Fire Truck

Fire damages machine shed west of Trenton

Firefighters described the damage as “major” when fire consumed a machine shed west of Trenton. Crews from three departments went to the scene before 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at 847 Southwest 3rd Street which is near the Grundy-Daviess County line. Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District listed the owner as Brandon Eads. Upon arrival, firefighters […]

USDA Reconnect Program

USDA announces $61 million investment to bring broadband to rural Missourians

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $60.9 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 11,000 rural households, 81 farms, 73 businesses, 16 educational facilities, 12 critical community facilities, and two health care facilities in rural Missouri. […]

House Fire

House fire at intersection of Route Y and O believed to be caused by electrical short

Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District Chief Kenny Roberts reports a fire caused extensive damage to a house at the intersection of Routes O and Y Tuesday evening. The Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District provided mutual aid to the Spickard Fire Protection District at the house owned and lived in by Donnie and Nancy […]

Mercer County Farm Tractor Truck crash

Mercer man sustains serious injuries after pickup strikes farm tractor on Route M

The Highway Patrol reports a Mercer man sustained serious injuries when the pickup truck he drove struck the rear of a farm tractor one-quarter of a mile east of Mercer on Wednesday morning. An ambulance transported 45-year-old Shawn Sims to the Liberty Hospital. Tractor driver 60-year-old David Stark of Mercer was not reported hurt. Both […]

Structure Fire

Trenton Fire Department responds to structure fire on Rural Street

The Trenton Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1111 Rural Street Tuesday morning. Chief Brandon Gibler reports firefighters found heavy smoke coming from an attached garage when they arrived on scene to the residence owned by Carla Dobbs and Mary Tunnell. Firefighters deployed a one and three-quarter-inch attack line to control the fire […]