Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education approves co-op baseball with Princeton

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved 21st Century grant employee contracts Wednesday evening. The extra-duty contracts will be paid through a federal grant. A one-year cooperative was approved for baseball with the Princeton School District. It was decided to continue cheerleading and dance and to have dance performances at the halftime of basketball […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education to hold community meeting on 4-day week

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved after-school program contracts, the Local Program Compliance Statement, and the substitute list Monday. Policy updates were also passed. There was a discussion on how to move forward with the elementary school boiler. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis thanked the staff for its “excellent” handling of a lockdown last week. He […]

Homecoming

Six vie for title in Miss and Junior Miss Mercer competition

Six participants competed in the Miss and Junior Miss Mercer Contest Thursday evening. Raygen Vincent was named Miss Mercer, and Zoe Fisher was named Junior Miss Mercer. The other Miss Mercer candidates were Jordan Coon and Nina Aguinia and the other Junior Miss Mercer candidates were Kylie Hold and Isabel Jones. Jennifer Wilson with the […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation awards 14 grants to schools

The trustees of the GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated have awarded 14 grants totaling $7,313. Education grants were awarded to elementary schools, including Laredo R-7 and South Harrison R-2 of Bethany; school districts, including North Harrison R-3 of Eagleville, Gilman City R-4, North Mercer R-3 of Mercer, Princeton R-5, Trenton R-9, Newtown-Harris R-3 of Newtown, and […]

Train Derails South of Mercer

Video: Union Pacific train carrying sand derails south of Mercer

A train with cars carrying sand derailed south of Mercer Thursday morning. Union Pacific Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations Kristen South reports a southbound train derailed about 70 cars near the intersection of U. S. Highway 65 and Destiny Loop. No hazardous materials were spilled, and no injuries were reported with South […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education tackles multiple agenda items at Thursday meeting

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved several employee positions Thursday evening. Rachael Spence was approved as the 2019-2020 district drug testing coordinator. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis will be the Title 9 district compliance coordinator. Part-time positions were also approved, including substitute bus drivers, custodians, and kitchen and teaching positions. The board approved a dairy bid […]