COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Second COVID-19 death recorded in Missouri

An assisted living woman in her 80s is Springfield’s first coronavirus related death. During a press conference today, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in southwest Missouri announced the casualty – Missouri’s second COVID-19 related death today. The patient lived in Morningside of Springfield East. Three other patients have tested positive from the same assisted living […]

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Chillicothe officials issue Executive Order regarding COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center, Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelley, and Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas have issued an Executive Order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Saturday, March 21, 2020, at noon. The order prohibits group gatherings of 10 people or more until further notice. This includes at any restaurant, tavern, professional, social, cultural, entertainment, […]

State of Emergency

Grundy County Commission declares “State of Emergency” for Grundy County

The Grundy County Commission has declared a state of emergency for Grundy County until further notice in recognizing the threat posed by COVID-19. The commission encourages everyone to do their part in lowering the curve as resources are and will continue to be limited. Under the declaration, the commission asks the public limit activity to […]

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17 defendants indicted for $10 million conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilos of methamphetamine

A total of 17 defendants, primarily from the Kansas City metropolitan area, have been indicted for their roles in a nearly $10 million conspiracy to distribute almost 1,000 kilograms of methamphetamine. Fahrudin F. Fejzic, also known as “Frank,” 48, Steven M. Lyons, also known as “Pops,” 60, Shelly Marie Exton, 38, Mary L. Corona, 38, […]

Drug Raid

Nigerian citizen arrested in Kirksville following execution of search warrant

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Nigerian citizen in Kirksville on Wednesday morning following the execution of a search warrant. The Adair County prosecuting attorney charged 21-year-old Ifeanyi Nnaji (If-ay-ahn-yee Nah-jee) on Thursday with felony delivery of a controlled substance, six counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, and felony unlawful use […]

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North Central Missouri College student Jacquelyn Perez honored as Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 290 students who will make up the organization’s 2020-2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The 2020 cohort—the largest group of Newman Civic Fellows to date—includes Jacquelyn Perez (Milan, MO), a student at North Central Missouri College. The […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to apartment fire on Clay Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment building at 504 Clay Street on Friday night. Firefighter/Paramedic Lyle Lowe reports the department found smoke located on the backside of the building owned by Ernie and Dee Akers. Firefighters discovered a pile of spilled wood ashes from an outside wood stove had fallen […]

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Grundy County Commission appoints Taylor Ormsby to Grundy County Health Department Board

The Grundy County Commission made an appointment to the Grundy County Health Department Board on Tuesday morning. Taylor Ormsby was appointed to fill an unexpired term until the April 7th election. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says the position was previously held by Bev Hooker who resigned on good terms and was no longer eligible to […]

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Audio: Grundy County Commissioners adopt deficit budget

Grundy County Commissioners adopted a deficit budget for the calendar year on Wednesday, however, as in recent years, commissioners hope expenses will be less than projected and revenues come in higher than anticipated. That combination has allowed Grundy County to finish the calendar year with a balanced budget. Such was the case for 2019 when […]