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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

Auto Theft or Stolen Vehicle

Suspect wanted for stolen vehicle leads Chillicothe authorities on convoluted investigation

Chillicothe police report the arrest of an individual stemming from investigations that included the alleged theft of a motor vehicle. Saturday night, November 21, Chillicothe police received a report of a stolen vehicle from the 300 block of Edgerton. Four hours later that night, officers were called to the 400 block of Jackson Street to […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board lacks quorum for meeting; John Woodland addresses those members present

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board did not have an official meeting Monday night due to lack of a quorum. Just three members were present out of seven. The agenda items were to be moved to a possible meeting next month, on December 28th, unless a decision is made in the meantime to cancel that meeting […]

Handcuffs and Key with Arrest graphic

Two from Trenton arrested on drug charges; Galt man arrested on two domestic assault charges

Three individuals are facing felony charges in Grundy County following their arrests on Friday. Both 38-year-old Christopher James Warren of Trenton and 41-year-old Kimberly McCracken of Trenton are charged with possession of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid—listed as methamphetamine. Each also is accused of unlawful possession or use of drug paraphernalia which was described […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

While cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Grundy County, active cases slightly decrease

While the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Grundy County continues to increase, the number of people considered to have active cases has decreased. The Grundy County Health Department Tuesday night reported 121 active cases, which is a decrease of seven from the Monday report. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Grundy County has […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital urging residents to wear masks and social distance

Wright Memorial Hospital is urging all residents in the area to wear masks and socially distance from others when in public as the number of positive cases in Missouri reaches an all-time high. “This is a serious matter,” said Steve Schieber, CEO of Wright Memorial Hospital. “The rising number of cases and hospitalizations affects the […]

Democratic Party

2020 was a bloodbath for Missouri Democrats. Will 2022 be any better?

(Missouri Independent) – There’s no point trying to spin it: While the 2020 election was a mixed verdict nationally, with Republicans gaining congressional seats and minimizing Senate losses even as Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump, the Missouri verdict was unequivocal. It started atop the ticket with Trump’s dominance. He and Gov. Mike Parson set […]

Photo from screenshot of launch on NASA TV

Audio: Native from Missouri Launches into space aboard capsule dubbed “Resilience”

A Missouri native has launched to space on a historic mission.     Four astronauts on the space shuttle dubbed “Resilience” are headed to the International Space Station, including southern Missouri native Mike Hopkins. Hopkins, of Richland, is commanding the crew on the first operational space flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts aboard. […]