Coronavirus Update

Governor and First Lady, Teresa Parson, test positive for COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, the First Lady was tested this morning after displaying minor symptoms. The Governor was then tested as well and received a positive result. All official and campaign events have been canceled until further notice. As a precautionary […]

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency Website

More than $9 million in grants approved for six Missouri school districts to provide protection against tornados

The State Emergency Management Agency announced more than $9 million in grant funding has been approved to build tornado safe rooms in six Missouri school districts. The federal grants for school districts in Dunklin, Henry, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, and Wright counties will pay for 90 percent of the cost of the safe rooms, which are […]

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Kirksville woman injured after pulling into path of police car responding to emergency

The Highway Patrol reports a Kirksville resident sustained moderate injuries when the vehicle she drove pulled into the path of a Kirksville police car responding to an emergency call the evening of Thursday, September 17th. A private vehicle transported 20-year-old Olivia Catlin to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville. No injuries were reported for […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Parson defends Missouri taking different approach than recommended by White House Task Force

Missouri’s approach to COVID-19 does not completely match up with the recommendations made by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The most recent report leaked to the public was from September 6 and recommended a statewide mask requirement and closing bars. The report said Missouri is in the red zone for cases, with the 10th […]

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Missouri extends childcare subsidies for eligible school-aged kids not attending school in-person

The Missouri Department of Social Services is extending full-time childcare subsidy benefits through December 31 for eligible school-aged students who are not attending school in-person. A state press release today says CARES Act funding makes the additional financial aid possible for low-income working families. Acting Director Jennifer Tidball says the state does not want to […]

2020 Elections vote

Jay Ashcroft and Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly to promote voting options for November 3 election

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly will join other local officials at City Hall on Wednesday, Sept.23, 2020, at 11:00 am to promote the safety of in-person voting and the new 2020 absentee and mail-in voting options. The public is encouraged to attend the event on the front steps of City […]