Stay at Home Order

“Stay at Home” order issued for Linn County to slow spread of COVID-19

The Linn County Commission and Linn County Health Department Administrator have issued a Stay at Home Order for the county. The order’s intent is to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county while enabling essential services to continue. The Stay at Home Order supersedes and replaces prior orders for Linn County for COVID-19. It […]

Audio: Hamilton in final four of Strongest Town Competition

Hamilton is in the final four for the Strongest Town Competition. Strong Towns introduced 16 communities two weeks ago that stood out among nominees for their efforts, including local financial strength and resilience, civic engagement, and bottom-up development. Strong Towns describes itself on its website as “an international movement…dedicated to making communities across the United […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC Board of Trustees approve Pandemic Response Policy at busy meeting on Tuesday

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved a Pandemic Response Policy and several other items related to COVID-19 Tuesday evening. The Pandemic Response Policy allows for 10 days of paid emergency leave to be made available immediately for current full-time employees who are unable to work due to needing to care for a […]

Shared Work

Audio: Missouri touts Shared Work Program to help businesses keep workers during current slow time

Governor Parson says today the state is reviewing whether Missouri will speed up the process to get benefits to unemployed workers affected by the coronavirus. Parsons expects thousands of Missourians to lose their jobs due to the consequences of the respiratory virus. Department of Labor Director Anna Hui says the state’s Shared Work program is […]

State of Emergency

Governor Parson signs Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Parson announced the emergency declaration in a press conference on Friday. The following individuals were also present at the press conference: Dr. Randall Williams, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) […]

Princeton Missouri School District Website

Princeton Board of Education approves teaching contracts for 2020-21 school year

Personnel decisions were made at two meetings this week of the Princeton R-5 board of education. On Monday night, the board approved teaching contracts for the upcoming school year (2020-21). A resignation was accepted from 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade teacher Jillian Marsh. Athletic and activities extra duty contracts were approved. At an executive session meeting yesterday, […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council discusses, but takes no action, on establishing a cash reserve policy for the city

The Trenton City Council discussed, but took no action Monday night, on a proposal from the City Administrator to establish a cash reserve policy for the city. Discussion also was held on possible wage increases for city employees as well as potentially establishing steps of advancement within the police, fire, and street departments. This topic […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods and Roeslein Alternative Energy continue development of manure-to-energy projects in Missouri

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy announced an additional $45 million investment in their Monarch Bioenergy joint venture, which captures methane from hog manure to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) in Missouri. The additional investment will enable the continued implementation of “manure-to-energy” projects on Smithfield’s farms, resulting in RNG generation across 85% of the […]

Leadership Northwest Missouri Class of 2020

Twenty four participants begin Leadership Northwest Missouri Program

Twenty-Four women and men make up the 2020 class of Leadership Northwest Missouri, an annual series of sessions that bring together existing and emerging leaders from throughout a 19-county region to discover and sharpen their leadership skills, explore regional issues, and build a network of contacts throughout Northwest Missouri. The 2020 class began with a […]

Police pursuit

Investigation continues into Carrollton man who fled from law enforcement

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation of a Carrollton man who allegedly tried to flee from law enforcement on Sunday evening, February 2, 2020. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports law enforcement arrested 21-year-old Jeffery Lee Smith the Third after a deputy saw a vehicle without a working brake light or lights […]