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Police Stand-Off Ends Peacefully
A standoff Friday night in the area of the
old hospital in Chillicothe ended peacefully after just under four hours.
Details of the incident have not been released, but Sergeant Hays of the
Chillicothe Police Department says the incident which began around 6:20 pm
near Broadway and 10th Street included several streets blocked off and
onlookers kept back from the area.
from the Chillicothe Police Department were assisted by the Highway Patrol
and Livingston County Sheriff's Department. The standoff ended about 10:04
pm when the subject was taken into custody and transported to the hospital
for treatment and evaluation.
Troopers Report Three From Area Arrested
State Troopers report the arrest of two
Chillicothe residents and a Cowgill resident Friday.
At about 10:30 am in Ray County, troopers arrested 42 year old Ralph
Offield of Cowgill for alleged possession of methamphetamine, tampering
with physical evidence, driving while revoked, speeding and no insurance.
Offield was taken to the Ray County Jail.
about 12:25 pm in Livingston County, troopers arrested 36 year old Sydney
Edwards of Chillicothe for alleged DWI with drugs, and careless and
imprudent driving resulting in an accident. She was treated at Hedrick
Medical Center and held with no bond allowed.
At about 9:50 pm in Pettis County, troopers arrested 46 year old Carey
Trout of Chillicothe for alleged DWI. She was processed and released.
Chamber Still Needs Chautauqua Volunteers
The 33rd annual Chautauqua in the Park is September
9th and 10th at Simpson Park. Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce is
still looking to fill about a dozen volunteer positions for the event. If
you or your group or organization would like to help make this a
successful Chautauqua, contact the Chamber office at 646-4050.
Some of the openings include:
Gate Duty both Saturday and Sunday.
Rovers that help around the park as needed
Unloading assistance for
They also need help with park
grounds pick-up for both days. This is a good service project for groups
and organizations in the community.
Volunteers can call the chamber office at 646-4050 about the shifts
available and your shirt size
Solar Eclipse Monday
A Total Solar Eclipse will take place across
the United States on Monday. Chillicothe is on the edge of the path to see
the total eclipse and Dr Angela Speck from the University of Missouri
Astronomy Department reminds us what is a total eclipse.
Speck says it's been
211 years since a total eclipse happened over what is now Chillicothe.
Area Schools are having
Eclipse viewings on Monday and using this as a learning experience for the
State Parks Issue Eclipse Viewing Advisory
State officials are cautioning about using certain
Solar Eclipse Glasses and Viewers during Monday's eclipse. Missouri State
Parks officials issued the advisory to NOT USE a specific brand of solar
eclipse glasses and viewers because it cannot be confirmed they meet ISO
and CE certification or came from a recommended manufacturer.
The glasses and viewers were sold under the name "PMS Promo Mart" and were
sold at Missouri State Park and historic site stores throughout the state.
The name is listed on the inside of the glasses between the lenses. Anyone
who purchased the glasses with the name "PMS Promo Mart" should return
them to any state park or historic site store or gift shop to receive a
No matter what brand of
Eclipse glasses you have, they should totally block normal sunlight and
protect you from damaging your eyes. If you are using the glasses and
something does not seem right, stop using them and don’t look at the sun.
Chillicothe City Hall Closing For Eclipse
Chillicothe city Hall will be closed for
about two and a half hours Monday due to the eclipse. City Hall will close
at about 11:30 am and re-open at 2:00, allowing the City Hall employees to
experience the eclipse.
MoDOT Says No Roadwork Starts Monday
Because of the expected heavy traffic for the solar
eclipse on Monday, the Missouri Department of Transportation will have no
roadwork projects that begin that day. Traffic Engineer Tonya Lohman says
they don't want to add to the congestion.
Lohman says some larger projects that are well underway will continue, but
the majority of those are not on the main routes.
She advises travelers to check the MoDOT Traveler information map
throughout the day Monday for information on congestion and any other
Weather Could Be A Factor In Eclipse Viewing
A total eclipse of the sun will take place
Monday at about 1:09 pm and in Chillicothe, will last for 1 minute nine
seconds. Will you be able to see it? Weather is the only real factor in
viewing the eclipse and The National Weather Service current forecast
includes the possibility of rain Monday afternoon. Meteorologist Dan
Hawblitzel says whether clear or cloudy, you will be able to see and
experience at least some of the effects of the eclipse.
Hawblitzel says they expect the animals may still react, including typical
evening and night time behaviors.
service is watching the forecast models and there is a chance the rain in
the current forecast could be pushed farther north by high pressure moving
into the area, leaving us with less chances of rain and better viewing.
