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KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 4/1

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 4/1

COVID-19 Update (State by State) 4/1

COVID-19 Update (State by State) 4/1

Missouri 1,327 (+292) 1 death (14 deaths) 6 tested in Nodaway County, zero positives; 1 case Atchison County (72/114 counties in Missouri with positive

Kawasaki Maryville Shuts Down Operations Due To COVID-19

Kawasaki Maryville Shuts Down Operations Due To COVID-19

Kawasaki Motors plant in Maryville has temporarily shut down operations after last night’s 2nd shift ended at 11:00.  The move comes following the “shelter

Northwest Postpones Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Northwest Postpones Spring Commencement Ceremonies

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University President Dr. John Jasinski, in an email to students Tuesday, announced the University is postponing its spring

Hy-Vee To Reserve Hour Of Online Shopping For “High Risk” Customers

Hy-Vee To Reserve Hour Of Online Shopping For “High Risk” Customers

Hy-Vee, Inc. has announced it will be reserving one hour of Hy-Vee Aisles Online shopping time slots each day for customers who are considered

NE Nodaway Schools Changing Pickup Days For Free Meals

NE Nodaway Schools Changing Pickup Days For Free Meals

Starting Monday (April 6th), NE Nodaway Schools is adjusting its pickup days for free meals. The new pickup days will be Monday, Wednesday and

Rosendale Teen Injured In Crash Tuesday

Rosendale Teen Injured In Crash Tuesday

A two vehicle crash in Andrew County Tuesday afternoon sent a Rosendale teen to the hospital.  18 year old Cayden R Carter was turning

All Playgrounds In Clarinda CLOSED

All Playgrounds In Clarinda CLOSED

The City of Clarinda has closed all playgrounds due to COVID-19.  Trails and parks remain open.

All Iowa Voters To Receive Absentee Ballots By Mail For June Primary

All Iowa Voters To Receive Absentee Ballots By Mail For June Primary

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s office Monday reported it will be mailing absentee ballot request forms to every registered voter in the state

Two Vehicles Catch Fire Monday In St Joseph

Two Vehicles Catch Fire Monday In St Joseph

A St Joseph man was airlifted to a Kansas City hospital with severe burns after his motorcycle caught fire on I-229 Monday afternoon.  The

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves Joins 122 Lawmakers To Urge HHS To Provide Relief To Rural Hospitals

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves Joins 122 Lawmakers To Urge HHS To Provide Relief To Rural Hospitals

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) joined with 41 senators and 81 representatives in writing a letter to the Trump administration urging them

Ex-Kansas City Councilwoman To Run For Lieutenant Governor

Ex-Kansas City Councilwoman To Run For Lieutenant Governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Council woman Alissia Canady is running as a Democrat for Missouri lieutenant governor and former failed

Virus Likely Dooms Missouri Recreational Marijuana Campaign

Virus Likely Dooms Missouri Recreational Marijuana Campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Backers of an effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri say the campaign will likely not get on the

Corps:  Some Levees Damaged In 2019 Still Vulnerable

Corps: Some Levees Damaged In 2019 Still Vulnerable

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — With flood concerns already high in the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning that many levees on

Iowa Judge Sets Hearing On Governor’s Abortion Order

Iowa Judge Sets Hearing On Governor’s Abortion Order

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge has set a hearing for Wednesday to consider whether to block an order by Gov. Kim

Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Aids Drug Arrest Of Two From Villisca, Iowa

Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Aids Drug Arrest Of Two From Villisca, Iowa

A drug investigation by the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest Sunday of two from Villisca, Iowa.  46 year old Edward Boysen

New Pickup Dates For Free Student Meals Provided By Maryville R-II Schools

New Pickup Dates For Free Student Meals Provided By Maryville R-II Schools

From Superintendent Dr Becky Albrecht: Maryville R-II Schools has announced new pickup dates for free student meals at Eugene Field Elementary.  Beginning today, Tuesday

COVID-19 Update (State by State) 3/31

COVID-19 Update (State by State) 3/31

Missouri 1,035 (+128) (13 deaths) 6 tested in Nodaway County, zero positives; 1 case Atchison County; 4th case in St Joseph Iowa 424 (+88)

