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States question whether new federal stimulus law rules out tax cuts

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden’s massive pandemic stimulus law pumps a welcome infusion of federal aid into state and local government coffers — but one brief section is raising questions about whether states are barred from cutting their own taxes if they accept the federal help. The Senate added language to the COVID-19 relief package […]

Driving Under the Influence or DUI or DWI arrest

Cameron teenager arrested on drug-related DUI allegation

A Cameron teenager has been arrested in Clinton County on several allegations. Seventeen-year-old Caleb Burns was arrested shortly after 6:00 pm on Saturday evening.  The arresting officer accused Burns of driving while intoxicated on drugs, being in possession of fewer than ten grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain his lane, […]

Missouri Coronavirus

Audio: Missouri among top “unsafe” places to spend Thanksgiving.

Missouri ranks among the most unsafe states to spend Thanksgiving this year, according to a recent study.     The personal finance website released its report on Wednesday on the Safest States to Spend Thanksgiving. Missouri ranked 47. WalletHub said it looked at all 50 states in terms of positive COVID-19 tests and deaths […]

Governor Mike Parson

Missouri’s Parson ranked 13th among nation’s Governors

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s performance on economic policies has placed him among some of the top governors in the nation in a new report. In a first-of-its-kind report, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing group of lawmakers and business people, ranked Parson 13th overall among states’ governors. Report co-author Donna Arduin said Parson’s corporate […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Amendments to Summer School Handbook tops discussion at Trenton Board of Education meeting

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the final draft of the 2018-2019 school audit on Tuesday evening. Bob Conrad with Conrad and Higgins said the district was “in good shape.” Information presented included that the district’s retirement is 84% funded, which Conrad called “excellent” and “healthy.” The district has more than 11 hundred students, […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council votes to proceed with headworks project at sewer plant

After hearing an explanation of additional costs, the Trenton City Council unanimously voted last night to proceed with the headworks project at the sewer plant, financing the nearly $4,000,000 fixed cost is yet to be determined. Burns and McDonnell Engineering from Kansas City had two representatives meet last night with the city council and answer […]

Crime and Courts

Four face judge in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Among cases in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court Tuesday Darrell Wayne Graham of Trenton provided a written waiver for the preliminary hearing on felony charges of first-degree child molestation.  Graham’s Bond was re-set at $100,000 and his case was bound over to the March 15th docket for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. […]


Braymer man crashes in Livingston County, arrested on driving under the influence of drugs

The highway patrol reports a Braymer man was injured, then arrested, following a single vehicle accident last night one mile west of Dawn. The patrol said 36-year-old Jesse Moore of Braymer received minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.  Moore was arrested and accused by the highway patrol of careless and imprudent driving involving […]

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Trenton Police Department says “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

The Trenton Police Department will be part of the nationwide Saint Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance-impaired driving crackdown. The crackdown will involve high-visibility enforcement throughout Trenton and run March 16 through 19. The nationwide crackdown will include high-profile events and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a campaign to […]

Guilty plea

Princeton woman pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in death of Kimberly Hertzog

A Princeton woman has pleaded guilty to three charges while two others were dismissed stemming from her role in a fatality accident one year ago in Mercer County. 29-year-old Valerie Robinson of rural Princeton appeared yesterday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court where cases were moved on changes of venue. Ms. Robinson entered […]

Rollover Accident

Highway patrol makes arrest after rollover accident near Eagleville

The highway patrol arrested an Iowa man who was injured yesterday in a rollover accident four miles east of Eagleville. Twenty five year-old Seth Coleman of Ogden, Iowa received what the patrol called moderate injuries. He was taken by ambulance to the Harrison County community hospital in Bethany. The patrol report stated a westbound pickup traveled […]