State Rep. Sheila Solon

Audio: Missouri’s governor signs major foster care legislation into law

Bipartisan legislation that aims to modernize Missouri’s foster care system and provides Medicaid coverage to homeless children was signed into law Monday by the governor in Jefferson City. State Rep. Sheila Solon, R-St. Joseph, who chairs the House Children and Families Committee, says it’s one of the most important bills she’s passed in her eight […]

Audio: State answers frequently asked questions about Missouri school reopening

The Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services and Elementary and Secondary Education are answering frequently asked health questions about schools reopening next month. The information is designed to help schools navigate during the COVID-19 era. It includes details about screening, assigned seating, desk placement, requiring hand washing before and after students move from one […]

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Hy-Vee partners with Kellogg’s and Keurig Dr Pepper to help feed hungry kids this summer

Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Kellogg’s and Keurig Dr. Pepper, announced its End Summer Hunger campaign to provide food for children and families in need. During the month of July, for every qualifying purchase at a Hy-Vee grocery store, one meal will be donated to Feeding America food banks in Hy-Vee’s eight-state region. The program […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Audio: Missouri education commissioner says closing schools was necessary but kids suffer serious consequences

State Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven says closing schools was necessary in mid-March to help fight the coronavirus. But she says there are several “serious consequences” that can come from students not attending school in person.     A task force is working to develop tools to help schools identify gaps in student learning, both academically […]

County Fair

Sullivan County Fair set to run July 6 through July 12, 2020

University of Missouri 4-H Youth Specialist Penny Kittle reports the Sullivan County Fair “is moving forward as planned” at the fairgrounds in Milan July 6th through 12th. New guidelines are to accommodate public safety regarding COVID-19 concerns. Exhibitors will be allowed to show out of trailers this year only. Pre-registration will be available online next […]

Trenton Fire Department

Trenton Fire Department seeking donations to support fire prevention program for kids

The Trenton Fire Department is seeking financial support for a fire prevention program for children. The fire department has chosen materials from the National Fire Safety Council, Incorporated that target areas the department feels are important for the community. The materials also address topics such as smoke alarms, home escape plans, cooking safety, and stop, […]

Princeton Missouri School District Website

Princeton Board of Education approves alternative methods of instruction plan

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education the evening of Monday, June 8th approved the district preparing an Alternative Methods of Instruction Plan. The district explains that, starting in the 2020-2021 school year, a local education agency will not be required to make up school hours lost or canceled due to exceptional or emergency circumstances, up […]