Child Pornography

Former Missouri deputy pleads guilty to child pornography

 A former Camden County, Missouri, sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty in federal court to receiving child pornography. Leonard Jerome Wilson, 40, formerly of Camdenton, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to. Under the terms of today’s plea agreement, Wilson must surrender his peace officer license and enter guilty pleas in two related […]

Backpack Buddies

Community Food Pantry of Grundy County seeking donations for Backpack Buddies program

The Community Food Pantry of Grundy County in Trenton is seeking donations to help with its Backpack Buddies Program. The program provides food for school-aged children and their younger siblings older than two years old. Spokesperson Ginny Wykoff says the program costs $175 per student per academic year and there are currently about 120 students […]

Crime and Courts

Thursday session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court reports busy docket

A Galt resident was sentenced to prison when he appeared Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Terry Michael Delauder pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance from June 27th. He also admitted to violations of previous probation and on the drug charge, was sentenced to six years with the Department of […]

Amaren Missouri

Public Service Commission sets deadline in territorial agreement case

Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri (Ameren Missouri) and Farmers’ Electric Cooperative (Farmers’) have filed a joint application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking Commission approval of a third addendum to a previously approved electric territorial agreement. The Commission approved a territorial agreement between the two electric service providers in September of 1998. In […]

Grand River Mutual

59 attend annual stockholder meeting of Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation

Fifty-nine attended the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation at the GRM Networks Office in Princeton on Wednesday morning with 1,568 represented by proxy. Directors Bruce George of Allerton, Iowa, Mike Quick of Lamoni, Iowa, and Tim Lance of Barnard were re-elected for three-year terms. The board of directors elected […]

Gary McKinney

Former Joplin police officer pleads guilty to child pornography

 A former Joplin, Mo., police officer pleaded guilty in federal court to receiving and distributing child pornography. Gary McKinney, 43, of Joplin, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charge contained in an Oct. 24, 2018, federal indictment. McKinney was an officer with the Joplin Police Department for about seven years […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Braymer man charged with stealing missing Diemel brothers truck; authorities say case is now a death investigation

Missouri law enforcement officials say the case of two missing Wisconsin brothers is now a death investigation, and a Braymer man has been charged in connection with the case. Twenty-five year old Garland Nelson has been charged with felony first degree tampering with a motor vehicle, with no bond allowed. The vehicle is the one […]

Audio: LIFT program to help farmers, small businesses recover, rebuild

State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick launched a program named LIFT, Linked Deposits to Invest and Fund a Timely Recovery, for small businesses and farmers hit by weather disasters.     The LIFT program offers higher loans, lowest interest rates and faster approval than the states regular linked deposit program. That’s where state money (from investments) is […]

Court News

Two draw prison time in Thursday session of Grundy County court

Two Trenton residents, facing separate charges, were sentenced to prison on Friday then saw their sentences stayed in favor of probation issued in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Michael Anthony Stantruff pleaded guilty to an amended charge of assault in the second degree for an incident December 17th of 2018. Stantruff received […]