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Park Department Releases Rental Process, Rules For Rock Barn, Shelter House

The Trenton Park Department has released new policies and procedures for the rental of the Rock Barn and enclosed shelter house at Moberly Park.
The department recently took over the rental process for the facilities, which had previously been handled by employees at city hall.
The policies include:
• Reservation of the facilities will be done by phone or at the park department office (located on the north side of

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Body Cameras Sought For Trenton Police Department

By Ronda Lickteig
R-T Newswriter

All you have to do is mention the word “Ferguson” and immediately the recent unrest over alleged excessive force by police in the St. Louis suburb comes to mind – and the thought that often follows is that without a video, it’s hard to know what really happened. The result is that a family is left wondering what really happened to their son when he

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Brian Courtney Pleads Guilty To Murder

A Galt man avoided a trial by pleading guilty to second degree murder and armed criminal action this morning in the Circuit Division of Grundy County Court.
Patrick Brian Courtney, who had been scheduled to be tried by a jury this week reached a plea agreement with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and pleaded guilty to the amended charges. He had originally been charged with first degree murder and armed

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Jury Returns Guilty Verdict In Child Molestation Case

A Grundy County jury found a Trenton man guilty of first degree child molestation on Thursday.
Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney Cristine Stallings said the jury deliberated about an hour before returning the guilty verdict against Robert Johnstone, a 36-year-old man who had been living in Trenton at the time of his arrest in July 2013. The child victim, who was eight at the time of the abuse, took the stand,

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Bikers Against Child Abuse Make Presence Known

The North Missouri Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse, headquartered in Cameron, were in Trenton today to provide support for an abused child who was called on to testify against her alleged abuser.
Robert Johnstone of Trenton is charged with first degree child molestation in the case, which was set for trial today. BACA’s mission is to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live

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Nursing Home District Board Sets Tax Levy

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors met Monday evening at Sunnyview Nursing Home, setting the tax levy and accepting a bid for propane.
According to information provided by the board, the levy was set at .1500 on the $100 assessed valuation as was recommended by the state auditor’s office. Board members also accepted a bid from Landes Propane for $1.548 per gallon. It was the lowest bid

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Local Student Earns Scholarships

A Trenton woman has been awarded five scholarships to Truman State University in Kirksville.
Samantha Battrick, a senior English major, has been awarded the Honorable Pat Danner Scholarship in the amount of $1,500; the Jane Crow Scholarship in the amount of $1,500; the Dr. Angela A. DeVito Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000; the Shirley Ann Watson Memorial English Scholarship in the amount of $77; and the Merry Lynn

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Emergency Shelter Training Offered

The Grundy County Local Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross is hosting a “Shelter Fundamentals” training.
The event will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, June 2 at the Trenton Fire Department, 1001 E. 17th St. The Free Training will provide information on how to open and manage a shelter when an emergency strikes. To register, contact Kelli Hillerman at 359-4196.

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Museum Opening On Memorial Day

“Electronic Technology in Grundy County” will be the featured exhibit when the Grundy County Museum opens Memorial Day, May 26. The VFW will present a flag raising and rifle salute at approximately 11 a.m., at the Baker School flagpole, followed by brief patriotic remarks by Bob Chenoweth.
A Tribute to Veterans program is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Masonic Lodge featuring comments by local veterans

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