Sullivan County reports 3 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 106, with 32 remaining active

The Sullivan County Health Department in Milan on Saturday confirmed three additional cases of COVID-19. That brings the total to 106 cases in Sullivan County since testing began with thirty-two (32) cases remaining active. The latest cases have been determined to be community-related and the health department is investigating to determine close contacts. Those contacts […]

CAFO

Missouri Supreme Court affirms Clean Water Commission’s decision approving CAFO in Grundy County

The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed Tuesday, June 16th a Clean Water Commission decision approving a concentrated animal feeding operation in Grundy County. Hickory Neighbors United, Incorporated appealed a water commission decision affirming the Department of Natural Resources’ permit issuance to Trenton Farms RE, LLC. Court documents say Hickory Farms asserted that a House bill […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Sullivan County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 92 cases, 38 remain active

The Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed four additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County bringing the count to 92 cases since testing began, with 38 cases remaining active. The latest cases are community-related. The health department is investigating to determine close contacts of the cases. The contacts are to be notified by the […]

Court News

Judge faces busy docket in Division One of Grundy County court

The judge in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court handed down sentences, including probation to defendants in the Thursday session of Division One. At a hearing, Christopher Eudean Parsons of Cainsville admitted probation violations. The probation was revoked. Parsons was sentenced to five years with the Missouri department of corrections. The term runs concurrently […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Jury trials in Missouri to allow for safe distancing and other COVID-19 health concerns

The Missouri Supreme Court is changing trial court proceedings to include safe distancing and more allowances for COVID-19 health concerns. The order issued this week says  “The resumption of jury proceedings too early would not only risk the health of the participants, but it could also undermine public confidence in the courts and damage the integrity of […]

Grand River Multipurpose Center

Grand River Multipurpose Center in Chillicothe reopens with restrictions

The Grand River Multipurpose Center in Chillicothe reopened this week for congregate meals. Lunch is served from 11 o’clock to 12:30. The Grand River Multipurpose Center is following recommendations from local health and fire departments. That includes practicing social distancing, hand sanitizing, and limiting to 25% occupancy. Home delivered meals will continue to be delivered […]

Chillicothe R-2 School

Audio: With levy failure, Chillicothe R-2 School Superintendent Dan Wiebers now looking at line items in budget

Chillicothe R-2 School Superintendent Dan Wiebers says he was “very disappointed” by the results of the district’s 68-cent operating tax levy increase on Tuesday, June 2nd’s ballot. The proposal failed with 790 votes in favor and 994 against. The proposal would have adjusted the operating levy of the district to an estimated $4.43 per $100 […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission approves of cottages to be constructed in north Trenton

The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending approval of a conditional use permit that would lead to the construction of cottages in north Trenton. Meeting Monday evening at City Hall, the commission heard from Kipp and Cara McClellan about the project proposed for 3100 Hoover Drive. Mrs. McClellan reported it’s their intention to have […]

Sullivan County reports two additional cases of COVID-19

Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County. Currently, Sullivan County sits at a total of sixty cases with twelve cases remaining active. The positive cases have been determined to be community-related. To maintain confidentiality, no other information will be provided about the individuals. The Sullivan County Health […]