Area Breaking News

Test Comes Back Negative in Wayne County

As of this morning at 9:00 AM there are no positive cases of COVID-19 in Wayne County. The pending result has returned to us and is negative. “A big thank you to all who are continuing to cooperate with the CDC’s recommendations,” reads a press release from the Health Center. “We appreciate your help in…

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One Wayne County Resident Awaiting COVID-19 Results

Wayne County is awaiting results from one person who was tested. Results could be available as soon as close of day Wednesday. Bollinger County has had a positive COVID-19 test result. Officials are still awaiting results from a Butler County test. According to Butler County Coroner Andy Moore, a person in the county was tested…

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42nd Judicial Circuit Court Continues Cases Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus, Wuhan Coronavirus) State of Emergency

 In compliance with the Missouri Supreme Court’s Administrative Order 1788, the Office of State Courts Administrator’s “Statement on The Courts and the Coronavirus” and Governor Mike Parson’s March 13, 2020 Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri, the 42nd Judicial Circuit Court, including Dent County, Crawford County, Iron County, Reynolds County, Wayne…

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MoDOT Bridge Meeting Moved to Online Briefing

Out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus, the Missouri Department of Transportation has decided to hold the Wayne County community briefing as a virtual public meeting. MoDOT plans to replace two Wayne County bridges—the Route A bridge over Small Creek near Greenville, Missouri, and the Route 34 bridge over Black River near…

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Parson, Ashcroft Announce April 7 Municipal Elections Postponed Until June 2 in Response to COVID-19

Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Governor Parson today signed Executive Order 20-03 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020.   The Executive Order…

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Greenville to Cancel Classes

The Greenville R-2 School District is the latest area school to announce plans to close for an extended period to the COVID-19 precautions. Greenville will not be in session Thursday, March 19, through Friday, April 3.

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Saint Francis Healthcare System No Longer In-Network with UnitedHealthcare

As of midnight Wednesday, March 4, the current contract between Saint Francis Healthcare System and UnitedHealthcare expired with no new agreement in place.  Beginning today, Thursday, March 5, Saint Francis facilities are no longer in-network with United.  For now, all Saint Francis physicians remain in-network. Patients should continue to see their Saint Francis physicians.  Federal…

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Town & Country Grocers to Sell 8 Stores

Town and Country Grocers in Fredericktown has entered into an asset purchase agreement to sell its stores, according to a press release from the company.  This includes eight in this area: Country Mart stores in Bonne Terre, Ironton, Park Hills, Potosi, Farmington and Fredericktown; and Town and Country stores in Ellington and Piedmont. The new…

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Basketball Scores

Class 1 Playoff Scores Boys Basketball Dora 59 South Iron 54   Girls Basketball South Iron 47 Norwood 45 South Iron girls will play Naylor Saturday at 1 p.m. at Van Buren High School.

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