Coronavirus Update

Another COVID-19 death reported in Livingston County; 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties

The Livingston County Health Center announces another COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 42. Nine new cases were added for a total of 1,274. Active cases increased by one to 61. Thirty-eight of the active cases are in the community, 20 are facility actives, and three are school actives. There are 12 current COVID-19-related hospitalizations […]

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Kirksville man injured in crash south of Mercer on Highway 65

The Highway Patrol reports a Kirksville man sustained serious injuries when a pickup truck ran off the road and overturned two miles south of Mercer Thursday evening, January 14th. Emergency medical services transported 55-year-old John Moots to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. He was then taken to Saint Luke’s on the Plaza. The pickup traveled […]

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Grundy County Health Department reports 3 COVID-19 deaths; cases increase by 8 in Grundy and Mercer counties

The Grundy County Health Department reports it received confirmation of three COVID-19-related deaths. That brings the total to 32. It is noted that it may take several weeks to receive an official notice after someone dies. There may be several notifications at once when information is released. COVID-19 cases increased by six for Grundy County, […]

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Mercer County Sheriff confirms explosion at Smithfield contract farm

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office confirms there was a minor explosion on January 11th at a contract farm for Smithfield Hog Production of Princeton. Smithfield Hog Production, Missouri General Manager, Michael Rainwater released a written statement saying the company is “deeply saddened” that a team member was “involved in a serious accident.” Rainwater said “Smithfield […]

Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 numbers continue to climb in northwest Missouri

The COVID-19 count continues to climb in northwest Missouri. Regional information provided this morning by the Grundy County Health Department shows since testing began, 15 counties have collectively, 22,000 thousand positive COVID-19 probable cases come in at 21,966 along with 395 COVID-19-related deaths. The Grundy County update shows an increase by ten in the positive […]

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COVID-19 cases increase by 10 overall in Putnam, Sullivan and Mercer counties

The Putnam County Health Department reports five new individuals tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 387. Fourteen cases are being actively monitored by public health. There have been nine COVID-19-related deaths. The Putnam County Health Department announces it has been approved to order and administer the vaccine once it is available. It is […]

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Three sent to hospital after crashing west of Princeton on Highway 136

Two Mercer residents and a 12-year-old boy from Excelsior Springs sustained injuries when a sports utility vehicle overturned and struck several trees six miles west of Princeton on January 4th. A passenger, 24-year-old Kayla Brown, received serious injuries, the child sustained moderate injuries, and the driver, 26-year-old Justin Sharp, had minor injuries.  All were transported […]