Coronavirus Concerns

Two more individuals related to packing plants in Adair County test positive for COVID-19

Two individuals related to area meat-processing plants have become the 48th and 49th Adair County residents to have tested positive for COVID-19 year to date. The Adair County Health Department has been notified of positive results for a 37-year-old male and a 22-year-old male. Adair county now reports 34 people are in isolation and 15 […]

Coronavirus Update

Three more cases of COVID-19 related to packing plant reported in Adair County

Three more Adair County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in Adair County year to date to 45. A 54-year-old male, a 35-year-old female, and a 33-year-old female have joined 30 other individuals already in self-isolation. Adair County health reported all three of the newest cases […]

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Kirksville Police diffuse incident following domestic disturbance call

The Kirksville Police Department reports it peacefully defused a barricaded suspect in the area of Ely and Pierce streets Thursday. A 46 year old white male from Kirksville was taken into custody following the incident in reference to a domestic disturbance. The police have not released the person’s name. Officers responded to a report of […]

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Milan man arrested on drug allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Milan man in Adair County Thursday morning on several drug-related allegations. Thirty-one-year-old Joel Peralta was accused of felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana—prior drug offense, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior drug offense. He was also accused of failure to register […]

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31-year-old woman who works at meat processing plant latest case of COVID-19 in Adair County

A 31-year-old female working at a meat processing plant is the latest resident in Adair County identified as testing positive for COVID-19. Adair County has 30 confirmed cases of the virus since January 1, 2020, with 18 individuals in isolation, 12 recovered, and no deaths. Jim LeBaron, the administrator of the Adair County Health Department, […]

Coronavirus Update

Four Adair County residents testing positive for COVID-19 employed at Milan packing plant

The Adair County Health Department reports four Adair county residents, who are employed at Milan, are among the eight workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Testing was conducted this week at the Smithfield Foods Plant in Milan as part of the states’ expanded effort to test workers who may be infected with the […]

Missouri Department of Conservation confirms 46 new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease

The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed 46 new cases of chronic wasting disease from its monitoring and testing efforts for the 2019-2020 CWD surveillance year. The new cases include eight each in Linn and Macon counties and three in Adair County. The new findings bring the total number of cases in Missouri to 162. […]