Twenty-Four Applied For City
Chillicothe's search for their next City Administrator is back at the
point they begin reviewing the applications received. Mayor Chuck
Haney says the deadline for applications was Monday, June 19th and
they have received 24 applications.
<Audio: Haney 1>
That committee includes the Mayor, Councilman At Large Reed Dupy and a
representative from each of the city wards, Tom Ashbrook, David May,
Dave Rogers and Don Ratliff.
when they have narrowed the field, they will begin the interview
<Audio: Haney 2>
The date of their next meeting has not been set, and they do not have
a timeline for the process. Haney says they hope to have a new City
Administrator in place before the end of August.
Street Farm To Table Banquet is Friday
Main Street Chillicothe's Farm to Table
Awards Banquet is this Friday. Ben White from Main Street says the
event will be held on Locust Street, from Ann to Clay Street.
<Audio: White 1>
Wednesday is the final day to make your reservation for the dinner.
White says the cost is $35 per person and the funds raised in the
event will be used for revitalization of section of Locust Street
where the banquet is held.
White says they
will be presenting awards.
<Audio: White 2>
To find out more or get tickets, call 646-4071. In case of rain, the
banquet will be held at Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery.
Season Open June 30th
Missouri's Frog season begins June 30th
and last through October 31st. Livingston County Conservation Agent
Jake Strozewski says it can be a fun family activity, but there are
<Audio: Strozewski 1>
Strozewski says there are several methods of harvesting frogs.
<Audio: Strozewski 2>
If you are using your hands, a hand net, atlatl, gig, bow, trotline,
throw line, limb line, bank line, jug line, snagging, snaring,
grabbing or pole and line, a fishing license is required. You can also
use a 22 and shoot the frogs, but for that method you must have a
small-game hunting permit.
the reason to harvest the frogs is for the Frog Legs that can be
baked, pan fried or deep fried and are described to taste like
Chillicothe School Board Meets Tonight
With the Chillicothe R-II School Board
back at full strength, the board members will meet this evening in
regular session at 6:30. The agenda includes several program
evaluations, consideration of change orders for the construction
projects, the professional development calendar, student handbook
changes, a request from the salary and welfare committee, board policy
revisions, job descriptions and asphalt bids.
In addition, they will consider the date for a special board meeting,
the city facility use agreement, Dewey School restroom renovation bids
and declaration of surplus items.
executive session is planned following the regular meeting Tuesday
Fireworks Stands Open Today
If you are looking to stock up on
Fireworks for the 4th of July, today is the day you have been waiting
for. You can legally buy fireworks in Chillicothe beginning today. The
fireworks tents and stands open and Chillicothe Police Chief Rick
Knouse says they are permitted to sell through July 10th.
In Chillicothe, Knouse says there are limitations to the type of
fireworks you can use within the city limits and they can only be used
from July 1st to the 4th. The public may use ground based fireworks;
that includes fire crackers and aerial fireworks that are fully
consumed. Basically, what goes up must not come down.
When using fireworks, remember the city ordinance also limits the time
and dates. July 1st to the 3rd, fireworks may be used from 8:00 am to
10:00 pm and on July 4th, the time is 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Under the city ordinance, you are also required to clean-up the debris
left after using the fireworks. If you have questions about fireworks
and when you can use them inside the City Limits, call 646-2121.
Brookfield School Board Meets this Evening
Amending the 2016-17 budget and approving
the 2017-18 budget are two of the topics of discussion on Tuesday's
Brookfield School Board meeting which starts at 5:30pm. Other agenda
items include program reviews for Guidance Counseling and Student
Health Services, discussion of the Bus and Welding Boot auction, an
update on the CSIP program and considering updates to the next school
Chapman Selected To Fill School
The Chillicothe School Board has a new
member. The board met in special session Monday at Noon and
interviewed the two candidates that had applied. They are Patrick
Groom, who had run in the April Election, and Lindy Chapman. The board
selected Lindy Chapman to fill the position until the next election in
April of 2018. A special election will be held at that time to fill
the remainder of the unexpired term.
Timely Rainfall For Area Crops
The weekend rainfall was timely for many
area farmers. The Chillicothe area received about 1.5 inches of rain
for Friday night and Saturday. Jeannette Straker from the Livingston
County Farm Service Agency says this will help the area farmers.
<Audio: Straker 1>
Straker says the dry conditions before the rain were not causing
problems just yet.
<Audio: Straker 2>
She says with a good balance of rain, sun and not too hot, the farmers
are expecting a good growing season.
