COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Three area health departments report updates on COVID-19, one health department reports a COVID-related death

The Livingston County Health Center reported August 24 another COVID-19-related death, bringing the count to 77 since the pandemic’s beginning. The health center reminds the public that those individuals who lost their lives were friends, neighbors, and acquaintances and not just a number on a board. Four COVID-19 cases were added since August 23rd, which […]

Coronavirus Update

Area health departments report 44 new cases of COVID-19; over the counter COVID-19 tests making case numbers difficult to track

Four COVID-19 cases have been added in Mercer County since August 12th: one confirmed and three probable. The health department reports 195 confirmed cases and 194 probable cases. Eighteen cases are active, and nine deaths have been reported. The Mercer County Health Department notes that the numbers are based on the information it is given. […]

Coronavirus Update

New cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Sullivan, Linn and Livingston counties

The Sullivan County Health Department August 10 confirmed eight additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,054. Fifty cases were active, and seventeen COVID-19-related deaths had been reported. The health department noted 2,249 Sullivan County residents had initiated a vaccine series as of August 9, and 1,900 residents had completed a vaccine series. The percentage […]

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Sullivan County reports 19 new cases of COVID-19; Mercer County 2 cases, Harrison County reports 2 new cases

The Sullivan County Health Department on July 30 confirmed 19 additional COVID-19 cases, which brought the total to 987. Fifty-two cases were active. Forty-nine cases had been reported since July 26. Seventeen deaths total had been reported.  As of July 29, 30.7% of Sullivan County residents were fully vaccinated.  The health department reminds residents to […]

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New cases of COVID-19 reported in Putnam, Livingston and Linn counties

The Putnam County Health Department reports seven new COVID-19 cases since July 15th, making the total 535. Five of the new positive cases are linked through close contacts. Eight cases are active. There are 14 COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 13 deaths. The Putnam County Health Department requests close contacts self-quarantine for at least seven days. On […]

Economic Development

Department of Economic Development awards $15.8 million for community development projects statewide

The Department of Economic Development announced it will award more than $15.8 million to 38 recipients through its Community Development Block Grant Program to help communities with infrastructure improvement and other projects across Missouri. “Strengthening infrastructure and improving our workforce remains my administration’s top priorities,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Whether repairing roads, upgrading facilities, or […]

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Trenton Middle School student eliminated in first round of Scripps National Spelling Bee

Trenton Middle School student Titus Kottwitz participated in one round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Saturday. The 13-year old misspelled Puchero, which is a type of stew. Two hundred nine students ranging in age from nine to fifteen qualified for the national bee. The first three rounds were held virtually on Saturday in […]

Rotary Fellows

Trenton Rotary Club honored with 100% Paul Harris Fellows membership in District 6040

Twelve members of the Trenton Rotary Club have been honored as Paul Harris Fellows, named for the founder of Rotary. For each $1,000 contribution to the Rotary Foundation, the club can designate a member as a Paul Harris Fellow. Receiving the designation at a recent meeting were Brent Wyant, David Bain, Doctor Hessam Borhani, Jacob […]

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Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation announces scholarship applications available on May 3, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Inc. has announced that scholarship applications will be available for the Fall, 2021 semester, beginning Monday, May 3, 2021. The Board encourages all who meet the following qualifications to apply for this scholarship. As per the wishes of Kauffman, the scholarship is available to female, […]

Gas Tax

Audio: Missouri Senate leader feeling confident gas tax proposal has enough House votes to pass

With three weeks left to go in the regular legislative session, Missouri Senate President Dave Schatz remains hopeful about his proposed gas tax hike. The Senate has already passed the bill that would boost the state’s fuel tax by twelve-and-a-half cents per gallon over five years. During a Senate press conference, Schatz says if the […]

Missouri Coronavirus

Twelve Months Later: Despite pandemic, Missouri moved forward

Since the first presumptive positive COVID-19 case was detected in Missouri one year ago, Governor Mike Parson and his administration have worked continuously to combat the virus, keep Missourians safe, and move Missouri’s economy forward.  “Since COVID-19 struck Missouri one year ago, we have worked nonstop to take a balanced approach, fight the virus, and […]

Coronavirus Update

Livingston County reports COVID-19 related death; Grundy County reports 2 COVID-19 deaths; 17 new cases of COVID-19 in three counties

The Livingston County Health Center reports another COVID-19-related death, which brings the total to 49. Twelve new cases were also added for a total of 1,369. Of the 54 active cases, 46 are in the community, five are school actives, and three are facility actives. There are seven current COVID-19-related hospitalizations for Livingston County. The […]

Winter storm to bear down on northern Missouri on New Year’s Day

A Winter storm is expected to impact the area late Thursday night into Friday bringing accumulating snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Travel conditions will quickly deteriorate. All areas north of Highway 36 in northern Missouri are encompassed by either a Winter Weather Advisory or a Winter Storm Warning. Areas, where lighter snow and ice is […]