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 […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years without parole for attempting to entice a minor for illicit sex

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for attempting to entice a minor, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, to engage in criminal sexual activity. Jeffrey Charles Johnson, 52, of Columbia, Missouri was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced […]

Underage Drinking and Driving DWI

Trenton man arrested on felony driving while intoxicated charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton man Tuesday, September 8th on felony driving while intoxicated, habitual offender. Bond for 57-year-old Duane Ernest Harding is $15,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of Circuit Court September 22nd. Court documents accuse Harding of operating a motor vehicle while […]

Military Veterans

Veteran Service Officer Wayne Kleinschmidt announces upcoming veteran events for September 2020

Veteran Service Officer Wayne Kleinschmidt has announced upcoming events that will benefit Veterans in our area. Please feel free to contact Kleinschmidt if you have any questions. Friday, September 4th   A Veterans Service Officer will be present at Trenton VFW Post 919  from 8 am to 2 pm to help with VA  paperwork and answer […]

Sexual Assault

Bethany man charged with felony counts of statutory sodomy

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with two felony counts of statutory sodomy, first degree, and two counts of statutory sodomy—second degree. Twenty-two-year-old Ethan Lamberson is scheduled for arraignment Friday, August 14th. Bond was initially set at $100,000 cash only. A probable cause affidavit alleges the dates of the incidents involving the […]

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Photo Credit: Missouri Life Magazine)

Audio: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church to be restored and converted to Bethel Black History Museum

The Grand River Museum of Chillicothe was involved in the moving of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Chillicothe in September 2018. Museum Curator Pam Clingerman explains a board member informed her before the move that a church built in 1868 was going to be torn down, and the board wanted to save the […]