Maryville Mayor Named To Ingram Magazine’s “Top 50 Missourians You Should Know”

Maryville Mayor Named To Ingram Magazine’s “Top 50 Missourians You Should Know”

Maryville Mayor Rachael Martin has been included in Ingram’s Magazine “Top 50 Missourians You Should Know” for 2020.  Martin is currently serving her second

Maryville Parks & Recreation To Operate Remotely During COVID-19 Ordinance

Maryville Parks & Recreation To Operate Remotely During COVID-19 Ordinance

Maryville Parks & Recreation Staff will be working remotely and available through email, website and social media through at least the end of April. 

Mound City Man Arrested For Drug Possession, Other Charges

Mound City Man Arrested For Drug Possession, Other Charges

36 year old Damion L Rauch of Mound City was arrested by Missouri State Patrol Monday afternoon in Holt County for possession of a

Missouri Ranks #26, Iowa Lower For Most & Least Stressed States

Missouri Ranks #26, Iowa Lower For Most & Least Stressed States

With April being Stress Awareness Month and the coronavirus becoming America’s biggest stressor in 2020, the personal-finance website WalletHub Monday released its report on

Coin, Iowa Man Arrested On Drug/Assault Charges

Coin, Iowa Man Arrested On Drug/Assault Charges

Friday 47 year old Gary Lynn Runyon, JR of Coin, Iowa was arrested following an investigation and a search warrant by the Page County

Kansas Democrats Voting By Mail Only In Presidential Primary

Kansas Democrats Voting By Mail Only In Presidential Primary

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats have scrapped plans for polling sites for their May 2 presidential primary and are using only mail-in ballots

Inmate Punches 2 Staffers In Anothers Assault At State Prison

Inmate Punches 2 Staffers In Anothers Assault At State Prison

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — An inmate has punched two staff members at the state prison in southeast Nebraska, the second assault on staffers there

Protecting Missourians From Danger – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Protecting Missourians From Danger – State Senator Dan Hegeman

As the coronavirus continues to take a toll on our country, Missouri, like many other states, is seeing a growing number of daily confirmed

Message From Nodaway County Sheriff Regarding COVID-19

Message From Nodaway County Sheriff Regarding COVID-19

Controlling Covid 19 Rumors. There is no order for essential employees to have a written letter from their employer to be out driving. Sheriff’s

MODOT Construction Week Of March 30th

MODOT Construction Week Of March 30th

Nodaway County Route A – Pothole patching from U.S. Route 71 to Route H, March 30 – April 1 Route YY – Culvert replacement

City Of Maryville Enacts “Shelter In Place” Ordinance Effective Wednesday

City Of Maryville Enacts “Shelter In Place” Ordinance Effective Wednesday

The City of Maryville has enacted a Second Proclamation of Civil Emergency effective Wednesday April 1st through Tuesday April 14th.  It requires citizens to

COVID-19 Update 3/30 (State by State Cases)

COVID-19 Update 3/30 (State by State Cases)

Missouri 903 (+65) (12 deaths) 5 tested in Nodaway County; all negative.  51 of Missouri’s 114 counties now have COVID-19 cases.  This time last

Ravenwood Man Arrested For Stealing Water, Meter

Ravenwood Man Arrested For Stealing Water, Meter

49 year old Shawn DeFreece of Ravenwood was arrested by the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office March 21st for stealing water for nearly a decade. 

Maryville Judge Appointed To Missouri Court of Appeals By Governor Parson

Maryville Judge Appointed To Missouri Court of Appeals By Governor Parson

Governor Parson Appoints Judge W. Doug Thomson to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District Saturday Governor Mike Parson appointed Maryville native Judge W. Doug

Two Car Crash In Nodaway County Sunday

Two Car Crash In Nodaway County Sunday

A two vehicle accident in Nodaway County Sunday afternoon sent two to the hosptial.  20 year Caleb J Church of Bellevue, Nebraska was stopped

Weekend Missouri State Patrol Arrests

Weekend Missouri State Patrol Arrests

29 year old Chyler G Hoepker of Mound City was arrested early Sunday morning in Holt County by Missouri State Patrol for driving while

