39-year-old Robert Hillhouse and 36-year-old Kristina Hillhouse

Audio: Southeast Missouri authorities describe “Inhumane Conditions” at home, covered in feces

A couple from southeast Missouri’s Leadwood have been charged with seven felonies after police allegedly found two of their children wandering the streets and their home covered in feces. Brian Hauswirth reports police describe it as a “horrible discovery.”     Missourinet Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS-TV reports 39-year-old Robert Hillhouse and 36-year-old Kristina Hillhouse […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation awards 11 grants totaling $6,101

GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated Trustees have awarded 11 grants totaling $6,101. Education grants were awarded to South Harrison R-2 Elementary and Middle Schools of Bethany, North Mercer R-3 High School of Mercer, Pleasant View R-6 Elementary and S. M. Rissler Elementary Schools of Trenton, Grundy County R-5 Elementary of Humphreys, Laredo R-7 Elementary, Spickard R-2 […]

Mother and Child eating pizza

Missouri kids are eager to solve food insecurity

Missouri school kids were so eager to participate in the “No Kid Hungry Innovation Challenge” that it was a full house when they pitched their ideas for reducing child hunger and food insecurity.  The challenge distributed $14,000 in grants to students who had the most innovative ideas for increasing access to, or participation in, school […]

Duane Daily From Mercer County

Mercer County native wins Agriculture Educator Lifetime Achievement Award

A Mercer County native has won the Agriculture Educator Lifetime Achievement Award at the Missouri Livestock Symposium. University of Missouri Extension writer Duane Dailey of Columbia received the award, which honors an educator making significant contributions to agriculture in northeastern Missouri. Dailey says he “taught through the media” for 57 years and writes science stories […]

Dr. Beth Caldarello and Maryellen Harman Receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at MCCA

Dr. Beth Caldarello and Maryellen Harman receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at MCCA

NCMC faculty Dr. Beth Ann Caldarello, Library Director and Maryellen Harman, History Instructor were recently recognized for their service to North Central Missouri College and community colleges. Dr. Caldarello and Ms. Harman received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the statewide MCCA convention held in Branson, Missouri. This award is given annually to […]

Senator Denny Hoskins

Senator Denny Hoskins files legislation ensuring insurance coverage for children with developmental disabilities

Missouri State Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, pre-filed legislation to help all children with developmental disabilities get medically necessary therapies. Senate Bill 45 would require insurance companies to cover therapies like physical, occupational, speech and Applied Behavior Analysis for children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X and many other disabilities. Since 2010, Missouri has required insurance to […]

Delta Queen Riverboat

Senators Blunt and McCaskill announce legislation to bring historic riverboat back to the Mississippi River

Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill announced that their legislation to bring the historic 1920’s riverboat Delta Queen back to the Mississippi River was signed into law. The bill reinstates a decades-long exemption to allow the boat to operate from its new homeport of Kimmswick, in Jefferson County – creating jobs and strengthening economic […]