Special Election

New Sheriff being elected today in Linn County

There’s a special election today in Linn County to choose the next sheriff. Names on the ballot are Jeff Henke, a Republican candidate, and Billy Stroud, the Democratic candidate. The winner replaces Sheriff Tom Parks who retired June 30th after 22 years of service. The polls in Linn County are open until 7 o’clock this […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri’s medical marijuana facility application window closes, over 2,100 applications submitted

The medical marijuana facility application period closed at 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services received approximately 2,100 applications by the extended deadline. The application system received over 1,200 applications in the last three days, including over 800 applications in the last 24 hours. Applications are from those hoping to […]

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A diagnosed in Washington, Missouri food handler

Hepatitis A was diagnosed in an employee at the Bob Evans restaurant located at 3151 Phoenix Center Drive, Washington, Missouri, 63090. The investigation by the Franklin County Health Department found that this employee worked while infectious during the timeframe of August 3-10. While it is uncommon for restaurant patrons to become infected with hepatitis A […]

History Museum on the Square in Springfield, Missouri

New history museum opens in Springfield

After years of work and anticipation, a new history museum is open in Springfield, Missouri. Visitors to the new History Museum on the Square are transported into the rich tapestry of southwest Missouri’s history told through interactive exhibits, video and photography and a treasure trove of artifacts.  The museum that opened Aug. 8 has more […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol and Commercial Vehicle Officer (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol now accepting applications for Commercial Vehicle Officer

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is accepting applications for new commercial vehicle officers. The 10th Commercial Vehicle Officer Class is scheduled to begin training on February 3, 2020. The application deadline is October 1, 2019. Interested parties are encouraged to apply. The Human Resources Division will contact each applicant to determine their location(s) of interest. […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education sets tax levy

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education set the district’s tax levy at a meeting on Monday evening. The levy was set at 488.26 cents for this year which is up by 41.3 cents from last year. North Mercer’s assessed valuation decreased by $1,300,440 to $17,893,147. The board voted to no longer accept tuition waivers […]