News Tribune reporter
The debut novel of a former Helias graduate is being hailed as “masterful,” “mesmerizing” and “well-crafted” by a host of national reviewers this fall.
Jennifer Bearden’s fifth-grade class buzzed with suppressed excitement Monday as the students readied themselves for the Thanksgiving pageant they’d prepared for the families.
For the seventh year in a row, the Helias Show Choir is inviting the public to “Just Desserts,” a fundraiser intended to help students travel to their competitions. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Helias Gym.
Despite improvements in several state revenue categories, funding for Missouri’s public schools likely will continue to remain constrained. And it’s doubtful lawmakers will fully fund the formula that divides money among Missouri’s more than 500 school districts, something that hasn’t happened since 2009.
More than 1,000 people enjoyed a classic Thanksgiving feast at Helias Catholic High School’s sixth annual Grandparents’ Day on Thursday.
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After more than two decades leading the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, Peggy Kirkpatrick is officially “retiring.”
An unusually large fall harvest has filled regional grain elevators to capacity, leaving farmers fewer options for selling and storing their crops this year.
As safety and health manager at the Missouri Department of Transportation, Christopher Engelbrecht has seen his fair share of road wrecks. And when a big truck is involved, often there’s a big mess to clean up.
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