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Senator Blunt To Visit NCMC May 1st
Senator Roy Blunt will visit North Centrals Missouri
College in Trenton on May 1st beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Cross Hall. Blunt
plans to discuss the increase in Pell Grant and expansion for summer.
Owner Said "Get A Warrant" - Officers Did
A parking complaint in the 1100 block of Jackson Street
resulted in a search and arrest. Chillicothe Police Detective Michael
Smith says the parking complaint was on Sunday and when the officers
arrived and investigated they found signs of possible drug use. The home
owner told the officer to get a warrant
if they wanted to search the home. So the officers did just that.
Detective Smith says the warrant was granted and delivered it to begin the
search, the home owner stated, "they told Officers to get a search warrant
because they didn't believe the Judge or courts worked on a Sunday."
The home owner was subsequently arrested for alleged possession of
marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. They were also issued
citations for animal violations. The car owner was cited for illegally
parking in a marked no parking area.
you were ever wondering, you now know - Yes… the Livingston County Courts,
Judges, and the Prosecutor are always available no matter the day of the
New Traffic Signal To Be Activated Thursday
Thursday, the Missouri Department of Transportation
will turn on the new Traffic Signal for the Chillicothe Elementary School.
The signal located at Coach K Road and US 65 will be activated around
mid-day. MoDOT officials will be on hand to set the appropriate timing for
Drivers using US 65, north of
Highway 190 should be aware the new signal will remain active after it is
turned on Thursday.
Council Spring Cultural Luncheon Is May 3rd
The Chillicothe Area Arts Council Spring Cultural
Luncheon is May 3rd at Silver Moon Plaza. Arts Council Administrator Mary
Lou Vandeventer says they will have two performances for you.
VanDeventer says there is no charge
for the event. She says a box lunch is available
The box lunch is available,
but not required. If you want the box lunch, it must be reserved by
calling the Arts Office 646-1173 by this Friday at Noon.
Warm dry weather is planned, but in case of rain, it will be moved to
First Christian Church, 900 Jackson Street.
Library's Poetry Open Mic is Thursday
The Livingston County Library will host a Poetry Open
Mic. Monica Holmer from the Library says it will be held Thursday evening.
If you have questions about the
Poetry Open Mic event, Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, call the Library at
County 4H Contest Day Winners
Results from the Livingston County 4-H Contest Day on
April 7th were released and include the winners in several categories. The
contest included 37 members ages 5-18 competed in areas of their choosing
including Public Speaking, Demonstrations, Photography, and collections.
The "1st Place in County" winners include:
Public Speaking - Prepared Speech:
8-10: Molly Kennebeck - Blue, State Competition, 1st in County;
Age 11-13: Emma Thomas - Blue, State Competition, 1st in County
Age 14-up: Madelyn Wilford - Blue, State Competition, 1st in County
Public Speaking - Extemporaneous Speech:
Age 8-10: Alyssa Harris - Blue, State Competition, 1st in County;
Age 11-13: Sadie Burtch - Blue, State Competition, 1st in County;
Age 14-up: Joe Johnson - Blue, State Competition, 1st in County
Public Speaking - Technology Assisted:
Age 14-up: Seth Hansen - Blue, State Competition, 1st in County
Turner Jones - Slime - Blue, State Fair, 1st in County;
Bridget Eller - French Toast - Blue, State Fair, 1st in County;
Josie Reeter - Eggs - Blue, State Fair, 1st in County
Bridgett Eller - Wreath - Blue, State Fair, 1st in County;
Animal: Ellie Acree - Lemur - Blue, 1st in County;
Person: Azriel Murphy - Memories on the Farm - Blue, 1st in County
Age 8-10: Ellie Acree - Beanie Babies AND Henry Link - Tools - Blue, Tied
for 1st in County
Age 11-13: Jessica Reeter - Horse Quilt - Blue, 1st in County
Just Two Days Remain For Citywide Clean-Up
There are two days remaining in the annual Chillicothe
Citywide Clean-up. CMU Refuse Department opens the old Transfer Station
for free disposal of nearly anything by Chillicothe residents. The last
two days are today and Saturday from 8:00 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
The old transfer station is located on Mitchell Road. CMU reminds anyone
bringing tires, there is a charge for tire disposal.
Please, do not bring hazardous materials, as they will not be accepted.
Forgery, Theft And A Stolen Gun In Police Report
Chillicothe police conducted several investigations
Before 5:00 am, officers were called
to a laundromat in the 1100 block of Walnut on a report of property damage
and attempted theft. The damage was to a few washing machines and a change
At about 6:00 am, at Violet and Henry
Streets, at semi and trailer hit a utility pole as it was making a turn.
The truck broke off the pole. The police notified CMU.
At about 9:10 am, forgery was reported at a business on Gilbert Street. A
suspect was identified and the investigation continues.
About 1:15 pm, officers took a report of a child in the roadway in the 400
block of Clay Street. Officers arrested Vanessa Grant for alleged
endangering the welfare of a child. She was processed and released.
