Court News

Prison sentences handed down in Thursday session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Prison sentences were issued and probations were ordered for numerous individuals Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Sean Philip Biller pleaded guilty to an amended charge of drug possessions. Biller was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was suspended and Biller was […]

Sexual Abuse

Trenton man arrested on two counts of sexual abuse

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton man Wednesday on two misdemeanor counts of sexual abuse—second degree and one count of attempted sexual abuse—second degree. The bond for 39-year-old Robert Eugene Ewing is $10,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of Circuit Court January 28th. Court documents […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Website

Missouri State Highway Patrol now accepting applications for 2020 recruitment class

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 110th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education adopts school calendar for 2020-2021 while dealing with very busy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 school calendar on Tuesday evening. The first day of school for Trenton next school year will be August 25th, and the last day will be May 19th, 2021. Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels said the calendar includes eight make up days for days missed for […]

Indictment

Eleven Missouri residents indicted for $1.7 million meth, heroin conspiracy and numerous firearms

Eleven defendants have been indicted for their roles in a $1.7 million conspiracy to distribute 150 kilograms of methamphetamine and 10 kilograms of heroin, as well as illegally possessing numerous firearms. Kamel Mahgub Elburki, 31, Ashley Brooke Clevenger, 37, Edward Jason Alberty Jr., 23, Rachel Gale Simpson, 36, Daniel Jessie Ruiz, 35, and Matthew John […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Human Services continues to urge flu vaccination

Flu activity is currently widespread throughout Missouri. 11,171 cases of influenza have been reported in Missouri so far. 11 people have died from influenza-associated illness this season. Nationally, influenza activity remains high, and forecasts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that it will remain elevated for several more weeks. As of […]

Foster Parent Family

Free parenting classes to be held at North Central Missouri Mental Health Center

Free parenting classes will be held at the North Central Missouri Mental Health Center in Chillicothe in January and February. The classes will be Tuesday mornings from 8 o’clock to 9:30 from January 21st to February 18th. Topics will cover an introduction to parenting, protective factors, why children misbehave and what to do, magic, and […]

Polo R-7 School District Website

Polo School District implements crisis plan due to crash that killed two teenagers

The Polo R-7 School District has implemented its Crisis Plan this week following a vehicle accident in southern Caldwell County Sunday that killed two teens from Polo. Middle School and High School Principal Jonathon Pickrell provided information that shows the plan involves guidelines for understanding and responding to a crisis, including emotions teachers may observe […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Administrative Committee to recommend policy change to city council

The Trenton Administrative Committee recommended Tuesday evening sending changes regarding the sign policy and row crop rental to the city council. City Clerk Cindy Simpson reports the change for the sign policy would involve signs being erected “along the right-of-way adjoining the residence of a minor….” The policy currently says “a minor under the age […]

Computers on the Farm

Presentation on ways computers can assist farm operations to be held at conference in Osage Beach

The list of topics at the Computers on the Farm conference continues to grow as more farm users enroll. The annual get-together at the Lake of the Ozarks aims to help all users interested in on-farm applications, says University of Missouri Extension specialist Kent Shannon. Registration is still open for the January 17 and 18th […]