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Grundy County Commission tackles busy agenda on Tuesday

The Grundy County Commission accepted bids Tuesday morning for culverts. Metal Culverts Incorporated’s bid for steel corrugated tubes was accepted. The price for the steel culverts varies from $21.73 for 24-inch to $74.02 for 60-inch per linear foot. Metal Culverts was the only bid submitted for metal culverts. Owens Trenching’s bid for black N12 double […]

Turkeys

Young turkey hunters harvest 2,712 birds over the weekend

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that young turkey hunters in Missouri harvested 2,712 birds over the past youth-hunting weekend, April 4 and 5. Top harvest counties were Miller with 74 birds checked, Franklin with 62, Callaway and Saint Genevieve with 60 each. The 2020 youth number is more than 160 higher […]

Child Porn

Bond reduced for Cameron woman facing felony possession of child pornography

A bond hearing was held in the Associate Division of Clinton County Circuit Court this week for a Cameron woman facing felony possession of child pornography, first offense. The judge ordered bond be reduced to $500 cash only for Leda Jewell Powell. Conditions include supervision, not working with anyone younger than 17 years old, no […]

Grayson Coon

Trenton FFA members compete in Area II Books competition; Grayson Coon to participate in Area II Creed Speaking

Six members of the Trenton FFA Chapter competed at the Area II Books and Preliminary Creed Night. In the Books competition, McKenna Cox’s Secretary’s Book placed 2nd receiving gold, Kayli Crawford’s Treasures Book placed 2nd receiving gold and Jaycie Griffin, Olivia Roberts, and Camden Leeper’s Scrapbook also received gold. Tucker Otto with beginning ownership record […]

Crime and Courts

Three waive preliminary hearings during Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Spickard resident John Ervin Peterson has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property on February 16th. St. Joseph resident Kellie Sue Holtman faces two counts from January 27th: stealing a motor vehicle and stealing of $750 or […]

Josh Eckerson Photo from Website

Missouri State Highway Patrol confirms Harrison County Sheriff took his own life

Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Jake Angle confirms Harrison County Sheriff Joshua Eckerson died Thursday night after sustaining a gunshot wound. The preliminary investigation indicates the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. The Patrol responded to a Bethany residence with the Bethany Police Department and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and determined, upon arrival, that Eckerson was […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri House gives preliminary approval to proposed changes to medical marijuana industry

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to proposed changes to the state’s medical marijuana industry.     Missouri patients asking to use medical marijuana could be required to meet in-person with a doctor, not through the internet or telephone. Joplin Republican Lane Roberts attached the condition to his bill getting initial approval Thursday. He’s […]

Gavel and Law book

Woman involved in shooting in Unionville granted change of venue to Harrison County

A motion was granted for change of venue in Division One of Circuit Court this week for a Columbia woman taken into custody after an investigation of a shooting in Unionville in December. The Putnam County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports the venue for 22-year-old Victoria Hope Larsen was changed from Putnam County to Harrison County. […]

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Man who escaped from Mercer County Jail certified to Division One of circuit court

A Kansas City man who reportedly escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August had several cases certified to Division One of Circuit Court this week. Twenty-eight-year-old Drake Andrew Kately waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and no bond modification was requested or ordered. Misdemeanor charges from two Mercer County cases were certified […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

Bond reduction denied for Matthew Guilford

Bond reduction was denied in the Associate Division of Linn County Circuit Court on Thursday for a felon who reportedly led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit last week beginning in Linn County and ending at Marshall. Matthew Guilford’s bond is $50,000 cash only on felony charges of first-degree trafficking drugs or attempt—over statutory amount and […]

Gavel and Law book

Man who led Livingston County authorities on high-speed pursuit on New Year’s Eve has bond denied

Bond was taken up and denied in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Kansas City man charged following an alleged high-speed pursuit New Year’s Eve. Nathaniel Watkins’s bond was previously set at $7,500 cash only and Supervision Services on his original arrest warrant and $10,000 cash only, Supervision Services, […]