Deadly Crash

One dead, one injured in 4-vehicle crash near Carrollton

A Hannibal man died and a Pittsfield, Illinois woman sustained moderate injuries as the result of a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles near Carrollton on Friday afternoon. The body of 57-year-old Bradley Griggs was transported to Frontier Forensics. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Carroll County Chief Deputy Erik Dempsey about five minutes […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves property and liability insurance cost

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education this week approved insurance to be provided by the Missouri United School Insurance Council for 2020. Superintendent Phil Fox reports the property and liability insurance will cost $36,206, which is up about $650 from 2019. Updates were approved to the District Wellness Plan involving personnel changes. The board […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education announces filing dates for April election

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education voted this week to discontinue paying for the preschool program audit. The vote is not to have any impact on the preschool program. Filing dates for the April election were announced as December 17th through January 21st. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports if the Newtown-Harris office is closed, candidates should […]

Crime and Courts

Prison sentences handed down in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Two defendants were sentenced to serve time in prison after the Grundy County Circuit Court revoked probation on Thursday, yet others received prison sentences that were suspended in favor of probation. Devin Allen Robinson of Clinton surrendered probation and the court ordered a five-year prison sentence. His original charge in Grundy county was for tampering […]

Tractor mowing hemp on hemp farm

Educational program on industrial hemp to be held at Forage Systems Research Center near Linneus

Industrial hemp was once widely grown in Missouri as a fiber crop. The Controlled Substance Act of 1970 made it illegal to produce or possess any form of the cannabis plant. Recent changes in federal and state legislation have increased interest in growing hemp for fiber, grain, and CBD oil. An educational program will be […]

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USDA Risk Management Agency to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced Thursday that it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s “extreme weather.” The USDA will defer the accrual of interest on crop insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable […]

Veterans Foreign Wars

With community support, organizers hope to complete $500,000 remodel of Trenton VFW post

Joseph L. Norton VFW Post 919 plans to remodel its hall at 919 Washington Street in Trenton. Commander Tony Ralston says the anticipated $500,000 remodel would make the building ADA compliant and handicap accessible with a lift elevator. Several other upgrades are planned to make the VFW Hall a “safe place for veterans,” including installing […]

Grand River Technical School

Grand River Technical School recognizes Trenton junior as Student of the Month

A Trenton High School junior has been recognized as a Student of the Quarter at Grand River Technical School of Chillicothe. Ellie Boman was one of 20 students selected by Grand River instructors based on outstanding work ethic, excellent attendance, good manners, superior grades, and/or significant improvement of grades and attendance. Boman will receive a […]