North Central Missouri Mental Health Center

Counselors available for support during pandemic through North Central Missouri Mental Health Center

The North Central Missouri Mental Health Center has COVID-19 counselors available to provide support and resources to anyone struggling with the pandemic. Free services include individual and group counseling, development, presentation, and distribution of educational materials, community networking and support, and assessments, referrals, and resource. Ask for a crisis counselor by contacting the North Central […]

Job Opening or Now Hiring or Employment

State offers free training to 1,000 Missourians unemployed by COVID-19

The state is offering free online courses to 1,000 Missourians laid off or furloughed because of COVID-19. In a press release, the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development says it has partnered with CompTIA, a nonprofit trade association, to provide the on-demand schooling. Enrollment is open through December 4 and the work can […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Linn County Health Department conducting COVID-19 contact tracing investigations

The Linn County Health Department is conducting COVID-19 contact tracing investigations. As part of those investigations, the health department advises individuals or groups who frequented Pigskin Pub and Pizza of Brookfield September 3rd through 5th to monitor for symptoms related to possible COVID-19 exposure. Individuals or groups who attended the Bell Game at Chester Ray […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol now testing for new troopers

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers and is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 111th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on February […]

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Community members express concerns about COVID-19 and wearing masks at Trenton Board of Education meeting

Three community members spoke during the public comment portion of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education meeting the evening of Tuesday, August 11th. They each have either children or grandchildren who will attend school in the district this year. Many of the concerns involved wearing masks. Susan Cooksey said her grandson was born premature and […]

NCMC Geyer Hall

NCMC Board of Trustees approve applying for CARES Act funding to curtail expenses from COVID-19

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the evening of Tuesday, July 28th applying for Grundy County CARES Act funding to combat COVID-19 expenses. A Return to Fall Plan was also presented. NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver said the college could receive $89,000 in Grundy County CARES Act funding, which could be used […]

Guilty Plea

Robert Shiflett enters “Guilty” plea, waives formal arraignment in Caldwell County court

A Brookfield man accused of driving the wrong way at a high speed on U. S. Highway 36 in December waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of guilty in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court Thursday, July 16th. Online court information shows the prosecutor dismissed two counts for 58-year-old Robert Shiflett. In exchange […]

Disaster Declaration

President Trump approves Governor Parson’s request for major disaster declaration due to May severe storms

President Donald Trump has approved Governor Mike Parson’s request for a federal major disaster declaration for Missouri as a result of severe storms that swept across the state on May 3 and 4, 2020. The disaster declaration means federal Public Assistance will be available to 19 Missouri counties, which allows local governments and nonprofit agencies […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Linn County Health Department reports investigations with local business and wedding at Young’s Lodge

The Linn County Health Department is working on COVID-19 contact investigations. As part of one investigation, the health department has worked with Tastee Treat and its owners Larry and Ethel Head to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The health department notes […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA yet to obligate funds to several projects in Grundy County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated about $1.1 million dollars to Grundy County in reimbursement funds so far for flooding last year. That is according to Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs who notes the amount involves estimates from townships. FEMA has yet to obligate funds to several projects, and Briggs notes that could push […]