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School Construction Progress 10/18
Windows for the Chillicothe Elementary School
are arriving and construction is going well. Superintendent Dr Roger
Barnes says he is very pleased with the daily progress.
Barnes says things moving along well.
Recent Bookings At The Jail 10/18
Two people were booked into the Daviess
Dekalb Regional Jail recently. The Livingston County Sheriff's Department
Twenty-nine year old Janice Christine
Shiner is in custody for alleged tampering with a motor vehicle. She is
held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail with bond set at $5,000. She was
arrested on a warrant issued in August.
Leavenworth Kansas man, 51 year old Dale E Denoyer was arrested on a
probation violation warrant on an original charge of passing a bad check
in 2015. He was arrested Monday and is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional
Jail with no bond allowed.
Library - Murder Mystery 10/18
The Livingston County Library hosts a Murder
Mystery evening November 9th in the second floor courtroom of the library.
The scene is as follows.
It is 1927, and the mob scene is prospering in major cities across the
United States with rum running,
loan sharking, protection rackets, speakeasies, and gaming halls. Crime
bosses from across the country
are meeting at the Karlton Ritz Hotel on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City in
an attempt to create a unified
crime faction. With this many mobsters in one place, something is bound to
go wrong . . .
Monica Holmer from the
library says it is a casual scene.
Appetizers will be served, followed by coffee and dessert. The event is
limited to 28 participants, so registration is required and will remain
open until all spots are filled. The suggested minimum age for
participants is 16.
To register call the library at 646-0547. If you
have questions, call the library and ask for Monica.
Local Bed Bug Reports 10/18
Bed Bug infestations are in the national news
from time to time, but we don't hear about them too often on the local
level. Lori Murray is an Environmental Health Specialist at the Livingston
County Health Center and says they've received several reports from local
residents who are experiencing an infestation of bed bugs. Murray says bed
bugs are not necessarily a sign of dirty living. They are more common with
people that travel and happened to be in a place that had bed bugs, and
they bring them home.
Murray says the important thing is for residents to educate themselves
about the signs of infestation, and then take steps to eradicate the pests
and prevent re-infestation. She says usually the first sign is bites. If
you are being bitten, try to identify the bugs and catch them to confirm
what is biting you. Murray says if you catch the infestation in the early
stages it is easier to handle.
If you are vacuuming, make sure you remove the vacuum bag as soon as you
are finished and place than in a sealed plastic bag so they cannot get
If you have questions about bed bugs,
call the health center at 646-5506
Health Contractor Employee At Prison Arrested 10/18
An employee for the medical contractor at the
Chillicothe Women's Prison is in custody on charges of alleged sexual
relations with an inmate. Sixty-six year old John Thomas Dunn is in
custody at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail with bond set at $100,000 cash
only. Dunn was arrested Monday following the investigation by the
Chillicothe Police Department. He was an employee of Corizon Health, the
health services contractor for the prison system. He faces charges of
alleged Sexual Conduct with a Prisoner and 2nd degree sodomy.
New School Is "Chillicothe Elementary School" 10/18
The name of the new elementary school in
Chillicothe will be simply Chillicothe elementary. The School Board
approved the recommendation by the committee of seven for the name.
Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says there will be a secondary name on the
Barnes explains the process of selecting the name.
The other two names on the poll
were Litton Elementary School and Grand River Elementary School. There
were nearly 1700 responses on the poll and Chillicothe Elementary School
had 58% of the votes.
Two Injured In ATV Accident - Driver Arrested 10/18
An ATV accident on East 10th Street, east of
Chillicothe Tuesday afternoon left two people injured, including a 14 year
old boy. State Troopers report the accident happened at about 3:45 pm and
left 36 year old Curtis Matthew and 14 year old Ehrich Weiss-Vanfossen
with moderate injuries. They were both taken to Hedrick Medical Center for
According to the report, Matthew
was driving the ATV westbound and approaching a turn. He did not slow
enough to safely make the turn and ran off the road and they were both
thrown from the ATV.
Matthew was also arrested
for alleged DWI - causing serious physical injury to another, operating an
ATV on a Highway, carrying a passenger in an ATV not designed for a
passenger and driving while suspended.
Missouri Education Foundation Formula Fully Funded 10/18
The Education Foundation Formula in Missouri
is Fully Funded. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes gave the School Board that
information Tuesday night.
Barnes says having the Foundation Formula fully funded is good news, but
he is also cautious.
Barnes says they will monitor
what is happening in Jefferson City and remain in contact with
Representative Rusty Black.
