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 Following a hearing, probation was revoked for Ricky Eugene Shoemaker of Trenton stemming from several previous charges.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 […]

Smithfield Foods donates $15,000 to the Sullivan County Exposition Center & Fairgrounds to build amphitheater

Smithfield Foods donates $15,000 to the Sullivan County Exposition Center & Fairgrounds to build amphitheater

Smithfield Foods, Inc. has announced a $15,000 donation to the Sullivan County Exposition Center & Fairgrounds to support the construction of an outdoor amphitheater overlooking Lake Cowgill that will be utilized for events throughout the year. “Our goal is to provide a venue that delivers recreational, social, educational, and cultural opportunities for Sullivan County families,” […]

City of Trenton Website

Rapid Removal given 4-month extension on trash contract while Trenton City Council explores options

Residential trash collections will continue to be temporarily picked up by Rapid Removal Disposal after the City Council’s vote last night on a WCA contract ended in a tie and the City Council has reversed itself, re-instating the monthly charge for residential curbside recycling at Trenton. Over two dozen residents from the public crowded into […]

Mother and Child eating pizza

Missouri kids are eager to solve food insecurity

Missouri school kids were so eager to participate in the “No Kid Hungry Innovation Challenge” that it was a full house when they pitched their ideas for reducing child hunger and food insecurity.  The challenge distributed $14,000 in grants to students who had the most innovative ideas for increasing access to, or participation in, school […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Missouri Department of Agriculture accepting nominations for annual awards through December 7th

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting nominations for the Missouri Agriculture Awards. As part of the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture in January, the Missouri Agriculture Awards will honor six individuals that strive to innovate their farm or ranch, give back to their communities, commit to land stewardship or stand as a great example […]

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Number of uninsured children grows in Missouri

About 75,000 children in Missouri lacked health insurance in 2017, or about 5.1 percent, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.  That’s a small increase over 2016 and is just above the national average, which increased from 4.7 to 5 percent. Amanda Schneider, director of the Medical-Legal Partnership at Legal Services […]

Arrest

Galt man arrested on felony drug charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Galt man Tuesday on two drug-related felony charges. Forty-six-year-old Patrick Stephens has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon—possession of a weapon and a controlled substance. Bond is $15,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate […]