U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley: increases in social isolation from pandemic may be contributing to surges in drug addiction

Missouri’s junior senator is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the mental health needs of Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R) has written a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, calling on the agency to deploy more of the $425 million that Congress appropriated to […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education extends Superintendent’s contract

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education extended contracts Thursday evening for Superintendent Dan Owens and Prekindergarten through 12th Grade Principal Wes Guilkey. Guilkey reports both contracts are now through the 2021-2022 school year. The salary has yet to be determined. Paraprofessional Anna DeMoss’s resignation was accepted. The board discussed makeup day procedures. North Mercer […]

Charges Filed

Brookfield man who led authorities on high-speed chase going wrong way on Highway 36 charged

A Brookfield man has been charged in Caldwell County following what Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox described as a high-speed chase of a vehicle going the wrong way on U. S. Highway 36. Online court information indicates 58-year-old Robert Shiflett faces the felonies of driving while intoxicated—aggravated and resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing […]

Narcan or Naloxone

Audio: Missouri schools and other sites getting free Narcan to combat opioid overdoses

The head of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is touting his agency’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.     Director Randall Williams says he signed an order this week to provide free naloxone for emergency use in high schools, college campuses, public libraries, and YMCA facilities. Naloxone, sold under the brand […]