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USDA to make up to $1.15 billion available to help people living in rural communities access high-speed internet

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a significant expansion of access to high-speed internet, health care, and educational services for millions of rural Americans nationwide. Today’s announcement continues to move forward President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda by prioritizing economic growth in rural America and investing in the backbone of our country […]

NCMC Students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa fall 2021

North Central Missouri College students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

North Central Missouri College inducted students into Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society membership for fall 2021. New members include Carrie Dannar from Albany, MO; Nicole Jackson from Chillicothe, MO; Rylee Johnson from Laredo, MO; MaKayla Eads from Lathrop, MO; Gracey Gordon from Green Castle, MO; Rachelle Kerns from Bethany, MO; Avery Norris from Hale, […]

David Patterson

Missouri Livestock Symposium names Dr. David Patterson as inaugural Achievement Award recipient

The Missouri Livestock Symposium will recognize Dr. David Patterson as the inaugural recipient of the Missouri Livestock Symposium Achievement Award. Dr. Patterson will become a member of the Missouri Livestock Symposium Hall of Fame and will be inducted at a ceremony at the Symposium on Friday evening, December 3 in Kirksville, MO. According to committee […]

Missouri 2021 Bicentennial Quilt

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt to be in Chillicothe during October

Since the pioneer days of the American Midwest, quilts have been a cornerstone of Missouri culture, fashion, and tradition. In honor of Missouri’s 200 years of statehood, the State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Star Quilt Company, in partnership with the Missouri State Quilters Guild, teamed up to create the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt. Using […]

Livingston County Preservation Society

Livingston County Preservation Society compiling new book on Livingston County

The Livingston County Preservation Society is in the process of collecting unique and interesting pictures of Livingston County for a new pictorial history book through the Arcadia Publishing Company.  The society has completed the application phase with the company. Livingston County Preservation Society will need to scan original pictures (postcards, photographs, slides, and such) to […]

Rhonda VIncent

Rhonda Vincent to hold “Meet and Greet” at Hy-Vee in Trenton as benefit for the Dream Factory

An opportunity has been announced for a “Meet and Greet” with Grand Ole Opry member and award-winning bluegrass singer/songwriter Rhonda Vincent when she comes to Trenton. Before the October 6 concert by Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, she will be available at Trenton Hy-Vee to meet with her fans. The organizer of the concert, Ron Dougan, […]

School Bus Picking up kids (children)

Better pay and community trust linked to school bus driver shortage

School districts in Iowa and Missouri are reporting bus driver shortages as the academic year gets underway. Transportation officials said more earning potential and a broader appreciation of the job could help address the lingering issue.  In a new national survey from a trio of industry groups, 51% of coordinators described the driver shortage as “severe” or […]

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Missouri Attorney General sends letter to KC Mayor and Jackson County executive providing “legal direction” on mask mandates

While litigation over the mask mandates continues, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt sent a letter to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Jackson County Executive Frank White noting the exceptions to the City and County’s mask mandates and providing “legal direction” to the public on these important exceptions, specifically for those with disabilities or those […]

COVID-19 Delta Variant

COVID cases among children rising as Missouri Delta variant wave enters fifth month

(Missouri Independent) – Clay LaRue, superintendent of the Van Buren R-1 School District, made a tough decision Sunday. With COVID-19 cases spiking in Carter County in southeast Missouri, and many of those infections among very young children, LaRue shut down the district’s pre-kindergarten program for two weeks. He had previously directed faculty, staff, and students […]

Dr. Tracy Thomas Missouri Day Marching Festival Judge

Dr. Tracy Thomas announced as Missouri Days Marching Festival judge

Dr. Tracy Thomas is the most recent judge announced for the 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival on October 16th in Trenton. Dr. Thomas is an educator/percussionist/adjudicator based out of Troy, Missouri. Since his collegiate years, Tracy has been an active clinician throughout the region. He has degrees from Missouri Western State University and the University […]

Missouri Bicentennial

Missouri Secretary of State announces divisions of his office participate in Missouri Bicentennial Time Capsule project

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is pleased to announce that several divisions of his office participated in the Missouri Bicentennial Time Capsule project. Created by the Missouri Bicentennial Commission, the capsule will hold items contributed by organizations, institutions, and businesses, as well as local and state government agencies, for a period of 25 years before […]