Missouri Sportsman Alliance Fun Day
The 2nd annual North Missouri Sportsman's Alliance
Family Fun Day will be September 12th at the Livingston County Fairgrounds.
President Steve Shoot says the day provides a variety of FREE activities.
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The North Missouri Sportsman's Alliance was formed to
help provide outdoor educational programs and Shoot says they support the
Share the Harvest Program.
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The North Missouri Sportsman's Alliance Family Fun Day
is September 12th, the same day as Chautauqua. Shoot says Mom can have her
day with the crafts and entertainment while dad and the kids have their fun.
Programs through the day will include duck calling, catfishing, training
hunting dogs, handgun safety, wild turkey tips, trapping and cooking wild
To Early To Prepare For Labor Day Travel
The Labor Day weekend is one of the biggest travel
holidays of the year, and while we are still a couple weeks away, this is a
good time to think about you plans. Sergeant Jake Angle from the Missouri
Highway Patrol says check out your route, check out your car and be
Angle says when you are ready to go, make sure someone
knows what your travel plans are.
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When you are traveling, be it on the Labor Day Holiday
or any time of year, if you see problems or have an emergency, the Highway
Patrol is there to help.
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That number to call again is *55 on your cell phone.
Farm Income Affects Rural Economies
Weather related crop reductions, lower crop prices and
other factors may mean the nations farmers will defer some bigger purchases
this year, The USDA says that could have an effect on the rural economy.
Agriculture Department Senior Economist Warren Preston says projections show
a decline this year.
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Even those farm families that have off farm income are
expected to see their income decline and that will trickle down into the
communities across the country.
Chillicothe Police Report
Assault and a couple of accidents are in the
Chillicothe Police Department's report.
Tuesday, officers responded to a report of an assault
in the 1700 block of Maple Street. The investigation led to the arrest of
Nancy Pearl Robb for alleged assault. She was held at the Daviess Dekalb
Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
There were no injuries in an accident Saturday, at
South Washington and Ryan Lane. Vehicles driven by Mark Kincel and Misty
Worman collided, resulting in minor damage to the Kincel vehicle.
Wednesday, an accident at Polk and Edgewood happened
when Michael Mast swerved to avoid another vehicle that had swerved to avoid
a collision. Mast's vehicle struck a utility pole, resulting in minor
Troopers Arrest One In Livingston Co.
An Overland Park, Kansas resident was arrested
Wednesday in Livingston County. Twenty-one year old Tamboura Watson was
arrested on a Platte County warrant for alleged unlawful use of drug
paraphernalia, driving while suspended and speeding - 99 in a 65 zone.
Watson is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Burglary Investigation Nets 5 In Carrollton
An investigation into a burglary of a business resulted
in five arrests on a variety of charges. Wednesday, Carrollton Officers
arrested two suspects that allegedly burglarized at least two businesses in
Carrollton. During the investigation they found they may be involved with a
stolen vehicle and trailer from the same area as the businesses. The
vehicle, trailer and other items were recovered.
During the investigation, the officers discovered and
obtained a search warrant for narcotics and additional stolen property.
Three others were arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance,
receiving stolen property and conspiracy to distribute a controlled
substance. All five suspects are held pending the filing of formal charges.
The Carrollton Police Department was assisted by the
Carroll County Sheriff's Office.
Local Farmer Wins National Contest
A local farmer was the winner in a national contest
sponsored by Caterpillar Equipment, based in Illinois. David Beck, from
rural Chillicothe was awarded free fluids and filters for a year. The fluids
and filters will be used on the Caterpillar compact track loader used on
Beck's 1500 acre livestock and crop farm. The presentation took place
earlier this month at the Beck Farm, with representatives from Foley
Feedback Sought on Peace Officer Training Standards
The Missouri Department of Public Safety is seeking
input from the public on law enforcement officer training standards. The
Peace Officer Standards and Training or POST Commission will hold public
hearings around the state to gather suggestions for changes to the required
training. The hope is to gather input from Missourians, including law
enforcement agencies, advocacy groups and other stakeholders.
The meetings will begin in Springfield at Ozarks
Technical Community College in Springfield, September 1st at 1 pm.
Additional public hearings will be held in Jefferson City, September 17th;
St. Louis, on the 23rd; Sikeston September 29th, Kansas City October 7th and
Kirksville October 14th.
