Michael G. Boggs, a 58-year-old resident of Trenton, died on Friday night, Feb. 21, 2014 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.
The body was cremated.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday March 1, 2014 at the Tenth Street Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Ratliff officiating.
Lunch will be served at the church at 11 a.m. on Saturday for the family and friends attending the service.
Mr. Boggs was born on April 16, 1955 in Sapulpa, OK, the son of Vergus Claude “Rusty” and Willa Jean Roberts Boggs. He was a veteran of the Vietnam
Era, serving in the U.S. Marines. He was a welder. He was a member of Tenth Street Baptist Church in Trenton.
He was married in Gallatin on April 15, 2008 to Rhonda Tuggle, who survives of the home.
He is also survived by one daughter, Laura Boggs of the state of Oklahoma; a step-daughter, Hayley Tuggle of Bethany; two sons, Michael Boggs of Monmouth, OR and Travis Boggs of Trenton; one brother, Joseph Boggs of Miami, OK; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are suggested to help with funeral expenses. They may be left at the Slater Funeral Home in Trenton, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at www.slatersfuneralhome.com
The Grundy County Commission will meet in regular session Tuesday at the courthouse.
The only item listed on the announced agenda is a 10 a.m. meeting with Ambulance Director Steve Tracy.
Four persons have been arrested recently, including two charged with possessing a controlled substance and two charged with receiving stolen property.
According to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, Stephney A. Brown, 38, Kansas City and Don E. Kinsman, 43, Kirksville, are both charged with the class C felony of possession of a controlled substance. Both are accused of possessing methamphetamine, a scheduled II controlled substance. Both are being held in the Grundy County Detention Center on $15,000 cash-only bond.
Two persons, Terry L. Eiler, Jr., 34, and John C. Moots, 48, both of Trenton, are charged with receiving stolen property, a class C felony, in connection with their possession of a U.S. Bank card with the purpose to deprive the owner of it. Both are accused of knowing or believing it had been stolen. Both are being held on $15,000 cash-only bond.
All four defendants are scheduled to appear in court March 11.
Judge Steven D. Hudson
Enola J. Hughs, 88, Trenton, pleaded guilty to failing to yield at a yield intersection and was fined $25.50 and $37.50 costs.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs saw their season come to a close on Wednesday in Lathrop as they fell 50-39 to Cameron in the semifinals of the Class 3, District 16 Tournament.
It was the second loss to Cameron in as many weeks for the Lady Bulldogs, but this one marked the end of the line for a Trenton team that finished the season 19-8.
Trenton’s defense continued its run of solid play, but Cameron’s defense was a step better, hassling the Lady Bulldogs’ offense all night. Cameron led 8-6 after the first quarter and both teams managed just seven points in the second. Trenton trailed 15-13 at halftime.
“It’s always hard to have the last game,” Lady Bulldogs’ Head Coach Brian Upton said. “It was a defensive battle in the first half. I felt like we had good shots that didn’t fall.”
Cameron was really able to take advantage of the game in the third quarter, opening the second half on a 13-5 run. Both offenses exploded out of nowhere in the final frame, scoring 20-plus points, but Cameron again outscored Trenton, this time by a single point, to take the game by 11 points.
“The third quarter really did us in,” Upton said. “Good shots were tough to come by. Other than the third quarter, the game was pretty even. Defensively, we were solid until we had to start taking chances in the fourth quarter. We played as hard as we have all season and Cameron just made plays when we couldn’t get it done.”
Trenton was paced by McKinley Hurley, who had 12 points, four steals and three assists. Makaila Capeder added 10 points and six rebounds. Trenton also got nine points and three steals from Madi Trump and Cassidy Cotton and Whitley Richman each tallied four points. Cotton added three assists and Ally Ockenfels finished with five rebounds.
In the game, seniors Cotton and Trump hit milestones as Cotton went over the 700-point mark for her career and Trump topped the 300-point mark. The two, along with Capeder, made up a senior trio that scored a combined 1,832 points in their careers; Capeder with 828, Cotton with 702 and Trump with 302.
The seniors, along with their teammates, helped Trenton rise to a 19-8 record, despite losing a senior class that accounted for roughly 50 percent of the Lady Bulldogs’ scoring last season.
“What a spectacular season these young ladies put together,” Upton said. “To go 19-8 after losing the senior class we had last year and playing a much tougher schedule is a real testament to their hard work, effort and dedication. This season was full of great victories and tough losses that were shared by a special group of friends. They never lost two games in a row, which speaks to their toughness and resiliency. I am proud to be associated with this group and their special season.”
