Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Missouri Attorney General’s office denies allegations it broke law in medical marijuana lawsuit

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office dismissed accusations that his office and the state department of health illegally concealed records and violated the Sunshine Law during the course of a medical marijuana lawsuit, calling the charges “frivolous” and “baseless.” The accusation arose last week in a motion seeking sanctions against Schmitt’s office and […]

Scott Hoad Marine Veteran Welding in a shop

Connecting to Careers: Helping veterans transfer value and skills to civilian life.

Scott Hoad was at a low point this spring, trying to piece together a decent living after being laid off from a job painting commercial aircraft. Then Hoad crossed paths with Amy Patillo, a University of Missouri Extension labor and workforce development specialist based in Springfield. Hoad’s brother owns the ranch where Patillo boards her […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education reviews budget, sets Halloween parade for October 28th

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved policy updates on the evening of Wednesday, October 14th. There was a second reading of a Missouri School Boards Association Title 9 policy update. Other topics discussed included snow removal bids, building and grounds improvement, transportation, an eighth-grade trip on April 30th, and Laredo graduation on May 10th. […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approve school calendar update, policy involving law enforcement not approved

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on Tuesday evening, October 13th approved, on a split vote of six to one, a school calendar update involving converting student days to all staff workdays. Board Member Corey Leeper was the only opposing vote. Students will not be in class on October 26th and December 7th, but staff […]

Missouri Department of Corrections website

Federal leader looks to Missouri as model for post-incarceration success

About 96% of people incarcerated in Missouri eventually return home to our communities. More than 15,000 Missourians are released from state prisons each year. To help boost their chances of success, the Missouri Department of Corrections partners with fellow state agencies and community nonprofit organizations to build a network of support in areas such as […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton School District participates in the Mark Twain Invitational Marching Festival

A small number of schools participated in the inaugural Mark Twain Invitational Marching Festival on Saturday in the community of Center in northeast Missouri. Trenton High School finished first in its class in parade judging and won both the visual and percussion components in its class of that event. Trenton was also first in its […]

NCMC Geyer Hall

North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved informational technology purchases on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. One purchase was for replacement data centers, wired/wireless/firewall networking equipment, video surveillance equipment, and professional services from CDWG for $1,184,899 as part of an IT Infrastructure Refresh project. Proposals were received from four vendors. Chief Information Officer Jennifer […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves tuition rate, minor updates to policies, regulations and forms

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education Tuesday, September 15th approved increasing substitute pay from $70 per day to $75 per day. Substitute teachers were also approved. The tuition rate was approved at$13,500 per year, along with other items that included the 2020-2021 testing calendar, after school contracts, the Local Compliance Statement, and hiring Sally Schroeder […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves girls participation in junior high basketball

A COVID-19 update was presented at the Laredo R-7 Board of Education meeting on the evening of Monday, September 14th. The school district will pay for 100% of COVID-19 leave, but that is subject to change. The board approved the fifth and sixth-grade girls participating in junior high basketball; Administrator Misty Foster as the district […]