Republican Party

Audio: Missouri congresswoman says Republican National Convention will focus on optimism and heroes

A west-central Missouri GOP congresswoman says this week’s 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte will focus on optimism. While U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Harrisonville, isn’t a delegate this year, she’s excited about the convention. “And looking at the great American heroes that we have in our local communities, and how we together collectively have made this the […]

Missouri Senate committee begins work on violent crimefighting package

A Missouri Senate committee is reviewing a plan that aims to help reduce the state’s violent crime rate. Sen. Doug Libla, the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee chairman is sponsoring the bill the Legislature is tasked with passing during the special session underway. In Kansas City, at least 107 people have been murdered so […]

Missouri National Guard Website

Missouri National Guard called on to identify alternate care sites in the state

The Missouri National Guard is working to identify alternate care sites around the state to assist in the fight against COVID-19. The Guard is working with state and federal partners, including the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Missouri Hospital Association, to conduct site surveys for the care facilities in six locations in the […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System accepting donations of protective equipment

Saint Luke’s Health System is accepting donations of personal protective equipment to help health care professionals stay safe and healthy as they provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Personal protective equipment is “highly specialized gear that minimizes the exposure of hazards that can cause workplace injuries or illnesses.” Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial […]

USDA to open signup March 16 for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands

Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. “Through this CRP Grasslands signup, farmers and ranchers can protect grasslands, rangelands, and pastures, while maintaining the land as working grazing lands,” said Kim Viers, Acting State Executive Director. “The program […]

WMH Program of the Year finalist

Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions recognized as finalist for Program of the Year award

Wright Memorial Hospital announces that the hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program has been recognized as a finalist for the National Program of the Year award. To date, there are 90 Senior Life Solutions programs across 26 states nationally. Top-performing programs are recognized annually based on their excellence in demonstrating the program’s values of care, compliance, […]

Sue with Dr. Lenny Klaver, President, receiving her award at the annual MCCA convention held in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sue Nichols receives Missouri Community College Association Senior Service Award

Sue Nichols, Nursing Faculty/Online PN to ADN Coordinator of Albany, Missouri, was recently recognized by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) for her service to North Central Missouri College and community colleges. Sue received the 2019 Senior Service award at the statewide MCCA convention held in Kansas City, Missouri. This award is given annually to […]

Nuisance

Trenton Police Department reports on nuisances filed in 2019

The Trenton Police Department reports 296 nuisance incidents have been filed so far in 2019. A Nuisance Summary shows the greatest number of incidents filed involve grass and weeds with 139. There have been 101 regarding trash and debris, 32 involving open storage of a disabled vehicle, and 24 regarding an unregistered vehicle. Twenty-nine of […]

Scholarship

Thirty two women from North Mercer and Princeton awarded Gene Kauffman Foundation scholarships

The Board of Directors for the Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated, has approved the latest scholarship recipients. Thirty-two female graduates from North Mercer and Princeton high schools have been awarded a combined total of $126,398.98 in scholarships for the Fall 2019 semester. The Gene Kauffman Scholarship recipients provided signed statements saying they meet all criteria […]

Melissa Grandel Missouri Teacher of the Year 2019

Fordland R-III educator named 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year

The home page of the City of Fordland’s website provides a succinct description of what visitors will find in this quaint community, located in southern Webster County less than 30 miles east of Springfield. However, what the depiction fails to note, the education community in the region already knows: Melissa Grandel symbolizes what a top-flight […]