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Missouri Education Department proposes $8.5 billion FY2022 budget

The Missouri Board of Education has voted today in favor of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) $8.5 billion proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning next July. The plan is a slim increase over the current budget year – about $26.8 million. “FY22 almost certainly will be a challenging revenue year, […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education sets date for preschool screenings; hires 1st and 2nd-grade teacher

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education accepted bids for windows and propane the evening of Monday, July 20th. Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports Quality General Construction will install five new windows in the library for $1,010. Ferrellgas’s bid for propane was accepted for 91 cents per gallon. The board hired Cassie Holcer as a first […]

Audio: Missouri Receives $15 Million in CARES Act Funding for Tourism

Missouri’s governor announced $15 million in grant funding on Thursday to help rebuild Missouri’s tourism industry, which has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says Missouri has seen 30,422 confirmed coronavirus cases, along with 1,113 deaths. State Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Rob Dixon tells Capitol reporters in Jefferson […]

Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group to offer free sports physicals

Free sports physical exams will be offered the afternoon of Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton. In order to maintain proper social distancing, appointments are required. Please call the Physicians’ Group at 660-358-5750 to schedule the free screening. The final day to make an appointment will be Friday, July 17.  […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District to cancel classes March 23 through April 3, 2020

Trenton R-9 School District officials met on Tuesday, and have made the decision to cancel classes. Superintendent Michael Stegman provided details of the closure as well as safeguards established to ensure the safety of Trenton R-9 students. Below is the letter to parents as published on the Trenton R-9 School District website. Dear Parents, Students, […]

Grundy County Health Department Website

Grundy County Health Department to host annual “School Health Fair”

The Grundy County Health Department’s Annual School Health Fair will be held on Tuesday, August 6 from 4-7 pm at First Christian Church, 1700 Princeton Road, in Trenton. The event is open to all Grundy County students entering kindergarten through 12th grade, including homeschooled children aged 5-18. Area providers will offer health screenings: Dr. Andy […]

Back To School, Are You Ready?

Mercer County Healthy Living Coalition to host “Back to School” carnival

The Mercer County Healthy Living Coalition will host its annual Back to School Carnival at the small ball field at the fairgrounds in Princeton on Friday, July 26, 2019. The Mercer County Health Department, Mercer County Ministerial Alliance, and Rotary sponsor the free event that evening from 5 to 7 o’clock where Mercer County students […]