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Trenton man arrested on warrants for failure to appear

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton resident on January 19th on two capias warrants for failure to appear. Thirty-six-year-old Justin Wayne Stephenson was arrested in Wyandotte County, Kansas, and picked up from there. His original charges were the felonies of stealing all other property, stealing involving a fourth or subsequent […]

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Two Trenton residents arrested during Division One of Grundy County court

Two Trenton residents were arrested in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on January 13th on capias warrants on alleged probation violations. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 38-year-old Timothy Nguyen’s original charges were felony possession of a controlled substance and felony unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia involving amphetamine or methamphetamine. Court documents accuse […]

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Three from Trenton arrested including married couple

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a married couple from Trenton and another Trenton resident on January 6th. Thirty-seven-year-old Lynnsey Marie Betz has been charged with the felonies of possession of a controlled substance and delivery or possession of a controlled substance at a county or private jail or correctional center except […]

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Missouri schools must comply with COVID ruling to win treasurer approval of bond deals

(Missouri Independent) – If school districts want to take advantage of a lower interest rate on bonds, Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is requiring them to certify compliance with a recent court ruling targeting local health orders before his office will approve of the deal. Fitzpatrick detailed the decision he described as “unprecedented” in an interview Wednesday […]

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Trenton R-9 Board of Education hears presentation on implementation of SafeDefend system

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on December 14th heard about the implementation of the SafeDefend system for the district. Superintendent Mike Stegman reported employee training for the system was December 6th. Law enforcement and fire and rescue members were also invited to participate. On-site employees were fingerprinted into the system, and it is now […]

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Drug raid by Brookfield authorities results in three arrests after months long investigation

A multi-month narcotics investigation resulted in the arrest of a 60-year-old man, 57-year-old man, and 37-year-old woman, all of Brookfield on Wednesday, December 1st. The Brookfield Police Department reports a search warrant was executed at a Brookfield residence where approximately 30 fentanyl capsules, five grams of methamphetamine, 43 xtampza pills, (extended-release oxycodone) 10 tramadol/hydrochloride pills, […]

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Princeton Board of Education approves resolution involving purchase of electric school bus

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education on November 8 approved a resolution regarding a United States Department of Agriculture facilities grant and an agreement involving refinancing bonds. The resolution concerned the acceptance and compliance of the grant. The district hopes to purchase an electric school bus if it can secure enough grants to reduce the […]

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Trenton woman arrested on warrants out of Clay County

The highway patrol arrested a Trenton resident in Grundy County for alleged failure to appear in a Clay County court in February. Thirty-year-old Rachel Waldrep was arrested early Tuesday evening on misdemeanor warrants issued in Clay County. Her original charges from 2018 in Clay County were for driving while intoxicated and driving while revoked. Waldrep […]

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Princeton Board of Education to meet on Monday

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education will consider two resolutions next week. The board will meet in the high school library on November 8 at 5:30 in the evening. One resolution concerns acceptance and compliance of a United States Department of Agriculture grant for an electric bus. The other resolution would authorize the issuance and sale […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases closeout report for Coronado Drive Transportation Development District in Blue Springs

State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued the closeout audit of the Coronado Drive Transportation Development District (TDD), located in Blue Springs. State law requires an audit of a TDD prior to moving forward with dissolution. The Coronado Drive TDD was established in 2009 by a vote of qualified voters in the district. The TDD was […]

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Struggle over tax break for inherited farmland churns below surface in reconciliation bill

(Missouri Independent) – Agricultural groups and farm-state lawmakers notched a significant win when U.S. House Democrats chose not to touch a big tax break for inherited property, avoiding, for now, a confrontation. But opponents remain wary that the idea could come back at any time as Democrats shape their massive $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, and […]

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LGBTQ history exhibit goes unmentioned by Missouri Board of Public Buildings, governor cited for its removal

(Missouri Independent) – When news broke that an LGBTQ history exhibit was suddenly and without warning removed from the Missouri Capitol, Gov. Mike Parson contended the reason was that it didn’t get pre-approval from a board he chairs, but at that board’s first meeting in more than a year on Monday, neither the exhibit nor the […]

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Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Three people accused in spray painting incidents July 5 in Trenton appeared Tuesday in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Twenty-two-year-old Kelli Danielle Corrigan of Trenton pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree property damage – a misdemeanor. Imposition of sentence was suspended, and Corrigan was placed on two years probation. […]

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Two women arrested in connection with spray painting incidents in Trenton

Two women have been arrested for their alleged participation in spray painting incidents in Trenton on July 5. Two counts of property damage in the first degree have been filed against Kelli Danielle Corrigan of Trenton and Emily Nichole Turner of Jamesport. Both are 21 years old. Corrigan was arrested Sunday. Turner surrendered at the […]

Grundy County Sheriff reports arrest of two area men

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two area men on June 30th. Forty-eight-year-old Patrick Shaun Michael of Trenton was arrested on two capias warrants on alleged probation violations. His original charges were two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, one stemming from February 2017 and the other from November 2018.  […]

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Rains Heating and Cooling in Princeton files suit against Grundy County Nursing home District

A petition for damages has been filed against the Grundy County Nursing Home District relating to bidding for a partial HVAC system replacement in the 1972 section of Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments of Trenton. Rains Heating and Cooling in Princeton filed the petition, which involves five counts, including breach of contract, unjust enrichment, money […]