Man Arrested For
Sex Offender Registration Violation
A Chillicothe man was arrested following
an investigation of alleged non-compliance with sex offender
registration requirements. Nineteen year old Jonathan Patrick
Patterson was arrested by Deputies on a Livingston County warrant.
Patterson is currently on probation for a felony conviction for
Promoting a Sexual Performance by a child under the age of 14. He is
held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Hotel Closed For Safety Violation
One of Chillicothe's hotels was closed
last week due to safety violations. Tammie Venneman from the City
Codes Department the EconoLodge hotel was shut down on Thursday says
violations included problems with non working smoke detectors,
sprinkler system, wiring, exit signs that were not working. The hotel
requested a re-inspection on Friday, but Venneman says there were
still issues that had not been resolved.
When the hotel resolves all of the problems, and are able to pass the
inspection, they will be allowed to resume normal business.
According the Chillicothe Police Department, as they were assisting
with evacuation of the hotel, officers discovered narcotics activity
and arrested a man from out of state.
Planning & Zoning Meeting Is July 17th
Chillicothe's Planning and Zoning
Commission will meet July 17th to consider a Conditional Use Permit.
The Meeting begins at 5:30 pm at City Hall. The Planning and Zoning
Department received the request to have a home-based Lawn Mower Repair
business at 1103 Locust Street. Because this is a residential area, a
Conditional Use Permit would be required.
In addition, they have received a request to place a single wide 12x60
mobile home at a mobile home park on Jennifer Lane.
Interested parties, either for or against either request, may contact
the Zoning Office at City Hall. The number is 646-5636.
Health Center Offers Alzheimer's Memory Screening
The Livingston County Health Center is
offering Memory Screening through the Alzheimer's Foundation. Ann
Burchett from the Health Center says the screenings will be offered
every other month, beginning next week.
<Audio: Burchett 1>
Burchett says there is no cost for the screening
<Audio: Burchett 2>
To make an appointment, call the Livingston County Health Center at
646-5506. Appointments are available from 9:00 am to Noon.
Teen Injured In Single Vehicle Accident
A Cameron teen had moderate injuries in a
single vehicle accident Sunday afternoon near Cameron. Sixteen year
old Emily Akey was taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center for
treatment following the accident about 12:40 pm on Route HH, southeast
of Cameron. According to the Highway Patrol, Akey was westbound and
drove off the north side to the road. She overcorrected and went off
the southside of the road and hit an embankment. She was wearing a
New School Board Member To Be Selected
The Chillicothe R-II School Board will
meet in Special Session, Monday at Noon at the District Administrative
Building. The meeting will include an interview with the candidates
for the board opening that was created when Robin Westphal resigned.
The board will then make their selection for the person to fill the
position and that person will be sworn in as a School Board Member, to
serve until after the next School Board election in April of 2018.
This meeting is open to the public.
Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report
Chillicothe Police reported two arrests
and investigations of property damage.
Thursday, officers arrested Tommy Gorman in the 1000 block of South
Washington for alleged possession of marijuana. He was cited and
Wednesday, theft from a business
was investigated in the 1200 block of North Washington. The
investigation resulted in the arrest of Matthew Oleson for alleged
stealing. Oleson was processed and released.
Property damage was reported Saturday in the 200 block of Walnut. That
investigated another report of property damage in the 1100 block of
Walnut. A juvenile was identified as a suspect and a report was sent
to the juvenile officer.
Arrest Five In Area Counties Over Weekend
State Troopers made five arrests in the
area counties over the weekend.
about 11:30 pm, 27 year old Derek Bloss of Liberty was arrested for
alleged DWI and Speeding. He was held at the Caldwell County Detention
At about 5:00 pm, Steven Ward of
Canton, Mo was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled
substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia. He was held at the Caldwell County Detention Center.
At about 3:15 pm, Jonathan A Rodgers of Raytown was arrested for
alleged speeding. 76 in a 60 zone, possession of a controlled
substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the
Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
12:35 pm Sunday, 49 year old Brain Atterburry of Polo was arrested for
alleged possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia,
driving while suspended, no insurance and no seatbelt. He was held at
the Caldwell County Detention Center.
Saturday at about 4:00 am, Troopers in Grundy County arrested 20 year
old Michael Grim of Hamilton for alleged DWI and Careless and
Imprudent Driving resulting in an accident. He was taken to the Grundy
Carrollton Man Injured In Accident
A Carrollton man suffered minor
injuries in a one vehicle accident in Carroll County on Friday
morning. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports a vehicle driven by 71
year old Donald Harmon of Carrollton was on Carroll County Route W
when the vehicle went off the road, causing Harmon to over correct and
run off the opposite side of the road and overturn into a ditch. He
was taken to a Carrollton hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Chillicothe School Board Meets Tuesday
Several agenda items will be
discussed at the upcoming Chillicothe School Board meeting on Tuesday
at 6:30pm in the District office. The agenda includes several program
evaluations, consideration of change orders for construction projects,
the professional development calendar, changes in the student
handbook, a salary and welfare committee request, board policy
revisions, job descriptions and asphalt bids.
