Crawford County News

County maintaining high infection rate

    As of Tuesday, Crawford County is still high on the list for its COVID-19 infection rate. The county is ranked third in the state of Missouri with a per capita infection rate of 472.4 per 100,000 people. Wright and Madison counties were the only two to rank higher, with Wright posting a 503.0 infection rate and Madison at 496.4.

Local nursing home vaccinations set to begin

    Following an announcement by Missouri Governor Mike Parson on December 30 that residents and staff members at nursing homes and long-term care facilities would soon be getting vaccines to protect against COVID-19, work has already begun to schedule vaccinations in Crawford County.

Commission talks staffing needs and gets jail update

    The Crawford County Commissioners held a meeting on Tuesday, December 29 where the commission discussed the possible need for personnel related to emergency management needs within the county.

911 experiences call outage

    For the first time in at least two years, Crawford County 911 calls couldn’t make it to the call center at Crawford County 911 Emergency Services on January 1. Those calls were routed to Phelps County, however, and the appropriate emergency personnel dispatched to respond.

Extension Council election underway

    The names of nine persons are on the January ballot for election of University of Missouri County Extension Council members in Crawford County.  
    Council Chair Mike Zuzack said six county residents will be elected by districts to fill this year’s vacancies.  The new council begins its duties March 1, according to state law.