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COVID-19 vaccination rates in north Missouri lag behind state and national average

Completion rates COVID-19 vaccinations, when including total populations, include the united states at 41.6 percent, Missouri is several points behind at 35.2 percent. In this area, Carroll County at 31.3 percent of its residents fully vaccinated, then Livingston 29.9, Linn 29.6, Sullivan 26.8, Caldwell 24.2, Grundy County in sixth place among ten area counties. Grundy […]

Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rates: Five area counties above state average while eleven counties are below state average

Five area counties have unemployment rates above the state average while eleven others are below the statewide rate for February, the most recent month available. The Missouri unemployment rate average is 5%. Above that mark are Linn County at 7.8%, Caldwell at 6.0%, Clinton and Sullivan counties are 5.7%, and Carroll County is 5.2%. Unemployment […]

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Missouri monthly unemployment rate inches down to 4.2% in March, 2021

Missouri non-farm payroll employment recovered strongly in March 2021 after a loss in February, and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by a tenth of a percentage point. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 15,400 jobs over the month. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in March 2021, down from 4.3 percent in […]

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Governor Parson announces timeline for activation of Phase 1B -Tier 3 of COVID-19 vaccine plan

Governor Mike Parson announced that Phase 1B – Tier 3 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan will be activated on Monday, March 15, 2021. “Missouri has had a vaccine plan since October, and this has not changed. We have been very disciplined in following our plan,” Governor Parson said. “With vaccine supply steadily increasing, we […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports almost 700K vaccinated, 160K with both doses

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports 690,072 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in the state through February 6th. Five hundred twenty-nine thousand seven hundred four persons had received at least one dose. One hundred sixty thousand three hundred sixty-eight persons had received both doses. Eight point seven percent of […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees tackle lengthy agenda including personnel and spring graduation

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved several personnel items on Tuesday evening, January 26th. Former Board Clerk/Secretary Vicki Weaver was granted emeritus status. She was an employee of NCMC for 36 years. She retired at the end of December. President Doctor Lenny Klaver noted in a nomination letter that Weaver “guided NCMC […]

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Year In Review: Missouri’s Governor highlights successes in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, Governor Mike Parson highlights the state’s many successes and accomplishments despite the challenges of the past year.  “Although 2020 has brought many challenges, we remained committed to serving the people of this state and moving Missouri forward,” Governor Parson said. “We still made great strides in advancing Missouri’s economy, workforce, and […]

Unemployment rate

Unemployment rates in northern Missouri continue to improve with many counties below state average

Grundy County’s unemployment rate for November is down when compared to October and November of 2019. The Missouri Division of Employment Security report shows Grundy County’s current rate is two point six percent, based on 114 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,359. This past October, Grundy County’s rate was three point three […]

A+ Scholarship Program in Missouri

Governor Parson announces $10.1 million in additional A+ scholarship funding

Governor Mike Parson announced an additional $10.1 million for the A+ scholarship program, including $4.9 million in CARES Act funding and $5.2 million in supplemental funding to be proposed in the Governor’s recommended budget. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more students to utilize the A+ program than originally anticipated in the state’s budget. As a […]

Medicaid Expansion

Missouri’s state Treasurer, Scott Fitzpatrick, is warning against Medicaid expansion

Missouri’s state treasurer and the House Budget Committee chairman will travel across the state on Monday, urging Missourians to vote against Medicaid expansion on the August ballot. Medicaid, which is formally known as MO HealthNet, is a federal and state program that assists with medical costs for residents with limited incomes. House Budget Committee Chairman […]

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Chillicothe man injured in three-vehicle crash in construction zone near Holt

The Highway Patrol reports a Chillicothe man sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle accident in a construction zone one mile north of Holt on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency medical services transported the driver of a car, 29-year-old Justin Followwill, to the Liberty Hospital. The driver of an International truck, 64-year-old Richard Schoneman of Westbrook, Minnesota, and […]

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Governor Parson announces April 7 Municipal Elections postponed until June 2 in response to COVID-19

Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Governor Parson today signed Executive Order 2003 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020. The Executive Order declares […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 10-years in prison without parole for conspiracy to distribute meth

A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Joshua Hardin, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 25, 2019, Hardin pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from […]