Coronavirus Update

Area health departments report 44 new cases of COVID-19; over the counter COVID-19 tests making case numbers difficult to track

Four COVID-19 cases have been added in Mercer County since August 12th: one confirmed and three probable. The health department reports 195 confirmed cases and 194 probable cases. Eighteen cases are active, and nine deaths have been reported. The Mercer County Health Department notes that the numbers are based on the information it is given. […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County reports a COVID-related death and 17 new cases of COVID-19; Daviess County reports 19 new cases, Livingston County 13

The Grundy County Health Department announces an additional COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 42. Seventeen new cases have been reported since August 9th, making that total 1,413. Sixty-one cases are active, which the health department reports is the highest number of active cases since January 19th. The active cases include 24 Grundy County residents […]

Drug Busts

Vehicle stop in Livingston County results in seizure of drugs and arrest of Texas man

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a vehicle stop in Livingston County August 10th resulted in the seizure of drugs and the arrest of a Texas man. Deputy Jordan Williams stopped the vehicle on U. S. Highway 36 near Utica for an alleged traffic violation or violations. Cox says the deputy seized a significant number […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Harrison County reports 8 new cases of COVID-19; 17 total breakthrough cases reported

Eight COVID-19 cases have been added in Harrison County since August 9, 2021. The county’s COVID-19 dashboard shows the total, as of the night of August 10th, was 1,123, and 27 cases were active. Thirty-eight cases have been added in the last 14 days. There are 927 confirmed cases and 18 COVID-19-related deaths. The Harrison […]

Jarred Kelsall Booking Photo

Trenton man arrested, returned to Missouri Department of Corrections

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton man on August 10, 2021, on a technical parole violation involving drugs and reporting and directives. Twenty-six-year-old Jarred Kelsall had no bond and was delivered to the Department of Corrections. Kelsall was originally charged in Polk County with possession of a controlled substance.

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education reviews reopening plan; first day of school is August 25

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education set the annual tax rate at a hearing on August 10, 2021. The rate was increased by $.0136 to $4.9644. During the regular meeting, the board approved the American Rescue Plan and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief. The plan entails how Pleasant View will spend the COVID-19 […]

Coronavirus Update

New cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Sullivan, Linn and Livingston counties

The Sullivan County Health Department August 10 confirmed eight additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,054. Fifty cases were active, and seventeen COVID-19-related deaths had been reported. The health department noted 2,249 Sullivan County residents had initiated a vaccine series as of August 9, and 1,900 residents had completed a vaccine series. The percentage […]


Unionville man drowns at Thousand Hills State Park

The Highway Patrol reports a Unionville man has drowned at Thousand Hills State Park near Kirksville the afternoon of August 9 after he voluntarily left a pontoon boat in an attempt to rescue another swimmer. Sixty-four-year-old Steven Puckett was taken to the Travis Noe Funeral Home. Puckett went under the water at Forest Lake and did […]

Jury Duty

600 Livingston County residents to receive notices of prospective jury duty

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports 600 Livingston County residents will receive prospective juror notices. The sheriff’s office is required to notify the group of potential juror service from October to February. The notices were to be mailed on August 10.  Cox says the notices must be completed and returned in a timely manner to […]

Wolfner Library

Secretary of State announces Bicentennial-Day release of the State of Missouri Constitution in audiobook format

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, in commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of Missouri’s entry into the United States, has announced that the Constitution of the State of Missouri will be released in audiobook format on August 10, 2021. This 13-hour recording, produced by the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library, is the first audio version […]

Megan Derry receiving the Paul Harris award from her uncle, Don Purkapile

Life Options Green Hills Executive Director Rachael Brothers speaks to members of Trenton Rotary

Life Options Green Hills Executive Director Rachael Brothers spoke at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on August 5th. She said the center in Trenton has a goal of being the client’s “first choice for information” regarding pregnancy decisions. The facility opened in July of 2020 and has served 67 women and six men from the […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission holding mandatory meeting for bidders at Grundy County Courthouse

A mandatory meeting for bidders involving concrete work at the courthouse in Trenton is on the Grundy County Commission’s agenda for August 10. The meeting will be in the commissioner’s room at 9 am, August 10, 2021. Concrete work is planned at the north entrance and east side driveway entrance of the courthouse.

Livingston County Library

Chillicothe City Administrator to present information on Civil War Battle of Wilson’s Creek

Chillicothe City Administrator Darin Chappell will present information at the Livingston County Library of Chillicothe on the Civil War Battle of Wilson’s Creek. A free in-person program will be in the second-floor library courtroom on August 10, 2021, at noon. The library reports the Battle of Wilson’s Creek marked the beginning of the war in […]

Naturalization news graphic (U.S. citizen)

34 to take the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens at Missouri State Capital rotunda

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and U. S. District Court Western District of Missouri will welcome 34 U. S. citizenship candidates to be naturalized at the state capitol on August 10. The event at the capitol rotunda at 11 o’clock that morning is one of more than 200 events planned as the state […]

Grand RIver Historical Society Museum

Grand River Historical Society Museum to present free program honoring Missouri Bicentennial

The Grand River Historical Society Museum in Chillicothe will present a free program for the state’s Bicentennial about 200 years of Missouri music. Area artists will be featured at the Bethel Black History Museum on August 10 at 1 o’clock. Linda Steward will perform spirituals and gospel music and talk about the Underground Railroad as displayed […]

Gallatin Missouri High School FInal

Registration for students at Gallatin R-5 School District begins August 10, 2021

The Gallatin R-5 School District announces specifics regarding student registration. For the Gallatin Elementary School, registration involving new students – including pre-kindergarten and kindergarten – is August 10. There are registration dates and times for the 11th and 12th graders at Gallatin High school. On August 11th, seniors register from 9 to 11 o’clock and […]