They will also consider a special board meeting
date, the city facility use agreement, Dewey School restroom
renovation bids and declare some surplus items.
Brookfield School Board Meets Tuesday
Amending the 2016-17 budget
and approving the 2017-18 budget are two of the topics of discussion
on Tuesday's Brookfield School Board meeting which starts at 5:30pm.
Other agenda items include program reviews for Guidance Counseling and
Student Health Services, discussion of the Bus and Welding Boot
auction, an update on the CSIP program and considering updates to the
next school year calendar.
Sliced Bread Jam Has Full Saturday
A full schedule of events highlights
today's portion of the Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival at
the Livingston County Fairgrounds. Chillicothe Area Arts Council
Director Mary Lou VanDeventer expects a good turn out for the second
day of the festival on Saturday.
The program begins with three groups performing at the
Chillicothe Farmers Market this morning followed by music at the
fairgrounds starting at 1:00 and running through the evening with
possible impromptu jam sessions on the grounds.
VanDeventer says everything will be ready, rain or
<Audio: Mary Lou
Tickets for the event are $20 for adults for the day
and are available at the gate. A Cowboy Sunday service at 8:30am is
also planned and open to everyone.
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Learns
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities
management members learned the importance of Cyber Security at a
recent workshop by the Missouri Public Utility Alliance. CMU General
Manager Jim Gillilan says discussion included a wide variety of topics
involving securing their electric and IT parts of the utility
<Audio: Jim Gillilan>
Others attending the workshop with Gillilan were CMU
Electric Supervisor Matt Hopper and IT Supervisor Casey Johnsen. They
were part of a group that represented 24 member cities and utilities.
New Mural Underway in Chillicothe
A new version of a familiar mural is
returning to the green space at Clay and Washington in downtown
Chillicothe. Local artist Kelly Poling has begun work on the new
Graham's Mill Bridge mural. Poling says he is recreating one of his
murals from several years ago
<Audio: Kelly Poling 1>
Poling says a mural of this size should take a
couple of weeks to complete
<Audio: Kelly Poling 2>
He says he enjoys when people stop and watch him
work, showing they are interested in the project. The mural is funded
by and is being created on the building purchased and renovated by
Main Street organization
Area Road Work for Next Week Scheduled
The Missouri Department of Transportation
has announced the road work schedule for the upcoming week in the KCHI
listening area. In Livingston county work will include pothole
patching all week on Routes A, D, W and JJ
Caldwell County will have shoulder work on Route 116
Carroll County will have maintenance at
the Moss Creek Drain Bridge on Route 65, will have drainage work on
part of UU, will do maintenance on Route 25 at the 65 overpass bridge
and will have pothole patching on Route D
Chariton County will have pothole
patching on Route 129, will have a resurfacing project on US Route 24
from Route 5 to the Randolph County line and will include a 14 feet
Daviess County will have pavement repair on US Route 69
from G to C, will have a resurfacing project on Route 190 from 6 to U
that will include a pilot car to help guide motorist through the work
zone and will close Route T near Route AA on the 20th for a culvert
Grundy County will have pothole patching on Routes B, W
Linn County will close business 36 from Main to
Pershing on the 19th for a culvert replacement, Route 36 from
Meadville to Macon County line for pothole patching and will have
maintenance at the Locust creek Bridge
Main Break Near Dewey School
A Water Main Break near Dewey School resulted in early dismissal for
the Chillicothe Summer School Program Friday. Classes dismissed at
Noon. The water main break is causing an outage for about 60 homes in
an area on Dickenson, from Calhoun to Polk Street and on Cooper, from
Walnut, west to the dead end. Randy Hamilton from the Water Department
says those customers will be under a boil order until sometime Sunday.
Sheriff's Report Includes Several Arrests
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department has several investigations
and arrests in their report for early June. Sheriff Steve Cox says:
>June 8th, they began a harassment and possible stalking
>Trespassing was reported June 8th east of
Chillicothe. The investigation resulted in the arrest of 41 year old
Anissa L. Rhoton of Marshall and 47 year old Richard Daniel Stumph of
Hale for alleged trespassing
>June 9th a sex offender registration
violation was investigated. A report was sent to the prosecuting
>On the 14th, deputies began a child sex offense
investigation. No details are available at this time.
