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Grundy County Commission approves COVID-19 relief funding requests from Laredo school and Sunnyview

The Grundy County Commission approved Coronavirus relief funding requests from the Laredo R-7 School District and Sunnyview Nursing Home Tuesday, September 22nd. Laredo R-7 was approved for $2,614.46, and Sunnyview was approved for $15,083.82. Grundy County was notified of a registration qualification last week, and the county is required to submit a report detailing the […]

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Turkey Hunters: Missouri Department of Conservation wants fall feathers

The Missouri Department of Conservation is asking Missouri turkey hunters to save and share feathers from birds they harvest this fall for part of a new research project to help improve wild turkey management in Missouri. MDC will send participating hunters materials needed to submit feathers, including a postage-paid envelope for feather submissions. The materials […]

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Audio: Missouri Board of Education has lengthy discussion about the state of charter schools

Missouri has had 28 charter schools close since 2005, mostly due to poor performance. Charter schools are funded through a mix of state and private dollars and operate independently of traditional public schools. During a Missouri Board of Education meeting, member Carol Hallquist of Kansas City says a group of urban leaders told her the […]

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Audio: Missouri Education Commissioner says the stress teachers are dealing with is “almost impossible to describe”

Missouri’s teachers are navigating their way through a new school year during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. At this week’s Missouri Board of Education meeting, K-12 Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven recognized teachers for the added stress they are dealing with.     The state has also battled an ongoing shortage of teachers. In the previous school […]

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Federal lawsuit filed in response to Missouri’s remote voting law

A new federal lawsuit asks a judge to make Missouri’s mail-in voting process easier in an effort to avoid excluding some voters from the November election – and during the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, Missouri Faith Voices, and other groups are involved in the […]

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3000 masks to be presented to Chillicothe VFW and American Legion through “Mask-a-Vet” campaign

Missouri-based non-government organization United States Exercise Tiger Foundation will present 3,000 masks in six boxes to Chillicothe VFW and American Legion staff officers. The masks will arrive by aircraft to the Chillicothe Airport Wednesday, September 23rd at noon. The Mask A Vet campaign began in August with the delivery of Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency […]

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Fast Track application now open for 2020-21, new schools added to eligibility list

The 2020-21 application for the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is open, with more eligible institutions, and 15 new eligible program areas. Grant recipients can now spend their funds at Missouris non-profit private, as well as public, colleges, and universities. Fast Track, a state financial aid program, provides tuition assistance to adults over 25 years […]

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Grundy County Commission approves additional CARES Act funding

The Grundy County Commission approved CARES Act funding the morning of Tuesday, September 15th. The Community Food Pantry of Grundy County was pre-approved for $35,000 for a walk-in cooler. The food pantry is an entity under the Grundy County Senior Tax Board. Distributions totaled $1,091.70 for the Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled for […]

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Missouri Education Department proposes $8.5 billion FY2022 budget

The Missouri Board of Education has voted today in favor of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) $8.5 billion proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning next July. The plan is a slim increase over the current budget year – about $26.8 million. “FY22 almost certainly will be a challenging revenue year, […]

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Governor Parson is pleased with start of school year, for K-12 and for higher education

Missouri’s governor says all of the state’s public schools are in session as of last week … some in-person, some online, and some with a hybrid model. Governor Mike Parson tells Capitol reporters that State Education Commissioner Dr. Margie Vandeven and state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams met Wednesday […]