Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial in Jefferson City

Missouri to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during memorial service on Capitol grounds

The Department of Public Safety announced details of two ceremonies to be held on April 30 and May 1 at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol to honor Missouri law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate price for protecting their communities. DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Deric Clark will be one […]

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Chicago man charged with money laundering in Harrison County after authorities find $28,000 cash in vehicle

A Chicago man has been charged in Harrison County with felony money laundering or attempted money laundering. Online court information shows an initial arraignment is scheduled for May 5th for 32-year-old Sydney Eghan. A probable cause statement from Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeffery Owen says $28,000-worth of currency was found in a plastic bag behind the […]

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Grundy County Commission approves bids for piping, culverts and fuel

The Grundy County Commission approved the replacement of the transmission in an ambulance and accepted bids for pipe and fuel on March 30th. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray reports the Ford OEM replacement transmission for Grundy County Ambulance Medic 2 is estimated to cost $5,000. A bid for metal pipes was accepted from Metal Culverts. The […]

Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Photos: Thirty Missouri FFA and 4-H sophomores selected to attend 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced 30 high school sophomores were selected to participate in the 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Students selected will spend several days in June in the Mid-Missouri region exploring careers in agriculture, building leadership skills, and learning more about farming, ranching, and food production. “Giving back to agriculture is important and […]

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North Mercer Board of Education approves addition to base salary schedule; senior trip to Florida approved

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved items related to the salary schedule on March 8th. Seven hundred fifty dollars was added to the base salary schedule, and each teacher will receive steps on the salary schedule. After the increase, North Mercer’s base salary will be $30,250. Other personnel will receive a two-point-five percent […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address personnel matters at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved multiple personnel matters on Tuesday evening, February 23rd. One personnel matter involved the resignation of the Director of Admissions and Marketing Kristie Cross. Her last day on campus will be March 19th. She will then take vacation time, and her official last day will be May […]

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Biden backs reparations study, as House Democrats push for commission

(Missouri Independent) – The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a hearing on legislation that would set up a reparations commission. But White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stopped short of saying Biden would sign the bill under consideration […]

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North Mercer Board of Education continues contract with Principal Wes Guilkey

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education continued a two-year contract for Preschool through 12th Grade Principal Wes Guilkey the evening of February 10th. The final salary is to be determined. Science Teacher Dan Martin was offered a contract to coach the academic team. A contract was offered to Preschool Teacher Joanne Fisher to be […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 4-years without parole for illegal firearm and making threatening phone call to airport

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm and for making a threatening phone call that caused disruption at the Springfield National Airport. Dustin B. Gowens, 39, of Springfield was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to four years in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 22, 2020, […]

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Department of Justice arrests 11 individuals on drug conspiracy and dog fighting charges

An indictment was unsealed charging 11 individuals on a 136-count federal indictment including violations of drug conspiracy, drug possession, and drug possession with the intent to distribute, and violations of the dogfighting prohibitions of the federal Animal Welfare Act, and conspiracy to commit the same. The defendants include Jarvis Lockett, 40, of Warner Robins, Georgia; […]

Trenton High School

Trenton R-9 Courtwarming candidates announced

The Trenton R-9 Courtwarming candidates have been announced. Senior candidates are Krista Ewing, Melanie Guerrero, Emily Owen, Preston Harris, Royce Jackson, and Kayden Spencer. Other candidates are juniors Jenna Reeter and Kaden Owen, sophomores Makayla Hamilton and Tucker Otto, and freshmen Madi Moore and Gabe Novak. Trenton High School Assistant Principal John Cowling reports Courtwarming […]

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North Central Missouri College Foundation announces Allied Health Scholarship Awards

“Through the generosity of others in the form of endowed funds or the giving of a gift each year, the NCMC Foundation is honored to announce that over $56,000 was recently awarded to NCMC Nursing and Health Sciences students,” commented NCMC Director of Development Alicia Endicott.  “53 awards were recently made during the fall 2020 […]

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North Mercer Board of Education informed that health insurance rates to increase by almost 20 percent

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education was notified on November 9th that health insurance rates will go up 19.9% for a cost nearing $800. The district previously set a cap of $600 per employee for health insurance. The new rates would become effective in January. Superintendent Dan Owens will discuss the matter with teachers […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address busy agenda including hiring of new personnel

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved multiple personnel-related items on Tuesday evening, October 27th. Hirings included Shiann Campbell of Edgerton as full-time Campus Store Associate—Retail at $11.01 per hour. She began the position on October 19th. Zane Robinson of Trenton was hired as a full-time IT Helpdesk Specialist at $14.65 per hour. […]

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Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission to require annual de-escalation and implicit bias training

The Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission has voted to require annual training in de-escalation techniques and recognizing implicit bias for all Missouri law enforcement officers. Missouri officers will take a one-hour course in each area as part of their required 24-hours of annual continuing education training. “At its June meeting, I challenged the […]