Heroin and Needle

Kansas man sentenced to 12 years in Missouri prison for heroin conspiracy

A Kansas man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a heroin trafficking conspiracy. Solomon B. Hawthorne, 31, of Kansas City, Kansas was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 12 years and one month in federal prison without parole. The sentence includes a term of two years for violating his federal […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 13 years in prison without parole for meth trafficking and illegal firearm

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm. Jason A. Hamann, 48, Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 13 years and five months in federal prison without parole. On June 23, 2020, Hamann pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital awarded national accreditation from Joint Commission

Wright Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Wright Memorial underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review from October 5 – […]

Cocaine

Seven Missouri residents indicted by federal grand jury for their roles to distribute cocaine

 Seven residents of Missouri have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Irfan Causevic, also known as “Jonny,” 37, a citizen of Bosnia, Christopher C. Oregel, 29, Nicholas Carrillo, also known as “Nicco,” 32, Admir Suljic, also known as “Babo,” 34, and Augustine Charles Aviles, also […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of October 18, 2021

Andrew County Interstate 29 – Bridge replacement project northbound over Hopkins Creek (mile marker 58) through October * (Capital Paving & Construction, LLC) I-29 – Bridge painting project at the Nodaway River Bridge (mile marker 66.4) through mid-November I-229 – Permit work north of Route K, Oct. 16 – 22 One lane will remain open […]

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Three Missouri residents indicted for using identities of deceased people to file hundreds of COVID relief claims

Three Missouri residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in a scheme to use the identities of deceased people to file hundreds of false stimulus claims under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Warren W. Watkins, 39, and Marissia Jackson, 25, both of Kansas City, Mo., and Lamar K. Johnson, […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of October 11, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of October 11 – 17. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

Trenton Park Board approves of Trenton VFW fundraiser, repair of parking lot at upper Moberly

The Trenton Park Board on October 6, 2021, approved allowing Trenton VFW Post 919 to put memorial bricks at the war memorial in Moberly Park. VFW Commander Tony Ralston spoke before the vote was taken and said the VFW Post is getting ready to renovate its building. The building was built in the 1930s. He noted […]

Sealed Bid

Grundy County Commission accepting bids on two vehicles

The Grundy County Commission is accepting bids for a 2008 Chevrolet Impala and a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. Sealed bids, marked “SEALED BID,” will be accepted in the county clerk’s office in the courthouse in Trenton until October 26th at 8:30 in the morning, at which time they will be publicly opened. The county commission reserves […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 10 years in prison without parole for carrying almost 2.5 pounds of fentanyl aboard a train

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for smuggling more than a kilogram of fentanyl in his luggage aboard a train that stopped in Kansas City, Mo., from Los Angeles, Calif., bound for St. Louis, Mo. Joseph D. Christie, 43, of Poplar Bluff, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 10 […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of October 4, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of October. 4 – 10, 2021. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the […]

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MoDOT planned road work in North Missouri for the week of September 27, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of September 27 – Oct. 3. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map, Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education sets graduation date, approves paying for flu shots

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education on September 13th approved paying for seasonal flu shots and set the graduation date. The district will pay for flu shots for all staff members who wish to participate. The cost will be $18 per staff member. Graduation is scheduled for May 21st, 2022. The fifth-grade graduation will […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

Trenton Park Board discusses installation of permanent cornhole boards

The Trenton Park Board September 1st discussed the possibility of concrete cornhole boards being installed at Eastside Park. Park Superintendent David Shockley said he had received several requests for cornhole boards. Park Board President Curtis Crawford said cornhole is a popular game, and boards could be put near the horse shoe pitching area at Eastside […]

Serve Mercer County

Forty six volunteers come together to work on projects for Serve Mercer County

Forty-six volunteers worked on 16 projects in Princeton and Mercer for Serve Mercer County on August 28th. Spokesperson Lori Kiehl reports a ramp was built, a deck was sealed, brush was cleared, outbuildings were painted, and gutters and drainage work were done for homeowners. Other projects included the Cow Palace community building and city benches […]