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Turkey Poaching 05-25 5pm
A tip to the Missouri Department of Conservation helped stop two
turkey poachers from Arkansas. During the investigation agents
documented several wildlife violations. Agents contacted the suspects
on May 2nd and found nine turkeys had been taken illegally. The season
limit is two per hunter. Thirty-one violations were documented
including failure to invalidate/notch permit, failure to Telecheck
turkeys, taking turkeys during closed hours, taking an over limit of
turkeys per day and season, taking turkeys from motorized vehicles,
taking turkey from public roads, and possession of illegal turkey.
Jake Strozewski with the Missouri Department of Conservation praised
the Linn County Judge and Prosecutor.
The suspects please guilty to fifteen citations and paid over $4,000
in fines and court costs.
Great Outdoors Month
Approaches 05-25 Noon
Memorial Day, followed by Great Outdoors Month celebrated in June,
is an opportunity to get the family outdoors. Authorities suggest
before you head off on your adventure make sure you are prepared. If
you are visiting a new place, investigate the history of the area.
This will help you find local landmarks for the family to visit and
help identify local plants and animals.
It's inevitable that
from time to time mother nature will not cooperate. Keep a close eye
on local weather report and pack clothing accordingly. Make sure to
patch or replace tents and bring a tarp for extra protection, check
that your hiking boots are in good shape, and never leave without a
first aid kit, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
Arrest Report 05-25 Noon
A few items were in the Livingston County Sheriff's and Missouri
State Highway Patrol arrest report.
On May 22nd, a deputy in
Utica saw a pickup without license plates and usually driven by an
individual known to have a revoked license. The driver sped away after
spotting the deputy. The deputy attempted to chase the suspect who
managed to stop at a residence and flee the scene. K-9 Zaki was called
to the scene, but the suspect was not found. A search of the vehicle
found drug paraphernalia.
On May 23rd, 35-year-old April M.
Stark was allegedly westbound on the outer road on the north side of
US 36, crossed both lanes of highway traffic, and struck a large sign
coming to a rest on the south side of 36. Stark allegedly fled on foot
and was located at a residence in Chillicothe the following day. She
has been charged with alleged felony leaving the scene of an accident,
misdemeanor no valid driver's license, and misdemeanor careless and
imprudent driving resulting an accident. She was transported to the
Daviess-Dekalb Regional Jail on a 24-hour hold.
Open House for Outgoing Library Director
After 12 years of
faithful service to the Livingston County Library, Robin Westphal has
taken a position as director of the Johnson City, Tennessee Public
Library. An open house farewell is scheduled for June 6th according to
Candy Warren with the Livingston County Library.
Westphal's last day is June 9th.
Chilli Bay Water
Park reopens Memorial Day. Parks Director Josh Norris says the season
begins with all slides and features open. Norris says now is the time
to purchase you season passes, group passes and punch passes which may
be purchased at City Hall.
He says Chilli Bay will again operate under the 70/70
rule. Both the water and air temperature must be at least 70 degrees
before they open the pool.
Monday Trash on Tuesday
You aren't the only
one with a day off work Monday. Chillicothe trash pickup also has the
day off. Chillicothe residents with a Monday trash pickup will have
their trash picked up Tuesday according to Chillicothe Refuse Director
Troy Figg. Tuesday trash pickup is unaffected.
Teachers in Summer 05-256am
The student's idea of a teacher is a pretty great job. Work for
nine months, get a three-month vacation, and do it all over again.
However, this is not exactly right. While teachers at Chillicothe High
School work on a 180-day contract and will get time off in the summer,
they tend to stay busy according to Mr. Brian Sherrow, principal at
Chillicothe High School.
<Audio: Sherrow 1>
The training that teachers go through in the summer is on their
own time and is paid for out of their own pocket.
<Audio: Sherrow 2>
Chillicothe High School's first for the 2017-18 school year is
Serious Injury Accident Near Winston
Texas man has serious injuries after an accident on southbound I-35
near Winston. The driver, 44-year-old Christopher J. Russman was
southbound on I-35 when he travelled off the east side of the roadway
into the grass median. The car began to skid, rotated 90 degrees on
its wheels, and overturned five times coming to rest on the driver's
side. Russman was transported to Liberty Hospital by ambulance. His
car, a 1936 Ford Coupe, was totaled.
Regulations 05/24 5pm
One of Missouri favorite spring
and summer pastimes is fishing. Jake Strozewski with the Missouri
Department of Conservation wants to make sure you follow all local and
<Audio: MDC 1>
If you are not sure where you can fish head to MDC.MO.GOV.
<Audio: MDC 2>
For questions call the MDC at 646-6122.
