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FDA gives full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. has its first fully approved vaccine against COVID-19, with federal health officials announcing Monday the approval of Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-dose vaccine. The green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to move Pfizer’s vaccine from emergency use to full approval is a milestone in the national pandemic response, and one that comes as the […]

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission files suit against Hiland Dairy Foods for disability discrimination

Hiland Dairy Foods, a Missouri-based producer and distributor of dairy products, violated federal law when it refused to hire a man to work in its Norman, Okla. plant because he was vision-impaired, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit filed. According to the suit, Hiland interviewed the man, toured the plant with […]

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Missouri’s annual “No MOre Trash! Bash” returns April 1, 2021

It spring cleaning time and the month of April marks Missouri’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash coordinated by the Missouri Department of Transportation. During the annual statewide anti-litter event, volunteers are encouraged to clean up litter adjacent to highways to help beautify Missouri. The No MOre Trash! Bash is an annual outreach of MoDOT’s year-round […]

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Hawley and colleagues demand answers on Biden’s Department of Homeland Security deportation moratorium

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and eleven Senate colleagues pushed back on a deportation moratorium proposed by President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security, which will prevent the removal of the vast majority of illegal immigrants with final orders of removal–including dangerous criminals–from the United States. The moratorium was proposed in a January 21 memorandum issued […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services sets into motion plans for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine administration

Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services signed the standing order for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine administration after final review of recommendations made earlier today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  “The first week of vaccinations among health care workers in Missouri went extremely well,” said Williams. “We […]

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Audio: Pfizer in Chesterfield expects approval, vaccines should be ready by end of year

Pfizer labs in Chesterfield, Missouri are ready to mass-produce a new COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the FDA approves its success rate and safety data.  Pfizer and BioNtech have teamed up to develop a successful mRNA-based vaccine and have reached a 90 percent success rate in its studies so far. At a press conference with Missouri Gov. […]

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Trenton Building and Nuisance Board reviews former business location at 12th and Main

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening reviewed properties of concern including action involving a former business location at 12th and Main. The physical address is 1117 Main Street with the owner listed as John Woodland. This is the building where bricks have fallen from the exterior wall on the north. Building Inspector Wes Barone […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

Various reports were given at the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting the evening of Tuesday, August 25th. Several included information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Vice President of Student Affairs Doctor Kristen Alley reported student move-in went well, and precautions were taken. Seventeen students were tested for COVID-19, and all results were negative. […]

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Trenton City Council addresses bulky trash items with owner of Rapid Removal at Monday meeting

Rapid Removal Owner Jim Watje and his attorney, Brad Grill, met with the Trenton City Council Monday night in an effort to reach an agreement regarding trash service complaints that the council has received. At the last meeting, the council requested the city attorney write a letter to Rapid Removal regarding specific concerns like refusing […]

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Grundy Electric Cooperative to hold “drive-thru” annual membership meeting

The Grundy Electric Cooperative will hold a special drive-through annual membership meeting due to safety concerns with COVID-19. Grundy Electric Cooperative member-owners are invited to drive through the parking lot at the South Harrison R-2 High School of Bethany the evening of August 6th from 4:30 to 6:30. Members will stay in their vehicles, register, […]

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Audio: Trenton R-9 Superintendent discusses safety protocols for bus transportation, band and choir

The Trenton R-9 School District has announced several proposed practices to allow for students to attend classes, in-person five days a week, beginning late next month. These include temperature checks and the wearing of masks for all students and staff. Trenton R-9 Superintendent Mike Stegman discusses safety protocols for school bus transportation and proposed practices […]

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Missouri State Fair cancels all activities except youth livestock show

The Missouri State Fair will feature the outdoor youth livestock showings, but the other traditional activities have been called off, because of COVID-19 safety concerns from vendors, guests, and state agricultural officials. The event runs August 13 through August 23, 2020, in Sedalia. In 2019, a total of  337,112 individuals attended the fair. Youth livestock […]

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Trenton City Council votes to proceed with headworks project at sewer plant

After hearing an explanation of additional costs, the Trenton City Council unanimously voted last night to proceed with the headworks project at the sewer plant, financing the nearly $4,000,000 fixed cost is yet to be determined. Burns and McDonnell Engineering from Kansas City had two representatives meet last night with the city council and answer […]

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Trenton City Council has full agenda; takes action on ordinances and bids

The Trenton City Council took action last night on several ordinances and bids. Approval was given for Advanced Environment Testing and Abatement of Belton to remove asbestos at two locations: 111 West 11th Street and 1502 Day. Combined, the cost of $3,100 comes from demolition money budgeted by the city.  The city will purchase properties on […]

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Audio: Announcement from attorneys representing Missouri Duck Boat victims coming today

Lawyers representing victims of the Duck Boat tragedy on Table Rock Lake near Branson are holding a news conference today in Kansas City. Seventeen people were killed when the vehicle sank while taking on four waves during a storm. Attorney Andrew Duffy says the Duck Boat industry has irresponsibly portrayed their excursions as fun and […]