Hospital Visitation Restrictions Eased At Hedrick and Wright

As the infection rates for COVID-19 continue to drop, Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital are relaxing some visitor guidelines.. Beginning today, Saint Luke’s Hospital’s transition to Level 2 protocols, which include no restrictions on the number or age of visitors for hospital inpatients. Emergency departments, physician clinics, and outpatient clinics will be allowed two visitors per visit/day. Labor […]

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Crew Of USS Missouri Vaccinated For COVID-19

The US Navy believes getting vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 is very important and even the state’s namesake, the USS Missouri, a Virginia-class fast-attack submarine, is doing it’s part to be fully vaccinated.  On January 10th, the Missouri pulled into port at United States Fleet Activities – Yokosuka, Japan for a scheduled port visit.  During that visit, the crew participated […]

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Chillicothe R-II Finances Doing Well

The Chillicothe R-II School District is doing very well on reserves in their finances.  Superintendent Dr Dan Wibers says the situation is much better than just a couple of years ago. Wiebers says while some of the funds used to build the reserve came for CARES Act, ARPA, and other COVID-related assistance, they are also making changes needed to keep […]

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Chamber Banquet Delayed

The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet scheduled for January 20th has been postponed.  Chamber Director Crystal Narr says “After much thought and discussion, in order to fully carry out the Chamber’s mission of maintaining a healthy & prosperous business community, the 2021 Annual Chamber Banquet originally scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2022 has been postponed until Thursday, February […]

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COVID Numbers Rising – Testing Provides Limited Information

The Livingston County Health Center reports 114 active cases of COVID-19 in the county.  Ten of those were added Tuesday.  That brings the total number of cases of COVID-19 to 2729. The Livingston County Health Center is doing COVID-19 testing by appointment only.  Contact the health center at 660.240.1590 to make an appointment. Ann Burchett from the Health Center says […]

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Omicron Variant Found In Wastewater

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in our local wastewater.   The Livingston County Health Department says the Sewershed Surveillance Project, a collaborative effort between Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the University of Missouri (MU) reported the variant was detected locally. The genetic material from the virus that causes […]

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