Police Standoff

Kirksville Police diffuse incident following domestic disturbance call

The Kirksville Police Department reports it peacefully defused a barricaded suspect in the area of Ely and Pierce streets Thursday. A 46 year old white male from Kirksville was taken into custody following the incident in reference to a domestic disturbance. The police have not released the person’s name. Officers responded to a report of […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission presented update from Road and Bridge Department

The Grundy County Commission heard an update from the Road and Bridge Department Tuesday morning. Tube repair continues on Southwest Fir Lane. One tube was displaced by heavy rains Thursday night. The Road and Bridge crew plan to have the project completed this week. Residents from the northeast portion of the county talked with the […]

Chilli Bay Water Park Chillicothe, Mo

Chilli Bay Water Park in Chillicothe announces plans for opening

There are plans to open the Chilli Bay Water Park in Chillicothe this season despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The pool is scheduled to open on Memorial Day. Chillicothe Parks Director Josh Norris says the season will look “very different” with policies in place to help follow social distancing guidelines. Only season pass holders will be […]

Jamesport Missouri Website

Jamesport City Council discusses utility bills, reopening of park buildings and nuisance properties

The Jamesport City Council discussed customer utility bills Monday. It was agreed there will not be more notices given to late customers. If payment is not made in full by the 25th of a month, non-payment customers will be disconnected, and an additional $100 reconnect fee will be applied to their bills. All utility payments […]

Together We Can

MU Extension releases Mental Health Toolkit

The University of Missouri Extension and partners recently released a Together We Can toolkit to help rural Missourians access mental health resources. “This presents the resources to help open up conversations about mental health,” says MU Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. “Making it comfortable to talk about mental health is the first step […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital offers tips to cope with anxiety and isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable during this time. Their research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of […]

Farmers Market

Farmers market vendors prep for season amid COVID-19 concerns

University of Missouri Extension food safety specialist Londa Nwadike says that, right now, science is on the side of produce growers.  “There is currently no evidence that the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has been transmitted through food or food packaging,” said Nwadike, who has dual extension appointments with MU and Kansas State University. That’s […]