Serious Injuries In UTV Accident 10/25
A Cameron woman had serious injuries in
a UTV accident that happened about 1:00 this morning near Kingston.
Forty-two year old Amy Heldenbrand of Cameron was taken to Cameron
Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries following
the accident on Northwest Browning Drive. Heldenbrand was a
passenger in the UTV driven by 45 year old Sharon Weaver of
Kingston, who had moderate injuries in the accident and was also
taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The Missouri Highway
Patrol report Weaver was eastbound and lost control of the UTV while
going down hill and into a curve on the road. The UTV overturned
twice, ejecting all five occupants. The other three were not
Troopers Report Two Injury Accidents Friday 10/25
A two vehicle accident in Livingston
County Friday morning left one of the driver with moderate injuries.
Sixty-four year old Shirley Leppin of Mendon was taken to Hedrick
Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries following the
accident on US 65, four miles south of Chillicothe. According to the
report from the Highway Patrol, at about 10:00 am Leppin and the
other driver, 31 year old Andrew French of Carrollton, were both
northbound when Leppin slowed to avoid debris in the road and was
struck from behind by the French vehicle. Both drivers were wearing
their safety belt.
At about 9:00 pm Friday in Linn County, a single
vehicle accident left two with minor injuries. 74 year old Barbara
Wright of Ethel was eastbound on US 36, east of Brookfield, when she
lost control of the vehicle and struck a guard rail, totaling the
vehicle. Wright was wearing her safety belt at the time of the
accident, but her passenger, 10 year old Alaisonn Wright of Ethel
was not. They were both taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital for
treatment of minor injuries.
County Commissioners Considering Cameras 10/25
The Livingston County Commissioners will discuss camera bids
when they meet next week. The commissioners meet Tuesday and
Thursday at 9:30 am in the commission room of the courthouse.
Tuesday at 10:00, they will meet with a representative from Loud and
Clear Communication to discuss camera bids. Both meetings include
county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental
duties. The public is welcome to attend.
Book Talk Luncheon Offered 10/25
The Livingston County Library is
hosting a Book Talk Luncheon November 2nd at 1:00 pm. Library
Director Robin Westphal says following a salad and dessert meal,
staff members will review and read short excerpts from noteworthy
new books in a variety of genres for different age groups. Westphal
expects many of the selections would make good gifts for the
holidays. In addition there will be a preview of some new library
There is a $5 cost for the catered lunch and advance
registration is required. To sign up or for further information call
Trenton Council To Consider Several Ordinances 10/25
The Trenton City Council will consider
eight ordinances and bids for sand and gravel when they meet Monday.
The meeting begins at 7:00 pm at Trenton City Hall. The ordinances
include an amendment to the MoDOT State Block Grant agreement, a
contract for removal and disposal of lime sludge, a temporary
construction easement with Grundy County, amending several sections
of the city code, including for construction and repair of
sidewalks, cost share on the sidewalk replacement program, for the
purchasing policy, for the letting of contracts and the final
ordinance is for amending the city code for the appointments to the
Trenton Board of Public Works
Bids will be presented for the purchase of rock and
gravel. There will be a discussion on software and a discussion on
the land for a solar project.
No executive session is planned for the Trenton City
MoDOT Work For The Local Counties 10/25
Mowing, Striping, signage work, pothole
patching, shoulder repairs and spraying are MoDOT projects taking
place throughout the entire northwest part of the state in the
coming week. Other projects in the local counties include:
Route P - remains CLOSED through October at the Little Muddy Creek
Bridge; bridge re-decking project.
US 69 - At the Big Creek Bridge; bridge maintenance, Tue - Wed
Route A - CLOSED from 100th to 95th Street for culvert replacement,
US 65 - At Grand River Bridge; bridge maintenance, Mon - Wed
US 36 - At Grand River Overflow Bridge; bridge maintenance, Thu -
Chillicothe City Council Meets Monday 10/24
The Chillicothe City Council will consider police car bids, an
animal ordinance and a settlement agreement when they meet Monday.
