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Newton County Health Department
07/03/2020

Newton County Health Department

Newton County Health Department
07/02/2020

Newton County Health Department

Newton County Health Department
07/01/2020

Newton County Health Department

Newton County Health Department
06/30/2020

Newton County Health Department

Newton County Health Department
06/29/2020

Newton County Health Department

Newton County Health Department
06/29/2020

Newton County Health Department

06/29/2020
Newton County Health Department

Newton County Health Department

COVID UPDATE June 28, 2020

Total cases: 419
Currently isolated: 326
Released: 91
Death: 2

Total quarantined contacts: 437
Currently quarantined: 175
Released from quarantine: 262

06/27/2020
Newton County Health Department

Newton County Health Department

Correction to the news release regarding case numbers-we have actually released 91 cases from isolation instead of 89. Sorry for the misprint.

So it should be:
Total cases 390
Currently in isolation: 297
Released from isolation: 91
Death: 2

Newton County Health Department
06/26/2020

Newton County Health Department

Newton County Health Department
06/25/2020

Newton County Health Department

Newton County Health Department
06/24/2020

Newton County Health Department

06/24/2020

BREAKING:
Seneca Mayor Mark Bennett made the decision in the past hour to close City Hall to the public for the foreseeable future due to the recent spike of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the area. Water bill payments can still be made through the dropbox at City Hall and the July 13th council meeting has been canceled but the July 27th meeting will go on as planned. Bennett said that if something comes up they could have an emergency meeting.

Newton County Health Department
06/23/2020

Newton County Health Department

Seneca R-7 School District
06/20/2020

Seneca R-7 School District

Newton County Health Department
06/20/2020

Newton County Health Department

Newton County Mo Emergency Management
06/19/2020

Newton County Mo Emergency Management

COVID 19 Testing to be offered in Newton County!

Newton County Health Department
812 W. Harmony/PO Box 447
Neosho, MO 64850 417-451-3743Fax: 417-451-1852
Website: www.newtoncountyhealth.org

COVID-19 Testing Opportunity
For immediate release
June 19, 2020

Newton County is seeing a large increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Because of this, we have asked to be included in a COVID-19 testing opportunity performed by the Missouri National Guard in cooperation with the Missouri State Department of Health and Senior Services and local county health departments from across the state. This testing opportunity is for any resident of Missouri, with or without symptoms, and there is NO COST to be tested. You also will not need a Physician order to be tested.
The schedule is as follows:

Date: Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 Location: Rocketdyne Church of Christ, 1111 Rocketdyne Rd, Neosho
Time: Friday, June 26 from 7:00am-3:00pm; Saturday, June 27 from 10:00am-6:00pm

This will be a drive through test clinic so you won’t have to leave your vehicle. You may register for appointment by visiting https://health.mo.gov/communitytest or you may call the COVID Hotline at 877-435-8411 for assistance in registering.

The test consists of a PCR nasopharyngeal swab.

Again, testing is free and open to any Missouri resident. Walk-ins at the site are accepted if appointment slots are available.

Please contact Larry Bergner, Administrator, Newton County Health Department at (417) 451-3743 for more information.

Newton County Health Department
06/19/2020

Newton County Health Department

06/18/2020

Granby aldermen met Thursday to set the annual fireworks ordinance.
Fireworks can be sold starting June 20 through July 10.
They may be shot until 9 p.m. from June 20 to July 2 and until midnight on July 3, 4 and 5.

06/18/2020
Newton County Health Department

Newton County Health Department

COVID-19 UPDATE

Total cases: 116
Total cases in isolation: 70
Cases released from isolation: 44
Passed away: 2

Total contacts quarantined: 310
Contacts in quarantine: 209
Released from quarantine: 95

We do have cases throughout the county with the majority of cases within the city limits of Neosho. Please note that all the area counties are having an increase in cases. Please continue to practice social distancing and maintain six feet distance. Please stay home when sick. Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing. It is still recommended to wear a mask or facial covering when in public. We must all work together to keep each other healthy. Stay safe and healthy!!

