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Spickard teenager arrested on felony drug charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Spickard resident Saturday on two felony charges. Eighteen-year-old David Clay Austin Travis has been charged with possession of a controlled substance except for 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. His bond is $15,000 […]

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Spickard man injured after striking truck west of Galt

The Highway Patrol reports a Spickard man sustained moderate injuries when the car he drove struck a pickup truck that slowed for animals in the road three miles west of Galt on Friday night. Emergency medical services transported 65-year-old Randall Dell to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. Pickup driver 50-year-old Edmundo Garrido-Camona of Kingston, Illinois […]

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Judge Thomas Alley hands down suspended prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants pleaded guilty and had judgments rendered Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Rural Trenton resident Mac Lewis Rakes pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid. Rakes was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to 10 years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was […]

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A busy day for Tuesday session of the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Preliminary hearings were waived by five defendants during Tuesday’s session in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Tonya Arlene Baumgartner of rural Spickard is charged with felony driving while intoxicated involving serious physical injury as well as failure to drive on the right half of the road and no proof of insurance […]

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Third Circuit Treatment Court Program receives grant

Third Judicial Circuit Judge Thomas Alley was notified the Third Circuit Treatment Court Program has been awarded a grant for the enhancement of treatment court programs in the United States. The grant of $460,720 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance will be used in the Third Circuit, which includes Grundy, Mercer, Harrison, and Putnam counties, […]

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GRM Networks joins National Network of Smart Rural Community Providers

GRM Networks, headquartered in Princeton, reports it has joined the National Network of Smart Rural Community Providers. These are described as a network of broadband connections under the auspices of the National Rural Broadband Association which represents nearly 850 independent, community-based, telecommunications companies across the country. The Smart Rural Communities program promotes collaborative work among rural […]

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Grundy County Commission takes part in Incident Command System training

A class was held in Trenton this week covering the National Incident Management Command System. Grundy County Emergency Management reports chief elected officials, emergency response personnel, dispatchers, and emergency managers from the state attended the multi-day class. Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard previously said the Grundy County Commission attended the training at the North Central […]

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Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant to make temporary changes to water disinfection

Beginning September 30, 2019, the Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant will begin utilizing free chlorine, or a free chlorine conversion, in its water system. This procedure entails feeding free chlorine, instead of chloramines (chlorine combined with ammonia), as the disinfectant into the water leaving the Water Treatment Plant. This will affect customers of Trenton […]

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 […]