracing investigations. As part of those investigations, the health department advises individuals or groups who frequented Pigskin Pub and Pizza of Brookfield September 3rd through 5th to monitor for symptoms related to possible COVID-19 exposure. Individuals or groups who attended the Bell Game at Chester Ray […]

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. […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol now testing for new troopers

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers and is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 111th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on February […]

Bright Futures

More than 300 Grundy County students take part in Bright Futures “Back-to-School” event

More than 300 Grundy County students received backpacks and school supplies during Bright Futures Trenton’s Back to School Event Thursday, August 13th. Two hundred forty-one of those students were from Trenton R-9, which was 18 more than at last year’s event. Twenty-six Spickard students and 44 Laredo students also received backpacks and supplies. There were […]

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Community members express concerns about COVID-19 and wearing masks at Trenton Board of Education meeting

Three community members spoke during the public comment portion of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education meeting the evening of Tuesday, August 11th. They each have either children or grandchildren who will attend school in the district this year. Many of the concerns involved wearing masks. Susan Cooksey said her grandson was born premature and […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Senator Blunt is optimistic a compromise can be reached this week on stimulus package

United States Senator Roy Blunt is optimistic a compromise can be reached this week on another economic stimulus package in the battle against COVID-19 and its impact on the economy. Blunt, a Republican involved in the negotiations, insists Senate Republicans and House Democrats are not that far off, even if the Senate approved a $1 […]