Holiday Hoops Basketball

2021 Schedule for Holiday Hoops at Ketcham Community Center in Trenton set for tip-off on December 18

The schedule is set and the countdown is on for the 17th annual North Central Missouri College Foundation sponsored High School Holiday Hoops. The 2021 edition of Holiday Hoops will tip-off at the Ketcham Community Center in Trenton with a total of 79 teams representing 41 Missouri high schools. Games will begin on Saturday, December […]

Audio: New partnership launches to regularly test Missouri teachers and students for COVID-19

A new partnership has been launched to test Missouri teachers and students for COVID-19 on a regular basis.     The Missouri Departments of Health and K-12 Education have partnered with a company called Ginkgo Bioworks to provide pooled testing through the new school year. The company will provide all the training and testing materials, […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District begins new school year with 1031 students

Classes began for the Trenton R-9 School District on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Opening day enrollment is 1,031 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, which is a decline of one student from the 2020 first-day enrollment.  Student totals include 401 students in kindergarten through fourth grade who attend Rissler Elementary School, 297 in fifth through […]

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Commentary: As schools reopen, an epidemiologist on what works — and what’s not worth the effort

This article is a commentary, the views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, Doctor Brandon Guthrie, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of KTTN/KGOZ radio, the staff, management, and webmaster. Dr. Brandon Guthrie is an epidemiologist and associate professor at the University of Washington. His specific research […]

Tax Credit

Lawmakers propose permanent tax credit to stimulate development in nation’s underserved areas

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Ben Cardin (Md.) have introduced a measure to permanently extend the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), which has created jobs and driven investment in neighborhoods with high poverty and unemployment rates. The New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act (S.456) will permanently authorize a 39 percent federal tax credit for […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education approves new school calendar

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education has approved the school calendar for 2021-2022. Board of Education Treasurer Tori Wideman reports the school year is scheduled to start August 25th, 2021, and end May 13th, 2022. The board approved the Instructional Effectiveness Evaluation, which involves the alignment of district assessments with Missouri learning standards of […]

Fred and June Kummer

Missouri University of Science and Technology gets $300 million donation

Today is a historic day for the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) and the state. St. Louis businessman Fred Kummer and his wife June have donated $300 million to a foundation supporting the university he graduated from in 1955 as a civil engineer. According to a press release from the school, 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 […]

Fast Track Website

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 […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education reviews insurance coverage

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education reviewed the Missouri United School Insurance Council umbrella insurance options for the district on Wednesday evening. A purchase was approved for an additional umbrella policy of $4,000,000 costing $1,133. The 2018-2019 audit was approved, with no concerns expressed by the auditor. The board reviewed prices to replace copiers […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves graduation date

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved the formation of an FFA Alumni Chapter Thursday evening. Approval was given following a presentation from the FFA advisor and chapter president. The board approved purchases for a water bottle filling station for the high school and additional varsity basketball uniforms. The funds for the water bottle […]

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Protect children and communities with back-to-school immunizations

Currently making headlines all over the United States, measles is a highly contagious vaccine-preventable illness that has made a frightening comeback. Fortunately, Missouri is not home to one of the current outbreaks as just one case has been confirmed so far this year in the state. This is occurring not long after the Centers for […]

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri announces Louise Williams Wellborn Memorial Scholarship

As a new school year begins, the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri is honored to announce the establishment of the Louise Williams Welborn Memorial Scholarship to a graduating senior at Trenton High School. A 1967 graduate of THS, Louise was the Senior Philanthropic Advisor at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation at the time of […]

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Audio: Troopers remind motorists that students are on the move

Missouri state troopers are urging motorists to be careful on the road, as students prepare to begin the 2019-2020 school year. State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz says five Missourians were killed and another 457 suffered injuries in traffic crashes involving school buses in 2018.     Captain Hotz reminds you that Missouri law requires […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Audio: Trenton Board of Education President on the hiring of new school Superintendent

The selection of Mike Stegman as the next Trenton school Superintendent occurred about 10:30 Monday morning and was issued on behalf of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education. President of the board Doug Franklin spoke with KTTN news on Monday afternoon.     The school board hired the Missouri School Boards Association to assist with […]