COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Second COVID-19 death recorded in Missouri

An assisted living woman in her 80s is Springfield’s first coronavirus related death. During a press conference today, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in southwest Missouri announced the casualty – Missouri’s second COVID-19 related death today. The patient lived in Morningside of Springfield East. Three other patients have tested positive from the same assisted living […]

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update: Missouri verifies 106 people test positive for coronavirus

On March 9, the state announced Missouri’s first likely case of the coronavirus. The latest information verified by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services shows that 106 people have tested positive in the state for COVID-19. The most cases – 23 – currently originate in St. Louis County. Missouri has had three coronavirus […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council discusses, but takes no action, on establishing a cash reserve policy for the city

The Trenton City Council discussed, but took no action Monday night, on a proposal from the City Administrator to establish a cash reserve policy for the city. Discussion also was held on possible wage increases for city employees as well as potentially establishing steps of advancement within the police, fire, and street departments. This topic […]

Sexual Orientation and Gender

Missouri Bill to notify parents if class material, guest speakers in school mention sexual orientation or gender identity

State law could be changed to require that Missouri public school districts tell parents if class material, guest speakers, or displays in school mention sexual orientation or gender identity. The Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee is debating State Representative Chuck Basye’s bill that would let parents have their kids removed from class if […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

After budgeted expenses in 2019, Livingston County Sheriff’s Department returns $137,000 to county officials

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office remained within all approved budgets for 2019 and returned an amount of money to the county. The Livingston County Clerk’s Expenditure Report from December 31st indicates the total spent for all 2019 sheriff’s office budgets was $1,452,061. The total of all budgeted sheriff’s office funds returned to […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Deer hunters harvest more that 266,000 deer to date

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 10,543 deer during the antlerless portion of the fall firearms deer season Friday through Sunday. According to figures from the department, that’s four thousand more than the same period last year. Top harvest counties from the weekend were Callaway with […]

Unemployment rate

Unemployment rates in Northern Missouri remain steady

Grundy County’s unemployment rate for October is steady with September but it’s lower than the figures reported for August and July. The latest statistics are for October which indicated Grundy County had 102 on unemployment out of a civilian labor force of 4,400. That’s a jobless rate of two point three percent. For the previous […]

Obama administration: Reduce focus on student loan collections

Missouri student loan default rates continue to decrease

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Missouri’s three-year loan default rate decreased four-tenths of a percent, keeping Missouri’s rate below the national average and lower than most of its neighboring states. Missouri’s student loan default rate dropped from 10.3 percent to 9.9 percent. The national rate decreased from 10.8 percent to 10.1 percent. More […]