Audio: State answers frequently asked questions about Missouri school reopening

The Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services and Elementary and Secondary Education are answering frequently asked health questions about schools reopening next month. The information is designed to help schools navigate during the COVID-19 era. It includes details about screening, assigned seating, desk placement, requiring hand washing before and after students move from one […]

Disaster Declaration

President Trump approves Governor Parson’s request for major disaster declaration due to May severe storms

President Donald Trump has approved Governor Mike Parson’s request for a federal major disaster declaration for Missouri as a result of severe storms that swept across the state on May 3 and 4, 2020. The disaster declaration means federal Public Assistance will be available to 19 Missouri counties, which allows local governments and nonprofit agencies […]

Main University of Extension website

University of Missouri Extension to offer non-profit board training

The University of Missouri Extension will offer a state-wide, virtual, non-profit board training beginning July 21, and ending September 10, 2020. The course consists of 16, one-hour sessions, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. The cost for the program is $50 per person. Online registration is required and may be accessed by visiting […]

Conservation Agents (MDC)

Missouri Department of Conservation now accepting applications

Want to become a steward of conservation, help people, and protect nature by serving as a conservation agent? The Missouri Department of Conservation announces it is taking applications during July for up to 16 participants for its 2021 conservation agent training academy, which will begin April 1, 2021. Selected candidates will undergo 26 weeks of […]

Chillicothe Hall of Fame

Livingston County Preservation Society seeks nominations for Chillicothe Hall of Fame

The Livingston County Preservation Society is asking for nominations for a 2020 inductee into the Chillicothe Hall of Fame. The Preservation Society administers the Hall of Fame to recognize individuals from the past for their contributions in the cultural and historical development of Chillicothe. One new member is inducted into the Hall of Fame annually. […]

Chillicothe Correctional Center suspends visitation due to COVID-19

The Chillicothe Correctional Center’s visitation has been suspended until further notice due to positive cases of COVID-19. Missouri Department of Corrections Communications Director Karen Pojmann confirms there are three cases among staff and four among residents. She says mass testing was conducted at the Chillicothe Correctional Center in June, and everyone tested negative at that […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department announces first death due to COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department has been notified of the first death due to COVID-19 for a Grundy County resident.  No personal information was provided. “We are saddened by this news,” said Grundy County Health Department Administrator, Elizabeth Gibson “Our sincere condolences go out to the family.” The Health Department urges the public to continue […]