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Study: Saint Louis University face mask policy reduced quarantines, COVID cases

(Missouri Independent) – Tying quarantine requirements to the Saint Louis University face mask requirement successfully reduced the number of students sent to isolation and helped cut COVID-19 infections this spring, according to a study published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Under the university’s rules, students without masks who had close contact […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approve bids and personnel matters

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved bids and purchases as well as personnel matters July 27th. Athletic insurance was purchased through Dissinger Reed of Overland Park, Kansas for the 2021-2022 sports year at a cost of $31,467. That was for $26,980 for secondary accident insurance and $4,487 for catastrophic accident insurance with […]

Audio: Neighborhood Leadership Academy to be offered starting September 13, 2021

A leadership program focused on community building principles will be offered via Zoom. The Neighborhood Leadership Academy will be held Monday evenings from 6 to 9 o’clock starting September 13th. It will conclude with graduation on November 15. University of Missouri Extension County Engagement Specialist in Agriculture and Environment Jackie Spainhower says there will be […]

Salvation Army

Audio: Salvation Army to cease worship services; New funding allows assistance in paying rent and utilities for residents

The Salvation Army of Chillicothe ceased worship activities as of Sunday, May 23 and Captain Crystal Sherack says the change is due to budgets.     Sherack will also move to Canton, Illinois at the end of June and work in a similar capacity. She has been at the Chillicothe location for less than one […]

Medicaid Missouri

Missouri House plan to reject Medicaid expansion faces uncertain fate in the Senate

(Missouri Independent) – Republicans in the Missouri House finalized their plan to block funding for voter-approved Medicaid expansion on Thursday, giving final approval to its version of the state’s budget and sending it to the Senate. What happens next remains unclear. House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade said she’s confident the Senate will restore the $1.9 […]

Phil Hoffman

Missouri Senate confirms Phil Hoffman to Coordinating Board for Higher Education

The Missouri Senate confirmed three appointments for new members to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Governor Mike Parson last week announced the appointment of Phil Hoffman of Trenton, Anne-Marie Clarke of Saint Louis, and Hollie Elliot of Fair Grove. Hoffman will represent District 6. He has served as the manager of the Hoffman Reed […]

Pilot of plane that crashed near Galt ignored suggestions to stay in Moberly until weather improved

A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report indicates the pilot of the single-engine plane that crashed near Galt on February 8th ignored warnings about bad weather before the crash. Grundy County Coroner Dewayne Slater confirmed 85-year-old Philip Lefevre, Senior of Saint Louis, and 47-year-old Philip Lefevre, Junior of Sunset Hills, died in the crash. The […]

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Audio: Distinguished alumni to be honored at North Central Missouri College’s Pirates Ball

The North Central Missouri College Foundation and Alumni Association will honor distinguished alumni at the Pirates Ball. Honorees John Sturdevant, Doctor Jamie Ausmus Hooyman, and Donovan Thompson will be recognized at the Ketcham Community Center on March 13th. A buffet will start that evening at 6 o’clock, a welcome will be at 6:15, and entertainment […]

Deadly Plane Crash

Grundy County Coroner identifies father and son who died in plane crash on Monday night

Grundy County Coroner Dewayne Slater confirms the identities of the father and son who died due to the crash of an aircraft near Galt. They have been identified as 85-year-old Philip LeFevre, Senior of Saint Louis, and 47-year-old Philip LeFevre, Junior of Sunset Hills. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office previously reported wreckage was found Tuesday […]

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Audio: Great Northwest Day at the Capitol was a virtual event in 2021, featuring Governor Parson via Zoom

Governor Mike Parson spoke to the Northwest Missouri delegation virtually on February 2nd during Great Northwest Day. After reviewing his State of the State address, Parson answered questions submitted by delegates and asked by Great Northwest Day Committee Chairperson Annette Weeks. One question involved the plan for the state to help ensure access to affordable […]

Deer

Missouri Department of Conservation reports final deer harvest numbers for the season at 296,500

Missouri’s 2020-2021 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 296,516. Of the deer harvested, 140,468 were antlered bucks, 28,587 were button bucks, and 127,461 were does. Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin with 5,786 deer harvested, Howell […]

Drought Graphic

Rain earlier this week not enough to relieve drought conditions in northern Missouri

Northern Missouri is currently experiencing abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions. The United States Drought Monitor map of Missouri released November 12th shows abnormally dry conditions in all of the Green Hills. Moderate drought was reported for portions of Adair, Macon, Chariton, Knox, Shelby, and Scotland counties. Moderate drought was also shown for all of […]

Duck and Waterfowl

Missouri Department of Conservation announces COVID-19 procedural levels for waterfowl managed hunts

Earlier this year, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) made the decision to modify the 2020-2021 waterfowl managed hunt process to assure the safety of hunters and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the first managed hunt application period set to open on Oct. 20, MDC has determined procedural levels for the start of the […]

Diane Stephanie Byrd

Woman arrested after high-speed chase through three counties pleads “Not Guilty”

A Saint Louis woman entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday, September 17th after her arrest Wednesday, September 16th in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephanie Diane Byrd has been charged with felony resisting […]