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USDA extends deadline to report spring-seeded crops in Missouri

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to file crop acreage reports for agricultural producers in Missouri impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to reporting spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices and federal crop insurance agents. “Agriculture operations throughout the state have […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves bids

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved a few bids at its meeting Monday evening. One approval involved radios for school buses. The board chose the bid from L and B Electronics of Eldon for four bus radios and a radio base for $4,625. Midwest Mobile Radio Services of Saint Joseph also submitted a […]

Spickard, Missouri

Spickard Board of Aldermen address sewer projects

The Spickard Board of Aldermen approved ordinances adopting water and sewer rates as well as amending the budget this week. Each vote was three to zero with board member Charles Holtzclaw was absent. The board approved replacing a sewer grinder pump control panel that Mayor Alan Tharp reported had failed. Irvinbuilt construction reported the cost […]

Fatal Shooting

Independence woman who purchased gun used in fatal shooting pleads guilty

An Independence, Missouri, woman who purchased the firearm used by a 14-year-old in a fatal shooting has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to drug trafficking. Rebecca McCrorey, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips on Friday, June 7, to maintaining drug-involved premises. Independence police officers were dispatched to McCrorey’s […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle crash on 9th Street in Trenton injures driver; multiple citations issued

The Trenton Police Department reports a Trenton resident sustained non-life-threatening injuries when a motorcycle and sport utility vehicle collided at the intersection of Ninth and Rural streets Wednesday evening. Police Officer Kami Nelson reports the motorcycle driver, 22-year-old Billy Jo Brown, had visible abrasions and was seen by Grundy County Emergency Medical Services but refused […]