About 3:10 pm, officers took a report of fireworks or a gunshot in the
area of Broadway and JFK. They were unable to locate the source.
About 4:25 pm, officers took a report of a handgun stolen from a vehicle
in the 1000 block of Jackson St.
Boil Water Advisory In Wheeling
The City of Wheeling is under a Boil Water Advisory.
The boil advisory is due to water main repairs and remains in place until
further notice. Check the Boil Order
Troopers Arrest Laplata Man
State Troopers arrested a Laplata man Tuesday evening.
Fifty-four year old Raymond Head was arrested at about 5:25 pm in Caldwell
County for alleged domestic assault and no valid drivers license. He was
taken to the Caldwell County Jail on a 24 hour hold.
Has A Free Bridge In Sullivan Co.
A historic bridge in Sullivan County is available FREE
to a government organization of individual who would like to preserve it
as a historical landmark. The Missouri Department of Transportation is
accepting proposals for the reuse of the seven panel Pratt pony truss
bridge, over East Medicine Creek Drainage Ditch, on Route PP just 0.25
miles east of Route 139 in Sullivan County. The bridge will be replaced
with a new and wider bridge in 2019 / 2020.
The one-lane bridge was rebuilt by Callihan & Wallmar and Carl Partin in
1955, but the original fabricator is unknown.
The bridge is considered historic because it is eligible for listing in
the National Register of Historic Places due to its local significance in
transportation and engineering. MoDOT is required to offer the bridge free
of charge to qualifying groups or individuals, but the bridge must be
removed at the qualifying group or individual's expense.
Proposals are due by December 31, 2018. Details about the bridge, as well
as information about reusing a bridge or making a reuse proposal, can be
found on MoDOT's Free Bridges
County Sheriff's Department - 1st Quarter
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department quarterly
report shows higher numbers in several key areas and one number that is
lower. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says when comparing the first
three months of 2018 with the same period last year, there are
The Department houses detainees
at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail. Average Number of Detainees has grown
slightly: This year, the average daily population is 36.66, compared
to 33.66 in 2017. The county is charged on a daily basis for detainees.
Calls for service directly to the Sheriff's
office are up significantly. In 2017, they received 59.86 calls per day,
that number has grown to an average of 81.02
calls per day. This does not includes calls to the dispatch office.
Investigation for the first quarter are up about 2.8%, from 147 to 151.
Arrests in the first quarter are up about 50%, from 42 in 2017 to 63 in
Cox says right now they are have six
road patrol deputies and one part-time or reserve deputy. A full staff
would be 8 deputies and 2 reserve.
Student Art On Display This Week
Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery is this year’s
venue for the middle school and high school student artwork, on display
through this Saturday. A reception will be held Friday, at 5:30 pm with a
special performance from Chillicothe’s Middle School choir. All students,
families and the public are invited to attend this free reception to be
held at Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery.
R-II Spring Music Programs Begin Soon.
The Chillicothe School's annual Spring Music Programs
begin next week. The programs are each at 7:00 pm at the Gary Dickinson
Performing Arts Center. The Schedule includes:
April 30th - Chillicothe Middle School Band Concert
May 1st - 4th Grade Music Program and the Stinger Singers.
May 2nd - Chillicothe High School Band Concert
May 7th - 2nd Grade Music Program
May 8th -
CMS/ CHS Combined Choir Concert
Livingston County Most Wanted
The Livingston County Sheriff added a new name to their
most wanted list. Twenty-three year old Tristan Marie Greer of Laredo is
wanted on a warrant for alleged robbery. Bond is set at $20,000 Cash.
Greer is described as a white woman, 5 foot 5 inches tall, with blonde
hair and hazel eyes. If you have any information on the whereabouts of
Tristan Marie Greer, call the Livingston County Sheriff's Department at
Church Women United To Meet May 4th
The Chillicothe Church Women United will meet to
celebrate May Friendship Day, May 4th at 9:30 AM at the United Methodist
Church. The meeting will be downstairs in Griffith Hall.
The May Friendship Day program is "In Gratitude for God's Presence" and
focuses on our gratitude for God's presence in all things and especially
as we respond to human needs.
Church Women United ask you to invite a friend and join them as they meet
here in Chillicothe.
Church Women United is
very important locally as they are the sponsor for the Mobile Meals
Program. If you would like to volunteer to deliver meals, contact Maureen
Erwin at 646-5521.
Deputies & Zaki Assist Troopers
Last Saturday, the Livingston County Sheriff's
Department was called to an accident in the northwest part of the county
to assist the Highway Patrol. The alleged driver had fled on foot and was
hiding from law enforcement. Detective Ryan Ford and Deputy Chris Mueller
responded with K-9 Zaki.
Zaki was quick to
find the suspects trail and during the track the suspect tried to move and
was apprehended by state trooper.
arrested John J. Young for alleged DWI-Aggravated offense. Young remains
at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.
