Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson extends phase 1 of “Show-Me-Strong Recovery Plan” through June 15, 2020

Governor Mike Parson announced that Phase 1 of the state’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan has been extended from Sunday, May 31, 2020, through Monday, June 15, 2020.  “We are very pleased with how well Phase 1 has gone so far,” Governor Parson said. “Businesses, communities, and Missourians across the state have done a great job of […]

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Missouri offers free community COVID-19 tests for 6 more counties

As part of the state’s COVID-19 community sampling efforts, six additional counties will host testing events. The goal is to test nearly 10,000 people over a 10-day period in Boone, Cape Girardeau, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson, and St. Charles Counties. Jackson County May 26-30, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Silverstein Eye Center Arena, Independence St. Charles County May […]

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Missouri man, a member of Southwest Honkys gang, pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Fair Grove, Missouri, man who is a member of the Southwest Honkys violent prison gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in which investigators intercepted a shipment of nearly 9.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. William F. Jones, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to participating […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC to offer both online and on-campus courses this fall

North Central Missouri College will be offering both online and on-campus courses for fall 2020, with added measures to prioritize a safe campus environment. College officials will closely monitor Covid-19 information and work with local health officials to implement safe guidelines. Should additional local or state orders be placed, NCMC will review course offerings and […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discusses graduation plans

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discussed the high school and elementary graduations at a meeting Thursday evening. Both ceremonies are scheduled for June 27th, with the elementary in the morning and high school in the afternoon. More details are to be determined in the near future. The board approved salary increases. Approval was […]

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Sullivan County Health Department reports 14 additional cases of COVID-19

The Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed 14 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. The confirmed cases were identified through a mass testing process. The positives have been determined to be community-related. No other information about the individuals will be provided to maintain confidentiality. The health department notes the 14 new cases of […]

Driver's License

Patrol to resume written and skills testing for all classes of driver licenses on Monday

Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson has announced driver testing services will resume for written and skills testing of all classes at limited locations on Monday, May 11, 2020. That includes the Class F operator’s skills testing. The Patrol asks applicants to be patient and allow essential drivers with the most pressing need for service […]

Governor Parson and Christine Smith

Pfizer facility in Chesterfield, Missouri scaling up operations for COVID-19 vaccine production

Governor Mike Parson was joined by Christine Smith, head of the Pfizer Biotherapeutics and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department and site head of Pfizer’s Research and Development facility in Chesterfield.  Pfizer’s Chesterfield facility is one of three Pfizer-owned sites in the United States that has been identified as an initial manufacturing center for COVID-19 vaccine production.  “For […]