Supreme Court of the United States or SCOTUS

Blunt says vote on Supreme Court nominee different than 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday has unleashed a political brawl on Capitol Hill ahead of the November General Election. President Donald Trump says he plans to announce a nominee this week to fill the vacancy and vows to choose a woman. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says Trump’s […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 cases decline in Grundy County, increase in Livingston, Caldwell and Mercer counties

The Grundy County Health Department reports the active count of COVID-19 went down for the county Friday, September 18th, as more cases were released from isolation than were added as new. There are 52 active cases. The overall total is 181, which is an increase of four. One hundred fifty-two of the total cases have […]

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Livingston County Health Center announces Curbside Family Flu Shot Clinics

Livingston County Health Center has announced two upcoming opportunities for county residents to receive their vaccination for influenza for the 2020-2021 flu season. Curbside Family Flu Shot Clinics will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd, and Monday, September 28th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in their parking lot at 800 Adam Drive. County residents […]

Crime and Courts

Grundy County Circuit Court news for Thursday, September 10, 2020

Two individuals received prison terms, then were placed on probation during Thursday’s session of Grundy County Circuit Court Division One. Jeremiah Lynn Burnett (no address given online) pleaded guilty to three felony counts and one misdemeanor stemming from incidents July 16th in rural Grundy County. Burnett was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to a five-year […]

Economy

Survey shows economy improving in Missouri and Midwest

The economic picture is brightening for both Missouri and the Midwest. Creighton University’s August survey of supply managers and business leaders across the nine-state region finds the financial situation slowly improving. Economist Ernie Goss of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska says the survey’s leading economic indicator for the region climbed. “The index from that survey […]

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Missouri ranks in top five for its rate of new COVID-19 cases

The Washington Post reports Missouri ranks fifth among all U.S. states for its per capita rate of daily COVID-19 cases over the past week. The state reports 23 new cases per every 100,000 people. Livingston County in northwest Missouri ranks in the top ten U.S. counties reporting the highest rate of cases. The state’s COVID-19 dashboard shows the […]

Coronavirus Concerns

7,000 college-age people in Missouri test positive for COVID-19 in August

During August alone, nearly 7,000 college-age people in Missouri have tested positive for COVID-19. At a press conference Thursday at Washington University in St. Louis, Gov. Mike Parson urged young people to take precautions to protect their communities. “In some Missouri college communities, positivity rates have soared as high as 45% in one day just […]