Josh Hawley

Protests in Missouri calling for Senator Josh Hawley’s resignation

St. Louis labor leaders and good-government groups are coming together to demand U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s resignation. At the U.S. Capitol last week, Hawley fist-pumped the mob that shortly after stormed the building, putting members of Congress and Capitol staff at risk and injuring Capitol and D.C. metro police – including one officer who later […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education approves 2021-2022 school calendar; hears enrollment update

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 school calendar on Tuesday evening, January 12th. The first day of school will be August 25th, and the last day is scheduled for May 13th, 2022. BlueBird Networks was approved for the school’s internet service. Pleasant View will enter into a five-year contract for $510 […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors presented information on a variety of topics at latest meeting

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors heard about various topics at its meeting on December 15th. It was announced the United States Department of Agriculture approved the energy project. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff explained the project involves replacing the boiler and putting in mini-split units in each resident room. Each of those units […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital to receive shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton plans to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the next couple of weeks for staff. Marketing and Public Relations Director Jordan Ferguson reports the hospital is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaccine distribution. The CDC recommends prioritizing health care workers and residents of […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors receive report on audit; filing dates set for April election

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors on November 17th received a report on a recently completed audit, which was said to be clean. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff reported the Department of Health and Senior Services completed focused infection control surveys on November 4th. No deficiencies were cited. The filing dates for the April […]

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Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

(Missouri Independent) – President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states. It’s a move that public health experts say could dramatically reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. But putting wider mask laws in place […]

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Missouri House gives initial approval to $1.2 billion supplemental budget

The Missouri House voted Tuesday to give preliminary approval to a proposed $1.27 billion supplemental budget, a supplemental that is the reason for the special session. The supplemental budget includes funding for school nutrition programs, job training grants, $1 million for witness protection funding, and money for child support payments. Governor Mike Parson (R) called […]

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Clarification on hospitalizations from COVID-19 at Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center

Saint Luke’s Health System Marketing and Public Relations Director Jordan Ferguson reports Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe saw a combined total of 34 COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the third quarter of 2020. So far in October alone, which is the fourth quarter, the two hospitals have had a combined 33 […]

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Thirty four COVID-19 hospitalizations reported between Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center

There have been 34 COVID-19-related hospitalizations total at Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe since July. That information comes from Saint Luke’s Health System Marketing and Public Relations Director Jordan Ferguson, who notes 33 of those hospitalizations have been in October alone. Ferguson says hospitalizations reported by the Livingston County […]