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500K Missourians file for unemployment since mid-March

State unemployment figures out today show 52,000 Missourians filed for unemployment last week – bringing the overall total since mid-March to more than half a million people requesting jobless aid. Last week’s figure represents a small dip from the previous week but it’s still a massive shift in Missouri unemployment numbers. Before the coronavirus fallout, […]

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Chillicothe man injured in three-vehicle crash in construction zone near Holt

The Highway Patrol reports a Chillicothe man sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle accident in a construction zone one mile north of Holt on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency medical services transported the driver of a car, 29-year-old Justin Followwill, to the Liberty Hospital. The driver of an International truck, 64-year-old Richard Schoneman of Westbrook, Minnesota, and […]

Cobblestone Inn and Suites

Former Country Home Inn to reopen as a Cobblestone Inn and Suites

The former Country Home Inn in Trenton will reopen as a Cobblestone Inn and Suites. Micah Landes of Landes, Urich, and Weldon LLC says the investment group selected Cobblestone after looking at several franchises. She notes the decision was based on the company’s quality and reputation. Landes, Urich, and Weldon will operate the Cobblestone Inn […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission anticipates receiving over $1.1M in COVID-19 relief

The Grundy County Commission reports the county anticipates receiving $1,155,602 in funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act on or about Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Grundy County will use guidelines provided by the United States Department of Treasury and State of Missouri in making determinations about the use, including allocation and award […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Library to reopen under phased plan

The Livingston County Library will be implementing its phased reopening plan starting Monday, May 4. During the week of May 4, the library staff will be preparing for curbside service, sanitizing and preparing the library for social distancing visits, and getting core operations running smoothly again. If patrons have library materials, please use this time […]

Healthcare

Putnam County Health Department releases guidelines on reopening

The Putnam County Health Department has released guidelines to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 to support Phase 1 of Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan effective Monday through May 31st. The guidelines say individuals should practice social distancing when out of their places of residence and take precautionary measures if a job […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of May 4, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of May 4 – 10. All road closures for roadwork, incidents, and ongoing flooding can be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes […]

Linn County Health Department Website

Linn County Health Department releases suggestions as business reopen

The Linn County Health Department has released suggestions for reducing the spread of COVID-19 as businesses reopen Monday as Phase 1 of Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan. Individuals are asked to maintain a “Safer at Home” attitude, continue to practice good hygiene, and strongly consider using face coverings while in public, especially […]

Missouri State Parks

Audio: Missouri parks to gradually return to normal operations; beach and camping lovers will have to wait

Missouri’s State Parks will gradually return to normal business operations. On Monday, concession-operated lodging, dining, marina, and retail operations will begin reopening at the discretion of the individual concessionaires. Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Carol Comer says park campgrounds and park-run lodging will remain closed.     On May 11, Castlewood, Elephant Rocks, Watkins […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education sets graduation date at C.F. Russell Stadium

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education, during a special virtual meeting Wednesday evening, approved a plan for high school graduation. The graduation is now planned to be held at C. F. Russell Stadium on the afternoon of Saturday, June 6th at 2 o’clock. Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey reported he and Superintendent Mike Stegman […]