Court News

Judge Steve Hudson presides over busy court docket in Tuesday session of Grundy County Court

Preliminary hearings were waived on Tuesday by seven defendants in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Each is to be arraigned on their various charges on Thursday in Division One of the Circuit Court in Trenton. Cory Jack Burchett of Trenton is charged with the September 30th offenses of possessing a controlled substance […]

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Area counties continue to see additional cases of COVID-19

The Daviess County Health Department reports a total of 79 COVID-19 cases for the county, which is an increase of 23 since Thursday, September 10th. Fifty-seven of the cases are active, and 21 have recovered. There has been one COVID-19-related death reported for Daviess County. The Caldwell County Health Department announces 81 total cases of […]

Prison Sentence

Chariton County man sentenced to 72 years in prison for child molestation and sexual misconduct

A Chariton County man was sentenced to 72 years in prison for multiple counts of sodomy, child molestation, and sexual misconduct. This case was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office and the Chariton County Prosecuting Attorney. “This case is another great example of the important work that our Public Safety attorneys do on a daily […]

Arrest

Authorities report several individuals arrested on unrelated charges

Several defendants have been arrested on unrelated charges with dates for court appearances scheduled in Trenton. Thirty-year-old Sarah Dawn Harding of Trenton has been charged with felony stealing.  Bond is $10,000 cash with an appearance in the associate division on September 22nd. The warrant accuses Sarah Harding of appropriating a credit device August 7th that […]

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Daviess County Health Department reports first COVID-19 related death

The Daviess County Health Department reports the county’s first death related to COVID-19. The resident was a 93-year-old man who tested positive Wednesday, September 9th. Close contacts have been notified. Anyone who thinks he or she was around the person is asked to stop traveling. Anyone who the health department has tried to contact is […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves contracts for Calamity Jane Days

The Princeton City Council the evening of Thursday, September 10th approved service contracts for the Princeton Chamber of Commerce for Calamity Jane Days September 18th through 20th. Deputy City Clerk Corey Willett reports the service contracts included $500 for the marching band, $400 for football team karaoke, $400 for the Shoot-Out Gang, $200 for the […]

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North Mercer Board of Education approves increase in substitute teacher pay

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education the evening of Thursday, September 10th approved an increase in substitute teacher pay from $75 per day to $90 per day. The increase is primarily due to a substitute teacher shortage. A tuition waiver request was denied. North Mercer’s stance of no longer approving tuition waivers was reaffirmed. […]

Drug Bust

Grundy County authorities report Polo woman arrested on drug allegations

A Polo woman was arrested Thursday, September 10th on felony charges of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—amphetamine or methamphetamine and driving while revoked or suspended. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports bond for 37-year-old Julie Mae Ledford is $7,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the Associate Divison of Grundy County Circuit Court September […]

Crime and Courts

Grundy County Circuit Court news for Thursday, September 10, 2020

Two individuals received prison terms, then were placed on probation during Thursday’s session of Grundy County Circuit Court Division One. Jeremiah Lynn Burnett (no address given online) pleaded guilty to three felony counts and one misdemeanor stemming from incidents July 16th in rural Grundy County. Burnett was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to a five-year […]

Child Abuse

Maysville couple plead “not guilty” to felony charges of child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child

A couple from Maysville accused of locking a nine-year-old autistic child in a cage entered pleas of not guilty in Division One of DeKalb County Circuit Court Thursday, September 10th. The child’s mother, 36-year-old Katrina Michele England, and her wife, 39-year-old Debra Tina England waived formal arraignment, and they are next scheduled for court October […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Two residents at Sunnyview Nursing Home test positive for COVID-19

The Sunnyview Nursing Home of Trenton started COVID-19 testing for residents Wednesday, September 9th. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff reports two residents received positive results as of the afternoon of Wednesday, September 9th. Neither resident has symptoms, so he says they could be false positives. However, Sunnyview is treating them as true positives, and both residents will […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton man arrested on probation violation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton man Monday, August 24th on a technical probation violation on an original charge of delivery of a controlled substance. Thirty-eight year old Christopher Warren’s alleged violation involved special conditions of failure to successfully complete the third circuit treatment court. He posted bond of $5,000, […]

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Rotary members to make decision on Missouri Day Parade at meeting in September

Various topics were discussed on Thursday, August 20th at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting. The club sponsors the Missouri Day Festival Parade. A final decision about holding the parade is to be made at the September 10th meeting. The marching festival held in conjunction with the Missouri Day Festival is still planned, but the final format […]

Arrest

Excelsior Springs man arrested after failing to appear in Grundy County

An Excelsior Springs resident has been arrested after failing to appear in Grundy County Circuit Court last Thursday. Nineteen-year-old Desmond Alexander Calton is scheduled for the September 10th docket of circuit court. Bond has been set at $750 cash Calton’s original charge is assault in the fourth degree, allegedly causing physical injury to another person […]

Putnam County Fair

Putnam County Fair in Unionville to feature Josh Turner and Restless Heart

The Putnam County Fair in Unionville next month will feature entertainment including Josh Turner, Restless Heart, and Hairball. There will also be a rodeo and tractor pull. Activities will begin September 5th with a 4-H and FFA horse show. An open show will follow. Entries will be accepted in various categories September 8th. The schedule […]