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Leadington board hears concerns about ISO rating

Could mean higher insurance rates for Leadington residents A change in the city’s ISO rating was a significant topic of discussion when the Leadington board of aldermen held their monthly meeting Feb. 13 at city hall. In his January report, Fire Department Chief Doug Graham explained Insurance Services Office (ISO) ratings to the board and…

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MAC awarded $50,000 DEWALT Grow the Trades Grant

MAC Tech Industry and Technology Programs at Mineral Area College received a $50,000 DEWALT Grow the Trades Grant to help support the college’s vocational skills training program in Construction and Building Technology. Pictured left to right are Rudy Flieg, David Weisenburg, MAC Tech Instructor Bryan Hicklin, Kaniya Madlock, and Dakota Weber. Submitted photo Mineral Area…

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Night to Shine 2024 deemed a success by attendees and hosts

“We welcomed nearly 450 guests, parents, students, and adult volunteers to Night to Shine,” said Farmington Superintendent Dr. Kyle Gibbs. “The event was a tremendous success, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This year, we celebrated the 10th year of Night to Shine with 56 other countries, all 50 United States, six continents, and more than…

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Parkland businesses support local scouting efforts

Parkland businesses support local scouting efforts Cap America donated $10,000 on Jan. 30 to the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) Ozark Trailblazers District, affiliated with the Greater St. Louis Area Council (GSAC). The donation was presented jointly by Cap America’s CEO, Mark Gammon, and CFO, Curt Carr, alongside Dan Combs of First State Community Bank…

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Sample honored in MAC Salute to Service Program

Army National Guard E-4 Specialist and Combat Medic Alyssa Sample was honored through Mineral Area College’s (MAC) ‘Salute to Service’ Program on Jan. 31 at the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse at the Park Hills campus. Sample is also a MAC freshman studying Music Education. MAC will continue the Salute to Service recognition program at each regular…

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Chamber hears about technology’s impact on local economy

The Farmington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business and Community Luncheon, held Feb. 15 at the Centene Center, gave an opportunity for members and guests to learn about ways that technology can put businesses and communities on track for success. Mark Wallace, head of regional networks with Codefi, was the featured speaker for the luncheon.…

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Bismarck school board discusses falling attendance stats

The Bismarck Board of Education met in a regular session on Feb. 8 in the elementary school library, where program reports and administrative updates were heard and concerns discussed regarding the district’s downward trend in student attendance. APR Results The Annual Performance Report (APR) for the Bismarck R-5 School District — the basis on which…

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