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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 […]

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Putnam County records first COVID-19 related death

The Putnam County Health Department has announced it received notification of the county’s first COVID-19-related death. No other information will be released about the individual. The health department staff offers its condolences to the family. The Putnam County Health Department also received notification of an additional positive case of COVID-19. That brings the county’s total […]

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Three area counties continue to see increase in COVID cases, Chillicothe Correctional Center COVID cases rise as well

The Caldwell County Health Department reports the county has a total of 34 COVID-19 cases, which is an increase of two. Twenty-eight cases are confirmed, and six are probable. Eight cases are active, and 25 have recovered. There has been one COVID-19-related death in Caldwell County. The Linn County Health Department’s bi-weekly report shows one […]

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“Face masks or coverings” to be required in courtrooms in Trenton, Bethany, Princeton and Unionville

Information received from the Third Judicial Circuit Court states “face masks or coverings shall be required in all public court areas and during all court proceedings” unless good cause is shown to limit the requirement. The third circuit presiding judge, Thomas Alley, reports the requirement becomes effective Saturday, August 1st according to the Missouri Supreme […]

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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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Putnam and Harrison counties see new COVID-19 cases, Wright Memorial, Hedrick Medical Center test over 2,500

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe have announced they had administered 2,762 COVID-19 tests as of the morning of Monday, July 27th. That was an increase of 263 tests since July 20th. Wright Memorial had tested 877 individuals. Five hundred ninety-five were from Grundy County, 147 from Mercer County, 19 […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture asks residents to report unsolicited seed shipments

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has received reports from residents of unsolicited seeds being delivered from foreign countries such as China and the surrounding areas. Missouri’s announcement follows several states who have also reported packages of these seeds being delivered across the United States. Consistent with nationwide reports, the packages were labeled as jewelry, specifically […]

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Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announces Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the 2021 Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year, with the 34 selected teachers now under consideration to be named the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Committees comprised of education peers and key stakeholders from each Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) in Missouri selected the 2021 […]