Canton student named runner-up in poetry recitation contest
Missouri News

Canton student named runner-up in poetry recitation contest

Hannibal High School sophomore Claudia Nichols enjoys writing and reading poetry, so when she had the chance to participate for the first time in her school's Poetry Out Loud contest, she signed up.

St. Peter students learn to cook healthy foods
Food

St. Peter students learn to cook healthy foods

Trying new foods, and learning how to cook healthy foods, is a goal of the after-school cooking class at St. Peter School that complements efforts to offer healthier foods in the school cafeteria.

St. Dominic School's Mardi Gras games raise money for missions, eighth-grade class trip
Education

St. Dominic School's Mardi Gras games raise money for missions, eighth-grade class trip

Students at St. Dominic School make the most of a pre-Lent Mardi Gras party, where they got to play all kinds of games to raise money for missions and for the eight-grade class, which hosted the event, to take a trip to St. Louis.

Program allows high school students to complete associate's degree
Education

Program allows high school students to complete associate's degree

Enterprising high students now have the option to complete the schooling for their associate's degree before graduation with John Wood Community College's new Smart Start 2x2 online program.

Agriculture

Grants for Growing applications due Feb. 14

Applications are due Wednesday for the third annual Grants for Growing campaign.
The competitive grant program, sponsored by Tractor Supply Co., supports local FFA chapters across the country.

Quincy School Board looking at performance pay for nonunion staff
Education

Quincy School Board looking at performance pay for nonunion staff

The Quincy School Board wants to look at rewarding its nonunion staff for jobs well done. The idea -- common in corporate culture where employees are rewarded for exceeding expectations -- came up in a discussion about employee evaluations and pay.

QU announces creation of presidential search committee
Education

QU announces creation of presidential search committee

Quincy University has formed a presidential search committee to select the school's 24th president. A news release from the university said the committee was formed to find a successor to President Phil Conover when he leaves in May 2019.

Becks Buddies pairs students with autism with Madison School students
Education

Becks Buddies pairs students with autism with Madison School students

Sharing pizza means more than a lunchtime treat for a group of Madison School first-graders. It provides another opportunity to build relationships between students in Meredith Becks' autism class and students in regular education classrooms.

Documentary screening, lecture show hidden side of being charitable
Hannibal News

Documentary screening, lecture show hidden side of being charitable

Hannibal-LaGrange University will be screening the award-winning documentary "Poverty, Inc." at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Roland Fine Arts Center.

QHS students build practical applications of geometry
Education

QHS students build practical applications of geometry

Quincy High School sophomores Madison Mathews and Lauren Kearns spend most days in geometry class taking notes and doing homework. So using a cordless drill was not only something different but something fun.