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USDA announces 2022 cotton loan rate differentials

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the 2022 crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton which are applied to the crop loan rate to determine the per bale actual loan rate. The differentials, also referred to as loan rate premiums and discounts were calculated based on market valuations […]

Princeton R-5 School District website 2021 -2022

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 […]

Bridge Work

Interstate 35 in Harrison County to narrow for bridge project

A bridge rehabilitation project will narrow a portion of Interstate 35 in Harrison County. The project, led by contractors from Widel, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will include shoulder work, milling the bridge deck, and placing a new overlay on the bridge over Pole Cat Creek, south of Bethany. Crews will place […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education hears presentation from Trenton Teachers Association on 4-day school week

Joel Hultman with the Trenton Teachers Association presented preliminary research regarding a four-day school week during the Trenton R-9 Board of Education meeting February 8th. The board took no action on the matter. Hultman reported a survey of teachers showed many wanted more information on a four-day school week. None of the questions specifically asked […]

Bridge Work

Bridge on Highway 136 west of Princeton now narrowed to one lane

The Weldon Fork of the Grand River Bridge on U.S. Route 136, just west of Princeton, is now narrowed to one lane for repair. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation had planned to complete repairs at the bridge this week but found more work was needed than originally anticipated. The single-lane closure will remain […]

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Gene Kauffman Scholarship applications now available

The Board of Directors of the Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Inc. has announced that scholarship applications will be available for the Spring, 2022 semester, beginning Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. The Board encourages all who meet the following qualifications to apply for this scholarship. As per the wishes of Kauffman, the scholarship is available to female, […]

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Micro-surfacing treatment planned for Friday on westbound Highway 36 near Brookfield

Crews from Vance Brothers, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, plan to microsurface 0.607 miles of westbound U.S. Route 36 west of Route 11 on Friday, Sept. 24. This high-friction surface treatment is a safety enhancement to assist motorists with traction on the curved section of roadway commonly referred to as the “Brookfield […]

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U.S. Supreme Court schedules December 1 oral arguments in major abortion case

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on December 1, 2021, in a case that threatens to overturn decades of abortion protections established under the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. The upcoming case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, stems from a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 […]

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Resurfacing projects to begin soon in Mercer, Grundy, and Linn counties

A resurfacing project will begin soon on Route Y in Mercer and Grundy counties and Route E in Grundy and Linn counties. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Magruder Paving, LLC to complete the project, including multiple other routes (see below). The contractor plans to begin Wednesday, Sept. 15, with resurfacing on Route […]

Princeton R-5 School District website 2021 -2022

Princeton R-5 School District holding “Back to School” activities this evening

As the Princeton R-5 School District prepares for classes, back-to-school night activities are set for Monday evening, August 23, from 5 until 7 o’clock. Pupils in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade can meet their teachers and leave school supplies. For the 7th through 12th graders at Princeton, students may attend this evening to get their schedules, […]

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Registration for students at Gallatin R-5 School District begins August 10, 2021

The Gallatin R-5 School District announces specifics regarding student registration. For the Gallatin Elementary School, registration involving new students – including pre-kindergarten and kindergarten – is August 10. There are registration dates and times for the 11th and 12th graders at Gallatin High school. On August 11th, seniors register from 9 to 11 o’clock and […]

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Highway 36 ramp closures planned July 19 – 30 in St. Joseph

Contractors working with the Missouri Department of Transportation plan to close several ramps along westbound U.S. Route 36 in St. Joseph in order to complete safety improvements, including guardrail. During the closures, motorists will need to use an alternate route. Below is the planned schedule of ramp closures: Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 30, […]