A City of Tipton snow plow pushes snow off of Moniteau Street on Sunday morning, March 1. Between 5.5 and 6 inches of snow fell between Saturday morning and Sunday morning causing hazardous travel conditions Saturday afternoon and night.
Kindergarten registration and screening for the 2015-16 school year in the Tipton R-VI School District will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 27 at the Tipton Elementary building. Children who will be 5 years old before Aug. 1 should enroll at this time.
Applications for the Webster and Virginia L. Thomas Scholarships are now available. Eligibility for the scholarship can be considered in two groups. The first group includes current seniors at Tipton High School. The second group includes residents within the Tipton R-VI School District and those Tipton High School graduates living in the Clarksburg and Latham school districts.
I am very pleased that HB 42, the bill dealing with students transferring from unaccredited school districts, has passed out of the House of Representatives. This is a very large bill that has many parts so it has taken a lot of my time over the past year. The journey is not done because I will be presenting the Senate version of this bill to the House of Representatives and Sen, David Pearce will be presenting HB 42 to the Senate. After that we will end up in a conference committee to reconcile the differences. Bottom line is that it is very difficult to pass a complicated bill.
Statewide tornado drill Tuesday underscores need for storm preparedness
In advance of severe weather season in Missouri, the National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and local emergency managers are promoting Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week March 2-6 to help Missourians be prepared for dangerous tornadoes, severe storms, lightning and flooding.