GRM Networks

GRM Networks accepting applications for its Community Improvement Grants

Through its Community Improvement Grant Program, GRM Networks positively influences the communities in which it operates. Since 1999, GRM Networks has awarded numerous grants to deserving community organizations in its serving territory. Applications for the second distribution of grants for the 2020 calendar year are being accepted now through November 1, 2020. Grant amounts vary, with […]

Coronavirus

Missouri to get rapid COVID-19 tests for long term care centers and schools

The federal government plans to deliver more than 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests around the country. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) spokesperson Mallory McGowin says long term care centers and higher education and K-12 schools will be at the top of the priority list. She expects the tests to come to Missouri […]

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Grundy County Health Department reports second death related to COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department reports the death of a second resident due to COVID-19. No other information was provided about the death. The health department’s report for Tuesday, September 15th indicates a total of 163 COVID-19 cases in Grundy County, which is an increase of five since Monday, September 14th. One hundred thirty-six have […]

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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, […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County Board of Education approves purchase of record-keeping system

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education the evening of Monday, September 14th approved purchasing the SpedTrack record-keeping system for the district’s special education program for $2,700. During a food service report, it was announced the district received a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Food Service grant for $5,940 to pay for a new […]

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Missouri Board of Education to decide whether to accelerate MOCAP enrollment decisions

The state Board of Education is expected to vote today on proposed changes to the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, or MOCAP. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) received hundreds of public comments about the proposal. The part that has garnered the most attention deals with the time it takes […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital named “2020 Guardian of Excellence” award winner

Wright Memorial Hospital has been named a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey. The award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in clinical quality. It’s the second year in a row that Wright Memorial Hospital received this award. The Press Ganey Guardian of […]

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Missouri Days Marching Festival to hold parade competition as virtual event

Following the announcement of the 2020 Missouri Days Marching Festival going virtual, committee members have added the Parade competition to also go virtual as well due to the demand of many participating high schools. Now all areas of the Marching Festival will be virtual – indoor auxiliary, indoor percussion, field show, and now, the parade. […]