Sonya Bruegel, Ron Wallace and Raleigh Ritter were sworn in tonight to the Seneca R7 school board.The Seneca R7 school b...
06/16/2020

Sonya Bruegel, Ron Wallace and Raleigh Ritter were sworn in tonight to the Seneca R7 school board.

The Seneca R7 school board elected Matt Stewart as President and Ron Wallace will be the Vice President.

06/16/2020
Newton County Health Department

Newton County Health Department

The Newton County Health Department is saddened to report a death in the county related to COVID-19. This individual was in their 70’s and had other chronic medical illnesses. This individual was admitted to the hospital for signs and symptoms related to COVID-19. This individual was a contact to another related case.

The Newton County Health Department had been working with this family and contacts had previously been notified and are under quarantine. Out of respect to this individual’s family, no identifying details will be released. We are very saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers go out to this family.

06/15/2020

* * * BREAKING * * *

Two East Newton athletes test positive for COVID-19

Two East Newton High School athletes who have been participating in voluntary summer workouts have tested positive for COVID-19, school officials said Monday.
The students have been placed on a 14-day quarantine, the district said via Twitter.
All individuals who were in close contact with with either student have been notified of possible exposure by the Newton County Health Department.
“If you were not contacted by [the health department] your child does not need to quarantine,” the district wrote on its Twitter feed.
East Newton plans to continue with the voluntary summer weights program. District officials said the program has been following state and national social distancing recommendations and keeping workout groups small.
“If you are not comfortable with your child attending the weights program at the high school, please keep them home,” the district wrote.
There have been no COVID-19 cases discovered among those attending summer school at either Granby or Triway elementaries, the district said.

06/03/2020

With the final election results in from McDonald County, here are the results of Tuesday's East Newton School Board race.
(top three elected)

Tracy Gorman-White 643
*Matt Friend 503
Scott Anderson 471
Julie McGill 464
*Eric Allphin 410
*Terry Clarkson 210
Roland Severs 124
Martin Lindstedt 44

*incumbent

Granby Police Department
06/03/2020

Granby Police Department

UPDATE:6/3/2020 at 1945 hours Ashton has been safely located.

PLEASE SHARE Missing Teenager last seen around 8pm Tuesday June 2, 2020. If you have any information please contact the police dept.

06/02/2020

9 p.m. All 24 precincts reporting

FINAL RESULTS (Pending Mac County numbers for EN, Neosho schools.)

ALL city and county taxes pass.

Granby cemetery tax renewal
Yes 194
No 81

Newton County public safety tax
Yes. 4501
No. 2422

Neosho public safety tax
Yes 1342
No 626

Neosho school tax levy
Yes 1838
No 1749

Seneca park tax
Yes 271
No 42

Stella fire tax levy
Yes 143
No 52

Granby South Ward alderman
*Ashley Edgemon 142
Martin Lindstedt 35

East Newton School Board
(top three elected)
*Eric Allphin 396
*Terry Clarkson 199
*Matt Friend 477
Scott Anderson 432
Roland Severs 114
Tracy Gorman-White 603
Julie McGill 434
Martin Lindstedt 42

Diamond School Board
*Matt Housh 159
*Craig Daniel 153
Jennifer Howard 77
Bill Buening 50
James Lorenzen 118
Monica Clement 118
Preston Wright 157

Seneca School Board
*Ron Wallace 536
*Sonya Bruegel 507
Raliegh Ritter 384
Phillip Wilson 344

Neosho School Board
David Steele. 1901
Melissa Wright. 2266
Kim Wood. 2366
Kevin Butler 1560

Neosho City Council
Clyde Hopper 478
Tyler DeWitt 739
Jon Stephens 578

Fairview Mayor
*Sid Oliver 47
Ashley Rodgers 73

*incumbent

05/20/2020
City of Granby, Missouri

City of Granby, Missouri

The water test results came back good. The boil order has been lifted.

