Audio: Missouri’s Governor discusses social distancing, utility shutoffs and daycare Impacts from Coronavirus

Missouri’s governor continues to urge you to practice social distancing and to wash your hands with soap regularly, due to coronavirus concerns.  Parson spoke to Capitol reporters Wednesday night after he announced there are now 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.     He says all of the major utility companies that operate […]

Princeton Missouri School District Website

Princeton Board of Education approves teaching contracts for 2020-21 school year

Personnel decisions were made at two meetings this week of the Princeton R-5 board of education. On Monday night, the board approved teaching contracts for the upcoming school year (2020-21). A resignation was accepted from 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade teacher Jillian Marsh. Athletic and activities extra duty contracts were approved. At an executive session meeting yesterday, […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves renewing all tenured teacher contracts

Following an executive session last evening, the Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved renewing all tenured teacher contracts. Members also approved renewing contracts of three probationary teachers Micah Burkeybile for the Title One program and Sarah Young in first and second grades; and Abbie Herrold for part-time physical education and health. In other actions, the […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education hires additional teacher for next school year

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education agreed on hiring an additional elementary school teacher for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday evening. Also approved was the seventh and eighth-grade science fair winners attending the Regional Science Fair in Saint Joseph March 27th and the first and second grades going on a field trip to […]

NCMC Geyer Hall

NCMC Board of Trustees approve personnel actions

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved several personnel actions Tuesday evening. One action was an increase in salary for several Trio staff members to align with national Trio salary surveys. Student Support Services changes included Stacey Russell’s salary increasing from $24,877 to $27,000 for a 10-month, 80% time contract, John Wilbur’s salary […]

Gene Cowherd is one of three Barry County producers working with MU Extension agronomist Tim Schnakenberg to establish warm-season grasses through the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Southwest Missouri producer sees success in first-year warm-season crop

The sea of native warm-season grass on Gene Cowherd’s Barry County farm is a reminder of a time when buffalo grazed tall prairie grasses. Cowherd’s first-year grasses stand more than 6 feet high with thick, green undergrowth. The grasses are part of a diverse grazing system that also includes alfalfa, Bermuda grass, orchardgrass, red clover, […]