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Missouri man, a member of Southwest Honkys gang, pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Fair Grove, Missouri, man who is a member of the Southwest Honkys violent prison gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in which investigators intercepted a shipment of nearly 9.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. William F. Jones, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to participating […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission approves two requests from Orscheln Farm and Home

The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission discussed, then voted to approve, two requests involving development of vacant land at 28th Street and Highway 65 as a future location for a new Orscheln’s Farm and Home store. The requests were for a conditional use permit and a final plat. Both were approved by the five members […]

Crime and Courts

Three waive preliminary hearings during Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Spickard resident John Ervin Peterson has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property on February 16th. St. Joseph resident Kellie Sue Holtman faces two counts from January 27th: stealing a motor vehicle and stealing of $750 or […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri House gives preliminary approval to proposed changes to medical marijuana industry

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to proposed changes to the state’s medical marijuana industry.     Missouri patients asking to use medical marijuana could be required to meet in-person with a doctor, not through the internet or telephone. Joplin Republican Lane Roberts attached the condition to his bill getting initial approval Thursday. He’s […]

Crime and Courts

Several face judge in Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings during Tuesday’s session of Associate Division, Grundy County Circuit Court. Two men from Chicago, are to appear in Division One of Circuit Court on felony charges of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance at a Grundy County business on January 28th. George Ernie Almond had his case moved to […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board takes action on 12 properties

With just four out of seven members present, Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board met Monday evening and took action on several properties of concern. Public hearings were held about five residential locations. Each was then advanced to the next step in the process called “findings of fact.” Those addresses are 409 East 19th Street, 1437 […]

Prison fence

What you need to know about Governor Parson’s proposed prison budget

Governor Mike Parson’s proposed state budget of $30.5 billion includes $825 million to fund the Missouri Department of Corrections and the 21 prisons it operates. The plan is about a $44 million increase compared to the current fiscal year. Parson wants to reduce the number of housing units within Missouri’s prison system. During a House […]

Crime and Courts

Five waive preliminary hearings in Tuesday session of the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Five defendants waived preliminary hearings Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Their cases were bound for court appearances either Thursday or next month in Division One. Trenton residents Daniel Brown and Krystal Leanna Martin are charged with trafficking drugs, or an attempt to do so, as of December 24th. Both are to […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves ordinance regarding development of land for new Orscheln Farm and Home location

All ordinances on the agenda were approved during Monday nights’ meeting of the Trenton City Council. One ordinance begins the process that ultimately involves the re-development of land at the southwest corner of 28th street and Highway 65 as the future location for a new Orscheln Farm and Home store. A funding agreement was unanimously […]