Named State Librarian of Missouri
Less than a year after leaving the Livingston
County Library Director's position to take a job in Tennessee, Robin
Westphal returns to Missouri to fill the state's Top Library Job. Westphal
has accepted the position as the State Librarian of Missouri in Jefferson
City. She says this job encompasses a wide range of responsibilities.
In addition, she will work with
school libraries and will be responsible for the Wolfner Library for the
Westphal says she looks forward to the
return to Missouri and talked about why she sought the position.
Westphal officially takes the position
of State Librarian of Missouri on April 9th
New Resource For Foster Homes and Adoption
A new resource to assist families interested
in Foster Parenting or Adoption opens it's doors Monday in Chillicothe.
Foster/Adopt Connect, a non-profit organization, is opening its doors here
to better serve the northwest part of the state and Chillicothe and
Livingston County in particular. Program Director Garni Churan says they
are excited to open this new office at 409 Washington Street. Churan
talked about the mission of Foster/Adopt Connect.
To celebrate their new office, they
are having a ribbon cutting and open house Monday.
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The ribbon cutting and open house for
Foster/Adopt Connect is Monday from 10:00 am to Noon. To contact them,
Police Report For Thursday
The Chillicothe Police Department handled 100
calls for service Thursday. Those calls include:
At about 3:00 am,
Officers responded to a business alarm in the 300 block of Henry St. False
About 4:45 am, Officers had an abandoned vehicle towed from Ryan
Lane near Washington.
About 9:25 am, Officers responded to a reported
disturbance between family members. Situation resolved.
12:10pm, Officers took a report of an unattended death in the 200 block of
Cherry St. Victim appeared to have died from natural causes.
pm, Officers attempted to serve a warrant in 400 block of Clay St.
About 6:35 pm, barking dogs were reported in the 1600 block of Bryan St.
About 6:45 pm, a small child was found near the street in the 1800 block
of Grandview. Child had followed older children out the door.
10:00 pm, Officers responded to a reported fire in the 400 block of
Jackson St. People were standing around a fire pit.
Fire Call To Strand - False Alarm
The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to
an automated alarm at the Strand Hotel Apartments Thursday at about 7:30
pm. They arrived to find no sign of fire. The alarm was sounding for
Apartment 203, where they found burnt food on the stove. Windows were
opened to remove the smoke.
The fire crew was
on the scene for about 15 minutes.
Warns Of Railroad Crossing Work
Contractors working with Burlington Northern
Santa Fe Railroad will close several crossings over the two weeks. The
work is to replace railroad ties along the tracks and timing is highly
dependent on the weather. The first rail crossing closure planned is
Wednesday, March 21 on Route YY at the crossing south of Route J near
If work progresses as planned, Route 139
will close at the crossing in the town of Hale on March 22.
The Route 139 railroad crossing just west of the Grand River, between
Route H and Sumner, will close on or about March 24.
Subsequent crossing closures will include Route YY northeast of Sumner,
Route 130 just west of Route 139, Route 139 just north of Route 130, and
Route FF just north of US 36 - east of Laclede. The exact timing of the
crossing closures will be determined by the crew's progress and weather.
During the closures, motorists will need to use alternate routes. All
scheduled roadwork is weather permitting and subject to change.
Five Headed To Department of Corrections
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department
will transport five to the Missouri Department of Corrections following
sentencing in Livingston county court. Sheriff Steve Cox says they will
transport the following at the earliest opportunity:
37 year old Shane Withrow of Kansas City - Sentenced to 2 years for
Possession Controlled Substance
42 year old
Eric Hollon of Chillicothe - Sentenced to 7 years for Stealing
24 year old Zayne Evans of Chillicothe - Sentenced to the CODS Program on
a Probation Violation - Possession Controlled Substance
38 year old Trinity Helm of Chillicothe - Sentenced to 12 years on a
Probation Violation - Possession Controlled Substance
23 year old Felicia Martin of Chillicothe - Sentenced to 5 years and an
ITP program for Possession Controlled Substance
Teen in Chillicothe
The Chillicothe Police Department is asking
for assistance in locating a 13 year old boy, missing since Thursday
13 year old Jayden Joseph Beltran
was last seen in the 1500 block of Calhoun, Thursday at about 3:05 pm.
