Drug Trafficking

Three Chillicothe residents accused of drug trafficking

Three Chillicothe residents were arrested Thursday night for investigation of drug trafficking and possession. Taken into custody were 48-year-old Wyatt Cooper, 24-year-old Alec Trent, and 21-year-old Chyanna Cooper. The highway patrol has accused each of second-degree felony drug trafficking of methamphetamine and alleged felony possession of a controlled substance, synthetic narcotic. The arrest report indicates […]

United States Postal Service (USPS)

Are postal service delays hampering small business?

Operational changes intended to help the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service save money aren’t going over well with some small-business owners in Missouri and other states. Recent modifications, including the end of overtime for workers, have led to numerous reports of delays, both in personal and commercial mail and package delivery. John McHugh, chairman of […]

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Missouri Board of Education to consider proposal intended to boost available substitute teachers

Missouri is in the market for more K-12 substitute teachers during the COVID-19 time. The level of need varies around the state depending on the district, grade, subject, and region. According to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the number of candidates preparing to become full-time teachers has been declining steadily over […]

Bright Futures Website

Audio: Bright Futures to hold “Back-to-School” event today

Distribution of backpacks and school supplies is just one activity planned for Thursday, August 13 when Bright Futures Trenton’s Grundy County holds a Back-to-School Event. Bright Futures Trenton Co-coordinator Lynn Griffin says backpacks and supplies for Trenton R-9 students will be given out in the First Christian Church Activity Center from noon until 6 o’clock. […]

Court News

Six face judge in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

A Trenton man, James Irving Lewellen, has waived a preliminary hearing on a felony charge of driving while revoked or suspended May 14th. Lewellen’s case was bound over to the docket tomorrow in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Two defendants, with addresses listed as Lexington, have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of endangering […]

Child Porn Charges

St. Joseph man charged with producing child pornography

A St. Joseph, Missouri, man was charged in federal court with producing, distributing, and possessing child pornography. Tyler Bradley Wirth, 31, was charged in a four-count criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., with two counts of producing child pornography, one count of distributing child pornography over the internet, and […]

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Community members express concerns about COVID-19 and wearing masks at Trenton Board of Education meeting

Three community members spoke during the public comment portion of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education meeting the evening of Tuesday, August 11th. They each have either children or grandchildren who will attend school in the district this year. Many of the concerns involved wearing masks. Susan Cooksey said her grandson was born premature and […]

AgButler Website

AgButler employment app debuts in North Missouri

A diverse group of individuals, from North Central Missouri, gathered to evaluate a new App called AgButler. The App is designed to connect individuals seeking work, with producers and agri-businesses needing temporary labor. Created by Kevin and Jamie Johansen, a Missouri farm family, they recognized the many benefits AgButler could provide to rural America. “Our […]