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 […]

Scholarship

Applications for Gene Kauffman Scholarship open Friday

The Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors has announced scholarship applications for the spring 2020 semester will be available on Friday, November 1, 2019. As per Kauffman’s wishes, the scholarship is available to non-smoking, unmarried female graduates of Mercer County high schools. Potential recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student in an […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court ponders whether voter ID law’s sworn statement should stay or go

The Missouri Supreme Court is deciding whether voters without a photo ID must sign a statement at the polls swearing they are who they say they are. The state is challenging Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan calling the language contradictory and misleading and ruling last year to get rid of the requirement. In Thursday’s […]

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 […]

Simone Estes Final

Miss Missouri, Simone Esters, to attend Missouri Day Festival

The reigning Miss Missouri, Simone Esters will be among the special guests of this year’s Missouri Day Festival Parade. In addition, to appearing in the Parade on Saturday morning, October 19th, Miss Esters has also been invited to perform at both the indoor competitions and during the field show competition at CF Russell Stadium later […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA registration deadline has ended but help remains

The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding.   Recovery officials encourage Missouri residents who registered for disaster assistance […]

NCMC Upward Bound Summer 2019 Color Run

NCMC Upward Bound students participate in Summer program

North Central Missouri College Upward Bound (UB) high school students from Trenton, Galt, Hamilton, Gallatin, Chillicothe, and Jamesport recently spent five weeks on the NCMC campus participating in academically and culturally enhancing activities through the UB Summer Component. Upward Bound is a college-prep program designed to assist participants in their preparation for college through academic, […]

Audio: Grundy County Commission assessing flood damage; documentation of damage imperative

The Thompson River near Trenton has started to recede and Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs says he hopes the river will be “back to normal” soon and advises residents to be careful on area roads.     Grundy County Emergency Management and the Grundy County Commission have been assessing flood damage the last few […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 High School holds award assembly; Students of the Quarter named

Grundy R-V High School held their Award Assembly on May 17th with  Randy Huffman, high school principal, presenting Perfect Attendance Awards for the year to the following four students Weston Carver, Logan Foster, Aiden Gann, & Nicholas Mann-Smiley The Principal’s Award was presented to Macy Saul. The Kansas City Royals offers a Royals Honors Program, […]

Seatbelt

“Click it or Ticket” campaign set to begin May 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Region 7 state highway safety offices are joining law enforcement nationwide for a Border to Border Click it or Ticket kickoff event starting Monday, May 20. The campaign seeks to increase seat belt use by coordinating highly visible seat belt law enforcement in the […]