Unemployment

Unemployment rates in northern Missouri take a huge dive compared to August

County unemployment rates are down considerably when comparing the September numbers with August. The Division of Employment Security reports Missouri’s unemployment rate last month dropped to 4.3% compared to an August rate that was 7.1%. For Grundy County, the state report shows 108 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of just over 4,300. That’s […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of October 26, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of October 26 – November 1. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]

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University of Missouri Extension offers farm lease program on November 10th

Landowners and renters can learn about farm leases from the University of Missouri Extension specialists 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. Participants can attend in person or through Zoom, says Joe Koenen, MU Extension agriculture business specialist, and longtime presenter on farm leases. “Open communication is the key,” Koenen says. “Communication helps landlords and tenants find […]

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Caldwell and Harrison counties report new cases of COVID-19

The Caldwell County Health Department reports 202 total cases of COVID-19, which is an increase of three since Monday, October 19th. One hundred seventy-three cases have been confirmed, and 29 are probable. Twenty-six cases are active, and 174 have recovered. Two COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Caldwell County. The Harrison County Health Department reports […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 19, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of October 19 – 25. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri to host “Scare Away Cancer—Battle of the Branches Scarecrow Contest”

Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri is hosting a Scare Away Cancer—Battle of the Branches Scarecrow Contest to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each Farmers Bank branch has decorated its location with pink fall décor. Each is also conducting a fundraiser to support a local cancer awareness group. Marketing Director Cindy Roy says funds […]

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Harrison County Health Department attempting to identify individuals who attended church in Bethany

The Harrison County Health Department has been working to identify, isolate, and quarantine individuals who attended church or other activities at Immanuel Baptist Church in Bethany September 20th through October 4th due to potential exposure to COVID-19. The health department recommends those individuals monitor for symptoms and quarantine for 14 days. They should contact a […]

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Missouri Days Virtual Marching Festival rolls out 2020 competition

Appearing a bit different this year, the 2020 Missouri Days Virtual Marching Festival begins today with 30 Missouri and Iowa High Schools competing and Trenton High School performing in exhibition. Schools have submitted video’s and have chosen to enter any of the four areas of competition or all four with classes determined by the Missouri […]

Unemployment

Grundy County unemployment rate up a full percentage point, northern Mo counties at 4.6% to 7.8%

Grundy County’s unemployment rate went up by a full percentage point when comparing August with July. Those are the most recent months available from the state of Missouri in a county by county listing of the jobless rates. Online information shows Grundy County’s August rate is five point six percent, which is based on 248 […]