Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education adopts deficit budget

Gilman City’s Board of Education has adopted a budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st. Information from Superintendent Roger Alley shows it’s a deficit budget for the one year period. Revenues are some $58,200 less than expenditures. Revenues are listed as more than one million, $746,000 with expenses projected at $1,805,000. The local salary […]

Old Berry Church Galt Missouri FInal

Fire at Berry Church north of Galt ruled as arson, $5000 reward offered

The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office investigated a blaze that caused minor damage at the old Berry Church off Route BB north of Galt. Chief Brian Smiley of the Galt Fire Protection District said an investigator with the State Fire Marshal’s office ruled the blaze was intentionally set. A passerby was credited with helping to […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years for meth trafficking, illegal firearms

 A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing numerous firearms. Timothy Brian Schutten, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 8, 2019, Schutten pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and to […]

12 Missouri residents indicted for roles in conspiracy to distribute fentanyl

A dozen Springfield, Missouri-area residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in Greene County. James D. Collins, also known as “Red,” 46, of Battlefield, Missouri; Darryl Turner, also known as “D,” 56, Bobby G. Rost also known as “Pop,” 62, Elmer E. Freeman Jr., […]

Coronavirus Update

Another 180 tested for COVID-19 by Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center

Another 180 people have received COVID-19 testing in the past week via Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital. Combined, the new total is 1,429. As of Monday morning, June 15, 2020, Wright Memorial has tested 377 including 260 from Grundy County, 66 from Mercer County, 51 from other counties.  Hedrick Medical Center has tested […]

Road Work

Planned road work in north Missouri for the week of June 15, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of June 15 – 21. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Shooting Graphic

Missouri man who shot police officer, then himself, pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A St. Louis, Missouri, man who shot a law enforcement officer before shooting himself pleaded guilty in federal court to drug trafficking and illegally discharging a firearm in Joplin, Missouri. E.F. Fitchpatrick, Jr., 46, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of […]

Handgun

Missouri man who pointed pistol at police officer during foot chase sentenced to 9 years in prison

A Springfield, Missouri, man who pointed a loaded pistol at police officers during a car and foot chase was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Matthew D. Billingslea, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 11, 2019, Billingslea pleaded […]