Wright Memorial Hospital Employee of the Year Jamie Kottwitz

Jamie Kottwitz named Wright Memorial Hospital 2019 Employee of the Year

Wright Memorial Hospital recently announced its 2019 Employee of the Year. Jamie Kottwitz, registered nurse II at Wright Memorial Hospital, was presented with the award at a ceremony held in her honor on February 17. Other nominees were 2019 Employee of the Quarter winners: Cheryl Hamilton, Sue Knapp, and Kaycee West. Kottwitz has been with […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Board of Education approves insurance policy coverage

The Jamesport Tri-County R-7 Board of Education approved the renewal of the Missouri United School Insurance Council insurance policy Monday evening. A school representative says the policy with the optional umbrella policy of 10 million dollars will cost the district $40,709 for a year. The purchase of a commercial mixer was approved from Burkett for […]

Khannah Smith

Khannah Smith, MD joins Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group

Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton is pleased to welcome internal medicine physician, Khannah (pronounced Hannah) Smith, MD, to the medical team. Dr. Smith will begin treating patients in early October. As an internist, she has a special interest in providing adult primary care and managing chronic diseases. Dr. Smith grew up in Hickory County, […]

Jennifer Reed

Albany woman who subjected 11-year-old girl to abuse for a year pleads guilty

An Albany woman accused of subjecting an 11-year-old girl to nearly a year of abuse pleaded guilty to amended information in Division One of Gentry County Circuit Court on Friday. Jennifer Reed pleaded guilty to two felony counts of first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing and two felony counts of first degree endangering […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council votes to maintain current electric rates at lower Winter level

The Trenton City Council Monday night approved several ordinances; a bid to develop city-owned land for the fire training tower; agreed to keep electric rates at the current, lower, winter level; but the council had a divided vote on beginning the process toward an electric rate study. Preliminary approval was given to establish a one […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments over procedures in drunk driving cases

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering a challenge to procedures during drunk driving stops. State attorney Michael Martinich-Sauter told the judges the Implied Consent Warning, which stipulates that a license will be “immediately” revoked upon refusal to take the breath test, sends a clear message to drivers.     Currently, officers inform arrestees that their […]

Audio: Hartzler on committee negotiating Farm Bill differences, says SNAP worker requirements main roadblock

West-central Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says there are still issues standing in the way of the farm bill reaching committee agreement. Hartzler, a Republican serving as a farm bill conference committee member, says the primary disagreement is the food stamp benefit work requirements favored by House Republicans.     The Farm Bill has expired, however, […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council holds heated discussion on electric rates, ends in vote to reduce rates by 5%

The Trenton City Council last night voted to authorize a 5% reduction in electric rates effective with the bills received in November, and the council ultimately voted to have an electric rate study done, but not until after the Mayor vetoed two separate motions. Last week, the utility committee advanced discussion on having a three-month […]

Crime and Courts

Trio accused of subjecting 11-year-old to abuse for a year make initial court appearance

A woman and man from Albany accused of subjecting an 11-year-old girl to nearly a year of abuse appeared in the Associate Division of Gentry County Circuit Court Wednesday. Thirty-nine-year-old Jennifer Reed waived her initial hearing, and a request for bond reduction was denied. She faces 42 felonies, including kidnapping, child endangerment, domestic assault, and […]