The Spickard R-2 Board of Education the evening of Monday, September 21st raised substitute pay from $80 to $85. Secretary Kelli Girdner reports an addition to the handbook was approved that says no homemade baked goods can be brought for classroom parties or birthdays. Snacks must be prepackaged.
The Grundy County Commission approved CARES Act funding the morning of Tuesday, September 15th. The Community Food Pantry of Grundy County was pre-approved for $35,000 for a walk-in cooler. The food pantry is an entity under the Grundy County Senior Tax Board. Distributions totaled $1,091.70 for the Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled for […]
The Spickard Board of Aldermen voted the night of Monday, September 14th to table a sewer ordinance change until next month. City Clerk Amy Chapman reports the ordinance change would involve removing the $10 reconnection fee for sewer only customers. Dropping a lien on Richard Tharp’s property was approved. During a sewer update, it was […]
Each year, the Thompson Research Center, located in Spickard, Mo., opens its doors to the public to share research findings and information related to agriculture and natural resources during its field day. This year is going to look a little bit different. Instead of offering an in-person event, Thompson will go virtual this year, along […]
The Spickard R-2 School District began its academic year Thursday, August 27th. The district reports a first-day enrollment of 27 in kindergarten through sixth grade, which is an increase of four from last year’s first day. The largest class is kindergarten with six students, and the smallest is second grade with two.
The Grundy County Commission granted pre-approval to several taxable entities the morning of Tuesday, August 25th for Coronavirus Relief Funds. Pre-approval was granted to Spickard R-2, Pleasant View R-6, and North Central Missouri College for COVID-19-related expenses. Funds were allocated to those entities earlier this month based on assessed valuation. COVID-19 funding is being used […]
The 2020 Annual Meeting of the stockholders of Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation d/b/a GRM Networks was held at 10 a.m. August 19, 2020, at the GRM Networks corporate office in Princeton, Mo. Directors with terms expiring were: Gregg Davis, Chula, Mo. Mark Yungeberg, Princeton, Mo. Ray Meyer, Conception Junction, Mo. Davis, Yungeberg, and Meyer […]
The Spickard R-2 Board of Education set the tuition rate for 2020-2021. On the evening of Monday, August 17th, Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports it was set at $3,600, with each additional student at $1,000. There was a motion to approve having a school nurse part-time at the school Mondays and Fridays. Sonoco Plastics of Chillicothe […]
The Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District will hold its annual tax levy meeting next week. Spokesperson Andy Burress says the meeting will be held at the Industrial Maintenance Supply Building on 17th Street in Trenton on the evening of August 25th at 5 o’clock. Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard reports the Grundy County Fire […]
Local author, June Betz, has launched an exciting new book series titled Missouri Maidens. Born and raised in rural Spickard, Missouri, she attended Spickard High School. June worked on the family farm as well as a waitressing in Mrs. Vanderford’s “Ella May’s Restaurant”. When Ms. Betz was 16 years old, she moved out to California […]
More than 300 Grundy County students received backpacks and school supplies during Bright Futures Trenton’s Back to School Event Thursday, August 13th. Two hundred forty-one of those students were from Trenton R-9, which was 18 more than at last year’s event. Twenty-six Spickard students and 44 Laredo students also received backpacks and supplies. There were […]
A Kansas City man received a pair of prison sentences then was placed on probation Thursday after pleading guilty in June to felony stealing charges. In Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court, Bevan James Bohm was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections for stealing of a motor vehicle and seven […]