Unemployment Rate

Unemployment rates remain fairly steady in northern Missouri

Grundy County’s latest unemployment rate changed only slightly from the January figure. Statistics from the Division of Employment Security show Grundy County has 174 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,400.  That’s a percentage of three-point-nine percent for February (the latest month available). In January, Grundy County had a rate of four percent, […]

University of Missouri

University of Missouri to stop housing development

The opposition is growing to a proposed housing development on land owned by the University of Missouri that could disrupt popular outdoor destinations in the state.  The proposed subdivision on the Missouri Bluffs would include approximately 275 units and be built next to the Weldon Spring and Busch Conservation areas and Katy Trail State Park. […]

Accident with DUI/DWI

Crash north of Trenton results in arrest for DWI

The Highway Patrol reports a Ridgeway man sustained minor injuries in a one-car accident five miles north of Trenton Thursday morning and was later arrested. An ambulance transported 49-year-old Glen Roberts to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. The car traveled south on Route A before it reportedly failed to negotiate a curve at 33rd Avenue […]

Sex Crime

Harrison County man arrested, bond revoked for failure to appear on child sex charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Hatfield man in Harrison County Monday on a capias warrant for failure to appear in court on several felony sex-related charges. Forty-one-year-old Michael John Welling has been charged with three counts of first-degree child molestation, first-degree statutory rape—sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 […]

Boil Advisory

Two public water supply districts issue boil advisories

Two water district offices of the area have separate boil advisories for rural water customers. One advisory is in Mercer County and the other is in Putnam County. Due to repairs yesterday to a water line, the Mercer County Public Water Supply District requested a precautionary boil advisory for customers within the boundaries of Route […]