The meeting begins at 6:30 pm at City Hall and starts with the
approval of salaries and invoices, consideration of the police car
bids and approval of CMU's health insurance.
Leslie Patek will discuss restricting monkeys and wild
animals in the city limits. An ordinance will be presented for
approval of Municipal Utilities contracts. The City Administrator
will provide information on another carving at Simpson Park and
rails to trails program. He will also present ordinances for
approving the city's job descriptions and a settlement agreement
with Century Link.
The council will also have a discussion on development
of the old prison property on Third Street.
An executive session is planned if it is needed.
Changes Likely for City Health Insurance 10/24
Changes may be coming for the City of Chillicothe's health
Insurance. The Council workshop session on Thursday included
discussions about needing to go out for bids. City Administrator Ike
Holland says they expect rates will increase between 20 and 46% and
the city is considering changes. With those changes, Holland says
the council will need to consider the cost share between the city
and its employees.
Bids for the health insurance are expected to be
returned by about mid November.
Chillicothe Fire Training Center Coming Together Soon 10/24
Parts for the new Chillicothe Fire
Training Center have been arriving and will all be here by Monday,
but some assembly is required. Fire Chief Darrell Wright says the
assembly works begins Monday.
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The pieces of the Training center are constructed from
steel storage and shipping container and the various pieces are
assembled off site.
Wright says the new facility allow for a variety of
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Once the assembly of the Training Facility is complete,
Wright says they will have a ribbon cutting to show it off. The date
will be announced soon.
Swan Lake Expanding Offerings 10/24
The Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Hunting Plan and Environmental Assessment were completed in
September and are available for review by the public through
November 7th. Under the amended plan, hunting opportunities will be
expanded to include hunting opportunities on the Outlying Units.
Some of the changes will include opening more areas of
the Refuge to waterfowl hunting, adding a managed archery deer hunt,
open a unit of the Refuge to squirrel hunting, and a small 40 acre
parcel of the Refuge adjacent to the Yellow Creek Conservation Area
will be open to statewide regulations with the exception of deer
Swan Lake also manages outlying units located in
Chariton County, Bates County, Henry County, Cedar County, and St.
Claire County. Those outlying units will be open to hunting in
accordance with state regulations.
A copy of the amended Compatibility Determination can
be found at the Refuge Visitors Center or downloaded on the
Copies can also be reviewed at the Public Libraries in Chillicothe,
Brookfield, and Brunswick.
Bogard Woman Has Serious Injuries In Accident 10/24
A Bogard woman had serious injuries when her car vaulted across
a drainage ditch and hit an embankment Thursday morning.
Thirty-nine year old Shauna Berwaldt of Bogard was flown to Truman
Medical Center following the accident that happened about 8:30
Thursday morning. State Troopers report Berwaldt was southbound on
US 65 near Highway 10, when she ran off the road and down an
embankment, went airborne across a drainage ditch and hit the bank
on the other side. The vehicle came to rest in the water filled
ditch. Berwaldt was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the
Chillicothe Police Report 10/24
One accident and three arrests are in the Chillicothe Police
Department report for Thursday.
Officers arrested Travis W Walker following a traffic
stop at Graves and Green Streets. The arrest was for alleged
expired plates, no insurance and driving while suspended. Walker
was cited and released.
Dominique P Hurst was arrested in the 10 block of South
Washington Street on a Livingston County Probation and Parole
warrant. She is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Gregory A Simpson was arrested in the 300 block of
Walnut for alleged possession of a controlled substance and
possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana. He was taken to the
Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Stealing reported in the 1000 block of Graves Street
remains under investigation. Officers also investigated a report of
property damage to a vehicle in the 500 block of East Bridge Street.
No injuries were reported in an accident in the 900
block of Jackson Street. The report states a parked vehicle was
struck by another vehicle that left the scene, Minor damage was
Three New Most Wanted 10/24
Three new most wanted are now on the
list from the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. Deputies are
asking for assistance from the public in locating the following:
Thirty-six year old Shane Alan Manley of Breckenridge.
