Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team includes, from left, Ted Probert, coach; Blake Wright; Hala Edquist; Bailey Groves; Nicolas Dotson; and Karla Deaver, coach

Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging team competes at national contest

At the recent National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, the Missouri 4-H team placed fourth in Ayrshires, seventh in Brown Swiss and eighth in oral reasons. The team finished 12th overall. “The team didn’t have its best day judging but finished with some outstanding individual honors,” said Karla Deaver, team coach and University of Missouri […]

National FFA officers 2019

2019-20 national FFA officer team elected at 92nd National FFA Convention

Students from Montana, Virginia, Puerto Rico, New Mexico, Oregon, and Ohio have been elected by delegates throughout the United States to serve on the 2019-20 National FFA Officer team. Kolesen McCoy, an agribusiness and applied economics major at Ohio State, was elected national president. Kourtney Lehman, an agricultural business management major at Oregon State University, […]

Phi Theta Kappa Inductees Fall 2019

26 inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at North Central Missouri College

North Central Missouri College inducted 26 students into Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society membership for fall 2019. New members include Katie Adkison (Hamilton), Chandler Anderson (Princeton), Jacob Ashford (Bogard), Mayce Axtell (Laredo), Katlyn Barron (Chillicothe), Juliet Bauta (Milan), Reka Behrman (Bucklin), Rae Brown (Agency), Jentry Copple (Maryville), Jurden D’Arnault (Trenton), Morgan Eastin (Mercer), Maycee […]

Child Sex Crimes

Alabama man pleads guilty in Missouri to enticing a minor for sex

An Alabama man pleaded guilty in federal court to enticing a 16-year-old victim, whom he met through the “Game of War” application on her cell phone, to engage in illegal sexual activity. James Reece Vance, 46, of Madison, Ala., pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips. The investigation began when the child victim’s […]

Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down suspended prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants pleaded guilty and had judgments rendered Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Rural Trenton resident Mac Lewis Rakes pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid. Rakes was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to 10 years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was […]

Crime and Courts

A busy day for Tuesday session of the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Preliminary hearings were waived by five defendants during Tuesday’s session in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Tonya Arlene Baumgartner of rural Spickard is charged with felony driving while intoxicated involving serious physical injury as well as failure to drive on the right half of the road and no proof of insurance […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Spickard Special Road District dissolution discussed by Grundy County Commissioners

The Grundy County Commission reports Grundy County Road and Bridge is working on bridge maintenance in Liberty Township. The department is to finish bridge maintenance in Madison Township, weather permitting. Jerry and Tammy Brundage, on behalf of the Spickard Special Road District, met with the Grundy County Commission Tuesday morning, September 24, 2019, to talk […]

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Brookfield and Princeton residents arrested in Grundy County

Two arrests, in separate cases, were released this morning by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. A forty-two-year-old resident of Brookfield, Kelli Sethman, has been charged in Grundy County with receiving stolen property September 1, 2019. Sethman is accused of receiving, retaining, and/or disposing of two items, a John Deere Model 20 pedal car and a […]

Amaren Missouri

Public Service Commission sets deadline in territorial agreement case

Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri (Ameren Missouri) and Farmers’ Electric Cooperative (Farmers’) have filed a joint application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking Commission approval of a third addendum to a previously approved electric territorial agreement. The Commission approved a territorial agreement between the two electric service providers in September of 1998. In […]

Charges Filed

Audio: Missouri Attorney General files five stealing charges against former southeastern Missouri official

Missouri’s Attorney General has filed five charges of felony stealing against the former deputy collector for Madison County in southeastern Missouri county.     Charges against 31-year-old Kelcey Gresham of Fredericktown were announced yesterday. The AG’s office says the crimes came to light last fall when Madison County residents who had paid their property taxes […]