4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]

Railroad Crossing

One dead, one life-flighted after ignoring railroad crossing signal

One person was killed and another was injured Sunday night at a railroad crossing in Ray County. The highway patrol said the accident happened when a vehicle containing two Richmond residents failed to yield to a railroad crossing traffic control device, drove around the train crossing arm and was struck by the westbound locomotive on […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Daviess County races on the ballot for the August Primary Election

There are several races for the Daviess County August Primary Election. Democrat incumbent Sally Black filed for assessor as well as Republicans Aaron Piburn and Joshua Lisle. Incumbent Wayne Uthe and Wayne Creek filed for Second District Commissioner as Republicans, and Greg Houghton filed as a Democrat for the position. Christian Kyle Cornett, Larry J. […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Races set for offices in Mercer and Sullivan counties during August Primary Election

There are a couple of races in Mercer County for the August Primary Election. Incumbent Shane Grooms and Justin Porter both filed as Republicans for First District Commissioner. Filing as Republicans for sheriff were Jose Lopez and Jimmy See. Only one candidate filed for other Mercer County offices. Other incumbents seeking reelection include Second District […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission presented updates on COVID-19 from various agencies

The Grundy County Commission heard reports on Tuesday regarding COVID-19. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs said Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Declaration 4490 is now open, and applications are due by April 25th. The major disaster declaration regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Missouri was declared Thursday and involves public assistance being used to […]

Election 2020

Second candidate files for Grundy County Second District Commissioner

A second candidate has filed for Grundy County Second District Commissioner subject to the August Primary Election. Brad Chumbley filed as a Republican for the position on Wednesday morning. He is currently a Trenton Second Ward city council member. Incumbent Joe Brinser filed for Second District Commissioner on Tuesday. Other incumbents who filed for Grundy […]

Election 2020

Grundy County candidates can file for August Primary Election beginning Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard reminds residents that filing for the August Primary Election will begin next Tuesday, February 25th and run through March 31st. Grundy County offices required to file this year for new terms in 2021 are First and Second District commissioners as well as the assessor, collector-treasurer, coroner, public administrator, and sheriff. […]