Bus Driver Pay Increase
Bus Drivers for the Chillicothe R-II School District will start at
$35 a route. The School Board approved increasing pay from $31.48 to $35 per
route, putting the district at the top of the pay list for bus drivers in
Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the School Board,
earlier in the month, approved changes to the re-imbursement policy that
seems to have been another issue for some potential drivers.
<Audio: Barnes 1>
The increase in the Driver pay will mean an increase of
nearly $6,400 to what the district had already budgeted for the year.
Make Sure Children Are Up-To-Date On Immunizations
Preparing your child for school isn't just about getting them new
cloths and school supplies, it also means making sure you child is
up-to-date on their vaccinations. The new school year starts August 19th in
Chillicothe and children attending Kindergarten through 12th grade need to
be up to date with their shots and boosters. That includes:
DTaP - for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
IPV - for Polio
MMR - for Measles, Mumps and Rubella
Varicella - for Chickenpox.
Those immunizations are available through your family
doctor, but you can also get them at the Livingston County Health Center.
The Health Center immunization services are offered several times each month
by appointment. Call the Health Center at 646-5506 to schedule your
Scam & Identity Theft Attempt
The Livingston County Sheriff warns of a possible scam or identity
theft attempt. Sheriff Steve Cox says a local resident reported receiving
unusual mailing. Letter gave public information about death benefit amount
paid by Social Security. It than requested a written reply from the
recipient to include the name, address, date of birth, and possibly other
information for both that person and spouse. In return this business claims
they will send a gift card to a retailer in our area.
Cox says the letter apparently did not disclose the
name of a legitimate business this was mailed from. He suggests anyone
receiving such mailing to be very cautious as it may very well be a scam
and/or attempt of identity theft.
Flood Warning On The Grand
The Grand River continues to rise, with levels well above flood
stage for most of the Grand River.
At Gallatin, Flood Stage is 26 feet. At 11:00 am, the river was at
28.56, at or near the expected crest.
At Chillicothe, Flood Stage is 24 feet. At 11:00 am, the river was at
33.39 feet, with a forecast crest of 34 feet.
At Sumner, Flood Stage is 26 feet. The river level at 11:00 am was
35.23 feet, and expected to rise to a crest of 36.3 feet.
At Brunswick, the river remains below Flood Stage of 19 feet. The
morning reading was 18.45 feet and a crest this weekend is forecast for 24
Roads Closed For Floods
Most of the flooded roads in the KCHI listening area have now
opened. The Missouri Department of Transportation says just one road remains
In Livingston County, Route C is closed at Shoal Creek,
south of US 36.
Check the MoDOT website
for the latest on the roads closing in your area.
Drug Arrests In Police Report
Several arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department report for
Krachenda J. Paustian was arrested in the 1000 block of
Polk Street on a Livingston County warrant for alleged possession of a
controlled substance. The report states officers located controlled
substances at the home and Paustian faces additional charges of alleged
possession of a controlled substance.
Two prowlers were reported in the 1500 block of Webster
St. The report states they had that fled the area on foot. The resident told
officers there was a dome light on in one of their vehicles that was parked.
The resident discovered that personal items had been stolen from the
vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.
Officers were called to the Livingston County Juvenile
Office for a report of illegal drug use. The report from the Juvenile
Officer led to the arrest of Daniel A. Bowen, Sherri L. Houston and Miranda
Jo Bowen for two counts each of alleged distributing a controlled substance
to a minor and 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Wednesday, Officers responded to a report of a stolen
bicycle in the 200 block of Gale Street.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department reported several
investigations and arrests.
July 12th, a report of a domestic assault and property
damage resulted in the arrest of Kyle Anthony Eichler of Chillicothe for
alleged domestic assault.
On the 21st, two runaway children were reported missing
in Dawn. They were located and return to their grandparents.
Thirty-five year old Angela Stock of Wheeling was
arrested July 23rd on a warrant for alleged failure to obey a judges orders.
The 27th, a traffic stop on Highway 190 at LIV 233
resulted in the arrest of 20 year old Michael Calvert of Chillicothe on a
Livingston County warrant for alleged probation violation on an original
conviction of endangering the welfare of a child and sexual misconduct
Sheriff Cox says a Brookfield man was stopped and cited
on US 36 at LIV 269 for 99 in a 65 zone.
