Court News

Judge Peace hands down several prison sentences during busy session of Division One of Grundy County court

Several prison terms were announced Thursday by Presiding Judge Jack Peace in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Following a hearing, probation was revoked for Ricky Eugene Shoemaker of Trenton stemming from several previous charges. For distribution, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, Shoemaker was sentenced to ten years with the Department […]

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Audio: Missouri farm and environmental groups clash over Trump administration’s rollback of clean water protections

The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to roll back Obama-era rules which placed federal regulations on creek beds and ponds that aren’t directly connected to larger bodies of water. Eric Bohl (Bowl) with the Missouri Farm Bureau says the rules are a legal overreach because creek beds and ponds aren’t navigable.     Eric Bohl […]

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Trenton R-9 Board of Education signs contract with MSBA to assist in search for Superintendent

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved a contract with the Missouri School Boards Association Tuesday evening to assist with a superintendent search for the district. The board approved a letter of resignation from Superintendent Dan Wiebers at a special closed session meeting at the end of last month. The resignation will take effect on […]

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Powersville man injured in crash on Route U

A resident of Powersville was injured early Tuesday morning when the pickup he was driving traveled off a Putnam County lettered route and into a ditch. Fifty-two-year-old Andrew Untrauer was taken by ambulance to Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville with minor injuries. Untrauer had been driving northbound on Putnam County Route U, six miles […]