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Grundy County Health Department announces six new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday

The Grundy County Health Department announces six new cases of COVID-19 were added for the county Wednesday, October 21st, which brings the total to 328. Two hundred forty-two cases have been confirmed, and 86 are probable. Forty-four cases are active. The Missouri Hospital Association reports the positive rate for Grundy County was 9.7% the week […]

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announces new office of early learning

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced during the regularly scheduled State Board of Education meeting the creation of an Office of Early Learning. This change is part of DESE’s ongoing focus on early learning and early literacy, one of the department’s four priority areas in the Show-Me Success strategic plan. Earlier this year, DESE […]

Missouri’s Governor announces $5 million in CARES Act funding for six food banks

Governor Mike Parson announced $5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to be divided among Missouri’s six regional food banks to help citizens who continue to rely on food assistance. The food banks serve the needs of more than 1,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and […]

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New deaths related to COVID-19 reported in Livingston and Linn counties

The Livingston County Health Center announces another death related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to seven. Seven more cases were also reported Friday, October 16th, which brings the cumulative total to 398. Fifty-five of the cases are active, and there are 12 current hospitalizations. Eleven of the active cases are from facilities, […]

Coronavirus Update

Three area counties report 42 new cases of COVID-19

The Daviess County Health Department reports 211 total cases of COVID-19, which is an increase of 26 since Thursday, October 8th. One hundred twenty-nine cases are active, and 10 are hospitalized. Seventy-nine cases have recovered. Three deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported for Daviess County. The Caldwell County Health Department announces 183 total cases […]

Duck and Waterfowl

Missouri Department of Conservation announces COVID-19 procedural levels for waterfowl managed hunts

Earlier this year, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) made the decision to modify the 2020-2021 waterfowl managed hunt process to assure the safety of hunters and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the first managed hunt application period set to open on Oct. 20, MDC has determined procedural levels for the start of the […]

Missouri Department of Conservation changes November 14-15 mandatory CWD sampling to voluntary

The Missouri Department of Conservation announces it has changed its mandatory sampling requirements for chronic wasting disease to voluntary sampling in 30 counties during the opening weekend of this year’s November firearms portion of deer season. The change was prompted by ongoing cases and public-health concerns in Missouri regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The change will […]