Coronavirus Update

Livingston County Health center reports COVID-19 positive individuals attend graduation and prom events.

Livingston County Health Center has received notification of two confirmed COVID-19 positive individuals who attended the Chillicothe R-II Graduation that took place on Friday, July 24th, or Prom on Saturday, July 25th. The Health Center has contacted individuals who were in close contact with the two positive cases. If you attended either Prom or Graduation, […]

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First Vesicular Stomatitis Virus case confirmed in Missouri horse

Missouri State Veterinarian Dr. Steve Strubberg announced the state’s first case of Vesicular Stomatitis in a horse in Newton County. The announcement follows a positive confirmation from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory, making Missouri the seventh state to confirm the virus this year. As a result, the Missouri Department of […]

Jewett Norris Library

Grundy County Jewett Norris Library announces new guidelines for operation

The Grundy County Jewett Norris Library in Trenton has revised its guidelines for the public regarding the pandemic. The updated guidelines will begin Monday, July 6th. Restrictions will include library hours weekdays from 8:30 to 4 o’clock to allow for proper cleaning and sanitizing each day. Anyone at least two years old may be permitted […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Saint Luke’s Health System updates inpatient visitor guidelines

The Saint Luke’s Health System has updated its inpatient visitor guidelines previously established at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. The health system is now limiting visits to one visitor per patient at a time. Previously, no visitors […]

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Massive raid by Chillicothe Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff and other authorities net many arrests

Many investigations by the Chillicothe Police Department (CPD) and Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) took a significant step forward with the service of multiple arrest warrants and other investigations. The group enforcement consisted of approximately 40 law enforcement officers from the Chillicothe Police, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Probation and Parole, […]

Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks to begin phased reopening of campgrounds

Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, today announced the phased reopening of campgrounds as a part of its continued efforts to return to normal operations in conjunction with Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan. Missouri State Parks campgrounds will reopen to accommodate existing campground reservations at 3 p.m., […]

Smithfield Plant in Milan

Workers at Smithfield’s Milan plant file lawsuit over health concerns

Workers at the pork processing plant in Milan are suing their employer, accusing the company of not doing enough to protect their health. The New York Times has reported that an anonymous worker at Smithfield’s plant in Milan, along with a non-profit called the Rural Community Workers Alliance, had filed the suit Thursday in the United States […]