Guilty Plea

Teenager pleads guilty to purchasing liquor by a minor in Grundy County court

Nineteen-year-old Elden Eugene Wise of Odessa, Missouri, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts from June 19 of purchase or attempt to purchase or possession of liquor by a minor and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. A felony count of possession of a controlled substance was amended to a misdemeanor. Wise was fined $300 on each count. […]

President Biden signs law making Juneteenth an official holiday (Photo is screenshot of Whitehouse video of signing event)

Video: Biden signs law making Juneteenth a federal holiday. State offices will close in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation declaring a legal public holiday annually on June 19, the date of the end of slavery in the U.S. known as Juneteenth. “Throughout history, Juneteenth has been known by many names—Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day,” Vice President Kamala Harris said at the […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council extends job offers to three police officers; approves ordinance relating to property purchase

Information has been released from executive sessions of the Chillicothe City Council. An ordinance was approved on March 18th authorizing an employment agreement with Darin Chappell. City Clerk Roze Frampton explains City Administrator Chappell’s contract was renewed for three years with an automatic one-year extension after that, so it will go through March 31st, 2025. […]

Junteenth Graphic

Audio: Missouri’s St. Louis County makes Juneteenth a holiday

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. St. Louis County has made Juneteenth a holiday. The observance on June 19th marks […]

Underage Drinking and Driving DWI

Trenton man arrested on felony driving while intoxicated charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton man Tuesday, September 8th on felony driving while intoxicated, habitual offender. Bond for 57-year-old Duane Ernest Harding is $15,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of Circuit Court September 22nd. Court documents accuse Harding of operating a motor vehicle while […]

Court News

Seven face judge in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

A Spickard man has waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Harold Stiner faces felony charges of driving while intoxicated – aggravated; as well as driving while revoked or suspended as of May 8th.  Cameron resident Adam Ingersoll pleaded guilty to an amended charge of driving while intoxicated– a […]

Nuisance

Trenton Police Department reports 74 nuisance incidents filed in 2020

The Trenton Police Department reports 74 total nuisance incidents had been filed this year through Friday, June 19th. The biggest number of violations involved grass and weeds with 40. There were 15 involving trash and debris, 10 for open storage of a disabled vehicle, and nine for unregistered vehicle. The summary indicates 24 nuisance incidents […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves digitization of mapping for county assessors office

The Grundy County Commission approved Tuesday, June 16th the digitization of mapping for the Grundy County Assessor’s Office. The mapping will allow mobile access to Midland GIS data. GIS stands for Geographic Information System. The Grundy County Road and Bridge Department reported deck repair is complete on a bridge on Northeast 30th Street. The bridge […]

Interstate 35 or I-35

Iowa construction project may delay Missouri drivers on I-35

According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, Interstate 35 will be narrowed to one lane next week for a construction project. Contractors will narrow I-35 in both directions beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 15. The interstate will remain narrowed through approximately 7 p.m. on Friday, June 19. All work is weather-permitting, and schedules […]

Princeton Missouri School District Website

Princeton Board of Education approves alternative methods of instruction plan

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education the evening of Monday, June 8th approved the district preparing an Alternative Methods of Instruction Plan. The district explains that, starting in the 2020-2021 school year, a local education agency will not be required to make up school hours lost or canceled due to exceptional or emergency circumstances, up […]

Black Silo Winery

Tournament and concert postponed, barbecue contest still on at Black Silo Winery

Black Silo Winery of Trenton has announced a one-year postponement for a charity corn hole tournament and concert. Owner Duane Urich reports much consideration and input from event supporters led to the decision to reschedule events planned for next month on June 19th and 20th. Urich also announced the charity corn hole tournament and “members […]