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Gilman City R-4 launches scholarship campaign

Gilman City R-4 School District is teaming up with the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri to launch an effort to develop more scholarships for graduates of Gilman City High School.

This is the second north Missouri school district to work with the Foundation to establish addtional scholarships for graduating students.

Roger Alley, school superintendent, says the past few years have been extremely successful for students and faculty and test scores

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Jail chooses administrator, still seeking assistant administrator

Edmon Howard

Edmon Howard

Edmon Howard Jr. was chosen to serve as the new administrator for the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail after applications for the job were reviewed by the board at a special meeting held March 15. Twelve applied for the position; nine were qualified; and eight showed up for the interview. An assistant administrator will be selected from the remaining applicants.

Mr. Howard had been assistant administrator of the jail since

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The Community Foundation signs MOA with Communities of Excellence 2026

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Communities of Excellence 2026 to serve as the backbone organization for a pilot in the 18 county region.  This is one of three different pilots across the USA including San Diego County, Calif., and Rochester, Minn. The criteria is designed to keep the communities focused on the most important customers, stakeholders and drivers of quality of

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PSC approves KCP&L-GMO request to build

a solar generation facility in Jackson County

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application which grants KCP&L-Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate and maintain a solar generation facility in Jackson County near Greenwood, Missouri.

According to GMO’s application, the solar plant, when completed, is expected to produce approximately 4,700 megawatt-hours of energy a year, enough power to serve approximately

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County poverty rates revealed in study

Poverty rates in Missouri by county:

According to the 2016 State of the State Poverty in Missouri, poverty in Daviess County impacts over 8,000 people and 600 of those are children.

Daviess County has a 16.8% overall poverty rate and is included amongst the counties in which 25% or more of children under the age of 18 live in poverty:

All Ages:

Poverty Universe: 8,099

Number in Poverty 1,363

Percent

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Unemployment in county lowest in years

The unemployment rate for Daviess County measured at the end of 2015 at 3.3%, that’s down considerably from the  4.6% recorded a year earlier in December 2014, and is the lowest rate in the past 15 years. The high mark for unemployment was in 2009 at 10.5%. The figures were released recently by the state Department of Economic Development’s Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.

2015: 3.3%
2014: 4.6%
2013:

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Community Foundation hosts 5th annual event

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri, Inc. has announced its 2016 annual event scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at the Fulkerson Center on the campus of 4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph.  Guest speaker is Cliff Illig, Vice Chairman of the Board and co-founder of Cerner Corporation. The Kansas City-based company provides health information technology. Mr. Illig and his long time business partner Neal Patterson, co-founder and CEO of Cerner,

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Keeping abreast of the ups and downs of area birds

The Grand River Audubon Society donned their binoculars and armed themselves with picture guides and checklists to join in their 26th Christmas Bird Count (CBC), according to Terry McNeely of Jameson. Mr. McNeely has compiled the record for all of the local membership’s 26 years.

Data collected during this wildlife census is submitted to a nationally based science staff and used to assess how the birds of the Americas are

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Tiny glaciers down the Grand

New channel of the Grand River, beginning to flow ice

New channel of the Grand River, beginning to flow ice

The new Grand River was capped with ice flows Sunday morning and the Old Grand was popping and cracking under a sheathe of ice.

If cold enough a river can freeze, according to research, but most rivers do not freeze solid. It would have to be extremely cold for a very long to time to freeze a river of considerable

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