Other arrests in the report include:
June 11, 18 year old Levi
Elias Terrell of Chillicothe on a warrant for alleged Probation
June 12, 40 year old Joel Tracy Kellison of Chillicothe
for alleged Driving While Revoked.
tickets were issued for speeding, 10 to 25 miles an hour over the
limit on US 36.
Chillicothe Street Overlay Program Begins Monday
The Chillicothe Street overlay program will begin next week. Street
Superintendent Barry Arthur says M&M's Utilities and their
subcontractor, Tandem Paving Company, will begin Monday.
Arthur says they will also be starting the work on the Danner Park
walking trail. Parks Director Josh Norris says that schedule there is:
Tuesday - Transitional milling around the concessions area as well as
other portions along the walking trail.
Wednesday - Demolition and reconstruction of deteriorated sections of
walking trail along the northwest portion of the park.
Thursday and Friday - Asphalt overlay of walking trail.
All of the overlay work is weather dependent and could be delayed.
Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival - Rain or Shine
The Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival is going on today and Saturday
at the Livingston County Fairgrounds. Chillicothe Area Arts Council
Director Mary Lou VanDeventer says they are expecting a few hundred
people by this evening and hope to double that for Saturday. Music
starts at 1:00 this afternoon and runs through the evening with plenty
of opportunities for impromptu jam sessions on the grounds. Rain could
be a factor for Saturday, but VanDeventer says it won't be an issue
The music begins Saturday at 1:00 and they will again continue with
some great groups. Tickets for the event at $20 a day or $35 for a two
A Cowboy Sunday service will
also be offered at the fairgrounds. Beginning at 8:30 am.
School Board To Select New Board Member MONDAY
The Chillicothe R-II School Board will meet in Special Session,
Monday at Noon at the District Administrative Building. The meeting
will include an interview with the candidates for the board opening
that was created when Robin Westphal resigned. The board will then
make their selection for the person to fill the position and that
person will be sworn in as a School Board Member, to serve until after
the next School Board election in April of 2018.
This meeting is open to the public.
County Commission Agendas Are Busy
The Livingston County Commissioners have busy agendas for both
meetings next week. The commissioners meet Tuesday and Thursday at
9:30 am in the commission room.
10:00, they will meet with representatives from Green Township for the
Cart Rock allocation.
At 11:00, they will have a pre-construction
meeting for a bridge project and at 1:30 with talk about a softmatch
Thursday, from 10:00 to
1:30, Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas will attend the Solid Waste
Water meeting in Trenton
At 2:00, Bill Weaver will address the
commission about an abandon property in Bedford.
Board of Public Works Agenda Includes Sale Of Truck
The Chillicothe Board of Public Works will meet Tuesday at 7:00 am at
the CMU Conference Room. The agenda includes reports from the
department heads and General Manager Jim Gillilan. The Refuse
Department will be presenting bids for the 2005 pick-up they are
selling. And the board will make a decision on the bids received.
An executive session is planned if it is needed, following the regular
Marceline Woman Injured In Clay County
A Marceline woman was injured in a three vehicle accident on
Interstate 35, in Clay County. The accident happened Thursday at about
5:45 pm, when a vehicle had stopped for traffic congestion on the
freeway, another vehicle was slowing, when 73 year old Marjorie Stuart
of Marceline ran into the back of the second vehicle, causing it to
run into the back of the first vehicle. Stuart was taken to KU Medical
Center for treatment of minor injuries. The other drivers were not
Two Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report
Chillicothe Police made two arrests Wednesday.
Katelan Marie Chase was arrested about 3:00 pm, following a traffic
stop at Clay St. and Cherry St. Chase was arrested for alleged driving
without a license and failure to provide proof of insurance. She as
processed and released.
Earlier in the
afternoon, officers arrested William Ray Johnson on a Saline County
warrant for alleged failure to appear on non-support. The warrant had
no bond allowed and Johnson was extradited to Saline County.
Wednesday night, Officers were called to a domestic disturbance in the
1500 block of Locust. The incident was verbal and no arrests were
Street Project - Tomahawk Road
The Chillicothe Street Departments major project this years is the
curb and gutter work on Tomahawk Road, just south of Highway 190.
Street Superintendent Barry Arthur says this project is already
Arthurs says once the storm drainage is complete, they will put in
curb and gutter.
Arthur says this project will continue for the next two to three weeks
or more depending on the weather.
Five Heading To Prison
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department will transport several
detainees to the Department of Corrections following court appearance.
