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Student Arrested In Meadville Threat
A Meadville student was arrested in
connection with the threats made to Meadville School. The Linn County
Sheriff's Office reported 18 year old Jeffrey Woodward of Laclede was
arrested and is charged with two counts of alleged making a terroristic
The probable cause statement Woodward
had made comments from time to time about shooting up or bombing the
Woodward is held at the Macon County
Jail, with bond set at $20,000.
To Vote In April Election, Register By March 7th
If you plan to cast a ballot in the April
elections, you will need to be a registered voter. The final day to
register to vote and qualify for the April Election is March 7th. At 5:00
If you are not registered to vote in
Livingston County, you may come to the Livingston County Clerks office, on
the second floor of the courthouse, weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The
Clerk's office will remain open until 5:00 pm the 7th.
To register to vote, you will need to show appropriate identification. If
you have questions, call the clerks office during normal office hours.
Chillicothe Arts Council Present Three Choirs Sunday
The Chillicothe Area Arts Council presents an
afternoon of Choirs, Sunday at 3:00 pm at First Christian Church in
Chillicothe. Chillicothe Arts Council Director Mary Lou VanDeventer says
the program includes three choirs.
The show is Sunday at 3:00 pm. The
box office opens 2:30, with immediate seating. Ticket Prices - Adults $10
and Students of all ages are $5; Season Ticket holders admitted free with
season ticket. For more information, contact the Arts Office at 646-1173.
County Commission Meetings For End of February
The Livingston county commissioners meet in Regular
Session next week. The meetings are Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the
Commission room. The agendas include county road and bridge matters and
administrative and departmental responsibilities.
Thursday, March 1st, the commissioners will attend the Livingston County
Extension Council Annual Meeting at First Baptist Church.
Bridge Inspection In Carroll County
The Missouri Department of Transportation
will begin Bridge inspections in March for the northwest part of the
The work could require lane closures
and traffic delays a crews are working on and under the bridge. Motorists
are urged to slow down and use caution around these and other work zones.
MoDOT has one bridge inspection in the local counties in the early part of
The week of March 5th, in Carroll
County, MoDOT will inspect the Grand River Bridge on Route M. that
inspection includes lane closures.
Roadwork For Local Counties
The Missouri Department of Transportation
roadwork schedule for the final week of February includes pothole patching
and drainage work across the northwest part of the state. In the local
counties, the work includes:
Route 116 - Shoulder work from US 69 in Clinton County to Highway 13 all
Highway 10 - Pothole patching from the Carrollton city limits to Route FF,
Monday and Tuesday
US 36 - Pothole patching from the Macon County line to Route 139, Monday
Route 5 - Drainage work from the
Laclede city limits to the Linneus city limits, Monday to Wednesday
Forms Due By March 1
Livingston County residents that have not
returned their annual assessment forms to the County Assessor's office
have until next Wednesday. Assessor Steve Ripley says those forms need to
be returned by March 1st.
Ripley says you can file both
electronically or on paper. The forms can be mailed or dropped off at the
Assessor's office. If you plan to file on line, you have only one
opportunity, so he says make sure you have everything on the form and have
marked out anything that is sold.
If you have
questions, Ripley says double check the instructions first otherwise call
the Assessor's office at 646-8000, option 2.
If you do not receive an assessment form, contact the Assessor's office.
If you are new to the county, it is your responsibility to contact the
Assessor's office before the deadline.
Chillicothe Early Out and Mack-Up Dates
A Watermain break on Cooper Street this
morning is affecting residents in that area and resulted in the closing of
the schools in the Chillicothe R-II School District.
Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the Make Up Days for the classes
recently missed due to bad weathers are March 29th and April 2nd. Parents
should make their Calendar appropriately. The School District Calendar
showed students would have a five-day weekend, March 29 to April2nd.
Because of the Make-up days, that has been reduced to three days, Friday
March 30th and the weekend.
Police Report For Thursday
The Chillicothe Police Report for Thursday
includes several investigations and 105 calls for service.
Shortly after midnight, Officers were called to the 1400 block of Polk
Street for a well-being check. The person was found to be suicidal.
Officers assisted the individual in obtaining medical and mental health
At about 7:45 am, a semi left a
parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street and dragged some boulders
out into the road under the truck, than left the scene. Deputies and State
Troopers were called to help locate the driver.
At about 12:15 pm, an accident was reported at Bryan and Dickinson Street.
The report states a vehicle driven by George R. Taylor was west bound on
Bryan Street and Kegan L. McCracken was north bound on Dickinson Street.
McCracken began to make a left turn and hit the Taylor vehicle resulting
in minor damage.
At about 12:30, leaving the
scene of an accident was reported in the 1000 block of 1st Street. The
driver was located and cited.
At about 3:30
pm, harassment was reported at the old stadium. Once Officers arrived the
issue was resolved.
At about 10:20 pm,
Officers were called to the 1000 block of Graves Street for an intoxicated
woman. The woman left before officers arrived. An investigation is ongoing
into burglary and theft from that business.
Chillicothe City Council Meetings Monday
The Chillicothe City Council meets Monday for
a workshop and regular council session. The Workshop session begins at
5:30 pm in the conference room and includes discussions on city finances.
At 6:30 pm, the regular session of the City Council begins in the Council
Chambers. That agenda includes:
for rebranding the Green Hills Golf Course to "Litton Ranch Golf Club."
An ordinance to accept Coach K Street from the Chillicothe School District
as a City Street. This will allow phone line installation in the right of
Discussions on the proposed 2018 Street
And consideration for the
engineering contract for the 2018 street projects.
Annual service reports will be presented by the Summer Playground
Association, Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet.
An executive session is planned to follow Monday's meeting.
