Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Audio: Missouri education commissioner says closing schools was necessary but kids suffer serious consequences

State Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven says closing schools was necessary in mid-March to help fight the coronavirus. But she says there are several “serious consequences” that can come from students not attending school in person.     A task force is working to develop tools to help schools identify gaps in student learning, both academically […]

Missouri Propane Gas Association website

Fourteen Missouri students win propane scholarships

Missouri Propane Gas Association announces member students receiving 2020-21 scholarships through national and state programs. A total of 12 MPGA-member students earned awards through the National Propane Gas Foundation’s scholarship program, while two more won assistance through a statewide workforce development grant. “It is gratifying to be able to assist our propane families by investing […]

Farmers Electric Cooperative Website

Farmers’ Electric Cooperative announces winners of essay contest

The Farmers’ Electric Cooperative of Chillicothe has announced essay contest winners. Two Chillicothe High School juniors initially won all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D. C. First place winner Carter Allen and second place finisher Emma Rule will now receive a $2,500 scholarship. Three Chillicothe High School sophomores would have won all-expense-paid trips to the Cooperative Youth […]

School Funding

Missouri works to avoid K-12 funding decline from coronavirus inflicted attendance drop

Some health experts predict a spike in coronavirus cases this fall – putting Missouri K-12 public schools in a potential funding dilemma. Missouri’s foundation formula – the system used to determine how much state aid to give to schools – is based on a combination of components, including student attendance figures and academic achievement. During […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission awarded Next Generation 911 Grant

It was announced at the Grundy County Commission meeting Tuesday, June 9th that Grundy County is a recipient of a fiscal year 2019 Next Generation 911 Grant. The grant application was submitted to the Missouri Department of Public Safety and Department of Homeland Security. It will be used to replace outdated 911 call handling equipment. […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation now accepting grant applications

The GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated is accepting grant applications from qualifying schools and organizations. Applicants may apply by completing an application with supporting information. The application is available at Grundy Electric website or by calling the Grundy Electric Cooperative at 1-800-279-2249 extension 33 or 23. The application deadline is July 1st. The trustees will review […]

Summer Food Program for Kids

Online map and text number will help families locate local summer food programs

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has been helping families in need during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Through the Summer Food Service Program, thousands of meals have been provided and will continue to be provided all summer. The program is designed to provide breakfast, lunch, and/or snacks to children living in eligible […]

Governor Parson announces $209 million in additional expenditure restrictions

Governor Mike Parson announced over $209 million in additional expenditure restrictions due to COVID-19.  “It goes without saying that COVID-19 has had severe impacts on our anticipated economic growth. This is truly unlike anything we have ever experienced before, and we are now expecting significant revenue declines,” Governor Parson said.  Between March and April alone, Missouri saw […]

Upward Bound Program

47 students from 6 high schools to participate in Upward Bound Program

The North Central Missouri College Upward Bound summer session will be operating online for the summer of 2020 from today through July 10th. Forty-seven students will participate from six area high schools: including Trenton, Chillicothe, Galt, Tri-County, Gallatin, and Hamilton. During the session, students will work online for enhancing skills in math, science, English, and […]