Planning Continues for Lake Construction Project
9/22 6:00am A lake construction project called the
East Locust Creek Reservoir north of Milan began with discussions 20 years
ago. In a couple of years it will be a reality.
Brad Scott is the General Manager for the North Central
Missouri Regional Water Commission and he says the commissioners
have completed purchase of more than 45-hundred acres for the lake north
of Milan and East of Highway 6, He says before they begin building the
dam, they will need permits <Audio: Brad Scott
1> He says once the permits are obtained, the
Commission will seek federal funding which is being arranged with the help
of Senator Blunt.
Scott says they will continue with demolition in the
future lake bed <Audio: Brad Scott 2> He says water for the reservoir will
primarily be from East Locust Creek and runoff from the an area north of
Hedrick Medical Center Switching Records System 9/22 6:00am Chillicothe's Hedrick Medical Center will be
switching to an electronic medical records system called "Epic EMR
System". CEO Steve Schieber says the new system is used by the rest of the
Hospital's parent company St Luke's System. He says this will have many
benefits for staff members and patients. <Audio: Steve Schieber
1> He says there is an enhanced security with
the electronic records
<Audio: Steve Schieber
2> The new electronic medical records system
will start October 1st and after that date, when you first check in, you
may need to answer a few questions.
Courthouse Parking Lot Still Closed
9/22 6:00am The Livingston County Courthouse east side
parking lot will remain closed at least another week according to
Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas, who says they don't want to rush the
new construction process <Audio: Ed Douglas> Douglas says workers may be striping the
parking lot next week. He says the parking spots will be about two feet
wider than before the lot was torn out and rebuilt.
One Injured In Grundy Co Accident 9/22 6:00am A Princeton woman was injured in a two
vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Grundy County. 82 year old Carol
Branam was taken to a Trenton Hospital with moderate injuries mid-day
Friday when her van traveled across southbound 65 highway and hit a
Straight Truck driven by a Gladstone man. The van came to stop on the
southbound shoulder a mile south of Spickard.
Annual Poosey Driving Tour Is Next Month 9/22 6:00am The temperatures outdoors will be near the freezing
mark before you realize and the fall colors will become noticeable. That
means it will soon be time for the 31st Annual Poosey Driving Tour on
The Missouri Department of Conservation will open
the Poosey area to drivers on October 15th from 12:00 to 4:00pm. Resource
Forester Samantha Anderson from the Missouri Department of Conservation
says this is an opportunity see part of Poosey not open to vehicle traffic <Audio: Samantha
Anderson 1> She says the tour takes about one hour
with no stops and it will begin at the Pike's Lake entrance <Audio: Samantha
Anderson 2> The Poosey Tour starts October 15th at
12;00pm with the last car admitted at 4:00pm
Fertilize Your Yard This Fall
9/22 6:00am Experts say Fall is a good time to give your
yard a boost, but you will need to do it correctly. Extension Horticulture
Specialist Tim Baker says you must first test the soil <Audio: Tim
Baker> For more information call your local
extension office, in Chillicothe the number is 646-0811
New Name on Livingston County Most Wanted
9/22 6:00am A new name has been added to the
Livingston County Sheriff's Most Wanted list. Willie B. Brookshire,
address unknown, is wanted for an alleged Class E felony for Manufacture
Marijuana with bond set at $5,000 on a warrant dated September 20th, 2017.
Brookshire is described as a 32 year old white male that is 5' 9" and 220
pounds with brown hair. If you have information, contact the Livingston
County Sheriff's office at 646-0515
Highway Road Work Scheduled Next Week 9/22 6:00am
A small amount of work on roads in the KCHI
listening area is scheduled for next week including patching potholes on
Livingston County Route K from KK to E
Carroll County had bridge maintenance on Route 65 year
Carrollton, Route 24 at the Missouri River Bridge and Route UU at Big
Creek Bridge Chariton County will close Route F on Sept
27th for a culvert replacement from Route 24 to Lewis Clark Road. Daviess County will have milling and pothole
patching on Route 6. Grundy County will have a sealing project on
Route 6 from Iowa Boulevard to Route Z and pothole patching on Route O. Linn County will have bridge maintenance on
Route 36 all week
Light Agenda For Chillicothe City Council 9/22 12pm The Chillicothe City Council meets Monday
with a light agenda. The meeting begins with the Finance Workshop at 5:30
and the regular council session at 6:30. City Administrator Darrin
Chappell says the agenda is pretty thin. <Audio:Chappell 1>
Chappell says the light agendas actually give him time to focus on
learning more about the operation of the Chillicothe city government. <Audio:Chappell
2> The council will handle the
payment of bills and salaries and an executive session is planned.
