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Judge Daniel Green: Local health orders tied To COVID-19 are illegal

(AP) — A Missouri judge ruled that local health orders imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state are illegal and should be lifted. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled that orders such as quarantines and business closures violate the Missouri Constitution’s separation of powers clause affecting the executive, legislative and judicial […]

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Three police officers hired by Trenton City Council; discussion continues but no action taken on trash service

Three representatives of Rapid Removal Disposal met last night with the Trenton City Council and city officials to discuss issues regarding trash service, particularly complaints that have been received by staff at City Hall. Councilman Lance Otto led a discussion on his research on the banned breed dog ordinance as well as the dangerous dogs’ […]

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Groups identify barriers to rental assistance in Missouri

Groups working to keep Missouri residents in their homes since the pandemic began are trying to identify the barriers to receiving emergency rental assistance. As of September, the state had given less than 20% of the funds it was allocated from the American Rescue Plan, despite many Missouri renters facing financial hardships and eviction notices. Katherine Fenerson, […]

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After much discussion, with 20 residents in attendance, Trenton City Council leaves in place the breed-specific dog ordinance

After much discussion, for more than 30 minutes, the Trenton City Council Monday night met with citizens, many of whom were seeking a repeal of the breed-specific dog ordinance. Six members of the council were physically present at Trenton City Hall and another took part via Zoom. Twenty individuals were in the audience at city […]

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Mercer County issues new boil advisory; Daviess County lifts boil advisory placed last week

Mercer County Public Water Supply District has issued a boil advisory until further notice for part of Route Y. The advisory affects the area from Jewel Street to Hatbox Place. It also includes Imperial and Independence streets and Impulse and Indigo places. Daviess County Public Water Supply District Number 2 has lifted a boil advisory […]

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Trenton City Council refers dog breed ban to Trenton Administrative Committee, approve hiring of two police officers

After hearing a request from economic developer Scott Sharp of the North Missouri Development Alliance, the Trenton City Council Monday night authorized Sharp to offer parcels of the city-owned Industrial Park land for potential business and industrial development prospects. The council referred a request to the Administrative Committee on whether to repeal Trenton’s breed-specific dog […]

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Mercer County Public Water Supply District issues new boil advisory, lifts two advisories issued last week

A new boil advisory has been issued for a portion of Mercer County following water line repairs made on Monday. The precautionary boil advisory will affect rural water customers within the clockwise boundaries of Highway 136 on the north, Route U on the east, the Grundy County line on the south, and the Harrison County […]

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Mercer County Public Water Supply District lifts ALL boil advisories

The Mercer County Public Water Supply District reports ALL boil water advisories were lifted as of Monday afternoon. This includes those issued last week for rural water customers in various areas of Mercer County. Among them were Florence Street and Foley Place; Flatiron Avenue and Fleetwood Street; Harbor and Gaslight Place; Echo Road; and those […]

Boil Advisory

Mercer County Public Water Supply District issues two boil advisories, lifts advisory from a week ago

Mercer County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has issued two boil advisories due to water main repair. Customers asked to boil water until further notice include those on Jasper and Kelsey roads and Kendall Avenue as well as on Route D from Highway 65 to Mill Grove, including Mill Grove. Mercer County Public Water […]

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Missouri Attorney General files suit to stop mask mandates in St. Louis City and St. Louis County

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed suit to stop the reimposition of a mask mandate in St. Louis County and St. Louis City. The suit, which was filed in circuit court in St. Louis County, names St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones, and the respective directors of the county and […]

Boil Advisory Lifted

Sullivan County Public Water Supply District lifts two boil advisories

The Sullivan County Public Water Supply District today lifted two boil advisories issued last weekend after mains were washed out. One advisory involved customers along Highway 11 between Highway 129 and Marco Road, along with Marco Road, Impala and Image drives, Niagua Road, Moss Drive, and Mitoon Road. The other boil water advisory involved customers […]

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COVID-19 surge in north Missouri creates worries for summer as vaccinations decline

(Missouri Independent) – In the last week of April, the Linn County Health Department signaled that the COVID-19 pandemic had cooled enough that it could discontinue weekly reports on new cases. With only three active cases on April 21, the urgency for frequent updates seemed to have passed. But the coronavirus came roaring back this […]