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Former Trenton man takes command of Navy base in Italy

Former Trenton resident, Captain Brent Trickel, is the new Commanding Officer of naval air station Sigonella at Sicily, Italy. Sigonella is a Navy installation and an Italian Air Force base, which is the Navy’s second largest security command. Sigonella is well placed to support operations by the US sixth fleet, other US military units, and […]

St. Joseph man sentenced to 15 years in prison for role in meth distribution

A St. Joseph, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for role in a large-scale conspiracy that distributed more than 15 kilograms of methamphetamine in St. Joseph and across a four-state region. Shannon Wayne Martinez, also known as “Big Homie,” 39, of St. Joseph, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to […]


Trenton/Leisure Lake residents arrested

Kiersten Allen, 20, of Trenton and 19-year-old Tristan Vencill of Leisure Lake have been charged in Grundy County with misdemeanors accusing them with hindering prosecution and making a false affidavit. Both are accused, between April 2nd and 7th, of deceiving a highway patrolman with verbal and hand written statements to prevent an apprehension for traffic […]

Grundy County Missouri Courthouse

Grundy County Commission investigates refinancing bonds

The Grundy County Commission, at its meeting next Tuesday, will consider a proposal that saves the county interest money on the bonds that were used to finance construction of the law enforcement center. It’s anticipated the commissioners will approve a refinancing resolution that saves the county over 822 thousand dollars ($822,277) in future interest expense. […]

Crossroads Correctional Center

Death of inmate at Crossroads in Cameron to be investigated

The death of a 49-year-old inmate at Crossroads, the state’s maximum-security prison in Cameron on Friday, May 6, is under investigation. Timothy Adams was pronounced dead at 12:13 p.m. Friday in the Crossroads Correctional Center. Adams was serving a life sentence for being an accessory to first-degree murder and an accessory to armed criminal action. […]

Ketcham Community Center

Group seeking “Highway 6 tourism improvements” to meet Thursday in Trenton

The Green Hills Heritage Highway work group meets Thursday afternoon in Trenton to review goals, strategies, and a draft plan.  This is the fourth in a series of meetings in which people from Grundy, Daviess, and Sullivan Counties have met work towards tourism and economic development in those counties, particularly along Highway 6. Thursday’s meeting […]

Trenton Police Department’s Rex Ross awarded Service Integrity Leadership award

Chief Tommy Wright of the Trenton Police Department has awarded the April 2016, Service Integrity Leadership Award (S.I.L. Award) to Lieutenant Rex Ross. Lieutenant Ross is recognized by his peer, Detective Jerry Smith, for his 27 years outstanding service to the community of Trenton, the Trenton Police Department, and his peers. Ross’s dedication to his […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District hires new Middle School Science Teacher

The Trenton R-9 board of education, following an executive session for personnel last evening, hired a teacher for 8th grade science next year. According to Middle School Principal Dustin Jenkerson, the new teacher at Trenton, Julia Walton, previously taught in Reedsburg Area High School in Reedsburg Wisconsin for the 2014-2015 academic year.  She was graduated from University of Milwaukee, […]

Veteran’s Program, ATV race to be held Saturday May 14 at Mercer

Two events are coming up at Mercer, Missouri this Saturday May 14. Mercer American Legion Auxiliary Ladies will be hosting a Veteran’s program at 10:00 am at the Mercer American Legion Hall Ragan-Hickman Post #477. Those with 50-60-70 years of membership will be honored at the program. Dinner will follow the program. It’s an eat what you want […]

NCM Regional Water Commission adds new “Associate” members

In the “first step in exploring water supply” from the new East Locust Creek Reservoir in Sullivan County, the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission has initiated a recruitment drive to communities and water districts.  Specifically, those entities being sought are those who might consider water being supplied from the planned East Locust Creek Reservoir. […]

NCMC seeks to increase enrollment, add housing options near campus

One of the challenges facing officials of North Central Missouri College is to increase student enrollment.  The outgoing president of NCMC, Dr. Neil Nuttall, discussed enrollment recently, focusing on efforts from his arrival in Trenton in 2005, going up to the present time: Two residence halls (or ‘dorms’) on campus are filled with students on […]

Foster parenting program at First Baptist Church in Cameron on Tuesday

The non-profit organization “Cornerstones” holds a program concerning foster parenting on Tuesday night, May 17th in Cameron.  The program is called “The Most Rewarding Challenge : An Introduction to Foster Parenting”. Organizers say the program has no obligations, just information. It is Tuesday, May 17th from 6 to 7 o’clock in the evening at the […]

Daviess County Courthouse

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approves tree trimming work near GHS, continues street projects

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen has approved the only bid received for trimming and/or removing overgrown trees along a circuit that feeds electricity to the school.  The bid from Sinkhorn Tree Service was $19,500. Crews have been putting in manhole risers for the summer paving of Clay Street.  Keller Construction has been hired for that […]

Cultural luncheon planned for Chillicothe, today at noon

The Chillicothe Area Arts Council is sponsoring an “outdoor cultural luncheon” on Wednesday, May 11th at Silver Moon Plaza in downtown Chillicothe.  The Chillicothe High School jazz band performs at 12 noon, followed by Central Elementary School’s fourth and fifth grade “Hornet Stinger Choir”. The one hour program is free to the public.  The Silver […]

Grundy County Sheriff, Trenton, Missouri

Grundy County Sheriff reports several arrests

Several arrests are in this mornings’ report from the Grundy County Sheriffs Office. 33-year-old Jennifer Boullion of Laclede faces two felony counts stemming from a January 29th arrest by the Highway Patrol. She is accused of possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest for a felony. Bond is 20 thousand dollars cash. 25-year-old Spickard resident, Cody […]

Rollover Accident

Two teenage girls injured in accidents near Hamilton and rural Clinton County

Single vehicle, roll over, accidents last evening in two counties injured teenage drivers. The highway patrol listed 16 year old Alexes Latimer of Hamilton with minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The accident was near Hamilton early last evening. According to the patrol report, the southbound car Ms. Latimer was […]