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 […]

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 […]