Jayden has brown hair and brown eyes with a chipped front tooth. He is
approximately 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds.
He was last seen wearing a camo jacket with a
hood that has a lime green inside, gray striped shirt, blue jeans, and
navy blue shoes with white bottoms.
know the whereabouts of Jayden, please contact the Chillicothe Police
Department at 646-2121.
Board of Public Works & City Council Workshop
The Chillicothe Board of Public Works and
Chillicothe City Council will meet in joint session Tuesday at Noon for a
Budget Workshop Session. The meeting includes the presentation of the
2018/19 CMU Budget to the council for their approval. The Budget is
expected to include Revenues of $15.15 million and expenditures of $15.2.
No additional items are on the agenda. The
meeting is open to the public.
Chillicothe Police Report For Thursday
The Chillicothe Police received 130 calls for
service Wednesday. The calls include:
a disturbance in the 1400 block of Polk St. They arrested Charles Brandon
Collins on a warrant for alleged probation violation and Abigeal Deneece
Bergesen for alleged interfering. They were held at the Daviess Dekalb
8:36 am, Officers assisted
Childrenís Division on an investigation in the 400 block of Polk St.
12:10 pm, Officers gave an informative talk to a group at Hedrick Medical
3:00pm, Officers responded to a three
vehicle crash on Hornet Road at the High School parking lot. No injuries.
3:20pm, Officers took a theft report of property from a vehicle parked in
the 800 block of W. Highway 36.
Officers checked for a reported fire in the 1400 Block of Bryan St.
3:56pm, Officers advised that items removed from vehicle had been located
by a family member.
5:01pm, Officers responded
to a 2 vehicle crash at Jackson and Locust St. One vehicle was backing
from parked and stuck another vehicle as it was passing by. That vehicle
didnít stop and left the scene. No injury reported.
7:19pm, Officer received information on a lost or stolen cell phone.
7:43pm, Officer checked report of a vehicle parked in the middle of the
road at Ryan Lane and Washington. Vehicle was gone on arrival.
Brush Fire Calls Thursday
The Chillicothe Fire Department assisted with
a brush fire on LIV 418 and Route Z. The Mutual Aid call came in about
6:25 and Chillicothe provided a Brush Truck and Crew. The fire burned
approximately 40 acres of CRP. No structures were affected in the fire.
Additional details of the fire are not available at this time. Other
departments responding included Dawn and Mooresville.
The department responded to other brush fires throughout the afternoon,
but most were out when they arrived.
Additional Filings For Committee Man & Woman
The Livingston County Clerk's Office received
three more filings for County Committee Man and Woman positions in the
The latest filings include:
Rita L Jacobs filed for Republican Medicine Township Committeewoman
Suzi Beck for Republican Rich Hill Township Committeewoman
David L Beck for Republican Rich Hill Township Committeeman
remains open through 5:00 pm on March 27th.
Student Artwork At Cultural Corner
Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery is
featuring artworks from students around the area. Art Guild Director Mindy
Stedam says they currently have pieces on display from the Grundy County
of Galt School District.
Stedam says Artworks from the
Chillicothe Public Schools will be displayed in the Month of April.
The Cultural Corner Art Guild and
Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday's
from 10:00 to 2:00.
CHS Freshman Enrollment Is Next Week
Parents of Chillicothe 8th graders are
reminded to mark the dates for Freshman enrollment. The Chillicothe High
School Freshman Enrollment is March 20th to the 22nd in the High School
commons. School Counselor Ellen Tsikoyak says this is for current 8th
grade students and their parents.
