Named MASSP NW District Assistant Principal 9/21 12pm Chillicothe High School Assistant Principal
Dan Nagel is the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals -
Northwest District Assistant Principal of the Year. The award will be
presented at the organizations Fall Conference, October 2nd. Nagel
received a letter congratulating him on the selection based on his
dedication and commitment to serving the educational climate of his
building, with strong leadership and knowledge about quality education.
As the Northwest Region honoree, Nagel is eligible as a candidate for the
organizations Assistant Principal of the Year for Missouri.
County Commission Meeting Schedule 9/21 12pm The Livingston County Commissioners meet
Tuesday and Thursday next week and will attend an event at the fire
department. The commission 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.
Wednesday, the commissioners attend the Local Emergency Planning
Commission meeting at the Chillicothe Fire Department. This will be a
joint table top exercise between Livingston and Grundy Counties. the LEPC
meeting starts at 10:00 am and will end about 1:00 pm. The participants
will walk through the steps involved with handling an emergency, including
communication, response and cooperative efforts between the counties.
Street Rumble Coming To Chillicothe 9/21 12pm Vine Street Rumble is the next event on the
Chillicothe Area Arts Council season. Director Mary Lou VanDeventer says
the concert will be at the Gary Dickenson Performing Arts Center on
Saturday, September 30th at 3:00 pm. Vandeventer says members of the Vine
Street Rumble have performed in Chillicothe in the past. <Audio:VanDeventer 1>
VanDeventer says they will perform a wide variety of music. <Audio:VanDeventer
2> Tickets for the show are $20 for
adults and just $5 for students and will be available at the door. Arts
Council season Ticket holders will be admitted with the season pass.
East Locust Creek Reservoir - A Drinking Water Project 9/21 12pm The East Locust Creek Reservoir, a lake
construction project in North Central Missouri, will provide drinking
water, recreation and flood control. Brad Scott, the general manager for
the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission says this project has
been discussed for many years. <Audio:Scott 1>
Scott says the southern end of the lake will sit about 5 miles northeast
of Milan - east of Highway 5, is about a mile and a half wide at the
widest portion and about six a half miles long. <Audio:Scott
2> Scott says the primary economic
impact for the region are the recreation opportunities related to the
creation of the East Locust Creek Reservoir. <Audio:Scott
3> Scott says they have extensive
demolition and preparation that needs to be completed before the
construction of the reservoir begins. He will talk more about that on
Chillicothe Students To Present At MSBA Conference 9/21 6am Students from Chillicothe's Central and
Middle School will make a presentation at the Missouri School Board
Association annual meeting in October. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says
the students are part of the Steam Club. <Audio:Dr Barnes 1>
Barnes says the Steam Club was formed last year from students that applied
and it allows students to explore creativity and innovation within the
parameters setup by their advisors. He says the students will talk about
their experiences in the club. <Audio:Dr Barnes
2> They will also encourage other
school district to begin similar clubs or classes.
School District Construction Remains On Pace 9/21 6am The Chillicothe R-II School District
construction projects are progressing well. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes
says many smaller projects are complete. Barnes says there is still some
work to be done at Field School. <Audio:Dr
Barnes 1> Barnes says at the
site of the new elementary school, work continues. <Audio:Dr
Barnes 2> Barnes says last
weekend's storm tested the roof at the new school and high school. <Audio:Dr
Barnes 3> Barnes says the work on
the new elementary school remains on schedule for completion in May.
School Board Approves Surplus Books And Busses 9/21 6am The Chillicothe R-II School District will
dispose of surplus books. At Tuesday meeting, Superintendent Dr Roger
Barnes says the board declare numerous books as surplus. <Audio:Dr Barnes 1>
Dr Barnes says two busses were sold by the district. <Audio:Dr Barnes
2> When the surplus items are sold,
the district puts that money back into the general fund.
No Arrests In Weekend DWI Saturation 9/21 6am The Missouri Highway Patrol conducted DWI
Saturation enforcement in Daviess and Caldwell County this past weekend.
