Healthcare

Special enrollment period to obtain healthcare insurance through federal marketplace begins today

Today begins a special three month enrollment period for consumers to obtain health insurance through the federal marketplace. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid determined that the COVID-19 emergency presents exceptional circumstances in accessing health insurance and provides the special enrollment period through May 15th. Consumers who are eligible to apply and enroll are in […]

Warming Center

Hundreds of “Warming Centers” open around the state to assist those in need

With temperatures and wind chills in Missouri dropping well below zero, hundreds of warming centers are open around the state to help Missourians in need during these bitter cold temperatures. Due to COVID-19, you are advised to call the center you want to go to before heading there. Warming centers in Grundy County include the […]

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Man who escaped from Mercer County Jail twice, pleads guilty to multiple charges; handed 16-years in prison by judge

A Kansas City man who law enforcement reported escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August 2019 entered a plea of guilty to multiple charges on February 10th and was sentenced. Online court information shows, in one case, 29-year-old Drake Andrew Kately was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for five years on first-degree […]

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North Mercer Board of Education continues contract with Principal Wes Guilkey

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education continued a two-year contract for Preschool through 12th Grade Principal Wes Guilkey the evening of February 10th. The final salary is to be determined. Science Teacher Dan Martin was offered a contract to coach the academic team. A contract was offered to Preschool Teacher Joanne Fisher to be […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Cases of COVID-19 increase by 19 in Livingston County and one in Mercer County

The Livingston County Health Center reports two new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,412. Active cases dropped by six to 20. Fourteen of the active cases are in the community, and six are facility actives. There are seven current COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 50 deaths reported for Livingston County. Confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports almost 700K vaccinated, 160K with both doses

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports 690,072 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in the state through February 6th. Five hundred twenty-nine thousand seven hundred four persons had received at least one dose. One hundred sixty thousand three hundred sixty-eight persons had received both doses. Eight point seven percent of […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Four injured in crash just south of Trenton on Highway 65; Two life-flighted to Liberty Hospital

Four people were injured, two of them seriously, on Highway 65 in a crash one mile south of Highway 6 Thursday evening.  A Princeton man and a Trenton woman, in separate vehicles, were initially taken to Wright Memorial Hospital then flown by medical helicopter to Liberty Hospital. Serious injuries were reported for 29-year-old Daniel Burch […]