Disaster Declaration

President Trump approves Governor Parson’s request for major disaster declaration due to May severe storms

President Donald Trump has approved Governor Mike Parson’s request for a federal major disaster declaration for Missouri as a result of severe storms that swept across the state on May 3 and 4, 2020. The disaster declaration means federal Public Assistance will be available to 19 Missouri counties, which allows local governments and nonprofit agencies […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Livingston County Health Center confirms another case of COVID-19; Total case count now 26

Livingston County Health Center has received notification of additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was symptomatic and will be isolating for 14 days. Close contacts are being notified of their exposure. The additional case brings Livingston’s total case count to 26 positives, which include 15 active cases and 11 released from isolation. […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department announces first death due to COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department has been notified of the first death due to COVID-19 for a Grundy County resident.  No personal information was provided. “We are saddened by this news,” said Grundy County Health Department Administrator, Elizabeth Gibson “Our sincere condolences go out to the family.” The Health Department urges the public to continue […]

Unemployment Benefits Graphic

Audio: Mandatory job searches resume this week for unemployed Missourians

Mandatory job searches resume this week for unemployed Missourians.      Missourians who want to continue getting unemployment benefits are required to do job hunting again. The mandate had been lifted temporarily for those who had filed a COVID-19 related unemployment claim.  Individuals without jobs are required to do three work searches each week. Since […]

Bruno Bear Transported to habitat

Social media star “Bruno the Bear” sedated and transported to safety

The adult male bear who attracted public attention and was christened “Bruno” by social media has been sedated and transported to suitable habitat outside the urban area, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The bear is suspected to have traveled from Wisconsin, through Illinois, and into Missouri.  He was first spotted in the Show-Me-State […]