News to Know (10/21/21)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. – A new study says Crawford County doesn’t have enough childcare options. The study was conducted by Girard’s Greenbush Education Service Center in conjunction with Pittsburg’s Family Resource Center. It shows Crawford County’s child-care capacity for infants and toddlers has not kept up with demand. Officials with Greenbush and the Family Resource Center have been presenting the findings to city and county leaders and say meeting Crawford County’s childcare demands are essential to growing the economy and community.

MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo. – McDonald County schools get some upgrades. Several improvement projects are completed across the district. those projects include new roofs, H-VAC units, and awnings at the McDonald County High School, Anderson Elementary, Southwest City Elementary, and Noel Elementary. Officials say the renovations will provide a better working and learning environment.

ANDERSON,  Mo. – The McDonald County High School theatre season is getting underway, and Wednesday we got a sneak peek. The theatre will kick-off it’s season with “Pygmalion, A Comedy.” That’s coming Monday, but Wednesday, we got to check out the dress rehearsal. A lot of work goes into these productions, and the pay-off for kids extends far past the stage.

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. – Some history buffs have the chance to learn about one of the oldest cemeteries in Jasper County, Missouri. Peace Church Cemetery will be open for tours this Saturday. The focus will be on its beginnings, pioneer and local history, veterans of wars from the Civil War to Korea, the Battle of Carthage, and some other history.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: A North Texas High School administrator drew criticism recently for instructing teachers to provide opposing views of the Holocaust. This following the implementation of a new Texas law that limits how certain topics are discussed in school. We want to know, are there some things that should not be taught in school? Join our KOAM Facebook discussion and cast your vote at