Power Outage

Afternoon thunderstorms cause power outages for Evergy customers

Grundy County Emergency Management, early in the afternoon, on Monday, August 10, 2020, reported thunderstorm related power outages for customers of Evergy, formerly KCP&L. An online map from earlier in the afternoon at 1:45 pm showed six outages collectively causing over 1,300 Evergy customers to lose power. Locations include, but not limited to Laredo, Chula, […]

Bailey Shea Monster Truck Driver

Video and Audio: Monster Truck driver Bailey Shea from Lock Springs to appear at Cole County Fair

A monster truck driver originally from Lock Springs will participate in an outdoor competition at the Cole County Fair of Jefferson City. Bailey Shea will drive Quad Chaos Wednesday, July 28th, and Thursday, July 29th. Pit parties will be held each evening at 5:30, and the Toughest Monster Truck Tour shows will begin at 7 […]

17th Street Bridge

Equipment in place to begin demolition of buildings for construction of new 17th Street Bridge

Machinery has been moved to the east side of the 17th Street Bridge to begin demolishing three city-owned buildings to make way for construction of a new and longer bridge. Perkins and Son Dozing of Lock Springs is the demolition contractor. City Administrator Ron Urton expects the demolition work to begin soon. He also told […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council votes to proceed with headworks project at sewer plant

After hearing an explanation of additional costs, the Trenton City Council unanimously voted last night to proceed with the headworks project at the sewer plant, financing the nearly $4,000,000 fixed cost is yet to be determined. Burns and McDonnell Engineering from Kansas City had two representatives meet last night with the city council and answer […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education adopts deficit budget for next school year

Grundy R-5’s Board of Education Thursday evening adopted a deficit budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The one year period projects a deficit of approximately $70,000 based on anticipated revenues of $2,351,521 with anticipated expenses of $2,422.299. Maintenance items were discussed during the board meeting including construction of a ramp to the agriculture shop; completion of […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Moberly man injured when big rig crosses centerline near Lock Springs

The Highway Patrol reports a Moberly man sustained moderate injuries when the mirror of the tractor-trailer truck he drove struck a trailer unit of a sports utility vehicle five miles east of Lock Springs Tuesday afternoon. Twenty-two year old Justin Asher of Moberly traveled west on Highway 190 when the tractor-trailer reportedly crossed the center […]

Arrest

Former Lock Springs man back in jail for violation of bond on manslaughter charge

A former resident of Lock Springs is in jail after he was arrested in Chillicothe for allegedly violating terms of his bond on an original charge from a year ago, of involuntary manslaughter in Daviess County. 26-year-old Aaron Thomas Tucker’s address, according to online court information, is Spencer, Iowa. Chillicothe Police, in a report released […]

Murder

25-year-old Lock Springs, Missouri man charged with Murder

Authorities in Daviess County are reporting the arrest of a man in connection with the weekend death of another man at Lock Springs. Charges of second-degree murder have been filed against 25-year-old Aaron Thomas Tucker of Lock Springs. A news release from Sheriff Ben Becerra reports 48-year-old Michael Chad Estabrook died early Saturday as a […]