Trenton/Grund Co. Fire Fighters Rescue Woman
TTrenton and Grundy County Firefighters
are credited with saving a woman who passed out in a mobile home that
was on fire. The fire call come in Monday afternoon and the fire crew
arrived and entered the home while putting out the flames. The found
the woman near the door in a wheelchair, passed out.
The woman was removed from the chair and taken outside, where the
rescue crew performed CPR until the ambulance crew arrived, then went
back inside and rescued the woman's dog. The woman was taken to
University Hospital in Kansas City for treatment.
The cause of the fire is not known, but it was reported there was
little fire damage, but a lot of smoke damage. The fire crew was on
the scene for about three hours and the fire marshal was called to
Bishop Hogan 8th Grade Fundraisers
Bishop Hogan School eighth grade students
will travel to Washington DC in January and are holding two
fundraising events the evening of December 4th.
The first is a Spaghetti Dinner December 4th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in
the school cafeteria. The cost is a free will donation.
That same evening, they will have a Trivia Challenge. That will begin
at 6:30 in the School Gymnasium. Teams are encouraged to register no
later than noon on the 4th. The teams can be 4-6 people and the cost
is $50 per team or $40 per team is two teams sign up together. The
winning team will received a $100 cash prize. Registration forms can
be picked up at the school from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm school days.
Trenton Considering Smoking Ordinance
The Trenton City Council could soon
consider approving a smoking ordinance that would prohibit smoking in
businesses. City Administrator Kerry Sampson says the ordinance was
discussed at Mondays meeting.
Sampson says the council members want to avoid the cost of the
election and encourage the public to participate in the public
Contents of Building To Be Sold
The City of Trenton will soon deal with
the contents of a building they are purchasing so it can be
demolished. City Administrator Kerry Sampson says the building is
located at 1501 Lulu, adjacent to a railroad bridge that needs
Sampson says they hope to recover some or all of the cost of
purchasing and demolition of the building.
Caldwell Co Public Water District #2 Maintenance
The Caldwell County Public Water District
#2 has planned some maintenance that will result in low water pressure
December 7th. The work means the Caldwell County Public Water District
will have the water tower drained for inspection, wash out, and minor
adjustments will be made before it is sanitized and refilled. Water
District officials says on December 7th, customers should plan on
experiencing low water pressure from midnight till 9:00 pm. If you can
fill some jugs or pots and then restrict water usage in that time it
would be appreciated.
If you have
questions, call the Caldwell County Public Water District #2 office at
Council Asks For More Input OnSchool Road
The Chillicothe City Council's discussion
Monday on providing assistance in the construction of a new road for a
proposed new school ended with a request for more input from their
constituents. Councilman At Large and Finance Chair David Moore led
the discussions on how they may be able to help. He says the city
needs to continues to improve their current streets with money from
the Street Fund and Permanent Street Fund. He did offer another
suggestion on possible funding through the Capital Improvement Fund.
While all of the council members feel something needs to be done with
the schools, most reported hearing few comments from their
constituents, and the majority were opposed to the funding. Second
Ward Councilman Wayne Cunningham says he had to search out comments.
All of the council members have asked that their constituents call
them on this issue. They want to hear from those that support the
proposal and those against. They have asked that you call them and
have provided phone numbers for you to call.
David Moore - 646-5456
Reed Dupy -
Wayne Cunningham - 646-8128
Tom Douglas - 247-1643
Paul Howard -
If they are not available, they ask that you leave them a
message with your opinion on the issue.
Brookfield Council Meets Tonight
The Brookfield City Council will meet
this evening, with an agenda which includes two ordinances. The
meeting begins at 6:00 pm at City Hall.
Ordinances on the agenda include an aviation agreement between the
Cities of Brookfield and Marceline and Crawford, Murphy and Tilly,
consulting engineers. There is also an ordinance for the updating of
the city code on the rules and regulations of the council.
They also have a closed executive session scheduled following the
Turkey Thawing - It's Not Too Late
The turkey is the one element most people
will build their entire thanksgiving meal around, but for some it can
be very intimidating. That intimidation begins with the thawing of the
Tina Hanes with the USDA's Meat and
Poultry Hotline says the best thawing method is in the refrigerator.
For a 12 pound bird that will take about three or more days, about 1
day for every 5 pounds. As time has become short, Hanes says there is
another method that is safe and recommended for a quick thaw.
Thawing will take about 30 minutes for each pound.
For more thawing and cooking tips, call 888-674-6854.
