Cameron Ambulance District Director Dies In Motorcycle Accident
The Director of Cameron’s Ambulance District died of injuries received
in a motorcycle accident in Northern Iowa Friday morning. Fifty-four year
old Mark Hill of Cameron was pronounced dead at the New Hampton Hospital
following the accident at about 9:00 am. The Iowa Highway Patrol reported
the accident happened when Hill was northbound on US 63 when a vehicle
driven by an 18 year old Iowa man struck another southbound vehicle and spun
into the path of Hill. Hill hit the vehicle and was ejected. The southbound
vehicle also struck a motorcycle driven by 61 year old Clyde Han of Cameron.
Hill and Han were taken to the Hospital. Hill was pronounced dead and Han
was treated and released.
CHS Registration Corrections
The Chillicothe High School reports the dates
on their website, for student registration and orientation, are incorrect.
Principal Brian Sherrow has the correct dates. Sherrow
says Freshman Orientation will be August 12th at 6:00 pm for both the
parents and student.
Sherrow says for the other classes the schedule is as
Senior Registration is August 12th from 9:00 am to 11:00
Junior Registration is the 13th from 9:00 am to 11:00
Sophomore Registration is the 13th from 1:00 to 3:00
If those dates do not work for you, Sherrow says you
can stop by after the 13th. If you have questions call the High School at
If you are new to the Chillicothe R-II School District,
you will need to enroll the students at the District office. The school
counselors will contact the families about registering the students for
Chautauqua Volunteers Needed
Chillicothe’s 30th annual Chautauqua in the
Park is September 6th and 7th at Simpson Park. Chamber Director Crystal Narr
says this event is only possible with the help of volunteers from the
community. Narr says this year they are trying something new to allow
volunteers to sign-up for the jobs and times they want.
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You can go to Volunteer
Spot and sign up or call the
chamber office and they will e-mail you a link. Narr says there are a
variety of volunteer jobs for the event.
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Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, so they are
asking everyone please sign-up by August 13th. That will allow them to order
t-shirts in time for the 30th annual Chautauqua in the Park.
Sliced Bread Saturday
Sliced Bread Saturday will kick off Saturday
morning on the Chillicothe Downtown Square. Events begin at 8:00 am at
Silver Moon Plaza and continue through the morning at the courthouse and
around the downtown area.
For the kids, there will be a DJ and Games at Silver
Moon Plaza starting at 8:00, Dino and the Dinosaurs at 10:00 and Drums at
Guided tours of the murals with interpretive actors at
the eight downtown murals will start at 8:00 am at the Courthouse. The bread
contest check-in begins at 9:00 at the courthouse; with judging from 10:30
to noon and public bread tasting at 11:00. Winners in three categories will
be announced at Noon.
Other activities include a bounce house, vendors, face
painting and sidewalk sales, as well as the Chillicothe Farmers Market.
Sliced Bread Saturday is free of charge and is
presented by Main Street Chillicothe and the Greater Chillicothe Visitors
Three county meetings are scheduled next week,
including two for the county commission and one for the Law Enforcement
The Commissioners will meet Tuesday and Thursday at
9:30 am in the commission room of the courthouse. Thursday’s meeting
includes the bid opening for the clock and electrical work. Both meetings
will include county road and bridge matters and administrative and
Thursday at 5:00 pm, the Law Enforcement Restitution
Fund committee will meeting in the commission room. The agenda includes:
An update on the fund
Considering the expenditure requests
A proposal for the Chillicothe Police Department
A Discussion on the Drug Education Programs
And another business as needed.
The meeting of the Law Enforcement Restitution Fund
Committee is open to the public.
Troopers Arrest Three
State Troopers made three arrests in the area
A Union Missouri man, 35 year old Jeffery D Howell, was
arrested at about 6:50 am in Daviess County on a Franklin County warrant for
alleged failing to appear on a charge of driving while revoked. He is held
at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
A St. Joseph woman, 27 year old Holly Kearnes, was
arrested at about 5:15 pm in Caldwell County on a St. Joseph warrant for an
alleged traffic violation and a Buchanan County warrant for alleged
probation violation. She is held at the Caldwell County Detention Center
pending the posting of bond.
A St. Joseph woman, 34 year old Lindsay M Nuss, was
arrested at about 6:45 pm in Caldwell County for alleged DWI with drugs and
endangerment of a child. She was taken to the Caldwell County Detention
Center on a 24 hour hold.
Summer Reading Success
The Livingston County Library Children's
Department Summer Reading program was a success. Children's Director Candy
Warren says they offered programs in a couple age ranges this year.
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Warren says the numbers really tell the story.
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To illustrate the number of books that were read, the
Children's Library created a paper chain, with each link representing a
book. Warren says that chain wrapped around the library four times.
Carrollton Town Council 08/01 6am
The Carrollton Town Council will meet Monday
evening to hear their audit report. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at
Carrollton City Hall.
