Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Governor Mike Parson orders Missouri schools to remain closed for the rest of the school year

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced on Thursday, April 9, 2020, that Missouri schools shall remain closed through this school year.  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, along with several school superintendents from across the state made the recommendation to Governor Parson. Alongside Governor Parson, Commissioner Vandeven stated “COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges for all […]

St Joseph News Press

Saint Joseph News-Press to eliminate Saturday and Wednesday print editions

The Saint Joseph News-Press will eliminate its Saturday and Wednesday print editions, effective Saturday, April 18th and Wednesday, May 6th. The announcement was made in a letter to readers by Publisher and Editor David Bradley and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stacey Hill.  The letter says the News-Press plans to “beef up” the […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approves sports cooperatives

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approved several sports cooperatives on Wednesday evening. Gallatin will be the host school for a coop with Tri-County for junior high football. Tri-County will be the host school for coops with junior high softball and varsity fall baseball with North Daviess and varsity spring baseball with Gallatin. The board […]

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Confirmed case of COVID-19 reported in Daviess County

A Daviess County resident has been confirmed positive for COVID-19. The Daviess County Health Department reports the resident is in isolation at home and is in contact with health officials. The person’s name will not be released due to HIPAA regulations. Close contacts to the person have already been notified. The health department notes that […]

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Key health committee senators urge making COVID-19 antibodies test free for everyone

Senators Roy Blunt and Lamar Alexander, chairmen of the two Senate committees responsible for health policy and spending said, “Health professionals agree that Americans who have had the disease are almost certainly immune for a time and can go back to work and back to school without contracting the disease again or exposing others. Free […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Tax Increment Financing Commission to hold public meeting regarding Orscheln Farm and Home

The Trenton Tax Increment Financing Commission will hold a public hearing next week regarding the Orscheln Farm and Home Tax Increment Financing Plan. The hearing will be part of the commission’s meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers Monday evening at 6 o’clock. The plan involves a redevelopment project in the area of Highway 65 […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Missouri prison system reports first COVID-19 related death

St. Joseph city officials in northwest Missouri report the first death in Buchanan County from complications brought on by COVID-19; the former St. Joseph state prisoner transferred to Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Corrections made the announcement. City officials say the prisoner was transferred to St. Joseph for an unrelated illness that required isolation, […]

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Farmers face unique safety risks during COVID-19

Farmers and ranchers face unique safety risks as COVID-19 continues to spread. The predicted peak of the COVID-19 outbreak likely will hit as spring planting season shifts into high gear, says Rusty Lee, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy. Physical distancing becomes difficult as farmers receive seed and chemical deliveries, Lee says. Shipments […]