Middle School Stabilization Work Approved 10/18
A portion of the Chillicothe Middle School is
settling and created a crack in a stairwell. The Chillicothe R-II School
Board approved the work needed to stabilize the building at Tuesday's
meeting. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the they will act quickly.
Barnes says it is not an immediate safety concern, but they are taking
The work to shore up the wall
will start in the next couple weeks, with the peering of the wall in the
spring. The total cost is not known at this time, but is estimated around
$30,000 for the engineering work and shoring of the wall.
Kidder Man Arrested On Two Warrants 10/18
State Troopers arrested a Kidder man Tuesday
in Daviess County. Fifty-eight year old Steven Dahms was arrested on two
Caldwell County warrants for alleged probation violation and failure to
appear on a traffic offense. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional
Jail with no bond allowed.
School Resource Officer Mike Lewis Honored For ALICE 10/17
Chillicothe's School Resource Officer, Mike Lewis
was honored at the recent training conference for ALICE, which stands for
Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, the steps taken to survive an
active shooter event. Lewis took the ALICE training in 2007, the first
year it was offered and at the national ALICE Conference was recognized as
the nation's longest active ALICE instructor.
At the Conference, Lewis spoke about the initial training in 2007 and his
experiences in providing training for Chillicothe R-II Schools and many
surrounding districts over the past eleven years.
Lewis says now he concentrates more on the Chillicothe School District as
there are more trainers in the local area.
First Impact Program Offered For Parents 10/17
You have an opportunity to learn about
Missouri's Graduated Drivers License program on October 24th at the
Chillicothe High School. Deana Dothage, Director of First Impact, a
program presented by the MU School of Medicine, says the Graduated Drivers
License is meant to prepare young drivers over a period of time, from
permit to full license.
After you turn 16, you may take the license test. If they pass, Dothage
says they earn the intermediate license, which allows the to drive
Dothage says the goal is to educate the parents on the graduated drivers
license and the restrictions at each stage. You are asked to register for
the program at
firstimpact.missouri.edu/events/ and select the Chillicothe program on
October 24th. You may also call 573-884-3463.
Poosey Tour Well Attended 10/17
The weather for the 31st annual Poosey Conservation
Fall Driving Tour was near perfect. Nearly 950 visitors took the tour of
the area's roads normally closed to driving traffic. There were several
stops along the tour, allowing the visitors to receive information about
fishing, tree identification, multi-use trails at Poosey, agriculture
management, invasive species management, a prairie maze, a walnut tree
plantation, healthy waters, wildlife food plots, upland forest and timber
harvest management, and the value of diverse habitats. Visitors could also
hike to the scenic limestone bluff formation known as the Panther Den.
MoDOT Introduced "Buckle Up - Phone Down" 10/17
The Missouri Department of Transportation says
Friday is "Buckle-up Phone Down Day". MoDOT Area Engineer Austin Hibler
says the goal of the program is to save lives.
Hibler says the first part is to buckle up and give yourself a better
chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident. He asks everyone to take the
challenge and put the phone down while driving. The challenge is simple:
when you get into any vehicle, buckle up your safety belt. If you are a
driver, put the cellphone down. Turn it off if you have to. No texting and
no talking unless hands free.
Hibler says 6
out of 10 people killed in 2016 Missouri traffic crashes were unbuckled.
Since 2014 there has been a 20 percent increase in crashes involving cell
Naming New School On School Board Agenda 10/17
It's meeting day for the Chillicothe R-II
School Board and the agenda includes a name for the new school. The School
Board meets at 6:30 this evening at the District Office. They start with
presentations from staff and students at Field School, reports on the
summer school program, counseling programs and school climate evaluations.
New business includes the financials, consideration for an official name
for the new school building, consideration for the cabling of the new
building and the first reading of school board policy revisions.
An executive session is planned to follow the regular meeting.
County Commission Meeting With Assessor Today 10/17
A meeting with the assessor is on the
Livingston County Commission agenda today. The Livingston County
Commissioners meet at 9:30 am in the Commission room. At 10:00 am, they
meet with Assessor Steve Ripley and a representative from an aerial
The commission agenda
includes county road and bridge matters and administrative and
Out Donation Tops $4000 10/17
The Hedrick Medical Center Oncology Nurse
Navigator program received a donation of more than $4,000. The Chillicothe
Fire Department and Hedrick Medical Center Emergency Department raised
$4386 through their annual Pink Out t-shirt sales and Boot Block
fundraisers. The Oncology Nurse Navigator program assists families and
individuals as they deal with the process of cancer treatment.
