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Area counties reporting 32 cases of COVID-19 and 1 death; free COVID testing event set for Bethany

The Livingston County Health Center on January 14th reported nine new COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,265. Sixty cases were active, with 30 facility actives, 25 in the community, and five school actives. There were 11 current COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 41 deaths for Livingston County. Fifteen more COVID-19 cases were reported in Linn County […]

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Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education to discuss preliminary school calendar at next meeting

The Jamesport Tri-County R-7 Board of Education will discuss a preliminary school calendar as well as COVID-19 response and planning. The board will meet in the old gym Monday evening January 11, 2021, at 6 o’clock. Other items on the agenda include a certificate of deposit renewal, a hazard mitigation plan resolution, and technology. An […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Board of Education calls special meeting for Wednesday

The Tri-County School District announces a special Board of Education meeting for Wednesday evening, November 18, 2020, at 6 o’clock in the old gym of the school in Jamesport. The advance agenda lists the COVID-19 response as a primary topic. Related items on the agenda include updated face mask guidance and an attendance policy at varsity […]

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Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

(Missouri Independent) – President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states. It’s a move that public health experts say could dramatically reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. But putting wider mask laws in place […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education adopt virtual instruction policies

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education adopted policies Monday evening involving virtual instruction, English Language Learners, and transgender students. The 2019-2020 audit was approved. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reported Newtown-Harris is setting up a virtual program for students. Arrangements are being made, so after school activities can continue. Virtual platforms will be used as necessary. Ceiling […]

Darrion Cockrell Missouri Teacher of the Year

Audio: Missouri’s Teacher of the Year talks about surviving troubled childhood and turning around his life

Missouri’s Teacher of the Year is a PE teacher at Crestwood Elementary in St. Louis. Darrion Cockrell says he hopes his story of surviving a troubled childhood, getting adopted at 14 years old, and getting a college education will inspire his students. Cockrell, known as “Mr. DC”, says PE was his happy place growing up […]

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North Mercer R-3 Board of Education sets graduation date, approves coaching responsibilities

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education the evening of Monday, October 12th set graduation and approved supplemental coaching responsibilities. The graduation is scheduled for the afternoon of May 9th, 2021 at 2 o’clock. Supplemental coaching responsibilities included retired teacher Dave Fuller to continue as the head boys and girls track coach. Fuller has directed […]