Amish Consignment Auction

Annual two-day Spring Hill School Consignment Auction slated for July 3rd and 4th near Jamesport

Various items will be up for auction at the Annual Two-Day Spring Hill School Consignment Auction in July to benefit area Amish schools. The sale will be held at the Raymond Troyer Farm half of a mile west of the Route NN and Highway 6 junction July 3rd and 4th, starting each morning at 8 […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Amish buggy struck from behind on 9th street in Trenton; Occupant life-flighted to Truman Medical Center

The Trenton Police Department reports two Spickard residents sustained injuries in a motor vehicle-horse and buggy crash in the 1700 block of East Ninth Street in Trenton Friday afternoon. An ambulance transported horse and buggy occupants 57-year-old Elizabeth Yoder and her 10-year-old daughter to Wright Memorial Hospital. Yoder was later flown to Truman Medical Center […]

Sexual Misconduct

Amish brothers accused of sex crimes against minors in Daviess County

Two brothers formerly of Hamilton have been charged in Daviess County with multiple sex-related crimes. Enos Ray Yoder of Bloomfield, Iowa faces eight felonies: first-degree statutory rape—sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old, second-degree rape, first-degree child molestation, and second-degree sodomy as well as two counts each of incest and sexual misconduct […]

Amish Farmer on Planter

Agriculture professionals face challenges, opportunities working with Amish and Mennonite communities

Research from the University of Missouri has found that agricultural professionals such as conservation agents when working with Plain (Amish and conservative Mennonite) communities face challenges as well as opportunities on issues relating to conservation and pollution. Through interviews with agricultural professionals and Amish farmers, researchers have identified several factors that are vital for improving […]

Jamesport Missouri Website

Jamesport Community Association to sponsor handcrafted furniture and crafts auction

The Jamesport Community Association will sponsor the 11th Annual Handcrafted Furniture and Crafts Auction next month. The event will be held at the Spillman Event Center in Jamesport March 10th starting at 9 o’clock in the morning and will include items made by the Amish; dining, living, bedroom, kitchen, and office furniture; quilts; and crafts. […]

Death Investigation

4-year-old dies in Wednesday afternoon horse-drawn wagon accident

Grundy County authorities are investigating an accident Wednesday afternoon in which a young girl fell from a horse-drawn wagon. The four-year-old child was taken by ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton where she was pronounced dead. Grundy County Coroner Dwayne Slater explained the operator of a spring buck board wagon was backing it up […]

City of Trenton

Trenton City Council addresses various agenda items at latest meeting

Trenton City Council members last night approved a contract with Blakely and Associates of Chillicothe for nearly $53,000 to, in part, complete programming for times when the power supply that Trenton purchases is curtailed, such as in severe storms. The program is called the Black Start project and the Blakely contract also includes software upgrades to the […]

Samuel Borntreger pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

Samuel Borntreger, a former Harrison County Amish minister pleaded guilty in Harrison County court today to a charge of second-degree murder. He has been in custody since January after telling authorities in Kentucky that he poisoned his wife, Anna Yoder Borntreger, who died in 2006. Today’s court appearance was originally scheduled to be a bond […]

Borntreger to have preliminary hearing

Samuel Borntreger appears in court at Bethany on murder charge

An Amish man, accused of poisoning his wife almost ten years ago, appeared yesterday in Harrison County Circuit Court at Bethany. Circuit Court Judge Terry Tschannen of the ninth judicial circuit (Sullivan, Linn, and Chariton counties) was assigned by the Missouri Supreme Court to preside in the murder case. The charges claim Samuel Borntreger, after […]

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

(St. Joseph News Press) – BETHANY, Mo. — Associate Circuit Judge Thomas Alley was present Wednesday to preside over a probable cause hearing for Samuel Borntreger, the Amish man charged with first-degree murder in the 2006 murder of his wife. R. Christine Stallings, the Harrison County prosecutor, had subpoenas issued to compel the appearance of […]

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

Samuel Borntreger could face additional charges of child abuse and sexual misconduct

(St. Joseph News Press) – Testimony in a bond hearing Wednesday revealed an ongoing criminal investigation against an Amish man charged with poisoning his own wife. Samuel Borntreger appeared in a Harrison County courtroom Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Anna Yoder Borntreger, in 2006. Authorities raised the […]