Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discusses graduation plans

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discussed the high school and elementary graduations at a meeting Thursday evening. Both ceremonies are scheduled for June 27th, with the elementary in the morning and high school in the afternoon. More details are to be determined in the near future. The board approved salary increases. Approval was […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves summer programs

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved summer programming dates during a meeting Monday. Summer programming is scheduled for June 1st through 12th and June 22nd through July 2nd. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis said the first session of summer programming will be virtual. There is a possibility the second session could be in-person, but an assessment […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education presented updates on summer sports and activities including graduation

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education heard updates on summer sports and activities as well as graduation last (Tuesday) evening. Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey, THS Assistant Principal John Cowling, and Athletic Director Wes Croy created the tentative schedule for summer sports and activities. It involves no sports or activities practices or contests in […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council approves Orscheln Tax Increment Financing plan

The Trenton City Council Monday night adopted six ordinances, one of which continues the process leading to the eventual construction of a new Orscheln’s Farm and Home Store at 28th Street and Highway 65. Following a required public hearing, the council voted to approve the Orscheln Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan, the redevelopment area, and […]

Kelly Pucket

Governor Mike Parson appoints Kelly Puckett as Grundy County Prosecutor

Governor Mike Parson today (Friday) appointed Kelly Puckett as the Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney. Puckett has served as the interim prosecuting attorney for the county since early 2019. Puckett succeeded Carrie Lamm Clark, who resigned. It was previously reported Clark resigned to take a full-time job as an advisor with the Missouri National Guard. Puckett […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve drafting ordinance on medical marijuana dispensary

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen Monday evening, on a split vote of three to one, approved drafting a city ordinance reducing the medical marijuana dispensary distance requirement from 1,000 feet to 100 feet from any church, school, or daycare. Board President Carol Walker was the no vote. The vote was taken after online survey results […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education raises high school tuition rate

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education on Thursday evening approved increasing the high school tuition to the state adequacy target of $6,375 for the 2020-2021 school year. Tuition had been $5,750 for high school and has not been increased in more than 20 years.  Elementary tuition remains at $4,500. The board approved the district […]

North Mercer School District Website V1

North Mercer school officially postpones graduation; accepts resignation

The North Mercer school has officially postponed a graduation ceremony until a later date. Superintendent Dan Owens reports discussions will be held with members of the senior class as to prospective dates to have prom, the senior trip, and graduation. Owens noted this will done after the Governor lifts the “stay at home” order. The […]