Trenton Middle School students participate in FCCLA State Leadership Conference

Several Trenton Middle School students participated in the annual Missouri Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference, which was held virtually this year. Some of the competitors in Students Taking Action with Recognition events will compete at the National Leadership Conference STAR Event virtually June 27th through July 2nd. Those students include […]

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Adair County Health Department reports 5 new COVID-19 cases bringing total to 37

The Adair County Health Department reports five new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 for the county. They involve four males ages 50, 36, 27, and 22 and one 39-year-old female. All are related to area meat processing plants. The total number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 for Adair County is 37. The health department […]

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31-year-old woman who works at meat processing plant latest case of COVID-19 in Adair County

A 31-year-old female working at a meat processing plant is the latest resident in Adair County identified as testing positive for COVID-19. Adair County has 30 confirmed cases of the virus since January 1, 2020, with 18 individuals in isolation, 12 recovered, and no deaths. Jim LeBaron, the administrator of the Adair County Health Department, […]

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Area companies receive training assistance through Missouri One Start program

Governor Mike Parson announced on Wednesday the award of more than $7,800,000 to 226 projects in Missouri for customized training assistance through the Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start program. Area companies receiving training assistance include Modine Manufacturing Company at Trenton; Sonoco Plastics at Chillicothe; Landmark Manufacturing at Gallatin; Kraft Heinz Foods of Kirksville; […]

Livingston County School Bus Crash

No injuries reported in Livingston County school bus crash

Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Raney reports no one was injured when a school bus overturned in Livingston County Friday morning. Forty-one-year-old Burnam Schneiderheinze of Trenton drove the Southwest Livingston County School bus north on Route D before it ran off the right side about half of a mile south of Highway 36. The driver over-corrected, […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education approves 2019-2020 budget

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 budget this week. Superintendent Burnie Schneiderheinze says revenues are about $766,000 with expenditures coming in at $5,000 less. The board also approved Missouri United School Insurance Council building appraisal for $20.00 per square foot on contents. It was announced 94% of Spickard students had attendance above […]


Hy-Vee raises $360,846 during the “Great American Milk Drive”

Hy-Vee has announced customer donations and its corporate participation during The Great American Milk Drive helped raise $360,846 to purchase much-needed milk for local food banks throughout Hy-Vee’s eight-state region.   During the monthlong campaign in March, customer donations totaled $277,846, with an additional $83,000 in corporate giving from Hy-Vee. According to Feeding America, milk is […]

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Spickard Board of Education Offers Contracts for Next School Year

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved a bid for audit services Monday evening Clevenger and Associates for $5,000 for an audit of the current school year. New financial software will be purchased from Software Unlimited with a start date of May 1st, 2020 and Superintendent Burnie Schneiderheinze reported revenues are down from last year. […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education offers contract to Superintendent

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education has offered a one-year contract to the Superintendent. The board offered the contract to Jonnie Beavers from the South Harrison R-2 School District. The salary has not yet been disclosed. The board also approved a new salary schedule with a $500 increase in the base. Superintendent Burnie Schneiderheinze reports […]

Grundy County Extension Council

Grundy County Extension Council elects officers

The Grundy County Extension Council discussed the new council election at a special meeting Monday. The council appointed Carol Hein, Josh Marshall, Mindy Schneiderheinze, Loretta Ray, and Kelli Wilson to fill one-year terms. An election of new officers was also held. Officers elected included Sarah Lowrey as chairperson; Carol Hein, vice chair; Mike Witten, treasurer; […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education approves revised school calendar

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved revisions for this year’s school calendar as well as next year’s school calendar this week. Makeup days were approved for this year, and the last day of school for Spickard is now scheduled for May 23rd. Superintendent Burnie Schneiderheinze reports the district has missed 12 days due to […]

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Spickard Board of Education increases employee payments for health insurance

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved increasing the amount employees pay for health insurance at a meeting Monday. The amount employees will pay for the insurance is 30% of the current renewal rate. Superintendent Burnie Schneiderheinze says the health insurance rate varies for employees. Schneiderheinze was given a contract for $600 for substitute bus driving, driving […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education discusses student behavior

A new paraprofessional has been hired for the Spickard R-2 School District. Superintendent Burnie Schneiderheinze announced the hiring of Raquel Woodrome to the board of education at its meeting Monday evening. Schneiderheinze also talked about the Positive Behavior Support Student Matrix. Schneiderheinze said whenever a student does something on the matrix, he or she will […]

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Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip recalled due to possible Botulism

As a precaution, approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being voluntarily recalled because the affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potential health hazard. This could create conditions that could allow for the growth of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), a bacterium which can cause life-threatening […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education approves budget amendments

The Spickard Board of Education approved budget amendments at its latest meeting.  The budget amounts were made to equal year to date with an expected surplus of $29,201. Quality Construction’s bid for windows was accepted in the amount of $3,726. Superintendent Burnie Schneiderheinze announced a Bobcat will be rented to finish the dirt work on […]