Trenton High School

Awards presented to Trenton marching band students at award banquet

Several awards were presented to students at the Trenton Golden Marching Band Awards Banquet Monday evening. Director of Bands Ethan Stewart reports the outstanding student awards went to senior Madi Cutsinger, junior Brice Gibler, sophomore Trager Leeper, freshman Maurissa Bonta, and Colorguard Halley Windsor. Serenity Marsh received best marcher, Ann Airey received most spirited, and […]

Jurden D'Arnault

Jurden D’Arnault from Curacao selected as NCMC Outstanding Student

Jurden d’Arnault from the country of Curacao has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Student for November. Jurden is an international student pursuing his Associate in Arts degree. After graduation, Jurden plans to transfer to continue his baseball career at a four-year school and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business. Jurden is […]

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National Assessment of Educational Progress releases Missouri’s scores on nationwide report card

Missouri’s 2019 scores in national math and reading assessments remained statistically steady in math at Grade 4 and Grade 8, as well as at Grade 8 reading, but fell in Grade 4 reading according to data released by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The state was in line with national averages in all […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Vehicle stop in Livingston County results in arrest; driver had outstanding warrant

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a vehicle stop near Utica Saturday evening led to the arrest of a Saint Joseph woman on a Macon County warrant for an alleged probation violation on driving while revoked or suspended and driving while intoxicated. Forty-six-year-old Jill Brown’s bond was set at $20,000, and she was transferred to […]

Phi Theta Kappa Inductees Fall 2019

26 inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at North Central Missouri College

North Central Missouri College inducted 26 students into Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society membership for fall 2019. New members include Katie Adkison (Hamilton), Chandler Anderson (Princeton), Jacob Ashford (Bogard), Mayce Axtell (Laredo), Katlyn Barron (Chillicothe), Juliet Bauta (Milan), Reka Behrman (Bucklin), Rae Brown (Agency), Jentry Copple (Maryville), Jurden D’Arnault (Trenton), Morgan Eastin (Mercer), Maycee […]

Big Bam (Bicyclists Across Missouri)

Bicycle Across Missouri announces 2020 route in southeast Missouri

Missouri Life Magazine’s Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) will ride for the first time in Southeast Missouri in 2020. The upcoming sixth annual five-day recreational ride across our state will be hosted by the following overnight towns: Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Cape Girardeau, Perryville, Farmington, and Ste. Genevieve. Riders will start on June 1 in Poplar […]

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Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]

Foster Care

Audio: Missouri legislator wants more accelerated training sessions for prospective foster parents

State Representative Hannah Kelly wants Missouri to recruit additional foster parents by holding more accelerated training sessions. During a hearing Monday at the state Capitol, Kelly, a Republican of south-central Missouri’s Mountain Grove, says she knows of many other adults aspiring to foster but the length of training is a barrier.     Kelly chairs […]

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Workshop in Warrenton focuses on industrial hemp

The University of Missouri Extension is offering a workshop on the emerging industrial hemp industry in Missouri. MU Extension field specialist in horticulture Justin Keay says speakers will include MU Extension specialists, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s hemp program director, Missouri Hemp Trade Association representatives, and hemp growers and processors. Keay says it is important […]

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Community of Laredo receives loan and grant for nearly $534,000

The City of Laredo will receive funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to assist with making improvements to the city’s wastewater system. The city will receive a loan for $187,000 and a grant for $346,310. The USDA notes Laredo’s wastewater system was constructed in the 1980s and needs upgrades to meet ammonia standards. […]