Trenton Women Injured 7/30 6am
Two Trenton women were injured in an UTV accident late Tuesday
night in Downing, MO. The Highway Patrol reports Andrew Akers of Downing was
driving the UTV, when he went off a road and the UTV overturned. Passengers,
57 year old Patricia Lenhart and 20 year old Sarah Lenhart, both of Trenton,
were taken to Scotland County Hospital for treatment. Patricia had moderate
injuries, while Sarah had minor injuries. Akers was not injured.
Wisconsin Man Arrested
A Wisconsin man was arrested Wednesday in Daviess County.
Twenty-nine year old Itay Rahamin was arrested at about 6:30 pm for alleged
possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb
Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
Beef Herds On The Rebound
The price of beef has been up and over the past several years, beef
producers have been reducing herd numbers to take advantage of the pricing.
Shayle Shagam, senior livestock analyst for the USDA says the tide is
beginning to turn as producers are holding back a bit.
<Audio: Shagam 1>
Shagam says only about 1/3 of the cattle at the feed
lots are heifers, don considerable from a year ago, signaling a turnaround
as the producers begin to build the herds. Shagam says there is incentive
for producers to do just that.
<Audio: Shagam 2>
For consumers, that could signal a brief shortfall of
beef as producers are beginning to rebuild the herd.
Bread Contest @ Sliced Bread Saturday
Do you fancy yourself as a good bread baker? Have your friends
suggested you enter baking contests? This Saturday you have the chance.
Sliced Bread Saturday is this Saturday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at and around
the downtown square.
The Home of Sliced Bread Baking Contest is just one
part of the festivities. Registering for the contest is free and easy. Just
drop off your bread between 8:00 am an Noon inside the Courthouse. Judging
begins at 11:30 and winners will be announced live in Silver Moon Plaza at
Cash prizes will be presented for the top three entries
in each category with the 1st place winners receiving $100. Those categories
include traditional bread, sweet and quick breads and a youth category.
For rules and information, call 646-4071.
Warnings Due To Heavy Rain
The Grand River is rising quickly after heavy rainfall overnight
(Tuesday night). Flood warnings are in place as minor and moderate flooding
is expected into the weekend from Gallatin to Brunswick.
At Gallatin, the river will rise above flood
stage of 26 feet this afternoon and should crest at 30 feet Thursday
morning. Flooding should end Friday evening.
At Chillicothe, the river rose quickly above
flood stage of 24 feet this morning and should crest at 34.5 feet overnight.
Flooding is expected last into Saturday evening.
At Sumner, flood stage is 26 feet and the river
is above 30 feet and is expected to crest at 36.5 feet early Friday morning.
Flooding should last into Monday.
At Brunswick, the river will rise above flood
stage of 19 feet Thursday evening and crest at about 24 feet, with flooding
continuing into next week.
Tax Rate Hearing Set
A Tax Rate Hearing will be held to set the Livingston County
property tax rate for personal property and real estate. The Livingston
County Commissioners will hold the public hearing August 11th at 11:00 am in
the commission room. Assessed valuations for the county have risen about
$2.8 million dollars from last year. The County Budget includes property tax
revenues of $118,005 with a total proposed property tax rate of .0682 per
hundred dollar valuation. That includes .0172 for the County's general fund
and .0510 for the Senior Citizens fund.
Several arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department report.
Sunday, a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400
block of Dickinson led to the arrest of Rhonda Yarbrough for alleged DWI and
resisting arrest. Officers also arrested Billy Williams on a Clay County
Kimberly Draper was arrested Monday on a probation
Macon police requested a stop an hold for a possible
credit card scam. The vehicle and woman were located in the 1000 block of
Graves Street and the woman was taken into custody and the car impounded.
They were turned over the Macon PD.
Officers arrested Mary Lou King in the 1000 block of
Graves Street for alleged shoplifting.
Jay D Kirkhart was arrested in the 1200 block of North
Washington for alleged stealing.
Officers Assist Gallatin PD
On Monday, Chillicothe Police officers assisted the Gallatin Police
with an early morning burglary. Chillicothe officers received information
about the burglary of a business in Gallatin. Gallatin Officers responded to
Chillicothe to recover stolen items and identify suspects. The officers from
both departments and the Livingston County Sheriff's office went to Ludlow,
where they arrested one of the three suspects. The other two had already
been arrested by Chillicothe Police Officers on unrelated charges.
