Medical Marijuana

Missouri’s medical marijuana program publishes first annual report

The Department of Health and Senior Services announces the release of its Missouri Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program’s annual report to the Governor. DHSS is required to annually submit a report to the Governor regarding the efficient discharge of its responsibilities under Article XIV Section 1 of the Missouri Constitution. Reported activities are based on the […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department responds to call of man with a machete

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to the 100 block of North Herriford Street on Friday in reference to a violation of a protection order. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports a 53-year-old Chillicothe resident was taken into custody, transported to the police department for processing, became uncooperative, had to be physically subdued, and calmed. Sampsel […]

Coronavirus Hotline

Department of Health and Senior Services clarifies communication issues with COVID-19 hotline

The Department of Health and Senior Services has advised medical providers in Missouri that calls to the 24/7 COVID-19 hotline, it’s noticed three points of miscommunication and hopes to calm citizens by correcting the information. A patient will not be able to get their coronavirus test results through the hotline, even if the test was […]

State of Emergency

Grundy County Commission declares “State of Emergency” for Grundy County

The Grundy County Commission has declared a state of emergency for Grundy County until further notice in recognizing the threat posed by COVID-19. The commission encourages everyone to do their part in lowering the curve as resources are and will continue to be limited. Under the declaration, the commission asks the public limit activity to […]

Wright Memorial Hospital Employee of the Year Jamie Kottwitz

Jamie Kottwitz named Wright Memorial Hospital 2019 Employee of the Year

Wright Memorial Hospital recently announced its 2019 Employee of the Year. Jamie Kottwitz, registered nurse II at Wright Memorial Hospital, was presented with the award at a ceremony held in her honor on February 17. Other nominees were 2019 Employee of the Quarter winners: Cheryl Hamilton, Sue Knapp, and Kaycee West. Kottwitz has been with […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center announces Smart Connections class

Livingston County Health Center announces a Smart Connections® class series beginning on Monday, March 2nd at 5:30 p.m. at the Chillicothe Early Learning Center, located at 900 Coach K Street. Smart Connections® is a free program from Trauma Smart® for parents and caregivers to connect, network and enhance skills in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere. […]

Hand Holding Small Marijuana Leaf with Cannabis Plants in Background

DHSS issues certifications for medical marijuana seed-to-sale entities

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has begun the process of issuing the first round of certifications for medical marijuana seed-to-sale entities. A seed-to-sale tracking system is a software system designed to perform functions necessary to fulfill a licensed or certified facility’s responsibilities in tracking medical marijuana from either the seed or immature […]

Medical Marijuana Licensing

DHSS announces timing for medical marijuana facility license issuance

The Department of Health and Senior Services Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation will begin issuing medical marijuana facility licenses before the end of the year. In order to give all potential applicants sufficient notice of when to expect notification of application determinations, DHSS is announcing tentative dates of license issuance for all facility types. Medical […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]