Coronavirus

Missouri partners with Washington University for roll out of new COVID-19 saliva tests

The state of Missouri is working with Washington University in St. Louis to offer its new COVID-19 saliva test statewide soon. Officials reportedly hope to launch the tests later this month or in October. During a press conference in St. Louis, Missouri Economic Development Department Director Rob Dixon says the state is working alongside the […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center offering limited COVID-19 testing

Livingston County Health Center announces the availability of nasal pharyngeal COVID-19 testing at no out of pocket cost for county residents who meet specific criteria. Those who would like to pursue this testing must have symptoms and be unable to access a test through their insurance, or without insurance. If a person is sick and […]

Ridgeway School District Virtual Learning

Ridgeway Board of Education chooses to switch to virtual instruction next week

The Ridgeway R-5 Board of Education and administration has chosen to switch to virtual instruction next week. Superintendent Jonnie Beavers announces guidance from the Harrison County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education helped them make the decision to not hold in-person classes September 8th through September […]

Gavel and Missouri Flag

Several new laws go into effect in Missouri today

Several bills become law today that the Missouri Legislature passed during the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly. Here is a snapshot of the top bills approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Mike Parson: Partial motorcycle helmet law repeal House Bill 1963 is a sweeping transportation bill allowing motorcycle drivers 26 years and […]

Bust of Annie White Baxter

‘Political trailblazer for women’ inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians

America’s first female county clerk has been inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians. A bronze bust of Annie White Baxter of southwest Missouri’s Carthage joins 47 others in the esteemed hall already showcasing journalist Walter Cronkite, radio host Rush Limbaugh, and the 33rd U.S. President – Harry Truman. They line the third floor of […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council discusses, then requests more information on potential increases in water and wastewater rates

The Trenton City Council listened, had a discussion, then requested more information on potential increases in water and wastewater rates to go toward financing possible future projects described as needed sooner than later at Trenton. Comparison of water and sewer rates were provided on some two dozen communities, some with higher rates, others with lower […]

Cobblestone Inn and Suites

Audio: New motel in Trenton hoping to open for business in October

Lodging opportunities are coming to Trenton with a remodeled hotel and new cottages. Landes, Urich, and Weldon LLC purchased the former Country Home Inn in the spring. North Central Missouri Development Alliance Executive Director Micah Landes is part of the group that purchased the building. She says it will reopen as a Cobblestone Inn and […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton’s Utility Committee to suggest relay repairs and breaker testing to City Council

Besides reports, Trenton’s Utility Committee has approved recommendations and motions that are expected to receive full city council considerations. Trenton Municipal Utilities Director Ron Urton reports one recommendation going on to the city council is to replace relays are both the south and north substations this year. Urton noted the cost comes in less than […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee launches free, flexible health and wellness program for schools

Hy-Vee, Inc. announces that Hy-Vee KidsFit is launching a free, downloadable Wellness Week guide. The guide includes in-person, virtual, and hybrid methods to help students prioritize healthy choices in school and at home. This school year, Hy-Vee KidsFit is offering the free Wellness Week guide consisting of a downloadable toolkit that contains fun education-based activities, […]

Audio: Business picks up at Missouri’s 13 casinos since reopening in June

Operations at Missouri’s 13 casinos are getting back to normal, at least as normal as they can be during the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, they were closed from mid-March through May 31. St. Jo Frontier Casino officials in northwest Missouri has welcomed its customers back while working to maintain safe conditions […]