Captain Clark Stratton Commander Troop H MSHP

Bethany native promoted to commanding officer of Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop H, in St. Joseph

Lieutenant Clark N. Stratton, Troop A, is being promoted to the rank of Captain and designated commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, MO. Stratton was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1992, as a member of the 64th Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, he was […]

Network cables (RJ45 ) connected to a switch

Cybersecurity breach at Grundy County Courthouse may have exposed personal information of county employees

The Grundy County Commission has written a letter to be sent to county employees regarding a cybersecurity breach that occurred in January. The letter says the breach compromised several computers, network hardware, and the primary server. Personnel file information may have been exposed, including names, addresses, dates of birth, and social security numbers. Affected items […]

Charges added to heroin/fentanyl conspiracy involving 21 defendants

Additional charges and more defendants have been added to two federal indictments that now charge a total of 21 defendants for their roles in separate conspiracies to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area, resulting in the overdose deaths of at least two people. Most of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated […]

Child Porn

Former deputy in Missouri sentenced for child pornography

A former Camden County, Missouri, sheriff’s deputy was sentenced in federal court for receiving child pornography. Leonard Jerome Wilson, 41, formerly of Camdenton, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to eight years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Wilson to serve 10 years of supervised release following incarceration. […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

Bond reduction denied for Matthew Guilford

Bond reduction was denied in the Associate Division of Linn County Circuit Court on Thursday for a felon who reportedly led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit last week beginning in Linn County and ending at Marshall. Matthew Guilford’s bond is $50,000 cash only on felony charges of first-degree trafficking drugs or attempt—over statutory amount and […]

Mackenzie McAtee, Kidridge Griffin and Matthew Slater

Trenton FFA Students qualify for state in Proficiency Award judging

Twelve Trenton FFA members participated in the Area 2 Proficiency Award judging on Wednesday night. Those receiving first place and qualifying for state are Mackenzie McAtee in Ag Sales-Placement, Matthew Slater in Dairy Production-Placement, Kidridge Griffin in Diversified Ag Production, and Grace Allen in Veterinary Science. Receiving second place were Kidridge Griffin in Equine Science-Entrepreneurship […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education offers contract to Superintendent

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education this week offered a one-year contract to Superintendent Jonnie Beavers for next school year. Beavers says the salary is to be approved next month. The Spickard School District received a $500 grant from the Grundy Electric Cooperative for a Cricut machine for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs. […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Livingston County authorities to seek additional charges against Brookfield man

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office will submit an incident report to the prosecuting attorney seeking potential additional felony charges in Livingston County against a felon who led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit last week. The alleged chase of a pickup truck driven by 37-year-old Matthew Guilford of Brookfield started in Linn […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Authorities at Grundy County Law Enforcement Center report two area residents in custody

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Trenton resident turned himself in on Wednesday on a capias warrant for failure to appear in court, and a Galt resident was arrested on Tuesday. Twenty-five-year old Ayrik Armand Redden is accused of failing to appear on two felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Laredo man extradited, another arrested in report from Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Laredo resident on a capias warrant for failure to appear in court and the arrest of a Trenton resident on a technical probation violation. Fifty-two-year-old Duane Lawrence Jeffers Junior was released from Jasper County, Iowa and extradited to Grundy County on Tuesday. He is accused […]