Seneca R-7 School District
05/20/2020

Seneca R-7 School District

Summer School:

05/18/2020
City of Granby, Missouri

Affects areas east of Main Street that had low pressure today, we're told.

EDITED: BOIL ORDER HAS BEEN LIFTED!

BOIL ORDER EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

This morning a contractor broke a water Main in your area resulting in the city having to issue a boil order. This boil order will remain in effect for 48 hours depending on results of water tests. This means that a boil order will be in effect in your area until May 20th. If you lost or had low water pressure today, this only affects you. It does not include everyone in the city. We apologize for any inconvenience and will notify our citizens when the boil order is lifted.

05/11/2020
Seneca R-7 School District

Seneca R-7 School District

Summer school has never been more important than right now. I realize that many of you typically don’t send your children to summer school, but this year, I’m asking you to seriously consider it. Our teachers are busy preparing a very targeted summer school experience. We’re planning to focus our attention on the learning that was interrupted due to the COVID-19 school closure.

Paper copies of our summer school enrollment forms are being distributed this week through our meal delivery locations. They’ll also be available on Wednesday, May 13th as students pick up their belongings. Links to enroll online are available below in the comments.

Our final decision on the type of summer school hasn’t been made, yet. We’re keeping in touch with the Newton County Health Department as we make our plans. We have the decision narrowed down to two options: traditional seated summer school and blended summer school. As soon as a final decision is made, we will be reaching out to everyone in the district. Thank you for patience as we work to make the best decision for our community.

Dr. Kristi Marion
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

05/06/2020
City of Granby, Missouri

City of Granby, Missouri

The summer ball league for the City of Granby has been cancelled. If you have paid your registration fee, please contact City Hall at (417) 472-6556 for refund information. And please pass the word along. Thank you!

05/05/2020
Bright Futures Seneca

Bright Futures Seneca

Special Announcement!!
Seneca Bright Futures has planned a special project for our Class of 2020! If you are a senior or senior parent please check your email. If you don't use email leave a message @ 417-776-3634 and I will give you a call.
Also for anyone interested in helping to sponsor this project send us a message or call 417-776-3634. Have a great week Everyone!

Boil order in Diamond.
04/30/2020

Boil order in Diamond.

Seneca Police Department
04/30/2020

Seneca Police Department

The Seneca Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at a local gas station in the early morning hours on 04-30-2020. We are requesting any assistance to help identify the suspect. Male suspect is approx. 6' tall and was driving a white or silver Ford Escape with a temporary tag possibly out of the State of Missouri. The vehicle also resembles a Mazda Tribute. Any information will be remain confidential. Seneca Police Department- (417) 776-8158.

04/14/2020
City of Granby, Missouri

City of Granby, Missouri

The council meeting scheduled for April 14, 2020 has been canceled.

