An expanded presence of a junior college based about an hour and a half northeast of St. Joseph will come to fruition over the next year in Andrew and Buchanan counties.

North Central Missouri College has long planned to open a new campus in Savannah as part of a partnership with the Savannah R-III school district. In spite of the pandemic, plans are moving forward and ground is likely to be broken in February 2022 or the following month, said North Central president Lenny Klaver.

Marcus Clem can be reached at marcus.clem@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NPNowClem

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