Automated Flagger

Drivers urged to slow down and pay attention as MoDOT ramps up construction

“I don’t remember taking the hit…” Retired MoDOT employee Mark Fresen only recalls the moments before a truck side-swiped the truck-mounted attenuator—or TMA—he was driving in a St. Louis work zone, crushing in the cab and pinning him inside. But it was an experience he’ll likely never forget. “When I woke up, I know someone […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Local schools and organizations announce cancellations and closures due to Coronavirus concerns

Due to concerns of spreading the Coronavirus, announcements continue to be made regarding cancellation or postponement of area community events and school information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Governor Mike Parson, has recommended no public gatherings of 50 or more people through April 30th except for schools, daycare facilities, and businesses. […]

Health News

Coronavirus Information: How organizations are handling the issue statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to receive many questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts student attendance, school closure, assessments, and virtual education opportunities. We are aware that local education agencies must consider a number of factors when making decisions in this current situation. Administrative Memo COM-20-001, issued from the Commissioner […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Special Education Department to host silent auction and bake sale

The Trenton R-9 Special Education Department will host a silent basket auction and bake sale during spring parent-teacher conferences to support a trip for special education students. Bids for donated baskets with various items will be accepted the March 13th online in the morning and at Trenton High School/Middle School at parent-teacher conferences from 2 […]

Sexual Orientation and Gender

Missouri Bill to notify parents if class material, guest speakers in school mention sexual orientation or gender identity

State law could be changed to require that Missouri public school districts tell parents if class material, guest speakers, or displays in school mention sexual orientation or gender identity. The Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee is debating State Representative Chuck Basye’s bill that would let parents have their kids removed from class if […]

Grand River Historical Society

Grand River Historical Society Museum to feature Veterans Day tribute

The Grand River Historical Society Museum at 1401 Forest Drive in Chillicothe will feature a Veteran’s Day tribute program Sunday afternoon, November 10th starting at 2 o’clock. Presenting the historical and musical events are Larry Vance and Mary Lou VanDeventer. Vance is a retired Chillicothe high school history teacher and Museum Board Member. Mrs. VanDeventer […]

USDA Sign

USDA opens 2020 enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than $1.5 billion for covered commodities for which payments […]

Jewett Norris Library

Friends of Grundy County Jewett Norris Library to host events during October

The Friends of the Library will sponsor several activities in October 2019 at the Grundy County Jewett Norris Library in Trenton. Witten says the Friends of the Library will provide cookies for library patrons October 20th through 26th during regular hours to celebrate National Friends of the Library Week. Patrons can visit with library staff […]