Tsikoyak says the
parents and students may come any of the three nights, beginning at 6:30
pm and no appointments are needed. If you have questions, call the school
Chamber Luncheon To Feature Workforce Development
The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce is
hosting the monthly Chamber Luncheon, Wednesday, March 21st, at the
Chillicothe Country Club. The cost is $10 for Chamber members and $15 for
The topic of the luncheon is
focused on local workforce development ideas. They will discuss:
jobs in your company will be extinct within the next 10 years?
jobs will be changed so much that current employees wonít qualify to be
How will your business cope?
Register my Monday at Noon by calling 646-4050.
Is Crappie Fishing Time
Late Winter and early Spring fishing in ponds
and near dams usually includes Crappie. Caleb Pryor from the Missouri
Department of conservation says now is a good time to fish for Crappie.
If you are fishing on public
waters, you need to have a fishing license. Check out the MDC Website,
mdc.mo.gov, for more on fishing regulations and licenses.
The Seussification of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
The Seussification of 'A Midsummer Nightís
Dream' is on the stage of the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center this
weekend. The CHS Players preform this mash-up of Dr Seuss and William
Shakespeare. Drama Director Lisa Rule says the play features a cast of
twenty who play out the plot-within-a-plot hilarity.
Brett Shaffer plays Lysander, while Trace Staton says he plays Demetris.
Rule says the show uses narrators,
a blank stage, bicycles, and vintage costumes - mostly formals from the
1970's. The show will run about 80 minutes plus a short intermission and
Shaffer says tickets are
available at the door for each performance.
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The play is this weekend at the Garry
Dickenson Performing Arts Center.
Sliced Bread Jam July 7 & 8
Chillicothe Area Arts Council's Sliced Bread
Jam will be Sliced Bread Weekend in Chillicothe. The "Sliced Bread Jam"
Bluegrass Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8 at the Gary Dickinson
Performing Arts Center. Chillicothe Area Arts Council Director Mary Lou
VanDeventer says they have two great headliners for the weekend.
Saturday they will have The Petersen Family Bluegrass Band. This family
band has their own show in Branson.
the Sliced Bread Jam welcomes National award-winning "Queen of Bluegrass"
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.
festival is planned on these dates to join with our community's
celebration of Chillicothe's 90th anniversary as the "Home of Sliced
Bread". VanDeventer says they are planning Saturday evening's show to
allow folks the opportunity to participate in all of the community daytime
Stay tuned for more announcements or
contact the Arts Council at 646-1173.
Signal Installed For Coach K Road
The new traffic signal at US 65 and Coach K
Road is installed, but is not active at this time. Missouri Department of
Transportation Area Engineer Austin Hibler says they are unaware of when
that signal will become active, but they are checking on a timeline.
Chillicothe Police Report For Tuesday
The Chillicothe Police Department had 118
calls for Service Tuesday. The calls included:
At about 7:00 am, officers investigated a parking complaint in the 500
block of Corporate Drive.
At about 8:00 am,
they responded to the 1300 block of Bryan Street for a custody dispute.
Officers assisted a Kansas City Police
Department with a domestic assault investigation.
At about 10:50 am, Officers were called to the 1400 block of Dorney Drive
for an employee threatening another employee at a business. Officers
responded and quickly de-escalated the issue.
At about 5:45, Officers were called to the railroad tracks on 3rd Street
for a man walking the track while a train was coming. The man was gone
when the officers arrived.
At about 5:00 pm, a
woman was threatening to hurt herself in the 400 block of Youseff Drive.
The woman ran from the business and they were not able to locate her. The
woman later turned herself in and was transported to a mental health
About 5:45 pm, Officers responded to
the 600 block of Williams Street in reference to trespassing. An
investigation is being conducted.
pm, Officers were called to the 1000 block of Graves Street for a group of
kids yelling and cursing at patrons of a business. The kids were gone when
the officers arrived.
numerous business checks and made multiple traffic stops enforcing city
Fire Damages House In Trenton
The Trenton Fire Department received a report
of a fire at a home in the 1900 block of Cedar Street Wednesday morning.
