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Twenty six women from Mercer County receive scholarships

Twenty-six women from Mercer County are the latest recipients of Gene Kauffman Scholarships. Collectively, the female graduates of North Mercer and Princeton High School received $141,539 in the Kauffman scholarships for the spring semester. Of the 26 recipients, ten are enrolled at North Central Missouri College. Each student provided signed statements that they met the […]

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Gilman City Board of Education offers contract to Jill Sperry for 2022-2023 school year

After the conclusion of an executive session on February 16, the Gilman City R-4 Board of Education offered a principal contract to Jill Sperry for the 2022-2023 school year. The salary will be determined later. Sperry is the current principal. During the regular meeting, the board approved the At-Risk and Drop Out Rate Evaluation and […]

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Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves senior trip; approve sophomores attending prom

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education on February 16th approved allowing sophomores to attend prom. The high school building was approved for after-prom activities. A senior trip was approved to take place May 16th through 19th. Daya Allnutt was chosen as the district representative for the Jack Holley/Missouri Unified School Insurance Council Scholarship Program. […]

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Gallatin Board of Education approves calendar for 2022-2023; board accepts superintendent’s resignation

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education on February 16th voted to offer the superintendent position to the current Gallatin Middle School principal. Doctor Justin Collins was offered the position with a three-year contract, beginning July 1st. The board accepted the resignation of current Superintendent Doctor Bryan Copple in December. His resignation will become effective June […]

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U.S. Department of Justice sues Missouri over law blocking enforcement of federal gun regulations

(Missouri Independent) – A controversial Missouri gun law that penalizes police for enforcing federal gun laws is facing a new legal challenge from the U.S. Justice Department. On Wednesday, the department filed suit to prevent Missouri from enforcing its Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA), a law that allows citizens to file suit for up to […]

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Princeton Board of Education approves school calendar for 2022-2023; changes time school is to begin and end

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education on February 14th approved the 2022-2023 school calendar and changed school hours. The first day of school will be August 23rd, and the last day is scheduled for May 19th, 2023. Snow days are built into the calendar that totals 1,109 hours. For the 2022-2023 school year, the day […]

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North Mercer Board of Education adopts 2022-2023 calendar; district will switch insurance companies

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education adopted a 2022-2023 school calendar on February 14th. The start date will be August 23rd, and the last day of school is scheduled for May 17th, 2023. North Mercer has decided to switch insurance companies effective March 1st. Missouri United Educators Health Plan will provide services until July […]

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Trenton City Council completes financing on water treatment plant improvements

The Trenton City Council Monday night adopted two ordinances and accepted three bids. Financing is complete on $2,500,000 to make improvements at the Trenton water treatment plant. The council voted six to nothing to enter into a lease-purchase transaction with Central Bank of the Midwest at Kansas City as the lessor and Missouri Association of […]

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North Mercer R-3 Board of Education to meet on Monday; will consider next year’s school calendar

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education will consider adopting the 2022-2023 school calendar next week. The board will also consider accepting a resignation at a meeting on February 14th at 6 pm. Other items on the agenda include the March board meeting date, budget review, and planning, and an insurance update. There are to […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves health insurance plan; hold discussion on coop for football

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved the district health insurance provider on February 9th. The provider will be the Ozarks School Benefits Association, and the district will pay $575.82. Contract extensions were approved for Superintendent Doctor Lucas McKinnis and Kindergarten through 12th Grade Principal Kim Palmer. Counselor Megan Brown’s resignation was approved. The board […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education hears presentation from Trenton Teachers Association on 4-day school week

Joel Hultman with the Trenton Teachers Association presented preliminary research regarding a four-day school week during the Trenton R-9 Board of Education meeting February 8th. The board took no action on the matter. Hultman reported a survey of teachers showed many wanted more information on a four-day school week. None of the questions specifically asked […]

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Ketanji Brown Jackson considered among Biden’s top candidates for the U.S. Supreme Court

(Missouri Independent) – With the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer by this summer, President Joe Biden has said he will fulfill a campaign promise of appointing a Black woman to an open seat on the highest court in the land. A top contender, who was even vetted by the Obama administration in 2016 as […]

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Gilman City Board of Education accepts resignations from three individuals

At a meeting of the Gilman City Board of Education, three resignations were accepted and one re-employment was announced. According to information from the Gilman City school, resignations are from Part-time business teacher Karen Sager; part-time elementary music instructor Sarah Clark and from high school softball coach Holly Preston. The board of education re-hired Roger […]

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Gallatin Board of Education to consider approval of sports cooperative with Jamesport at Wednesday meeting

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education on January 19, 2022. will consider approval of cooperative baseball and junior high and high school football with the Jamesport Tri-County School District. A meeting is scheduled to be in the Gallatin High School library at 6 pm. Board Secretary Vicki Corwin notes the meeting may be moved to […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approve personnel actions; five file for seats on the Board of Education

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved personnel actions on January 12th. Mic Halferty was approved as a substitute and hired to fill the upcoming maintenance position in school year 2022-2023. Samantha Miller was hired to coach elementary basketball. The board approved transferring $50,000 from the General Fund to the Capital Projects Fund. Superintendent Doctor […]

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Princeton Board of Education approves extended COVID-19 leave; evaluating possibility of participation in Grand River Conference

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved a resolution to extend COVID-19 leave through June 2022 during a closed session on January 10th. The resolution supports the extension of paid leave for all employees instructed not to report to work and who did not exhaust the former Emergency Paid Sick Leave. The Families First Coronavirus […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education hears evaluation reports on multiple programs at Tuesday meeting

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education heard evaluation reports on multiple programs on January 11th. Trenton Middle School Principal Daniel Gott presented the Health Services Evaluation Report, which was submitted by school nurses Tasha McCall and Tyann Cox. Gott said health office visits for the 2020-2021 school year included 33 for preschool, 4,237 for kindergarten […]