Under new business, the Council will hear the audit
Report from Westbrook and Company. They will also consider bids for work at
the Rupe Center. That work includes painting of walls and stripping and
waxing the floors.
Reports to the Council will be presented by the Police
An executive Session is planned if it is needed.
Tax Rate Hearing Set For Chillicothe Schools
The Chillicothe R-II School District Tax Rate
Hearing will be held August 19th at the Chillicothe High School, prior to
the regular School Board meeting. The hearing starts at 6:15 pm and will
allow the school board to hear from the patrons on the rates for the 2014/15
school year. The rate is determined using the district budget and is meant
to cover the expenditures of the district.
The revenues budgeted from property taxes are nearly
$5.4 million dollars and requires a tax rate of $4.346 per hundred dollar
valuation. That includes 3.63 for the incidental fund, .596 for Debt Service
and .12 for capital projects.
The public hearing will be held just prior to the
August School Board meeting. That agenda has not been set.
Sewer Project On Board of Public Works Agenda
Chillicothe's Board of Public Works will
consider bids for a sewer project when they meet Tuesday morning. The
meeting starts at 7:00 am in the conference room at the CMU Office.
Reports to the board will be presented by the
department heads, including the Waste Water Superintendent, who will present
bids for the South Woodrow Sewer Replacement. That project includes the
replacement of 1400 feet of 21 inch sewer line and seven manholes. If the
board approves a bid the engineers and contractor will finalize things, sign
the contracts and the project will begin. No timeline is set at this time.
The board will also hear from the general manager and a
closed executive session will be held if it is needed.
Arts Council Season Tickets
The Chillicothe Area Arts Council season for
2014/15 is set and the season tickets are on sale now. Arts Council
Director July Ashbrook says they have entertainment for the whole family at
the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center.
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Ashbrook says they have a great line-up for the
children as well.
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Season tickets cost $65 for adults; $60 for senior
citizens; and $30 for students. Call the Arts Council Office at 646-1173
for more information or to purchase tickets.
Bridge Closed Near Lowe's Acres
A bridge near Chillicothe's Lowe's Acres is
closed because of a structural issue. The City of Chillicothe closed the
bridge over the railroad on LIV 247, near Lowe's Acres, also known as Willow
City Administrator Ike Holland says there is a major
issue with a support beam and other parts of the structure that required the
bridge to be closed until it is repaired and cleared by an engineer for safe
Emergency services have been notified and are making
Teen Injured in Accident Near Trenton
A Trenton teen had minor injuries in a single
vehicle accident near Trenton Wednesday afternoon. Eighteen year old
Sheridan T Jambold was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital for treatment of
minor injuries following the accident at about 3:30 pm on Route Y, northeast
of Trenton. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported Jambold was northbound on
Route Y when she drove off the right side of the road, over-corrected,
skidded off the road again. The vehicle overturned and struck a tree, coming
to rest on its top.
Jambold was wearing her safety belt at the time of the
Troopers Arrest One on Drug Charges
A Marceline man was arrested Wednesday in Linn
County. Troopers arrested 27 year old Todd A Grigsby of Marceline for
alleged possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and
possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Linn County Sheriff's
Office on a 24 hour hold.
White Grubs Cause Problems In Lawns
If your lawn suddenly has mounds and trails
from moles, or appears to be excessively dry, White Grubs may be the cause.
University of Missouri Extension Horticulture Specialist Tim Baker explains.
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In Livingston County the number for the Extension
Center is 646-0811.
MDC Providing Antler Scoring Today
Deer Hunters and shed collectors can get their
antlers scored today at the North Central Missouri Fair in Trenton. The
Missouri Department of Conservation will measure antlers at MDC building
inside the rock barn courtyard. You can bring the antlers starting at 4:00
pm and measuring will run until 9:00. Certified scorers for both MO Big
Bucks and Boone and Crocket will be on hand.
A Chillicothe resident, 93 year-old Lois Ewing died
July 29th in Chillicothe. Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 am at
Park Baptist Church in Brookfield, with burial at Meadville Cemetery. Family
visitation is Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church. Memorials may be
made to the church.
A Chillicothe resident, 71 year old Wanda Roe died July
7th in Chillicothe. The body was cremated. Family visitation is Friday from
5:00 to 7:00 pm at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials may be
made to the donor's choice.
A Chillicothe resident, 70 year old Roy Drummond died
July 29th in Chillicothe. Graveside services are Saturday at 11:00 am at
Wheeling Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm, with
family visitation Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 at Lindley funeral home in
Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
A Kansas City resident, 81 year old Colleen Gallagher,
died July 23rd in Kansas City. Friends and family will gather Saturday from
11:30 to 12:00 at Wright Baker Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, with a
graveside service to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield. Family
visitation is Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may
be made to the Topeka YWCA - Center for Safety and Empowerment.