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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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Third Circuit Treatment Court Program receives grant

Third Judicial Circuit Judge Thomas Alley was notified the Third Circuit Treatment Court Program has been awarded a grant for the enhancement of treatment court programs in the United States. The grant of $460,720 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance will be used in the Third Circuit, which includes Grundy, Mercer, Harrison, and Putnam counties, […]

Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra

Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra to begin rehearsals for December concert

The Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra will begin rehearsals Tuesday evening, October 22, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Hodge Presbyterian Church in Trenton. All orchestra positions have been filled, however, the choir is seeking singers in all voices. Selections to be worked on include: for the choir…Here We Come A-Caroling, Linus & […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees reviews student enrollment

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the formation of a lay committee Tuesday evening. Board President Don Dalrymple was interested in creating a lay committee to review and possibly change existing policies for recognition of donors and naming opportunities. He appointed Trustee and NCMC Foundation Board of Directors member Chris Hoffman to […]

NCMC Student Senate

NCMC announces 2019-2020 Student Senate Officers

North Central Missouri College’s Student Senate Officers for the 2019-2020 year are from left-top to bottom Katie Blanchard, Lucerne, MO as President, Maddison Eller, Chillicothe, MO as Treasurer, Bethany Bailey, Gallatin, MO as Representative, right top to bottom: Tyler Kidd, Trenton, MO as Representative, TJ Hudlemeyer, Kearney, MO as Vice President, and Gregoor Muesker, Curacao […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson to travel to California to promote Missouri

Governor Mike Parson will travel to California to meet with Bay Area technology executives and promote Missouri as an ideal location for business.  Aligning with the administration’s focus on workforce development, the primary goal of the California Outreach Mission is to meet with company officials who have expressed an interest in investing or expanding in […]

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Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter at Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas managed with a wetland emphasis. The good news is that the popular Nodaway Valley and the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. The outlook is […]

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Livingston County authorities arrest man found hiding in clothes dryer

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched to Utica on Tuesday afternoon conducting a fugitive investigation that ended with the arrest of a man that the sheriff says was found, attempting to hide, inside a clothes dryer. Thirty-five-year-old Dustin Lee Ritchie was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for alleged trespassing in the first degree. Sheriff […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees set tax levy at Tuesday meeting

Five National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards were presented at the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening. The NISOD Awards went to Cory Cooksey with Business Technology for Teaching, Health Sciences Program Coordinator Kristi Cutsinger for Academic Support, Admissions Director Kristie Cross for Student Affairs, Senior Database Administrator […]

Child Exploitation

Missouri man sentenced for child pornography, sexual exploitation

A Grain Valley, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for traveling to North Dakota for illicit sex with a 14-year-old child, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, while he was under investigation for distributing child pornography over the internet. Andy Earl Crook, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs […]

Ryan Johnson presented Honorary Missouri State Highway Patrol Certficate

Macon, Missouri man presented with Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Certificate

Lieutenant Steven V. Wilhoit, Assistant Director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, presented Macon, Missouri, resident Ryan Johnson with a Missouri State Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Certificate. The certificate was presented to Johnson at the Chariton Valley Communications Corporate Headquarters in Macon, with his co-worker’s present. The Honorary Trooper […]