Community Emergency Response Team CERT

Free CERT training in Newtown rescheduled to December 11th

The Community Emergency Response Team training which was to begin in Newtown this Wednesday evening (December 4th) has been postponed due to what Sullivan County Emergency Management Agency Director Dennis Goldsmith calls “unforeseen circumstances.” The free class will now begin at the Newtown-Harris School on December 11, 2019. Questions regarding the change should be directed […]

Great Northwest Day

Planning underway for Great Northwest Day in Jefferson City

Planning is underway for Great Northwest Days in Jefferson City on February 4th and 5th, 2020. Many communities and counties are expected to have representatives attend at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Great Northwest Day has taken place annually since 2003 and provides constituents from northwest Missouri the opportunity to engage in a unique regional, cooperative approach […]

Coon Creek Baptist Church Thanksgiving Meal

Audio: Coon Creek Baptist Church serves annual Thanksgiving meal

With the cooperative efforts of many, an estimated 640 Thanksgiving Day meals were delivered or eaten at the Union Coon Creek Baptist Church. One of the coordinators for the annual project is Diana Crawford of Trenton.       Mrs. Crawford noted some of the meals were delivered to people who were“shut-ins” The Thanksgiving meal […]

Crime and Courts

Four waive preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Four defendants have waived preliminary hearings on various charges and each was given a December 12th date to appear in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Sean Philip Biller of Trenton is charged with delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid. Sara Kay Sparks of Spickard is charged with non-support. Both Brandon Tyler May […]

Community Emergency Response Team CERT

Free Community Emergency Response Team training to be held in Newtown

Free Community Emergency Response Team training will begin in Newtown during the month of December. The CERT program will educate about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the area. The program will begin at the Newtown-Harris School on the evening of December 4th from 5 o’clock to 8:30. There will be three subsequent training […]

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Community Food Bank to hold food drive and distribution in December

Second Harvest Community Food Bank of Saint Joseph will conduct a 19-county food drive and hold a food box distribution in December. Food for the Holidays encourages people to add one non-perishable item to a box each day from December 1st through 18th. The items include canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, boxed potatoes, canned sweet potatoes, […]

Empire District Liberty Utilities Company

Customers of Empire to see reduction in billing of up to $64.00 over Winter season

Natural gas customers of Empire are to see a decrease in costs as a result of a filing with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The change is to reflect the company’s wholesale cost of natural gas as noted in the actual cost adjustment factor. For residential customers in Trenton, Chillicothe, and Marceline, the natural gas […]

Drake Kately V2 Mugshot

Jail escapee, Drake Kately, apprehended in Delaware by U.S. Marshals

Various media outlets are reporting the United States Marshal’s Service in Delaware arrested a fugitive who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in September, two and a half months ago. Twenty-seven-year-old Drake Andrew Kately of Kansas City was reportedly “living off the grid” in a wooded area near Edgemore, Delaware, more than a thousand miles […]