Crime and Courts

Three handed suspended sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Sentences were announced, then suspended for three individuals appearing on Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. James Charles Phillips of Port Huron, Michigan pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated persistent offender on June 16th. Phillips was sentenced to four years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was stayed […]

Court News

Seven face judge in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

A Spickard man has waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Harold Stiner faces felony charges of driving while intoxicated – aggravated; as well as driving while revoked or suspended as of May 8th.  Cameron resident Adam Ingersoll pleaded guilty to an amended charge of driving while intoxicated– a […]

Prison Sentence

Chicago man caught driving in north Missouri with drugs sentenced to 15-years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 29, 2019, Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of May 4, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of May 4 – 10. All road closures for roadwork, incidents, and ongoing flooding can be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes […]

Budget graphic

Missouri House to vote on final approval of state operating budget

The Missouri House is expected to give final approval to a proposed $34.9 billion state operating budget Wednesday in Jefferson City. The House will gavel-in Wednesday morning at 10, and House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith, R-Carthage, tells Missourinet they’ll take up the budget at that time. He notes the Legislature must approve a balanced budget by […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves renewing all tenured teacher contracts

Following an executive session last evening, the Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved renewing all tenured teacher contracts. Members also approved renewing contracts of three probationary teachers Micah Burkeybile for the Title One program and Sarah Young in first and second grades; and Abbie Herrold for part-time physical education and health. In other actions, the […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education extends Superintendent’s contract

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education extended contracts Thursday evening for Superintendent Dan Owens and Prekindergarten through 12th Grade Principal Wes Guilkey. Guilkey reports both contracts are now through the 2021-2022 school year. The salary has yet to be determined. Paraprofessional Anna DeMoss’s resignation was accepted. The board discussed makeup day procedures. North Mercer […]

Guilty Plea

Chicago man pleads guilty in Missouri to meth trafficking; faces 15 years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. A Missouri State Highway Patrol […]