ECC graduation rate continues to rise

    In the past two years, East Central College’s graduation rate has climbed by 14 percent.
    The ECC graduation rate was 35 percent in 2019, thanks to a 6 percent boost over the 2018 rate. In addition, there was an 8 percent increase from 2017 to 2018.

Bausch celebrates five years with Peoples Bank

    Joe Hayden, President of Peoples Bank, has announced that Tanya Bausch will celebrate her 5th anniversary with the bank on May 18.
    “Tanya is a dedicated member of our Peoples Bank family,” said Hayden. “In addition to doing an excellent job as a Deposit Counselor at the bank, she shares our commitment to the community and plays an important role in several local projects and organizations.”

Crawford County has been chosen to receive $22,050 for supplemental emergency food, shelter programs

• Applications be accepted until Friday, June 19
    Crawford County has been awarded federal funds made available through the department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program and the CARES Act.

Make safety a top priority this Memorial Day Weekend

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, recognizes Memorial Day weekend is highly anticipated, especially after these last few months. A safe, fun weekend starts with planning and good decisions. Please remember to observe social distancing and other CDC guidelines, and stay home if you are ill.

Households eligible for free or reduced price school meals can get P-EBT benefit

As part of the Families First Act, the Department of Social Services (DSS) will issue to eligible families a one-time Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefit for each child in the household who qualifies for free or reduced price school meals in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. 

Troop I to conduct special operations during Memorial Day holiday

Captain Eddie A. Blaylock, commanding officer of Troop I, announces special enforcement operations during the 2020 Memorial Day weekend.  The official counting period for this year’s holiday begins at 6 p.m., Friday, May 22, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 25.