Address

200 S Jefferson St
Neosho, MO
64850

Telephone

(417) 455-9390

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Please get this to Newton County Roads commissioner. Thank you. YOUR GUYS dumped in one place a load of gravel that is a washboard to drive on..There are deep holes all along Maple just west of CC hwy. Please help
Help, we live on Maple Dr. Off CC hwy. I am trying to get a message to the Newton county Roads boss. Your guys dumped a load of gravel on maple and maybe spread it out but it is a washboard! OMG..there are deep holes everywhere else and they bump the whole.load in one spot and then don't roll it? It is seriously like driving down a railroad track. Shakes your teeth lose! What is it doing to my car? We really do need more attention to what is being done in our county. Seems like all of our taxes are going to the cities. Can we just stop paying taxes if we are county folks..just asking..
Services for Richard Holloway will be Saturday November 16th at 11 am Liberty Baptist Church in Newton, Texas. Richard passed away on Monday November 11th at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Press Release RE: Stockton Lake October 27, 2019 Gilbert Wins ABA On Stockton Stockton Lake did not give up a lot of fish for American Bass Anglers Sunday, October 27. The weather went from cloudy, cool and rainy on Saturday to all day sunshine with temperatures warming to near 70 on Sunday. Anglers searched all parts of the lake, using many different baits. “It wasn’t easy” reported winner, Jeff Gilbert. He weighed in 12.85 lbs; second place went to Jim Banks with 12.35 lbs. Scott Lawson took 3rd with 11.48 lbs; Big Bass award from Heritage Tractor went to Dale Boothe with a 4.14 largemouth. Full results with lots of pictures will be posted at www.centralmidwestbass.com. The next D126 tournament is scheduled for November 23, 2019. Other area upcoming tournaments include D58 on Big Hill in Kansas, November 9 and D64 on Lake Taneycomo, also November 9. Watch centralmidwestbass page for up-to-the-minute news about these and other tournaments. Several local businesses donated gift certificates and prizes. They include Albers Marine, Crawford County C & V Pittsburg, KS,, The Bait Shop South HWY 39 Stockton, Cabins On The Lake, Enriques Mexican Restaurant Stockton, Heritage Tractor, Kens Kafe Arcola, MO, Labette County Tourism, Pete’s Convenience Stores, Simple Simon’s Pizza of Stockton, Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce 417 276-5213, Stockton Lake Outfitters Greenfield, MO, Stockton State Park Marina, Taco Mayo of Parsons and Coffeyville, KS, Woody’s Fast Stop: Fast, Friendly, Food, Fuel E HWY 32 and Woods Supermarkets. American Bass Anglers is a National Draw Trail with almost 40 Divisions across the country. There are several in our area. You can get more information about them at www.americanbassanglers.com (AFT Trail). Information about the area tournaments can be found at www.centralmidwestbass.com web-page as well as centralmidwestbass FB page. Membership in ABA is $35/365 days; entry fee is $70. Most divisions have a Big Bass Option Pot. Call Becky with any questions: 316 644-1454.
Great front page article on the resignation of Granby’s mayor, Travis Gamble. Having a front row seat and knowing the literal dire straits the city was in, I am thankful for his leadership and willingness to sometimes bully his way through age-old mindsets and bad habits that had gotten the city in the mess it was in. I’m proud to have worked with him.
I am doing an assignment on resources located in Newton County. I was wondering if anybody knew of any resources in Newton County available to help either the homeless or disabled population?
Could someone from your organization possibly attend the MO Bicentennial organization meeting Feb 13th at 1pm at the library in Neosho? We need support from groups. We need contacts. We need to get the word out. We need you! The MO Historical Society is sponsoring several contests in conjunction with the celebration, but some of the deadlines are THIS fall, like the quilt block contest, photo and writing competitions. We were hoping people from Newton County would provide these things rather than some fancy pants photographer from Timbuktu or some quilter who has never even been to Newton County. Each county only gets ONE block in the quilt which will be on display in the capitol. Michael Sweeney from the MO Historical Society will speak. Please come and bring all your friends! Spread the word. Thanks! See details at
Does anyone know if big cow creek is out of its banks?
Crawford & Co Country Christmas is almost here. Can't wait to share a few new songs and eat your Cookies. I Love all kinds of Cookies. Come Early and share a Cup of Coffee and your Cookies with me and I will shoot the Bull with you. Really, I hope you will come prepared to have a lot of fun with Crawford & Co and our friends. We need you to sing Christmas Favorites with us in The Choir. Dec. 7, 2018 6:30pm Free Event! 2320S. Grand Ave. Carthage, Missouri call Peg for more information 417-658-2098.
Join us for the 55th Annual Missouri Community Betterment Fall Conference & Award Ceremony. Everyone is welcome! Click below to learn more.
It's that time again. We are excited to continue with this wonderful fun fundraiser. You need to be at this event it's a fun, tasty time!! Let me know how many tickets you'd like. If you have a group then buy a table. Businesses maybe you'd like to treat your employees to an evening out. [email protected] or 417-850-6130