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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 […]

Food Safety webinar scheduled for November 17, 2020

The Missouri Small Business Development Center at Northwest Missouri State University, the Missouri Small Business Development Center for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and University Missouri Extension are partnering to host a Food Safety for Food Processors and Small Businesses webinar on Nov. 17, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no fee to […]

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Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau elects officers

The Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau elected officers Wednesday, October 14th. City Clerk Cindy Simpson reports Cara McClellan was elected as president, Micah Landes as President-Elect, Megan Taul as secretary, and Jordan Ferguson as treasurer. President-Elect is what an ordinance called the vice president. The bureau set the regular meeting time as the second Wednesday […]

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Trenton City Council adopts ordinances, airport hangar discussion continues

Three ordinances were adopted, appointments made to committees and boards, and reports were given during last nights’ meeting of the Trenton City Council. One ordinance allows the Howe engineering company to coordinate plans for a larger, six-inch water main to supply potable water to the wastewater treatment plant. The cost is $33,000 for services including […]

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Missouri Congressman introduces legislation intended to prevent police brutality

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay and a chorus of other lawmakers have introduced sweeping legislation designed to crack down on police brutality problems. Clay, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Black Caucus, want to reign in on police using deadly force and want to require an independent prosecutor for all police killings. Clay, […]