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Resigns To Be Marceline Superintendent
School Principal Brian Sherrow is leaving the school district and will
head the Marceline School Systems as their new Superintendent. The
Marceline School District made the announcement this morning.
Chillicothe Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they wish Mr Sherrow
well in the new position.
<Audio: Barnes 1>
Barnes says they could begin the process of interviewing for the
position in house later this week.
Near Drowning Near Chula Sunday
A near drowning left a
rural Chula teen hospitalized Sunday. The Livingston County Sheriff's
Department and Chillicothe Emergency services responded to the call for
assistance at about 2:20 pm Sunday. The teen was taken to Hedrick
Medical Center and later to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City,
where he remains as he recovers.
Chillicothe School Board Meets Tuesday
The Chillicothe R-II
School Board meets Tuesday evening in regular session. The agenda
includes the district health insurance and action on surplus items.
The meeting begins at 6:30 pm at the district office and includes
several program evaluations.
business, the board considers the district's professional development
calendar, they will consider changes to the districts student handbooks
for the upcoming school year. There is consideration for extending a
The School Board will consider
increasing the board paid portion of the health insurance
Bids for school district surplus will be considered and there is a
declaration of additional surplus items.
There is an executive session planned after the regular meeting.
Resignation and Hiring For Chillicothe Schools
The Chillicothe R-II
School Board met Friday in executive session. Superintendent Dr Roger
Barnes says one of the topics was the resignation of Brian Sherrow as he
has accepted the Marceline Superintendent's position. Barnes says there
were other personnel items approved by the board.
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They also hired Bethany Tipton for elementary art.
Forecast For Remainder Of This Week
The weather forecast for
north Missouri includes cooler temperatures and chances of rain
beginning this evening and continuing into Thursday. National Weather
Service Meteorologist Sarah Atkins says by the end of the week we could
see one to two inches of rain and if there are stronger storms, that
total could go up.
<Audio: Atkins 1>
Atkins says this systems also brings some chances of severe weather.
<Audio: Atkins 2>
Atkins says this is much needed moisture around the northwest part of
the state and it will be welcomed by many.
Plastic Adding 16 Jobs Through Expansion
Expansion of the Sonoco
Plastic's plant in the Chillicothe Industrial Park is part of an
announcement by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The
company is expanding the business, including adding a second rail spur
approved by the Chillicothe City Council in May. The expansion is
expected to add 16 new jobs.
Injured In Accident Near Browning Saturday
An accident in Linn
County left both drivers injured Saturday afternoon. At about 12:50 pm
on Essex Drive, just south of Browning, vehicles driven by 20 year old
Taylor Coram of Browning and 27 year old Brandon Sheppard of Purdin were
traveling in opposite directions and met as they crested a hill. Both
vehicles were over the center portion of the road causing the vehicles
to hit head-on.
State Troopers report Coram
was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield with moderate
injuries and Hollon was taken to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital with
minor injuries. Neither driver was wearing a safety belt.
Troopers Arrest Four in The Local Counties
State Troopers report
four arrests in the local counties Saturday.
At 2:06 am, Troopers in Daviess County arrested 23 year old Donald Fore
of McFall for alleged DWI and Speeding. He was taken to the Daviess
Dekalb Regional Jail on a 12 hour hold.
8:46 in Sullivan county, troopers arrested 58 year old Lodergario Garcia
of Milan for alleged DWI-Chronic Offender, Driving While Revoked and
leaving the scene of an accident. He was taken to the Sullivan County
Jail on a 24 hour hold.
At 10:17 pm in Linn
County, Troopers arrested 33 year old Ashley Wood of Brookfield for
alleged receiving stolen property - a firearm. She was processed and
At 10:25 in Linn County, 41 year
old Brandon Wood of Brookfield was arrested on several charges,
including: receiving stolen property - a firearm, unlawful possession of
a firearm, no insurance, no seatbelt and on a warrant from the State of
California for an alleged parole violation. He is held at the Macon
Chillicothe Police Report
Includes Three Arrests
The Chillicothe Police
Department report for the weekend includes several investigations and
Officers investigated a report of theft in the 700 block of Elm Street.
The incident was found to be a civil issue.
A traffic stop in the 1300 block of N. Washington Street, resulted in
the arrest of Rodney Henderson for alleged driving while suspended.
A traffic stop at Waples and Washington Street resulted in the arrest of
Sarah Knouse for alleged driving while suspended. She was processed and
About 1:00 am. officers checked a vehicle parked in Danner Park after
hours. They took two juvenile boys and a girl into custody for
possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. They were transported to the
Police Department and released to parents.
1:00 pm, Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400
block of Wise Street. The incident was verbal.
At about 3:10 pm, Officers received information that a couple had
removed a new TV from a box, placing an old TV back in the box and
taping it shut in the parking lot of South Town Shopping Center.
Officers were unable to locate the suspects and alerted local stores of
a possible scam. At 6:39pm, officers were called to the 1000 block of
Graves Street on a report a man was attempting to return the TV as a new
one. They arrested Dustin Miller for alleged fraud. Miller was processed
at the police department and charges are pending.
Reservations for Chamber Luncheon
Wednesday's Chillicothe Area
Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is due by Monday at Noon. The
Luncheon will feature a special guest who
will talk on many topics for the Missouri Business and industry. Missouri
Chamber President and CEO Dan Mehan will address the attendees of the
Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday, June 20th. Included in the topics will be a discussion
of upcoming issues facing Missouri's roads & infrastructure with the "Missouri
Can't Wait" initiative
will be at Noon, at Comfort Inn and Suites. The cost is $10 for chamber
members and $15 for all others. Call the Chamber office at
Hydration Important In Hot Weather
With the KCHI listening area under a heat
advisory until Sunday night at 8:00pm, it becomes more important to stay
hydrated. Sara Wood, an area Nutrition and Health Specialist with the
University of Missouri Extension Service says staying hydrated becomes
important for everyone
<Audio: Sara Wood 1>
Wood says if dehydration becomes severe it can lead to
heat cramps, exhaustion and heat stroke. She says it's especially
important to hydrate when you start sweating.
<Audio: Sara Wood 2>
She says some fruits and vegetables can help with your
daily fluid needs. She says when hydrating, avoid caffeine, sugar and
Frogging Season Begins Soon
Frogging season begins June 30th in
Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. Specialist
Cliff Wilson says how many frogs you can take depends on your permit.
<Audio: Cliff Wilson
Wilson says people under 16 or over 65 in
Missouri don't need a permit. He says Missouri has two frog species that
are legal game.
<Audio: Cliff Wilson 2>
He says to check with your local conservation
department for the daily limits and permit questions.
One Injured In Crash South of Chillicothe
A St Joseph man
suffered serious injuries in a Friday afternoon traffic accident south of
Chillicothe. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol a vehicle
driven by 26 year old Ryan Schuermann was southbound on Highway 65, four
miles south of Chillicothe when he crossed the center line and struck a
Tractor Trailer driven north by a 66 year old man from Shawnee, Kansas.
The Schuermann vehicle hit the semi's driver side and rear duals, then skidded off
the road. Schuermann was taken to Hedrick Medical Center then Life
Flighted to Truman Medical Center with serious injuries.
The Highway Patrol was assisted by the
Chillicothe Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff's Department and
Child Injured in Semi Accident
An 11 year old
male from Ridgeway suffered minor injuries Friday morning in a one-vehicle
accident on Daviess County Route AA, three miles west of Old Pattonsburg.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a Semi Truck with a flatbed trailer
driven by 31 year old James Baker of Ridgeway pulled over and came to a
stop to park partially off the side of the road. While stopped, the Semi
slowly began to overturn and came to rest on the passenger side of the
vehicle. 11 year old Caleb Baker was taken to a Cameron Hospital with
Hornets Football Team Helps With School
Members of the Chillicothe Hornet
Football team helped this week at Central School. Superintendent Dr Roger
Barnes says team members and coaches made short work of clearing
classrooms in preparation for a move across town.
<Audio: Roger Barnes 1>
Dr Barnes says they really appreciate the work
put in by the team.
<Audio: Roger Barnes 2>
Items from Dewey School were moved to the new
Chillicothe Elementary School at the end of the school year,. Work
continues at Dewey in preparation of incoming 4th and 5th grade students.
The Chillicothe School Board hopes to sell the
Central School property later this year.
Bluegrass Festival to be part of Sliced
The Chillicothe Area Arts Council's Sliced
Bread Jam - Bluegrass Festival will be a part of this year's Missouri
Sliced Bread Day festivities on July 7th. Arts Council Director Mary Lou
Vandeventer says shows will be Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 pm each day.
