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Authorities report a decline in active COVID-19 cases in Grundy County

The number of active COVID-19 cases has declined in Grundy County. The health department reports 40 cases are active, which is a decrease of eight since Monday, October 19th. The total number of cases increased by five to 320 with two hundred thirty-three cases confirmed, and 87 cases probable. Thirteen COVID-19-related deaths have been reported […]

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin headlines women in ag online conference

Temple Grandin, renowned author on animal behavior and autism, will be one of four keynote speakers during the virtual 2020 Pixels of Production – Women in Agriculture conference. Pixels of Production offers women farmers and ranchers a four-night opportunity to learn practical tips and be inspired, says University of Missouri Extension swine nutritionist Marcia Shannon. […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approve school calendar update, policy involving law enforcement not approved

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on Tuesday evening, October 13th approved, on a split vote of six to one, a school calendar update involving converting student days to all staff workdays. Board Member Corey Leeper was the only opposing vote. Students will not be in class on October 26th and December 7th, but staff […]

Missouri Department of Corrections website

Federal leader looks to Missouri as model for post-incarceration success

About 96% of people incarcerated in Missouri eventually return home to our communities. More than 15,000 Missourians are released from state prisons each year. To help boost their chances of success, the Missouri Department of Corrections partners with fellow state agencies and community nonprofit organizations to build a network of support in areas such as […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Grundy County authorities report the arrest of two

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports two area men were scheduled for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court Tuesday, October 13th after writs from the Western Missouri Correctional Center of Cameron Monday, October 12th. Thirty-four-year-old Robert Lee Ellis of Trenton has been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by […]

Child Sex Crimes

Trenton man being held without bond on charge of sexual abuse

Authorities report a Trenton man is being held in jail without bond regarding allegations of sexual contact with an underage person. The charge is listed as sexual abuse in the first degree. Thirty-six-year-old Juan Gallegos was arrested Thursday and is to appear next Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Gallegos, according […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Watch for sudden deer movement on state roads through November

Cooler temperatures and longer nights mean more wildlife movement along and across state roads. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to be prepared for the sudden appearance of wild animals such as deer and coyote on Missouri roadways during the fall. “Deer/vehicle collisions are at their peak from mid-October through the end of November,” […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department awarded grant funds to assist with hazardous moving violations

The Chillicothe Police Department has been awarded grant funds for hazardous moving traffic violations for officer enforcement and equipment from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Highway Safety, and Traffic Division. The grant will provide for 100% reimbursement for officer overtime enforcement and for traffic safety required equipment. The police department will receive $16,222, which will […]

$10 million in CARES Act funding authorized for Missouri’s child care providers

Gov. Parson announced that he is allocating approximately $10 million for emergency relief grants to child care facilities impacted by COVID-19. Missouri’s licensed, license-exempt, and subsidy (6 or fewer) child care providers will be eligible.  Providers may seek reimbursement for costs associated with necessary COVID-19 expenditures such as personal protective equipment, additional staffing, overtime and […]

Child Exploitation

Former teacher pleads guilty to sexually exploiting student; faces 15-years in prison

A Missouri, man who worked as a teacher in China has pleaded guilty in federal court to sexually exploiting one of his former students by attempting to blackmail her into sending him pornographic images. Curtis J. Baldwin, 47, of Springfield,  pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Monday, Oct. 5, to […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Grundy County authorities report arrests on burglary and assault as well as probation violation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Monday, October 5th of a Princeton man on burglary and assault charges and a Trenton man on a technical probation violation. Forty-seven-year-old Sean Clapham was arrested in Mercer County. He faces one felony count of burglary—second degree and two counts of assault—third degree. He posted his bond […]