Coronavirus Update

Three more cases of COVID-19 related to packing plant reported in Adair County

Three more Adair County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in Adair County year to date to 45. A 54-year-old male, a 35-year-old female, and a 33-year-old female have joined 30 other individuals already in self-isolation. Adair County health reported all three of the newest cases […]

Little Bit Ranch in Sullivan County Mo (Milan)

Missouri Attorney General shuts down down dog breeding facility, Little Bit Ranch, in Sullivan County

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed suit and obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Little Bit Ranch, a dog breeder in Sullivan County, for violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA) and for operating without a license. The lawsuit and application for a temporary restraining order without notice […]

Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks to begin phased reopening of campgrounds

Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, today announced the phased reopening of campgrounds as a part of its continued efforts to return to normal operations in conjunction with Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan. Missouri State Parks campgrounds will reopen to accommodate existing campground reservations at 3 p.m., […]

Coronavirus Update

Four Adair County residents testing positive for COVID-19 employed at Milan packing plant

The Adair County Health Department reports four Adair county residents, who are employed at Milan, are among the eight workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Testing was conducted this week at the Smithfield Foods Plant in Milan as part of the states’ expanded effort to test workers who may be infected with the […]

Driver's License

Patrol to resume written and skills testing for all classes of driver licenses on Monday

Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson has announced driver testing services will resume for written and skills testing of all classes at limited locations on Monday, May 11, 2020. That includes the Class F operator’s skills testing. The Patrol asks applicants to be patient and allow essential drivers with the most pressing need for service […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Nelson pleads “Not Guilty” to all charges in Diemel brothers case; change of judge sustained

A Braymer farmer entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court on Monday to 10 felony charges stemming from July ultimately resulting from the discovery of the bodies of two missing brothers from Wisconsin. Online court information shows Garland Joseph Nelson waived formal arraignment. An application for change of […]