Livingston County,

IOTA Variant Of COVID-19 In Livingston County

A new variant of the COVID-19 virus has been identified in Livingston County. Livingston County Health Center announced lab confirmation from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services of the Iota (New York) variant of COVID-19 circulating in Livingston County. The Iota or “New York” variant was first identified...
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Mexico, MOMexico Ledger

Schafer named MHS activities director

A familiar face is returning to the Mexico School District. Brandon Schafer will take over the role as activities director and assistant principal at the Mexico High School starting in July. Schafer previously worked in the Mexico District as principal at Hawthorne Elementary for five years. Last year he served...
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Mexico, MOMexico Ledger

Interim superintendent expects year to be mask free

Two weeks into summer school and the Mexico School District's decision to discontinue the mask requirement and other pandemic-related routines appears to bode well for a more normal 2021-22 school year. As of Monday there had been no quarantine orders among the 1,153 students K-12 enrolled in the session. “Just...
Mexico, MOMexico Ledger

Shorthanded Mexico wastewater division has work to do

Kinsey Russell explains that the days when “unskilled labor” could fill many public works positions are long gone. Mexico's Public Works Department director underscored this point during his annual report to the City Council because the Wastewater Division is short staffed. One post is open due to retirement, the other because of leave. Dustin Johnson left for military duty in October of last year.
Audrain County, MOMexico Ledger

Report: Only two county bridges in poor condition

The Missouri Department of Transportation's findings from a comprehensive April inspection of Audrain County bridges was presented to the commissioners on Monday and the results were considered promising. “All the bridges in Audrain County remain safe — if drivers follow the load limits.” reported county engineer Brian Haeffner. MoDOT engineers...

Woman: Missouri lawmaker told her to deny allegations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., (AP) — A woman says a former Missouri police officer campaigning for a state House seat last year repeatedly told her to deny that they had sex years ago while she was drunk and he was on duty. Emily Orf spoke to The Associated Press about her...
Florida, MODaily Gate City

Sheriff: Store shooter posted he wanted to kill

A Florida sheriff says the man investigators say killed a woman and her grandchild in a supermarket Thursday posted online that he wanted to 'kill people and children." (June 11) Subscribe for more Breaking News: Website: Instagram: ​. You can license this story through AP Archive:
Fort Lauderdale,

Grieving family wants justice for slain man

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (WFOR) — A South Florida family is hoping the public can help identify the person who killed their loved one and left them grieving and in pain. David Morgan, a 39-year-old father known to most as ‘JR,’ was stabbed to death on June 1, outside a Fort Lauderdale store on NW 7 Court and 22 Road.
Fulton, MOKOMU

Noble Health investing in Mexico, Fulton hospitals

FULTON - Noble Health is renovating and improving both Callaway Community Hospital and Audrain Community Hospital. Noble Health owns and operates both facilities. The Kansas City based health care corporation acquired Callaway Community Hospital, formerly known as Fulton Medical Center, in 2020 and Audrain Community Hospital in 2021. The plan...

Community Blood Center declares emergency blood shortage

The Community Blood Center has declared an emergency blood shortage as hospitals reschedule surgeries and medical care postponed during the pandemic. According to a press release from the Community Blood Center, more than 25,000 donors have not returned to donate since the start of the pandemic. "This is mainly due...

QUILTY PLEASURE: Vandalia quilt show celebrates many styles of quilts

The Vandalia Area Historical Society sponsored a Quilt Show on Saturday, May 29, at the Baptist Church Community Building. There were 62 quilts entered in the show, and the public voted on their favorites. The show was informal in that the quilts were not divided into categories or classes, such as age or method of quilting.
Center, MOSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

Watch now: Endangered Wolf Center adds new habitat for near-extinct Red wolf

Endangered Wolf Center is home to the rarest species of canids in the world. They focus on Red wolves, a species that once roamed most of the southeastern United States. Today, only around 20 Red wolves remain in the wild. The center's goal is to reintroduce rare species into their natural habitat by breeding in captivity then placing newborns into wild dens. Production by Michael J. Collins.
Monroe City,

Fishing for Freedom passes through town reeling in a warm welcome

On Sunday June 6, Fishing for Freedom rode through town at approximately 1:30 p.m. There were approximately 50 trucks pulling boats. Each driver had volunteered to take a wounded veteran fishing in honor of their service to the country. The veterans and boaters were escorted by motorcyclist and emergency worker personnel workers through town and along their route back to Quincy, IL.
Eureka, MOSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

Photos: New red wolf habitat comes to Endangered Wolf Center

The Endangered Wolf Center has completed construction on two new breeding enclosures for the endangered American red wolf at its facility in Eureka. The enclosures were built with donor contributions and a matching United States Fish and Wildlife Services grant. The program hopes to allow for more breeding pairs of...