Show 05/24 Noon
Saturday May 13th the Little Ag Center was host to the Wolf Showpig
Bonanza sponsored by the Chillicothe FFA Alumni showing 456 hogs.
Supreme gilt went to McKenzie Mawson, reserve supreme gilt to
Brady Adams, 3rd overall gilt to Cole Gutshall.
was awarded to Brooklyn Adams, reserve went to Austin Clithero, and
3rd overall to McKenzie Mawson.
Champion Novice Showmanship
winner was Truman Wilson, reserve went to Ty Murphy, and 3rd place to
Champion Junior Showmanship was won by Tyne Wilson,
reserve to Remington Isaacs, and 3rd place to Megan Bottcher.
Champion Intermediate Showmanship winner was Cole Murphy, reserve to
Tate Welch, and 3rd to Rachel Grimes.
Showmanship was won by Zach Trout, reserve to Kaylee Lewis, and 3rd to
Active Shooter Training
training will take place Thursday morning at Chillicothe High School.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office wants the public to know, this
is only a drill. School Resource Officer and Livingston County
Sheriff's Deputy Mike Lewis say this will begin around 10:00 a.m.
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Deputy Lewis said many agencies will be
Deputy Lewis 2>
Some of the entrances to the school will be
closed off due to safety reasons. The Sheriff's Office would like to
remind the public that this is only a safety training drill.
Red Cross Needs Donations
In winter, we hear
about a constant blood donation shortage. What some people don't know
is that shortage can be just as bad, if not worse, during the summer.
David Badgley with the American Red Cross Explains why.
<Audio: Red Cross
Badgley says it's an easy process taking about 10
minutes for a mini physical and 30 minutes to donate.
<Audio: Red Corss
An American Red Cross Blood Drive is Friday from 2:00 to
6:00 p.m. at the Old Soldiers Memorial post Office Community Center in
Search Warrant Leads to Drug Bust
investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff's office has led to an
arrest. A search warrant was executed Monday on Liv 236 near wheeling
leading to the arrest of 61-year-old Clifford Alan Thompson. An
alleged half-pound of high grade marijuana, 5 marijuana plants, and
other items were seized from the home. Clifford has been charged with
alleged felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond was places
Splash and Glow
05/24 7 am
It's time to get
the family together for fun events at the YMCA this summer. One of
their first family events is the splash and glow family swim party
taking place Friday May 26th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Matt Jones at the
Grand River Area Family YMCA explains just what will be glowing.
Class signups for the first summer session are underway
and Jones says you do not need to be a member to sign up.
For more information call the YMCA at 646-6677.
School Prep During Summer
While school is out
for the summer for area students, school is not out for all faculty.
Much needs to be done to prepare the school for the next school year
starting the week after school lets out. Pam Brobst, principal at
Bishop Hogan Memorial School, says there is a lot to get done.
Brobst says this is a summer long project.
The new school year starts in just 2 ½ months.
Pershing Memorial Day
05/24 6 am
Memorial Day is a
day to honor our veterans who lost their lives while serving in the
military. It makes it only fitting one of the most popular Memorial
Day programs is held at the boyhood home of the Commander of the
American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front of World War I,
General John J. Pershing. The state historic site in Laclede, his
boyhood home, has hosted this event for close to twenty-five years.
Denzil Heaney with the site says activities begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday
afternoon with a welcome, invocation, and a Memorial Day Address.
The event concludes with the playing of
TAPS, closing remarks, and a benediction.
A Lee’s Summit resident, 82 year old Allan Rohman died May 20th in
Cameron. Services are Thursday at 11:00am at Bittiker Funeral Home
in Carrollton with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in DeWitt. Family
visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00am at the funeral
home. Memorials for Allan Rohman may be made to the Missouri
Veterans Home of Cameron Activity Fund.
Jason D. Ritchie
former Chillicothe resident, 38 year old Jason D. Ritchie died may
12th at New Castle, Indiana. Graveside service will be Friday at
9:00am at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe. There will be
no visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Liver
Foundation. Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe is in charge of
arrangements for Jason Ritchie
resident, 90 year old Erma Irene Jones died May 22nd in Chillicothe.
Services are Friday at 11:00am at Liberty United Methodist Church
near Chillicothe. Family visitation is Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00pm
at Heritage Funeral home in Chillicothe. Memorials for Erma Irene
Jones may be made to the Forrest O. Tripplett Animal Shelter.
Stephen Douglas Bivens
A Marceline resident, 67 year old Stephen Douglas Bivens died May
21st in Columbia. Services are Saturday at 2:00pm at
Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield with burial in New
Garden Cemetery near Brookfield. Family visitation is Saturday from
12:00 to 2:00pm at the funeral home