Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Additional school districts announce extension of closures due to COVID-19

Several more area school districts have announced the extension of their closures due to Coronavirus concerns. Cainsville R-1 now plans to be closed through April 30th and resume classes on May 1st. Learning opportunities will continue to be offered to students through packets. The Cainsville School District will start serving lunches for everyone younger than […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Trenton, North Mercer, Princeton and others extend closure dates due to COVID-19

Trenton R-9 School District on Monday announced it will remain closed until Monday, April 27th. In a letter posted to the Trenton R-9 website, Superintendent Mike Stegman says he’s concerned this will not be the last extension but one that is based on current information involving Coronavirus concerns. School officials plan to continue to review […]

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

Chillicothe woman and child injured in southwest Missouri crash

A Chillicothe woman and young child were injured in the collision of two cars in southwest Missouri’s Hickory County. Twenty-eight-year-old Jami Miller and an 11-year-old girl were taken to the Citizen’s Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. The youth received moderate injuries and Ms. Miller had minor injuries. The driver of a second vehicle, 70-year-old Judith Shiverdecker […]

Grand River Multipurpose Center

Grand River Multipurpose Center in danger of discontinuing daily meal program to seniors

The Grand River Multipurpose Center in Chillicothe reports it is in danger of discontinuing its daily meal program and limiting its home-delivered meal program. The program provides about 410 hot meals at the center per week, and volunteers deliver about 640 meals to homebound seniors in Livingston County each week. The meals served at the […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County School District offers free meals to those 18 and younger during closure

The Jamesport Tri-County School District will offer free meals for individuals younger than 18 years old during its closure for COVID-19. The meals can be picked up at the west end of the elementary building from 11 o’clock to noon. Free delivery will also be available. Reservations can be made from 8 o’clock to noon […]

Chillicothe R-2 School

Chillicothe R-2 School District to provide free meals to students during closure

The Chillicothe R-2 School District, community volunteers, and the Department of Health and Senior Services will provide free meals during the COVID-19 closure. The current day’s lunch and next day’s breakfast will be served to any person 18 years old or younger in the Chillicothe School District weekdays starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and continuing […]

Red Cross Website

Red Cross faces severe blood shortage as Coronavirus outbreak threatens availability of nation’s supply

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood with the Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using […]