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USDA making an additional $1.4 billion available to assist ag producers impacted by COVID-19

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced it is making up to an additional $14 billion in aid available nationwide to assist agricultural producers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funding provided through the CARES Act. The application period will be open from September […]

Crime and Courts

Judge handed short dockett in Tuesday edition of Grundy County court

Among cases Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court: Trenton resident Timothy Robert Schlaufman pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and carelessly operating a vehicle being involved in an accident on October 27. On a plea agreement, the court placed Schlaufman on two years probation. He’s to donate $100 on each count […]

Not Guilty Plea

Cameron man who escaped from DeKalb County Courthouse pleads “Not Guilty”

A Cameron resident police say fled on foot from the DeKalb County Courthouse in November waived a formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of DeKalb County Circuit Court Thursday morning. Eighteen-year-old James Michyl Larue’s case was continued to December 17, 2019. He has been charged with felony escape or […]

Community Emergency Response Team CERT

Free CERT training in Newtown rescheduled to December 11th

The Community Emergency Response Team training which was to begin in Newtown this Wednesday evening (December 4th) has been postponed due to what Sullivan County Emergency Management Agency Director Dennis Goldsmith calls “unforeseen circumstances.” The free class will now begin at the Newtown-Harris School on December 11, 2019. Questions regarding the change should be directed […]

Caleb Kettner

Kettner handed 5-year prison sentence in Daviess County on assault and kidnapping charges

A sentencing hearing was held in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Belton man who pleaded guilty in September to felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor third-degree kidnapping. Online court information shows Caleb Kettner was sentenced to a facility to be determined by the Missouri Department of Corrections for five years […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education accepts easement agreement

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education accepted an easement agreement for sidewalk construction Monday evening. The agreement for $1,400 was accepted following a presentation from the Missouri Department of Transportation on sidewalk construction through Newtown. The board voted to jointly purchase a new popcorn machine with the Newtown-Harris Ball Association and the school district. The […]