Coronavirus Update

Individuals who attended Brookfield Elks Lodge possibly exposed to COVID-19

As part of a COVID-19 contact investigation, the Linn County Health Department advises individuals who were at the Brookfield Elks Lodge on October 24th, 25th, or 27th to monitor for symptoms related to possible exposure. Individuals who think they may have been exposed should call the health department to discuss risk assessment, possible testing, and […]

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Missouri National Guard to assist with free COVID-19 testing event in Kirksville

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri National Guard will return to Kirksville for COVID-19 testing. Missouri residents can be tested for free at the drive-through clinic at the Northeast Missouri Fairgrounds on November 9th from 8 to 1 o’clock. Participants do not have to exhibit symptoms to be tested. The clinic […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri man pleads guilty to illegal firearm following shootout at Independence motel

 A Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm following a shootout at an Independence, Mo., motel. Randy K. McGaugh, 54, of Wellington, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lajuana M. Counts to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, McGaugh admitted that he […]

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Missouri man who trafficked ‘Half the Town’ sentenced to 12-years for meth conspiracy

 A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that distributed more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine in southern Missouri. Eric Eugene Akins, 54, of Monett, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Jan. 21, 2020, Akins pleaded guilty […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton High School and Department of Conservation partner to plant a “Native Plant Garden” on campus

Students at Trenton High School recently added a native plant garden to their campus in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation and Quail Forever. Members of the school’s Future Farmers of America chapter organized the planting. Native wildflowers and grasses can provide beauty and benefit pollinator insects such as butterflies. Students prepared planting beds […]

Food Safety webinar scheduled for November 17, 2020

The Missouri Small Business Development Center at Northwest Missouri State University, the Missouri Small Business Development Center for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and University Missouri Extension are partnering to host a Food Safety for Food Processors and Small Businesses webinar on Nov. 17, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no fee to […]

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Four injured in crash on Highway 63 in Randolph County

Four people were injured, two of them seriously Wednesday afternoon, in an accident on Highway 63 at Jacksonville in Randolph County. The highway patrol listed the serious injuries for the driver of the car, 26-year-old Colton Hammes of Novinger, and one of his passengers, 24-year-old Andrew Morgan of Kirksville. Both went to the University Hospital […]

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COVID-19 cases increase by 6 in Grundy County, DOC reports 20 new cases at Western, two new cases at Chillicothe Correctional Center

Six new COVID-19 cases have been added for Grundy County, but the number of active cases decreased by two. The health department reports 340 total cases, with 26 being active. Two hundred fifty-three cases have been confirmed, and 87 are probable. Fourteen COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Grundy County. COVID-19 cases among offenders at […]

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Chillicothe City Council addresses light agenda including accepting bid to demolish structure on Jefferson Street

The Chillicothe City Council accepted a bid to demolish a structure and approved a purchase of a salt spreader Monday, October 26th. Chillicothe City Administrator Darin Chappell reports Perkins will demolish the structure at 823 Jefferson Street for $7,500. He says the city had taken over ownership of the property, and the structure needed to […]