Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]

Deadly Shooting

Audio: Random shooting in southeast Missouri’s bootheel kills motorist

State troopers in southeast Missouri’s Bootheel need your help in finding a suspect who shot and killed another motorist in a random incident near Caruthersville. Missourinet Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS reports the victim and a male friend were driving on Highway U at about 9 Friday morning when a vehicle began tailgating them before […]

MU School of Medicine

MU School of Medicine receives nearly $5 million in grants to train more rural Missouri doctors

The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received two Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling nearly $5 million to increase the number of doctors in Missouri and address the physician shortages in rural parts of the state. A Missouri Hospital Association study last year predicted a shortage of up to 49,000 primary care […]

Princeton Missouri School District Website

Princeton R-5 Board of Education approves salary schedules

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved various actions during a special budget meeting Thursday evening. One of those was the approval of the 2019-2020 preliminary budget, which projects revenues of $5,199,252 and expenditures of $5,323,322 leaving a projected deficit of $124,070. The Princeton R-5 School District passed a six point two million dollar bond […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education accepts contracts for Superintendent and Principal

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education has accepted contracts for a Superintendent and a Principal for next school year. The contract for Superintendent came from Lucas McKinnis and the contract for kindergarten through 12th-grade principal came from Amy Carlson. Bookkeeper Amanda Neff says McKinnis is coming from Bernie High School and Carlson is coming from West […]

Trenton R-9 school district hires new staff members

Trenton Board of Education approves new hires and accepts two resignations

Following an executive session Tuesday night for personnel, the Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved several hirings and accepted two resignations of non-certified staff. Information provided Wednesday morning by the Trenton R-9 School District office shows new instructors for the coming school year are Emily Reardon, who will be high school health and physical education […]

Cellphones in the Classroom

Trenton R-9 Board of Education tackles issue of cell phone use in classrooms

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved student handbooks at a meeting Tuesday evening, with the exception of 90% attendance for trips, assemblies, and dances in the Trenton High School and Middle School handbooks, on a split vote. Board member David Whitaker moved, and Dorothy Taul seconded the motion, which passed three to two. Board […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years for drug trafficking that led to kidnapping, torture

Two men have been sentenced in federal court this week for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that led to the kidnapping and torture of an Independence, Missouri, man. Gerald L. Holmes, also known as “Jerry” or “Joker,” 27, and Richard M. Phoenix, also known as “Snake,” 77, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. […]