After much consideration and consulting with other Legion Officers and members, American Legion Post 99 has decided that we will not be having our annual Memorial Day ceremony at Cedar Grove Cemetery. We do not make this decision lightly and regret that we must cancel. Even though we cannot …

State Sen. Justin Brown, R-Rolla, has proposed spending $20 million of federal coronavirus relief funding to assist livestock producers and food processing facilities affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The spending request was included in the 2021 state budget proposal drafted by the Senate Ap…

Fidelity Communications announced that it will extend its commitment to the Federal Communications Commission’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge in an effort to provide continued connectivity for customers and communities and to ease the financial burden of those impacted by the coronavirus (…

The Dent County Health Center has issued a list of Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan guidelines based on information from the governor’s office. The guidelines spell out what to expect in Phase 1 of the local COVID-19 reopening plan, which begins Monday, May 4.

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Health-care professionals and workers play important roles in the lives of many people, especially so as COVID-19 impacts our community and America. Prior to National Nurses Week May 6-12, The Salem News and local businesses are going to salute not only the nursing profession with an April 2…

Gov. Mike Parson said Tuesday that the state is working quickly to guarantee that qualified individuals will soon receive their unemployment benefits. The Department of Labor began issuing $600 federal unemployment supplement payments to residents Monday.

Missouri celebrates our local heroes during Local Government Week April 12-18. In light of COVID-19, this week is an ideal time to thank your local officials and local government employees for their dedication to keeping essential services running in your community.

In an effort to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts across their 21-state footprint, Fidelity Communications and the other Cable One family of brands have donated $150,000 to the Meals on Wheels America COVID-19 Response Fund and $150,000 to local food banks in the markets they serve.

The Salem News and Action Graphics offices at 500 N. Washington St. will be closed to the general public effective 8 a.m. Monday, April 6. The Salem News is an exempt business that will continue to publish its print edition each week and maintain thesalemnewsonline.com and our social COVID-1…

Building on Missouri’s efforts to control, contain, and combat COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson today issued a statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order effective beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 6, until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 24.

Due to the Covid-19 guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the Salem Memorial District Hospital will be further changing its visitor policy. Beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, April 4, no visitors will be allowed in the hospital until further notice.

Missouri University of Science and Technology will postpone its spring commencement ceremonies to a date to be determined, Chancellor Mo Dehghani announced today (Thursday, April 2).

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Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) praised the Trump Administration’s updated Medicare guidance announced on Monday, which will permit health care providers to evaluate seniors over the telephone instead of in person or requiring a video conference. Smith has been urging the Administration to ma…

In compliance with the Missouri Supreme Court’s Administrative Order 1795 dated April 1, 2020, the Office of State Courts Administrator’s “Statement on The Courts and the Coronavirus” and Governor Mike Parson’s March 13, 2020 Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri, …