Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Governor Parson announces timeline for activation of Phase 1B -Tier 3 of COVID-19 vaccine plan

Governor Mike Parson announced that Phase 1B – Tier 3 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan will be activated on Monday, March 15, 2021. “Missouri has had a vaccine plan since October, and this has not changed. We have been very disciplined in following our plan,” Governor Parson said. “With vaccine supply steadily increasing, we […]

Tantalus Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Trenton Utility Committee to recommend Advanced Metering Infrastructure for use at TMU

Trentons’ five-member Utility Committee is recommending the City Council accept a proposal for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for TMU. Two proposals were considered, and Utility Director Ron Urton said the committee recommends the proposal from Tantalus as the city looks to upgrade “meter reading.” This proposal allows TMU to use most of the existing […]

Deadly Plane Crash

Grundy County Coroner identifies father and son who died in plane crash on Monday night

Grundy County Coroner Dewayne Slater confirms the identities of the father and son who died due to the crash of an aircraft near Galt. They have been identified as 85-year-old Philip LeFevre, Senior of Saint Louis, and 47-year-old Philip LeFevre, Junior of Sunset Hills. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office previously reported wreckage was found Tuesday […]

Missouri Attorney General reaches settlement with McKinsey & Company for role in opioid epidemic

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his Office and a coalition of attorneys general from 47 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories have reached a $573 million settlement with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Company. The settlement resolves investigations into the company’s role in working for opioid […]

Coronavirus Update

Another COVID-19 death reported in Livingston County; 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties

The Livingston County Health Center announces another COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 42. Nine new cases were added for a total of 1,274. Active cases increased by one to 61. Thirty-eight of the active cases are in the community, 20 are facility actives, and three are school actives. There are 12 current COVID-19-related hospitalizations […]

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Area counties reporting 32 cases of COVID-19 and 1 death; free COVID testing event set for Bethany

The Livingston County Health Center on January 14th reported nine new COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,265. Sixty cases were active, with 30 facility actives, 25 in the community, and five school actives. There were 11 current COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 41 deaths for Livingston County. Fifteen more COVID-19 cases were reported in Linn County […]

Coronavirus Update

Livingston County reports 4 COVID-19 deaths; cases of COVID-19 rise by 22 across four counties

The Livingston County Health Center reported four COVID-19-related deaths on January 12th, bringing the total to 41. There were seven new cases for a total of 1,242. Seventy-two cases are active, with 40 community actives, 25 facility actives, and seven school actives. Eleven current COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported for Livingston County. Eight more COVID-19 cases […]

Smithfield Food Website

Mercer County Sheriff confirms explosion at Smithfield contract farm

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office confirms there was a minor explosion on January 11th at a contract farm for Smithfield Hog Production of Princeton. Smithfield Hog Production, Missouri General Manager, Michael Rainwater released a written statement saying the company is “deeply saddened” that a team member was “involved in a serious accident.” Rainwater said “Smithfield […]

Sex Crime

Columbia man found guilty of sex crimes against nursing home resident in Sullivan County

A Columbia man has been found guilty of the felonies of sexual abuse—first and second degree—aggravated sexual offense. A jury returned the verdict for 41-year-old Jason Shade after a three-day trial in Sullivan County with the court ordering a sentence and assessment report be completed. Sentencing is scheduled for March 8. Shade’s charges stemmed from […]

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COVID-19 cases increase by 10 overall in Putnam, Sullivan and Mercer counties

The Putnam County Health Department reports five new individuals tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 387. Fourteen cases are being actively monitored by public health. There have been nine COVID-19-related deaths. The Putnam County Health Department announces it has been approved to order and administer the vaccine once it is available. It is […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

68 new cases of COVID-19 including 62 COVID-19 deaths reported in five area counties

Fourteen COVID-19 cases have been added to Grundy County’s total, which the health department reports is now 752 cases in total. Five hundred sixty-one cases have been confirmed. Active cases increased by four to 95. Twenty-three COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Grundy County. COVID-19 cases increased by 14 in Linn County. The health department […]

Facebook

Missouri Attorney joins multistate lawsuit seeking to end Facebook’s illegal monopoly

Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging that the company illegally stifles competition to protect its monopoly power. The filing can be found here. The lawsuit alleges that, over the last decade, the social networking giant illegally acquired competitors in a predatory manner […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update: New deaths reported in Daviess and Harrison counties; 106 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties

A COVID-19-related death has been added in Daviess County since November 25th. The health department reports 10 deaths in total. Forty-nine cases were also added, bringing the total to 410. One hundred sixty-two cases are active. The Daviess County Health Department notes the county is now identified as a Top 5 Hot Spot in Missouri […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Livingston and Sullivan County report COVID-19 related deaths; Harrison County 20 new cases; Linn County 13 new cases of COVID-19

The Sullivan County Health Department confirms an additional death due to COVID-19, bringing the total to eight. Three additional cases have also been confirmed, which makes that total 631. There are 42 active cases and four active probable cases for Sullivan County. The Livingston County Health Center announces another death related to COVID-19, making the […]

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Sullivan County confirms 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths; Putnam County 10 new cases of COVID-19

Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed twelve additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County.  Currently, Sullivan County sits at a total of six hundred and eight, with three active probable cases, seven deaths, and one hundred and sixteen active cases. The positive cases have been determined to be community-related.  To maintain confidentiality, no other […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission confirms receipt of $25 million award from NRCS

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission was notified of an award of $25 million from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to fund the design and construction of the East Locust Creek Reservoir. In addition, Senator Roy Blunt announced the approval of an appropriation from the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which he is a member, […]

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Grundy County Commission approves COVID-19 relief funds; receive four proposals for 911 radio design

The Grundy County Commission approved COVID-19 Relief Fund allocations for five entities on November 17th. Laredo R-7 was approved for $5,641 and the health department for $46,372.03 both for payroll for public health and safety employees, Pleasant View R-6 for $5,201.05 for distance learning and disinfecting supplies, the Grundy County Senior Tax Board for $3,343.76 […]

Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update: 57 cases reported in Linn County; 13 in Sullivan County and 17 in Mercer County

Fifty-seven new COVID-19 cases have been added in Linn County since November 11th for a total of 503. The health department reports 139 cases are active. One hundred thirty-three of those cases are in the community. There have been 14 COVID-19-related deaths in Linn County. The Sullivan County Health Department confirms 13 additional positive COVID-19 […]

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Grundy County Commission awards HVAC bid; COVID-19 funds approved for five entities

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday morning, November 10th approved a bid for HVAC work at the courthouse. Wilson Heating and Cooling submitted the only bid for work. The project will include three two-stage 96% efficiency natural gas furnaces, an exhaust flue, a supply line, ductwork, and labor at $20,221. This system will replace the […]