The Governor directed the POST Commission and DPS to
develop new rules by December 1st, to improve access to effective and
ongoing training in the key areas of tactical training, fair and impartial
policing, and the health and well-being of officers.
Driver Injured in Roll-Over Accident
The driver of a grain truck was injured when he swerved
to avoid hitting a school bus. The accident happened on Missouri Highway 11
near Rothville at 7:35 am (Wednesday), when 55 year old James E Klein of
Laclede was southbound. He told state troopers the bus had come to an abrupt
stop in front of him and he swerved off the right side of the road. His
grain truck hit a sign and overturned, coming to rest on the driver's side.
Klein sought his own treatment for minor injuries.
Trenton Approves Tax Rate
The Trenton Tax Rate was approved and the Council said
no to boats on the reservoir. The Council met Tuesday night for a public
hearing before their council meeting. They approved the rate of 1.0883 per
hundred dollar valuation, with no comments from the public. The rate is the
same as last year.
The mayor led the discussion on a request to allow
boats, but not motors on the big reservoir. The council hard and approved a
motion to NOT allow boats on the reservoir. Fishing will still be allowed on
the city reservoirs.
Bids were awarded to AECI for power poles for the city
utility. They purchased a total of 38 poles of various sizes for a total of
$10,428. That's an average price per pole of nearly $275.
The contract for the hanger lease with Life Flight
Eagle was also renewed.
Tax Rate Set
The tax rate for North Central Missouri College was set
by the NCMC Board of Trustee's Tuesday. The rate approved was .3949 per
hundred dollar valuation, which at 100% collection would generate revenues
of nearly $349,000 for the college.
Old Time Harvest Days
The Livingston County Steam and Gas association met
recently. Their 29th annual Old Time Harvest Days will be September 25th
and 26th at the Livingston County Fair Grounds. This year's featured tractor
is the Massey Harris/ Massey Ferguson.
The annual event will include an Apron Show, Pedal Pull
for all ages, Quilt Show, Parade of Power, Tractor Rodeo, Square Dance and a
Draft Horse Pull.
In addition there will be displays and demonstrations
for threshing, rope making, cider making, weaving, arts and crafts, sawmill,
corn shelling and grinding and so much more.
Camping is available on the grounds. The admission is
$5 for a two day pass and 12 and under are admitted free with an adult.
Friday September 25th will be kids day and
traditionally there are several schools that will bring students to this
Chillicothe Police Report Four Arrests
Chillicothe Police Officers report four arrests.
Monday, a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of
Clay Street resulted in the arrest of Wendy Lee Pryor for alleged domestic
assault. She was processed and released.
Tuesday, Abigail Deneece Ashbrook was arrested in the
10 block of South Washington on a Caldwell County warrant for alleged
burglary, trespassing and property damage. She was processed and released to
Officers arrested Jonathan Patrick Patterson and Trevor
James Petree for alleged Shoplifting at the 1000 block of Graves Street.
They were processed and released.
A domestic disturbance was reported in the 1300 block
of Jackson Street. Officers found the incident was verbal. The couple was
separated and no arrests were made.
Nominations Open for Appellate Court Judge
Missouri's Appellate Judicial Commission is seeking
applications and nominations to fill an opening on the Missouri Court of
Appeals Eastern District. The opening is the result of the retirement of
Judge Clifford H Ahrens after nearly 25 years.
Citizens are encouraged to nominate well-qualified
candidates for the commissionís consideration. The Missouri Constitution
requires a judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals be at least 30 years old,
licensed to practice law in Missouri, a United States citizen for at least
15 years and a qualified Missouri voter for at least nine years preceding
Nominations should be sent to
or mailed to: Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District Judge Vacancy, PO
Box 150, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Nomination forms are available
Gallatin Tax Rate Set
The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved a tax rate of
.8697 per hundred dollar valuation Monday evening. The Board members held a
tax rate hearing prior to the regular meeting. The rate includes: .6267 for
the general fund, .2230 for the Park Fund and .0200 for the Band Fund.
As part of the regular meeting, an ordinance was
approved for a contract with the Daviess County Arts Council. The amended
contract includes an amount of $2,000 for services.
The Gallatin City Administrator is beginning the work
on the 2016 city budget. Requests can be presented through the council
An archery ordinance for the City of Gallatin was
discussed. The mayor wants to hear from the Park Board before they move