Crawford County News

Officials sworn in, retiring coronor honored

OFFICIAL SWEARING-IN – Crawford County officials who were elected to serve another four years were sworn into office by County Clerk John Martin (far right) on December 31. Pictured from left: Surveyor Mark Mueller, District #2 Commissioner Jared Boast, Coroner Darren Dake, Sheriff Darin Layman, District #1 Commissioner Rob Cummings, Public Administrator Franky Todd, Clerk Martin.

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.