He is a white male, 5' 8" tall, 186 pounds with brown hair and blue
eyes. He is wanted for alleged failure to appear on charges of
Thirty-eight year old Barry Preston Cooper of
Chillicothe is a white male, 5' 9" tall, 195 pounds, with blond hair
and blue eyes. Cooper is wanted for alleged failure to appear on
charges of non-support.
Thirty-five year old Kendale D Church of Columbia is a
black male, 6' tall, 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Church is wanted for alleged failure to appear on charges of
Shane Alan Manley
Barry Preston Cooper
Kendale D Church
If you have information on any of these three, call the
Livingston County Sheriff's Department at 646-0515.
Operation Help Spaghetti Dinner 10/24
A spaghetti dinner this evening will help a local group assist
others through the winter months. Operation HELP in Chillicothe
hopes for a boost from the community in their annual Spaghetti
dinner on tonight. For 31 years, Operation HELP has assisted other
with rent, utilities and other emergency assistance. In the past
six months, they have provided nearly $50,000 of Assistance to
almost 240 area residents.
To assist with the funding for Operation HELP, the
Spaghetti Supper will be held this evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in
the First Christian Church Basement. Your free will donation will
get you spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and a selection of homemade
Pumpkin Contests Wrapping Up 10/24
Today is the last day to get your carved pumpkin entry in at the
Livingston County Library. Library Director Robin Westphal says a
Pumpkin CARVING contest began Monday. You still have time to let
your imagination soar and enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest! Carved
pumpkins can be registered at the main desk until the library closes
this evening. All pumpkins will be on display next week for viewing
and voting. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 People’s Choice
favorites. For information on the Pumpkin Carving Contest, call
In the Children's Department, the entries from the
Pumpkin Decorating contest are on display. Director Candy Warren
says there are four categories for the entries.
A Tina resident, 73 year-old Dale Scholle died October
22 in Tina. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 am at Coloma Baptist
Church, with burial at Van Horn Cemetery in Bogard. Family visitation will
be Saturday from 9:00 to 9:45 am at the church. Memorials may be made to the
Family’s Choice. Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton is in Charge of
A Laclede resident, 81 year old Mildred Brenner died
October 21st in Laclede. Services are Saturday at 10:30 am at Wright Baker
Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, with burial at Laclede Cemetery. Friends
may call Friday from 1:00 to 7:00 pm, with family visitation from 5:00 to
7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Brookfield Senior
Center Meals on Wheels or Linn County Serve Link Hospice.
Anna Mae Belle Glick
A Chillicothe resident, 95 year old Anna Mae Bell Glick
died October 23rd in Hamilton. Services are Saturday at 11:00 am at
Breckenridge United Methodist Church, with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in
Breckenridge. Friends may call Friday from Noon to 6:00 pm at Pitts
Funeral Home in Breckenridge, with family visitation Saturday freom 10:00 to
11:00 at the church. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes
A Carrollton resident, 90 year-old Wallace Mallory died
October 22nd in Carrollton. Funeral services will be Saturday at 3:00 pm at
United Methodist Church in Carrolton with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in
Braymer. Family visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 to 2:45 pm at the
church. Memorials may be made to the church. Bittiker Funeral Home in
Carrollton is in charge of arrangements.
Ted "Teddy" Sweets
A Chillicothe resident, 69 year old Ted "Teddy" Sweets,
died October 24th in Chillicothe. Funeral services are Monday at 12:00 pm at
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in
Butler. Friends may call Sunday from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at Community of Christ
Church in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to the Butler Bears Football
A former Trenton resident, 92 year old Maynard Bonta
died October 24th in Marshall. Services will be Tuesday at 2:00 pm at
Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton with burial at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in
Trenton. Friends may call Monday after 9:00 am with a family visitation on
Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to the
Jewett Norris Library or the Wesley United Methodist Church.