The call came in about 9:45 and the fire crew arrived with in a few
minutes to find smoke showing from the outside. A small fire on the
ceiling of the dining room near a flue pipe for a wood stove. The fire was
contained to the dining room and had not spread into the attic. The used a
small amount water to put out the fire and were on the scene for about an
The report states heat from the wood
stove flue pipe caught the insulation and ceiling tiles on fire.
No injuries were reported.
More Filings For Committe Man & Woman
The Livingston County Clerks Office received
three more filings for County Committee Man and Woman positions in the
The latest filings include:
Sherry Jones for Republican Blue Mound Committeewoman
James C Meservey filed for the Republican Cream Ridge Township
Ann L Meservey filed for the
Republican Cream Ridge Township Committeewoman
Rita L Jacobs filed for Republican Medicine Township Committeewoman
Filing remains open through 5:00 pm on March 27th.
CHS Students Participate In National Walkout
About 70 students at the Chillicothe High
School participated in the National Walk-Out protest to support and
remember the 17 students who died a month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas
School in Parkland, Florida. This silent demonstration lasted 17 minutes,
one minute for each of the students that died in the shooting last month
Principal Brian Sherrow says they kept the students inside the school to
provide a controlled environment for student safety.
Sherrow said there are some across the country that were expected to try
turning these demonstrations into a gun control issue. There were no signs
of gun control protests at the school and law enforcement was on hand in
case there were any problems.
Chillicothe Police Report For Monday
The Chillicothe Police Department responded
to more an 120 calls for Service Monday. The calls included:
At about 1:05 am, a suspicious vehicle in the 1200 block of Washington
Street at a closed business.
At about 3:00
am, responded to the 900 block of Locust Street in reference to a domestic
At about 8:30 am, Officers took
a report of a dog bite over the weekend in the 200 block of Samuel Street.
At about 9:50 am, Officers responded to the 1700 block of Morningside Dr.
for an alarm; all was ok.
At about 10:20 am,
they arrested 56 year old Terry Greene on a Missouri Parole warrant. The
arrest was the result of an alleged assault from Saturday.
At about 3:30 pm, Officers did a well-being check on a juvenile
threatening to harm them self. A mental evaluation was sought.
At about 7:30 pm, Officers responded to the 400 block of Mechanic Street
in reference to a neighborly dispute which was handled without incident.
Moderate Drought Conditions Continue
The Chillicothe area and Livingston County in
general has received less than half of the average rainfall for the first
three months of the year. Meteorologist Linda Gilbert says conditions are
dry across the state and she looked at the local numbers.
Gilbert says in the short
term, we are expecting a little rainfall.
As we are dry, even after the
rains this weekend, you should still use caution if you are planning any
outdoor burning in the near future.
P&Z To Consider Re-Plat of Livestock Market
The Chillicothe Planning and Zoning
Commission meets April 2nd at 5:30pm at city hall. The meeting is to
consider and review a Final Plat of the Re-Plated Old Livestock Market
property off of Business 36.
The Re-plat is
to split the property into lots for easier sale in the future
IRS On Identity Theft
If you are filing your taxes and the IRS has
already received a tax return for your social security number, you will be
notified quickly. Michael Devine from the IRS says Filing Electronically
will give you the fastest response if you are a victim of identity theft.
Devine says if you are using
a tax preparer, contact them right away for assistance. If you are
preparing your return yourself, Devine says contact the IRS.
On the IRS Website, IRS.GOV,
there is a link for what to do if you are a victim of identity theft.
Devine says that will give you more details on what actions you need to
Fire Danger This Afternoon
High winds and dry conditions will raise the
fire danger across the area today. The National Weather Service says low
relative humidity will result in Very high fire danger this afternoon. Be
very cautious with any outdoor burning and anything that may cause sparks
that could start a fire. Report any fires that may start and are not under
Outdoor burning is Highly
Grass Fires Tuesday South of Chillicothe
The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to
two Grass Fires Tuesday afternoon.
