U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Members of Congress in Missouri respond to pro-Trump rioters invading Capitol

As a joint session of Congress began the process of approving the electoral college results of the 2020 presidential election, pro-Trump rioters pushed past U.S. Capitol Police and entered the House chambers and Senate offices. Vice-president Mike Pence and members of Congress evacuated to “safe quarters” inside the office buildings. Then they began tweeting their […]

Medical Marijuana

Department of Health and Senior Services investigates medical marijuana consumer complaint

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is investigating a complaint that a particular medical marijuana product purchased at a state-licensed dispensary this past weekend contained mold growth.  Because of the state program’s regulations including the seed-to-sale track and trace requirements of Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, all facilities, patients, and caregivers associated […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: First medical marijuana sales to patients in Missouri took place on Saturday

The first legal sales of medical marijuana in Missouri have occurred between a Missouri-licensed dispensary and qualified patients and caregivers. The sale took place on Saturday, October 17, 2020.  Jill Enders has more on the story:     “Missouri patients have always been our north star as we work to implement the state’s medical-marijuana program,” […]

Medical Marijuana

DHSS seeks guidance regarding confidential medical marijuana information

On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters passed Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, establishing a medical marijuana program in Missouri. Article XIV requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to protect the trade secrets of medical marijuana businesses as well as patients’ information by keeping that information confidential. Article XIV Section 1.3.(5) of the […]

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 […]