Missouri Family Support Division Call Center Operating 7 Days A Week & Suspending Food Stamp Phone Interviews

Missouri Family Support Division Call Center Operating 7 Days A Week & Suspending Food Stamp Phone Interviews

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Starting Saturday, March 28, 2020 the Family Support Division (FSD) Call Center will temporarily operate seven days a week and

Legislatures Meet Remotely, Limit Public As Virus Spreads

Legislatures Meet Remotely, Limit Public As Virus Spreads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Concerns about the coronavirus are changing the way democracy works in the U.S. In state capitols across the country,

Democratic Leader Dies As Missouri Coronavirus Cases Top 900

Democratic Leader Dies As Missouri Coronavirus Cases Top 900

CLINTON, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic Party leader in western Missouri has died after contracting COVID-19. The death of Henry County Democratic Chairman William

COVID-19 Cases (State by State) 3/28

COVID-19 Cases (State by State) 3/28

Missouri 868 (+168) (10 deaths) Iowa – 298 (+64) 1st Taylor County case (18-40 years old) (3 deaths, 2 Friday)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: The CARES Act – Congressman Sam Graves

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: The CARES Act – Congressman Sam Graves

Dear Friend, Today (Friday), the House passed a third coronavirus response bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), designed to

Governor Parson Mobilizes Missouri National Guard To Support COVID-19 Response

Governor Parson Mobilizes Missouri National Guard To Support COVID-19 Response

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – In Friday’s press briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced he has signed an Executive Order mobilizing the Missouri National Guard to support

Commentary – During A Crisis, Food Workers Should Be Considered First Responders

Commentary – During A Crisis, Food Workers Should Be Considered First Responders

By DAVID COOK  This opinion piece originally appeared in the St Louis Post-Dispatch We’ve all seen the pictures on social media, or the nightly

Missouri Farm Bureau Commentary

Missouri Farm Bureau Commentary

Relief Bill Includes Help for Rural America By Spencer Tuma After multiple days of negotiations, Congress and President Trump have approved a relief package

Congressman Sam Graves On House Passage Of the CARES Act

Congressman Sam Graves On House Passage Of the CARES Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) released the following statement after the House passed the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act):

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 20-06 to Begin Mobilizing Missouri National Guard to Assist with COVID-19 Response

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 20-06 to Begin Mobilizing Missouri National Guard to Assist with COVID-19 Response

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Missouri Department of Public Safety, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and MO HealthNet Division Welcome Enhanced Collaboration

Nodaway County Commissioners Draft COVID-19 Ordinance

Nodaway County Commissioners Draft COVID-19 Ordinance

The Nodaway County Commissioners enacted a COVID-19 ordinance Thursday that will remain in effect through April 30th. The ordinance stipulates social gatherings to no

COVID-19 Cases (State by State) 3/27

COVID-19 Cases (State by State) 3/27

Missouri 502 (+146) (9 deaths) 5 tested in Nodaway County, none positive. Iowa 179 (+34) (1 death) Nebraska 73 (+5) Kansas 168 (+39) (3

President Trump Approves Missouri’s Request For Federal Disaster Declaration

President Trump Approves Missouri’s Request For Federal Disaster Declaration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved Missouri’s request for a federal disaster declaration in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Missouri

$4M Paid To Settle Lawsuits Involving Former Coach

$4M Paid To Settle Lawsuits Involving Former Coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A total of $4 million was paid to settle two lawsuits that accused a former Missouri high school coach

FBI:  Bomb Suspect Dead After Warrant Served Near Kansas City

FBI: Bomb Suspect Dead After Warrant Served Near Kansas City

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — The FBI says a man who was fatally injured by agents in Missouri was the subject of a long terrorism

University of Missouri President To Lead Columbia Campus

University of Missouri President To Lead Columbia Campus

University of Missouri System President Mun Choi is taking over as interim chancellor of the Columbia campus. The Board of Curators’ Thursday announcement comes

Woman Who Previously Won $50,000, Wins $3M Lottery Prize

Woman Who Previously Won $50,000, Wins $3M Lottery Prize

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis woman who won $50,000 in a Lottery game 18 years ago has won again, and this time