Fire Fighters provided mutual aid for a grass fire south of Chillicothe on
LIV 451, about 12 miles south of Chillicothe. The call came in about 3:05
pm. The fire began as a controlled burn, but it got out of hand due to the
wind and burned about 40 acres of grass and timber. The fire crew was on
the scene for about 90 minutes.
At about 4:40,
Fire Crews were called to a grass fire near the Grand River Bridge. The
fire was just north of the bridge and burned about 1 acre. There is no
report of the cause of the fire.
Bogard Woman Injured In Carroll County Accident
A Bogard woman was injured in an accident in
Carroll County Tuesday afternoon. State Troopers report 48 year old
Michelle Stice of Bogard was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for
treatment of minor injuries after her pick-up was struck from behind by a
driver from Nebraska. Stice was northbound on US 65 at Route W, when she
slowed to make a turn, 70 year old Darrel Rihanek of Lynch, Nebraska ran
into the back of the Stice vehicle. Rihanek was not injured. Both drivers
were wearing safety belts.
Troopers Arrest Two In Area Counties
State Troopers report two arrests in the area
At about 10:15 am in Daviess
County, troopers arrested 50 year old Patrick Cowgill of Liberty Lake,
Washington for alleged DWI with drugs. He was released to the Cameron
Regional Medical Center.
In Caldwell County,
34 year old Kevon Mallory of Lincoln, Nebraska was arrested for alleged
violation of a protection order. He was taken to the Caldwell County
Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.
Governor Greitens Visits NCMC To Promote Apprenticeships
Governor Eric Greitens visited north Central
Missouri College Tuesday to announce a $3.6 million dollar investment in
discretionary federal funding to expand and develop new Registered
Apprenticeship programs across the state. Greitens visited with students
in the program and discuss the impact of these apprenticeships.
In Registered Apprenticeship Programs, students begin working from day
one. The programs combine structured learning with on-the-job training
under the supervision of a trade professional. The training evolves with
the needs of the state's employers, to ensure students get the skills they
need to find full-time work, and helps Missourians "earn as they learn."
Farmer's Market Anual Meeting
The annual Chillicothe Farmer's Market
meeting is March 26th at Royal Inn Pizza. Any producers, growers, bakers
and craftsman interested in selling at the Chillicothe Farmers Market
should attend the meeting March 26th at 6:30 pm.
Prior to the meeting, there is a new member Question and Answer session at
5:45 and the processed Food Certification and Renewal at 6:00.
All Chillicothe Farmers Market members and those interested in selling at
the market are urged to attend. If you have questions, call 660-938-4645.
Dinner is available at your own cost.
Chillicothe Economic Development Contract
The contract for Economic Development in
Chillicothe, with Rumery and Associates was renewed by the Chillicothe
City Council Monday. Terry Rumery appeared at the meeting Monday and
talked to the council about some of the activities of his office.
The Economic Development
Contract of $36,000 is paid by the City of Chillicothe, Farmers Electric
Cooperative, Chillicothe Development Corporation and Chillicothe Municipal
Utilities. Each party pays the City of Chillicothe $9,000 a year and the
city pays Rumery and Associates.
Chillicothe School Board Executive Session
Last Friday's Chillicothe School Board
executive session included retirements, resignations and a couple hirings.
Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says there was one retirement: Nancy
Hudgens - Bus Driver.
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Albertson will continue teaching.
Dr Barnes says the hiring approved by the board includes the new Head
Football Coach, Tim Rulo,
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Norris is not a teacher.
Two Weeks Left On Primary Filing
Filing for public offices that are on the
August Primary in Missouri ends March 27th, that is just two weeks away.
