Audio: Missouri’s school nurses are on the front lines of COVID-19 response within classrooms

The Missouri Association of School Nurses says school nurses are playing an even more critical role during the COVID-19 crisis. The state had about 1600 school nurses among Missouri’s more than 500 K-12 public school districts. Linda Neumann (pronounced newman), executive director of the association, says school nurses have been going above and beyond the […]

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Missouri ranks in top five for its rate of new COVID-19 cases

The Washington Post reports Missouri ranks fifth among all U.S. states for its per capita rate of daily COVID-19 cases over the past week. The state reports 23 new cases per every 100,000 people. Livingston County in northwest Missouri ranks in the top ten U.S. counties reporting the highest rate of cases. The state’s COVID-19 dashboard shows the […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District releases guidance on students going home and returning to school regarding COVID-19

The Trenton R-9 School District released guidance Thursday, September 3rd on when students should go home and return to school regarding COVID-19. The information says students should go home if they have two of the following symptoms: a fever of at least 100.4; congestion or a runny nose; nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; a sore throat; […]

Driver's License

Patrol announces written and skills test for all license classes to return to normal dates and times

Highway Patrol Troop B Commanding Officer Captain James Wilt announces that written and skills testing for all classes of licenses will return to their normal dates and times in each of the troop’s 16 counties, effective Monday, July 20th. Testing locations, dates, and times can be found on the Patrol’s website under the Patrol Station […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Saint Luke’s Health System updates inpatient visitor guidelines

The Saint Luke’s Health System has updated its inpatient visitor guidelines previously established at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. The health system is now limiting visits to one visitor per patient at a time. Previously, no visitors […]

Driver's License

Patrol to resume written and skills testing for all classes of driver licenses on Monday

Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson has announced driver testing services will resume for written and skills testing of all classes at limited locations on Monday, May 11, 2020. That includes the Class F operator’s skills testing. The Patrol asks applicants to be patient and allow essential drivers with the most pressing need for service […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol announces written testing for CDL applicants

Missouri State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson has announced written knowledge testing will be provided for commercial driver license applicants with essential needs beginning today (Monday) The CDL written tests will be limited to specific testing locations statewide. A spokesperson says one of the CDL written testing locations to be open will be at […]

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Key health committee senators urge making COVID-19 antibodies test free for everyone

Senators Roy Blunt and Lamar Alexander, chairmen of the two Senate committees responsible for health policy and spending said, “Health professionals agree that Americans who have had the disease are almost certainly immune for a time and can go back to work and back to school without contracting the disease again or exposing others. Free […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Blunt announces $27.7 million in Coronavirus Response Grants for 29 Missouri community health centers

Senator Roy Blunt, the co-chair of the Senate Community Health Center Caucus, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $27 million in coronavirus response grant funding to 29 Missouri community health centers (CHCs). The funding will help CHCs meet staffing needs, and prevent, diagnose, and treat coronavirus patients. […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Missouri prison system reports first COVID-19 related death

St. Joseph city officials in northwest Missouri report the first death in Buchanan County from complications brought on by COVID-19; the former St. Joseph state prisoner transferred to Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Corrections made the announcement. City officials say the prisoner was transferred to St. Joseph for an unrelated illness that required isolation, […]

Gavel and Law book

Municipal Division of Grundy County Circuit Court continues cases due for appearance in April

Cases scheduled for the Municipal Division of Grundy County Circuit Court have been continued for April due to the Supreme Court suspending unnecessary in-person court. Individuals scheduled to appear in Municipal Court April 7th or 21st at 9 o’clock in the morning have had their cases continued to May 5th at 9 o’clock. Cases scheduled […]