The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education the evening of Thursday, July 9th approved participation in the Federal School Lunch Program for the 2020-2021 school year and set meal prices. All prices have increased by 10 cents from the previous school year. They are $2.70 for high school lunch, $2.60 for elementary lunch, $2.70 for […]
The newest unemployment rate for Grundy County has come down by one percent when compared to the previous month. May is the latest month available from the state for the county unemployment numbers. Grundy County this past May stood at 5.9%. (6.9% in April). That rate is based on a civilian labor force of 4,353 […]
Ten people have been charged in a 1.4 billion dollar rural healthcare billing scheme that includes a northern Missouri hospital. The individuals, including hospital managers, lab owners, and billers, are accused of participating in a scheme using rural hospitals in several states, including Missouri, as billing shells to submit false claims for lab […]
Missouri’s governor and state officials say initial unemployment claims have dropped from about 100-thousand in late March to about 20-thousand in early June. Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director Anna Hui addressed the issue during a Statehouse news conference on Tuesday. The state fully reopened for business on Tuesday, and Director […]
The Grundy County Health Department has confirmed the 11th positive case of COVID-19 in the county. The case was detected in a clinical specimen using an approved detection test verified by a certified testing laboratory. No other information was provided about the new case in Grundy County.
As Missouri continues to reopen under the Show Me Strong Recovery effort and businesses resume operation, the Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Employment Security announces the return of unemployment requirements. Work Search Activities Resume Beginning with the week of July 5, 2020, individuals wishing to continue to receive unemployment benefits (including the $600 federal […]
Some health experts predict a spike in coronavirus cases this fall – putting Missouri K-12 public schools in a potential funding dilemma. Missouri’s foundation formula – the system used to determine how much state aid to give to schools – is based on a combination of components, including student attendance figures and academic achievement. During […]
The Mercer County Health Department confirms the fourth positive case of COVID-19 in the county. A private laboratory out of the county tested the specimen. The person is self isolating at home with mild symptoms. No other information about the patient will be provided to maintain confidentiality. The Mercer County Health Department is conducting a […]
The Missouri Department of Labor’s (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security announced today that Missouri will begin offering the extended benefits program for those who have exhausted their previous unemployment benefits. Missouri’s most recent insured unemployment rate of 5.39% triggered the state onto a 13-week EB period beginning the week of May 31, 2020. With the […]
The Mercer County Health Department has confirmed the second and third positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. The individuals are self isolating at home with mild symptoms. The specimen were tested by a private laboratory in another county. No other information will be provided on the patients to maintain confidentiality. The Mercer County Health […]
One of the anticipated outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic and precautions that have been taken is a large increase in county unemployment rates across Missouri. That’s evident in the figures available for the April report from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center. Many of the county rates have doubled when comparing April to March […]
The Mercer County Health Department confirms the first positive case of COVID-19 in Mercer County. The specimen was tested by a private laboratory out of the county. No other information about the patient will be provided to maintain confidentiality. The Mercer County Health Department is conducting a case investigation to determine identified close contacts.