Boil Advisory

Mercer County Public Water Supply District issues two boil advisories

Mercer County Public Water Supply District on Monday issued two precautionary boil water advisories following water main repairs.   One advisory affects rural water customers within the boundaries of Highway 136 on the north, Route A on the east, the Grundy/Mercer County line on the south, and the Harrison/Mercer County line is the western boundary. […]

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Missouri tops 11,000 reported COVID deaths, doubling total from 2020

(Missouri Independent) – The number of Missouri deaths from COVID-19 reported since Jan. 1 has exceeded the number reported during 2020. As of Dec. 31, 2020, the Department of Health and Senior Services reported 5,519 deaths from the coronavirus that killed its first Missouri victim on March 18, 2020. On Friday, the total reached 11,046. The grim […]

Boil Advisory

Mercer County issues new boil advisory; Daviess County lifts boil advisory placed last week

Mercer County Public Water Supply District has issued a boil advisory until further notice for part of Route Y. The advisory affects the area from Jewel Street to Hatbox Place. It also includes Imperial and Independence streets and Impulse and Indigo places. Daviess County Public Water Supply District Number 2 has lifted a boil advisory […]

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Repairs by Grundy County Public Water Supply District may cause water outages or low pressure

Grundy County Public Water Supply District Number 1 announces it will repair a water leak north of Trenton on Friday afternoon, September 10. Customers in the area of repair may experience a water outage or low pressure. A precautionary boil advisory will be in effect until further notice when water is restored. The boundaries for […]

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Linn County Health Department investigating possible COVID-19 exposure at Bell Game in Brookfield

The Linn County Health Department has released a potential COVID-19 exposure advisory involving the Bell Game in Brookfield on September 3rd. As part of COVID-19 contact investigations, the health department advises anyone who attended the game to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who feels they may have been exposed should call the Linn County […]

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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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Missouri ICUs filling as Delta variant wave moves into northeast, southeast regions

(Missouri Independent) – New cases from the Delta variant wave that has killed more than 1,150 Missourians since June 1 have plateaued, but hospital ICUs continue to fill — and small, rural hospitals are among the hardest hit. There were 690 patients in ICU beds across the state on Tuesday, the most recent day reported by the state Department of Health […]

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CDC issues Health Advisory on Ivermectin and the use of products containing Ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19

The CDC has issued a Health Advisory pertaining to the use of Ivermectin and the use of products containing Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. Ivermectin is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA-approved prescription medication used to treat certain infections caused by internal and external parasites. When used as prescribed for approved indications, it […]

Boil Advisory

Mercer County Public Water Supply District issues new boil advisory, lifts two advisories issued last week

A new boil advisory has been issued for a portion of Mercer County following water line repairs made on Monday. The precautionary boil advisory will affect rural water customers within the clockwise boundaries of Highway 136 on the north, Route U on the east, the Grundy County line on the south, and the Harrison County […]

Bright Futures

Audio: Bright Futures Trenton to hold “Back to School” event on Thursday

With the cooperation of several organizations, businesses, and individuals, back-to-school activities are scheduled for Thursday, August 12, 2021, at locations in Trenton plus the Laredo, Spickard, and Grundy R-5 at Humphreys Schools. Bright Futures Trenton hosts activities that include distributions of school supplies, backpacks, mascot gear, haircuts, hygiene items, clothing, and new shoes in a […]