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Missouri gives nursing homes a way to temporarily close in face of federal vaccine rule

(Missouri Independent) – With over 40% of Missouri’s nursing home staff still unvaccinated, the state health department is giving long-term care facilities a route to avoid losing their license if they shut down due to staffing shortfalls after a federal vaccine requirement kicks in next month. On Friday, the Department of Health and Senior Services […]

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Governor Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2020

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored […]

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Nine MS-13 gang members indicted in racketeering and violent crime conspiracy

A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tennessee, has returned a 60-count indictment charging nine members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) with a racketeering conspiracy spanning more than seven years. Those charged in the second superseding indictment are Carlos Ochoa-Martinez, 31, aka “El Serio;” Jason Sandoval, 35, aka “Bin Laden;” Jorge Flores, 29, aka “Peluche;” Kevin […]

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Missouri hits new peak in Delta variant summer surge with almost 3,000 COVID cases

(Missouri Independent) – The summer surge of infection tied to the easily spread Delta variant of COVID-19 is accelerating in Missouri, with state health officials on Wednesday reporting the highest case total since mid-January. The Department of Health and Senior Services reported 2,995 additional cases, with at least one case in 105 of the state’s 117 local […]

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Livingston County investigation results in two arrests and recovery of stolen vehicle

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released information about incidents resulting in arrests. A call of suspicious individuals in the 22000 block of LIV 443 on May 26 resulted in two arrests and the recovery of a vehicle reported as stolen from Chillicothe. Cox says three people were found on Highway Z. The sheriff’s office arrested […]

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Big rig hits SUV on Highway 6 injuring two from Jamesport

Two Jamesport residents sustained injuries when a Freightliner truck struck a sport utility vehicle in Jamesport on May 27th. The driver of the SUV, 50-year-old Francesca Robb, and her 15-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the SUV, were transported by ambulance to the Cameron Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. No injuries were reported […]

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Grundy County reports 6 new cases of COVID-19; Administrator Gibson explains the term “breakthrough cases”

COVID-19 cases have increased by six since May 27th for Grundy County, bringing the total to 1,108. The health department reports 28 cases are active. Eight hundred fifty-four cases have been confirmed. There have been 40 COVID-19-related deaths reported for Grundy County. Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson reports there have been three breakthrough COVID-19 cases […]

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Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors review increased cost on construction project

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors on May 27th discussed a proposal from The Wilson Group to address the increased cost of electrical supplies on the construction project. The proposal was to split the cost of $34,445 between the nursing home district, the contractor, and the electrician. The nursing home district will […]

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Four charged in Daviess County in case regarding theft of a skid steer from Altamont

Four individuals have been charged in Daviess County after the sheriff’s office received a report of a skid steer being stolen from Altamont on May 27th. Online court information shows 35-year-old Patrick Michael Wright of Kansas City, 38-year-old Patience Destinie Giersdorf of Kansas City, 32-year-old John Dale Mackey of Kansas City, and 40-year-old George David […]

Maryke Willis named Wright Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter

Maryke Willis, a health information technician at Wright Memorial Hospital, was honored as the hospital’s Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter 2021. Steve Schieber, CEO, presented the award to Willis at a ceremony held in her honor on May 27. The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes an employee who provides exemplary service, […]

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Hy-Vee issues allergy alert on undeclared egg in “Chicken Street Taco Kit” due to Reser’s Fine Foods recall

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling its Chicken Street Taco Kit due to a recall issued by its supplier Reser’s Fine Foods. Hy-Vee received bulk Chicken Taco Kits from Reser’s Fine Foods and repackaged them into Hy-Vee Chicken Street Taco kits. These bulk kits contained Chipotle Crema Sauce which contains […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of May 24, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in Northern Missouri for the week of May 24 – 30. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the […]

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Grundy County Health Department Administrator presents program at Trenton Rotary meeting

Grundy County Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson gave COVID-19 update at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on May 20th. She reported several weeks of little to no activity in the county, but there had been 10 new cases in the last seven days. As of May 20th, there were eight active cases. There had been […]