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Audio: EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water

Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]

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.  […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves deficit budget, looks for ways to cut spending

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education has approved the 2020-2021 budget. Estimated revenues total $1,656,423, and projected expenditures are $1,666,809.55. That leaves a deficit of $10,386.55. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports Newtown-Harris is undergoing a shift in staff population, as there are new teachers, and other teachers retire. The district also saw costs it does not […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Audio: Missouri education commissioner says closing schools was necessary but kids suffer serious consequences

State Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven says closing schools was necessary in mid-March to help fight the coronavirus. But she says there are several “serious consequences” that can come from students not attending school in person.     A task force is working to develop tools to help schools identify gaps in student learning, both academically […]

Scholarship

Chillicothe High School graduate receives STEM Signing Day scholarship

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized 25 students from the state for committing to further their education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math Friday, June 26th. The Second Annual Missouri STEM Signing Day Award Ceremony was streamed on the Missouri Chamber’s Facebook page. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship and […]

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Fourteen Missouri students win propane scholarships

Missouri Propane Gas Association announces member students receiving 2020-21 scholarships through national and state programs. A total of 12 MPGA-member students earned awards through the National Propane Gas Foundation’s scholarship program, while two more won assistance through a statewide workforce development grant. “It is gratifying to be able to assist our propane families by investing […]

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North Central Missouri College assists students through CARES Act funding

North Central Missouri College has been assisting students by directly distributing CARES Act funding to eligible students and by providing services that assist students to adapt to the changes revolving around COVID-19. NCMC has distributed $133,860 to 281 students in federal emergency financial aid grants directly to qualifying students through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and […]

Child Sex Crimes

Former Missouri middle school teacher pleads guilty to enticing a minor for sex

A former Joplin, Missouri, middle school teacher has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to enticing one of her students to engage in illicit sex. Amanda Ruth Schweitzer, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Tuesday, June 16, to enticing a minor for illegal sexual activity.  Schweitzer was a […]

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Missouri FFA Association awards 26 with Honorary State FFA Degree

Missouri FFA Association has awarded 26 people with honorary state FFA degrees. Four of the recipients are from this area or have ties to the local vicinity. The Missouri FFA Association named Shawn Coats of Braymer, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient. Coats is a sales representative for Seitz Fundraising, a fundraising organization many FFA […]