Unemployment

Unemployment rates in northern Missouri take a huge dive compared to August

County unemployment rates are down considerably when comparing the September numbers with August. The Division of Employment Security reports Missouri’s unemployment rate last month dropped to 4.3% compared to an August rate that was 7.1%. For Grundy County, the state report shows 108 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of just over 4,300. That’s […]

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Osborn man facing murder charge in connection with crash that caused death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark

An Osborn man faces a felony charge of murder—second degree in DeKalb County related to a motor vehicle accident in June that caused the death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. Online court information shows 34-year-old Gary Wayne Downs has also been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing and […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Daviess County Health Department reports death related to COVID-19 bringing total to four

The Daviess County Health Department reports an additional death related to COVID-19 since Thursday, October 15th, bringing the total number of deaths to four for the county. Nineteen COVID-19 cases have been added, which brings that total to 230. The number of active cases has gone down by 17 to 112. One hundred fourteen individuals […]

Child Sex Crimes

Gallatin teenager charged with sex crimes against six-year-old girl

A Gallatin teen has been charged in Daviess County with the felonies of statutory sodomy or attempted sodomy, deviate sexual intercourse, with a person less than 12 years of age, and child molestation, second degree. Online court information shows 17-year-old Joshua Reuben Schmidt’s bond is $5,000 cash only with supervision by Supervision Services. He is […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports arrests in three counties in northern Missouri this weekend

The highway patrol reports arrests from early Monday and Sunday in Daviess, Macon, and Linn Counties. Texas teenager, 19-year-old Franko Rodriguez of San Antonio, was stopped in Daviess county before 6 am. Rodriguez has been accused of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a crash, and misdemeanor marijuana possession. He was taken on a […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 19, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of October 19 – 25. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Coronavirus Update

Three area counties report 42 new cases of COVID-19

The Daviess County Health Department reports 211 total cases of COVID-19, which is an increase of 26 since Thursday, October 8th. One hundred twenty-nine cases are active, and 10 are hospitalized. Seventy-nine cases have recovered. Three deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported for Daviess County. The Caldwell County Health Department announces 183 total cases […]

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Cameron woman injured after vehicle strikes dump truck east of Gallatin

The Highway Patrol reports a Cameron woman sustained minor injuries when the vehicle she drove struck a dump truck one-half of a mile east of Gallatin. On Thursday morning, October 15th. Daviess County Ambulance checked 67-year-old Angela Williams. No injuries were reported for dump truck driver 59-year-old Gordon McCune of Hallsville. Both vehicles traveled east […]

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Bethany woman who worked at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin charged with felony stealing of drugs

A nurse at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin accused of stealing drugs from the facility faces multiple charges. Twenty-seven-year-old Allison Deann Derwinis of Bethany has been charged, between three cases, with two counts of felony stealing—controlled substance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one count each of forgery and harassment. […]

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Green Hills Telephone Company receives funds to extend fiber-to-the-home in Daviess County

Governor Mike Parson announced Wednesday, October 14th the Green Hills Telephone Company will receive $6,900 to extend fiber-to-the-home service in Daviess County. The project will include connecting up to five households near Gallatin and will allow users to access one gigabit per second symmetrical service. The funding was announced as part of round two of […]

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Highway patrol reports two arrests on Monday

The highway patrol made separate arrests in Daviess and Clinton counties for persons from Topeka, Kansas, and Gladstone, Missouri. The patrol, on Monday night, stopped 30-year-old Michael Clark of Topeka, Kansas in Daviess County.  Clark has been accused of felony possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated for drugs, possession of marijuana, unlawful possession […]

Unemployment

Grundy County unemployment rate up a full percentage point, northern Mo counties at 4.6% to 7.8%

Grundy County’s unemployment rate went up by a full percentage point when comparing August with July. Those are the most recent months available from the state of Missouri in a county by county listing of the jobless rates. Online information shows Grundy County’s August rate is five point six percent, which is based on 248 […]