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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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Grand Jury Indicts Trenton Man In Child Abduction

A Grundy County grand jury has returned an indictment against a Trenton man who allegedly kidnapped a young girl from her bus stop last fall.
According to information provided by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old David W. Manus has been indicted by the grand jury on charges of enticement of a child, sexual misconduct by indecent exposure and child kidnapping. These are the charges that were originally filed against

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Clean Water Commission Overturns CAFO Permit

On a 4-2 vote, the Missouri Clean Water Commission has overturned a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) permit previously issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to Trenton Farms RE, LLC.
The action took place on Feb. 17 and the following information was provided by the attorney representing the group Hickory Neighbors United, Stephen Jeffery:
In April 2015, Trenton Farms, whose corporate office is located in Pipestone, Minnesota, submitted

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Fire Claims Life Of Trenton Woman

A Trenton woman who was injured in a fire earlier this week has died.
Janeen Batson passed away on Tuesday afternoon at the University of Kansas Medical Center from injuries she sustained in a house fire on Monday afternoon. The blaze, which occurred at her home at 1909 Winchester, has been ruled “undetermined” following an investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office.
According to Trenton Firefighter Doug Franklin, the

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