Chillicothe Planning and Zoning Meeting
Chillicothe's Planning and Zoning Board
will meet September 6th to discuss a proposed office at 1003 Jackson
Street. The property is currently zoned residential and would remain
residential. The owner has requested a Conditional Use Permit to
construct an office on the empty lot.
NCMC Earns Top 10 Ranking
North Central Missouri College in Trenton
is ranked in the Top 10 by Wallet Hub, who recently published their
findings on the "2016's Best and Worst Community Colleges." NCMC
President Dr Lenny Klaver says he is very proud of the ranking.
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Klaver says this is not the first time NCMC has received this type of
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He says NCMC offers exemplary programs at an affordable rate and their
faculty and staff genuinely care about student success.
New Questions For MDC Deer & Turkey Telecheck
Missouri deer and turkey hunters will
find a couple new questions to answer when using the Telecheck system
this year. The Missouri Department of Conservation is gather new
statistical information to help Department staff better determine age
classes of harvested deer as part of MDC's deer management efforts.
Joe Jerek from the MDC says they are asking for information about both
Bucks and Does.
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Hunters will want to bring a simple tape measurer to accurately answer
For both deer and Turkey,
Jerek says they have a question for archery hunters.
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MDC also wants to know if you harvested you deer or turkey on private
land or public land.
Rain Into and Through The Weekend
The heaviest of the rain for Wednesday
night remained south of the KCHI listening area. National Weather
Service Meteorologist Jared Leighton says we can expect periods of
rain into the weekend, which could total one to three inches before it
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Chances of rain are in the forecast into the early part of next week.
Listen to the KCHI local weather for more details.
City Council To Handle A Wide Variety Of Topics
The Chillicothe City Council will handle
board appointments, a solar farm, items related to the new elementary
school and a couple items of the hospital when they meet Monday. The
meeting will begin with a finance workshop session at 5:30 pm in the
At 6:30, the move to the
council chambers. Mayor Chuck Haney will make recommendations for
three city boards. City Administrator Ike Holland will present an
ordinance for an interconnect agreement for the proposed solar farm.
He will also lead discussions on the School Districts request to waive
a sidewalk requirement for the new road and waive the required
building permits. Items for the hospital include discussions on storm
water plans and adding more parking.
Clerk Roze Frampton will request moving the September 12th meeting to
allow city officials to attend the Missouri Municipal League
An executive session is
planned following the regular meeting.
Troopers Arrest Texas Man
A Texas man was arrested in Caldwell County
Wednesday evening. State Troopers arrested 23 year old Aubrey Martin
for alleged driving without a valid license and speeding. Martin was
taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.
Scout Registration Night
The annual Girl Scout registration night
is this evening at the Girl Scout Little House. This is open to all
girls interested in joining Girl Scouts in Chillicothe and the
surrounding area from kindergarten through 12th grade. Girl Scout
registration night is held at the Girl Scout Little House from 6:00
-7:00 pm, in the southwest corner of Simpson Park, on Country Club
Drive. For more information, contact Carrie Hibner at 247-0312. If you
cannot attend and would like to register your daughter online, go to
Two Most Wanted Taken Into Custody
Two of Livingston County's Most Wanted
are in custody. Sheriff Steve Cox says Tuesday, deputies arrested 31
year old Nicole Marie Irving. After confirming it was the person they
were looking for, Irving surrendered herself and was arrested on a
warrant for alleged probation violations on previous drug convictions.
This morning (Wednesday), 66 year old Judith Colliver of Monroe City
was surrendered by her local attorney. Colliver allegedly under
reported her income from 2011 to 2015 and received public assistance
benefits she was not entitled to, totaling more than $37,500. She
later posted $40,000 bond.
Blood Shortage - Blood Drive Thursday
The Community Blood Center, is in an
Emergency Blood Shortage. The Community Blood Center is the
organization that supplies blood to the area hospitals. A Blood Drive
will be held in Chillicothe Thursday from Noon to 6:00 pm at the
United Methodist Church. If you are eligible to give blood, they urge
you to consider donating.
not required, but may be made online at
esavealifenow.org. Use the sponsor code Chillicothe. You may also
contact Steve Palmer at 247-3280.
person in the Community Blood Center service area needs a transfusion
every four minutes. That person could be your friend, neighbor or even
a family member. If you can help, please consider donating blood.