Alcohol Party In Amish Country
A youth alcohol party in the far northwest part of Livingston
County was investigated Monday by the Livingston County Sheriff's
Department. Five kegs, mostly empty, were recovered at the party location on
private property in a remote area. Parents reported the party to the
Sheriff Steve Cox says the Livingston, Daviess and
Grundy County Sheriff's offices met with Amish leaders, as Amish children
were involved in the party. They discussed how they can work together.
Cox says the Amish parents and leaders are united in
the desire to have the youth learn from the incident. The youth involved
were required to clean up the property at the party location that was
"significantly" littered with various alcohol beverage containers and other
A suspect was also identified as the person who
supplied the alcohol to minors and a report was sent to the prosecuting
Arrest Trenton Man
A Trenton man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Grundy County.
State Troopers arrested 44 year old Clinton W Fraizer on two Trenton
warrants for alleged contempt of court. He is held at the Grundy County Law
Enforcement Center pending the posting of bond.
Honey Creek Bridge Complete
Honey Creek Bridge is now open and work is complete. The bridge on
Highway 13, south of Gallatin was closed July 6th for extensive repairs. The
bridge opened briefly for this past weekend, but was closed again Monday and
Tuesday as the work was completed.
Bonnie Mae Leakey
A Braymer resident, 84 year old Bonnie Mae Leakey died
July 27th in Kansas City. Services are Thursday at 11:00 am at Lindley-Pitts
Funeral Home in Braymer, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer.
Friends may call Wednesday from Noon to 8:00 pm, with family visitation from
6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to North Care
Helen Jewel Jackson Campbell
A Trenton resident, 93 year old Helen Jewel Jackson
Campbell died July 26th in Trenton. Services are Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at
Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton with burial in Resthaven memorial Gardens in
Trenton. Visitation is Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral
home. Memorials may be made to the North 65 Senior Center.
A Marceline resident, 75 year old Elizabeth Crouse died
July 27th in Brookfield. Graveside services are Thursday at 2:00 pm at
Masonic Cemetery in Bucklin. Family visitation is Thursday from Noon to 2:00
pm at Delaney Funeral Home in Bucklin. Memorials may be made to Life Care
Center of Brookfield activity fund.
A Brunswick resident, 89 year old Kathleen Winfrey died
July 28th in Brunswick. Services are Friday at 11:00 am at Breshears
Memorial Chapel in Brunswick, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in DeWitt.
Family visitation is Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the cemetery.
A Brookfield resident, 82 year old Genevieve Barney
died July 22nd in Columbia. Services are Friday at 7:00 pm at First
Christian Church in Brookfield, with burial at Missouri State Veterans
Cemetery in Jacksonville. Family visitation is Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
at the church. Memorials may be made to the church. Wright Baker Hill
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Glenna Sue Crawford
A Chillicothe resident, 76 year old Glenna Sue Crawford
died July 25th in Chillicothe. Services are Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Chillicothe with burial in Edgewood Cemetery
in Chillicothe. Friends may call Friday from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindley
Funeral Home in Chillicothe with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Mobile Meals or Grand River Harmony Chorus.
A Brunswick resident, 89 year old Kenneth Richardson
died July 27th in Jefferson City. Services are Saturday at 11:00 am at
Brunswick Baptist Church, with burial at Elliot Grove Cemetery in Brunswick.
A Masonic Service is Saturday at 9:30 am, with Family visitation to follow
until 11:00 am at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of
Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick.
Mary M. Lounsbery
A Lake Viking Resident, 80 year old Mary M. Lounsbery
died July 26th at Lake Viking. Funeral Mass is Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at
Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Gallatin. Visitation will be Saturday at
10:30 a.m. at the church, with a Rosary at 11:30 a.m. Memorials may be made
to the church or St. Luke's Hospice. Arrangements under the direction of
McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin.
Kathryn Elizabeth Crose
A former Carrollton resident, 83 year old Kathryn
Elizabeth Crose died July 25th in Independence. A Graveside Memorial Service
is Tuesday at 2:00 pm at Wharton Cemetery in Bosworth. Family
visitation is Tuesday from 1:00 to 1:30 at Bittiker Funeral Home in
Carrollton. Memorials may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.