Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center report 934 tested for COVID-19

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe report a combined total of 934 individuals have been tested for COVID-19 by the two facilities as of Tuesday morning. That is up by 176 tests compared to numbers announced the morning of May 18th. Overall, Wright Memorial Hospital has tested 268 individuals, which […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves 2020-2021 budget

The Princeton City Council approved the 2020-2021 budget on Monday. Projected revenues are $617.551.51 for general funds and $940,688.48 for enterprise funds for a combined total of $1,558,239.99. Anticipated expenditures are $432,915 for general and $1,077,390 for enterprise funds for a combined total of $1,510,305. Princeton City Clerk Danette Snapp reports the city has sales […]

MIssouri State Board of Education

Missouri Board of Education discusses classes next fall, students dodging school work

A new state statute requires Missouri’s K-12 districts to start the school year no earlier than 14 calendar days prior to the first Monday in September unless the State Board of Education waives the requirement. Board members are discussing whether to waive the requirement and give districts the option of starting the school earlier this […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Local testing sites announce number of individuals tested for COVID-19

Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital COVID-19 testing numbers were announced via marketing and public relations director Jordan Ferguson of Trenton. According to Ferguson, the testing results collectively include those administered at the hospitals in Chillicothe and Trenton as well as the drive-through testing clinic on Highway 65 in Chillicothe. The drive through testing […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education raises high school tuition rate

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education on Thursday evening approved increasing the high school tuition to the state adequacy target of $6,375 for the 2020-2021 school year. Tuition had been $5,750 for high school and has not been increased in more than 20 years.  Elementary tuition remains at $4,500. The board approved the district […]

St Joseph News Press

Saint Joseph News-Press to eliminate Saturday and Wednesday print editions

The Saint Joseph News-Press will eliminate its Saturday and Wednesday print editions, effective Saturday, April 18th and Wednesday, May 6th. The announcement was made in a letter to readers by Publisher and Editor David Bradley and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stacey Hill.  The letter says the News-Press plans to “beef up” the […]

Waterfowl at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

Missouri Department of Conservation sets game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations at its April 8 meeting from the Missouri Department of Conservation for the upcoming 2020 migratory-game-bird-hunting seasons and 2020-2021 waterfowl-hunting seasons. 2020 MIGRATORY GAME BIRD HUNTING Mourning Doves, Eurasian Collared Doves, and White-Winged Doves Season: Sept. 1 through Nov. 29 Limits: 15 daily and 45 in possession combined total […]

State of Emergency

Governor Parson signs Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Parson announced the emergency declaration in a press conference on Friday. The following individuals were also present at the press conference: Dr. Randall Williams, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) […]

Murder

Milan man charged with murder in overdose death

A Milan man has been charged in Sullivan County with the felonies of second-degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. Luke Shelby Hunsaker’s bond is $100,000 cash only. Hunsaker delivered and distributed Suboxone, which contains Buprenorphine and Naloxone, to Sebrena Gordon December 23rd, knowing […]