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Extradition paperwork signed to have Drake Kately returned to Missouri

Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman reports extradition was signed on Wednesday for Mercer County Jail escapee 28-year-old Drake Andrew Kately to come back to Missouri. Various media outlets reported the United States Marshal’s Service in Delaware arrested Kately Tuesday after he was found “living off the grid.” Stockman says the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office sent […]

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Jail escapee, Drake Kately, apprehended in Delaware by U.S. Marshals

Various media outlets are reporting the United States Marshal’s Service in Delaware arrested a fugitive who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in September, two and a half months ago. Twenty-seven-year-old Drake Andrew Kately of Kansas City was reportedly “living off the grid” in a wooded area near Edgemore, Delaware, more than a thousand miles […]

Charges Filed

Additional charges filed in Mercer County against Drake Kately, charges also filed against Princeton man

Additional felony charges have been filed in Mercer County against the Kansas City man the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office reports has escaped from jail twice. The sheriff’s office notes 27-year-old Drake Kately has not yet been found by law enforcement following his latest escape the night of August 28th. Additional charges for Kately are escape […]

Heartland Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Heartland Foundation honors 2019 scholarship recipients

On Wednesday, August 28, Heartland Foundation honored 22 scholarship recipients at their Board of Trustees meeting. Heartland Foundation awarded a total of $36,679 with scholarships awarded to those seeking post-secondary education. 2019-2020 scholarships and recipients are: Velma Flies Anderson Scholarship: Ashton Knorr, Savannah, Missouri Mary Alice Hartigan Scholarship: Hannah Riekhof, Country Club, Missouri Doris R. […]

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Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]

School Safety

Students will be safer as required background checks on school volunteers becomes state law

A new state law will help protect children at their schools as beginning August 28, school volunteers will be required to undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Auditor Galloway pushed for the new law after her audit of the state’s sexual offender registration program found background checks were mandatory for school employees, […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education to open construction bids on August 30

The deadline for construction bids for the Trenton R-9 School District building project was Thursday. Building Project Liaison Dennis Gutshall reports the district received four bids which will be reviewed by Gutshall and Ellison-Auxier Architects of Saint Joseph as well as Trenton R-9 Superintendent Mike Stegman, Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels, and administration. Gutshall […]