Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down suspended prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants pleaded guilty and had judgments rendered Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Rural Trenton resident Mac Lewis Rakes pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid. Rakes was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to 10 years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was […]

Charges Dismissed

Charges dismissed against Cainsville man in Grundy County court

Two drug-related felony charges were dismissed for a Cainsville man in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Charges were dismissed against Bartholomew Hazen for possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—amphetamine or methamphetamine. The charges were from October 2018. Hazen’s […]

House and gavel

Five properties sell during Delinquent Tax Sale at Grundy County Courthouse

Grundy County’s delinquent tax sale this morning generated $2,926 from the five properties that were sold. The sale began with 86 properties being offered for sale by the Grundy County Collector-Treasurer’s office. The highest price bid was for a parcel in Wilson township that went for the amount of taxes against it $1,473.98. This was […]

Delinquent Tax Sale

Delinquent tax sale set for Monday, August 26 at the Grundy County Courthouse

As of the time of the publication of this article, there are 98 properties listed for the annual delinquent tax sale scheduled for Monday, August 26, 2019, at the Grundy County Courthouse. The sale begins at 10 o’clock. Collector Treasurer Barbara Harris is requesting those interested in being a possible bidder at the tax sale […]

Family and friends developmentally disabled

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled to have grant forms available

The Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled of Grundy County Senate Bill 40 will have grant request forms available for the fiscal year 2020 next week. The forms will be ready Monday and need to be returned to the Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled’s office at the Grundy County Courthouse in Trenton […]

Court News

Probation violation hearings dominate session of Grundy County court

Probation violation hearings dominated Thursday’s docket in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Shawn Michael Yuille saw his probation revoked on an original Grundy county charge of stealing a motor vehicle in April of 2015. Yuille was sentenced to three years with the Department of Corrections with the term to run concurrently […]

Crime and Courts

Judge fields light docket in Tuesday edition of Grundy County court

Among cases on Tuesday in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Laredo resident Adam Cooksey pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated. The imposition of sentence was suspended and Cooksey was placed on probation for two years. He’s to pay $98 in a recoupment fee and $100 to the law enforcement fund. Trenton resident Jennifer […]

Residents in Grundy County need to report flood damage immediately

Grundy County’s Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs says anyone who has not yet contacted him regarding flood or storm-damaged property, should do so immediately. Briggs, who’s a First Ward Councilman, told the Trenton City Council last night that Grundy is among the 21 counties Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials are re-considering for a presidential […]

Failure to Appear

St. Joseph man arrested on failure to appear in Grundy County court

A St. Joseph resident has been arrested after allegedly missing a date earlier this month in the Grundy County Circuit Court. Thirty-six-year-old Jessie Matthew Harding is scheduled for Associate Division of circuit court Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Harding’s original charges involved driving while revoked or suspended as well as receiving stolen property in January of […]

Court News

Two draw prison time in Thursday session of Grundy County court

Two Trenton residents, facing separate charges, were sentenced to prison on Friday then saw their sentences stayed in favor of probation issued in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Michael Anthony Stantruff pleaded guilty to an amended charge of assault in the second degree for an incident December 17th of 2018. Stantruff received […]