Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 23 in Trenton to hold shoe drive

The Wolf Den of local Cub Scout Pack 23 has organized a community service project at S.M. Rissler Elementary School to collect gym shoes for donation to Bright Futures Trenton. All scouts of Pack 23 will be participating in the drive, which includes a “Gym Shoe Dash” on the last day of school where cub […]

Honorary FFA Degree

Honorary State FFA Degrees bestowed on area residents

At the state convention. the Missouri FFA Association has presented HONORARY state degrees to several education agriculture leaders and officials. Among the recipients from northern Missouri are Carmen Buller of Kirksville, Brooke Swindler of Norborne, Connor Dignan of Mound City, Tom Zweifel of Maryville; Jason Dimmitt and Ashley McCarty – both of Kirksville. Carmen Buller […]

Kids posing for photo

Missouri foster kids flourish in families

Despite a nationwide increase in the number of kids in foster care, Missouri has made inroads in placing more kids who would otherwise remain in institutional or group settings with families.  A nationwide Annie E. Casey Foundation report looked at foster-child placement data over a 10-year period. Missouri reported about 12,000 kids in the child welfare system, […]