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Missouri education official calls substitute teacher shortage a crisis

Missouri schools continue to struggle with having enough teachers available to educate kids in traditional classrooms this year. The Show-Me State has had a chronic problem with teacher shortages, but COVID-19 has made the can of worms open even more. Missouri has about 70,000 pre-K through 12 teachers instructing roughly 900,000 public school students. Many […]

Indictment

Trenton man among 10 defendants indicted on felony conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilograms of marijuana

A Trenton man is among 10 defendants indicted by a federal grand jury on conspiracy charges. The indictment charges 42-year-old David Willey and eight others with felony conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. It accuses them of distributing and possessing 1,000 kilograms or more of a […]

Medicaid Fraud

Missouri woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud, ordered to pay $14,000 in restitution

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that on September 9, 2020, Cherrine Shepperd pled guilty to the class D felony of Violations Involving Health Care Payments in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County. Shepperd submitted false timesheets for allegedly providing personal care services for a Medicaid recipient. Shepperd created the false time sheets that […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Daviess County Health Department reports first COVID-19 related death

The Daviess County Health Department reports the county’s first death related to COVID-19. The resident was a 93-year-old man who tested positive Wednesday, September 9th. Close contacts have been notified. Anyone who thinks he or she was around the person is asked to stop traveling. Anyone who the health department has tried to contact is […]

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Putnam County Health Department reports 2 new cases of COVID-19; Thirty one cases confirmed, 27 released from isolation

The Putnam County Health Department announces it received notification Wednesday, September 9th of two additional positive COVID-19 cases, and one of those cases died. That is the county’s second COVID-19-related death. No other information will be released about the individual. Putnam County’s total number of confirmed cases is 31. Two are being actively monitored, and […]

Jury Duty

Almost 600 notices of potential jury duty mailed to Livingston County residents

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office mailed items regarding jury duty to 590 residents Wednesday, September 9th. That included 140 notices for jury duty and 450 notice of potential jury service. Sheriff Steve Cox reports those who receive a notice for jury duty should read and follow the directions as given by the court. There will […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Board of Education accepts bid; discusses plans and procedures for COVID-19

The Jamesport Tri-County R-7 Board of Education accepted a bid on the evening of Wednesday, September 9th from Home Exchange Bank for a certificate of deposit investment of $500,000. The 12-month term was selected at a rate of .75%. An intergovernmental agreement was approved with Daviess County for CARES Act funding. The board discussed and […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Update: Sunnyview now reports 3 residents testing positive for COVID-19

Another resident at Sunnyview Nursing Home of Trenton has tested positive for COVID-19. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff, now says three residents tested positive during a round of testing Wednesday, September 9th. He notes none of the residents had symptoms, and those residents will isolate for 14 days. Staff at Sunnyview was tested for COVID-19 Tuesday, September […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police arrest 20-year-old in conjunction with damage to Chillicothe Country Club golf course

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports an investigation of property damage at the Chillicothe Country Club golf course Tuesday, September 8th resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old male Wednesday, September 9th. The person was processed and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Online court information indicates Trenton Gilbert Cole Meers was charged in […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Two residents at Sunnyview Nursing Home test positive for COVID-19

The Sunnyview Nursing Home of Trenton started COVID-19 testing for residents Wednesday, September 9th. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff reports two residents received positive results as of the afternoon of Wednesday, September 9th. Neither resident has symptoms, so he says they could be false positives. However, Sunnyview is treating them as true positives, and both residents will […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police arrest subject on two active felony warrants following foot pursuit

Chillicothe Police Sergeant Curtis Hayes reports officers arrested a subject the morning of Tuesday, September 1st on two active Livingston County felony warrants for burglary and theft. The arrest allegedly followed a foot pursuit in the 1300 block of North Washington Street. The subject was processed at the police department and transported to the Daviess […]

Putnam County Fair

Putnam County Fair in Unionville to feature Josh Turner and Restless Heart

The Putnam County Fair in Unionville next month will feature entertainment including Josh Turner, Restless Heart, and Hairball. There will also be a rodeo and tractor pull. Activities will begin September 5th with a 4-H and FFA horse show. An open show will follow. Entries will be accepted in various categories September 8th. The schedule […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA approves state’s request to add 14 additional counties to disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Missouri’s request to expand the federal major disaster declaration for Missouri to include assistance for local governments and nonprofit agencies in 14 additional counties and the City of St. Louis. FEMA’s approval means Benton, Boone, Callaway, Clay, Cooper, Dunklin, Gasconade, Howard, Lafayette, Lincoln, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, and St. […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education approves programs

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education has approved its Homeless/Foster Care and Migrant Program. Principal Jill Sperry was approved as the coordinator for the program and the board approved the McKinney-Vento Act Dispute Resolution Process which regards the education of homeless children and youth. Academic tutoring and reading/retention programs were also approved and Sperry […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 9, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of September 9, 2019. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, striping, […]