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Republicans and Democrats agree on new map for 163 seats in Missouri House of Representatives

A panel of 20 Republicans and Democrats reportedly have agreed on a new map for the 163 seats in the Missouri House of Representatives. It’s a proposed map that makes several changes for our area legislative district. The House Independent Citizens Commission voted unanimously to approve the plan, which needed support from 14 members to […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approve personnel actions; five file for seats on the Board of Education

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved personnel actions on January 12th. Mic Halferty was approved as a substitute and hired to fill the upcoming maintenance position in school year 2022-2023. Samantha Miller was hired to coach elementary basketball. The board approved transferring $50,000 from the General Fund to the Capital Projects Fund. Superintendent Doctor […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves changes to COVID-19 policy at Monday meeting

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved changes to the COVID-19 policy on December 13th. The changes specifically involved shorter quarantine periods. The board also reapproved the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan. The 2020-2021 audit was approved. Superintendent Doctor Lucas McKinnis reports there were no findings or recommendations, and the […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education adopts new COVID-19 policies; dates announced for Thanksgiving break and other events

Several action items were approved at a Friday night meeting of the Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education. The board re-approved the “Safe Return to In-Person instruction and Continuity of Services Plan.”  The “Test to Stay” option for students and staff was approved regarding those who are exposed to COVID-19 but not COVID-19 positive. Inclement weather […]

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Jessica Snyder, M.D. joins the team at Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic and Wright Memorial Hospital

Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic in Princeton, and Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton, are pleased to welcome Jessica Snyder, M.D., to the medical team. Dr. Snyder is currently spending most of her time in the Mercer County Clinic, but in 2022 will also have scheduled clinic days at Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton. […]

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GEC Community Foundation awards over $6,000 in grants

The Trustees of the GEC Community Foundation met on October 13, 2021, and awarded 10 grants totaling $6,034.00. All grants are funded by member donations called Operation Round Up where members voluntarily round up their utility bills each month to fund grants to eligible entities. Education grants were awarded to Pleasant View R-VI School District, […]

Health News

Two health departments report on COVID cases; Sullivan County to hold flu shot clinics

COVID-19 cases in Putnam County have increased by 11 since October 16th. The health department October 29th reported 667 cases since June 2020. There were eight active cases. The health department noted it investigated five additional cases the week of October 17th. None of those cases was vaccinated, and all had known exposure to another […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of Newtown woman with multiple warrants

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Newtown woman in Sullivan County on October 27, 2921, on multiple warrants. An arrest report shows two warrants for 25-year-old Lindsey Tovrea were from Grundy County for failure to appear on original charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and one from Sullivan County for speed. She […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education hires new personnel, sets date for parent-teacher conferences

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved hiring and substitutes October 12th. Molly Norman was hired as a paraprofessional. Substitutes approved were Jasey Wollenzien and Cindy Hartman. The board also approved the Local Compliance Plan for Special Education. Superintendent Doctor Lucas McKinnis reported the roof was completed and is in better condition. Work was scheduled […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education to meet on Tuesday

A facilities and grant update will be given at the Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education meeting next week. The board will meet in the high school Family and Consumer Science Classroom October 12th at 7 o’clock at night. Other items on the agenda include the FFA National Convention, parent-teacher conferences, and reports from Kindergarten Teacher […]

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Princeton R-5 Board of Education approves Newtown-Harris School District to transportation coop

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education September 13th approved the addition of the Newtown-Harris School District to its transportation coop. Newtown will pay the Princeton School District for access to a mechanic. The annual fee of $8,000 will provide preventative maintenance, oil changes, bus inspections, computer diagnostics, and routine repairs. Grundy County R-5, Spickard, and […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approved extracurricular hires

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved extracurricular hires on September 13. T The new hires are Jessica Parsons for Scholar Bowl, Megan Brown for the Honor Society, and Andrea Luper for the yearbook. The board approved after-school staff contracts and the substitute teacher list. The tuition rate was set at $13,500 per year. The […]

Back To School, Are You Ready?

Area students return to the classroom this week

Classes begin today (Monday) in the Milan and Green City school districts, with many other area schools beginning classes on Tuesday or Wednesday. Those beginning school on Tuesday are Trenton, Grundy R-5, Chillicothe, Laredo, Princeton, North Mercer, Newtown Harris, Linn County of Purdin, and Gallatin. Wednesday is the first day of school for Pleasant View […]

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Tax rate set by Newtown-Harris Board of Education; meal prices increased by ten cents

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education set the tax rate and approved meal prices on August 13th. The tax rate was set at $6.6331 per $100 of assessed valuation. That is $.0726 higher than last year’s. Meal prices were increased by 10 cents for all categories. Prices for breakfast will be $1.70 for kindergarten through […]

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Charles Dayoub named as Special Agent in Charge of the Kansas City Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Charles A. Dayoub as the special agent in charge of the Kansas City Field Office in Missouri. Dayoub most recently served as a section chief in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.    Dayoub joined the FBI as a special agent in 2005. He was first assigned […]