Dr. Jeremy Stayton as General Surgeon on staff at CCMH

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces new General Surgeon on staff, Dr. Jeremy Stayton

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces the addition of Dr. Jeremy Stayton as General Surgeon on staff at CCMH. “We are so excited to expand our General Surgery program and add a skilled doctor like Dr. Stayton,” said Jeff Tindle, CCMH Chief Executive Officer. “We have been examining the community’s need for additional general surgery care. […]

Coronavirus Update

Another COVID-19 death reported in Livingston County; 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties

The Livingston County Health Center announces another COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 42. Nine new cases were added for a total of 1,274. Active cases increased by one to 61. Thirty-eight of the active cases are in the community, 20 are facility actives, and three are school actives. There are 12 current COVID-19-related hospitalizations […]

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Annual essay contest sponsored by Farmers’ Electric Cooperative now open for submissions

The 58th annual essay contest sponsored by Farmers’ Electric Cooperative in Chillicothe will look different this year. The Youth Tour trip to Washington, D. C. has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, however, area high school sophomores and juniors will still have an opportunity to win an all-expense paid experience this summer. Juniors will compete […]

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Feds tell states to give COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 65 and older in bid to speed rollout

(Missouri Independent) – The Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses will be distributed to states instead of holding back a reserve of follow-up doses. Under the policy changes outlined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, states should begin […]

Coronavirus Update

Livingston County reports 4 COVID-19 deaths; cases of COVID-19 rise by 22 across four counties

The Livingston County Health Center reported four COVID-19-related deaths on January 12th, bringing the total to 41. There were seven new cases for a total of 1,242. Seventy-two cases are active, with 40 community actives, 25 facility actives, and seven school actives. Eleven current COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported for Livingston County. Eight more COVID-19 cases […]

Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 numbers continue to climb in northwest Missouri

The COVID-19 count continues to climb in northwest Missouri. Regional information provided this morning by the Grundy County Health Department shows since testing began, 15 counties have collectively, 22,000 thousand positive COVID-19 probable cases come in at 21,966 along with 395 COVID-19-related deaths. The Grundy County update shows an increase by ten in the positive […]

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Department of Health and Senior Services reports 2,744 cases of COVID-19 and 4 additional deaths statewide

On Sunday morning, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported an additional 2,744 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 4 more deaths compared to Saturday’s update. There have been more than 423,000 cases in Missouri since testing began and 5,948 deaths. There were 56 deaths in the seven day period ending Thursday. […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of January 11, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of January 11 – 17. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Education and Teachers

Audio: K-12 Education Commissioner says boosting teacher pay remains a top priority

Missouri’s average teacher salary is roughly $42,000 – ranking it about 42nd in the nation. The state’s starting teacher pay of $25,000 has not been changed in 15 years. State Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven (van-DEE-ven) tells Missourinet boosting pay for K-12 educators remains a top priority for her department.     Vandeven says her agency […]

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No charges to be filed against Cleveland officers over 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice

The Justice Department announced that the career prosecutors reviewing the independent federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice on Nov. 22, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio, found insufficient evidence to support federal criminal charges against Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback.  The department notified counsel for Mr. Rice’s family […]

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As Missouri deals with ongoing teacher shortage, education leaders want to step up recruiting efforts

The struggle is real for Missouri when it comes to a constant shortage of K-12 public school teachers. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) wants to ramp up its teacher workforce by seizing the opportunity in a relevant setting. Dr. Paul Katnik, the assistant commissioner of the Office of Educator Quality, says […]