LIBERTY – The percentages for new COVID-19 cases from last week to this week remains high for Clay and Ray counties, though the percentages are moderating for the state and nation, based on numbers released Thursday.
COLUMBIA – Cash Honeycutt, Richmond, placed second for his Hampshire gilt and third for his Poland China gilt in the Missouri Pork Association’s Youth Show Pig Circuit competition. Points for the circuit could be earned from six of eight shows held across Missouri between June and July.
RICHMOND – The Missouri Highway Patrol completed annual school bus inspections in Ray and Clay counties, requiring repairs before buses are driven. The state requires bus repairs within 10 days of the inspection.
AMES, Iowa – At the edge of a corn field on a clear but windy June day, microbiologist Tom Moorman lifts a metal lid and reveals a collection of bottles, tubes, meters and cables in a shallow pit. The system is designed to capture runoff from 24 plots.
JEFFERSON CITY – The Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and Living a Health Life with Diabetes workshop series is designed to assist participants in maintaining quality of life, University of Missouri Extension information states.
RICHMOND – Richmond’s infrastructure includes about 42 miles of city streets that the city maintains, with this year’s summer work completed. Streets are maintained regularly to ensure a viable transportation system for residents, businesses and visitors, city information states.
RICHMOND – The city helps to address the need to build or repair sidewalks with a 50/50 grant for property owners. “Giving residents an incentive to make improvements to the sidewalks on their property not only benefits them, but also benefits all residents and visitors,” city information states.
RICHMOND – The city’s citizen survey by an independent contractor, ETC, is expected to help determine priorities for improvement and will guide the Richmond Comprehensive Development Plan update. The city has not had a plan update and survey in 20 years.
HARDIN – Bridge work on Route J over Crooked River is underway, forcing the road to close for the next three months. The plan is to replace the bridge deck and improve the approaches, Missouri Department of Transportation spokesman Markl T.
LIBERTY – COVID-19 cases in Clay and Ray counties, and across the state and nation, continue to rise, though there are moderation signs nationally and in the Northland. Nationally, new cases rose by 2.8% from last week to this week and the trend line over the past few weeks is down, though nearly 3,718 additional deaths in the past six days remains a fact health experts continue to try to reduce.