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Missouri extends childcare subsidies for eligible school-aged kids not attending school in-person

The Missouri Department of Social Services is extending full-time childcare subsidy benefits through December 31 for eligible school-aged students who are not attending school in-person. A state press release today says CARES Act funding makes the additional financial aid possible for low-income working families. Acting Director Jennifer Tidball says the state does not want to […]

U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley: increases in social isolation from pandemic may be contributing to surges in drug addiction

Missouri’s junior senator is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the mental health needs of Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R) has written a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, calling on the agency to deploy more of the $425 million that Congress appropriated to […]

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Area counties continue to see additional cases of COVID-19

The Daviess County Health Department reports a total of 79 COVID-19 cases for the county, which is an increase of 23 since Thursday, September 10th. Fifty-seven of the cases are active, and 21 have recovered. There has been one COVID-19-related death reported for Daviess County. The Caldwell County Health Department announces 81 total cases of […]

GRM Networks

GRM Networks accepting applications for its Community Improvement Grants

Through its Community Improvement Grant Program, GRM Networks positively influences the communities in which it operates. Since 1999, GRM Networks has awarded numerous grants to deserving community organizations in its serving territory. Applications for the second distribution of grants for the 2020 calendar year are being accepted now through November 1, 2020. Grant amounts vary, with […]

2020 Elections vote

Jay Ashcroft and Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly to promote voting options for November 3 election

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly will join other local officials at City Hall on Wednesday, Sept.23, 2020, at 11:00 am to promote the safety of in-person voting and the new 2020 absentee and mail-in voting options. The public is encouraged to attend the event on the front steps of City […]

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High-speed pursuit starting in Carroll County ends in Linn County with arrest of St. Louis woman

A St. Louis woman was arrested in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit on Wednesday afternoon that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was notified about 3:30 regarding a Carroll County deputy attempting to stop a northbound white-colored SUV that was reportedly driving in excess of 100 […]

Fast Track Website

Fast Track application now open for 2020-21, new schools added to eligibility list

The 2020-21 application for the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is open, with more eligible institutions, and 15 new eligible program areas. Grant recipients can now spend their funds at Missouris non-profit private, as well as public, colleges, and universities. Fast Track, a state financial aid program, provides tuition assistance to adults over 25 years […]

Missouri Job Center Website

All Missouri Job Centers now open to the public, virtual services still available

The last remaining Missouri Job Center that was closed due to COVID-19 reopened to the public this week to help displaced workers find meaningful employment. The Warrenton Job Center opened Wednesday, Sept. 16. All Missouri Job Centers closed to the public in March when Gov. Mike Parson closed state office buildings due to COVID-19. Reopening […]

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Missouri State Auditor finds former clerk misappropriated over $300,000 from City of Center

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the City of Center that detailed how the former clerk, Tracey Ray, misappropriated more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds. The audit, which focused on the period between January 2015 and July 2019, was performed by the Auditor’s Public Corruption and Fraud Division after information was received through […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy, Livingston and Harrison counties continue to see increase in COVID-19 cases

The Grundy County Health Department announces three new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 166. One hundred thirty-nine have been confirmed, and 27 are probable. Forty-eight cases are active. Two COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in Grundy County. The Livingston County Health Center reports it received notification of eight additional cases of positive COVID-19, which […]