Spickard, Missouri

Spickard Board of Education increases employee payments for health insurance

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved increasing the amount employees pay for health insurance at a meeting Monday. The amount employees will pay for the insurance is 30% of the current renewal rate. Superintendent Burnie Schneiderheinze says the health insurance rate varies for employees. Schneiderheinze was given a contract for $600 for substitute bus driving, driving […]

Court News

Judge Peace hands down several prison sentences during busy session of Division One of Grundy County court

Several prison terms were announced Thursday by Presiding Judge Jack Peace in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Following a hearing, probation was revoked for Ricky Eugene Shoemaker of Trenton stemming from several previous charges. For distribution, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, Shoemaker was sentenced to ten years with the Department […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation awards 11 grants totaling $6,101

GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated Trustees have awarded 11 grants totaling $6,101. Education grants were awarded to South Harrison R-2 Elementary and Middle Schools of Bethany, North Mercer R-3 High School of Mercer, Pleasant View R-6 Elementary and S. M. Rissler Elementary Schools of Trenton, Grundy County R-5 Elementary of Humphreys, Laredo R-7 Elementary, Spickard R-2 […]

Water Outage UPDATE

Planned water outage in Spickard postponed

Spickard water maintenance worker Robert Payne reports a planned water shut off in Spickard due to a water main break has been postponed. Payne reports the water might be shut off Wednesday, December 5th instead of the planned shut off today. Spickard water customers should still have water, and the water is safe. A large […]

Crash and accident graphic

Two Trenton men transported to hospital after icy roadway causes crash near Spickard

Two Trenton men were transported to the hospital following a sports utility vehicle accident caused by slick road conditions three miles north of Spickard Tuesday morning. The Highway Patrol reports 52-year-old Ross Elrick and 27-year-old Andrew May were transported to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton by emergency medical services. Elrick sustained minor injuries, with May […]

Cattle in ring at sale

Kirksville heifer sale hits an average price of $1,716

At the Kirksville Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer sale, 133 heifers averaged $1,716. It wasn’t the strong sale expected, said Zac Erwin, sale coordinator. A lot of things worked against bidder enthusiasm. “I was hoping for a stronger market,” Erwin said after the sale Friday night, Nov. 16. “But it wasn’t a bust by any means.”  The […]