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Carrollton approved for federal loan and grant that benefits Carrollton Fire Department

Carrollton has been approved for a federal loan and grant totaling nearly $25,000 that will benefit the Carrollton Fire Department. USDA Rural Development for Missouri has announced that the USDA is investing over $2.3 million to modernize fire department trucks, engines, and equipment in eight rural Missouri communities. Funds will be provided to Carrollton Leasing […]

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Chillicothe Middle School migrates to virtual learning for two weeks due to COVID-19

Chillicothe Superintendent Dan Wiebers reported the district was notified Sunday that additional students and staff have been reported as positive for corona-virus and will require an even larger number of students and staff to be quarantined. A decision has been made, according to the Wiebers, that the Chillicothe Middle school will transition to all virtual […]

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Blunt says vote on Supreme Court nominee different than 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday has unleashed a political brawl on Capitol Hill ahead of the November General Election. President Donald Trump says he plans to announce a nominee this week to fill the vacancy and vows to choose a woman. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says Trump’s […]

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Missouri extends childcare subsidies for eligible school-aged kids not attending school in-person

The Missouri Department of Social Services is extending full-time childcare subsidy benefits through December 31 for eligible school-aged students who are not attending school in-person. A state press release today says CARES Act funding makes the additional financial aid possible for low-income working families. Acting Director Jennifer Tidball says the state does not want to […]

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City of St. Joseph issues emergency order requiring masks or face coverings at all indoor public places

The city of St. Joseph has issued an emergency order requiring individuals to wear masks or face coverings at all indoor public places. The order began today and will be in place for 30 days. St. Joseph Mayor Bill McMurray says the number of COVID-19 patients at Mosaic Life Care is what prompted the expansion of the […]

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Governor Parson extends timeframe of Missouri National Guard help with COVID-19 response

Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order today to let the Missouri National Guard continue helping the state with COVID-19 response efforts. A press release today from the Governor’s Office says the order will allow soldiers to continue supporting the state in this role through December 30. “The National Guard has played a major […]

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Missouri Education Department proposes $8.5 billion FY2022 budget

The Missouri Board of Education has voted today in favor of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) $8.5 billion proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning next July. The plan is a slim increase over the current budget year – about $26.8 million. “FY22 almost certainly will be a challenging revenue year, […]

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Missouri Board of Education to decide whether to accelerate MOCAP enrollment decisions

The state Board of Education is expected to vote today on proposed changes to the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, or MOCAP. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) received hundreds of public comments about the proposal. The part that has garnered the most attention deals with the time it takes […]