Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Blunt announces $27.7 million in Coronavirus Response Grants for 29 Missouri community health centers

Senator Roy Blunt, the co-chair of the Senate Community Health Center Caucus, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $27 million in coronavirus response grant funding to 29 Missouri community health centers (CHCs). The funding will help CHCs meet staffing needs, and prevent, diagnose, and treat coronavirus patients. […]

Unemployment

Governor Parson announces implementation of $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program

Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security (DES) has received its first operational guidance related to the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The FPUC does not include any provisions or benefits […]

Coronavirus Update

Linn County Health Department announces second case of COVID-19

The Linn County Health Department announced on Saturday a second positive case of coronavirus in Linn County. The specimen was tested by a private laboratory. The health department reports the individual was recovering in the care of Northeast Regional Hospital and no other information about the patient has been provided. Efforts were being made to […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol extends suspension of testing for licenses

Missouri State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson announces that the Patrol is extending the suspension of written and skills-based driver road testing at all locations until April 15th in its effort to ensure public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension includes operator, commercial driver’s license, and motorcycle testing. The Patrol is […]

CRP Website

USDA announces more than 3.4 million acres selected for general signup in Conservation Reserve Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for […]

2020 Elections vote

Grundy County Clerk announces new deadlines regarding April 7th election

Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard has announced changes to deadlines due to Governor Mike Parson signing an executive order postponing the April 7th General Municipal Election to June 2nd. The Grundy County Clerk’s Office will be open for absentee voting Saturday, May 30th, and absentee voting at the county clerk’s office will continue until June […]

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Hy-Vee to install temporary protective windows at checkouts

Hy-Vee, Inc. has announced additional changes to its operations in response to the evolving coronavirus outbreak. Effective Friday, March 20, customers will no longer be allowed to bring in reusable bags until further notice since it is difficult to monitor their cleanliness. Because it is not always easy to know the sanitization procedures customers are […]