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Putnam County Health Department reports 2 new cases of COVID-19; Thirty one cases confirmed, 27 released from isolation

The Putnam County Health Department announces it received notification Wednesday, September 9th of two additional positive COVID-19 cases, and one of those cases died. That is the county’s second COVID-19-related death. No other information will be released about the individual. Putnam County’s total number of confirmed cases is 31. Two are being actively monitored, and […]

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Ridgeway Board of Education chooses to switch to virtual instruction next week

The Ridgeway R-5 Board of Education and administration has chosen to switch to virtual instruction next week. Superintendent Jonnie Beavers announces guidance from the Harrison County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education helped them make the decision to not hold in-person classes September 8th through September […]

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Positive test results confirmed for four of five staff members at Sunnyview

Positive COVID-19 test results have been confirmed for four of five staff members of Sunnyview Nursing Home in Trenton who tested positive using an antigen test at the facility. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff reported Wednesday, September 2nd two of the positive cases were confirmed after being tested at the hospital drive-through site. He says two more […]

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Student at Macon R-1 School District tests positive for COVID-19

The Macon R-1 School District has announced it was made aware Wednesday, September 2nd of a positive COVID-19 test from a sixth-grade student. Superintendent Scott Jarvis notes the student was asymptomatic and has been at school all week. Two other sixth grade students are scheduled to be tested for COVID-19 Thursday, September 3rd. Macon is […]

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COVID-19 testing at Sunnyview complete; all residents negative with five staff testing positive

COVID-19 testing is complete for residents at Sunnyview Nursing Home of Trenton, and all residents received negative results. The nursing home reports the antigen testing was done using equipment sent to the facility from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Five staff members tested positive with two of those having symptoms and tested at […]

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Cainsville man facing drug-related charges in Grundy County

A Cainsville man facing two drug-related counts is scheduled to appear next week in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Thirty-four-year-old James Dale Coss has been charged with a felony count of unlawful possession of marijuana and with one misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Court information listed the item as […]

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Missouri becomes third state in nation to begin paying unemployed workers through Lost Wages Assistance program

Missouri has become only the third state in the nation to begin processing payments to unemployed workers under the federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. The state began processing the $300 federal supplemental payments last night to eligible individuals. Because Missouri was one of the first states to apply for and be approved for the […]