Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves formula for distribution of CARES Act funds

The Grundy County Commission Tuesday, July 28th approved a funding formula for county CARES Act funding. The formula uses percentages of assessed valuation for distribution to taxable entities within the legal borders of Grundy County. Any funds not distributed initially will be compiled for a second round of distribution to entities on an as-needed basis. […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Audio: Trenton R-9 Superintendent discusses safety protocols for bus transportation, band and choir

The Trenton R-9 School District has announced several proposed practices to allow for students to attend classes, in-person five days a week, beginning late next month. These include temperature checks and the wearing of masks for all students and staff. Trenton R-9 Superintendent Mike Stegman discusses safety protocols for school bus transportation and proposed practices […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education discuss back to school procedures

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education the night of Thursday, July 16th discussed back to school procedures for the 2020-2021 school year. It was decided Superintendent Lucas McKinnis would create a plan, which can be amended as needed after review. The board approved MFA as the district provider of diesel and unleaded fuel. McKinnis reported […]

Princeton Missouri School District Website

Princeton Board of Education discusses return to school plan for upcoming year

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education the evening of Monday, July 13th discussed a return to school plan for the 2020-2021 school year. The district plans to have a traditional start August 25th, with students attending in-person classes five days per week. District administrators will meet with the Mercer County Health Department in late July […]

North Mercer School District Website V1

North Mercer Board of Education discusses alternative plans for education

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education the evening of Monday, July 13th discussed alternative plans for education for the upcoming school year. Phase 1 would include having children attending school full-time with modifications in the classroom and with special classes. Social distancing will be considered, and masks will not be required at this time. […]

Sex Offender

Missouri sex offender sentenced to 33 years in prison after impregnating 14-year-old victim

 A prior sex offender in Carthage, Missouri, who impregnated a 14-year-old victim, was sentenced in federal court for the sexual exploitation of a child. Victor Alfonso Vasquez, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 33 years and nine months in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 16, 2019, Vasquez pleaded guilty […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board addresses several properties of concern

Noting improvements were made as requested, the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening abated three properties of concern. These are 2904 Mable Street owned by Richard and Corrin Seddon; 1011 Custer belonging to Birdie Wilson and Rose Ralston as well as 2002 Chicago owned by Samuel Southers Citing a safety issue with plywood covering […]