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State releases guidance for Missouri long-term care sites to offer visits again

Missouri has unveiled revised guidance for long-term care places, including nursing homes and assisted living centers, to restart visits inside or outside. A press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says each facility gets to decide whether to adopt the guidance. Centers without any cases of COVID-19 among staff or residents, […]

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Missouri Education Department proposes $8.5 billion FY2022 budget

The Missouri Board of Education has voted today in favor of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) $8.5 billion proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning next July. The plan is a slim increase over the current budget year – about $26.8 million. “FY22 almost certainly will be a challenging revenue year, […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

With continued spread of COVID-19, Wright Memorial Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, revise visitor guidelines

With the continued spread of COVID-19, Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital have revised their visitor guidelines to further protect patients and care team members. The new visitor guidelines fall in line with the Saint Luke’s Kansas City area hospitals as ‘Level 4 Restricted.’ Level 4 Restricted visitor guidelines restrict visitors to one visitor […]

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Several new laws go into effect in Missouri today

Several bills become law today that the Missouri Legislature passed during the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly. Here is a snapshot of the top bills approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Mike Parson: Partial motorcycle helmet law repeal House Bill 1963 is a sweeping transportation bill allowing motorcycle drivers 26 years and […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol now testing for new troopers

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers and is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 111th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on February […]

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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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Hy-Vee to offer flu vaccine beginning August 17th

Hy-Vee announces that the flu vaccine will be available at pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region without an appointment or prescription, and will also be offered via a drive-up option at Hy-Vee pharmacy locations between August 17th and October 31, 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people 6 months and older get […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education sets date for preschool screenings; hires 1st and 2nd-grade teacher

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education accepted bids for windows and propane the evening of Monday, July 20th. Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports Quality General Construction will install five new windows in the library for $1,010. Ferrellgas’s bid for propane was accepted for 91 cents per gallon. The board hired Cassie Holcer as a first […]

Audio: Missouri Receives $15 Million in CARES Act Funding for Tourism

Missouri’s governor announced $15 million in grant funding on Thursday to help rebuild Missouri’s tourism industry, which has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says Missouri has seen 30,422 confirmed coronavirus cases, along with 1,113 deaths. State Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Rob Dixon tells Capitol reporters in Jefferson […]

Audio: State answers frequently asked questions about Missouri school reopening

The Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services and Elementary and Secondary Education are answering frequently asked health questions about schools reopening next month. The information is designed to help schools navigate during the COVID-19 era. It includes details about screening, assigned seating, desk placement, requiring hand washing before and after students move from one […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital modifies visitor policy for inpatients

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announced effective Monday, July 6, one visitor, who meets the qualifications below, will be allowed to see patients in our inpatient care unit. Under this modification, the Inpatient Care visitor policy is as follows: One visitor at a time Adult visitors only (18 and older) Visiting Hours are 4-7 p.m. Must […]

Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group to offer free sports physicals

Free sports physical exams will be offered the afternoon of Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton. In order to maintain proper social distancing, appointments are required. Please call the Physicians’ Group at 660-358-5750 to schedule the free screening. The final day to make an appointment will be Friday, July 17.  […]