Local News

School Board Candidates – Bios

The Schuyler County Times in conjunction with the Schuyler R-1 MSTA (Missouri State Teachers Association) chapter, was to sponsor a live candidates forum for those running for the School Board this election cycle. Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, we are running it in the paper and on the website. This first part is a brief…

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Schuyler County Times & MSTA To Host School Board Forum

The coronavirus pandemic, which had the government shuttering work places, state agencies, and other public facilities, prompted Jay Ashcroft, Missouri Secretary of State, to change the voting date for the General Municipal Elections in the state from April 7, 2020 to June 2, 2020. Due to the required social distancing protocols, which would limit the…

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Schuyler County Grads in Spotlight

Parents, family, and friends wanted to make this year special for the class of 2020, after they had their twelfth and final year of school cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. School stopped, classes stopped, sports stopped, events stopped. But the excitement of graduating high school shouldn’t stop. That is where Schuyler residents and businesses…

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First Aid Series

First Aid Series Minor Wounds – Lacerations/Cuts and Abrasions/Grazes Cuts and abrasions are common minor injuries in both children and adults, which typically heal without difficulty. However, problems in healing can occur, if the wound is not cleaned soon after the injury and kept clean, or, if the victim has an underlying medical condition such…

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First Positive Covid-19 in Schuyler County

First Case of COVID-19 in Schuyler County   On May 14, 2020, the Schuyler County Health Department has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in Schuyler County. The case is community-related, and the patient is being asked to self-isolate to decrease the risk of exposing others. Community-Based means that the person probably contracted the…

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Missouri Medicaid Expansion: Now More Important Than Ever

By Heidi B. Miller, M.D. As a primary care doctor, I cringe when I am paged on-call at 2 a.m. by a patient with chest pain, who won’t go to the emergency department because of lack of insurance. With sadness and frustration, I must persuade the patient that this is an emergency, and he could…

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Missouri Association of County Clerks, Election Authorities Concerns for Voting

In the days following the March 10, 2020, presidential preference primary, while the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic was accelerating, local election authorities across the state began sounding the alarm about the challenges to administering elections, during emergency situations. Shortly after that election, both the courts and Governor Parson agreed that a postponement of the…

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Cares Act Funding Guidelines

For State and Local Governments Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act provides for payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments, navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The CARES Act established the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund. Treasury will make payments from the Fund to States and eligible units of local government; the…

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Schuyler County Receives CARES Act Payments

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced the first CARES Act payments to local governments have been processed. The money should be available to local governments by Wednesday. Schuyler County was among the first local governments to complete their certification form in order to have their CARES payment processed quickly. According to the report, the…

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