Story Time - Down On The Farm
The Fall Story Time for the Livingston
County Library - Children's Department will begin September 6th.
Children's Librarian Candy Warren says the theme is "Down On The
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Warren says there is no need to sign up, just come and enjoy the
stories and activities. If you have questions, call 646-0563.
Governor's Christmas Tree Search Is Begun
The Missouri Department of Conservation
is searching for a large evergreen tree for the Governors Christmas
Tree to be placed on the lawn of the mansion. The deadline to submit
your entry is September 30th, and there are a few requirements.
First, the tree must be about 40 feet tall, the species is limited to:
eastern red cedar, Norway spruce, or white pine, and the tree must be
fully branched on all sides and accessible by large equipment
MDC Forestry Field Program Supervisor Russell Hinnah says it sometimes
happens that homeowners, businesses, or communities have wonderful
evergreens that need to be removed for home expansion, utility work,
or other reasons.
To submit your entry
for the Governors Tree, take photos of candidate tree and email them
email@example.com. Be sure to include a contact telephone
number, location of the tree, and several photos taken from different
angles and distances.
Once a tree is
selected, MDC staff will coordinate the cutting and delivery of the
tree to the governor's mansion at no cost to the owner. The donor will
receive a personalized thank-you from the governor and an invitation
to the lighting ceremony, which usually occurs the first week of
School Board Work Session Thursday
The Chillicothe R-II School Board will
have a works session Thursday at Noon at the District office. They
will be discussing the construction of a new elementary school. Bids
for the new school came in more than $2 million dollars higher than
expected, in part because of the architects error in estimating the
cost of dirt work at the site north of the high school. The board has
been working with the architect and the contractors that bid on the
project to find ways to reduce the cost of the new building.
The School Board work session will be held Thursday at Noon at the
district office. This is an open meeting.
Arrest Burglary Suspect An Hour After Crime
Chillicothe Police investigated a
burglary and caught a suspect in less than an hour early Tuesday
At about 12:50 am, a burglary
alarm summoned officers to the 2700 block of Grand Drive, where they
found a burglary had occurred, resulting in damage to the building and
a large amount of money that was stolen. Within an hour, officer had
located a suspect's vehicle, which contained alleged evidence of the
burglary. The report states video evidence showed the owner of the
vehicle had committed the crime. Officers arrested James Spath, in the
600 block of Washington Street. As a result of a search of the
vehicle, officers recovered the stolen money. Spath is held at the
Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on charges of alleged burglary. Bond is
set at $50,000 cash only.
Also in the
report, Elsa Morris was arrested on two St. Joseph warrants and a
Platte County warrant for alleged failure to appear.
Michael Marlow was arrested for alleged trespassing and property
damage in the 1000 block of Jackson Street.
Officers also investigated an accident in the 1500 block of Calhoun,
where one of the drivers left the scene. They arrested Robby Kincaid
for alleged leaving the scene of an accident and no insurance.
Programs Have History In Missouri
The University of Missouri Extension
program brings research and education opportunities to every county in
the state. Karma Metzgar says University of Missouri and Lincoln
University provide these opportunities because of the Federal Moral
Act of 1862 and 1890. Metzgar says the teaching takes place in a
variety of ways and locations.
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She says Extension also passes on research from the University's
experiment stations developed as a result of the Hatch Act of 1887.
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To find out what the University of Missouri Extension Program has to
offer, stop by your local extension office. In Chillicothe, they are
located at 2881 Grand Dr, across from the Grand 6 Theater.
Battle Of The Badges Is Saturday
The Chillicothe Fire Department takes on
the Chillicothe Police Department in the Battle of the Badges softball
game this Saturday. Officer Michael Smith says this event raises money
for the Grand River Area Y's Back Pack Buddy program. Smith says
there's no charge to for tickets.
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Smith says the Police Department looks to take the championship away
from the Fire Fighters, but Fire Fighter Eric McKenzie says they have
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The Battle of the Badges softball game is this Saturday at 7:00 pm at
Come out and support both
departments while they have some fun and raise money for the Back Pack