Audio: Missouri prepares to launch new program to help rural hospitals with covid struggles

On Tuesday, Missouri is launching a program focused on helping rural hospitals with their problems of limited staffing, bed capacity, and equipment during the pandemic. In southwest Missouri’s Appleton City, many low-income families are waiting for care. Jamie O’Farrell tells Springfield television station KOLR she treats patients at Ellett Memorial Hospital’s clinic.     Through […]

Officer Michael Langsdorf Receives Back the Blue Award

Back the Blue award presented to family of officer Michael Langsdorf

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt presented the inaugural “Back the Blue” award to North County Police Cooperative Officer Michael Langsdorf posthumously. Langsdorf was shot and killed when he responded to a call at Clay’s Wellston Food Market in late June.  Members of Officer Langsdorf’s family were present to accept the award. Also in attendance were […]

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Princeton R-5 Board of Education reviews employee health insurance options

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education reviewed health insurance options for next school year at its meeting Monday evening. Princeton R-5’s health insurance broker Thomas McGee presented options to consider. A board meeting is scheduled for May 20th to finalize the plan. The board approved Junior High and High School Principal Brent Mitchell’s recommendation to […]


Princeton R-5 Superintendent Jerry Girdner clarifies wage schedules for next school year

The Princeton Board of Education has approved wage schedules for the next school year for certified and non-certified staff. A news release from the district said they were approved with no changes, however, Superintendent Jerry Girdner today clarified that means there’s no change to the teacher base salary of $30,000. Teachers will be given a […]

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Princeton Board of Education approves contracts for next school year

The board approved teaching, administrative, athletic, and activities extra-duty contracts for the next academic year. The board approved the resignation of junior high school football coach Dave McCumber. The board approved the hourly pay rate for The parents as teachers position at $15.00 an hour for the next school year. Contractors will return to the […]