LIBERTY – With a controversial $20 million annex replacement project in progress, and with two out of three commissioners out after the Nov. 3 elections, Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte wants to put the annex project on hold.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The first day of the last year at Westview Elementary School found Hunter Happy, 9, walking with his mother, Kayla Happy, to the door. He wore a camouflage mask, and matching clothes.
GILBERT, Iowa – After the day’s meals are done, Deb Purcell, Gilbert Community Schools director of food service, shuffles through a stack of papers. Gilbert, a town north of Ames in central Iowa, serves about 1,400 to 1,600 meals a day.
WASHINGTON – Stimulus funds and the U.S. Postal Service affect millions of Americans – from Ray and Clay counties to all points across the nation – and Congress is divided along party lines about handling each issue.
WASHINGTON – If a low-income family’s child cannot go to school to learn, then denying that child access to the free or reduced-price school food programs is unacceptable, U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II said last week.
EXS – During the successful campaign to replace Westview Elementary School and make improvements at other schools, suggestions arose that the district would raise the tax rate. The school board proved those suggestions had no merit last week by setting the same tax rate as last year.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – About two dozen Excelsior Springs High School soccer players and support staff personnel turned out to remove litter from streets in the vicinity of Jesse James Road. “Me and my mom adopted this highway about six years ago,” Excelsior Spring senior Emilie Barrera said.