Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital awarded national accreditation from Joint Commission

Wright Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Wright Memorial underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review from October 5 – […]

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Seventy-one-year-old man arrested for exposing himself to children in Chillicothe

A registered sex offender compliance check in Chillicothe on October 14 resulted in the arrest of a 71-year-old man about an incident on October 7 in which a man allegedly exposed his genitals to a female child inside a business. The Chillicothe Police Department reports Police Chief Jon Maples and Sheriff Steve Cox conducted an […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approves two bids and a purchase

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approved two bids and a purchase on October 7th. One bid was for a floor scrubber from Hillyard at $6,552. Another was for home varsity basketball uniforms from Dannco Incorporated for $3,196. The purchase of Chromebooks was approved from Trox for $29,120 pending Emergency Connectivity Fund grant approval. The […]

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Chariton Valley wireless to be acquired by Verizon

A communications company that provides service to Linn, Chariton, Carroll, and other Northeast Missouri counties is selling its wireless network to a nationally known wireless provider. Officials with Chariton Valley Wireless announced on October 7, 2021, they have entered into an agreement that calls for Verizon to acquire the wireless network assets of Chariton Valley’s LTE […]

Flu Season Ahead

Linn County Health Department to hold multiple flu shot clinics

The Linn County Health Department will hold multiple adult flu shot clinics through December. A drive-through clinic will be in the Brookfield South City Park October 7th from 2 to 6 o’clock. Another clinic will be at the Marceline Walsworth Community Center October 14th from 10 to 1 o’clock. There will be three locations October […]

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Livingston County Commission to hold salary commission meeting

The Livingston County Commission will hold a salary commission meeting next week as well as discuss a disaster declaration and planning and zoning. The salary commission meeting will be at the courthouse in Chillicothe on October 5th at 10:30 in the morning. A conference call with the Federal Emergency Management Agency is on the agenda […]

Flu Shot Clinic

Pre-registration now available for Linn County Health Department flu shot clinic

Pre-registration is available for the Linn County Health Department’s drive-through flu shot clinic next week. Flu shots will be available for residents at least 18 years old at the Linn County Fairgrounds of Brookfield on October 7th from 2 to 6 o’clock. Registration forms can be found at this link and on the Linn County […]

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North Central Missouri College Fair set for October 7

The North Central Missouri College Admissions Office will host a college fair in Trenton. NCMC students, area high school students, and community members can learn about post-secondary opportunities during the event in the Ketcham Community Center on October 7, 2021, from 9 o’clock to 10:30 in the morning. Representatives from about 45 colleges, technical schools, and […]

Health News

Grundy County Health Department Board of Trustees to meet; health departments report on COVID-19 cases; Linn County to offer flu shots

The Sullivan County Health Department on September 24th confirmed eight additional COVID-19 cases, raising the total to 1,168. Sixteen cases were active. The Daviess County Health Department September 24th reported 10 new COVID-19 cases since September 16th. That brought the total to 967. The number of active cases went down by 23 to 13. The […]

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University of Missouri Extension to host virtual course for women involved in agriculture

The University of Missouri Extension will host a virtual course for women involved in agriculture and who would like to strengthen their farming operation and network with other women in the industry. Annie’s Project will be offered Thursday evenings from 6 o’clock to 8:30 October 7th through November 11th. The course will provide women with […]

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Jury trial set in Daviess County for wife of former Chillicothe Police Chief

A jury trial has been scheduled in Daviess County for the wife of former Chillicothe Police Chief Richard Knouse. A jury trial is set for October 7th and 8th for 53-year-old Laieloni Kay Knouse of Chillicothe. A pre-trial conference is set for September 2nd. The case was transferred from Livingston County in September. Laieloni Knouse […]

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Missouri continues to lead nation in Registered Apprenticeship efforts

For the second year in a row, Missouri ranks second in the nation for completed apprenticeships. Missouri saw 3,388 Registered Apprenticeships completed in FY 2020, more than any other state except California. Missouri currently has more than 13,560 active apprenticeships, participating in 489 registered programs. Through Registered Apprenticeships, workers obtain on-the-job training through a paid […]

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Federal leader looks to Missouri as model for post-incarceration success

About 96% of people incarcerated in Missouri eventually return home to our communities. More than 15,000 Missourians are released from state prisons each year. To help boost their chances of success, the Missouri Department of Corrections partners with fellow state agencies and community nonprofit organizations to build a network of support in areas such as […]