42 year old Jason L. Hicks of Maysville is sentenced to 4 years on a
Probation Violation for Possession Controlled Substance.
old Katrina Bledsaw of Oklahoma is sentenced to 7 years on a Probation
Violation for Possession Controlled Substance.
51 year old Sherry
Hicks of Brookfield is sentenced to 3 years for Stealing.
old William Jennings Bryant Ross of Chillicothe is sentenced to 15
years on a Probation Violation for Possession of Controlled Substance
with Intent to Distribute. The sentenced will be served consecutive
with other sentences.
33 year old Jennifer McDowell of Carrollton
is sentenced to 4 years for Possession Controlled Substance. She is
currently held at the Ray County Jail on Carroll County Charges and
will be transported at a later date.
Fireworks Stand May Open Tuesday, June 20th
The fireworks tents and stands are up and are being stocked for sale
to the public, but Chillicothe Police Chief Rick Knouse says they
cannot begin the sale of fireworks until Tuesday, the 20th, and sales
may continue through July 10th.
says there are definite limitations to what fireworks you can use in
Chillicothe and they can only be used from July 1st to the 4th. The
public can use fireworks in the city limits that are ground based,
including fire crackers and they can use aerial fireworks that are
fully consumed. That means there can be nothing that falls back to the
ground. Basically, if the fireworks launch into the air and something
falls to the ground, you are not allowed to use those.
When using fireworks, remember the city ordinance limits the time and
days. July 1st to the 3rd, they can be used from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
and on July 4th, the time is 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Knouse says the city ordinance also requires you to clean-up the
debris left after using the fireworks. If you have questions about
fireworks and when you can use them inside the City Limits, call
Woman Has Serious Injuries After Being Hit By Stolen Truck
A New Cambria woman had serious injuries when she was struck by a
stolen vehicle while walking through a yard. The accident happened
early Wednesday morning in Bucklin. State Troopers report 27 year old
Amanda Hepworth was flown to University Hospital in Columbia for
treatment of serious injuries. Troopers arrested the driver, 18 year
old Jose Montoya of Bucklin at his home an hour after the accident.
Montoya had been reported to be driving erratically through a yard
when he hit Hepworth. Montoya is held at the Macon County Jail for
alleged DWI resulting in a serious physical injury, armed criminal
action, assault, and tampering with a motor vehicle.
Bread Jam Starts With Preview Tonight
The 5th annual Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival in Chillicothe is
this Friday and Saturday at the Livingston County Fairgrounds. The
event is sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council and their
Director, Mary Lou VanDeventer says there is a FREE Preview Event
tonight in downtown Chillicothe.
VanDeventer says if you are unsure if the Sliced Brad Jam is your kind
of entertainment, this will be a good opportunity to have a sample of
what you can expect this weekend.
gates for the Slice Bread Jam will open Friday morning at 8:00 at the
Litton Ag Center. VanDeventer says the entertainment begins at 1:00
Camping is still available at the fairgrounds. Call 646-1173 if you
want to reserve a spot.
Chillicothe Solar Farm to Be Online in Early July
The Solar Farm in Chillicothe could be on line in early July. Lauren
Williamson from MC Power says the project is going well.
Williamson says when the project is fully online, it has the potential
to power a neighborhood.
CMU Electric crews were working Wednesday to make sure their
connections are in place to bring that source of power into the
Cowgill Woman Injured In Ray County Accident
A Cowgill woman was injured in an accident on Highway 13 in Ray County
late Wednesday morning. Seventy-six year old Sandra Reeves of Cowgill
was taken to Ray County Memorial for treatment of minor injuries.
State Troopers report the accident happened about 11:00 am when 79
year old Charles Cassity of Rayville, made a turn into the path of a
vehicle driven by 76 year old Charles Reeves of Cowgill and the
vehicles collided. The drivers were not injured.
Troopers Arrest Illinois Man
An Illinois man was arrested by State Troopers in Daviess County
Wednesday afternoon. Fifty-four year old Donald Roche of Blue Island,
Illinois was arrested for alleged no valid drivers license and 90 in a
70 zone. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a 24 hour
Ohio Family Lost Their Dog While Visiting Chillicothe
An Ohio family is missing their dog. Chillicothe Police are asking for
help in locating a dog lost for a family visiting from Ohio. The dog,
which looks like a terrier/pit bull mix, ran off from the area in
southern Chillicothe, near Washington and Ryan Lane. A photo of the
dog is on the Chillicothe Police Department's Facebook page and on the
KCHI Facebook Page. If you have seen the dog, call 646-2121.