Coronavirus Update

Three area health departments report 16 new cases of COVID-19

Six COVID-19 cases have been added in Harrison County. The county’s COVID-19 dashboard shows that, as of September 22nd, there were 1,246 total cases. The number of active cases stayed at 17. There had been 1,012 confirmed cases. The Harrison County Health Department notes there have been 44 breakthrough cases. They involved 17 residents who […]

Drought

Missouri experiencing more abnormally dry conditions than previous week

The Drought Monitor Map for this week shows more of Missouri is experiencing abnormally dry conditions than last week; however, the conditions in the Green Hills area look to be nearly the same. The map is based on conditions as of September 21st and was released the morning of September 23rd. Abnormally dry conditions are […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department reports on COVID-19 cases, announces vaccine clinics

The Grundy County Health Department reports another COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 49. Thirty-five new COVID-19 cases have also been added since September 14th, making that total 1,654. Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson notes the positivity rate for the last 14 days is 14.6%. The number of active cases went down five from September […]

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Grundy County Sheriff reports the arrest of three area residents

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of three area residents on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, on various charges. Thirty-six-year-old Zachary Lee Wilson of Spickard has been charged with the felonies of unlawful use of a weapon involving exhibiting, first-degree property damage, and armed criminal action. He also has been charged with misdemeanor unlawful possession, […]

Spickard Woman Life Flighted after Crash in Mercer County

Spickard woman life-flighted to Truman Medical Center after head-on crash

The Highway Patrol reports a Spickard woman sustained serious injuries when a pickup truck struck a hatchback head-on seven miles southeast of Princeton on Tuesday morning, September 21. A medical helicopter took hatchback driver 74-year-old Diana Miller to Truman Medical Center. No injuries were reported for the pickup driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Siemer of Princeton. The […]

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Pattonsburg man injured in crash on Highway 69

The Highway Patrol reports a Pattonsburg man sustained moderate injuries when a sports utility vehicle struck a car at the city limits of Bethany Tuesday morning, September 21, 2021. Emergency medical services transported 60-year-old Michael Salmon to the Harrison County Community Hospital. No injuries were reported for the driver of the SUV, 75-year-old Wayne Bryant […]

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Grundy County Commission receives update on funding of streambank stabilization project

The Grundy County Commission on September 21, 2021, received an update on funding of the streambank stabilization project near the Thompson River Bridge on Highway 6. Jackie Soptic with the Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation reported she discovered the Missouri Department of Transportation approved funding of $120,980 and sent a letter to the commission in December […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton Utility and Administrative committees to meet September 21

The Trenton Utility and Administrative committees will meet at the Trenton City Hall next week. The Utility Committee will hear department reports and a director’s update on September 21, 2021, at 6 pm. The Administrative Committee will discuss the breed-specific dog ordinance at 7 pm. There is also to be a discussion of snow removal […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission to open bids and meet with Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation

The Grundy County Commission will discuss projects and hold a bid opening next week. The agenda for the meeting at the courthouse in Trenton on September 21st includes Jackie Soptic and Chris Hoffman with the Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation at 8:30 in the morning regarding the Streambank Stabilization project, a bid opening for courthouse […]

Livingston County Courthouse

Livingston County Commission to meet September 21 to discuss personnell

The Livingston County Commission plans to hold an executive session next week to discuss employees and/or personnel. The executive session is scheduled to be at the courthouse in Chillicothe on September 21, 2021, at 10 am. Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas also plans to attend a Green Hills Regional Planning Commission meeting in Trenton on September […]

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Hamilton man charged with murder has jury trial vacated in DeKalb County

An October jury trial has been vacated in DeKalb County for a Hamilton man charged with second-degree murder. The case for 37-year-old Frank Randall Allen Bostic was continued to November 8, 2021, for a plea or trial setting. Bostic has also been charged with felony first-degree domestic assault involving serious physical injury. In another case, […]

Lillian DesMarias Youth Library

Lillian DesMarias Youth Library to hold felt crafting for children ages 5 through 12

The Lillian DesMarias Youth Library is hosting two felt crafting sessions. The first session will be held on September 21, is for children ages 5-7. The second, on September 23, is for children ages 8-12. There is no cost for these programs, however, registration is required so that the correct number of supplies can be […]

Court News

Additional cases in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Among additional cases processed Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, a Galt resident, Ryan Mitchell Hutcherson was placed on probation after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated persistent offender. He was sentenced to six months at the Grundy County Detention Center which was then suspended by the court and replaced with […]

Mail in Ballot

Audio: Pettis County Clerk says 1,200 absentee ballots remain missing in the mail

The county clerk in west-central Missouri’s Pettis County says 1,200 absentee ballots that were delivered to the Sedalia Post Office on September 21 are still missing in the mail. Clerk Nicholas La Strada tells our Sedalia affiliate KDRO (AM 1490) that his office was bombarded with phone calls from voters last week, asking where their […]

Not Guilty News Graphic

After two-day jury trial, Chillicothe man found “Not Guilty” of sodomy charge

Attorney Drew Davis of Cameron confirms a man from the Chillicothe area has been found not guilty of sodomy—second degree. A two-day jury trial for James Edward Gates was held in Livingston County Monday, September 21st and Tuesday, September 22nd. Gates was charged last year and accused of assaulting a private employee. He was a […]

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Grundy, Caldwell and Harrison counties see new cases of COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department reports three new cases of COVID-19, however, the number of active cases has gone down by one. The total number of cases is 206. One hundred sixty-six have been confirmed, and 37 are probable. Forty-eight cases are active. The health department has reported two deaths related to COVID-19 for Grundy […]