Jameson Man Arrested Thursday Evening
A Jameson man was arrested by State Troopers
Thursday evening in Daviess County. Eighteen year old Jason Chadwick was
arrested for alleged speeding, careless and imprudent driving and
resisting arrest by fleeing. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional
Jail and later released.
Grade Levels Will Shuffle In Chillicothe Elementary Schools
The classes at the Chillicothe Elementary
schools began their final year under the current configuration and
Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says everything went well. Barnes says at
this time next year the grades assigned to the various building will
Barnes says the change
of buildings will not begin until after the end of the school year.
If everything remains on
schedule, Barnes says the new elementary school should be completed in mid
to late May.
McCaskill On Missouri Transportation Funding
The state of Missouri should see improved
Transportation Funding from the federal government, but Senator Clare
McCaskill says it may not be as good as other states. McCaskill says the
approved Federal Highway Bill will help.
McCaskill says the state still has two problems
McCaskill says community and
regional support for projects is one way of funding a large project. She
says that was seen in the Northeast part of Missouri with the expansion of
US 36 to 4 lanes across the state.
Head-On Collission Leaves Two With Serious Injuries
An accident near Polo Thursday morning left
four injured, including two with serious injuries. 33 year old Courtney
Dull of Braymer was flown to Truman Medical Center and 20 year old
Katheryn Ross of Kingston was flown to Liberty Hospital with serious
injuries following the accident about 11:00 am on Highway 13 near Polo.
State troopers report Dull crossed the
centerline as she was southbound and the vehicles collided head-on. Two
passengers in the Ross vehicle were also injured. 1 year old Ahsoka Ross
had moderate injuries and 22 year old James Ross had minor injuries. They
were both taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment. The Ross' were wearing
safety belts, Dull was not.
City Requires Construction Trailer Permits
Parking Construction Trailers on City Streets
without being attached to a vehicle will now require a parking permit.
City Attorney Robert Cowherd presented the requested ordinance and
explained the details at this week's City Council Meeting.
The permits would be issued by the Codes Department with the building
Child Abuse Investigation Completed
The Chillicothe Police Department report
includes a Child abuse investigation and rentals not returned.
Wednesday, Officers completed an investigation of possible child abuse
that was reported to have occurred in the 600 block of East Street. They
concluded that there was no act of abuse and the case was closed.
Thursday at 3:00pm, Officers responded to a report of failure to return
rented or leased equipment from the 500 block of Locust Street.
Information has been forwarded to the Livingston County Prosecutor for
consideration of charges.
Three accidents were
also investigated, there were no injuries in the accidents.
Several Chillicothe Board Meetings Next Week
Several meetings are scheduled for the City
of Chillicothe next week.
Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 6:00 pm at City Hall.
The agenda includes the introduction of the new City Administrator, an
update on Chilli Bay, the Boy Scout Camporee and from Friends of the
At 7:00 is the Tree Advisory Board
meeting, also at City Hall. The agenda includes information on Tree
Tuesday, the Chillicothe Board of
Public Works meets at 7:00 am at the CMU Office. The agenda include the
reports from the department heads and from the general manager. An
executive session is planned if it is needed.
Tuesday night, the Railroad Advisory Board will meet at 5:15 at City Hall.
The agenda includes the review of financials and any old or new business.
Chillicothe Board meetings are open to the public.
former stet resident, 28 year old Jacob Finley, died August 13th in
Minnesota. Services are Saturday at 10:30 am at New Hope Methodist
Church north of Hardin, with burial at New Hope Cemetery. Family
visitation is Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Foster Funeral Chapple
in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to the Donor's Choice.
A Bucklin resident, 70 year old Jim Molloy died August 14th.
Services are Saturday at 2:00pm at Delaney Funeral Home in Bucklin
with burial in New Boston Cemetery. Family visitation is Friday from
6:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to New
Friedrich "Fritz" Heinz von
A Watkinsville, Georgia resident, 83 year old Friedrich "Fritz"
Heinz von Richthofen, died June 10th in Athens, Georgia. Graveside
services are Tuesday at 10:00 am at Burnside Cemetery in
Chillicothe. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may
be made to the cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Lindley
Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
A Bucklin resident, 66 year old Daryl
Cohoon died August 17th in Bucklin. Services are Tuesday at 1:30pm
at Delaney Funeral Home in Bucklin with a private burial. Friends
may call Tuesday from 11:00am to 1:30pm at the funeral home.
Walter "Prather" Ellsberry
A Chillicothe resident, 73 year old Walter "Prather"
Ellsberry died August 9th in Chillicothe. Memorial services are
August 24th at 1:00pm at Prather Cemetery in Browning. Memorials may
be made to the Cemetery. Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe is in
charge of arrangements.