The Mercer girls had no trouble advancing to an impressive fifth-straight district championship game, blowing out Northeast Nodaway in the semifinals of the Class 1, District 11 Tournament in Eagleville on Wednesday night, 57-32.
Mercer ran out to a 14-4 lead in the first quarter and pushed the advantage to 31-12 by halftime. Northeast Nodaway was able to chip two points off the Lady Cardinals’ lead in the third quarter, but Mercer closed the game on a 13-5 run to take the game in handy fashion.
Mercer was paced by Bailey Owens, who had 15 points and six assists, and Nicole Kost, who filled out the stat sheet with 14 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists. Hayley Sample had nine points and Lindsay Wyatt finished with eight points and six rebounds. Emily Sample added five points and Whitney McFee, Jessica Levis and Chantel Robinson all scored two points each.
With the win, Mercer rolled to 25-1 on the season. The Lady Cardinals will face Jefferson in the district title game on Friday at 7 p.m. in Eagleville. It will mark the fifth-straight season Mercer and Jefferson have faced off in the postseason.
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Clayton Radcliff blows by a Novinger defender during the Panthers’ 75-69 loss on Wednesday night in the district semifinals in Galt. Radcliff had 26 points and four steals in the game.
The 2013-2014 basketball season officially came to a close for Grundy R-5 and Newtown-Harris as both schools’ boys’ teams were handed semifinal losses at the Class 1, District 11 Tournament in Galt on Wednesday. Grundy fell 75-69 to Novinger, while Newtown was handed a 75-54 loss by Meadville.
Novinger Boys 75
Grundy R-5 Boys 69
Grundy dug itself into a hole early, falling behind 24-12 in the opening quarter. Novinger tacked on six more points to the lead in the second quarter, going up 45-27 at halftime.
Grundy R-5 mounted a comeback in the second half, outscoring Novinger 22-11 in the third quarter. The rally continued into the fourth with the Panthers closing to within two points at one point before Novinger pulled away at the end for a six-point win.
“Novinger dominated the first half, leading by as much as 23 points,” Panthers’ Head Coach Les Jackson said. “I was proud of how the boys battled back, getting as close as two points in the fourth quarter.”
Clayton Radcliff led Grundy with 26 points and four steals and Mason Larson had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Grundy also got 13 points, 13 rebounds, five steals and six blocked shots from Destin Gann. Cade Mullenix finished with nine points and four assists, Elliott O’Neal tallied four assists and Seth Riddle had three points.
With the loss, Grundy finished its season at 18-8.
Meadville Boys 75
Newtown-Harris Boys 54
Newtown was unable to knock off the tournament’s second seed, falling by 21 points. No individual scores for Newtown were reported as of press time.
With the loss, Newtown closed its season with a 9-13 record.
Former Trenton Lady Bulldogs Hadley Jennings paced the Drake University women’s golf team at the Islander Classic in Corpus Christi, TX earlier this week. Jennings finished the event 33rd overall, shooting a score of 234.
Jennings’ mark was the lowest on the Drake team, which finished 15th overall with a team score of 990. Jennings and Drake will be back in action on March 16 as the Lady Bulldogs begin play in the Monterey Bay Invitational in Monterey, CA. Jennings is the daughter of Dave and Cindy Jennings of Trenton.
Donna Henderson, a 96-year-old resident of Trenton, died at 3 a.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014) at Eastview Manor Care Center in Trenton.
The body is to be cremated under the direction of Whitaker Eads Funeral Home of Trenton with no services scheduled. Inurnment will be at a later date at Stoney Point Cemetery in Scraton, AR.
Ms. Henderson was born on April 20, 1917 in Hagersville, AR, the daughter of Henry and Bessie Ann Hawkins Henderson. She was a graduate of the Scraton, AR High School and attended Russellville Polytechnic College in Arkansas from 1935-1936 as well as the Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe in 1940. Her business career included working for Montgomery Ward in Carrollton, Mexico Power and Light in Mexico, MO and Standard Manufacturing and Insulating Company of Kansas City, from where she retired in 1983. She spent most of her life in Arkansas and Missouri.
During WWII, Ms. Henderson was in the Woman’s Army Corps. She served from June 1944 until January 1946 in the Air Transport Command. She completed basic training in Des Moines, IA. Her tour of duty was served at Rosecrans Field in St. Joseph, Grenier Field, NH and Grarefield Base in Great Falls, MT. After retirement, she did volunteer work for the city of Independence and Blue Springs Hospital in Blue Springs.
Those preceding her in death include her parents and a sister, Bonnie Henderson.