In Livingston County, the candidates that have filed include:
Michael Leamer, Republican for Associate Circuit Judge
Jane Edmundson Gann, Republican for Circuit Clerk of Court
Sherry Parks, Democrat for County Clerk
Douglas, Republican for Presiding commissioner
Adam Warren, Republican for Prosecuting Attorney
Cindy Ireland, Democrat for Recorder of Deeds
Amy Hobbs Baker, Democrat for Recorder of Deeds
Filing For the
County Committee Man and Committee Woman
Hobbs Baker, Democrat for 4th Ward Committee Woman
Filing for county offices and for the Committee Man and Woman takes place
at the County Clerk's office through March 27th.
Filing for the
State Offices is at the Secretary of State's Office in Jefferson City.
In the local area that includes:
Tom Chapman, Republican
for Division 1
Ryan Horsman, Republican for
Brent Elliot, Democrat for Division
For US House of Representatives Seat
- District 6
Republican: Sam Graves
Democrats: Winston Apple and Henry Robert Martin
Libertarian: Dan Hogan
For US Senate
Republicans: Tony Monett, Austin Petersen, Josh Hawley, Fred Ryman,
Christina Smith, Kristi Nichols, Bradley Krembs, Ken Patterson, Brian G.
Hagg and Courtland Sykes
(Coffee) Wright, Angelica Earl, Leonard Joseph Steinman II, John Hogan,
Travis Gonzalez and David Faust
Chula School OPT Carnival and Auction
The Chula School District Carnival and silent
auction is March 23rd. Becky Stone, a teacher at Chula School says this
event raises funds to support the Organization of Parents and Teachers or
The Carnival is March 23rd
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Chula School. In addition to the games and
concessions, there are opportunities to win cash and other prizes. For
more information or to donate to the Carnival, call Chula School at
Coach K Road Accepted By City Council on 3/2 Vote
Coach K Road, the street that runs from US 65
to the new Chillicothe Elementary School is now a city street. The
Chillicothe city council approved accepting the street during Monday's
council session on a vote of 3/2, with Council members Wayne Cunningham
and Tom Douglas voting No. Cunningham told the council he thought this
should have been a concrete street.
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While concrete had been used on many
permanent street projects, when money was provided by the city for the
project came from the Capital Improvement Fund and the city did not
specify the desire for concrete. The plans were also submitted to and
approved by the city, before work began on the street.
Councilman Tom Douglas says he voted no for the funding of the street when
the request was brought to the city and that is why he voted no on
accepting the street.
Additional Chillicothe City Council Action
Other actions in the City Council meeting
Approval of the allocation of
the sales tax fund. 100% of the sales tax revenue will go into the General
Fund. In the past as much as 50% of the revenues had gone to Streets. City
Administrator Darin Chappell explained the change.
The public hearing was
held on vacating an alley that runs from Jackson to Webster Streets in the
400 block. The council approved the action, but the petitioner will need
to have surveys completed and appear before planning and zoning to
continue the action.
The council approved the
continued contract with Rumery and Associates for Economic Development.
They approved declaration of three utility trailers from the Street
Department as surplus and the purchase of a properly sized utility
The council also approved the
agreement with the Missouri Fire Chiefs Association for intergovernmental
Injuries In Truck Accident Near Chillicothe
An accident between two semis east of
Chillicothe Monday Afternoon blocked a portion eastbound US 36. Sheriff
Steve Cox reported at about 2:15, the accident involved two semi's, one of
which was jack-knifed into the ditch and the other had collided with the
cab of the first truck. The accident happened in front of a implement
dealer, just east of the railroad bridge.
Trenton Woman Injured In Roll-Over Accident
An accident in Grundy County Monday left a
passenger with minor injuries. State Troopers investigated the single
vehicle accident that left 28 year old Jessica Loman of Trenton with minor
injuries. According to the report, the accident happened on Northwest 10th
Street, north of Trenton at about 4:07 pm, when 27 year old Robert Fisk of
Trenton was northbound and went off the road and into the ditch, rolling
onto the passenger side. Loman was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in
Trenton for treatment. They were not wearing safety belts.
