Census 2020

Green Hills counties have lower self-response rate for U.S. Census compared to national response rate

As of Thursday, September 24th, most of the Green Hills area counties had lower self-response rates for the United States Census than the national rate of 66.2% and the state rate of 65.4%. Only Livingston County had a self-response rate higher than the national and state rates. Livingston County’s rate was 67.5%. Linn County had […]

Utility Rates or Electrical Rates or TMU or Trenton Municipal Utilities

Trenton Utility Committee to recommend 20% and 15% rate increases to wastewater and water rates

Citing a need to generate additional funds for Trenton’s water and sewer departments, the Trenton Utility Committee has voted to recommend that the full city council consider an increase in rates. A discussion was held among three committee members and the Trenton City Administrator before a motion was made to request rate increases for both […]

NCMC Geyer Hall

North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved informational technology purchases on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. One purchase was for replacement data centers, wired/wireless/firewall networking equipment, video surveillance equipment, and professional services from CDWG for $1,184,899 as part of an IT Infrastructure Refresh project. Proposals were received from four vendors. Chief Information Officer Jennifer […]

Chillicothe R-2 School

Chillicothe Middle School students to attend classes using a “hybrid model” of instruction

Chillicothe Middle School students will attend in-person classes using a hybrid model starting Monday, September 21st due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 quarantined middle school students. Superintendent Dan Wiebers says students will be divided into two groups by the primary parent’s last name. A through M will report to class Monday and […]

Diane Stephanie Byrd

Woman arrested after high-speed chase through three counties pleads “Not Guilty”

A Saint Louis woman entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday, September 17th after her arrest Wednesday, September 16th in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephanie Diane Byrd has been charged with felony resisting […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Area counties continue to see additional cases of COVID-19

The Daviess County Health Department reports a total of 79 COVID-19 cases for the county, which is an increase of 23 since Thursday, September 10th. Fifty-seven of the cases are active, and 21 have recovered. There has been one COVID-19-related death reported for Daviess County. The Caldwell County Health Department announces 81 total cases of […]

Missouri National Guard Website

Governor Parson extends timeframe of Missouri National Guard help with COVID-19 response

Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order today to let the Missouri National Guard continue helping the state with COVID-19 response efforts. A press release today from the Governor’s Office says the order will allow soldiers to continue supporting the state in this role through December 30. “The National Guard has played a major […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County Board of Education approves purchase of record-keeping system

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education the evening of Monday, September 14th approved purchasing the SpedTrack record-keeping system for the district’s special education program for $2,700. During a food service report, it was announced the district received a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Food Service grant for $5,940 to pay for a new […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves girls participation in junior high basketball

A COVID-19 update was presented at the Laredo R-7 Board of Education meeting on the evening of Monday, September 14th. The school district will pay for 100% of COVID-19 leave, but that is subject to change. The board approved the fifth and sixth-grade girls participating in junior high basketball; Administrator Misty Foster as the district […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital named “2020 Guardian of Excellence” award winner

Wright Memorial Hospital has been named a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey. The award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in clinical quality. It’s the second year in a row that Wright Memorial Hospital received this award. The Press Ganey Guardian of […]

Medical Marijuana

Over $2 million from state’s medical marijuana program being transferred to veterans fund

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced it has begun the process of making the first transfer of funds from Missouri’s medical marijuana program to the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC). The total amount transferred will be $2,135,510.  Missourians voted in November 2018 to adopt Constitutional Amendment 2, now known as Article XIV, which includes […]