Hedrick Foundation Quilt Raffle Winner
The Hedrick Medical Center Foundation
Quilt Fundraiser for the Oncology Nurse Navigator program is complete
and Misty Sampsel of Chillicothe is the winner. The Quilt raffle
raised nearly $1,100 thanks to a quilt donated by Debbie Anderson and
her family in celebration of the life of Bill Anderson.
Sampsel donated the quilt back to the Oncology Nurse Navigator Program
for display in the HMC Oncology Department.
The Oncology Nurse Navigator program at Hedrick Medical Center helps
cancer patients and their caregivers from the time of diagnosis
through the end of treatment and beyond. It is supported through
donations and fundraisers.
School Secrety Charged With Alleged Theft
A former School Secretary at Tri county
of Jamesport faces 15 charges that include alleged Theft and stealing,
forgery and fraudulent use of a credit device. Forty year old Dana
Maxwell of Gallatin is accused of alleged depriving the school
district of more than $151,000 from May of 2012 to April of this year.
The Daviess County Sheriff's Office was contacted following an audit
of the school district finances. Charges listed on Case Net include 7
for alleged theft or stealing, 1 for alleged fraudulent use of a
credit device and 7 for alleged forgery.
Maxwell surrendered at the Daviess County Sheriff Office late Friday
and was booked into the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail. She later posted
bond of $100,000 and was released pending arraignment December 16th.
Great-Great Grandson Performs "A Christmas Carol"
The great-great grandson of Charles
Dickens gave a performance of "A Christmas Carol" Sunday at the
Livingston County Library. The performance was a gift to the community
by the Livingston County Library Charitable Trust. Gerald Charles
Dickens says he has been doing this for some time.
Dickens' performance was in a story teller style, performing all the
parts with few props.
Dickens offers a bit of advice for
those considering reading his great-great-grandfathers books.
Library Directory Robin Westphal says they hope to bring Dickens back
for another performance in the future.
Trenton Police Report Two Arrests
Trenton Police reported two arrests
following investigations of burglary and property damage.
A burglary in the 1900 block of Park Lane included the theft of
jewelry and a 50 inch TV while the residents were out of town. The
investigation led to recovery of some of the items and the arrest of
35 year old John Ashford, who had fled Trenton to St. Joseph. He was
arrested and charged with alleged burglary and domestic violence from
another incident. He is held with total bond of $20,000 cash only.
A report of property damage in the 2000 block of Fisherman was
investigated Saturday. The report states an intruder was reported in
the home and had fled the scene in a red truck that was allegedly used
to ram the garage door to gain entry into the home. The suspect, 21
year old Dylan Matthew Hobbs, was located a short time later in the
3700 block of Lake Trenton Road, allegedly intoxicated and asleep.
Hobbs was charged with alleged property damage and leaving the scene
of an accident. He posted the $10,000 cash only bond and was released.
Brookfield Man Has Serious Injuries and is Arrested Following
A Brookfield man had serious injuries in
an accident Saturday in Linn County. Twenty-four year old Ethan
Walgren was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital with serious injuries
following the accident at about 3:00 am. The Missouri Highway Patrol
report states Walgren was southbound on Keene Road and went off the
left side of the road and struck an embankment. He was not wearing a
Walgren was arrested by state
troopers for alleged DWI and failing to drive on the right half of the
roadway. He was released for treatment.
Two Area Teens Have Moderate Injuries In Accident Saturday
Two area teens were injured in a single
vehicle accident Saturday evening, on Route Y, west of Chillicothe.
According to the Highway Patrol, at about 9:00 pm, 15 year old Breanna
Moss of Chillicothe and her passenger, 16 year old Dylan McCabe of
Unionville were northbound on Y in a pick-up when Moss attempted to
make a right turn and skidded off the road and the truck went airborne
and then down a steep embankment before hitting the ground. Moss and
McCabe were taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for
treatment. They were not wearing safety belts.
Chillicothe City Council Workshop
The Chillicothe City Council will conduct
a workshop session Monday evening to discuss the request for funding
assistance for a road to a new school, north of the current high
school. Monday's meeting will start at 5:30 pm in the Council
The request for funding has
come from the Chillicothe Education Foundation, who have secured
pledges for $300,000 towards the construction of the road. They have
requested the city match the funds, and help to pay for the
construction of the road that would be built to city street standards.
This is an open meeting and the public is
encouraged to attend and provide feedback on the proposed road and the
requested funding. Because this is a workshop, no official votes will
be taken, but the council could provide a consensus on the direction
they would like to take on the request.
Chillicothe Police Report For Weekend
The Chillicothe Police report includes
On Friday they
responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. It was determined a friend
had taken the vehicle without the owner's knowledge as a prank. The
vehicle was returned.
A vehicle left near
Tenth and Maple was towed after officers were unable to locate the
Christina Gamble was arrested after
officers investigated a report of an alleged fraudulent check. Bond
was set at $10,000.
Katheryne Tantay was
arrested in the 900 block of Broadway on a Livingston County warrant
for alleged two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She is
held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Saturday, a disturbance report in the 400 block of Walnut resulted in
the arrest of Michael Gott for alleged assault. He is held with bond
set at $10,000 cash. The victim was taken to Hedrick Medical Center
with moderate injuries.
A window was
reported broken on a vehicle in the 100 block of Crescent Drive. The
There were no
injuries in an accident Sunday, in the 1400 block of Atkins Drive. The
driver pulled away from the curb and hit a parked vehicle.
Chillicothe Fire Fighters Respond To Call Sunday
Chillicothe Fire fighters responded to a
report of smoke in a home at 1207 Calhoun Sunday evening. The call
came in about 7:50 and the department arrived on the scene in about
The resident, Cody Minard,
told fire fighters the element in the electric water heater had burned
out and he had disconnected power to it before the fire crew arrived.
The fire crew found no damage and were on the scene for about five
Winners Announced In Holiday Parade
Saturday's Chillicothe Holiday Parade
included just over 80 entries and lasted about an hour. The
Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce says they had judges out during
the parade and winners were selected in three categories and for the
In the Float Division - Youth, the winner was
Busy Bee 4H, 2nd - Dawn Sunrise Hustlers 4H and 3rd - Cub Scout Pack
In the Float Division - Business/ Organization, the winner is
McCoy and Samples, 2nd - Case Contracting and 3rd - Comfort Inn.
Float Division - Non Profit the winner is Bishop Hogan School, 2nd -
Tornadoes and 3rd - Shriners.
For the visiting Bands - 1st place to
Penny High of Hamilton and 2nd to Linn County
Grand Marshal Randy
Dean's pick for the Grand Marshal's Trophy was Bishop Hogan School.
If you missed the parade, you can watch
it on Zito Media Cable channel 6 on December 1st and 3rd at 7:00 pm
and December 5th at 2:00 pm. DVD's will also be available, call the
Chamber office at 646-4050 for more details.
A Busy Time For Santa
Santa Claus was busy this weekend with a
couple of events in Chillicothe. Santa had appearances both in the
parade and for the Festival of Lights. KCHI spoke with Santa at the
Festival of Lights Saturday night, he had this message for the kids.
He says children also still have time to send their list in to Santa.
Remember kids.. Santa is watching.
Rose Alger Thompson
Chillicothe resident, 95 year old June Rose Alger Thompson, died
November 20th in Chillicothe. Funeral services are Tuesday at 1:00
pm at United Methodist church, with burial at Resthaven Memorial
Gardens in Chillicothe. Friends may call Monday from 12:00 to 8:00
pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with family visitation
Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 at the church. Memorials may be made to
Betty Lou Perry King
A Chillicothe resident, 87 year old Betty Lou Perry King, died
November 20th in Chillicothe. The body was cremated. A Graveside
service is Wednesday at 10:00 am at Blue Mound Cemetery. There is no
visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Church of
Christ in Chillicothe. Arrangements are under the directionof
Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
A Chillicothe resident, 86 year old Jessie Rader, died November 23rd
in Chillicothe. Services are Wednesday at 10:00 am at Lindley
Funeral Home in chillicothe, with burial at wheeling Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from Noon to 8:00 pm, with family
visitation fomr 5:00 to 8:00 at the funeral home. Memorials
may be made to Forrest O. Tripplet Animal Shelter.
residnet, 92 year old Jack Pinnell, died November 22nd in Marceline.
Services are Wednesday at 2:00 pm at Delaney Funeral Home in
Marceline, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline.
Family Visitation is Wednesday from Noon to 2:00 pm at the funeral
A Brunswick resident, 88 year old Evelyn Depuy died November 23 in
Brunswick. Services are Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Breshears Memorial
Chapel in Brunswick with burial in Elliot Grove Cemetery in
Brunswick. Family visitation is Friday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to Brunswick Christian Church or
Kenneth Dean Davis
A Chillicothe resident, 83 year old Kenneth Dean Davis died November
19th in Brownsville, Texas. Services are Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at
Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial in Edgewood Cemetery
in Chillicothe. Friends may call Friday from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. with
family visitation Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral