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Wright Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announces scholarship awards

Wright Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has awarded four $500 scholarships that are renewable for multiple semesters dependent upon the student’s performance. Recipients will pursue or are currently pursuing, health-related careers. The 2020 recipients are: McKenna Cox, Trenton High School, daughter of Dustin and Mandy Cox, and James and Heather Evans Sidney Lynch, North Central Missouri College, […]

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Missouri man, a member of Southwest Honkys gang, pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Fair Grove, Missouri, man who is a member of the Southwest Honkys violent prison gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in which investigators intercepted a shipment of nearly 9.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. William F. Jones, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to participating […]

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Man who escaped Missouri halfway house caught crossing Mexican border into California

A man who escaped from a Springfield, Missouri, halfway house 17 months ago pleaded guilty in federal court after being caught crossing the border from Mexico into San Diego, California. Benjamin E. Garnica, 34, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to escaping from federal custody. Garnica was sentenced on March 20, 2014, […]

Missouri Department of Conservation confirms 46 new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease

The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed 46 new cases of chronic wasting disease from its monitoring and testing efforts for the 2019-2020 CWD surveillance year. The new cases include eight each in Linn and Macon counties and three in Adair County. The new findings bring the total number of cases in Missouri to 162. […]

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Grundy County Health Department issues Public Health Order

The Grundy County Health Officer and Administrator of the Grundy County Health Department, Elizabeth Gibson, has issued a Public Health Order effective at 12:01 May 4, 2020. “The Governor’s new orders are purposefully broad to allow local public health authorities to tailor additional guidance to meet the needs of their communities. Grundy County can cautiously […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital offers tips to cope with anxiety and isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable during this time. Their research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of […]

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Trenton city sales tax receipts decline for the current fiscal year

Trenton city sales tax receipts for the current fiscal year were down more than one percent for general purposes, capital projects, the 17th Bridge replacement project, fire department needs and down a fraction for parks compared to last fiscal year. Trenton’s fiscal year runs from May through April. City sales tax income for general purposes […]

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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 […]

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Mayor Linda Crooks issues Executive Order for Trenton residents to “Stay-at-Home”

The Mayor of Trenton, Linda Crooks, says she supports the new Stay-at-Home order issued by Governor Mike Parson and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services director Randall Williams. The Mayor today issued her executive order for Trenton city officials in support of the statewide order aimed at taking action to reduce the possible exposure […]