New Bridge Opened Near Chula 9/22 12pm The Livingston County Commission open another
bridge Thursday near Chula. Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglass says this
is east of Chula on LIV 269. Douglas says the bridge is 55 feet in length
and 22 feet with and was paid entirely by the County. <Audio:Douglas 1>
Douglas says by paying for this bridge, they will be able to use the money
spent as a soft match for a future bridge.
Chamber Accepting Chillicothe Holiday Parade Entries 9/22 12pm "Christmas Around the World" is the theme for
the 2017 Chillicothe Holiday Parade. Chamber of Commerce Director Crystal
Narr says they want everyone to have fun with the theme as they plan their
entries. <Audio:Narr 1>
Narr says, if you want to be part of the Chillicothe Holiday Parade, Entry
is FREE. <Audio:Narr
2> To enter the parade or if you
would like to volunteer, contact the Chamber Office at 646-4050.
Chillicothe FFA Barnwarming Begins 9/22 12pm The annual Chillicothe FFA Barnwarming has
begun. Barnwarming is a fundraising program for the FFA the ends with the
crowning of the Barnwarming King and Queen. The Barnwarming royalty is
determined by the amount of money raised by the candidate pairs and their
class, through odd jobs around the yard or farm. This year's candidates
are: Seniors, Liberty Cox (Jeff and Terria
Cox) and Lane Peters (Maria Peters and Kendall Whittmore);
Juniors, Sydney Baxter (Shane and Kathy Baxter) and Lavery Jones (Michael
and Nikki Jones); Sophomores, Macy Gutshall
(Bill and Angie Gutshall) and Mack Anderson (Mark and Anne Anderson);
Freshmen, Gabby Hapes (Travis and Ashley Burton) and Mason Baxter (Shane
and Kathy Baxter).
The class that averages
the most money per member will have their candidates crowned King and
Queen on November 4th at the annual Barnwarming Dance. The chapter has set
a goal to raise $25,000 this year for chapter operations. If you have any
type of job please give an FFA member a call or call one of the advisors
at the Litton Agriculture Campus at 646-3131.
Trenton City Council To Consider Mutual Aid 9/22 12pm Trenton City Council meets Monday evening to
discuss towing and utility mutual aid. The council session begins at 7:00
pm at Trenton City Hall. They will have an introduction of Micah Landes
from the North Central Missouri Development Association. New business
includes discussion on a towing company policy and discussion and approval
for a Mutual Aid Agreement for Trenton Municipal Utilities. the council
will also consider an appointment to the Trenton Chamber of Commerce
Board. An executive session is planned
following Monday's Trenton City Council Meeting.
Child Injured When Bike Runs Into A Vehicle 9/22 6am A child was injured Thursday when he ran his
bike into a vehicle at Bryan and Walnut. The accident happened at about
6:00 pm when 11 year old Mika Dixon was northbound and did not stop for
the cross traffic and ran into the side of a vehicle driven by Alexandra
Shoemaker. Dixon had moderate injuries and was taken to Hedrick Medical
Center for Treatment.
Princeton Teen Injured In Roll-Over Accident 9/22 6am A Princeton teen had serious injuries in a
single vehicle accident Thursday night in Mount Moriah. Seventeen year old
Calvin Berwanger was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital with serious
injuries following the accident about 10:40 pm on Highway 139. The Highway
Patrol reports Berwanger was eastbound when he crossed the centerline and
went off the north side of the road, hit a large stump and overturned,
coming to rest on its wheels. Berwanger was not wearing a safety belt at
the time of the accident.
No Injuries In Local Accident 9/22 6am No injuries were reported in an accident
Wednesday afternoon on 190 at Washington Street. The report states
Kennedie L. Kieffer was turning onto Washington and ran into the back of a
vehicle driven by Jordan G. Hopper. Moderate damage was reported to the
Kirksville Man Arrested In Sullivan County 9/22 6am A Kirksville man was arrested Thursday
evening in Sullivan County. Troopers arrested 28 year old James Woods at
about 5:15 pm for alleged Driving While Revoked, Speeding and No Seatbelt.
He was taken to the Sullivan County Jail on a 24 hour hold.
Several Investigations In Chillicothe Police Report 9/22 6am The Chillicothe Police Department has been
busy with several investigations this week.
Monday, officers responded to a person with a gun at about 10:00 pm in the
1000 block of South Washington Street. The investigation continues.
Tuesday, at about 5:00 pm, there was a report of a child unattended at
Easton and 10th Street. A parent was located and the child returned.
At about 5:45, officers investigated a report of violation of an order of
protection in the 300 block of Clay.
Wednesday, stealing was reported in the 800 block of Adam Drive. Leaving
the scene of an accident was investigated in the 1000 block of Business 36
A dog was reported running loose in the 300 block of Clay Street. The
owner was located and cited. Also Wednesday,
officers arrested Clarence Oscar Leonard on a Trenton warrant for alleged
failure to appear. He posted bond and was released.
