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November trial set for lawsuit challenging $1.4 billion Missouri prison health care contract

(Missouri Independent) – A trial will be held in early November to determine whether a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Centene will take over the contract for prison health care in the Missouri Department of Corrections. In a hearing Thursday, Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green set Nov. 3 as the first day in the trial where current […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all employees

Saint Luke’s Health System announced it will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 30, 2021.  The announcement comes as Kansas City has experienced a dramatic surge in cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks. Hospitals and health systems across Missouri and Kansas have struggled to find enough ICU beds and staff […]

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Grundy County reports a COVID-related death and 17 new cases of COVID-19; Daviess County reports 19 new cases, Livingston County 13

The Grundy County Health Department announces an additional COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 42. Seventeen new cases have been reported since August 9th, making that total 1,413. Sixty-one cases are active, which the health department reports is the highest number of active cases since January 19th. The active cases include 24 Grundy County residents […]

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Doctor John Holcomb presented with “Melvin Jones Fellowship Award” for his many years of service

The Trenton Lions Club held a surprise ceremony to honor a long-time member for his service. Doctor John Holcomb of Trenton was presented with the “Melvin Jones Fellowship Award,“ the highest individual award for a Lions Club member. Jones was the founder of Lions Clubs more than 100 years ago, in 1917. Doctor Holcomb was […]

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Area counties in north Missouri report 28 cases of COVID-19

The Sullivan County Health Department confirms two more COVID-19 cases, which brings the total to 1,003. Forty-nine cases are active. There have been 17 COVID-19-related deaths reported for Sullivan County. Thirty point seven percent of county residents have completed vaccination. The Livingston County Health Center reported August 3 two additional COVID-19-related deaths. One of the deaths […]

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Daviess County reports a COVID-related death; new COVID-19 cases reported in Livingston and Mercer counties

An additional COVID-19-related death has been reported for Daviess County since July 14. The health department reports 16 deaths and two current hospitalizations. Twenty-three COVID-19 cases have been added, bringing the total to 780. Of the 14 active cases, six involve residents 20 to 39 years old, five involve those 40 to 59, two involve […]

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Sullivan County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19, Linn County reports 5, Livingston County 1 new case

The Sullivan County Health Department on July 27 confirmed four additional COVID-19 cases, making the total 953. There were 41 active cases and 17 deaths. Thirty and a half percent of Sullivan County residents had completed vaccination as of July 26. Five COVID-19 cases were added in Linn County since July 23. The health department reported […]

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Missouri Attorney General asks U.S. Supreme Court to review state’s eight-week abortion ban

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a petition for writ of certiorari in Schmitt v. Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, asking the Supreme Court of the United States to review Missouri’s law prohibiting abortions of unborn children with Down syndrome. “My son Stephen has shown me the inherent beauty […]

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Trenton couple honored at Missouri Bandmasters Association Convention

A Trenton couple were honored at the Missouri Bandmasters Association Convention. Buddy and Karla Hannaford received the Butch Antal Service Award in recognition of dedication and support given to music education and the Missouri Bandmasters Association and its mission of building better bands. Buddy Hannaford retired from the Trenton School District after 30 years as […]

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Trenton Police Department reports the arrest of three individuals

A Trenton man operating a motorcycle was arrested Friday by the Trenton Police Department. A felony charge was filed in the Associate Division of circuit court against 42-year-old Stephan Elliott, accusing him of driving while intoxicated, persistent offender. Court information shows Elliott has two previous convictions of driving while intoxicated, one in Lucas County, Iowa […]

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Missouri prison healthcare contract won by a company accused of bid-rigging in Tennessee

(Missouri Independent) – The long-time contractor for medical services in Missouri’s prisons is protesting the state’s decision to award the business to a company that will charge more than lawmakers appropriated and is accused of bid-rigging to obtain a contract in Tennessee prisons. Centurion Health, a Virginia subsidiary of St. Louis-based managed care company Centene, beat […]

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COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Livingston and Linn counties; COVID-19 related death reported in Daviess County

The Livingston County Health Center reports 11 COVID-19 cases have been added since June 9th, bringing the total to 1,885. The number of active cases dropped by seven to 115. The health center is conducting a survey regarding how Livingston County residents feel about COVID-19 vaccination. The 15-question survey is anonymous. Vaccinated and unvaccinated residents […]