Procrastinators Have Two Extra Days This Year
If you are a Tax Filing procrastinator, you
get a couple extra days to put off filing the Federal and State Tax
Returns this year. Michael Devine from the IRS says they are normally due
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Devine says most people that put off the
filing are those that will pay in. He says donít set it aside and forget
to send it in. He says if you file electronically you can schedule the
If you forget to send in your tax
return and you owe, there are penalties and interest.
US 65 To Start Soon
Resurfacing of 83 miles of US Highway 65,
through Mercer, Grundy Livingston and Carroll Counties will begin soon.
Vance Brothers is working with MoDOT on the project from the Iowa Boarder
to the Missouri River. MoDOT says this project will include a small
portion of Missouri Highway 6 near Trenton.
The scheduled start day is March 26th. They will start by making
preliminary pavement repairs between Chillicothe and the Missouri River.
From May 14th to the 21st, they will make repairs between Chillicothe and
the Iowa line.
Work is scheduled for daylight
hours, Monday through Saturday. Traffic control will be in place alerting
motorists of the work. All work is weather permitting and could be
Livingston County Commission Meetings
The Livingston County Commissioners have only
one local meeting next week. The Commissioners meet Tuesday at 9:30 am in
the Commission Room to handle county road and bridge matters and
administrative and departmental responsibilities.
Thursday, the commissioners travel to Albany to attend the Northwest
District County Commissioners Meeting, beginning at 9:00 am.
Livingston County Nursing Home Board
The Livingston County Nursing Home Board of
Directors meets Tuesday. The meeting begins at 12:00, in the conference
room at Morningside Center. The public is welcome.A single vehicle
accident, Saturday ev
Principal Arrested Following Theft Investigation
The Principal at Southwest School, 44 year
old Christopher Scott Calhoun, was arrested following an investigation of
alleged theft of prescription medication. The Livingston County Sheriff's
Department is investigating the incident that included the theft of
controlled substances, prescription medications (Percocet and Adderall),
from a locked medicine cabinet. The report states the medications were
properly monitored by the school nurse and the theft was promptly reported
when some of the pills turned up missing.
According to the report, Calhoun is charged with two counts of alleged
stealing. He remains in custody with bond is set at $10,000 cash only
Fatal Accident In Clay County
A single vehicle accident, Saturday evening
in Clay County took the life of the driver and the passenger had moderate
injuries. Twenty-five year old Jesse A Walker of Lathrop died of injuries
in the accident that happened at about 8:40 pm. Walker was northbound on
Missouri Highway 33, when he ran off the road in a curve and struck a
tree. The report from the Highway Patrol state Jesse Walker was ejected
from the vehicle and died at the scene. His passenger, 25 year old Koty
Walker of Cameron, had moderate injuries and was taken to Liberty Hospital
for treatment. Koty was wearing a safety belt.
Chillicothe Police Have Busy Weekend
The Chillicothe police Were Busy from Friday
7:48am, Officers took report of damaged mailboxes in the 1700 block of
10:02am, Officers were
called to a business in the 800 block of Jackson St. reference harassment.
A suspect, Neal Miller was taken into custody for alleged possession of a
executed an arrest warrant in the 1200 block of Webster St. Valerie Ross
was taken into custody, processed, posted bond and was released.
5:54pm, Officer responded to Hedrick Medical Center for possible child
abuse. Child Services was notified. The investigation continues.
9:52am, Officers were dispatched to a report of a Tractor-Trailer unit
traveling westbound on US 36 Hwy that left road traveling through the
median and across the eastbound lanes of US 36, coming to rest in a ditch
just west of the US 65 Junction. The driver reported that he had to swerve
to avoid a vehicle that had entered US 36 from US 65 causing the driver to
lose control of his vehicle. There were no injuries reported and the
Officers were on the scene for several hours while the vehicle was removed
from the ditch by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Tow.
1:09pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle striking a
mailbox in the 300 block of Bridge Street.
2:20pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the
1200 block of Fair Street. The suspects were gone upon Officer's arrival.
4:21pm, Officers were dispatched to a report
of a man trespassing in the 400 block of Jackson Street. The male was gone
when Officers arrived.
