Coronavirus Update

45 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties, Putnam County administers first doses of vaccine

The Putnam County Health Department reports 26 additional COVID-19 cases since January 14th, which makes the total 431 or 8.66% of Putnam County residents. Twenty-four individuals are being monitored by public health. Nine deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 complications. The Putnam County Health Department reports it administered the first 90 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 […]

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Another COVID-19 death reported in Livingston County and 32 new cases; One new case of COVID in Mercer County

The Livingston County Health Center reports an additional COVID-19-related death and 32 new cases bringing the number of deaths is 45.  The number of cases is 1,316. The health center notes the new cases are from a period of several days and should not be viewed as a surge overnight. Seventy-one cases are active, with […]

Deer

Missouri Department of Conservation reports final deer harvest numbers for the season at 296,500

Missouri’s 2020-2021 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 296,516. Of the deer harvested, 140,468 were antlered bucks, 28,587 were button bucks, and 127,461 were does. Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin with 5,786 deer harvested, Howell […]

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Audio: Missouri soybean yield champion, Gary Porter of Mercer, “Thrilled to death”

The top yield in the Missouri Soybean Yield Contest is the result of trying new growing techniques. The contest winner, Gary Porter of Mercer County, in Northern Missouri, topped the competition with his dryland yield of 106 bushels an acre. “We were just thrilled to death,” Porter told Brownfield Ag News. “I know the combine […]

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Sheriff responds to suicidal subject in rural Mercer County

It was a peaceful resolution to a situation when the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a suicidal subject that had locked themselves in the bathroom of a residence in rural Mercer County. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from Grundy County Sheriff’s Department due to the situation and location. A report […]

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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Mercer farmer achieves top honors in Missouri Soybean Association annual yield competition

Missouri soybean farmers brought impressive yields for the Missouri Soybean Association’s annual competition. Results from Missouri’s soybean yield contest are now finalized with the highest yields topping 100 bushels per acre. Contest winners in the irrigated and non-irrigated categories presented yields of 102.79 and 106.14 bushels per acre, respectively. The contest’s top honors for non-irrigated […]

Winter Weather

Winter weather returns to northern Missouri with a Blizzard Warning and Winter Weather Advisory

Just when most of the snow has melted in Northern Missouri, Mother Nature throws a curveball at us. Beginning Friday morning, portions of northwestern Missouri will fall under a Blizzard Warning with portions of north-central Missouri falling under a Winter Weather Advisory. A Blizzard Warning will take effect beginning at Midnight Friday morning through 6 […]

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Evergy electric customers to see monthly bills increase beginning February 1, 2021

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved requests filed by Evergy Missouri West and Evergy Metro to adjust the demand side investment mechanism charge on customer bills. The charge allows Evergy to recover demand-side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act. An Evergy Missouri West residential customer using 1,000-kilowatt hours […]

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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, […]