Education

SHELBY COUNTY R-lV MEETS WITH DESE REGARDING POSSIBLE REDISTRICTING
On May 31st, 2018, we received information from Shelby County R-lV Superintendent, Tim Maddex, regarding his recent visit with DESE, accompanied by...


NON-LAND LEASES 
I have discussed rental rates and land leases many times in this article over the years. Even though I have addressed other leases, I thought today was a good time to...
5 Ways Parents Can Help Their College Graduate’s Job Hunt
It’s college commencement season across the nation as graduates prepare to transition into the working world. Employers plan to hire 4 percent...


MACON COUNTY R-I SCHOOL DISTRICT, MISSOURI APPROVES SALE OF...
The Board of Education of the Macon County R-I School District, Missouri at a regular meeting on April 26, 2018 approved the sale of $4,250,000...


Macon Native Receives FOSA Award
April 24, 2018 Kansas City, Missouri — Sophomore Abigail Seipel received the Living the Mission, Emerging Student Leader Award at Rockhurst...


HARRE DELIVERS POWERFUL SPEECH TO MACON R-1 SCHOOL BOARD
Earlier tonight, Amy Harre, a Clarence resident who would be one of many to be forced into the Macon R-1 School District if redistricting occurs,...


School Redistricting Petition in Shelby County - VERIFIED (by...
On the first page of the publicly released petition, the office of the Shelby County Clerk stated that they have verified all signatures on the...


Items to take to the tax preparer
For many working Americans, April 15 is synonymous with taxes. But taxpayers may be happy to learn that they have two extra days to file their...


2018 MACON R-1 SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES
On Tuesday (April 3rd) voters and residents living within the Macon R-1 School District will be given three candidates in which they are to select...


CONTINUING A TRADITION OF AN INSPIRING AND BELOVED TEACHER - "3RD...
Shellie Claiborne, sister of Dina Arnold, sent me information about a very special tradition that is still going on in the halls of 3rd Grade at...


Winter Formal King and Queen Jeffery Smoot, son Eric and Crystal Smoot and Macey Harrington, daughter of Kyle and Misti Harrington.. Macon R-I Holds Winter Formal
Macon R-I held its winter formal dance on Saturday, January 27. The theme for the dance was Party Like Gatsby. It was held in the high school...


Students from Robotics Club use controllers to move the robot. A more in-depth story will be coming at a later date. Macon R-I School Board Meets
By Sheryl Beadles The Macon R-I School Board held its monthly meeting on Thursday, January 25. The Board was given two presentations by clubs at...


Macon Police Department
Macon Police Department Chief of Police Adam Dawdy is releasing the department's crime statistical data for the month of November, 2017.  Dawdy believes these statistics...
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OFFERS FUNDS FOR CAREGIVERS
Respite funds are available to help pay for Alzheimer’s care and support  Missouri residents that are qualifying caregivers in the Greater...


4.0 GPA for Local Youths
Two La Plata residents and best friends, Angeline Hansen and Rachel Jacobs achieved a 4.0 GPA their first semester at Truman State University. Both young ladies graduated...