Unemployment

Governor Parson announces implementation of $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program

Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security (DES) has received its first operational guidance related to the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The FPUC does not include any provisions or benefits […]

Military Veterans

Help is available if Veterans experience stress or other concerns

Veterans Service Officer Wayne Kleinschmidt encourages family and friends of veterans to talk openly with the veterans if they show signs of stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental well-being concerns. Kleinschmidt notes those signs could include excessive worrying or dread, irritability or agitation, restlessness or difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and anxiety or panic attacks. Family and […]

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Stay-At-Home Order: What you can and cannot do during the Missouri Governor’s directive

To further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Missouri, Governor Parson directed Dr. Randall Williams, Director of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to issue a Stay at Home Order which is effective April 6, 2020. This Order directs all Missourians to avoid leaving their residences unless necessary and to practice social distancing when […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Additional school districts announce extension of closures due to COVID-19

Several more area school districts have announced the extension of their closures due to Coronavirus concerns. Cainsville R-1 now plans to be closed through April 30th and resume classes on May 1st. Learning opportunities will continue to be offered to students through packets. The Cainsville School District will start serving lunches for everyone younger than […]

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Hy-Vee adding one-way directional aisles, suggesting one person per cart

Hy-Vee, Inc. is announcing additional changes to its operations to help protect its employees and customers in response to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Over the upcoming days, all Hy-Vee stores will install additional temporary window panels on the backside of checkouts to help provide an additional layer of protection for both cashiers and customers. […]

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Health provider at Community Medical Associates Clinic of Brookfield tests positive for COVID-19

The Pershing Health System reports it has become aware of an employed provider at the Community Medical Associates Clinic of Brookfield who tested positive for COVID-19. The health system has worked with the Linn County Health Department regarding reporting and contact tracing of persons who may have been in contact with the provider. Patients who […]

Trenton High School

THS faculty and administrators to begin checking on students and families

Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey reports faculty and administrators will check on students and families this week to make sure they have access to lessons posted to Google Classroom. Part of the effort is to identify families that do not have regular and reliable access to the internet. Families that have that problem are […]

Sales Tax

Audio: Trenton sales taxes already trailing but what happens during the Coronavirus crisis

Shopping habits and the business climate are the driving forces for sales tax revenue, especially for local communities. The city of Trenton collects on five different local sales taxes – each for a specific purpose as we review in our news stories each month. With one more month left in the current fiscal year, Trenton […]