New case of COVID-19 reported in Harrison County

The Harrison County Health Department reports its seventh positive case of COVID-19 is a male in his 30s. Close contacts are being contacted. The Harrison County Health Department urges the public to take precautions, including practicing good hygiene, social distancing, and limiting in-person interactions. Individuals who are sick, especially with a fever, cough, or shortness […]

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Audio: Missouri Health Director says he’s not sure when nursing homes, assisted living centers will reopen to visitors

Missouri’s nursing homes and assisted living centers caring for senior citizens remain closed to visitors due to the coronavirus. State Health Director Randall Williams says Missouri will follow the guidance of the federal government when determining a future reopening.     The most recent state data shows more than 80 nursing homes or assisted living […]

Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks to begin phased reopening of campgrounds

Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, today announced the phased reopening of campgrounds as a part of its continued efforts to return to normal operations in conjunction with Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan. Missouri State Parks campgrounds will reopen to accommodate existing campground reservations at 3 p.m., […]

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Judge Thomas Alley gets “OK” to begin reopening of local courts

Presiding Judge Thomas Alley of the Third Judicial Circuit Court reports he’s reviewed COVID-19 health conditions and received guidance from the Missouri Supreme Court to begin the process of re-opening local courts. This applies to the counties of Grundy, Mercer, Harrison, and Putnam which are in the third circuit of Missouri. Judge Alley stated these […]

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Graves, Hartzler ask for further clarity on CDC meatpacker safety guidelines

Congressman Sam Graves, along with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, sent a letter to Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within Department of Health and Human Services and Loren Sweatt, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Department of Labor, demanding further clarification on […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education presented updates on summer sports and activities including graduation

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education heard updates on summer sports and activities as well as graduation last (Tuesday) evening. Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey, THS Assistant Principal John Cowling, and Athletic Director Wes Croy created the tentative schedule for summer sports and activities. It involves no sports or activities practices or contests in […]

Grundy County Health Department Website

Grundy County Health Department reports no change in emergency order

Grundy County health department today reports it has no changes to announce regarding the updated emergency order issued a week ago after the “stay at home” order was lifted in Missouri effective May 4th. Health officials at the office in Trenton continue to report NO positive corona-virus cases in Grundy County. The health department continues […]

Mercer County Health Department

Mercer County Health Department Administrator Gina Finney issues new Public Health Emergency Order

Mercer County Health Department Public Health Administrator and County Health Officer Gina Finney has issued a Public Health Emergency Order for the county. The order will go into effect May 4th at 12:01 am and remain in effect until May 31st at 11:59 pm unless earlier amended or revoked by Finney. The order says all […]