National FFA Convention 2021

Area students to receive American FFA Degree at National FFA Convention

Numerous members of area FFA Chapters are to receive the highest FFA individual degree this week at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The American FFA Degree awards ceremony is to be held on Saturday morning October 30, 2021. Area recipients by school chapter include: Trenton: Allena Allen Grace Allen McKenna Cox Mackenzie McAtee Matthew […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of August 23, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of August 23 – 29. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

Charges Filed

Three teenagers from Brookfield face multiple charges after vandalizing property and vehicles with spray paint

Three Brookfield residents face multiple charges after spray paint was found on a Linn County Sheriff’s Department patrol car and other places in Brookfield in the last week. Online court information shows 19-year-old Bobby Ray Waddle Junior, 19-year-old Charles Emery Slater, and 18-year-old Jazmine Nichole Camlen have each been charged with the felonies of accessory […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission to recommend approval of use permit for bed and breakfast in former funeral home

The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission voted June 7 to recommend to the city council final approval of a conditional use permit for a bed and breakfast facility. The commission also voted to pass on a report to recommend the designation of the Downtown Historic District as a historic district within the meaning of Trenton […]

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Coalition of Attorneys General urge Zuckerberg to halt plans for kids’ Instagram

Tennessee’s attorney general is part of a group that wants Facebook to stop its plans to create a kids’ version of Instagram.  The group contends using social media can be detrimental to children’s health and well-being, and that kids aren’t equipped to navigate the challenges. Tennessee AG Herbert Slatery signed the letter, along with more than […]

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One taken to hospital after crashing on Route PP in Linn County

One person was taken to the Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield after an accident Thursday afternoon five miles northwest of New Boston in Linn County.  Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Bowerman of New Boston received minor injuries. Bowerman was northbound when the van he was driving crossed the center line at a hillcrest, struck the mirror of an […]

Pilot of plane that crashed near Galt ignored suggestions to stay in Moberly until weather improved

A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report indicates the pilot of the single-engine plane that crashed near Galt on February 8th ignored warnings about bad weather before the crash. Grundy County Coroner Dewayne Slater confirmed 85-year-old Philip Lefevre, Senior of Saint Louis, and 47-year-old Philip Lefevre, Junior of Sunset Hills, died in the crash. The […]

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Obituary for Joe Brinser, Trenton, Missouri

Joseph Brinser, a 56-year-old Trenton resident, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at his residence. Brinser is to be cremated under the direction of Slater Neal Funeral Home with memorial services pending at a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to either the Grundy County Rural Fire Department or Maple Grove Cemetery. William Joseph Brinser […]

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Former Grundy County Commissioner takes his own life

A former Second District Grundy County Commissioner has died. Grundy County Coroner Dewayne Slater says Joe Brinser took his own life on Wednesday, February 17th at his residence on Route Y.  Brinser was 56 years old. No other information was released by the Coroner. Brinser served as Second District County Commissioner from 2008 to 2020 […]

Deadly Plane Crash

Grundy County Coroner identifies father and son who died in plane crash on Monday night

Grundy County Coroner Dewayne Slater confirms the identities of the father and son who died due to the crash of an aircraft near Galt. They have been identified as 85-year-old Philip LeFevre, Senior of Saint Louis, and 47-year-old Philip LeFevre, Junior of Sunset Hills. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office previously reported wreckage was found Tuesday […]

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CDC awards Missouri public water systems for fluoridation quality

Nineteen community water systems have been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in drinking water to a level that is effective for preventing tooth decay. The award recognizes those communities that achieved excellence in community water fluoridation by maintaining […]

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Grundy County officers elected in November to be sworn in.

Third Judicial Circuit Judge Thomas Alley is to swear in Grundy County elected officers in the courthouse in Trenton. The ceremony will be in the third-floor courtroom on the morning of December 29th at 9 o’clock. Officers elected in November’s General Election include Don Sager as First District Commissioner; Brad Chumbley, Second District Commissioner; Rodney […]

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Grundy County Commission approves COVID-19 funding allocations; receives 2021 budget proposals

The Grundy County Commission approved COVID-19 fund allocations on December 15th and received several fiscal year 2021 budget proposals. COVID-19 Relief Fund approved expenses included for the Jewett Norris Library of $6,122.44, Grundy County $19,052.42, the Senior Tax Board $432.37, the Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled $9,181.97, the Sunnyview Nursing Home of $103,605.56, […]