Murder

Lawson man, charged with murder in shooting of Polo woman, bound to Division 1 of Caldwell County Court

A Lawson man charged with first-degree murder following a shooting in Polo in January had his case bound over March 5th to Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court.  35-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior is scheduled for formal arraignment on March 9th. The court found probable cause to believe he was involved in the felonies, […]

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Grundy County Commission appoint health officer; participate in conference with NRCS

The Grundy County Commission appointed a county health officer and participated in a conference call with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) representatives regarding a Streambank Stabilization project the morning of February 23rd. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray reports Elizabeth Gibson was reappointed as the county health officer. The commission, Marty Comstock and Dennis Speichenger of NRCS, […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department reports COVID-19 related death bringing total to 40

The Grundy County Health Department reports another COVID-19-related death since February 11th, bringing the total to 40. Active cases dropped by 10 to five. Total cases increased by four to 1,050. Eight hundred nine cases have been confirmed. Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson notes the health department will continue its second dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics […]

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Grundy County Health Department extends mask mandate for an additional 60 days

The Grundy County Health Department and Health Officer Elizabeth Gibson have extended the public health order requiring masks for 60 days beginning February 12th. The order originally went into effect on December 11th to limit or prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order says persons at least 10 years old in Grundy County are required […]

Deadly Plane Crash

Grundy County Coroner identifies father and son who died in plane crash on Monday night

Grundy County Coroner Dewayne Slater confirms the identities of the father and son who died due to the crash of an aircraft near Galt. They have been identified as 85-year-old Philip LeFevre, Senior of Saint Louis, and 47-year-old Philip LeFevre, Junior of Sunset Hills. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office previously reported wreckage was found Tuesday […]

Downed aircraft found near the intersection of Highway 6 and 139 North

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a missing Cessna aircraft has been found in eastern Grundy County near the intersection of Highways 6 and 139 North. Federal Aviation Administration Public Affairs Specialist Elizabeth Cory reports that preliminary information shows a single-engine Cessna 177 with two people aboard crashed shortly after 7:30 on Monday evening, February […]

Audio: Federal gun law nullification bill passes Missouri House

A gun law bill that passed the Missouri House Wednesday would punish a police department through civil lawsuits if an officer enforces federal gun laws. A twin of the bill is also moving through the Senate.  The “Second Amendment Preservation Act,” sponsored by Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, is aimed at disregarding any federal firearms actions by the […]

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Lawson man charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of Elizabeth Michelle Adams

A Lawson man has been charged in Caldwell County with first-degree murder following a shooting in Polo the morning of January 27th in which a woman died from her injuries. Thirty-five-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior has also been charged with assault—first degree or attempt, armed criminal action, robbery—first degree, unlawful possession of a firearm, and […]

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Grundy and Linn County health departments receive shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

The Grundy County Health Department received the second shipment of COVID-19 vaccine it requested for Phase 1A recipients. Those individuals include patient-facing health care providers and staff. Administrator Elizabeth Gibson reports the health department has requested doses for Phase 1B Tier 2. That group includes individuals at a higher risk due to age or health […]

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Teenager issued citation after striking SUV and utility pole in Trenton

The Trenton Police Department reports a Trenton teen was checked by Grundy County Ambulance personnel and issued a citation after the car she drove struck a sports utility vehicle on Wednesday afternoon, January 19th. Sixteen-year-old Lilly Paige Berti reported her right eye was hurting, however, no injuries were reported at the time for passengers in […]

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Grundy County Health Department hopes to receive second shipment of COVID-19 vaccine next week

Grundy County Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson previously reported the office this week received one of two anticipated deliveries of the Pfizer vaccine to immunize individuals such as patient-facing health care providers and staff. It is hoped the second delivery will be next week, also for those individuals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]