Coronavirus Update

Adair County reports 6 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 92 cases with 16 in isolation

The Adair County Health Department announced six additional positive COVID-19 cases on Monday. According to the health department, these new cases increase the Adair county total year to date to 92 cases. Currently, there are 16 people in isolation, and 76 have left isolation. Of the latest announced Adair county cases, one is a 25-year-old […]

Coronavirus Update

Adair County reports a new case of COVID-19 as a result of community spread

The Adair County Health Department reports that a 52-year-old female resident has tested positive for COVID-19 as the result of community spread. Four Adair County males related to area meat-processing plants, ages 19, 34, 44, and 59 also tested positive. This brings Adair County’s total case count to 77 year-to-date with 26 individuals currently in […]

City of Trenton Website

Audio: Trenton City Administrator provides updates on improvements at sewer and water plants

In a recent interview, City Administrator and Utility DirectorRon Urton provided an update on improvements made at the sewer plant, water, and sewer line issues as well as the transformer upgrades at the substations in Trenton.     Regarding the sewer plant itself, Urton was asked for updates on the disinfection project as well as […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Two more individuals related to packing plants in Adair County test positive for COVID-19

Two individuals related to area meat-processing plants have become the 48th and 49th Adair County residents to have tested positive for COVID-19 year to date. The Adair County Health Department has been notified of positive results for a 37-year-old male and a 22-year-old male. Adair county now reports 34 people are in isolation and 15 […]

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Mexican national pleads guilty to $10 million marijuana grow operation in Daviess County

A Mexican national pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a Daviess County, Missouri, marijuana-growing operation where law enforcement officers seized nearly $10 million worth of plants. Miguel Pulido-Maldonado, also known as “Mona,” 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to one count of conspiracy to manufacture and possess with the […]

Coronavirus Update

Three more cases of COVID-19 related to packing plant reported in Adair County

Three more Adair County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in Adair County year to date to 45. A 54-year-old male, a 35-year-old female, and a 33-year-old female have joined 30 other individuals already in self-isolation. Adair County health reported all three of the newest cases […]

CAFO

Audio: Coronavirus hits Missouri hog farm in Audrain County

Thirteen hog farm employees in Audrain County have tested positive for the coronavirus. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams says the cases impact the overall food chain. Some Missouri meat processing plants have closed or reduced their output due to coronavirus outbreaks, including in Moniteau and Saline Counties.     “We […]

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Graves, Hartzler ask for further clarity on CDC meatpacker safety guidelines

Congressman Sam Graves, along with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, sent a letter to Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within Department of Health and Human Services and Loren Sweatt, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Department of Labor, demanding further clarification on […]