Coronavirus Surge In Kansas Touches Inmates, Taxes, Pastures

Coronavirus Surge In Kansas Touches Inmates, Taxes, Pastures

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are looking for extra hospital beds, releasing jail inmates and bracing for a slump in state tax collections

Jobless Claims Soar As Iowa Closes More Retail Businesses

Jobless Claims Soar As Iowa Closes More Retail Businesses

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds is ordering the closure of more nonessential businesses to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Reynolds

Nodaway County Commissioners Enact Social Distancing Ordinance

Nodaway County Commissioners Enact Social Distancing Ordinance

(Tap to Toggle through each page at bottom) The following is in effect through April 30th.

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Cases (State by State) 3/26

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Cases (State by State) 3/26

Missouri 356 (8 deaths) 5 tested in Nodaway County, zero positives, 2 pending –1st case in Atchison County (70+ female) Iowa 145 (1 death,

Northwest Board Of Regents Approve 2.3% Tuition Increase

Northwest Board Of Regents Approve 2.3% Tuition Increase

Board of Regents approves tuition, master’s degree in educational diagnostics MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents, during its regular session

Governor Parson Requests Federal Major Disaster Declaration for Missouri in Response to COVID-19

Governor Parson Requests Federal Major Disaster Declaration for Missouri in Response to COVID-19

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Donald J. Trump approve a major disaster declaration for the entire state of

Clarinda School Board Approves Purchase Of Former Shopko Building

Clarinda School Board Approves Purchase Of Former Shopko Building

During Wednesday’s Clarinda School Board meeting, the board approved the purchase of the former Shopko building at 1180 S 16th Street.  The price tag

Taylor County Man Charged With DWI In January Crash

Taylor County Man Charged With DWI In January Crash

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office has announced charges filed against 60 year old Ricky Scott of Lenox.  Scott has been charged with driving while

Iowa State Cuts Ties With Aide At Center Of Blackface Uproar

Iowa State Cuts Ties With Aide At Center Of Blackface Uproar

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The staff adviser to Iowa State University’s student government has resigned and received a $47,000 severance payout, weeks after

As Virus Cases Surge, Kansas Wants People Home, Feds To Act

As Virus Cases Surge, Kansas Wants People Home, Feds To Act

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ top health official is frustrated with people looking to get around local stay-at-home orders meant to check the spread

COVID-19 Cases Update (State by State) 3/25

COVID-19 Cases Update (State by State) 3/25

Missouri 255 (8 deaths) Nodaway County 4 tested, zero postive, 1 pending  Iowa 124 (1 death, Dubuque County 61-80 yrs old) Nebraska 63 Kansas

Triumph Foods Donates 10K Pounds Of Fresh Pork

Triumph Foods Donates 10K Pounds Of Fresh Pork

In response to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) health pandemic, Triumph Foods of St Joseph has begun it’s relief efforts in its own hometown. This

Missouri Food Stamp Benefits Increase & Get Extension

Missouri Food Stamp Benefits Increase & Get Extension

In response to the nutritional needs of low-income Missourians during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Social Services Family Support Division requested and has

Savannah Woman Injured After Crash

Savannah Woman Injured After Crash

22 year old Brianna J Hunt of Savannah was seriously injured after crashing Tuesday morning in Andrew County.  Hunt was southbound on Business 71,

Governor Parson Highlights Leadership of Missouri Schools and Higher Education Institutions During COVID-19 Crisis

Governor Parson Highlights Leadership of Missouri Schools and Higher Education Institutions During COVID-19 Crisis

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Recognizing that every school district is different, Governor Mike Parson enabled local school leaders to make the best decisions for their

MDC To Temporarily Waive Fishing Permits Starting Friday

MDC To Temporarily Waive Fishing Permits Starting Friday

Starting March 27, people may fish in Missouri without a permit through April 15. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (MARCH 24, 2020) – The Missouri Department

Authorities:  Missouri Man Threatened To Give Clerks COVID-19

Authorities: Missouri Man Threatened To Give Clerks COVID-19

ASHLAND, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 26-year-old central Missouri man is jailed after he threatened to give two store clerks COVID-19 by coughing