Chillicothe Schools Adding 2nd SRO
The Chillicothe R-II School District will
have two fulltime School Resource Officers or SRO's. School Resource
Officer Mike Lewis told the School Board, following the Executive Session,
the district is as secure as they can be. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes
says Lewis suggested that, instead of hiring a part time School Resource
Officers, they make it a second fulltime SRO. The school board agreed and
when the district hires for the position, it will be as a fulltime SRO.
Chillicothe School Dismissing Early
Chillicothe Schools, including Grand River
Tech, dismiss at 11:30 today. the early out is due to a water main
break affecting the Middle School and Dewey School. Chula students
attending Chillicothe High School are also dismissed early. They may
be picked up at Noon at the Chula School or may wait and ride the bus at
Announces Intent To Run For Judge
A Chillicothe Attorney announced he will run
for Division 2 Circuit Judge. Attorney Ryan Horsman has announced his
campaign to run for the position in the 43rdJudicial Circuit Court, which
includes Livingston, Daviess, Caldwell, Clinton, and DeKalb Counties.
Horsman maintains a civil law practice at the Chapman & Cowherd Law Firm
in Chillicothe and also serves as the prosecuting attorney in Mercer
Horsman says he has
dedicated his professional career to protecting Missouri families and
their values, and that includes relentlessly advocating for the rights of
others who may not otherwise be able to advocate for themselves inside the
courtroom. He says he is fully prepared to serve the citizens of the 43rd
Circuit as a circuit judge. He also says he has a consistent record of
upholding the law with integrity and is eager to serve in a greater
Horsman is married to Lauren
(Brodmerkle) Horsman and they have two daughters, ages six and three.
Filing for the August Primary and November Election opens February 27th.
Truck Driver Injured In I-35 Accident
A Florida truck driver was injured Thursday
in an accident on Interstate 35, north of Cameron. Twenty-three year old
Daymel Hernandez Perez of Miami, Florida was treated at Cameron Regional
Hospital for minor injuries following the accident at about 7:20 am
Thursday. The Highway Patrol reports Perez was northbound on I-35, when
his Tractor Trailer slid on the ice covered roadway and jack knifed off
the east side of the road. No other vehicles were involved in this
No other injuries were reported as
traffic on I-35 became snarled and the north bound lanes were closed for a
couple hours Thursday morning
Report Includes Several Incidents
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department
reports several incidents in the past couple weeks.
On the 15th, the School Resource Officer responded to an assault on school
property. Parents are aware of the incident and school officials are
taking administrative action.
On th 16th,
deputies began an investigation of theft of items from a parked, unlocked
vehicle, at a business in Chula. The report states numerous tools were
taken and the keys that were in the vehicle were also taken.
Monday, deputies stopped a vehicle on US 65 for following too close. The
driver was cited. During the stop, a search of the vehicle led to the
seizing of alleged marijuana, a possible controlled substance and a
syringe. A report was submitted for possible criminal charges.
Arrests in the report include:
25 year old
Dakota Hatfield of Chillicothe for alleged Property Damage. He was held at
the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
45 year old
Loutinia Lee Owens of Chillicothe for alleged driving while
suspended/revoked. She was processed and released.
29 year old Latosha Marie Hatheway of St. Joseph was arrested for
speeding, 85 in a 65 and for alleged driving while suspended. She was
processed and released.
Watercolor Exhibit Continues Through March 1st
A Watercolor Exhibit continues at the
Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery. Lana Cease, a Northwest Missouri
lifelong artist was born and raised in Iowa. She was taught to paint in
oils at a young age by her mother and later took many art courses
throughout high school but experienced very little watercolor. She is a
photographer by trade and let her painting mainly go to the wayside until
2012 when her husband bought her a watercolor class as a Christmas gift.
Cease says she'd "always loved the look of
watercolor but really didn’t know the proper techniques." Having learned
the basics of oil painting, it was difficult to make the jump as the
approach to watercolor is the exact opposite of oil.
The Lana Cease Watercolor exhibit runs through March 1st, ending with a
closing reception, March 1st from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
Shortgrass Quail Forever Banquet Is Saturday
The 11th annual Shortgrass Chapter of Quail
Forever banquet is Saturday at the Litton Ag Center. The banquet begins at
5:00 pm and includes Dinner and a live auction. Tickets are $50 for a
single, $60 for a couple and $10 for youth. Tickets are available by
contacting David Figg at 752-6787 or Cory Minnis at 646-9421.
Robert Wilbur, Jr.
resident, 70 year old John Robert Wilbur, Jr., died February 17th in
Spickard. Services are Saturday at 10:00 am at Resthaven Mortuary in
Trenton, with Military Honors to follow. The body will be cremated. Family
visitation is Friday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the mortuary. Memorials may
be made to Back Pack Buddies.
A Chillicothe resident, 79
year old Jerry Griffin died February 15th in Chillicothe. A Celebration of
Life service is Saturday at 11:00am at Souls Harbor Church of God in
Chillicothe, with a private family inurnment at a later date at Resthaven
Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe. No visitation is scheduled. Memorials may
be made to the Church. Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe is in charge of
Rosa “Lucille” Murray
A Kansas City resident, formerly of Braymer, 90 year old Rosa “Lucille”
Murray died February 20th in Kansas City. Memorial services are Saturday
at 1:00 pm at Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer. Inurnment will be
held at Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. Friends may call Friday from 12:00
to 5:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.
A Marceline resident, Katawna Clay, the 9 year old daughter of Michael and
Melony Clay, died February 19th in Marceline. Memorial Services are Sunday
at 2:00 pm at the Marceline First Baptist Church with a private burial at
a later date. Family visitation is Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline.