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News Director Tom Tingerthal
School Board Filing Opened Tuesday
Filing for School Board elections opened
Tuesday, for the elections scheduled for April 3rd. In Chillicothe, there
are three open seats, two for three year terms and one with a one year
Filings include: Lindy Chapman and
Paul Thomas filed for the three year terms. Brent Turner filed for the one
Filing for the Chillicothe School
Board is at the District Office during regular business hours. The
district office will close for the school district's holiday break
starting December 21st to January 2nd.
Filings for other area
school boards includes:
Chula, Meadville, and Southwest have no filings as of Wednesday morning.
Brookfield - 2 filings for 2 openings, they are Bernie Hicks and Mandy
Carrollton - 2 openings and three
have filed. Alvin Brownley, Matt Lock and Brian Hutchinson
Tina Avalon - 2 openings, with one filing. Dwight Harper
Trenton - 2 openings, with one filing. Cliff Roeder
Ambulance District Filings
Filing for the April Election of the
Livingston County Ambulance District is at the Livingston County Clerk's
Office. Filing for District 2 was Darrel Rinehart.
Filing for the April Election continues through January 16th.
Sheriff Investigated Unattended Death
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department
responded to a report of an unattended death, Tuesday evening at a home on
US 65. Livingston county Sheriff Steve Cox says an adult woman had been
found in her bed by a child. Cox states the woman may have died of an
overdose on air-duster compressed spray.
Considering "Air Duster" Restrictions
12-Should Chillicothe limit access to
products like Air Duster? A fatal accident just after Thanksgiving has
possible links to the use of Air Duster as an inhalant and this week, a
woman was found dead in her bed as a possible overdose on Air Duster.
In the comment portion of Monday's Chillicothe City Council meeting, City
Attorney Robert Cowherd asked if the council wanted to place any
restrictions on the product.
Councilman Wayne Cunningham pointed out age restrictions on access to Air
Duster would not have made a difference in the recent fatal accident.
City Administrator Darrin Chappell says they will do some research on the
restrictions and if they help.
CMU Trash Route Changes For The Holiday
Christmas and New Years fall on a Monday this
year and that means Chillicothe residents may have a change in their trash
pick-up. CMU Refuse Director Troy Figg says there are Changes before and
after Christmas and for just after the New Year. Figg says the Christmas
Holiday Changes begin on December 22nd.
Figg says there is a change for the day after Christmas
For New Years, there is only one change.
Call the CMU Office at 646-1683 if you have any questions.
High Fire Danger Today - Burning NOT Recommended
Heightened fire danger returns today as we
will have dry and windy conditions. National Weather Service Meteorologist
Sarah Adkins says we should use caution with our outdoor activities.
Adkins says Outdoor burning is highly discouraged.
Winds today will be 20 to 25 miles an hour over much of Western Missouri,
with wind gusts as high as 30 miles an hour.
Airport Engineer and Grant Applications
Projects at the Chillicothe Municipal Airport
require qualified engineering services and at Monday's Council meeting,
they approved a contract with Lochner Engineering. City Administrator
Darrin Chappell explains.
The council also approved applying for assistants on runway projects.
There is no timeline on the runway projects.
City Assisting County With GIS Aerial Survey
The Livingston County Commission is planning
an aerial survey of the county and The City of Chillicothe and Chillicothe
Municipal Utilities has agreed to participate in the funding. City
Administrator Darrin Chappell says this provides a variety of benefits.
The city's portion of the bill is $14,000. The City and CMU will split the
cost and the total amount is paid over a 3 year period.
Five Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report
Five arrests are in the Chillicothe Police
Department report for Tuesday.
A traffic stop
near Liberia and Madison Streets resulted in the arrest of Emily Griffith
for alleged possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug
paraphernalia, and failing to register a motor vehicle. She was processed
Brian Alexander was arrested on
a Livingston County Warrant for alleged receiving stolen property. He is
held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail with bond set at $50,000 cash
Steven Evans and Randy Campbell were
arrested at the Probation and Parole office on a State Parole warrant.
