MarchingBand

Cameron March Fest draws 21 bands for Saturday parade

Several area high school bands that have performed in recent years during Trenton’s Marching Festival have entered similar competitions Saturday in Cameron. Twenty-one bands are expected in the Cameron parade which will begin at 9 o’clock Saturday morning and covers six blocks through downtown Cameron. Colorguard and drumline competitions are in the school gym. Field […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education accepts bid to replace school boiler

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education has accepted a bid to replace the existing elementary school boiler with a new one. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports the accepted bid was from Weston Heating and Cooling, Incorporated for $14,075. Principal Amy Carlson reported that at a professional development day on October 11th, teachers shared ideas on how […]

Indictment

Twenty defendants in Missouri indicted in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Twenty defendants, primarily residents of Kansas City, Missouri, have been indicted for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy. Most of the defendants were arrested during a law enforcement operation last week that resulted in seizures of firearms, heroin and other illegal drugs, and large amounts of cash. Ladele D. Smith, also known as “Dellio” and […]

Gavel and Law book

Trenton man ordered to pay over $3K in incident that damaged parked car and lawn

A Trenton man has received a suspended sentence for his involvement in an accident last month that damaged a parked vehicle and a nearby yard in the northeast part of Trenton. Forty-nine-year-old Mark William Trump of Trenton has pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors including two counts of property damage in the second degree and one […]

Crime and Courts

Court report from the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Preliminary hearings were waived Tuesday, September 24, 2019, among the cases processed in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Two defendants, Mac Rakes and Judith Hawkins of rural Trenton, were bound over to the October 10th docket in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Both face two felony counts stemming from […]

Monday morning fire 9-23-19 Main Street Trenton

Trenton Fire Department responds to suspicious fire on Main Street

In what Fire Chief Brandon Gibler described as suspicious, Trenton firefighters and other agencies responded Monday morning to a house fire at 1437 Main Street.  The house is located on the southwest corner of the intersection at 15th and Main Streets.   Upon arrival just after 4 o’clock Monday morning, September 23, 2019, firefighters observed heavy […]

Bomb Threat

Soldier at Fort Riley charged with distributing instructions for bombs

A soldier stationed at Fort Riley was charged in federal court with sending over social media instructions for making bombs, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Jarrett William Smith, 24, Fort Riley, Kan., was charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. Smith, a private first class infantry soldier, […]

Michael Smith Joins Mosaic at Maryville

Michael Smith, MD, orthopedic surgeon, now seeing patients in Maryville

Mosaic Medical Center in Maryville announces J. Michael Smith, MD, will see patients one day a week at Mosaic Medical Center-Maryville. Dr. Michael Smith is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine specialist. He brings the latest minimally invasive techniques in the shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy to Maryville, along with an extensive background in open shoulder […]

Communicating News About Science and Agriculture

Career awareness day to be held at Litton Agri-Science Center in Chillicothe

A career awareness day for high school students will be held at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center of Chillicothe focusing on the importance of storytelling in sharing news and information. The Missouri School of Journalism and the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri will hold “Communicating News About Science […]

Smithville Fire Protection District Website

Missouri State Auditor issues follow-up report on Smithville Area Fire Protection District

A follow-up report by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows the Smithville Area Fire Protection District has made progress to implement many of the recommendations of a 2018 audit. The citizen-requested audit highlighted improper incentive payments to employees, questionable credit card and travel expenditures, and poor planning for the construction of a fire station by the […]