Judge: Clay County Violated Law Denying Reporter’s Request

Judge: Clay County Violated Law Denying Reporter’s Request

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has ruled Clay County violated a Missouri transparency law by denying a reporter their request to inspect

2 More Residents Of Springfield Assisted-Living Center Die

2 More Residents Of Springfield Assisted-Living Center Die

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two more residents of a southwest Missouri assisted-living center have died from the coronavirus, bringing the number of deaths

Iowa Announces 1st Death Linked To Coronavirus Outbreak

Iowa Announces 1st Death Linked To Coronavirus Outbreak

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced the state’s first death linked to the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement Tuesday

Message From The Maryville R-II Schools Superintendent (COVID-19)

Message From The Maryville R-II Schools Superintendent (COVID-19)

Latest Coronavirus Count (Per State As of 3/24)

Latest Coronavirus Count (Per State As of 3/24)

Missouri – 183 (5 deaths) Nodaway County:  3 tested, ZERO positive, 1 waiting test result Iowa – 105 Nebraska – 62 Kansas – 82

Maryville City Council Notes

Maryville City Council Notes

–Approved an Ordinance to Execute Change Order #3 with E.L. Crawford Construction, INC of St Joseph for Construction of the Maryville Public Safety Facility

City Of Savannah Declares Emergency; Calls For Social Distancing

City Of Savannah Declares Emergency; Calls For Social Distancing

The City of Savannah in partnership the Andrew County Health Department, has enacted a State of Emergency regarding social distancing.  In regards to Governor

St Joseph Prison Inmate Diagnosed With Covid-19

St Joseph Prison Inmate Diagnosed With Covid-19

Missouri State Prison officials say an inmate at a St Joseph prison report became sick three weeks ago and has been the first to

2 St Louis-Area Residents Die After Coronavirus Illness

2 St Louis-Area Residents Die After Coronavirus Illness

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis-area residents are the fourth and fifth patients to die of an illness related to the new coronavirus,

Authorities Say 4 Staffers Hurt In Melee With 2 Prisoners

Authorities Say 4 Staffers Hurt In Melee With 2 Prisoners

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say four staff members were injured by two inmates at the Tecumseh prison in southeast Nebraska. The melee occurred

Making The Best Of A Bad Situation  – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Making The Best Of A Bad Situation – State Senator Dan Hegeman

There are a lot of advantages to living in rural Missouri. Fortunately, for the most part, many of the stresses that affect people who

Maryville R-II Schools Offering “Grab & Go” Meals For Students

Maryville R-II Schools Offering “Grab & Go” Meals For Students

Beginning today (3/23) Maryville R-II Schools are offering “grab and go” meals to students in the district.  Hours for pickup are between 11:00-1:00 at

MODOT Construction Week Of March 23rd

MODOT Construction Week Of March 23rd

Nodaway County U.S. Route 71 – Bridge maintenance at the White Cloud Creek Bridge, March 23 Route A – Pothole patching from U.S. Route

City Of Maryville Mandates Social Gatherings, Closes Dining Inside Restaurants

City Of Maryville Mandates Social Gatherings, Closes Dining Inside Restaurants

In conjunction with Governor Mike Parson’s order Saturday regarding social distancing, the Nodaway County Health Department and City of Maryville has mandated effective at

Northwest Missouri State Closes Campus To Public

Northwest Missouri State Closes Campus To Public

As of 5:00pm Friday, Northwest Missouri State closed its campus facilities to the public due to COVID-19.  Northwest is resuming classes today ONLINE ONLY.

Mosaic Life Care Hospitals & Clinics Limit Visitors To One Per Patient

Mosaic Life Care Hospitals & Clinics Limit Visitors To One Per Patient

Starting today (3/23), visitors to Mosaic Life Care Hospitals and Clinics is limiting ONE visitor per patient.  No visitors under 18 will be allowed. 

Former Maryville Hy-Vee Store Manager Dies

Former Maryville Hy-Vee Store Manager Dies

Former Maryville Hy-Vee Manager Fred Von Behren died Sunday due to complications from cancer.  He became the Maryville Hy-Vee Manager in 1989 after spending

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