Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

Samuel Borntreger could face additional charges of child abuse and sexual misconduct

(St. Joseph News Press) – Testimony in a bond hearing Wednesday revealed an ongoing criminal investigation against an Amish man charged with poisoning his own wife. Samuel Borntreger appeared in a Harrison County courtroom Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Anna Yoder Borntreger, in 2006. Authorities raised the […]

NCMC Trustees busy at latest meeting

North Central Missouri College reports seven semi finalists are considered for the next college president. There had been ten candidates last month narrowed from an original list of 40 applications. Three of the ten though have since withdrawn. After interviews were completed last week, the college presidential search committee discussed and scored the semi finalists. Those seven […]

Two from Chillicothe injured in accident near Humphreys

A single vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in western Sullivan county injured two Chillicothe residents. The highway patrol reports the driver of a car, 43 year old Jennifer Sprout,received moderate injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia. Her passenger, 14 year old Elizabeth Horine, received minor injuries. The patrol noted she was […]

Local incumbents file for elections

Seven incumbents were at the Grundy County Courthouse this morning to file for elections this year. Today is opening day for candidates to file for county, district, and statewide offices. The candidates for county offices file with their respective county clerks’ offices. Candidates seeking state representative, state senate, U-S Congress, or a statewide office file with […]

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Trenton City Council Meeting Report for Monday, February 22, 2016

The Trenton City Council’s finance committee meets several times during preparations for the city budget for the fiscal year beginning May 1st. That’s also the case this year, with two more meetings announced for Wednesday, February 23, and Friday, February 26, both at noon. Trenton mayor nick McHargue, during last night’s city council meeting, said […]

Edgerton victims were set on fire outside home|

RIVERSIDE, Mo. — Law enforcement authorities revealed Monday that all four unidentified homicide victims and a pet dog found at a fire at 4170 Buena Vista Road in Edgerton, Missouri, were incinerated outside the residence with an accelerant. Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd and Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen held a press conference to update […]

Building and Nuisance board meets – Gilworth furniture store to open at Five Points in Trenton

A Gilworth Furniture store is to open at Five Points in downtown Trenton on March 7th. The building at 1001 Main Street, owned by Larry Gilworth, has been undergoing repairs and passed a city inspection Monday. The Trenton Building and Nuisance Board last night voted to allow the building to be occupied. In effect, the […]