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Audio: Missouri Capitol heightens security after FBI warning of armed protests; House discusses emergency plans

The Missouri Capitol has extra law enforcement keeping an eye on the building after reports of possible “armed protests” at all 50 state capitols and the U.S. Capitol. The increased presence follows an FBI warning of threats of an “uprising” in the days leading up to the January 20 inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. During […]

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Grundy County Clerk to hold public hearing prior to preparation of 2021 budget document

Grundy County Clerk and Budget Officer Betty Spickard will hold a public hearing with the Grundy County Commission before preparation of the 2021 budget document. The hearing will be at the courthouse in Trenton on the morning of January 19th at 9 o’clock. It will include general revenue, road and bridge, assessment, ambulance, and law […]

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As Missouri deals with ongoing teacher shortage, education leaders want to step up recruiting efforts

The struggle is real for Missouri when it comes to a constant shortage of K-12 public school teachers. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) wants to ramp up its teacher workforce by seizing the opportunity in a relevant setting. Dr. Paul Katnik, the assistant commissioner of the Office of Educator Quality, says […]

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First shipment of COVID vaccines arrive in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson announced that the first shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Missouri. The Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Friday, December 11, confirming its safety and effectiveness.  “Today is an exciting day for Missouri as we have received the first of many […]

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Missouri Department of Corrections implements technology to cut COVID-19 infection rate within prisons

Implementation of three technological innovations in the Missouri Department of Corrections aims to cut COVID-19 infection rates in Missouri state prisons and other facilities. These strategies: Kill the virus in the air Kill the virus on surfaces Detect the virus in wastewater The department now has ionization generators — air purifying devices that destroy 99.4% […]

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Inner Peace Reserve and BB’s Down Home Cookin to provide free Christmas meals for families in need

The Inner Peace Reserve and BB’s Down Home Cookin in Gallatin will provide free hot meals for Christmas for families in need, seniors, and shut-ins. Spokesperson Wendy Hansen says meals will be delivered in Gallatin and the surrounding area or can be picked up from BB’s on December 25th from 11 to 2 o’clock.  The […]

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Governor Parson announces the launch of new COVID-19 vaccine website for Missouri residents

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new vaccine website for Missouri residents.  MOStopsCOVID.com provides Missourians with information regarding the safety of the vaccines, research and production processes, and when they may be eligible for vaccination. The website will […]

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Grundy County Commission presented update on Muddy Creek Bridge repairs

Decker and Associates have announced Southwest 80th Avenue in Grundy County is anticipated to be closed December 14th through April 14th due to construction of an off-system bridge replacement and rehabilitation project. The announcement was made at the Grundy County Commission meeting on November 24th. No formal business was conducted at the meeting due to […]

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Audio: Final preparations underway for Thanksgiving meal from Coon Creek Baptist Church

Preparations are underway for the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton. The pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, says things are going well. Crawford says more than 650 meals have been ordered so far for the meal to be delivered or picked up on November 26th. The church has purchased some […]

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Grundy R-5 to close buildings due to spike in COVID-19 cases; instruction to continue by virtual format

The Grundy County R-5 School District buildings will be closed to students on November 23rd and 24th due to the recent spike in county COVID-19 cases, the potential loss of staff, quarantined students, and close contact conditions. Superintendent Phillip Fox says instruction will continue those days using a virtual format. The situation will be explained […]