Sergeant Jake Angle from the Highway Patrol says the four officers
involved issued four tickets and 42 warnings. No DWI arrests were reported
from the saturation efforts. Captain James E.
McDonald, commanding officer Troop H in St. Joseph says, "One of the
Missouri State Highway Patrol's highest priorities is removing the
impaired driver from our roadways. If drinking is part of your plans,
choose a sober designated driver."
Year Old On Livingston County Most Wanted List 9/21 6am A young woman is on the Livingston County
Most Wanted list for alleged stealing a firearm. Seventeen year old Savana
Marie Coke (right) is wanted on the warrant that carries a $15,000 cash
only bond. Coke is described as a white woman, 5 foot 4 inches tall, 120
pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. If you have any information, call
the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.
Troopers Arrest Kingeston Man 9/21 6am A Kingston man was arrested Wednesday
evening. Sixty-two year old Howard Ballinger was arrested at 6:35 pm for
alleged DWI. He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24
Friday Is Pink-Out Day In Chillicothe 9/20 12pam The Chillicothe Fire Department and Hedrick
Medical Center Emergency Department celebrate Pink-Out Day, Friday in
Chillicothe. They have been selling Pink-Out T-Shirts for several weeks,
including during Chautauqua in the Park. Lea Andersen from Hedrick Medical
Center says the money will be used locally. <Audio:Anderson 1>
This Friday was declared Pink-Out Day in Chillicothe and the Hornet
Football Game is a Pink-Out game. Everyone attending is asked to where
Pink to the game. The fire department will
also have a Pink-Out Boot Block downtown prior to the game on Friday.
55 and Go Winter Coat Drive 9/20 12pam 55 and Go continues the annual Winter Coat
Project. Director Patty Mefford says they are collecting winter coats now. <Audio:Mefford 1>
Mefford asks the donated coats be cleaned before dropping them off. <Audio:Mefford 2>
The coats may be drop off at the 55 and Go/RSVP Center on Locust Street
during normal business hours. Call 646-0010 if you have questions. Winter
coats are distributed through many organizations throughout the community.
Blood Draw Clinic September 27th 9/20 12pam The Livingston County Health Center will have
a Blood Draw Clinic, next Wednesday, September 27th. The Blood Draw Clinic
will be at 7:00 am at the health center, and most of the blood work
requires fasting. The cost of the blood work will depend on the tests you
are needing. Tests available include: CBC
Chem profile, Vitamin D, PSA, A1C. Lipid, TSH, CBC ONLY, Chem Profile
Only, Thyroid Panel -without TSH and the B-12 test.
If you have questions about the cost, call the Livingston County Health
Center at 646-5506. They do not take appointments for the Blood Draw
Clinic. They do remind any that knows that are
a challenging blood draw to drink plenty of water before arriving.
Street Chillicothe Wine Walk and Concert 9/20 12pam Main Street Chillicothe and the Downtown
Merchants have a Wine Walk, October 6th. Main Street Director Ben White
says this event includes several downtown merchants. <Audio:White 1>
Wine glasses may be purchased prior to the Wine Walk at the Main Street
Office, above the Chamber of Commerce. White
encourages everyone to remain downtown on October 6th for a free concert
at Silver Moon Plaza. <Audio:White 2>
A cash bar and food vendors will be on hand during the concert.
R-II School Board Amends Budget 9/20 6am The Chillicothe R-II Budget was amended
Tuesday due to an increase in the districts Assessed Valuation.
Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says when the Assessed valuation increases,
the state can require the tax levy to be reduced. <Audio:Dr Barnes 1>
Dr Barnes says the adjustment is meant to be revenue neutral, but the
assessed valuation will mean a small increase for the district. <Audio:Dr Barnes
2> The board also made amendments
to the budget for the salary schedule where teachers have continued their
education. Barnes says after the amendments
to the budget, the district reserves will increase from 15.61% to 16.55%
Chillicothe Tuition Rate for 2018/19 Set 9/20 6am The tuition rate for the Chillicothe R-II
School District in the 2018/19 school year is increased to $7,870, up
about $500 from the current school year. Dr Roger Barnes says that is due
to increased expenses. <Audio:Dr Barnes 1>
The School Board sets the district tuition rate early to allow the other
school districts to properly plan there budget for the coming year.
