Prison Sentence

Former Missouri middle school teacher sentenced to 20 years in prison for illicit sex with her student

A former Missouri, middle school teacher was sentenced in federal court for charges related to enticing one of her students to engage in illicit sex. Amanda Ruth Schweitzer, 42, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Schweitzer to 15 years of […]

Child Sex Crimes

Former Missouri middle school teacher pleads guilty to enticing a minor for sex

A former Joplin, Missouri, middle school teacher has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to enticing one of her students to engage in illicit sex. Amanda Ruth Schweitzer, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Tuesday, June 16, to enticing a minor for illegal sexual activity.  Schweitzer was a […]

Charges Filed

Former Bethany Mayor charged with 15 felony counts of stealing and forgery

A former Bethany Mayor has been charged with 15 felony counts in Harrison County. Online court information indicates Robert Todd Williams faces four counts of stealing  $750 or more and 11 counts of forgery. The charges stem from incidents from March 2017 to April 2018. Media sources report the incidents took place while Williams was […]

Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) Basketball NCAA Division II national championship 2019

Senate passes resolution congratulating Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley announced that the Senate unanimously approved a resolution honoring the Northwest Missouri State University men’s basketball team for winning its second NCAA Division II national championship. “The Bearcats were unstoppable this season, earning another national championship and finishing the year with a perfect record,” said Blunt. “Congratulations to […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Salaries main topic of Trenton Board of Education

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the salary and budget recommendations for the 2017-2018 school year as presented by Superintendent Dan Wiebers at its meeting Tuesday evening. The certified staff base salary will increase by $200, and the non-certified salary schedule will increase by 10 cents per hour. The Salary Committee recommended to add […]

Grundy County Missouri Courthouse

Grundy County Commission accepts bids for rock, steel and concrete

The Grundy County Commission has accepted bids for CART rock, construction steel, and concrete. The commission accepted the only CART rock bid from Norris Quarries, LLC of Trenton for 11 hundred 35 dollars for three-fourths to three-inch rock. A bid for steel from Oden Enterprises from Wahoo, Nebraska was accepted for $156,316. Viebrock Sales and […]

Princeton R-5 School

Princeton Board of Education has busy agenda at latest meeting

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved the steps and movement for certified staff for the 2017-2018 school year as well as the wage schedule for non-certified staff at its meeting Monday evening. The board also approved the auditor service agreement with Conrad and Higgins as well as the transportation director, mechanic, and driver position […]