Missouri Adult Education and Literacy GED or AEL

Adult education classes to be offered in Trenton

High school equivalency classes are being provided in the Trenton community. Trenton Adult Education offers tuition-free high school equivalency preparation; skills brush up to enter college; studying for reading, math, and language; and career planning. Classes are held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8 o’clock. Participants are required to attend six hours weekly […]

Electric Wires over Field

MDC partners with Grundy Electric Cooperative for wildlife habitat projects

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the Grundy Electric Cooperative on a project to benefit wildlife habitat and reduce power line right-of-way maintenance costs. Private property owners are also a voluntary partner. MDC’s Wires Over Wildlife (WOW) program provides expertise and cost-share money for converting overgrown brush and trees under electrical distribution […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves ballot question relating to brush control

The Grundy County Commission approved the morning of Tuesday, July 14th placing a question on the April 2021 election ballot regarding a Missouri statute (263.247), which would allow the commission to enforce brush control adjacent to county roads. The statute involves brush removal along county right-of-way or maintenance easement, subject to voter approval of all […]

MoDOT Mowing

Trenton city employee, injured while mowing, passes out; tractor runs into apartment building

A City of Trenton employee received a minor injury while mowing with a street department-owned John Deere utility tractor with a sidearm brush cutter attached.  While attempting to return to the street department barn, police said the tractor also struck and damaged an apartment building on Lord Street. Detective Jerry Smith reports 49-year-old Fred Sowder […]

Accident Graphic

Norborne woman’s pickup goes airborne and demolishes vehicle in Monday crash

A woman from Norborne has received serious injuries in a Highway 10 accident in Carroll County. Sixty-three-year-old Debbie Petrechko was taken by emergency medical services Monday evening to the Carroll County Memorial Hospital. Petrechko was driving a pickup eastbound when it apparently failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the right side of Highway 10 […]

Prison Sentence

Chicago man caught driving in north Missouri with drugs sentenced to 15-years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 29, 2019, Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve drafting ordinance on medical marijuana dispensary

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen Monday evening, on a split vote of three to one, approved drafting a city ordinance reducing the medical marijuana dispensary distance requirement from 1,000 feet to 100 feet from any church, school, or daycare. Board President Carol Walker was the no vote. The vote was taken after online survey results […]