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Area Teachers and Voice of Democracy essay winners honored at VFW District meeting in Carrollton

Essay winners and teachers were honored at the VFW District One meeting held Saturday in Carrollton. Voice of Democracy Essay winners were 1st place Rhea Krumpelman of Marceline R-5 High School, 2nd Place Mason Morris of Princeton R-5 High School, and 3rd place Abby Jones of the Tina-Avalon High School. Patriots Pen Essay winners were […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves insurance quote, reviews grant and approves bus routes

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education on December 14th approved an insurance quote for Missouri United School Insurance Council general liability coverage for the district. The cost for the standard policy is $37,804. A $4 million umbrella policy was also approved at $1,536. The board approved the Return to Instruction Plan and the test […]

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University of Missouri Extension to offer farm tax workshops

The University of Missouri Extension will offer free workshops in December to help farmers and ranchers with tax-related issues. The workshops will be held in several locations on December 1 and 2, 2021, from 6:15 to 8:30 in the evening. Area locations for December 1 include the Mercer County Extension Center of Princeton, Forage Systems Research Center […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education declines the use of “Test to Stay” COVID protocol

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education voted October 18, 2021, to DECLINE the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education COVID-19 Test to Stay option for students and staff. The board accepted a bid from Ace Roofing for cafeteria roof repairs for $11,172. A Princeton bus mechanic proposal was approved. Superintendent Erica Eakes reports the Princeton […]

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USDA invests more than $1 million to support rural Missouri businesses

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced 19 organizations statewide are being awarded a total of $1,006,698 to create jobs and increase economic opportunities throughout the state. “USDA Rural Development has worked tirelessly to support rural Missouri businesses throughout the pandemic,” said Thomas. “The Rural Business Development Grants […]

Take Back Drugs

Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take-Back Day is October 23

Law enforcement will collect unwanted prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take-Back Day. Medications will be collected at various locations on October 23, 2021, from 10 to 2 o’clock. Area locations in Missouri include the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Police Department, and Gower Police Department. Locations in Iowa include the Appanoose County Sheriff’s […]

Spickard School

Spickard R-2 Board of Education addresses a number of issues at Monday meeting

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education on September 20, 2021, approved changing the custodian position from part-time to full-time. Paula Fagan was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board. Superintendent Erica Eakes reports the term will go until the election in April. Fagan was the only applicant for the position.  Eakes says the position was […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of three on Saturday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Montezuma, Iowa resident was arrested Saturday night in Clinton County. Thirty-nine-year-old Ryan Major was accused of felony unlawful possession of a firearm, resisting arrest for a felony and misdemeanor counts of unlawful use of a weapon, fourth-degree assault, driving while intoxicated, and operating a vehicle without a valid […]

Grundy R-5 School

Masks optional in school buildings for students and staff, mandatory on school buses in Grundy R-5 School District

The Grundy R-5 Board of Education has approved a resolution for COVID-19 mitigation strategies. Masks will be optional in all school buildings for students and staff. Masks will be required for students and the driver to ride on school buses. Other strategies include social distancing when possible, extra cleaning of all surfaces, and assigned seats […]

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Afghan evacuees to arrive in the U.S. through Virginia and Wisconsin military bases

(Missouri Independent) – The first U.S. stop for the nearly 2,000 Afghan interpreters and other refugees evacuated so far amid the collapse of the Afghan government has been central Virginia’s Fort Lee military base. Tapped for its East Coast location and its ability to quickly ramp up to serve as a temporary host installation, the Army […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two on Saturday evening

The highway patrol reports a Mercer resident was arrested Saturday evening in Mercer County. Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Penrod was accused of felony first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, failure to drive on the right half of the road resulting in an accident, and no valid driver’s license. Penrod was being held by […]

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USDA invests $910,000 to improve rural water infrastructure in Jackson County

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $910,000 to modernize rural drinking water infrastructure in Jackson County, benefitting nearly 3.000 rural Missourians. “Every community, large and small, needs safe, reliable access to necessities like clean water,” Thomas said. “Rural Development congratulates Public Water Supply […]

Marty Liles District Engineer NW District MoDOT

Native north Missourian and long time employee named as NW District Engineer for MoDOT

Marty Liles has been named the district engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Northwest District. The district covers 20 counties, including nearly 5,625 lane miles of highway and 1,383 state bridges. He will take over the leadership of the Northwest region from Chris Redline, who recently transferred to run MoDOT’s Kansas City region. Liles […]

Fair

Officials at Gilman City Fair announce results from sheep and goat shows

KTTN has the results from sheep and goats judging Thursday evening at the Gilman City Fair With the Supreme Champion Ram, it was Emily Anderson of Grant City. Reserve Champion honors went to Jordan Doty of Maryville. Doty also exhibited the Supreme Champion and Reserve Champion ewe and the Supreme Market lamb. The Reserve Market […]

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Four plead guilty to multi-state dogfighting conspiracy

Four defendants pleaded guilty to federal dogfighting and conspiracy charges for their roles in an interstate dogfighting network across the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey. The Honorable John A. Gibney Jr., U.S. District Judge in Richmond, Virginia, accepted the following pleas: On June 1, Odell S. Anderson Sr., 52, of the District […]