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Three area health departments report on new cases of COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department reports two additional COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total to 54. Thirty new cases have also been added since October 19th, making that total 1,775. The number of active cases went down five to 19. The Livingston County Health Center reports four COVID-19 cases have been added since October 25th, bringing […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve ordinances, choose not to adjust sewer charges for additional water usage

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on October 25, 2021, approved two ordinances, which amended the city code and entered into a contract. A section of the city code was amended relating to alcoholic beverages. It now says “all opening and closing days and hours for a license issued…shall be in accordance with the provisions of […]

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Performance bull sale averages $3,678

Forty-four performance and genomically tested bulls averaged $3,678 on October 25, 2021, at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, said University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Eldon Cole. The Angus sale-topper brought $6,200 for longtime consignors Wiles Ridge Ranch, Willow Springs. The successful buyer was an even longer buyer at the sale, Brackenridge Brothers, El Dorado […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital announces Hope Award winner

The Saint Luke’s Hope Award celebrates employees who exemplify spirituality, integrity, and compassion while carrying out the healing ministry of Saint Luke’s Health System. Saint Luke’s Health System began with the founding of Saint Luke’s Hospital by the Episcopal Church. The Church named the hospital after Saint Luke, author of the Gospel of Luke in […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of October 25, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of October 25 – 31. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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Trenton Building and Nuisance Board to meet on Monday

The Trenton Building and Nuisance Board is to discuss at least eight properties next week. The meeting will be at the Trenton City Hall October 25th at 6 o’clock in the evening and will also be available on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/85760502761. The agenda includes five properties listed under declaration of a nuisance and two for […]

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Chillicothe City Council meeting agenda includes finances

The Chillicothe City Council will hold a workshop and regular meeting next week. City finances will be discussed at the workshop in the Chillicothe Municipal Utility meeting room on October 25, 2021, at 5 p.m. Ordinances involving the city purchasing real estate will be considered at the council meeting to follow at 5:30. One ordinance […]

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Grundy County Jewett Norris Library to celebrate 130 years of service

The Grundy County Jewett Norris Library in Trenton will celebrate 130 years of serving the community. The library will have food available at 11 a.m. each day from October 25 through 29. The Friends of the Library will sponsor the celebration and share its recognition week with the library. Those attending can browse the shelves […]

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Man from Moberly facing 9 counts of child molestation in Linn and Randolph counties

A Moberly man faces sex-related charges in Linn County after investigations in Marceline and Randolph County regarding allegations of sexual abuse. Online court information shows 39-year old David Aaron Hart has been charged in Linn County with the felonies of first-degree statutory rape, first-degree statutory sodomy, and first-degree child molestation. Bond was set at $500,000 […]

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Spickard Board of Education declines the use of “Test to Stay” COVID protocol

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education voted October 18, 2021, to DECLINE the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education COVID-19 Test to Stay option for students and staff. The board accepted a bid from Ace Roofing for cafeteria roof repairs for $11,172. A Princeton bus mechanic proposal was approved. Superintendent Erica Eakes reports the Princeton […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education hires new personnel, sets date for parent-teacher conferences

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved hiring and substitutes October 12th. Molly Norman was hired as a paraprofessional. Substitutes approved were Jasey Wollenzien and Cindy Hartman. The board also approved the Local Compliance Plan for Special Education. Superintendent Doctor Lucas McKinnis reported the roof was completed and is in better condition. Work was scheduled […]

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Manslaughter case where woman’s mother died of malnutrition set for trial

A jury trial has been scheduled in Caldwell County for a Polo woman charged with involuntary second-degree manslaughter after her mother’s death. The trial for 42-year-old Rachel Nichols is scheduled for October 25th. A pre-trial conference is on October 12th. She waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty on April 13th. A […]

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Hamilton man charged with murder after woman dies from injuries sustained in assault

A Hamilton man has been charged in Caldwell County with murder—second degree after he allegedly assaulted a woman, and she died of her injuries. Online court information shows 37-year-old Frank Randall Allen Bostic has also been charged in Caldwell County with domestic assault—first degree—serious physical injury and in Daviess County with driving while intoxicated—persistent. He […]

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White House report ranks Missouri 18th in new COVID-19 cases

The latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report ranks Missouri 18th for its rate of new COVID-19 cases. The report, dated October 25, says 87% of all Missouri counties have moderate to high levels of community transmission. St. Louis County, Jackson County, and St. Charles County leads the state in the new case count. Recommendations […]

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More than half of the second Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funds approved for farmers

USDA has now given out more than half of the second Coronavirus Food Assistance Program’s funds to farmers. As of October 25th, the agency had approved more than $7.6 billion.  Payments to corn growers remain at the top of the list at nearly $2.2 billion followed by cattle with almost $1.7 billion, soybeans at more than […]