They were held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Officers arrested Colbi Stottlemyre on a Livingston County probation
Warrant. He is also held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
School Holiday Programs For Wednesday & Thursday
The School Holiday programs continue for area
schools today and Thursday.
Today's schedule includes:
Hale Winter Concert at 6:00 pm
School Band and Choir concert at 6:30
Brookfield Middle School Band & Choir Concert at 6:00 pm
Meadville School Program at 6:30 pm
Chillicothe High School Holiday Concert at 7:00 pm at the PAC.
are no programs scheduled for Friday this week.
Officer Injured & One Arrested At Simpson Park
A report of a suspicious person at Simpson
Park led to an arrest and an officer injured. December 6th, an officer
responded to Simpson Park to investigate the call. The report states the
person was found in possession of stolen property from another county.
When the officers attempted to talk to the person he became combative and
the officer called for back-up. The person became more combative, posing a
threat to the officer. When back-up arrived they attempted to take the man
into custody the man became more combative and Sargent John Valbracht was
injured as the man was arrested.
year old Merelyn Ray Hendricks was arrested and charged with alleged
possession of a controlled substance. He is held at the Daviess Dekalb
Regional Jail with bond set at $75,000 cash only.
Hendricks had a dog with him at the time of the incident and that dog was
turned over to the Livingston County Humane Society.
Improvements Comming For Litton Road
Improvements are coming for Litton Road, the
road that runs along the eastern edge of Danner Park, north to Mohawk, at
Green Hills Golf Course. City Administrator Darrin Chappell says because
this road is half in the city and half in the County, this will be a
cooperative effort between the City and Livingston County. Chappell says
the city has made slight improvements to the road.
The city will now work towards significant improvements with the county's
Some of the more significant improvements will require larger amounts of
funding and the city will put some money aside to begin saving for that
Jamesport Man Injured In Morning Accident
A Jamesport man was injured in a single
vehicle accident Tuesday morning on Highway 6, near Jamesport. State
Troopers report 32 year old Jared Perkins refused treatment of minor
injuries that happened when he was eastbound on Highway 6 and drove off
the southside of the road, struck a guardrail and his small SUV
overturned, coming to rest on it's wheels. He was not wearing a safety
Received For Feline Sanctuary
12-12The Livingston County Humane Society
exceeded their fundraising goal to build a Feline Sanctuary. Shelter
Guardian Leslie Patek says the donation came from the Livingston County
The goal of $50,000 in local funds is to match a donation from the Dr's
Morrill Foundation. Patek says the next step is to build the sanctuary.
Fund raising continues for the project. If you wish to donate to the
feline sanctuary or to help the shelter donations may be made to the
Livingston County Humane Society at PO Box 1214 in Chillicothe.
Boil Order Continues For DCPWSD #2
A Boil Order is issued Friday for a portion
of Daviess County Public Water Supply District #2 continues. The boil
order was issued following a waterline break and repair. The Boil Water
Order continues for customers on Highway B in Daviess County, outside of
Coffey, between County Road 242 and Route UU and customers south and east
of the location. That Boil Order is expected to be lifted Wednesday.
GIS & Streets Approved By City Council
The Chillicothe city Council approved a
contract for engineering and accepted a couple of streets into the City as
part of Monday's Chillicothe City Council Meeting.
There were two items for the Airport on the agenda. The council approved
the engineering contract with Lochner for projects at the airport. They
also approved moving forward with applying for federal and state
assistance with the runway project.
Council approved the GIS Aerial Photography agreement with the County.
City Administrator Darrin Chappell explains.
The City and CMU will split that cost, $7,000 each, payable over a three
The City Council approved
accepting Blackhawk and Arrowhead Streets as city streets and will take
over maintenance of those streets. The streets are in the Sunset Village
Subdivision, to the west of Indian Hills. City Street Superintendent Jeff
Gillespie says the street meets or exceeds all the specs for a city
street. He says this is a concrete street with curb and gutter. Both
streets carry a 1 year warranty from the Developer, Bill Mast.
