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Faith leaders encouraging Missouri residents to find creative ways to celebrate Easter

Multiple Missouri health departments are asking Missourians to Stay and Pray this Easter Sunday by celebrating traditions at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Residents are asked to look for alternative virtual or televised Easter or Passover services instead of attending in-person services. Faith leaders are encouraged to find creative ways to celebrate […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Governor Mike Parson orders Missouri schools to remain closed for the rest of the school year

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced on Thursday, April 9, 2020, that Missouri schools shall remain closed through this school year.  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, along with several school superintendents from across the state made the recommendation to Governor Parson. Alongside Governor Parson, Commissioner Vandeven stated “COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges for all […]

St Joseph News Press

Saint Joseph News-Press to eliminate Saturday and Wednesday print editions

The Saint Joseph News-Press will eliminate its Saturday and Wednesday print editions, effective Saturday, April 18th and Wednesday, May 6th. The announcement was made in a letter to readers by Publisher and Editor David Bradley and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stacey Hill.  The letter says the News-Press plans to “beef up” the […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approves sports cooperatives

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approved several sports cooperatives on Wednesday evening. Gallatin will be the host school for a coop with Tri-County for junior high football. Tri-County will be the host school for coops with junior high softball and varsity fall baseball with North Daviess and varsity spring baseball with Gallatin. The board […]

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Confirmed case of COVID-19 reported in Daviess County

A Daviess County resident has been confirmed positive for COVID-19. The Daviess County Health Department reports the resident is in isolation at home and is in contact with health officials. The person’s name will not be released due to HIPAA regulations. Close contacts to the person have already been notified. The health department notes that […]

Medicaid

Audio: Supplemental budget passed by Missouri lawmakers expands Medicaid and funding for child care

One of the Missouri House Budget Committee’s senior members says the six-point-two billion dollar supplemental budget approved by the Legislature on Wednesday expands Medicaid to those impacted by the coronavirus and are below the poverty level. Versailles GOP State Representative David Wood chairs the Appropriations subcommittee on social services.     The budget contains funding […]

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91,000 Missourians filed for unemployment last week

The latest state information shows more than 91,000 Missourians filed for unemployment last week. During the last three weeks of state unemployment records, more than 237,000 Missourians have filed jobless claims. That’s more than all of 2019 when about 183,000 claims were filed. Before the coronavirus pandemic began taking its toll on Missouri, the state’s […]