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Audio: Every available Missouri state trooper to be on the road and water this Memorial Day weekend

You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the road throughout the long Memorial Day weekend. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz describes the holiday weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season. “We know that a lot of people are ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors and travel is part of […]

Jewett Norris Library

Grundy County Jewett Norris Library receives grant from Missouri State Library

The Grundy County Jewett Norris Library of Trenton applied for and received a Reading Software Challenge Grant from the Missouri State Library. The grants allowed libraries to purchase software, so summer reading programs would be available online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Grundy County Jewett Norris Library purchased software from READsquared, which allows the […]

Governor Parson signs executive order 2009 extending State of Emergency in Missouri

As the state prepares to move into the economic recovery phase of COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson today signed Executive Order 20-09 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through June 15, 2020.  Governor Parson initially declared the state of emergency on March 13 with the signing of Executive Order 20-02. Since that time, over 450 […]

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North Mercer school officially postpones graduation; accepts resignation

The North Mercer school has officially postponed a graduation ceremony until a later date. Superintendent Dan Owens reports discussions will be held with members of the senior class as to prospective dates to have prom, the senior trip, and graduation. Owens noted this will done after the Governor lifts the “stay at home” order. The […]

School Bus

Several area schools extending closure to April 27th due to COVID-19

Several area school districts have extended their closures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. School districts extending their closures through April 24th include Chillicothe, Jamesport Tri-County, Gallatin, Braymer, Polo, and Southwest Livingston County of Ludlow. Those districts tentatively plan to resume classes on April 27th. Chillicothe R-2 reports its meal program will continue through April […]

2020 Elections vote

Grundy County Clerk announces new deadlines regarding April 7th election

Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard has announced changes to deadlines due to Governor Mike Parson signing an executive order postponing the April 7th General Municipal Election to June 2nd. The Grundy County Clerk’s Office will be open for absentee voting Saturday, May 30th, and absentee voting at the county clerk’s office will continue until June […]

Little Otter Creek Reservoir Project

Little Otter Creek Reservoir Project near Hamilton advances to next stage

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting State Conservationist, Grover DePriest, has signed a Record of Decision supporting the installation of a multi-purpose reservoir in Caldwell County. This decision fulfills national requirements to assess the environmental impacts of this federal action. It was based on the development of a comprehensive Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The preferred […]

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) […]