Missouri Department of Agriculture Agribusiness Academy

Area students chosen to participate in Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Thirty high school sophomores have been selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Area students selected include Clara Leamer of Chillicothe, Katherine Rogers of Bethany, Colton Roy of Gilman City, and Rebecca Urich of Laredo. They will spend time throughout the year exploring various segments of Missouri agriculture. Director of […]

Walter Barton Executed

Walter Barton executed for 1991 murder of southwest Missouri woman; pronounced dead at 6:10 pm

At 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, convicted murderer Walter Barton, 64, was pronounced dead at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre. Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 brutal stabbing death of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler of southwest Missouri’s Ozark. His death makes Missouri the first state in the nation […]

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson: Execution of Walter Barton “will move forward as scheduled”

The governor says the execution of a convicted southwest Missouri killer will move forward, clearing the way for Tuesday evening’s scheduled execution in Bonne Terre. Governor Mike Parson told Capitol reporters on Monday in Jefferson City that he hasn’t seen any reason to intervene in Walter Barton’s scheduled execution, saying “that will move forward as […]

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Federal Judge issues stay of execution for convicted Missouri killer set to be executed Tuesday

A federal judge has issued a stay of execution in the case of a convicted southwest Missouri killer, who was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening at the maximum-security prison in Bonne Terre. 64-year-old Walter Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 killing of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler. She managed a mobile home park […]

Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down prison sentences in Thursday session of Grundy County Court

Prison sentences were announced on four defendants during Thursday’s session in the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Timothy Persell Junior admitted to probation violations. His probation was revoked and he was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections on each of three counts of distributing or delivering drugs early in 2016. The […]

Pumpkins

Pumpkin judging to be held during Northwest Missouri State Fair

The University of Missouri Extension in Harrison County will host a pumpkin growing contest at the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany in September. Pumpkin judging will be held at the Northwest Missouri State Fairgrounds on September 2nd. Contestants will be required to load and unload their pumpkins. The top three finishers will be displayed […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education presented updates on summer sports and activities including graduation

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education heard updates on summer sports and activities as well as graduation last (Tuesday) evening. Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey, THS Assistant Principal John Cowling, and Athletic Director Wes Croy created the tentative schedule for summer sports and activities. It involves no sports or activities practices or contests in […]

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Four north Missouri students awarded scholarships from Smithfield

Four north Missouri students, including one from Trenton High School, are recipients of Smithfield Hog Production Scholarships. Receiving a $2,500 family scholarship are Allena Allen of Trenton high school and Gavin Garrett who was graduated last year from North Harrison High School in Eagleville. Allena Allen is the daughter of Jason and Sarah Allen of […]

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Gallatin FBLA students sweep state competition

Multiple Gallatin High School students placed in the top four at the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference. They qualify for national competition. State champions include Brianna Filley, Cloey Waterbury, and Olivia Woody in American Enterprise Project and Jessica Hart, Gloria Hernandez, and Karina Hacking in Emerging Business Issues. Gallatin FBLA members receiving […]