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Judge Peace hands down several prison sentences during busy session of Division One of Grundy County court

Several prison terms were announced Thursday by Presiding Judge Jack Peace in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Following a hearing, probation was revoked for Ricky Eugene Shoemaker of Trenton stemming from several previous charges. For distribution, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, Shoemaker was sentenced to ten years with the Department […]

Smithfield Foods donates $15,000 to the Sullivan County Exposition Center & Fairgrounds to build amphitheater

Smithfield Foods donates $15,000 to the Sullivan County Exposition Center & Fairgrounds to build amphitheater

Smithfield Foods, Inc. has announced a $15,000 donation to the Sullivan County Exposition Center & Fairgrounds to support the construction of an outdoor amphitheater overlooking Lake Cowgill that will be utilized for events throughout the year. “Our goal is to provide a venue that delivers recreational, social, educational, and cultural opportunities for Sullivan County families,” […]

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Cross Allied Health Scholarships Awarded at North Central Missouri College

Recipients of 2018-2019 Cross Allied Health Science scholarships were recognized during receptions held on at North Central Missouri College. Dr. Albert and Carol Cross of Trenton established these scholarships because of their desire to help students achieve their higher education dreams in the field of allied health. During the receptions, Dr. and Mrs. Cross met […]

Audio: Former Grundy County deputy featured on Investigation Discovery’s Body Cam program

A former Grundy County deputy was featured on an episode of Investigation Discovery’s program Body Cam. Christian Goode says he worked for the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 but is now a Deputy Sheriff/Investigator with the Sequoyah County, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office. The Body Cam episode covered an incident in October 2017 in which he […]

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Former Missouri man sentenced to 17-years for traveling to Tennessee for illicit sex with a minor

A former Barry County, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for traveling from Missouri to Tennessee to engage in an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old victim, who became pregnant and bore his child. Michael Douglas Peterson, 35, of Morristown, Tenn., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Friday, Dec. 7, […]