Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves property and liability insurance cost

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education this week approved insurance to be provided by the Missouri United School Insurance Council for 2020. Superintendent Phil Fox reports the property and liability insurance will cost $36,206, which is up about $650 from 2019. Updates were approved to the District Wellness Plan involving personnel changes. The board […]

Bank Robbery

Former Missouri police officer sentenced to 8-year prison term for bank robbery

A former Lee’s Summit, Missouri, police officer who led officers on a 100-miles-per-hour vehicle pursuit has been sentenced in federal court for armed bank robbery. Richard W. Hagerty, 36, of Independence, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to eight years in federal prison without parole. On March 12, […]

Crime and Courts

Prison sentences handed down in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Two defendants were sentenced to serve time in prison after the Grundy County Circuit Court revoked probation on Thursday, yet others received prison sentences that were suspended in favor of probation. Devin Allen Robinson of Clinton surrendered probation and the court ordered a five-year prison sentence. His original charge in Grundy county was for tampering […]

Tractor mowing hemp on hemp farm

Educational program on industrial hemp to be held at Forage Systems Research Center near Linneus

Industrial hemp was once widely grown in Missouri as a fiber crop. The Controlled Substance Act of 1970 made it illegal to produce or possess any form of the cannabis plant. Recent changes in federal and state legislation have increased interest in growing hemp for fiber, grain, and CBD oil. An educational program will be […]

Shop With a Cop

Trenton Police Department accepting donations for Shop with a Cop program

The Trenton Police Department is accepting donations for its Seventh Annual Shop with a Cop to be held next month. The program allows children an opportunity to have positive interaction with law enforcement and allows the police department to assist children in a time of need during the Christmas season. The program is possible because […]

Bright Futures Website

Hodge Presbyterian Church to host fundraiser for Bright Futures Trenton

A fundraiser for the Bright Futures Trenton initiative is scheduled on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at the Hodge Presbyterian Church in Trenton. What’s called the “Hodge Drive-Through Cafe” will offer tenderloin sandwiches with toppings, chips and a cookie from 12 noon until 1:30 on Sunday. This is an eat and pay what you want promotion. […]

Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court has busy docket on Tuesday

Among cases Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, Kyley Culbertson of Trenton pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution stemming from October 26th. On a plea agreement, Culbertson was sentenced to 60 days in the detention center with the execution of the sentence suspended by the court in favor of two years probation. […]

Heather Harpham

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature, and Writing to host author Heather Harpham

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature, and Writing is hosting author Heather Harpham as part of its 2019-20 Visiting Writers Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Living Room.  The event is free and open to the public. Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, GreenTower Press, and the Department […]