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Voter Registration Numbers Increase In County

The number of registered voters in Grundy County has increased as the November election nears.
According to Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard, there were 6,205 registered voters in the county for the August primary, and as of today, there are 6,321 registered voters. With the deadline to register having passed, the clerk’s office has turned its attention to absentee voting, which is continuing at a brisk pace. As of today,

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Judge Hudson Honored By Chief Justice

Missouri Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge recognized Third Judicial Associate Judge Steven D. Hudson of Trenton for his participation in the judicial transfer and partnership programs during a ceremony honoring exemplary service to the people of Missouri. The ceremony was held Thursday morning, Sept. 22 as part of the annual meeting of the Judicial Conference of Missouri, an organization of all state judges, which was held in conjunction with the annual

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Woman Found Dead At Local Motel

An autopsy was to be performed this morning on the body of a woman found dead at Lakeview Motor Lodge Tuesday morning.
According to Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright, the 40-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was from out of the area. Officers were called to the motel, where she had been a weekly resident, and by the time they arrived, employees had entered the room and found

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Enrollments Down In Trenton R-9, Grundy R-5 And Spickard Districts

R-T Photo/Diane Lowrey Trenton High School students were greeted with music and give-aways as they returned to classes this morning for the 2016-17 school year. It was the first day of classes in the Trenton R-9, Grundy R-5 and Spickard R-2 school districts with Tri-County back in school on Thursday, Newtown-Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 23 and Pleasant View R-6, Laredo R-7 and Princeton R-5 returning to school on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

R-T Photo/Diane Lowrey
Trenton High School students were greeted with music and give-aways as they returned to classes this morning for the 2016-17 school year. It was the first day of classes in the Trenton R-9, Grundy R-5 and Spickard R-2 school districts with Tri-County back in school on Thursday, Newtown-Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 23 and Pleasant View R-6, Laredo R-7 and Princeton R-5 returning to school on Wednesday, Aug.

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Community Turns Out For Galt Fair

The Galt Community Fair was held last weekend, with events including a car show, parades and exhibits.
Results announced from the activities include:
Second Annual Car Show
Fully custom – 1. Duagat Orr.
Special interest – 1. Doug Littleton, 2. Ron Scott.
Street machines (1990 or newer) – 1. Darrell Williams.
Mopar – 1. and 2 . Alesia Campbell.
All makes and models 1900-1949 – 1. Terry Rains, 2. Jolene

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Nursing Home Board Approves Insurance Change, Room Rate Increase

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors met Monday evening, approving a new health insurance plan, increasing room rates and approving employee salaries as part of its new budget.
According to information provided by Administrator Donita Youtsey, insurance brokers were present to discuss the health insurance coverage bids. The current provider’s bid included an 11.48% cost increase. Board members approved the 2016-2017 employee health insurance coverage with a

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Hog Farm Opeartor Files Appeal Against Clean Water Commission

A company that is seeking to locate a hog farm in the Hickory area has filed an appeal asking to have a decision by the Missouri Clean Water Commission overturned.
Trenton Farms RE LLC filed the appeal Friday in the Circuit Division of Grundy County Court, asking Third Judicial Circuit Judge Jack Peace to overturn a decision by the Clean Water Commission to overrule the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’

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Busy Bees 4-H Club Meets

On March 20 the Busy Bees 4-H Club met at the Laredo Community Center.
President Rebecca Urich called the meeting to order. Morgan Foster and Robert Urich led the pledges. For roll call each member answered the question – “What 4-H accomplishment are you most proud of?” There were 14 members, 7 leaders, and 10 guests present.
Project reports were given by Haley Kidd, Frank Halstead, Bailey Williams, and Rebecca

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LifeFlight Making Move To Chillicothe

LifeFlight Eagle has signed a letter of intent with the city of Chillicothe to relocate its north central Missouri base to the Chillicothe Airport.
LifeFlight and the city of Chillicothe will now finalize a lease agreement before breaking ground on a new hangar and crew quarters that the city will build at the airport. LifeFlight Eagle CEO Roxanne Shanks said the move would likely take place sometime this fall.
“After

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