Coronavirus Update

Mercer County reports first COVID-19 related death, two new cases, Two new cases in Daviess County and 27 new cases in Putnam County

The Mercer County Health Department announces the county’s first COVID-19-related death. Two confirmed cases were added since November 24th, which brings the total to 81. Probable cases remain at 42. There are 17 active cases. Two COVID-19-related deaths have been added in Daviess County since Friday, which the health department notes brings the total to […]

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Grundy County reports another COVID-19 related death and 15 cases of COVID-19; Linn County reports 2 new cases of COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department has announced another death due to COVID-19 which brings the total number of deaths to 19. Fifteen cases were added since November 24th, which makes the total 633. Four hundred sixty-eight cases have been confirmed. One hundred twelve are active. The Linn County Health Department on November 24th reported two […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

Veterans

109 veterans have died of COVID-19 in Missouri veterans homes since September 1

The Missouri Veterans Commission’s Veterans Homes continue to fight COVID-19, and according to spokesman Jamie Melchert, they are continuing daily testing using PCR and antigen testing; training on the proper use of PPE and enhanced PPE; cleaning and disinfecting and enhanced training in these areas; infection control inspections and additional training; additional supervision, including from […]

COVID or Coronavirus Vaccination Website

Governor Parson announces the launch of new COVID-19 vaccine website for Missouri residents

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new vaccine website for Missouri residents.  MOStopsCOVID.com provides Missourians with information regarding the safety of the vaccines, research and production processes, and when they may be eligible for vaccination. The website will […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update: Livingston County reports 1 death, 11 new cases; Caldwell County 52 cases; 4 cases in Mercer County

The Livingston County Health Center announces an additional COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 19. Eleven new cases were also added for a total of 746. Of the 79 active cases, 56 are in the community, 15 are in facilities, and eight are in schools. There are 20 COVID-19-related hospitalizations for Livingston County. COVID-19 cases […]

Parents and family

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center to offer free virtual parenting classes

The North Central Missouri Mental Health Center in Chillicothe will offer free parenting classes via Zoom. The sessions will be held Tuesday mornings from 8 o’clock to 9:30 beginning December 1st. Topics will include an introduction to parenting, protective factors, why children misbehave and what to do, 123 Magic, and creative discipline. Participants can choose […]

Charges Filed

Chillicothe man charged with leaving the scene of an accident which resulted in death

A Chillicothe man has been charged in Clinton County with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. The crash happened four miles east of Lathrop on November 23rd in which a truck driver died. Forty-three-year-old John Pollock also faces tampering with a motor vehicle—first degree. Pollock entered a plea of not guilty on November […]

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Braymer man charged in Diemel brothers case bound over in Caldwell County for theft

A Braymer man charged with two counts of murder, first degree in Johnson County, in connection with the deaths of two brothers from Wisconsin had a charge of stealing involving a motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft bound over to the circuit court in Caldwell County November 23rd. A formal arraignment for 26-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson is scheduled for […]