Braymer Woman Injured In ATV Accident 9/20 6am A Braymer woman was injured in an ATV
accident in Caldwell County Tuesday evening. Nineteen year old Brandi
Warzala of Braymer was taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment following
the accident at about 6:30 pm on Route A in Braymer. Warzala was
northbound on Route A when she lost control of the ATV and ran off the
road, hitting the ditch and the ATV overturned and she was ejected.
Chillicothe Police Report Several Investigations 9/20 6am The Chillicothe Police Department report
includes several investigations. Monday
afternoon, officers were called to the 400 block of Calhoun on a
Children's Division hotline investigation.
Monday evening, a report of a domestic disturbance was investigated at US
36 and US 65. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
Early Tuesday morning, officers were called to Hedrick Medical Center
emergency room for a juvenile girl, who was violent and out of control.
The officers took the girl to a secured facility.
A domestic disturbance Tuesday afternoon in the 1500 block of Bryan was
verbal and no arrests were made. Tuesday
evening, officers investigated a report of a violation of an Order Of
Protection in the 300 block of Clay Street. The incident remains under
Elementary Teachers Apply For Grants 9/20 6am The Chillicothe Elementary Schools are
applying for grants to assist with their education plans. The School Board
approved the schools applying for the grants. Superintendent Dr Roger
Barnes says there is no match on these grants. <Audio:Dr Barnes 1>
The teachers at the various schools will apply for grants throughout the
John Garnett A Trenton resident, 91 year old John
Garnett died September 19th in Columbia. Graveside services are
Friday at 11:00am at Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Friends may call Thursday at noon at Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church
of Trenton. Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home in Trenton is in charge of
Frances "Eleanor" Ward
A Chillicothe resident, 82 year old Frances "Eleanor" Ward died
September 20th in Chillicothe. Services are Friday at 11:00am at
Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial in Resthaven
Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe. Friends may call Thursday from 8:00
am to 5:00 pm with family visitation Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 am
at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the National
Organization for Rare Disorder.
Sydne Amer A Brunswick
resident, 74 year old Sydne Amer died September 16th in Brunswick.
Memorial services are Friday at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran
Church in Brunswick with burial in Elliott Grove Cemetery in
Brunswick. Family visitation is Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the
church. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Missouri or
the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Breshears
Memorial Chapel in Brunswick.
A Carrollton resident, 79 year old Darlene Dresch died September
17th in Carrollton. Services are Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Foster
Funeral Chapels in Carrollton with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery in
Bogard. Family visitation is Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family's choice.
Jean B. Hunt
A former Gallatin resident, 63 year old Jean B. Hunt died September
11th in Cameron. Memorial graveside services are Saturday at 10:00
a.m. at Coffey Cemetery. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Arrangements under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home in
Robert Joel Anshutz
A Chillicothe resident, 84 year old Robert Joel Anshutz, died
September 13th in Chillicothe. Graveside services are Saturday
at 1:30 pm at Braden Cemetery in Coloma. Family visitation is
September 23rd from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in
Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to Salvation Army in Chillicothe.
David Lee Jones Sr.
A Carrollton resident, 70 year old David Lee Jones Sr. died
September 17th in Overland park, Kansas. Memorial services are
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Carrollton First United Methodist Church.
There is no family visitation. Arrangements are under the directions
of Foster Funeral Chapels in Carrollton.
Ronna Leigh Cooper
A former Chillicothe resident, 48 year old Ronna Leigh Cooper died
September 19th in St Charles. Services are Monday at 10:00am at
Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield with burial in the
Wheeling Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 1:00 to 8:00pm with
family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home Memorials
may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation