COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 cases decline in Grundy County, increase in Livingston, Caldwell and Mercer counties

The Grundy County Health Department reports the active count of COVID-19 went down for the county Friday, September 18th, as more cases were released from isolation than were added as new. There are 52 active cases. The overall total is 181, which is an increase of four. One hundred fifty-two of the total cases have […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Area counties continue to see additional cases of COVID-19

The Daviess County Health Department reports a total of 79 COVID-19 cases for the county, which is an increase of 23 since Thursday, September 10th. Fifty-seven of the cases are active, and 21 have recovered. There has been one COVID-19-related death reported for Daviess County. The Caldwell County Health Department announces 81 total cases of […]

Prison Sentence

Chariton County man sentenced to 72 years in prison for child molestation and sexual misconduct

A Chariton County man was sentenced to 72 years in prison for multiple counts of sodomy, child molestation, and sexual misconduct. This case was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office and the Chariton County Prosecuting Attorney. “This case is another great example of the important work that our Public Safety attorneys do on a daily […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Putnam and Harrison counties see new COVID-19 cases, Wright Memorial, Hedrick Medical Center test over 2,500

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe have announced they had administered 2,762 COVID-19 tests as of the morning of Monday, July 27th. That was an increase of 263 tests since July 20th. Wright Memorial had tested 877 individuals. Five hundred ninety-five were from Grundy County, 147 from Mercer County, 19 […]

Missouri Propane Gas Association website

Fourteen Missouri students win propane scholarships

Missouri Propane Gas Association announces member students receiving 2020-21 scholarships through national and state programs. A total of 12 MPGA-member students earned awards through the National Propane Gas Foundation’s scholarship program, while two more won assistance through a statewide workforce development grant. “It is gratifying to be able to assist our propane families by investing […]

Smithfield Food Website

363 out of 900 employees tested for COVID-19 at Smithfield plant in Milan

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Communications Director Lisa Cox reported Friday evening that 363 employees have been tested for COVID-19 at the Smithfield pork processing plant in Milan. Fourteen of those employees tested positive. More than 900 employees have yet to be tested. Cox previously reported she believed more of a “box-in” strategy […]