12 Missouri residents indicted for roles in conspiracy to distribute fentanyl

A dozen Springfield, Missouri-area residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in Greene County. James D. Collins, also known as “Red,” 46, of Battlefield, Missouri; Darryl Turner, also known as “D,” 56, Bobby G. Rost also known as “Pop,” 62, Elmer E. Freeman Jr., […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Judge Tom Alley presides over Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Among cases on Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court, A Chicago, Illinois man, George Ernie Almond, received a prison sentence and then was placed on probation after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance from a Trenton business on January 28th. Judge Tom Alley ordered a sentence […]

Crime and Courts

Several face judge in Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings during Tuesday’s session of Associate Division, Grundy County Circuit Court. Two men from Chicago, are to appear in Division One of Circuit Court on felony charges of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance at a Grundy County business on January 28th. George Ernie Almond had his case moved to […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Two arrested for attempting to obtain a narcotic from Trenton pharmacy

Two Chicago, Illinois residents accused of attempting to obtain Phenergan with Codeine from Evercare Pharmacy of Trenton have been charged in Grundy County. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 25-year-old Pierre Celestine and 42-year-old George Ernie Almond were arrested by the Trenton Police Department Tuesday. They are each charged with felony fraudulently attempting to obtain […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education reviews insurance coverage

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education reviewed the Missouri United School Insurance Council umbrella insurance options for the district on Wednesday evening. A purchase was approved for an additional umbrella policy of $4,000,000 costing $1,133. The 2018-2019 audit was approved, with no concerns expressed by the auditor. The board reviewed prices to replace copiers […]

Traffic Accident

Osborn teen demolishes car after crashing on Highway 36; arrested on drug allegations

A teenager from Osborn was injured, then arrested, when the car he was driving ran off Highway 36 in DeKalb County and overturned onto its top. Nineteen-year-old Joshua Pierson was taken by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The patrol reports Pierson was wearing a seat belt, however, the car was demolished […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee, Pinky Swear Foundation raise more than $100,000 for children with cancer and their families

Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, announced today that its register roundup event raised more than $100,000 across Hy-Vee’s more than 260 stores. The annual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Register Roundup took place from August 1-18 to give customers the opportunity to […]

Fatal Crash

Stanberry man killed when attempting to cross highway in golf cart

An elderly Stanberry resident was fatally injured Saturday morning when the golf cart he was operating was hit by a pickup truck on Highway 136 northeast of Stanberry. Eighty-nine-year-old Ralph Pierce was pronounced dead at Northwest Medical Center in Albany. The patrol reports Pierce was southbound attempting to cross Highway 136 when the golf cart […]