Calamity Jane Days

Calamity Jane Days set for September in Princeton; several regular events canceled

Calamity Jane Days will be held in Princeton next month. Princeton Chamber of Commerce President Amy Cool says activities September 18th through 20th will be adjusted to support and allow for social distancing. A few regular events have been canceled because they are not social distancing friendly, however, there will still be live bands, music, […]

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Audio: Grundy County Health Department administrator on wearing masks

Elizabeth Gibson with the Grundy County Health Department encourages the public to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. She says face coverings are important when individuals are in close contact with others, and social distancing may be difficult.     A mask keeps someone’s respiratory droplets inside the material and from spreading […]

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Community leaders in Livingston County encourage wearing of masks in public

Livingston County health, governmental, business, and school officials are encouraging people to wear a mask in public where social distancing is difficult to maintain. The plea comes following an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Livingston County during the past several weeks. Officials they want to stop the spread of the virus now, so the […]

Operation Legend

Operation LeGend results in 97 arrests to date, including five murder suspects

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison announced that 97 arrests have been made by local and federal law enforcement officers in less than two weeks since the launch of Operation LeGend.  “This is the impact of a targeted initiative to reduce violent crime, carried out by local and federal law enforcement working together,” Garrison said. “Many of […]

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Missouri Senate committee begins work on violent crimefighting package

A Missouri Senate committee is reviewing a plan that aims to help reduce the state’s violent crime rate. Sen. Doug Libla, the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee chairman is sponsoring the bill the Legislature is tasked with passing during the special session underway. In Kansas City, at least 107 people have been murdered so […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees approve applying for CARES Act funding to curtail expenses from COVID-19

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the evening of Tuesday, July 28th applying for Grundy County CARES Act funding to combat COVID-19 expenses. A Return to Fall Plan was also presented. NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver said the college could receive $89,000 in Grundy County CARES Act funding, which could be used […]

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Hy-Vee to offer flu vaccine beginning August 17th

Hy-Vee announces that the flu vaccine will be available at pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region without an appointment or prescription, and will also be offered via a drive-up option at Hy-Vee pharmacy locations between August 17th and October 31, 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people 6 months and older get […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education sets date for preschool screenings; hires 1st and 2nd-grade teacher

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education accepted bids for windows and propane the evening of Monday, July 20th. Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports Quality General Construction will install five new windows in the library for $1,010. Ferrellgas’s bid for propane was accepted for 91 cents per gallon. The board hired Cassie Holcer as a first […]

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Internet access installed at Sesquicentennial Park in downtown Trenton

Fiber optic internet access has been installed at the Sesquicentennial Park in Downtown Trenton. Main Street Trenton Executive Director Megan Taul reports the internet will only be available to the public during Downtown activities and events for now. There are future plans to have the free service available on a regular basis at the park. […]

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New cases of COVID-19 reported in Linn, Daviess, Caldwell and Livingston counties

New cases of COVID-19 have been reported in area counties. The Linn County Health Department reports one additional case, bringing the total number of cases for the county to 34. Seven cases are under isolation precautions, and 24 have been removed from isolation. There has been one COVID-19-related death in Linn County. There have also […]