Coronavirus Update

45 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties, Putnam County administers first doses of vaccine

The Putnam County Health Department reports 26 additional COVID-19 cases since January 14th, which makes the total 431 or 8.66% of Putnam County residents. Twenty-four individuals are being monitored by public health. Nine deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 complications. The Putnam County Health Department reports it administered the first 90 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 […]

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Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

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Missouri Hospital Association honors Carroll County Memorial Hospital with 2020 Distinguished Service Award

Carroll County Memorial Hospital was one of many health systems honored with the 2020 Distinguished Service Award by the Missouri Hospital Association. “I am honored to be able to present the Missouri Hospital Association’s Distinguished Service Award to all Missouri hospitals for their Above and Beyond commitment to service during this very difficult year,” said […]

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Grundy and Linn County health departments receive shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

The Grundy County Health Department received the second shipment of COVID-19 vaccine it requested for Phase 1A recipients. Those individuals include patient-facing health care providers and staff. Administrator Elizabeth Gibson reports the health department has requested doses for Phase 1B Tier 2. That group includes individuals at a higher risk due to age or health […]

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Sheriff responds to suicidal subject in rural Mercer County

It was a peaceful resolution to a situation when the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a suicidal subject that had locked themselves in the bathroom of a residence in rural Mercer County. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from Grundy County Sheriff’s Department due to the situation and location. A report […]

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Audio: Health Department that covers three rural northwest Missouri counties creates COVID-19 vaccine waiting list

Northwest Missouri’s Tri-County health department has created a COVID-19 vaccine waiting list, due to the high interest in getting the vaccine and a shortage of staff covering the area there. Tri-County health administrator Teresa McDonald is one of just three nurses covering rural Worth, Gentry, and DeKalb counties.  She says the list has helped streamline […]