Court News

Six face judge in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

A Trenton man, James Irving Lewellen, has waived a preliminary hearing on a felony charge of driving while revoked or suspended May 14th. Lewellen’s case was bound over to the docket tomorrow in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Two defendants, with addresses listed as Lexington, have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of endangering […]

Prison Sentence

Bethany man sentenced to prison on rape, sodomy and sexual misconduct involving a child

A rural Bethany resident, 35-year-old Joseph Borntreger has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex-related counts. Borntreger entered guilty pleas to four counts of statutory rape in the second degree; two counts of statutory sodomy; three counts of sexual misconduct involving a child under the age of 15; and one count of […]

Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra

Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra Donors Club begins membership campaign

The Donors Club of the Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra has begun its March campaign for new and sustaining membership. Donors Club Chairperson and GRVCO Board member Carol Reger plans for mailings to be sent to area businesses and individuals next week. The GRVCO consists of musicians from area communities, including Trenton, Chillicothe, Princeton, […]


Milan woman injured near Reger in attempt to avoid animal in roadway

A Milan woman was injured Monday morning in a single-vehicle accident one mile east of Reger.  The highway patrol listed injuries as minor for 35-year-old Jennilyn Wenceslao of Milan, who was transported by ambulance to the Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. The car was eastbound just after 8 o’clock when an attempt was made […]

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

Samuel Borntreger could face additional charges of child abuse and sexual misconduct

(St. Joseph News Press) – Testimony in a bond hearing Wednesday revealed an ongoing criminal investigation against an Amish man charged with poisoning his own wife. Samuel Borntreger appeared in a Harrison County courtroom Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Anna Yoder Borntreger, in 2006. Authorities raised the […]