Coronavirus Update

Two area health departments report on new cases of COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department October 19th reported 23 new COVID-19 cases since October 13th, bringing the total to 1,745. There were 24 active cases. The Sullivan County Health Department confirmed three additional COVID-19 cases on October 19th, raising the total to 1,231. Twenty-six cases were active. As of October 18th, 37.5% of the Sullivan […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Three area health departments report on new cases of COVID-19, including one death

The Grundy County Health Department reports an additional COVID-19-related death, which raises the total to 52. The office notes there have been fewer cases per day in October so far than in September. Fifteen new cases have been added since October 6th, bringing that total to 1,722. The number of active cases dropped by eight […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education hires new personnel, sets date for parent-teacher conferences

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved hiring and substitutes October 12th. Molly Norman was hired as a paraprofessional. Substitutes approved were Jasey Wollenzien and Cindy Hartman. The board also approved the Local Compliance Plan for Special Education. Superintendent Doctor Lucas McKinnis reported the roof was completed and is in better condition. Work was scheduled […]

North Central Missouri College Website V1 (NCMC)

North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approve personnel matters at special meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees on October 12, 2021, approved personnel matters related to the acquisition of a Trio Talent Search grant. A new full-time administrative professional position and job description were approved for Talent Search Director. Two new full-time administrative professional positions and the job description were also approved for Talent Search […]

Crime and Courts

Court news for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court for Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Four defendants waived preliminary hearings on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Stephanie Miller of Trenton is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance as of July 15th. Richard Dale Leeper of Trenton is charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia as of September 16th. Brandon Tyler May of Trenton […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves after school tutoring pay rate, hear presentation on Summer School program

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved an adjustment to after-school tutoring pay on October 12, 2021. The pay rate was changed from $25 to $30 to match the quarantine tutoring program. Trenton Middle School Principal Daniel Gott said teachers select students to be tutored in the after-school program. Superintendent Mike Stegman reported there were […]

Brandon Bellamy and Melissa Brill Booking Photo from TPD

Grundy County Sheriff reports the arrest of a Trenton man and woman from Galt

A Trenton man who allegedly tried to unlawfully enter a building owned by K4C Cottages in Trenton on October 9 faces two felonies. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 36-year-old Brandon Charles Bellamy was arrested by the Trenton Police on October 9, 2021. He has been charged with first-degree attempted burglary and first-degree property damage. […]

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Braymer man charged with murder of Diemel brothers pleads “Not Guilty” to stealing in Caldwell County court

The Braymer man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in Johnson County for the death of two Wisconsin men pleaded not guilty October 12 to a felony stealing charge in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court. Twenty-seven-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson waived formal arraignment. The case was continued to November 9th for a plea or […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustee to hold special meeting on Tuesday

Trustees of North Central Missouri College meet in a special session, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, to accept a grant. The meeting begins at 12:30 in the Frey Administrative Building on the campus in Trenton. College Chief of Staff Kristi Harris reports NCMC has received notice that approval was given for a Trio talent search grant. […]

Missouri Day Festival

Contests to be held as part of Missouri Day Festival

Decorating contests are being held as part of the Missouri Day Festival in Trenton. The Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri sponsors the window decorating contest. First place will receive $100, and second place will get $50. Citizens Bank and Trust sponsors the yard and porch decorating contest. There are residential and business categories. First place […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education to meet on Tuesday

A facilities and grant update will be given at the Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education meeting next week. The board will meet in the high school Family and Consumer Science Classroom October 12th at 7 o’clock at night. Other items on the agenda include the FFA National Convention, parent-teacher conferences, and reports from Kindergarten Teacher […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education to meet October 12

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education will consider adjustments to after-school tutoring pay next week. The board will meet at the school district office October 12th at 5:30 in the evening. Other items on the agenda include English Language Learner/Special Education and testing program evaluations, summer school and safety reports, and instructional coach updates. A […]

Richard Dale Leeper Booking Photo courtesy Trenton Police Department

Trenton man arrested on drug allegations

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of a Trenton man on October 4, 2021, on felony unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia involving amphetamine or methamphetamine. Bond was set at $3,000 cash only for 43-year-old Richard Dale Leeper. He is scheduled for the Associate Division of Circuit Court on October 12. Court documents accuse Leeper […]