Deputy Leadbetter and Zaki

Authorities conduct search of THS and TMS for narcotics

The Trenton Police Department reports nothing of evidentiary value was located during a search for illegal narcotics at Trenton High School and Middle School on Tuesday. Trenton Police officers, as well as Livingston County Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki, conducted the search at the request of the Trenton R-9 School District. THS Principal Kasey […]

Scholarship

Applications for Gene Kauffman Scholarship open Friday

The Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors has announced scholarship applications for the spring 2020 semester will be available on Friday, November 1, 2019. As per Kauffman’s wishes, the scholarship is available to non-smoking, unmarried female graduates of Mercer County high schools. Potential recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student in an […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education accepts bid to replace school boiler

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education has accepted a bid to replace the existing elementary school boiler with a new one. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports the accepted bid was from Weston Heating and Cooling, Incorporated for $14,075. Principal Amy Carlson reported that at a professional development day on October 11th, teachers shared ideas on how […]

Fields of Faith

Maryville football coach to be featured at Fields of Faith event in Trenton

A football coach for the Maryville Spoofhounds will be featured at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Ninth Annual Fields of Faith in Trenton. Food, fellowship, and tailgate games will begin at C. F. Russell Stadium on the evening of October 16, 2019, at 6 o’clock. Kellen Overstreet, who is an alumnus of Penny High School […]

Indictment

Twenty defendants in Missouri indicted in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Twenty defendants, primarily residents of Kansas City, Missouri, have been indicted for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy. Most of the defendants were arrested during a law enforcement operation last week that resulted in seizures of firearms, heroin and other illegal drugs, and large amounts of cash. Ladele D. Smith, also known as “Dellio” and […]

Scholarship

Thirty two women from North Mercer and Princeton awarded Gene Kauffman Foundation scholarships

The Board of Directors for the Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated, has approved the latest scholarship recipients. Thirty-two female graduates from North Mercer and Princeton high schools have been awarded a combined total of $126,398.98 in scholarships for the Fall 2019 semester. The Gene Kauffman Scholarship recipients provided signed statements saying they meet all criteria […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education approves programs

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education has approved its Homeless/Foster Care and Migrant Program. Principal Jill Sperry was approved as the coordinator for the program and the board approved the McKinney-Vento Act Dispute Resolution Process which regards the education of homeless children and youth. Academic tutoring and reading/retention programs were also approved and Sperry […]

Melissa Grandel Missouri Teacher of the Year 2019

Fordland R-III educator named 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year

The home page of the City of Fordland’s website provides a succinct description of what visitors will find in this quaint community, located in southern Webster County less than 30 miles east of Springfield. However, what the depiction fails to note, the education community in the region already knows: Melissa Grandel symbolizes what a top-flight […]

Chillicothe School Website

Chillicothe students to be busy with Homecoming activities this week

This is Chillicothe High School’s Homecoming Week with many activities planned for students. High School Principal Dan Nagel says the Homecoming Parade will start in Downtown Chillicothe Friday afternoon September 27, 2019, at 2:20. The football team will play Saint Pius the Tenth Friday night at 7 o’clock with Homecoming Coronation to follow the game. King […]

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 […]