Bridge Work Will Temporarily Impact Traffic on Schuyler County Route M

Bridge work will temporarily impact traffic on Schuyler County Route M today as MoDOT crews will be performing bridge maintenance. Schuyler County Route M will be closed at South Fork North Fabius River, located between All Shire Road and Anderson Road. The closure will be 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Motorists need to use alternate routes during these times

Macon County Woman Injured in Crash

A crash in Macon County left a woman with moderate injuries. The crash happened at the State Highway 3 ramp onto Highway 36 at Callao. 23-year-old Chloe Porter was attempting to make a left turn onto the Highway 36 on ramp and overturned. Porter was transported to Samaritan Hospital by Macon County ambulance.

Macon County Adds 25 More COVID-19 Cases

The Macon County Health Department announced 25 new cases of COVID-19 since Thursday. 12 of the new cases were spread through school contacts and 13 are community spread. As of yesterday’s report, Macon County has 189 positive cases with 39 active cases including 3 hospitalizations. 150 people have been released from isolation.

Adair County Adds 1 More COVID-19 Case

In Adair County, the health department yesterday reported a 71-year-old male has tested positive for COVID-19, contracted via community spread. There have now been 331 cases in Adair County to date.29 cases are active and 302 individuals have left isolation.

Truman State University Establishes COVID-19 Care and Reporting Plan

Truman State University has established a plan for isolating positive COVID-19 cases on campus and developed a new page on its website to track the number of cases among faculty, staff and students. A student who lives on campus and needs to be placed in isolation will be able to do so at spaces that are currently vacant at Campbell Apartments. The apartments will allow students to have access to all residential needs, including private access to their living space and a private bathroom while in isolation. Meals will be delivered. Rooms in Centennial Hall that are currently vacant are also available for students who require isolation. Students will have the choice between staying in the rooms provided by the University or returning home for the isolation period. The Student Health Center is working in conjunction with outside sources, including the Adair County Health Department, Complete Family Medicine and local hospitals, to keep track of cases. COVID-19 data is being posted at:

Kirksville Woman Injured in Crash with Police Vehicle

A Kirksville woman was injured after a crash with a police vehicle. The collision occurred just before 6:15 p.m.Thursday at the intersection of Osteopathy and Michigan Streets. The Missouri Highway Patrol report says 20-year-old Olivia Catlin, who was driving a Ford Fiesta, pulled into the path of a Kirksville police cruiser that was responding to an emergency call. The cruiser hit the drivers side of the Fiesta, and Catlin suffered moderate injuries. She was taken by private vehicle to Northeast Regional Medical Center.

2 New COVID-19 Cases in Adair County

Two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Adair County on Saturday. The new cases bring the total number of cases to 330. A 21-year-old female from the higher education sector and a 65-year-old female are both in isolation. There are currently 32 active cases and 298 who have left isolation.

The Knox County Health Department added another postive COVID-19 case yesterday. The Individual is 60-70 yrs old, and the case appears to be community spread. The county has 47 confirmed cases with 3 active cases, and 43 cases released.

Macon County updated their COVID-19 count to 164 positive cases. The health department says the percent positive in Macon County for those under the age of 19 has risen from 9.2% on 9/2/ to 22.0% as of 9/16/. The average age of a positive case in Macon County is 45 and the average age of a positive case in Missouri is 42.

Juveniles Involved in Vandalism in Brookfield

The Brookfield Police Department received several reports of property damage and vandalism late last week. After a thorough investigation, two juveniles have been detained and later released to the custody of their parents. Police have identified two more individuals as being involved in the incidents and are attempting to locate the subjects.

Shelbina Firefighters Respond to Motorhome Fire

Shelbina firefighters responded to a motorhome fire yesterday. The fire happened around 12:30PM and was located near the golf course at the Shelbina Lake. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy fire involvement in the front half of the vehicle. The motor home was a total loss. Other agencies assisting the Shelbina Fire Protection District included the Shelbina Police Department and Shelby County E911.

USDA Announces Grant for NEMO School District Electric Bus Purchase

A northeast Missouri school district is getting a large grant for an Electric Bus purchase. The Trump Administration, along with the USDA Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, yesterday announced that the USDA is awarding $122,500 to Knox County R-1 School District to add an electric school bus to its fleet. Case said that with the addition of an electric bus, Knox County residents can be assured their school district values good stewardship, both environmentally and fiscally. Additional funding will be contributed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resource Volkswagen Trust Fund Grant; Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative; and the school district.