Troopers Arrest Des Moines Man In Daviess Co. 10/17
A Des Moines man was arrested by State
Troopers in Daviess County Monday. Nineteen year old Sergie Campos was
arrested at about 11:50 am for alleged DWI with drugs, speeding and no
seatbelt. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a 24 hour
Input Sought On Highway 13 Bridge Replacement 10/17
MoDOT seeks input from the community about a
bridge to be replace next year on Highway 13. MoDOT will replace the 83
year old bridge over Honey Creek beginning with the bid process in the
spring. MoDOT will hold a community briefing Thursday, from 4:00 to 6:00
pm at the Gallatin R-V School. Designers and engineers from MoDOT will
discuss the construction plans for the new bridge and gather public input.
The current Highway 13 bridge over Honey Creek is 282 feet long and
carries approximately 1,500 cars per day. Bridges from this time were
built to last about 50 years and this one is 83 years old.
MoDOT has the bridge scheduled for replacement next year and they will put
the project out for bid in March. For more information about this and
other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636)
Operation HELP Spaghetti Supper Friday 10/17
A Spaghetti Supper to benefit Operation Help
is Friday The dinner is Friday at the First Christian Church, at 900
Jackson Street from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. This event includes the Spaghetti and
homemade desserts. A Free Will offering is accepted at the door to support
For 33 years, Operation HELP
has helped area residents with one time assistance that includes with
rent, utilities and other emergency assistance.
CCMH Angel Tree Applications Available 10/17
The annual Angel Tree at Carroll County
Memorial Hospital is taking applications for this year's Tree. The Angel
Tree allows area residents to assist others by selecting a name of a child
from the tree. The ticket with the name also includes an item from the
child wish list.
If you know someone who need
assistance in the holidays, applications are available through November
6th at the hospital, Carroll County Health Department, First Baptist
Church and Help Services. Completed applications should be returned to the
hospital or the church. The community may select tickets from the tree
between November 20th to December 6th.
have questions about the Angel Tree program, call Carroll County Memorial
Hospital at 660-542-1695.
Raymond “Derrell” Baker
Hale resident, 86 year old Raymond “Derrell” Baker died October 16th in
Marceline. Funeral Services are Wednesday at 11:00am at Lindley Funeral
Home in Hale with burial in Cameron Cemetery in Hale. Friends may call
Tuesday from 3:00 to 9:00pm with family visitation Wednesday from 10:00 to
11:00am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hale United
Methodist Church of Hale R-1 Athletic Department.
Ronald Eugene Buttz
resident, 83 year old Ronald Eugene Buttz died October 14th in
Mooresville. Graveside services are Thursday at 10:00am at Mooresville
Cemetery. Family visitation is Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Heritage
Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to Three Rivers
Hospice, Life Flight Eagle or Mooresville Community Betterment
Edna Frances Miller
A Hale resident, 93 year old Edna Feances Miller died October 14th in
Carrollton. Services are Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Bittiker Funeral Home
in Carrollton with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. Family
visitation is Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
John Shane Remol
Brookfield resident, 91 year old John Shane Remol died October 14th in
Brookfield. Services are Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian
Church in Brookfield with burial in Missouri veteran’s Cemetery in
Jacksonville. Family visitation is Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at
Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield. Memorials may be made to the
church or Hometown Legacy Foundation.
A Brunswick resident, 91 year old Dorothy Clayton died October 11th in
Brunswick. Services are Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic
Church in Brunswick with burial in the church cemetery. Family visitation
is Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made
to the church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements under the
direction of Brashear's Memorial Chapels in Brunswick.
A New Boston resident, 81 year old Alvin Standley died October 11th.
Graveside services are Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Missouri State Veterans
Cemetery in Jacksonville. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Delaney Funeral Home in Bucklin.
A Marceline resident, 57 year old Kenny Griffin died October 15th.
Services are Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline
with burial in the Masonic Cemetery in Bucklin. Family visitation is
Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Saunda Lynn Figg
A Hale resident, 56 year old Saunda Lynn Figg died October 15th in Hale.
Services are Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe
with burial in Hale Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Friday from 12:00
to 8:00 p.m. with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral
home. Memorials may be made to the cemetery or Kansas City Sheltie Rescue.
A Marceline resident, 69 year old Jim George died October 15th. Services
are Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Marceline First Baptist Church with burial
in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline with Military honors. Family
visitation is Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Delaney Funeral Home in