State Seeking Input on Pershing State Park
The public is invited to bring their ideas to
an informational meeting at the General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State
Historic Site in Laclede on Wednesday at 6:00pm. The meeting will also
include information on the Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site.
Missouri State Park representatives will provide
information on future plans for the facilities and answer questions.
Visitors are invited to share feedback and suggestions about service and
operations. The Pershing Park Memorial Association will also discuss recent
efforts regarding the site. The meeting is part of an ongoing effort by
Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input regarding the facilities
and services offered in state parks and historic sites.
Two Injured in Grundy County Accident
Two females were injured in a Grundy County
Accident when their car ran off of a concrete bridge 7 miles northwest of
Trenton, overturned and came to rest upside down in a creek. Injured were
the driver, 19 year old Shayla Dye of Greentop and a passenger, 19 year old
Kaitley Hager of Kirksville, both with moderate injuries. Both were taken to
Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.
One Injured in Mercer County Accident
A Bethany woman was injured when her car ran off of
Route P 5 miles Northwest of Princeton went out of control and going
airborne down a steep embankment the overturning and hitting two trees. 52
year old Michelle Walker of Bethany was Life-flighted to a Des Moines
hospital with serious injuries.
Highway Patrol Arrests
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports arresting a
25 year old Milan man for driving while intoxicated and no seatbelt. He was
taken to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and later released
Chillicothe Police Report for Saturday
The Chillicothe Police have been busy with several
recent arrests. Officers arrested Ian Hernandez and Hali Christie in the
1400 block of Alexander for alleged possession for less than 35 grams of
marijuana and paraphernalia. Both were released on municipal citations.
Officers arrested Tammy Marshall in the 10 block of
Washington Street on warrants from Boone and Howard counties for alleged
passing bad checks.
Officers arrested Jamie Hughes in the 1400 block of
McVey for alleged child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance
and paraphernalia. Timothy Hughes was arrested for alleged child
endangerment, interfering with legal process and resisting arrest. The
children were taken into emergency custody by the Children's Division.
Officers arrested John Ashford following an accident in
the 1200 block of Washington for alleged attempting to leave the scene of an
accident and driving while suspended.
Officers arrested Melissa Levernight in the 10 block of
Washington street on a Livingston County warrant for alleged felony forgery.
Officers arrested William Foxworthy in the 10 block of
South Washington Street on a Carroll County Warrant for two counts of
alleged passing bad checks.
Officers arrested Michael Bosley and Trevor Petree for
alleged 2nd degree assault in the 900 block of Webster. Petree was also
arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officers arrested Jeremy D Whitt after a report
of suspicious male on Highway 65 near 190. Whitt was arrested for alleged
criminal non support.
Area Road Work Next Week
Road work in the KCHI area next week continues with
several projects worth noting.
Livingston County - pothole patching on Route CC
and Route 190 from A to the Daviess County line
Caldwell County - Route K closed the 13th from
36 to Sandstone Drive and the 14th from Sandstone Drive to Route U for
culvert replacements. Also the Route 116 resurfacing project continues from
Route 69 to Route D
Chariton County - Route J will be closed the
13th from Twichell to Jarrow road for a culvert replacement
Daviess County - pavement repair on I-35 from
Winston exit to Harrison County Route AA
Grundy County - resurfacing and shoulder work on
Route 6 will continue
Linn county - Route P closed from Fresno to Hyde
for a culvert replacement on October 14th and Route B will have maintenance
at Smokey Branch Bridge and Parsons Creek Bridge.
County Commissioners Review Budget Numbers
The Livingston County Commissioners took time this week
to review the county budget for the last nine months. Presiding Commissioner
Ed Douglas who took over the office in January, says the current budget it
<Audio: Ed Douglas 1>
However, Douglas says the news isn't so good for the
long term. He says there is a definite revenue issue
<Audio: Ed Douglas 2>
Douglas says the county commissioners are taking a
hard look at solutions to long term revenue problems, but as of now, won't
expand on any possible solutions.
Local Women's Shelter Annual Fund Raiser
The annual Domestic Violence Dinner and Auction
to benefit the Safe Haven Center is coming up Saturday, October 24th
beginning at 5:00pm with a social hour and main auction at 7:30pm.
Organizers are currently searching for donations to the silent and main
auctions. Ticket purchases, or a table purchase are now available. Tickets
are $15 or a table of eight is $175 and comes with some amenities.
In previous years, the dinner and auction
has raised between $13,000 and $25,000 with money used to help provide
salaries for employees, cover expenses of the building, purchase supplies
for the clients and cover travel expenses.
To make a donation or to purchase tickets, contact
the committee chairs: Daniel and Deanna Savage, Ken Lauhoff or Martha Berry.
Deer Hunters can "Share the Harvest"
With Deer Hunting season fast approaching, the
Missouri Department of Conservation is reminding hunters about donating to
the "Share the Harvest" program, which helps donate venison to needy people.
The program is coordinated by the Missouri Department of Conservation and
the Conservation Federation of Missouri.
Livingston County Conservation Agent Jake Strozewski
says hunters can donate locally
<Audio: Jake Strozewski 1>
Local participants can process a set amount of
Share the Harvest deer at no cost to the hunter
<Audio: Jake Strozewski 2>
In 2014 Missouri hunters donated nearly 4,500 deer or
over 200,000 pounds of deer meet for needy Missourians. All the meat goes to
local food banks.
