Coronavirus Update

Linn County Health Department confirms first case of COVID-19

The Linn County Health Department has confirmed the first positive case of the Coronavirus. The test result came from a private lab. The health department of Linn County reports the patient is self-isolating to decrease the risk of exposing others. The department also stated it will provide no other information regarding the report. The health […]

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Procedure changes for those needing to renew pesticide applicator license

Growers needing to recertify or certify for a private pesticide applicator license usually attend a training event or come to their local County Extension office to watch a DVD. Because of COVID-19, this procedure has changed. The Missouri Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri policy is “until further notice, private applicators are no […]

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 […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department: No known cases of COVID-19 in Grundy County

In an update on responding to the coronavirus concerns, the Grundy County Health Department says testing is not done by their office. KTTN news inquired with Health Center Administrator Elizabeth Gibson who tells us the health care providers are doing the testing. That means the testing can be done at Wright Memorial Hospital, the Physician’s […]

Saturday March 21, 2020 Wreck on 9th Street in Trenton

Driver attempting to elude law enforcement causes crash in Trenton

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports three people were hurt late Saturday afternoon in Trenton when a car attempting to elude law enforcement was involved in an accident with another car and hit a tree. Thirty-four-year-old Robert Ellis of Independence was taken by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department to Wright Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. […]

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Chillicothe officials issue Executive Order regarding COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center, Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelley, and Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas have issued an Executive Order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Saturday, March 21, 2020, at noon. The order prohibits group gatherings of 10 people or more until further notice. This includes at any restaurant, tavern, professional, social, cultural, entertainment, […]

School Lunch

USDA to partner with rural schools to provide one million meals per week to schools shut by COVID-19

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced a collaboration with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, McLane Global, PepsiCo, and others to deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals a week to students in a limited number of rural schools closed due to COVID-19: “Feeding children who are affected by school closures is a top priority […]

Missouri’s Social Security offices halt in-person services

To fight the spread of the coronavirus, all Missouri Social Security offices closed Tuesday to the public for in-person services. In a press release, the U.S. Social Security Administration says the agency encourages the public to access services online to apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits, check the status of an application or appeal, request a […]