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Hy-Vee to offer flu vaccine beginning August 17th

Hy-Vee announces that the flu vaccine will be available at pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region without an appointment or prescription, and will also be offered via a drive-up option at Hy-Vee pharmacy locations between August 17th and October 31, 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people 6 months and older get […]

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Audio: Trenton R-9 School District to have COVID Response Team during 2020-21 school year

School officials in Trenton say they plan to establish a COVID-19 response team and keep it in place throughout the upcoming school year. R-9 School Superintendent Mike Stegman says members of the team are to finalize and implement a protocol for re-opening school for in-person classes.     While in-person classes are preferred five days […]

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Changes to be implemented for health and safety reasons at Great Pershing Balloon Derby

Changes will be implemented for health and safety at the 44th Great Pershing Balloon Derby west of Brookfield September 5th through 7th. The event’s website says there will not be a Friday South Main Night Flame or Saturday Twin Parks activities. The Myron Peacher Memorial Launch Field will be closed to spectators.  Balloon flights and […]

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Health authorities issue guidance for visitations transitions at Missouri long-term care facilities

As the State of Missouri reopens on June 16, long-term care facilities are an important piece of this process for many Missourians. When COVID-19 first knowingly entered the United States in January, long-term care facilities quickly became one of the more vulnerable environments disease spread. In late March, health officials began seeing Missouri long-term care […]

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Grundy County Health Department confirms two additional cases of COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department confirms two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the county, which brings the county’s total number of cases to 10. The health department has identified and communicated with close contacts, and the individuals are isolating in their homes. Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan Phase 1 will expire […]