Scott Fitzpatrick

Missouri schools must comply with COVID ruling to win treasurer approval of bond deals

(Missouri Independent) – If school districts want to take advantage of a lower interest rate on bonds, Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is requiring them to certify compliance with a recent court ruling targeting local health orders before his office will approve of the deal. Fitzpatrick detailed the decision he described as “unprecedented” in an interview Wednesday […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson makes appointments to various boards; Cameron man appointed to Missouri State Fair Commission

 Governor Mike Parson announced five appointments to various boards and commissions and filled two-county office vacancies.  Robert Connell, of Troy, was appointed to the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee.  Mr. Connell has been with the City of St. John Police Department since 2002 and has continuously advanced through the ranks to his current position as Police Chief. […]

School Threat

Threat received by Cameron R-1 School District results in arrest of 17-year-old teenager

An investigation into a threat received by the Cameron R-1 School District on Tuesday evening, October 26, 2021, resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old teenager. According to Detective Sergeant Dan Miller with the Cameron Police Department, the school administration and the school resource officer contacted the police and reported the threat that was made […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson to speak at MU Extension Workforce Summit

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will speak at the Oct. 26 University of Missouri Extension Workforce Summit in Ashland. The summit will highlight Ashland’s Central Missouri Workforce Development Center, a community-led initiative designed to create a pipeline of skilled workers for the area. Parson will be introduced by MU Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall […]

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Department of Natural Resources awards $339,559 grant to Ludlow

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources awarded $339,559 in financial assistance through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regionalization Incentive Grant program to the village of Ludlow. The funding will be used to construct a connection between Ludlow’s wastewater treatment system and the Southwest Livingston County R-1 School. This grant will fund 100% of the […]

COVID-19 Delta Variant

COVID cases among children rising as Missouri Delta variant wave enters fifth month

(Missouri Independent) – Clay LaRue, superintendent of the Van Buren R-1 School District, made a tough decision Sunday. With COVID-19 cases spiking in Carter County in southeast Missouri, and many of those infections among very young children, LaRue shut down the district’s pre-kindergarten program for two weeks. He had previously directed faculty, staff, and students […]

Tori Guffey Putnam County Tech SOTM

Tori Guffey is Putnam County Career and Technical Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Tori Guffey as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for April 2021. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Election Day April 6, 2021

A preview of choices voters will see during today’s election in northern Missouri

In addition to candidates for public office, election ballots in the Green Hills Region today feature numerous ballot issues with polls open until 7 o’clock tonight. The city of Trenton offers the local use tax question which will be decided by the voters of the four wards of Trenton. All voters of Grundy county determine […]

Justin Webb

Justin Webb recognized as Putnam County School District Career and Technical Education Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Justin Webb as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for March 2021. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Maggie Fernandez

Maggie Fernandez is Putnam County Career and Technical Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Maggie Fernandez as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for February 2021. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Abbie Casady as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month

Abbie Casady is Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for January 2021

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Abbie Casady as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for January 2021. This is the second time Abbie has been chosen as CTE Student of the Month. She also recognized in February of 2020. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on […]

Cooper Stanley Putnam County High School senior as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month

Putnam County R-1 School District recognizes Cooper Stanley as Career and Technical Education Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recognized Cooper Stanley as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for December 2020. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom and […]

Kaitlyn Rouse Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for November 2020

Kaitlyn Rouse selected as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Kaitlyn Rouse as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for November 2020. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Green City R-1 School Website

Green City school dismisses early due to illness, Thursday designated at “Virtual Education Day”

The Green City R-1 School District has announced the dismissal of classes at 12:45 Wednesday, October 21st due to a large number of staff members out of the building due to illness. Classes will not be in session Thursday, October 22nd, either. Green City R-1 reported it has not had reports of positive COVID-19 tests […]

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Trump Administration invests more than $5.5 million to support economic development in rural Missouri

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, announced eight rural electric cooperatives will receive a total of $5,552,000 to create jobs and increase economic opportunities throughout the state. Rural electric cooperative partnerships are critical in working with rural communities to increase economic development and providing […]

Tristan Cullum Putnam County Student of Month

Tristan Cullum is Putnam County School District Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Tristan Cullum as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for September 2020. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Macon Tigers

Virtual instruction implemented as Macon School District hit hard with COVID-19

The Macon R-1 School District is dealing with a considerable number of students and staff affected by COVID-19. The numbers have gone up to the point that the Macon High School and Career Center as of Tuesday went to all virtual or on-line instruction. Information from Superintendent Scott Jarvis said students have tested positive at […]

Macon Tigers

Student at Macon R-1 School District tests positive for COVID-19

The Macon R-1 School District has announced it was made aware Wednesday, September 2nd of a positive COVID-19 test from a sixth-grade student. Superintendent Scott Jarvis notes the student was asymptomatic and has been at school all week. Two other sixth grade students are scheduled to be tested for COVID-19 Thursday, September 3rd. Macon is […]

Maysville R-1 School District

Maysville R-1 School District reports active case of COVID-19

The Maysville R-1 School District reports there is an active case of COVID-19 within the district. Superintendent Chris Heslinga notes he cannot specify if the case involves a staff member or student due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). He reports classes are being held as normal, and cleaning measures for COVID-19 […]