Supreme Court of the United States or SCOTUS

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears oral arguments in November notary requirement case

The Missouri Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in an appeal that aims to remove a notary requirement for mail-in voting for the November election. In April, the Missouri NAACP, the ACLU, and three registered voters sued the state and others, arguing that the steps to vote by mail during a pandemic are unconstitutional. ACLU […]

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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 […]

Crime and Courts

Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, two defendants have waived preliminary hearings on unrelated charges. Duane Ernest Harding of Trenton is charged with driving while intoxicated – habitual offender as of July 11th. James Dale Coss of Cainsville is charged in Grundy County with delivering of a controlled substance or […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved informational technology purchases on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. One purchase was for replacement data centers, wired/wireless/firewall networking equipment, video surveillance equipment, and professional services from CDWG for $1,184,899 as part of an IT Infrastructure Refresh project. Proposals were received from four vendors. Chief Information Officer Jennifer […]

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Grundy County Commission approves COVID-19 relief funding requests from Laredo school and Sunnyview

The Grundy County Commission approved Coronavirus relief funding requests from the Laredo R-7 School District and Sunnyview Nursing Home Tuesday, September 22nd. Laredo R-7 was approved for $2,614.46, and Sunnyview was approved for $15,083.82. Grundy County was notified of a registration qualification last week, and the county is required to submit a report detailing the […]

Utility Rates or Electrical Rates or TMU or Trenton Municipal Utilities

Trenton Utility Committee to review utility rates at meeting on September 22nd

The Trenton Utility and Economic Development committees will meet next week. The Utility Committee will review utility rates per the city council’s request at the Trenton City Hall the evening of Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 6 o’clock. Other items on the agenda include department reports, a director’s update, and a review of monthly financial reports. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trenton High School

THS football player tests positive for COVID-19

Trenton High School Athletic Director John Cowling announces the school district received notification that one of the THS football players tested positive for COVID-19. MSHSAA regulations say it is necessary for the entire player roster and coaching staff to be quarantined from the point of last contact with the positive case. Cowling says the Grundy […]

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 […]

Kirksville Police Department promotes Juan Chairez to Sergeant

Kirksville Police Department promotes Master Officer Juan Chairez to Sergeant

The Kirksville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Master Police Officer Juan Chairez to Sergeant. Chairez will begin his duties as Sergeant on September 22, 2019. Chairez attended Moberly Area Community College’s Law Enforcement Training Center Academy, graduating in 2008. Chairez began his career with the Kirksville Police Department in 2009 and […]

Calamity Jane Days

Calamity Jane Days in Princeton set to kickoff on Saturday

Twelve contestants will participate in the Miss Calamity Jane Pageant in Princeton on Saturday. The event will be held at the Princeton United Methodist Church at 7 o’clock that night. Contestants are Livi Binkley, Kyla Coffman, Raynah Collins, Jillian Finney, Jaysa Goodin, Becca Kile, Hannah King, Jarica Nelson, Alyssa Olson, Jaden Purdun, Cailynn Stokley, and […]