Heather Harpham

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature, and Writing to host author Heather Harpham

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature, and Writing is hosting author Heather Harpham as part of its 2019-20 Visiting Writers Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Living Room.  The event is free and open to the public. Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, GreenTower Press, and the Department […]

Williams, Tocarra 2019

NCMC Trio Program receives grant to celebrate first-generation students

The North Central Missouri College Trio program, Student Support Services was recently awarded a grant to help celebrate and support students that are first-generation college attendees. Tocarra Williams, Student Support Services Program Coordinator was the writer of the grant and has already many plans to recognize first-generation students. As a Trio program, students can qualify […]

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 […]

Bryan Savage

Bryan Savage to perform at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center in Chillicothe

Bryan Savage, saxophonist, and flutist will be performing in Chillicothe, Saturday, September 28th, 2019, 3:00 p.m., at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center, 2800 Hornet Drive.  The show is sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council and is part of their Season Shows.   Bryan was born and grew up in Chillicothe, Missouri, the son […]

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill

Audio: McCaskill delivers sharp criticism of U.S. Senate in her final speech on chamber floor

Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill had sharp words for her colleagues during her final prepared speech in the chamber’s floor Thursday. She was very direct in telling her colleagues that she’s worried about the Senate, calling it dysfunctional while quoting a British writer.     She said the Senate is functioning in a similar fashion […]

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 […]

Missouri Farm Bureau

Blake Hurst Re-elected Missouri Farm Bureau President

Atchison County farmer Blake Hurst was re-elected president of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation (MOFB) at its 104th annual meeting. Voting delegates elected Hurst, of Westboro, Dec. 4, to a fifth two-year term. He is the 14th president of the organization. Approving 2018 legislative policy and electing board members capped the three-day meeting of Farm Bureau county […]