Smithville Fire Protection District Website

Missouri State Auditor issues follow-up report on Smithville Area Fire Protection District

A follow-up report by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows the Smithville Area Fire Protection District has made progress to implement many of the recommendations of a 2018 audit. The citizen-requested audit highlighted improper incentive payments to employees, questionable credit card and travel expenditures, and poor planning for the construction of a fire station by the […]

Charges Dismissed

Charges dismissed against Cainsville man in Grundy County court

Two drug-related felony charges were dismissed for a Cainsville man in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Charges were dismissed against Bartholomew Hazen for possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—amphetamine or methamphetamine. The charges were from October 2018. Hazen’s […]

Simone Estes Final

Miss Missouri, Simone Esters, to attend Missouri Day Festival

The reigning Miss Missouri, Simone Esters will be among the special guests of this year’s Missouri Day Festival Parade. In addition, to appearing in the Parade on Saturday morning, October 19th, Miss Esters has also been invited to perform at both the indoor competitions and during the field show competition at CF Russell Stadium later […]

Offenders filling sand bags

Department of Corrections contributes labor and funds to help flood and storm victims

When storms and floods struck the state in the spring and summer of 2019, the Missouri Department of Corrections staff and offenders invested long workdays and hard-earned dollars to help fellow Missourians. Supervised by staff working extra hours outside their usual shifts, more than 350 offenders from Missouri prisons contributed 1,548 workdays to flood relief, filling and placing […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Busy week in store for Trenton R-9 students during Homecoming week activities

The Trenton R-9 School District announces the celebration of their 75th Homecoming. The week of activities commemorating Homecoming will be held September 23rd through September 27th. The Homecoming Theme is Decades. Trenton students can demonstrate school spirit from elementary school through high school. The THS Student Council feels that school spirit should begin as early […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man sentenced to 15-years for drug trafficking, illegal firearm

A Purdy, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm. Guadalupe Urbina-Rodriguez, 71, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Urbina-Rodriguez was found guilty at trial on March 26, 2019, of possessing methamphetamine to distribute, possessing […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 9-years in federal prison for meth, illegal firearms

A Nevada, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms and methamphetamine to distribute. Justin Nolan, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On March 13, 2019, Nolan pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and to […]

FBI Photo of wanted Individual

FBI seeking individual who may have information regarding the identity of child sexual assault victim

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation. Photographs and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 41, are being disseminated […]

Trenton High School

Trenton Golden Bulldog Marching Band to attend a variety of competition events

The Trenton Golden Bulldog Marching Band will perform at several competitions this year as well as home football games. Director of Bands Ethan Stewart reports high school competitions will include Carrollton Band Day September 28th, Monroe City Marching Festival October 5th, Odessa Marching Invitational October 12th, and the Trenton Marching Festival October 19th. The band […]

Missouri Day Festival

Entries for 2019 Missouri Day Festival Parade now being accepted

Entries for the 2019 Missouri Day Festival Parade are now being accepted. The parade, scheduled for Saturday, October 19th will feature marching bands, colorful floats, antique cars and tractors, equestrian units and many special guests. Parade judging will award prize money in 10 categories including: “Spirit of Missouri Days” with a $200.00 grand prize, a […]