New Information Screen at Children's Library
The Livingston County Library has a new item that
will assist with dispensing information. A wall mounted computer monitor is
now installed near the children's circulation desk. Children's Librarian
Candy Warren says the screen will display a slideshow of information
The screen will also display things such as contest
winners and more.
Former Trenton Resident Sentenced on Child
A former Trenton resident was sentenced in federal
court for attempting to produce child pornography after secretly filming
several victims in a shower.
49 year old Edward Allen Stieber of Brookfield,
formerly of Trenton was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison with out
parole. In April, he pled guilty to two counts of attempting to use a minor
to produce child pornography on separate occasions between January 2009 and
January 2011. During the investigation, authorities discovered home
made videos of minor females on Stieber's computer that included four minor
female victims and one adult victim.
One Injured in One Car Accident Near Breckenridge10/9
An out of state resident was injured in a one car
accident on Highway 36 one mile southwest of Breckenridge. The Missouri
State Highway Patrol says a car driven by Andrew Fields of Manhattan, Kansas
ran off the road, overcorrected, ran off the opposite side of the road and
hit a rock embankment. Fields was uninjured but a 20 year old female
passenger from Tacoma Washington was taken to a Cameron hospital with minor
Semi truck collision injures one10/9
An out of state resident was injured when two semi-trucks
collided north of Milan. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident
occurred on Highway 5, 3 miles north of Milan when a semi driven by 51 year
old Aileen Moore of Las Vegas, Nevada attempted to turn left onto Highway 5
from a county road and pulled into the path of a truck driven by a 58 year
old Wisconsin man. Moore was taken to a Milan hospital with moderate
Area Highway Patrol Arrests
The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a
Detroit, Michigan 42 year old male in Linn County on a charge of Driving
While Intoxicated. He was taken to the Linn County Sheriff's Department.
The Highway Patrol arrested 58 year old Gerrit
Vandyk of Brunswick in Chariton County on a felony warrant for contempt of
court on DWI charges and for two counts of misdemeanor traffic offenses. He
was taken to Chariton County Sheriff's Department
The Highway Patrol arrested 26 year old Austin Kincade of Rayville in
Caldwell County for no valid operator's license, no financial proof of
insurance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the
Caldwell County Detention Center on 24 hour hold.
Chillicothe City Council To Meet Monday 10/8 12:00pm
The Chillicothe City Council will meet in regular session on Monday at
6:30pm in the council chambers of City Hall. Agenda items include accepting
a bid for a CMU Sewer Rehabilitation Project, an appointment to the Green
Hills Golf Board, discussion and ordinances for: an agreement with the
Missouri Department of Transportation for the "Wayfinding Sign Project: one
to accept an amendment to the Airport State Block Agreement; an ordinance
regarding an Airport Aid Agreement committing to a 10% local match and an
ordinance amending the city code to comply with Senate Bill 5 relating to
penalties, court procedures and speeding violations.
There will also be an executive session.
Bids Approved for On Going Sewer Project
The Chillicothe Board of Utilities
have approved a bid for the latest in CMU's on-going sewer line rehab
project. Jim Gillilan with Chillicothe Municipal Utilities has the bid
<Audio: Jim Gillilan>
Gillilan says the project of rehabilitating
sanitary sewer lines began about 10 years ago and they continue to do more
work each year.
The Board also accepted a bid of just under $18,000
for a new utility pole trailer for the Electrical Department.
Gillilan says to look for an announcement in the very
near future of a newly hired Chief Financial Officer for CMU.
FCCLA Chapter To Hold Fundraising Event
The Grand River Technical School FCCLA chapter
in Chillicothe will be hosting an open house fundraiser October 22nd
at 5:00pm. The event will be at the home of FCCLA advisor Pam Miller at 319
10th Street in Chillicothe and will feature several vendors available to
Money from the fundraiser will help pay student dues,
opportunities to pate in state and national leadership meetings, and helps
students participate in regional, state and national competition events.
For more information on the FCCLA fundraiser, call Pam Miller
Arts Council Receives Funding
Two Art organizations in the KCHI area have received
their share of more than 4-million dollars in annual grants from the
Missouri Arts Council.
The Chillicothe Fine Arts Council receives more
than $13,000 for community arts operating in 2016 and the Caldwell County
Arts in Hamilton received $2000 for a community arts project. The grants are
awarded through volunteer advisory panels of Missouri arts professionals and
community representatives to evaluate artistic quality, community
involvement and management ability.
A total of 360 annual grants for fiscal year 2016
totaling more than $4.2 Million dollars to support arts events,
performances, education and services through out the state.
The Missouri Arts Council will also award an additional
$350,000 through out fiscal year 2016 via monthly grants for smaller scale
Harvest Moon Tea at Library
A Harvest Moon Tea will be at the Livingston
County Library October 18th from 2:00 to 3:30pm. A menu of harvest teas,
finger sandwiches and sweets will be followed by a program of dramatic Edgar
Allen Poe tales told in an atmosphere of shivery suspense. Those attending
are requested to dress in black or fall colors such as orange, red or
yellow. Those attending can also have a free photo taken against a Poe
backdrop painted by staff member and artist Jenna Holmer. Edgar Allen Poe
door prizes will also be given away.
This is the fourth tea hosted by the Livingston County
Library staff. Cost is $10 and reservations and advanced payment are
required at the library, or call 646-0547. Seating is limited.