County Commission To Discuss Roads and Courts Budget
The Livingston County Commission meets this
morning in regular session. The meeting begins at 9:30 in the commission
room. The agenda includes, at 11:00 am, a representative from Shafer Kline
and Warren attends to talk about road and bridge projects. At 2:00 pm,
Judge Tom Chapman and Circuit Clerk Brenda Wright talk with the
commissioners about the 2018 budget.
meetings are open to the public.
Chillicothe Police Report Includes Steeling Arrests
Several arrests for stealing are in the
Chillicothe Police Department report.
responded to three reports of stealing at a business in the 1000 block of
Graves Street. Monday, Officers arrested Melinda Hedrick for alleged
stealing. She was processed and released.
Sunday, Officers arrested Randy Campbell and Shannon Hamilton for alleged
shoplifting. They were processed and released.
Saturday, Officers arrested Ronald Singer for alleged stealing. Singer had
been trespassed prior from the business in 2015. As a result, Singer was
charged with alleged 1st degree burglary and is being held at the Daviess
Dekalb Regional Jail.
recovered counterfeit money in the 600 block of Calhoun Street. The
use of a credit device was reported in the 100 block of Webster Street.
Monday, officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the
1100 block of First Street. They arrested Cornelius Merriweather for
alleged domestic assault. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Troopers Arrest Woman In Caldwell Co.
A Kansas City woman was arrested by state
troopers in Caldwell County Monday evening. Thirty-four year old Latoya
Sturges was arrested for alleged displaying plates from another vehicle
and no insurance. She was also arrested on a Clay County warrant on
charges that include alleged failing to register a vehicle, driving while
revoked, displaying invalid plates and no insurance. She was held at the
Caldwell County Detention Center pending the posting of bond.
School Holiday Programs For Tuesday & Wednesday
Three area schools have holiday programs this
evening. The list includes:
Brookfield 1st and 2nd Grade concert at
Bishop Hogan Christmas Program at 6:30
School Band & Choir Concert at 7:00 pm at the PAC.
Hale Winter Concert at 6:00 pm
Gallatin High School Band
and Choir concert at 6:30.
Betty Jean McClure
A Norborne resident, 88 year old Betty Jean
McClure died December 7th in Carrollton. Services are Tuesday at 10:30 am
at Foster Funeral Chapels in Norborne with burial in Fairhaven Cemetery in
Norborne. Family visitation is Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 am at the funeral
home. Memorials may be made to the Cemetery.
Shirley M Shannon
A Chillicothe resident, 70 year old Shirley M Shannon, died December 9th
in Lee's Summit. Funeral services are Thursday at 2:00 pm at Lindley
Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in
Chillicothe. Friends may call Wednesday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, with family
visitation Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials
may be made to the American Lung Association.
Rosetta Frances Clark
Jamesport resident, Rosetta Frances Clark, died December 7th in Lincoln,
IL. Services are Friday at 11:00 am at McWilliams Funeral Home in
Jamesport, with burial in Masonic Cemetery in Jamesport. There is no
scheduled visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
A Branson resident, formerly of Marceline, 93 year old Jo Williams, died
December 11th in Branson. Graveside Services are Friday at 1:30 pm at
Elmwood Cemetery in Marceline. Family visitation is Friday from 12:30 to
1:30 pm at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline.
Helen von Richthofen
A former Chillicothe resident, 79 year old
Helen von Richthofen, died December 5th in Athens, GA. A memorial Service
is Saturday at 11:00 am at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with
burial at Burnside Cemetery in Chillicothe. Friends may call Friday from
9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with family visitation Saturday from 10:30 to 11:00 am
at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Funeral home.
Jeffery "Dillon" Swope
A former Chillicothe resident, 19 year old
Jeffery "Dillon" Swope, died December 3rd. A Celebration of Life is
Saturday at 3:00 pm at Corner Stone Church in Chillicothe. There is
no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church for
their Food Pantry. Non-perishable food items may also be brought to the
service at the church.