Has A Yard Waste Area
The Yard Waste Area for the City of Chillicothe is open
Monday to Saturday. CMU Refuse Director Troy Figg says this is an area to
drop off grass clipping and small branches.
Figg says there are usually a couple
items available for residnets to take from the area. They are compost and
wood chips. The compost is from the grass clippings collected over the
years and Figg says that will be available soon.
The other item is the wood chips.
If you have questions about the yard
waste area for the City of Chillicothe, call the CMU office at 646-1683.
Trenton City Council Approve Chapter 100 Bonds
The Trenton City Council took care of several pieces of
business in Monday's meeting. Councilman Glen Brigs says the Council
approved the issuing of Chapter 100 bonds to assist Nestle in the purchase
of the equipment at the ConAgra Plant in Trenton. The Council first
confirmed the city is NOT on the hook if Nestle defaults on the bonds.
The Council approved an update to an ordinance, eliminating the fee for
demolition of a house that has been damaged by fire.
The Council also changed city code for the appointment of the Fire Chief.
The change allows the Council to appoint the Fire Chief "At Will." This
means they do not have to re-appoint the Fire Chief each year.
Resurfacing Prep Continues On US 65
MoDOT's resurfacing project through Mercer, Grundy,
Livingston and Carroll counties is scheduled to start back up soon. MoDOT
has contracted with Vance Brothers to resurface approximately 83 miles of
US 65 between the Iowa border and the Missouri River as well as a small
portion of Route 6 near Trenton.
part of the project, pavement repairs between Chillicothe and the Missouri
River are complete. Pavement repairs to the section between Chillicothe
and the Iowa state line is slated to take place from May 7 to 11. Traffic
may be reduced to one lane around the area where repairs are being made.
Some lane closures could remain in place overnight in some locations.
Crews plan to work during daylight hours and could work Saturday, May
12th, if needed. Traffic control will be in place alerting motorists of
the work. All work is weather permitting and could be rescheduled.
MoDOT encourages all travelers to slow down, especially in work zones, as
there will be large equipment and workers near the driving lanes. As
always, please buckle up, eliminate distractions, pay attention and drive
safely so everyone is able to Arrive Alive.
For LCL-Con Due Friday
The Livingston County Library is asking area artists to
consider submitting entries for their version of Comic-Con. Monica Holmer
from the library explains.
Holmer says the deadline for the
samples is this Friday. Entries may be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org. They should include your name
address and photos of samples of your work.
For more information, call 646-0547.
Health Center Spring Walking Challenge
The Livingston County Health Center's Spring Walking
Challenge began over the weekend and continues for 8 weeks until June
16th. Ann Burchette from the Health Center says this is a continuation of
Health Center’s "Walk Chillicothe" Project.
Burchette says the program asks all
participants to pledge to walk 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 8
Burchette says it is not too
late to get involved. If you have questions about the Walk Chillicothe
program, call the health Center at 646-5506.
Billy Joe Boley
A Chillicothe resident, 66 year old Billy Joe Boley died April 22nd in
Chillicothe. Graveside services are Wednesday at 10:00 am at Hutchinson
Cemetery in Chillicothe. Friends may call Tuesday from 12:00 to 8:00 pm
with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in
Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Georgetta "Gege" Rose Wessel Stover
A Chillicothe resident, formerly of Carrollton, 39 year old Georgetta
"Gege" Rose Wessel Stover, died April 19th in Chillicothe. Funeral service
at Wednesday at 1:30 pm at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton, with
burial at Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton. Family visitation is
Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to
the family's choice.
Celia Frances (Witten) Vaughn
A Trenton resident, 78 year old Celia Frances (Witten) Vaughn died April
21st in Trenton. Services are Wednesday at 2:00 pm at First Christian
Church in Trenton, with burial at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Trenton.
Friends may call Tuesday beginning at 9:00 am at Resthaven Mortuary in
Trenton with family visitation Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the
church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Church Women’s United
Joan Cecilia Lauhoff
A Chillicothe resident, 93 year old Joan Cecilia Lauhoff died April 22nd
in Kansas City. A Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday at 10:00 am at
Saint Columban’s Catholic Church in Chillicothe, with burial at St.
Columban's Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 12:00 to 8:00 pm with
a Parish Rosary at 5:30 and family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at
Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to the Saint
Columban’s Catholic Church Restoration Fund or to the cemetery.
James "Smitty" Smith
Meadville resident, 74 year old James "Smitty" Smith died April 23rd in
Meadville. Services are Thursday at 10:30 am at Wright Funeral Home in
Brookfield with burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery west of Purdin. Friends may
call Wednesday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm with family visitation from 6:00 to
8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.
Beverly Sue Allen
Hamilton resident, 80 year old Beverly Sue Allen died April 23rd in St.
Joseph. Services are Saturday at 2:00 pm at Hamilton United Methodist
Church with burial in Highland Cemetery in Hamilton. Friends may call
Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton with
family visitation Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the church. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to the cemetery.