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Stay-At-Home Order: What you can and cannot do during the Missouri Governor’s directive

To further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Missouri, Governor Parson directed Dr. Randall Williams, Director of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to issue a Stay at Home Order which is effective April 6, 2020. This Order directs all Missourians to avoid leaving their residences unless necessary and to practice social distancing when […]

WIC Women Infant Children

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains operating in Missouri during COVID-19 crisis

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Local agencies continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to control […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View R-6 School announces closure through April 6th

Pleasant View R-6 School today announced that after meeting with the Grundy County Health Department the school will cancel all classes through April 6, 2020.  According to the letter released to families, school administrators will meet on April 1st to determine if the April 6th date to reconvene classes will be possible. Teachers will be […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Missouri health officials meet at White House to prepare for possible spread of coronavirus

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is engaging with federal governmental leadership, national thought leaders and local public health agencies to maximize Missouri’s preparedness for the possible spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus should a future case be diagnosed in Missouri. “In joining my fellow state health officers from around the nation this week at the […]

Sexual Assault

Third Batch of untested sexual assault kits delivered to lab from St. Joseph Police Department

The third batch of untested sexual assault kits identified by Missouri Attorney General Schmitt’s SAFE Kits Initiative inventory have been delivered to a private lab for testing. The kits were gathered at the St. Joseph Police Department as a “host agency” and sent directly to the private lab to preserve the chain of custody and […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen vote to move forward with Mid-States for installation of fiber optic cable

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen voted Monday evening to move forward with negotiations and drafting of a contract with Mid-States Services, LLC for fiber installation and rental of electrical poles within the City of Gallatin. Mid-States proposed using Gallatin’s electrical system poles to install the fiber throughout the city at an annual per electrical pole […]

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Audio: Interstate 29 to close completely Friday night between Kansas City and St. Joseph

A major interstate shipping corridor will be closed on Friday between Kansas City and St. Joseph, and thousands of motorists will have to find another way.     The Missouri Department of Transportation is replacing the bridge over Interstate 29 near the town of Dearborn. Both the north and southbound lanes will close on Friday […]

Fraud

Former Missouri business owner pleads guilty to multi-million dollar fraud schemes

A former Aurora, Missouri, business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of multi-million dollar fraud schemes. Russell Grundy, 50, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Aurora, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to two counts of wire fraud, one count of making a false statement on […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves proposed upgrades to Performing Arts Center

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education Tuesday evening approved donations and a change order regarding proposed construction upgrades to the performing arts center at the high school. Building Project Liaison Dennis Gutshall reported changes regarding the dressing room, entrance, and interior would cost about $156,000.The Hoover Foundation will donate $125,000 toward the upgrades and Troy […]

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Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]