FCCLA and STAR

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 […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

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, […]

Governor Mike Parson

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; […]

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

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 […]

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, Missouri

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 […]