White House

Missouri educators recognized by White House

Four Missouri teachers were among the 2017 and 2018 awardees honored by the White House for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Katherine Lodes (St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Louis), Shelley Paul (Anderson Elementary, McDonald Co. R-1), Terri Politte (Duello Elementary, Wentzville R-IV) and Stacey Wade (Frontier Middle, Wentzville R-IV) are […]

Marching Band in Parade

Trenton Marching Festival slated for October 19th

Approximately two dozen schools (23) will participate in the 23rd Annual Trenton Marching Festival next week in conjunction with the Missouri Day Festival. The event formerly known as the Missouri Day Marching Festival will include a parade, field show, drumline, and Colorguard competitions on October 19, 2019. Schools participating in the one-mile parade competition will […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee tackles busy agenda

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee this week discussed preparations for the Missouri Day Festival. Preparations will be similar to past years with volunteers staffing the Emergency Operations Center and assist with traffic and the parade route. Bill Brinton with Region H Hazmat brought lights for use at the festival as requested. He reported […]

Child Pornography

Truck driver, prior sex offender pleads guilty to child pornography

A Kentucky truck driver and prior sex offender pleaded guilty in federal court for transporting child pornography. Gregory Marshall, 58, of Paducah, Kentucky, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool. According to court documents, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper stopped the tractor-trailer Marshall was driving on U.S. Highway 60 in Wright County, […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court ponders whether voter ID law’s sworn statement should stay or go

The Missouri Supreme Court is deciding whether voters without a photo ID must sign a statement at the polls swearing they are who they say they are. The state is challenging Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan calling the language contradictory and misleading and ruling last year to get rid of the requirement. In Thursday’s […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri now accepting LIHEAP applications

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri is accepting applications for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Residents who are disabled or at least 60 years old can now submit applications and the agency will begin accepting program applications for other households on November 1st. The service will start on November 1st for the disabled […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Missouri man who tried to run woman off the road sentenced to 6-years for illegally possessing firearm

A Columbia, Missouri, man who tried to run a woman off the road and chased her into the police station, was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Daleron Michael Monroe, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to six years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered the […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Woman crashes after losing control, arrested on felony fugitive warrant out of Georgia

The Highway Patrol reports an Omaha, Nebraska woman sustained minor injuries in an accident at Fairport on Friday afternoon prior to being arrested on a fugitive warrant and other allegations. An ambulance transported 39-year-old Stephanie Robertson to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. The car Robertson drove traveled west on Northwest Camden Road west of Route […]

Tommy Wright Senior

Tommy Wright returns to law enforcement as Chief of Police in Greenwood, Missouri

Former Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright has returned to the field of law enforcement with another community. According to a Lee’s Summit Tribune Facebook entry, Tommy Wright Senior has accepted the role of Police Chief of Greenwood, which is a town of about 5,200 people. The community is located on the southern Jackson and northern […]

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 […]