U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley: increases in social isolation from pandemic may be contributing to surges in drug addiction

Missouri’s junior senator is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the mental health needs of Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R) has written a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, calling on the agency to deploy more of the $425 million that Congress appropriated to […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves additional CARES Act funding

The Grundy County Commission approved CARES Act funding the morning of Tuesday, September 15th. The Community Food Pantry of Grundy County was pre-approved for $35,000 for a walk-in cooler. The food pantry is an entity under the Grundy County Senior Tax Board. Distributions totaled $1,091.70 for the Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled for […]

MDC Hunter Online Education Course

Missouri Department of Conservation offering hunter education certification online

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds Missourians ages 16 and older they may obtain their hunter-education certification through an all-online format. The online option allows Missourians ages 16 and older to complete their certification at their convenience at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The all-online format is available at https://www.hunter-ed.com/missouri/. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person […]

Marceline Schools

Marceline R-5 School District reports staff member testing positive for COVID-19

The Marceline R-5 School District announces a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating, as recommended by the Linn County Health Department. Superintendent Brian Sherrow says the exposure that led to the positive test did not occur in the school environment. The health department is contact tracing and determined no students are […]

Chillicothe R-2 School

Staff member at Chillicothe R-2 School District tests positive for COVID-19

Chillicothe R-2 Superintendent Dan Wiebers reports the school district has been notified a teaching aide at the middle school tested positive for COVID-19. District staff and the Livingston County Health Center have contact traced individuals who may have come into contact with the teaching aide. The health center notified those who were within six feet […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Princeton School District working with Mercer County Health Department as staff member confirmed COVID-19 positive

The Princeton School District plans on having classes on Tuesday, September 1, as scheduled although the community learned on Monday that a staff member at the elementary school has tested positive for COVID-19. The Princeton School District reports it’s working closely with the Mercer County Health Department and all close contacts have been notified. Meanwhile, […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Staff member at Marceline R-5 School District tests positive for COVID-19

A staff member of the Marceline R-5 School District tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Brian Sherrow wrote in a letter that the person and his or her immediate household members are self-isolating as recommended by the Linn County Health Department. The health department is contact tracing and has determined no students of Marceline R-5 were […]

Education and Teachers

Missouri panel to request temporary removal of districts serving as MOCAP gatekeeper

The Missouri Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education is drafting a letter to send to Gov. Mike Parson to request temporary removal of school districts serving as the gatekeeper of Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, or MOCAP. Due to COVID-19, more families are choosing to move their kids to virtual learning. During a committee […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves re-opening procedures; meal prices increased

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education the evening of Monday, August 10th approved reopening procedures for staff and students. A Grundy County CARES Act agreement was also approved. Meal prices were increased by 10 cents. The increase applies to all student and adult breakfasts and lunches. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis was approved as the Migratory and […]