9:49pm, Officers were
dispatched to a report of three children left in a vehicle that was parked
on a private lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers located the
vehicle along with the parents that had been inside a business for 30
minutes while the children were alone in the vehicle. Officers cited the
adults for leaving the children unattended and the incident was reported
to the Livingston County Childrenís Division.
11:47pm, Officers were dispatched to an assault that occurred in the 100
block of E. Jackson Street. The suspect was gone upon Officerís arrival.
The victim was transported to HMC by EMS for treatment of possible facial
fractures. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
12:10am, a Livingston County Deputy requested assistance from our
Department with a disturbance in Utica Mo. An Officer responded to assist
and remained on the scene until Sheriff Cox arrived.
11:27am, Officers were dispatched with EMS to a residence in the 500 block
of E. Bridge Street in referenced to an unresponsive male. The male was
found to be deceased of what appeared to have been natural causes.
1:52pm, Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 600 block of
Missouri Ave. A subject was advised not to return to the residence by the
Two Injured In Accident - One Arrested
An accident in Sullivan County left a mother
and son with minor injuries Saturday night. The accident happened about
9:55 pm at Page and North State Streets in Milan. According to the report
from the Highway Patrol, 38 year old Luis Gama-Tover of Milan was
southbound and pulled into the path of the northbound vehicle driven by 35
year old Donna Hunsaker of Milan. Hunsaker and her 11 year old son, Marcus
Hunsaker, had minor injuries in the accident and were taken to Sullivan
County Memorial Hospital for treatment. The mother was not wearing a
Gama-Tover was not injured in
the accident, but he was arrested for alleged DWI - resulting in injuries
and careless and imprudent driving. He was held at the Sullivan County
Troopers Arrest Three In Area Counties
State Troopers report three arrests in the
Saturday at about 3:40 am,
Troopers in Carroll County arrested 50 year old Stacy Thomas of New
Cambria for alleged DWI. He was processed and released.
Sunday at about 1:47 am, Troopers in Daviess County arrested Ryan Dunkin
of Trenton for alleged DWI and speeding. He was taken to the Daviess
Dekalb Regional Jail on a 12 hour hold.
at about 9:00 pm, Troopers in Caldwell County arrested Devon Scott of
Parkville for alleged driving while suspended and speeding. He was taken
to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a24 hour hold.
Chillicothe City Council Meets Monday
The Chillicothe City Council meets Monday to
hold a public hearing on vacating an alley. The public hearing is part of
the regular City Council meeting, Monday at 6:30 pm at City Hall.
The finance portion of the meeting includes a resolution on setting the
allocation of the city's Sales Tax Revenues in the 2018/19 budget.
The public hearing is to vacate an alley Webster and Jackson Street. The
request is from the owner of the properties at 424 and 432 Webster and
would allow them to build on the properties.
Annual service reports and budget requests will be presented by the Arts
Council and Humane Society.
Darin Chappell will present the ordinance for economic development with
Terry Rumery, and an ordinance to accept Coach K Street.
Street Superintendent Jeff Gillespie will request declaring three utility
trailers surplus and the purchase of a new utility trailer.
Fire Chief Darrell Wright will present an ordinance for an agreement with
the Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs for an intergovernmental transfer
An executive session is planned to
follow Monday Chillicothe city Council meeting.
Trenton City Council Meeting Is Monday
The Trenton City Council meets Monday at 7:00
pm and will discuss a hiring freeze and consider several ordinances. The
agenda includes ordinances to allow attaching fiber optic lines to utility
poles, an amendment to the city code for License Tax, an agreement with
Burns and McDonnell on the repainting of the water towers and amending the
agreement with Environmental Specialty Services for work at the water
Unfinished business includes
discussions on the reverse 911 notification service and on a MoDOT
proposal for Highway 6 through Trenton.
Business includes discussions on recycling and the proposed hiring freeze
until the next fiscal year.
session is planned to follow the meeting.