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Faith leaders encouraging Missouri residents to find creative ways to celebrate Easter

Multiple Missouri health departments are asking Missourians to Stay and Pray this Easter Sunday by celebrating traditions at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Residents are asked to look for alternative virtual or televised Easter or Passover services instead of attending in-person services. Faith leaders are encouraged to find creative ways to celebrate […]

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91,000 Missourians filed for unemployment last week

The latest state information shows more than 91,000 Missourians filed for unemployment last week. During the last three weeks of state unemployment records, more than 237,000 Missourians have filed jobless claims. That’s more than all of 2019 when about 183,000 claims were filed. Before the coronavirus pandemic began taking its toll on Missouri, the state’s […]

Road Closed

Linn County Route WW to remain closed; motorist drives around barricades, damaging roadway

Route WW will remain closed today, Thursday, April 9, through 3 p.m. for a culvert replacement. Local maintenance crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation replaced the culvert today, April 8, but their barricades blocking the roadway between Route ZZ and the Macon County line were moved, and a motorist drove through the freshly laid […]

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Key health committee senators urge making COVID-19 antibodies test free for everyone

Senators Roy Blunt and Lamar Alexander, chairmen of the two Senate committees responsible for health policy and spending said, “Health professionals agree that Americans who have had the disease are almost certainly immune for a time and can go back to work and back to school without contracting the disease again or exposing others. Free […]

Bridge Work

Grand River bridge south of Chillicothe to be narrowed to one lane

A rehabilitation project on the Grand River Bridge on Highway 65 south of Chillicothe is scheduled to begin a new phase next week. Contractors from Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will narrow the bridge to one lane beginning Monday morning, April 13, 2020, at 7 o’clock. The first portion […]

Waterfowl at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

Missouri Department of Conservation sets game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations at its April 8 meeting from the Missouri Department of Conservation for the upcoming 2020 migratory-game-bird-hunting seasons and 2020-2021 waterfowl-hunting seasons. 2020 MIGRATORY GAME BIRD HUNTING Mourning Doves, Eurasian Collared Doves, and White-Winged Doves Season: Sept. 1 through Nov. 29 Limits: 15 daily and 45 in possession combined total […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Blunt announces $27.7 million in Coronavirus Response Grants for 29 Missouri community health centers

Senator Roy Blunt, the co-chair of the Senate Community Health Center Caucus, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $27 million in coronavirus response grant funding to 29 Missouri community health centers (CHCs). The funding will help CHCs meet staffing needs, and prevent, diagnose, and treat coronavirus patients. […]

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Trenton Tax Increment Financing Commission to hold public meeting regarding Orscheln Farm and Home

The Trenton Tax Increment Financing Commission will hold a public hearing next week regarding the Orscheln Farm and Home Tax Increment Financing Plan. The hearing will be part of the commission’s meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers Monday evening at 6 o’clock. The plan involves a redevelopment project in the area of Highway 65 […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Missouri prison system reports first COVID-19 related death

St. Joseph city officials in northwest Missouri report the first death in Buchanan County from complications brought on by COVID-19; the former St. Joseph state prisoner transferred to Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Corrections made the announcement. City officials say the prisoner was transferred to St. Joseph for an unrelated illness that required isolation, […]