Thursday, evening, officers took a report of stealing in the 1700 block of
Hickory. Officers arrested Carl Edward
Derrickson Thursday evening in the 1100 block of Clay Street, for alleged
disorderly conduct. He was processed and released pending a court
Old Time Harvest Days Begins Today 9/22 6am Old Time Harvest Days kicks off today at the
Livingston county Fairgrounds and runs through Saturday. Director Mike
Williams says the event brings folks back to what it was like on the farm
about 100 years ago. Some of the activities at Old Time Harvest Days
includes Threshing of Oats <Audio:Williams 1>
Williams says there is plenty to see at Old Time Harvest Days. <Audio:Williams 2>
Students from several schools will attend Old Time Harvest Days today.
Williams says they are expecting more than 500 students.
There are plenty of food vendors on the grounds and best of all, there is
no admission charge this year.
Named MASSP NW District Assistant Principal 9/21 12pm Chillicothe High School Assistant Principal
Dan Nagel is the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals -
Northwest District Assistant Principal of the Year. The award will be
presented at the organizations Fall Conference, October 2nd. Nagel
received a letter congratulating him on the selection based on his
dedication and commitment to serving the educational climate of his
building, with strong leadership and knowledge about quality education.
As the Northwest Region honoree, Nagel is eligible as a candidate for the
organizations Assistant Principal of the Year for Missouri.
County Commission Meeting Schedule 9/21 12pm The Livingston County Commissioners meet
Tuesday and Thursday next week and will attend an event at the fire
department. The commission meetings are Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in
the commission room. The agendas include County Road and Bridge matters
and Administrative and Departmental responsibilities.
Wednesday, the commissioners attend the Local Emergency Planning
Commission meeting at the Chillicothe Fire Department. This will be a
joint table top exercise between Livingston and Grundy Counties. the LEPC
meeting starts at 10:00 am and will end about 1:00 pm. The participants
will walk through the steps involved with handling an emergency, including
communication, response and cooperative efforts between the counties.
Street Rumble Coming To Chillicothe 9/21 12pm Vine Street Rumble is the next event on the
Chillicothe Area Arts Council season. Director Mary Lou VanDeventer says
the concert will be at the Gary Dickenson Performing Arts Center on
Saturday, September 30th at 3:00 pm. Vandeventer says members of the Vine
Street Rumble have performed in Chillicothe in the past. <Audio:VanDeventer 1>
VanDeventer says they will perform a wide variety of music. <Audio:VanDeventer
2> Tickets for the show are $20 for
adults and just $5 for students and will be available at the door. Arts
Council season Ticket holders will be admitted with the season pass.
East Locust Creek Reservoir - A Drinking Water Project 9/21 12pm The East Locust Creek Reservoir, a lake
construction project in North Central Missouri, will provide drinking
water, recreation and flood control. Brad Scott, the general manager for
the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission says this project has
been discussed for many years. <Audio:Scott 1>
Scott says the southern end of the lake will sit about 5 miles northeast
of Milan - east of Highway 5, is about a mile and a half wide at the
widest portion and about six a half miles long. <Audio:Scott
2> Scott says the primary economic
impact for the region are the recreation opportunities related to the
creation of the East Locust Creek Reservoir. <Audio:Scott
3> Scott says they have extensive
demolition and preparation that needs to be completed before the
construction of the reservoir begins. He will talk more about that on
Jean B. Hunt
A former Gallatin resident, 63 year old Jean B. Hunt died September
11th in Cameron. Memorial graveside services are Saturday at 10:00
a.m. at Coffey Cemetery. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Arrangements under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home in
Robert Joel Anshutz
A Chillicothe resident, 84 year old Robert Joel Anshutz, died
September 13th in Chillicothe. Graveside services are Saturday
at 1:30 pm at Braden Cemetery in Coloma. Family visitation is
Saturday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in
Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to Salvation Army in Chillicothe.
David Lee Jones Sr.
A Carrollton resident, 70 year old David Lee Jones Sr. died
September 17th in Overland park, Kansas. Memorial services are
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Carrollton First United Methodist Church.
There is no family visitation. Arrangements are under the directions
of Foster Funeral Chapels in Carrollton.
A former Bogard resident, 65 year old Kenneth Frankum died September
20th in Jefferson City. Services are Sunday at 2:30 at Bittiker
Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery in
Carrollton. Family visitation is Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at
the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the cemetery or the
Ronna Leigh Cooper
A former Chillicothe resident, 48 year old Ronna Leigh Cooper died
September 19th in St Charles. Services are Monday at 10:00am at
Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield with burial in the
Wheeling Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 1:00 to 8:00pm with
family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home Memorials
may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation