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Drake Kately pleads “Not Guilty” in Mercer County Circuit Court

A Kansas City man who reportedly escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August waived formal arraignment and plead not guilty to multiple charges in multiple cases in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week. Twenty-eight-year-old Drake Andrew Kately has been charged in one case with the felonies of first-degree assault or […]

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NCMC Foundation awards book scholarships

North Central Missouri College Foundation announces recipients of the Nancy Ball Book Scholarship.  Sixteen recipients were awarded a $250 book scholarship in honor of Nancy Ball’s gift to the NCMC Foundation.  Recipients were selected based on their involvement on campus, recommendation by a faculty/staff organization sponsor and a 250-word essay. “This is the first time […]

Crime and Courts

Suspended prison sentences handed down in Division One of Grundy County court

Sentencing was held Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for Humphreys resident Christi Sims who had pleaded guilty in November to a felony drug possession charge from July 5th. Circuit Judge Thomas Alley sentenced Ms. Sims to four years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was suspended and she […]

Not Guilty Plea

Princeton man who gave jail escapee Drake Kately a ride, pleads “Not Guilty”

A Princeton resident accused of giving a ride to a Mercer County Jail escapee waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week. Online court information indicates a plea or trial setting is scheduled for 20-year-old Kenneth Riley Paul Lewis on December 11, 2019, […]

MoDOT opens road to traffic

Sullivan County Route 6 West Locust Creek Bridge to reopen Saturday

The Sullivan County Route 6 bridge over West Locust Creek, east of Humphreys, is scheduled to reopen by the evening of Saturday, September 14. Boone Construction Company, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, began work in mid-May to complete a bridge replacement project. All work is weather permitting and subject to change. Motorists are […]