Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down suspended prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants pleaded guilty and had judgments rendered Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Rural Trenton resident Mac Lewis Rakes pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid. Rakes was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to 10 years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was […]

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Trenton man ordered to pay over $3K in incident that damaged parked car and lawn

A Trenton man has received a suspended sentence for his involvement in an accident last month that damaged a parked vehicle and a nearby yard in the northeast part of Trenton. Forty-nine-year-old Mark William Trump of Trenton has pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors including two counts of property damage in the second degree and one […]

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Audio: Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says U.S.- Mexico border crossings have declined by 56% since May

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says there’s been a dramatic decline in the number of people coming to the U.S. through the Mexico border. During a Senate Republican press conference in Washington, Blunt says he traveled this month to the border to see for himself how things are going.     “Border crossings are way […]

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Ketcham Community Center celebrates upgrades with an Open House

The Ketcham Community Center on the campus of North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri has recently undergone construction and upgrades to the facility.  To celebrate the improvements, and the 21-year history of KCC, the community is invited to stop by during an Open House on Monday, September 30, 2019, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. A ribbon-cutting […]

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Chillicothe City Council to meet Monday at City Hall

The Chillicothe City Council will hear a presentation on the city’s 2018-2019 audit and consider several ordinances Monday, September 16, 2019. The council will meet at the Chillicothe City Hall at 6:30. One ordinance would accept an agreement with Allgeier, Martin, and Associates for preparation plans, specifications, and bidding documents for Corporate Drive. Other ordinances […]

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Mexican national who illegally entered the U.S. seven times pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Mexican national who has illegally entered the United States at least seven times pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Armando Quintana-Galaz, 37, a citizen of Mexico residing in Springfield, pleaded guilty […]

Amaren Missouri

Public Service Commission sets deadline in territorial agreement case

Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri (Ameren Missouri) and Farmers’ Electric Cooperative (Farmers’) have filed a joint application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking Commission approval of a third addendum to a previously approved electric territorial agreement. The Commission approved a territorial agreement between the two electric service providers in September of 1998. In […]

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Woman who hit buggy on 9th Street killing Spickard woman pleads guilty

A traffic arraignment was held on Tuesday for a Trenton woman involved in a motor vehicle-horse and buggy crash in Trenton that resulted in the death of a Spickard woman. Pursuant to a plea agreement, 50-year-old Christina Diane Airey waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of guilty to misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle in […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]