Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris school closed due to bed bugs

Classes were canceled again today for the Newtown-Harris School as a professional exterminator is expected today after a school employee discovered evidence of bed bugs in a single location of the high school building. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis sent a letter to parents Monday providing an update on the situation. After the bed bugs evidence was […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Teacher threatened as parental custody issue erupts at Chillicothe school

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports an investigation into a disgruntled parent yelling, cursing, and making threats at a teacher this week led to the arrest of a 32-year-old woman for disorderly conduct. The woman was issued a summons, released pending a court date, and advised by School Resource Officer Eric Menconi she was not […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves property and liability insurance cost

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education this week approved insurance to be provided by the Missouri United School Insurance Council for 2020. Superintendent Phil Fox reports the property and liability insurance will cost $36,206, which is up about $650 from 2019. Updates were approved to the District Wellness Plan involving personnel changes. The board […]

FFA Website

Two northern Missouri students are national winners of agriculture proficiency awards at FFA Convention

Northern Missouri has two first-place national winners of agriculture proficiency awards at the annual FFA Convention. They are Kylynn Mallen of Cameron and Amelia Liebhart of the Bucklin Chapter. Two other national finalists represented northern Missouri. Teresa Yoder of Trenton and Addison Burns of Gallatin were in the top four of their respective ag proficiency […]

Child Waiting in Doctor's Office

Report finds Missouri declining in children’s health coverage

Missouri is among states experiencing a serious erosion in children’s health coverage, according to a new report. The findings, released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, indicated there were 12,000 more uninsured Missouri kids in 2018 than in 2016, a 17% increase. Traci Gleason, vice president for internal affairs at the Missouri Budget Project, […]

Teresa Yoder Meat Processing

T.K.’s Processing, owned by Teresa Yoder, brings business experience and awards

For a 17- or 18-year-old, procrastination often comes easy. Yet digging in and getting the work done is what helped Trenton FFA member Teresa Yoder become a national finalist in the agricultural processing proficiency award area. T.K.’s Processing is a 50/50 joint venture Yoder owns with her mom. The supervised agricultural experience project came about […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Library to hold special session of “We Read Story Time”

The Livingston County Library in Chillicothe will hold special afternoon sessions of its Wee Read Story Time in November and December. There will not be a storytime on November 28th. There will be stories, fingerplays, songs, and rhymes targeted at children two to five years old on Thursdays at 1:30 from November 7th through December […]