Rape

Galt man faces 10 felony counts, including rape and attempted rape, as well as endangering a child

A Galt resident has been charged with 10 felony counts, including rape or attempted rape, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful use of a weapon, stemming from January. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 39-year-old Brian White was arrested Monday, September 21, and faces two counts of rape or attempted rape—aggravated sexual offense, […]

Missouri Job Center Website

All Missouri Job Centers now open to the public, virtual services still available

The last remaining Missouri Job Center that was closed due to COVID-19 reopened to the public this week to help displaced workers find meaningful employment. The Warrenton Job Center opened Wednesday, Sept. 16. All Missouri Job Centers closed to the public in March when Gov. Mike Parson closed state office buildings due to COVID-19. Reopening […]

Theft

Missouri State Auditor finds former clerk misappropriated over $300,000 from City of Center

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the City of Center that detailed how the former clerk, Tracey Ray, misappropriated more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds. The audit, which focused on the period between January 2015 and July 2019, was performed by the Auditor’s Public Corruption and Fraud Division after information was received through […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Linn County Health Department conducting COVID-19 contact tracing investigations

The Linn County Health Department is conducting COVID-19 contact tracing investigations. As part of those investigations, the health department advises individuals or groups who frequented Pigskin Pub and Pizza of Brookfield September 3rd through 5th to monitor for symptoms related to possible COVID-19 exposure. Individuals or groups who attended the Bell Game at Chester Ray […]

National Education Association or NEA

National Education Association wants database of COVID-19 exposures in schools

The Missouri National Education Association says the state should make a centralized system for the public to see information about COVID-19 exposures in K-12 and higher education schools. It has sent a letter to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education calling on the agency to create one that would “regularly publish” the information and protect […]

Marceline Schools

Marceline R-5 School District reports staff member testing positive for COVID-19

The Marceline R-5 School District announces a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating, as recommended by the Linn County Health Department. Superintendent Brian Sherrow says the exposure that led to the positive test did not occur in the school environment. The health department is contact tracing and determined no students are […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Gallatin R-5 Superintendent reports no one exposed to teacher who tested positive for COVID-19

Gallatin R-5 Superintendent Doctor Bryan Copple reports no one in the district was exposed to an elementary school teacher who tested positive for COVID-19. Copple said the teacher recently told an administrator a family member had possibly contracted the virus, and the administrator told her to quarantine for the rest of the week. The teacher […]

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; […]

Grand River Multipurpose Center

Potential exposure of COVID-19 at Grand River Multipurpose Center Dance

The Livingston County Health Center is informing the public of potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19 at the Friday night dance held from 7-10 p.m. at Grand River Multipurpose Center. Those attending should monitor themselves for symptoms of the virus for the next 14 days. Those reported as close contacts of the positive […]

Macon Tigers

Student at Macon R-1 School District tests positive for COVID-19

The Macon R-1 School District has announced it was made aware Wednesday, September 2nd of a positive COVID-19 test from a sixth-grade student. Superintendent Scott Jarvis notes the student was asymptomatic and has been at school all week. Two other sixth grade students are scheduled to be tested for COVID-19 Thursday, September 3rd. Macon is […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Update: Trenton R-9 Superintendent releases update on COVID-19 quarantined individuals within district

The Trenton R-9 School District has released an update on its schools, staff, and students in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Mike Stegman reports there have been three cases where the district had a positive Coronavirus event within classrooms. Therefore, three classes of students are deemed to be close contacts and have a directive […]