Trenton High School

Trenton High School band students receive gold, silver and bronze ratings in virtual competition

Among the band students at Trenton High School, Instructor Ethan Stewart reports Sarah Tobias received a gold rating for her flute solo. Silver ratings were earned by Connor Campbell and Shayla Chapman, both with clarinet solos. Shayla Chapman got a bronze rating for a french horn solo in the state-level instrumental contests held virtually.

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Glen Briggs steps down as chairman of Local Emergency Planning Committee

Due to a technicality, Glen Briggs reports he’s stepping down as the elected chairman of the Local Emergency Planning Committee for Grundy County, but Briggs says he will continue as the Grundy County Emergency Manager. Due to what was called rule changes implemented by the Missouri Emergency Response Commission, the emergency planning committee chairman can […]

Melissa Chapman

Grant City woman who assisted man charged with murder faces numerous charges of her own

A Grant City woman has been charged with abandonment of a corpse related to the death of Melissa Lynn Chapman.  50-year-old Kimberly Sue Henry Tinkle also faces two felony counts of hindering the prosecution of a felony and one count of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. A probable cause statement from Highway […]

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Denver, Missouri man admits murdering woman during court appearance, sentenced to 30-years in prison

A Denver, Missouri man was sentenced December 10th to 30 years in the Department of Corrections on felony murder—second degree. Worth County Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larrison reports 39-year-old Jeremiah Searles was sentenced after pleading guilty to killing Melissa Chapman. A news release says Searles admitted to striking Chapman in the head with part of […]

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Election Preview: Candidates running unopposed in many northern Missouri counties; other seats hotly contested

While five Green Hills counties do not have any head to head races in the general election today, there are contests to be decided in four area counties, plus for an area state representative seats and one for state senate. Candidates are unopposed for county-wide offices in Grundy, Mercer, Harrison, Putnam, and Sullivan counties. Also […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves COVID-19 relief funds for three organizations; commission participates in virtual meeting

The Grundy County Commission approved Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations for three entities the morning of Tuesday, October 13th. The Grundy County Senior Tax Board was approved for $1,152.62 for COVID-19-related expenses. A pre-approval was granted for $2,800 for HVAC air purifiers at the North 65 Center. Laredo R-7 was approved for $6,395.75 in funding. Presiding […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves COVID-19 relief funding requests from Laredo school and Sunnyview

The Grundy County Commission approved Coronavirus relief funding requests from the Laredo R-7 School District and Sunnyview Nursing Home Tuesday, September 22nd. Laredo R-7 was approved for $2,614.46, and Sunnyview was approved for $15,083.82. Grundy County was notified of a registration qualification last week, and the county is required to submit a report detailing the […]

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Denver, Missouri man charged with murder, abandonment of a corpse in death of Grant City woman

A Denver, Missouri man has been charged in Worth County with the felonies of murder—second degree and abandonment of a corpse in the death of a missing Grant City woman found earlier this week. Thirty-nine-year-old Jeremiah Searles is scheduled for an initial arraignment Monday, September 21st. Worth County Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison previously reported […]

Melissa Chapman

Worth County investigation closes as body of deceased Grant City woman is located

The Worth County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces a missing person investigation has come to a close. Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison reports that the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of the location of the deceased, Melissa Lynn Chapman, the evening of Monday, September 14th. An ongoing homicide investigation continues. Law enforcement assisting includes […]

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Two injured in crash on Highway 6 near Green City

Green City and Milan residents were injured Thursday afternoon when two vehicles collided and overturned at Green City. Seventy-four-year-old Michael Gray of Green City received serious injuries and went to University Hospital in Columbia. The patrol reported 51-year-old David Chapman of Milan received minor injuries and was sent to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. […]