Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission appoints Taylor Ormsby to Grundy County Health Department Board

The Grundy County Commission made an appointment to the Grundy County Health Department Board on Tuesday morning. Taylor Ormsby was appointed to fill an unexpired term until the April 7th election. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says the position was previously held by Bev Hooker who resigned on good terms and was no longer eligible to […]

Captain James McDonald MSHP St. Joseph

Commanding Officer of Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop H in St. Joseph, to retire after 28-years of service

Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, Missouri, will retire March 1, 2020, after 28 years of service to the citizens of Missouri. McDonald was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1992, as a member of the 64th Recruit Class. Upon completing his training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, […]

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Fundraiser set to raise funds for purchase of new Livingston County Extension Center

Livingston County Extension Council has announced sponsorship of an event on the final day of this month called a “Leap into Soup Supper Fun and Games”. The fundraiser is from 3:30 until 7 o’clock Saturday, February 29th at the Jenkins Expo building on the Livingston County Fairgrounds. Free will donations will be accepted for the […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Judge Tom Alley presides over Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Among cases on Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court, A Chicago, Illinois man, George Ernie Almond, received a prison sentence and then was placed on probation after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance from a Trenton business on January 28th. Judge Tom Alley ordered a sentence […]

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Audio: Missouri man sentenced to 4-years in prison for embezzling $4 million

A Kirkwood businessman who embezzled $4,000,000 from his employer is heading to federal prison for four years.     That sentence was handed down to Bryan Vonderahe who pleaded guilty back in October to wire fraud for embezzling nearly four-million-dollars from the Boyd Group. He served as the company’s CEO. Prosecutors say he set himself […]

Health News

Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

Spelling Bee

Mosaic Life Care Foundation in St. Joseph to host Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee

The Mosaic Life Care Foundation will host and sponsor the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee in March. The bee will be held at EmPowerU, located at 518 South Sixth Street in Saint Joseph March 7th. Registration will begin at 12:30, and the competition will start at 1 o’clock. Fourteen Northwest Missouri counties will send their […]

Livingston County Sheriff

KC man recorded at 101 mph on Highway 36 resists arrest in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a Kansas City man was taken into custody early Saturday morning after nearly striking a deputy’s vehicle on U. S. Highway 36 east of Chillicothe. Two deputies escorted 29-year-old Kyle Robert Hull to the sheriff’s office where he was reported to be uncooperative. He was then transported to the […]

Crime and Courts

Several face judge in Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings during Tuesday’s session of Associate Division, Grundy County Circuit Court. Two men from Chicago, are to appear in Division One of Circuit Court on felony charges of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance at a Grundy County business on January 28th. George Ernie Almond had his case moved to […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

“Extremely violent, dangerous felon” arrested after police pursuit through five counties

A man Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox called an “extremely violent” and “dangerous felon” was taken into custody Tuesday following a multi-county pursuit of a pickup truck. The man was wanted by Linn County and federal authorities, and several other law enforcement agencies were involved in the pursuit. Information obtained by authorities indicated that the […]

Cow and cattle herd

I-35 Cattlemen’s Association accepting donations for scholarship dinner

The I-35 Cattlemen’s Association is accepting auction item donations for its scholarship dinner later this month to benefit the association’s Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Fund. Cattlemen’s Night at The Pearl will be held at The Pearl at 5301 Northwest Tom Creek Road south of Hamilton the evening of February 29th. Social hour and a cash […]