Daniel Frese, M.D, Morris County Health Officer, has recommended that local restaurants close their dining areas and provide only drive-thru or delivery services for two weeks, until March 30.
TOPEKA (AP) — Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple and three City Council members have decided to quarantine themselves “out of an abundance of caution” after being told two people at a conference they attended last week had the coronavirus. Whipple and council members Becky Tuttle, James Clendenin and Brandon Johnson attended the National League of Cities conference in Washington D.C. The group informed attendees on Tuesday that the two people who tested positive for the virus were active participants at the conference.
TOPEKA (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday closed Kansas’ public and private K-12 schools for the rest of the spring semester, moving teaching online throughout the state to try to lessen the spread of the new coronavirus.
The Council Grove City Council approved $96,000 in spending on Tuesday night, moving forward with a contract with RF Beachner Contractors of Pittsburg for the North Riverwalk extension project. The project will extend the Riverwalk north to Valley Street. The city received a grant from KDOT that will fund 80 percent of the project, with the city being responsible for 20 percent. The total cost of the project is $421,029. Work on the project is tentatively scheduled to begin in the fall of 2020.
KEEPING BUSY -- Serena and Aurora, daughters of Jon and Tawnie Talib, have been occupying their time during the school closure by doing art projects with Kinetic Sand and Orbeez. The Council Grove Daily Republican would like to print some positive news during this trying time. If anyone has photos or stories of how they are keeping their children entertained or engaged in learning during the school closure, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.