Sexual Misconduct

Amish brothers accused of sex crimes against minors in Daviess County

Two brothers formerly of Hamilton have been charged in Daviess County with multiple sex-related crimes. Enos Ray Yoder of Bloomfield, Iowa faces eight felonies: first-degree statutory rape—sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old, second-degree rape, first-degree child molestation, and second-degree sodomy as well as two counts each of incest and sexual misconduct […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District’s last day of school now set for May 22.

With Thursday’s cancellation of school, the Trenton R-9 district has now missed six days during the 2018-19 school year. That includes one last fall for the girl’s softball tournament held in Springfield plus five missed days due to winter weather. That includes three this week, one last week, and one in late November. In today’s case, Superintendent […]

Fatal Crash

One killed, two injured in Clinton County crash

One person was killed and two others injured in a Clinton County collision Monday night three miles east of Lathrop. Seventy-nine-year-old Leonard Vanderpool of Cowgill was pronounced dead at the scene. Three people from Cameron in another vehicle were taken by two emergency medical service units to Liberty Hospital. Fifty-eight-year-old Fang Ming and 16-year-old Anna […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Candidates for Trenton R-9 Superintendent narrowed to seven

Trenton R-9 Board of Education President Doug Franklin reports there were 17 applications for school Superintendent at Trenton. During a meeting last Friday, members of the board narrowed the list to seven finalists for interviews. The Missouri school boards association is assisting the Trenton R-9 district with the superintendent search. MSBA is to contact the […]

Crime and Courts

Judge Thomas Alley has busy docket in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants were placed on probation when they appeared Thursday before Judge Thomas Alley in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Erick James Wattenbarger received two prison terms when he pleaded guilty. Execution of the sentences was stayed and he was placed on five years probation. The sentences issued were six […]

Charges Filed

Chillicothe man formally charged after crashing in Livingston County

A Chillicothe man arrested by the Highway Patrol Tuesday night following a motor vehicle accident east of Chillicothe has been charged in Livingston County. Thirty-six-year-year-old Mathew Pike has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated—persistent offender. His bond is $25,000 cash only. The Patrol also accused Pike of driving while revoked—first offense, careless and imprudent […]


Missouri unemployment rate for December, 2018 edges up to 3.1 percent

Missouri’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in December, retreating slightly from the record low of 3.0 percent reached in November. Even with this uptick, the current rate is still six-tenths of a point below the year-earlier value. Missouri’s rate has now been lower than the corresponding U.S. rate, which was 3.9 percent in […]