Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education accepts resignations, offers contracts and amends policy regarding retirement

Personnel actions announced by the Gilman City R-4 School District include resignations from high school physical education teacher Adam Clark and high school and elementary art Ryleigh Hightree. Non-tenured staff offered contracts for next year at Gilman City were Troy Malone, Melody Prescott, Kaitlyn Eoff, Keely Waddle, Hailey Francis, and Cheryl Witten. Offered contracts to […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education address personnel in closed session

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education took action on personnel matters in a closed session on March 17th. Mike Hostetter was hired as the Trenton Middle School assistant principal. Hostetter is currently the seventh through 12th-grade principal at Milan C-2. Superintendent Mike Stegman reports current TMS Assistant Principal Jackie Price has been transferred to an English […]

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Audio: Princeton Board of Education votes to remain in the Grand River Conference East, will play 11-man football

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education on March 14th voted six to one to remain in the Grand River Conference East and to continue to play 11-man football. Board Member Marcie Davis voted no. Superintendent Jerry Girdner says discussion about the potential change to the GRC West and to eight-man football came after Head Football […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View planning annual extravaganza; coop agreements approved with Laredo and Trenton schools

The Pleasant View R-6 school near Trenton is planning its annual extravaganza with several activities on March 26th beginning at 5:30 pm. One of the events is a dodge ball tournament and another is a benefit auction with all proceeds going to the Kaley Williams family and the Pleasant View R-6 Community Club. Also scheduled […]

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Trenton Board of Education announces resignations, new hires and salaries for school administrators

Following an executive session, the Trenton R-9 Board of Education on Tuesday night made several personnel decisions and set salaries for school administrators. Resignations were accepted from Kayla Horton for special education at the elementary level and Cara Leininger as a pre-school teacher. All probationary teachers at Trenton were offered a contract for next year. […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education accepts health insurance bid; field trips approved for kindergarten through eighth grade

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education on March 7th took action on health insurance for 2022-2023. Ozarks School Benefits Association was accepted. The school will pay $540 plus vision and life insurance. Secretary Robin Griswold reports employees can choose between seven different plans, including HSAs and PPOs. Some of the plans cost more than $540. […]

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Parson digs in against evidence absolving reporter he accused of being a ‘hacker’

(Missouri Independent) – Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday once again refused to accept the conclusions of an investigation by the highway patrol and Cole County prosecutor surrounding a reporter who uncovered a security flaw in a state website.  Speaking to a gathering of reporters and editors in the governor’s mansion for Missouri Press Association Day, […]

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Missouri State Auditor gives Clay County Commission’s office rating of “Poor”; details how commissioners obstructed audit process

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued her office’s audit of the Clay County Commission, which was initiated by a citizen petition in 2018. The report follows repeated but ultimately unsuccessful efforts by former county commissioners to impede the completion of the audit. The report, which gave a rating of “poor” – the lowest possible […]

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Another candidate files for office of Public Administrator

Another candidate has filed in Grundy County for the August 2nd Primary Election. Adria Moore filed for the unexpired term of public administrator. Moore was appointed to the position following the resignation of previous public administrator Jill Eaton. Previous filings in Grundy County were incumbents Phillip Ray for presiding commissioner, Steve Hudson for associate circuit […]

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Coalition of 13 attorneys general call for resignation of Alejandro Mayorkas’ at Department of Homeland Security

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, along with 13 other attorneys general are calling for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ resignation. In a letter, citing the continued failure to enforce federal law and secure the southwest border, the coalition of 14 state attorneys general is demanding that Secretary Mayorkas leave office as his […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees hear reports, work continues on former US Bank building

Multiple reports were given at the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting February 22nd. Vice President of Student Affairs Doctor Kristen Alley reported NCMC’s graduation rate is 42%, and the withdrawal rate is 39%. NCMC is the only community college in the state to have a higher graduation rate than a withdrawal rate. […]

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Missouri man indicted for child pornography on workplace computer

A Missouri man was indicted by a federal grand jury after child pornography was found on his workplace computer. Shane Tyler Barton, 55, of Carthage, was charged with receiving and distributing child pornography in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo. The indictment replaces a criminal complaint that was filed against Barton […]

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State judges across the U.S. face growing GOP pushback against rulings in election cases

Missouri Independent) – In mid-December, Texas’ highest criminal court revoked the state attorney general’s ability to use his office to prosecute election-related cases without the request of a district or county attorney. In an 8-1 opinion, the all-Republican court weakened Attorney General Ken Paxton’s power to independently go after perpetrators of voter fraud, a problem he says […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees to meet on Tuesday

The agenda has been announced for Tuesday’s meeting of North Central Missouri College Trustees. The board meeting begins at 5:30 pm in the Frey Administrative Center on the college campus in Trenton. The meeting will begin with employee introductions, a presentation by the digital media club, and then various reports from Head Start, the vice […]

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Gallatin Board of Education approves calendar for 2022-2023; board accepts superintendent’s resignation

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education on February 16th voted to offer the superintendent position to the current Gallatin Middle School principal. Doctor Justin Collins was offered the position with a three-year contract, beginning July 1st. The board accepted the resignation of current Superintendent Doctor Bryan Copple in December. His resignation will become effective June […]

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Princeton Board of Education approves school calendar for 2022-2023; changes time school is to begin and end

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education on February 14th approved the 2022-2023 school calendar and changed school hours. The first day of school will be August 23rd, and the last day is scheduled for May 19th, 2023. Snow days are built into the calendar that totals 1,109 hours. For the 2022-2023 school year, the day […]

Donald Kauerauf, the director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, speaks during a press conference at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City on July 21, 2021

Before ouster, Missouri health director drafted a letter to senators that was never sent

(Missouri Independent) – On the Friday before a drawn-out confirmation battle ended with his ouster from office, Missouri state Health Director Donald Kauerauf wrote an impassioned letter meant to convince conservative legislators who were on the fence about his appointment.  The message: While he believed in vaccines and data and science, he didn’t believe in vaccine […]