Health News

Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

Dental Patient smiling

Give Kids a Smile Day: Missouri dentists help underserved kids

It’s “Give Kids a Smile Day,” when dozens of dentists provide free teeth cleaning to youngsters throughout Missouri. Dental disease is the most common chronic childhood illness, and one in five Missouri third-graders has untreated tooth decay. Kansas City area Pediatric Dentist Dr. Aaron Bumann says if left untreated, tooth decay can result in problems with eating, […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education extends Superintendent’s contract

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education extended contracts Thursday evening for Superintendent Dan Owens and Prekindergarten through 12th Grade Principal Wes Guilkey. Guilkey reports both contracts are now through the 2021-2022 school year. The salary has yet to be determined. Paraprofessional Anna DeMoss’s resignation was accepted. The board discussed makeup day procedures. North Mercer […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

With the potential for flooding, FEMA encourages residents to review flood insurance policies

The National Weather Service indicates there is a potential for Missouri to once again experience flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reports last year’s damage repairs are ongoing. FEMA calls its National Flood Insurance Program “a great way” to protect homes, businesses, or personal property. The National Flood Insurance Program reports just six inches of […]

FCCLA and STAR

Trenton Middle School and Trenton High School students participate in STAR events

Trenton Middle School and Trenton High School participated in Region II STAR Events held at the First Baptist Church in Chillicothe, Missouri on Tuesday, January 28 hosted by the Gallatin High School FCCLA Chapter. The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders […]

USDA Reconnect Program

USDA announces $61 million investment to bring broadband to rural Missourians

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $60.9 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 11,000 rural households, 81 farms, 73 businesses, 16 educational facilities, 12 critical community facilities, and two health care facilities in rural Missouri. […]

Charges Filed

23-year-old Moberly Correctional Center staff member free on bond after being charged with delivery of a controlled substance

The Moberly Correctional Center staff member arrested after the interception of contraband has been identified. Twenty-three-year-old Timothy Davis is free on bond after being charged with delivery of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Bond was originally set at $20,000, with arraignment scheduled in Randolph County on February 10th. An intelligence analyst and an […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education adopts school calendar for 2020-2021 while dealing with very busy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 school calendar on Tuesday evening. The first day of school for Trenton next school year will be August 25th, and the last day will be May 19th, 2021. Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels said the calendar includes eight make up days for days missed for […]