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Grundy County Commission adopts deficit budget for 2021

The Grundy County Commission unanimously adopted a deficit budget for 2021 the morning of January 26th. The budget estimates total revenues of $5,736,634 and expenditures of $6,928,813. A balance deficit of $1,192,179 is expected for 2021. The county begins the year with carryover funds of $3,910,220.81. The projected ending balance is $2,718,041.81. Grundy County Clerk […]

Traffic Fatalities

12-year-old girl and 49-year-old woman die in crash on ice-covered Highway 6 near Novinger

The Highway Patrol reports two passengers in a sports utility vehicle died as the result of the SUV losing control on ice and hitting a transit van nine miles west of Novinger on Monday afternoon, January 25th. A 12-year-old girl from Kirksville and 49-year-old Robin Wasson of Milan were pronounced dead at the scene by […]

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Brimson teenager issued 3 citations after leaving the scene of an accident on 28th Street in Trenton

A Brimson teen was issued three citations after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in Trenton on January 15th. The Trenton Police Department reports 16-year-old Gabriel Ray Gamble was cited for failing to report a motor vehicle accident, failing to drive on the right half of the road, and driving while intoxicated. A municipal […]

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Teenager issued citation after striking SUV and utility pole in Trenton

The Trenton Police Department reports a Trenton teen was checked by Grundy County Ambulance personnel and issued a citation after the car she drove struck a sports utility vehicle on Wednesday afternoon, January 19th. Sixteen-year-old Lilly Paige Berti reported her right eye was hurting, however, no injuries were reported at the time for passengers in […]

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Iowa man injured in crash on I-35 near Bethany; arrested on multiple allegations

The Highway Patrol reports a Winterset, Iowa man sustained minor injuries when the pickup truck he drove ran off the road two miles north of Bethany the night of January 15th. Forty-nine-year-old Preston Wilmes was later arrested on several allegations. An ambulance transported him to the Harrison County Community Hospital of Bethany. The pickup traveled […]

Traffic Accident

Side by side loses control on ice and overturns injuring 14-year-old boy

The Highway Patrol reports a 14-year-old boy from Kirksville sustained minor injuries when a side by side lost control on ice and overturned three miles southeast of Kirksville on January 13th. An ambulance transported him to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville. No injuries were reported for the driver, another 14-year-old boy from Kirksville. […]

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Trenton police officers respond to suicidal man with a gun call

Officers with the Trenton Police Department were called to the 300 Block of Kavanaugh Street on Tuesday afternoon in response to a suicidal person with a gun. Officers secured the scene and requested assistance from the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Assistance was then requested from the Special Response Team […]

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Wheeling man injured in crash south of Breckenridge; arrested on multiple offenses

A man from Wheeling was arrested after being involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash early Tuesday evening, three miles south of Breckenridge. Fifty-seven-year-old William Gardner received moderate injuries in the accident and was taken by an ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The northbound van went off the east side of Caldwell County Route A, […]

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Mercer County Sheriff confirms explosion at Smithfield contract farm

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office confirms there was a minor explosion on January 11th at a contract farm for Smithfield Hog Production of Princeton. Smithfield Hog Production, Missouri General Manager, Michael Rainwater released a written statement saying the company is “deeply saddened” that a team member was “involved in a serious accident.” Rainwater said “Smithfield […]