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She says the special promotion is good
only for the Saturday show, and she says there will be a great line-up
Mary Lou Vandeventer 2>
Tickets for the Saturday show are normally
$10 for adults. The Sunday Ticket is $20 for adults and $7 for students.
The Slice Bread Jam is also a part of the Arts Council Season Ticket this
year, and members will be admitted at no extra cost.
Friends of the Park Talks to City Council
A non-profit organization called
"Friends of the Parks" recently addressed the Chillicothe City Council
about assisting with Simpson Park. Ryan Horsman, President of the
organization, told council members the Simpson Park playground area is
their number one priority
<Audio: Ryan Horsman 1>
He says the plan is
to partner with the City and the Parks Department.
<Audio: Ryan Horsman 2>
Horsman said anyone wanting more information or
to support the Friends of the Parks organization can call 973-6655
Carrollton Town Council Meets Monday
The Carrollton Town Council will discuss three
ordinances on the agenda for Monday's meeting at 6:00 pm at Carrollton
First on the agenda is the 2017 Audit Report
presented by Brian Eckoff and McLiney and Company will have a presentation
of the Carrollton Water Line Improvements.
The Town Council considers an ordinances for
number of members on the Park Board; the Street Sealing Bid for around the
square and a bid for demolition of houses at 513 Benton and 202 South
will also consider Liquor license renewals, plus hear reports from
the Wastewater Supervisor and Street Supervisor.
School Resource Officers More Than Just
When you hear the words "School Resource
Officer" you may think their only duty is to break up fights in school
buildings. Eric Menconi is one of two Resource Officers in the Chillicothe
School District, along with Mike Lewis. Menconi, a member of the
Chillicothe Police Department, primarily works the Middle School Building.
He sys their job is more than just security.
<Audio: Eric Menconi 1>
Menconi says Chillicothe has a good student body,
but there are cases of students acting up. He says it can be due to a
number of reasons and he says Law Enforcement is always there to help,
regardless of the cause.
<Audio: Eric Menconi 2>
more on the topic, Officer Menconi will be a guest on KCHI's "Cop Talk"
show Sunday at 12:15pm.
Area Road Work Next Week
Summertime is usually a busy time
for roadwork by the Missouri Department of Transportation and next week
will be no different. Here is a list of some of the major road work
scheduled in the KCHI listening area
Livingston County: Route 65 sealing
and resurfacing project from the north edge of Chillicothe to the Iowa
state line and will include a 12-foot width restriction (this includes
Grundy County). There will also be pot hole patching on Routes A and Y
County: Bridge maintenance continues on the Brushy Creek Bridge on
Route 36 and will include overnight lane closures
Carroll County: Route 65 sealing and
resurfacing project from the Missouri River to the Iowa State Line and
will include a 12-foot width restriction.
Chariton County: Route E closed June 19th
for a culvert replacement from Route JJ/F to Route 5 and bridge
maintenance at the Salt Creek and Brush Creek bridges on Route 11 on the
County: Route 13 remains closed through September for a bridge
replacement project at the Honey Creek Bridge. There will be pavement
repair on I-35 from Mile Marker 58 to marker 51 near Cameron
Linn County: Shoulder improvements on Route 36
from Route 11 to Route 5. The project includes a 16-foot width
A Liberty resident, formerly of Rothville, 89
year old Jim Carpenter died June 13th in Liberty. Services are Monday at
11:00 am at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield with a private family burial
in Rothville Cemetery. Family visitation is Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 am
at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Rothville Baptist
Emily Frances Vaughn
A Trenton resident, 87 year old Emily Frances Vaughn died June 13th in
Kansas City. Services are Monday at 2:00 pm at Resthaven Mortuary in
Trenton, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Gardens of Trenton. Friends may
call Sunday starting at 12:00 pm with family visitation Monday from 1:00
to 2:00 pm at the Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Wesley United
Methodist Church or the Sunnyview Foundation.
resident, 63 year old Alicia Priscilla McCoy died June 15th in
Chillicothe. Services are Monday, June 25th at 10:00 am at Lindley Funeral
Home in Chillicothe with inurnment at a later date. Friends may call
Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made
to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
A Blackburn resident, 77 year old Patricia
Salmon died June 15th in Sweet Springs. Private memorial services will be
held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Breshears
Memorial Chapel in Brunswick.