Motorcycle Crash

Atlanta man injured after being ejected from dirt bike on Island Avenue

The Highway Patrol reports an Atlanta, Missouri man sustained moderate injuries as a result of being ejected from the dirt bike he drove three miles west of Atlanta Thursday morning. An ambulance transported 39-year-old Michael Nay to the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The dirt bike traveled west on Island Avenue before losing control, […]

NCMC Geyer Hall

NCMC to graduate the largest class in the history of the college

Although 2020 will not bring on ground commencement ceremonies this year, there is still much to celebrate for our North Central Missouri College graduates. This year marks the largest graduating class in the history of the college and the first-ever virtual commencement ceremony. 2020 marks the first time in the college’s 93 years not to […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education announces hiring of certified staff

Personnel actions taken by the Gilman City Board of Education were announced by school officials. Following an executive session, the Gilman City School Board hired Angela Wagner as a pre-school teacher; Hailey Francis will be a 6th-grade teacher and Joslyn Newton will work as an aide in special education. The board hired all current non-certified staff. […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education raises high school tuition rate

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education on Thursday evening approved increasing the high school tuition to the state adequacy target of $6,375 for the 2020-2021 school year. Tuition had been $5,750 for high school and has not been increased in more than 20 years.  Elementary tuition remains at $4,500. The board approved the district […]

Fraud

Former Missouri business owner pleads guilty to multi-million dollar fraud schemes

A former Aurora, Missouri, business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of multi-million dollar fraud schemes. Russell Grundy, 50, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Aurora, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to two counts of wire fraud, one count of making a false statement on […]

White House

Missouri educators recognized by White House

Four Missouri teachers were among the 2017 and 2018 awardees honored by the White House for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Katherine Lodes (St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Louis), Shelley Paul (Anderson Elementary, McDonald Co. R-1), Terri Politte (Duello Elementary, Wentzville R-IV) and Stacey Wade (Frontier Middle, Wentzville R-IV) are […]

Gallatin Theater League

Gallatin Theater League to present Gilligan’s Island, the Musical

The Gallatin Theater League will present Gilligan’s Island the Musical at the Courter Theater in Gallatin next month. Performances will be November 21st through 23rd at 7 o’clock each night. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased starting October 24th at Eileine’s Beauty Shop in Gallatin. Contact the beauty shop for more information on Gilligan’s […]

Individual Vaping

Missouri health officials report confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness

To date, nine possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, with two cases confirmed and the remaining seven under investigation. These are amongst the 450 possible cases in 33 of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

FFA Website

National FFA organization announces record student membership of more than 700,000

The National FFA Organization today announced a record-high student membership of 700,170, up from 669,989 in 2018. The top six student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Missouri. Interest in FFA and agricultural education continues to grow as membership continues to increase. This year, the organization has more than 100,000 Latino members, […]