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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Harrison County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19, 2 in Daviess County, 24 in Livingston County, 21 in Mercer County

The Harrison County Health Department announces four additional COVID-19-related deaths for a total of five. The total number of cases increased by seven to 400. The number of active cases dropped by 31 to 67. Two COVID-19-related deaths have been added in Daviess County since November 12th, which the health department reports brings the total […]

Unemployment

Missouri’s unemployment rate in October up slightly compared to 2019

The Missouri labor market showed mixed results in October 2020. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 6,400 jobs over the month, but over-the-year job losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic remained stubbornly high. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points from September 2020 to October 2020, but the civilian labor force decreased […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Missouri hunters take less deer on opening weekend than in 2019, weather a huge factor over the weekend

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 80,525 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season. That’s eight thousand fewer deer than the corresponding first weekend of 2019 which came in at a total of 88,760. Of the deer harvested […]

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13 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Grundy County on Wednesday

The Grundy County Health Department reports 13 new COVID-19 cases on November 11th, bringing the total to 483. One hundred twenty-four cases have been added since November 1st. Three hundred forty-two cases have been confirmed, and 141 are probable. One hundred three cases are active. The Grundy County Health Department notes staff is working weekends […]

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Plans developing for 2021 Trenton High School Alumni Reunion

“Plans for the 2021 Trenton High School Alumni Reunion Week-end are off and running,” said Alumni Association Secretary Steve Maxey following a planning meeting held on Sunday, November 8, 2020, in Trenton. “Despite the cancellation of many of the 2020 reunions, lots of graduating classes are planning to host reunions in 2021 to coincide with […]

Coronavirus Update

DOC reports 34 new cases of COVID-19 at Western Missouri Correctional Center; Grundy County records 8 new cases

COVID-19 cases among offenders at the Western Missouri Correctional Center of Cameron have increased by 34, bringing the cumulative total to 144. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports 83 of the cases are active, and 61 have recovered. Cases among staff have gone up by four to 93. Thirty of those cases are active, and […]

Election Results

Northern Missouri election results for November 3, 2020

Grundy County experienced a 76 percent voter turnout in yesterday’s general election – favoring Republicans in their races and each of the unopposed Republican candidates for countywide offices. Donald Trump received 81 percent of the presidential vote from Grundy County while Joseph Biden had 18 percent of the vote. Also receiving huge majority support in […]

2020 Elections vote

Missouri Election Day FAQ: What you need to know to make sure your vote counts

(Missouri Independent) – Across Missouri, local election officials have received 628,395 mail-in and absentee ballots, according to the Secretary of State’s Oct. 27 report.  Already, that’s more than twice the total absentee ballots counted in the November 2016 election. While many Missourians have already voted by mail or in-person absentee, many more will head out […]

Report: Nearly 1 million community colleges don't offer federal student loans

Student loan default rate continues to decrease in Missouri

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Missouri’s three-year loan default rate decreased two-tenths of a percent, keeping Missouri’s rate lower than many of its neighboring states and on par with the national rate. Missouri’s student loan default rate dropped from 9.9 percent to 9.7 percent. The national rate decreased from 10.1 percent to 9.7 […]