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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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Nursing Home Board Meets

The Grundy County Nursing Home Board of Directors met Monday, discussing the new residential care facility, storm damage and budget issues.
According to information provided by Administrator Donita Youtsey, staff members reported that the RCF apartment construction is officially completed. All city, state and regulatory inspections have been completed and approved. The certificate of occupancy as well as the state licensure has been received. All the new apartments have now

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THS Graduates 91 At Ketcham Center

Tosha Wilson was the valedictorian of the Trenton High School Class of 2014.

Tosha Wilson was the valedictorian of the Trenton High School Class of 2014.

The THS Class of 2014 salutatorian is Megan Derry.

The THS Class of 2014 salutatorian is Megan Derry.

Ninety-one students joined the ranks of Trenton High School alumni when they received their diplomas in ceremonies held at the Ketcham Community Center on Sunday afternoon.
Tosha Wilson, daughter of Toni and Janet Wilson, was named the valedictorian of the class of 2014, while Megan Derry, daughter of

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Galt Property Is Discussed

The Galt City Council met Tuesday evening, with the majority of the meeting taken up with discussion of property that needs attention.
According to City Clerk Mary Young, city officials indicated they will be watching closely the yards that need to be mowed or cleaned up and letters will be sent to property owners that need to have the condition of the yards brought to their attention. The next regular

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