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NCMC Board of Trustees approve Pandemic Response Policy at busy meeting on Tuesday

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved a Pandemic Response Policy and several other items related to COVID-19 Tuesday evening. The Pandemic Response Policy allows for 10 days of paid emergency leave to be made available immediately for current full-time employees who are unable to work due to needing to care for a […]

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Trenton City Council meets via video conference; declares “State of Emergency” in Trenton

Meeting for the first time using internet technology, the Trenton City Council Monday night declared a “State of Emergency” within the city of Trenton and ordered certain measures to protect public life, health, safety, and property to limit the spread of the coronavirus or Covid-19 – the disease creating the emergency. Essentially, five members of […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Local schools and organizations announce cancellations and closures due to Coronavirus concerns

Due to concerns of spreading the Coronavirus, announcements continue to be made regarding cancellation or postponement of area community events and school information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Governor Mike Parson, has recommended no public gatherings of 50 or more people through April 30th except for schools, daycare facilities, and businesses. […]

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Coronavirus Information: How organizations are handling the issue statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to receive many questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts student attendance, school closure, assessments, and virtual education opportunities. We are aware that local education agencies must consider a number of factors when making decisions in this current situation. Administrative Memo COM-20-001, issued from the Commissioner […]

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North Central Missouri College suspends “in-person” classes March 23 through April 3

Although there are no known cases involving the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 on the campuses of North Central Missouri College, NCMC is taking preventive and proactive measures to minimize the risk of exposure and the spread of COVID-19 through the reduction in mass assembly on campus. The safety of students, faculty, staff, and families […]

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Coordinating Board for Higher Education votes to expand Fast Track eligible programs

Missouri’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education voted to expand the number of eligible programs for the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant during its March 4 meeting. Fifteen new eligible program areas will be added to the Fast Track list for students enrolled beginning fall 2020. Fast Track addresses workforce needs by providing grants to adult […]

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Farmers can nominate schools for the America’s Farmers grant program

Less than a month remains to apply for America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Grow Rural Education is partnering with farmers across the country to help strengthen rural public school districts through $15,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) grants. Since 2010, America’s Farmers have awarded more than $53 million for students and […]

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Trenton City Council agenda to include Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act

The Trenton City Council will consider approval of an ordinance next week regarding the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act for the city. The council will meet at the Trenton City Hall Monday night at 7 o’clock. The ordinance would adopt procedures for soliciting bids for tax increment financing projects under the act. Other […]

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Area libraries receive grants from Missouri Secretary of State’s office

Several area libraries have received technology mini-grants from the Missouri Secretary of State’s office. The Grundy County Jewett-Norris Library of Trenton received a $2,500 grant to replace cabling and a network switch at the end of their life to ensure technology-based library services are reliable, efficient, and secure. The Daviess County Library of Gallatin was […]

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Cybersecurity breach at Grundy County Courthouse may have exposed personal information of county employees

The Grundy County Commission has written a letter to be sent to county employees regarding a cybersecurity breach that occurred in January. The letter says the breach compromised several computers, network hardware, and the primary server. Personnel file information may have been exposed, including names, addresses, dates of birth, and social security numbers. Affected items […]

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Smithfield Foods and Roeslein Alternative Energy continue development of manure-to-energy projects in Missouri

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy announced an additional $45 million investment in their Monarch Bioenergy joint venture, which captures methane from hog manure to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) in Missouri. The additional investment will enable the continued implementation of “manure-to-energy” projects on Smithfield’s farms, resulting in RNG generation across 85% of the […]

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Spickard Board of Education offers contract to Superintendent

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education this week offered a one-year contract to Superintendent Jonnie Beavers for next school year. Beavers says the salary is to be approved next month. The Spickard School District received a $500 grant from the Grundy Electric Cooperative for a Cricut machine for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs. […]