Deadly Crash

Man from Iowa killed when train collides with dump truck

A locomotive hit a dump truck in far northwest Missouri Saturday afternoon fatally injuring the truck driver. Fifty-two-year-old Troy Landess of Clarinda, Iowa was pronounced dead at the Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska approximately one hour after the crash. The operator of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive, 55-year old Daniel Peterson of Beatrice, […]

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State releases guidance for Missouri long-term care sites to offer visits again

Missouri has unveiled revised guidance for long-term care places, including nursing homes and assisted living centers, to restart visits inside or outside. A press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says each facility gets to decide whether to adopt the guidance. Centers without any cases of COVID-19 among staff or residents, […]

School Bus Crash

Five children and driver injured when school bus crashes near Lathrop

Five children on a school bus and the driver of a pickup truck sustained injuries in a crash one mile east of Lathrop Friday afternoon, September 25, 2020. Emergency medical services transported 53-year-old Joseph Bernard of Lathrop to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. A five-year-old boy, a nine-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, and an 11-year-old […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update: County health centers and Missouri Department of Corrections report on number of COVID cases

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases at the Western Missouri Correctional Center of Cameron. There are 21 cumulative offender cases, which is up five from Thursday, September 24th. Eighteen of the cases are active, and three have recovered. There are 29 cases among staff at the correctional […]

Coronavirus

Free COVID-19 testing clinic to be held in Kirksville

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri National Guard are coordinating a free COVID-19 testing drive-through clinic for state residents at the Northeast Missouri Fairgrounds of Kirksville. Participants are asked to enter the fairgrounds from the Patterson Street entrance. Those being tested should wear masks to protect staff administering the tests. Individuals […]

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COVID-19 cases increase by six in Grundy County since Wednesday

The Grundy County Health Department reports a total of 212 COVID-19 cases, which is an increase of six from Wednesday, September 23rd. One hundred seventy-one of the cases have been confirmed, and 41 are probable. Fifty-three are active. Two deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported for Grundy County. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports […]

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Missouri Education Department wants to launch high school program to recruit future teachers

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) wants to create a new program designed to shape high school students into future teachers. It is requesting $200,000 dollars in its FY2022 state budget to launch the “Grow Your Own” program. During a state Board of Education meeting, DESE Chief Budget Officer Jennifer Jordan says […]

Crime and Courts

Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, two defendants have waived preliminary hearings on unrelated charges. Duane Ernest Harding of Trenton is charged with driving while intoxicated – habitual offender as of July 11th. James Dale Coss of Cainsville is charged in Grundy County with delivering of a controlled substance or […]