Disturbance At Courthouse
Leads To An Arrest
An incident at the Livingston County Courthouse
led to an arrest. Sixty-five year old Lawrence Edward Felton of rural
Chillicothe was arrested Monday on charged of alleged trespassing, resisting
arrest and assault on a law enforcement officer. Sheriff Steve Cox reports
the incident began when Felton passed through the metal detector at the
courthouse with his hands tightly clenched and the detector sounded. Cox
says Felton put his hands above his head and a wand search showed no metal,
but as he walked away, a deputy noticed the man had a knife. The report
states Felton was uncooperative with the deputies, made threats against them
officer at one point claimed he was GOD.
The case had been assigned to Associate Judge James
Valbracht, but he disqualified himself and it was transferred to Circuit
Judge Tom Chapman. Felton's bond was set at $5,000.
Walking to School
With classes beginning Wednesday in
Chillicothe, there will be students that are walking to school. Chillicothe
Police Chief Rick Knouse says motorist will need to watch for the children
in a near the streets, but the kids will need to use caution while heading
to and from school.
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Knouse says if you are driving near a school at the
beginning or end of the day, slow down and expect a child could run into the
street at any time.
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Children are reminded to never run out between vehicles
and only cross at the crosswalks.
Rainfall for the month of August is above
normal and that is helping the local crops and helping to improve the ground
moisture levels. Farm Service Agency Executive Director for Livingston
County, David Meneely says the rainfall is helping the crops.
Meneely says there is a point where we could have too much rain, but we are
not there yet.
The recent rise of the Grand River showed the level
reached 24.5 feet, about 6 inches about flood stage. He says with most of
the low ground protected by levees, that was probably not an issue.
Drug Issues in Chillicothe
Drug issues are nothing new for the Chillicothe
Police to handle, but in the past 12 days, the department has seen a bit of
an up-tic in arrests and seizures. Lieutenant Scott Chubick says at least
part of what they are seeing is unusual.
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Since August 7th, Chillicothe Police have made traffic
stops or been called for other problems that result in the drug related
arrests. Chubick says since August 7th, Chillicothe Police reported the
seizure of 11 grams of Methamphetamine, 35 grams of Marijuana and countless
prescription drugs and paraphernalia. The department has also seized one
gun and about $500 in cash as part of the investigations.
Chubick says this is an area where the department wants
to get a better handle. He says that can be done with the cooperation of
the residents of Chillicothe.
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If you see any suspicious activity in your
neighborhood, you can call the Chillicothe Police Department at 646-2121 of
if you feel it is an emergency, call 911.
Assault, Theft and Property damage are in the
Chillicothe Police Report
An assault that happened in the 900 block of Walnut on
August 15th sent one man to the hospital. The report states officers
arrived to find the victim had been struck in the head several times and by
several people, who used a golf club. He was taken to Hedrick Medical
Center for treatment.
Officers were called to the 500 block of West Business
36 on a report of Theft. Christopher Wall was arrested for alleged stealing
and is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Theft was reported in the 700 block of Webster Street
and there was a report of items stolen from a vehicle in the 1300 block of
Property damage to two vehicles that were parked in the
200 block of Williams was reported.
Electric Rate Increase
A proposal for an electric rate increase will
be presented at today's meeting of the Chillicothe Board of Public Works.
The meeting starts at Noon at the CMU office. The department heads will
make reports to the board and General Manager Jim Gilliland will present the
rate increase proposal.
R-II Tax Rate Increase
A Tax Rate increase is on the agenda for the
Chillicothe R-II School Board this evening. The board will hold a Tax Rate
hearing to set the rate at 4.346 per hundred dollar valuation, an increase
of .056 from last year. The public hearing will begin at 6:15 at the
At 6:30, the regular meeting begins and that agenda
will begin with the introduction of the Chillicothe R-II School Districts
new teachers and counselors. Also on the agenda is the second reading
of a policy for resignation of professional staff. They will consider the
district insurance, an agreement with the City of Chillicothe for the use of
sporting facilities, arrangements for a Lease Purchase Agreement and a
Chillicothe's Railroad Advisory Board meets
tonight at City Hall. The meeting will begin at 5:15 with an agenda that
includes a review of the financials and any old or new business. The
meeting is open to the public.
The Flood Warning for the Grand River at
Chillicothe has been lifted, but remains in place for the Grand River at
At Sumner, the river crested at 30.53 feet and has
fallen faster than expected. The morning reading was 28.55 feet and the
river could fall below flood stage of 26 feet later this evening depending
on the amount of rain received this morning.
School Bus Safety
School starts Wednesday in the Chillicothe R-II
School District, and that means the School Busses will be on the road both
morning and afternoon. Chillicothe Police Chief Rick Knouse says motorist
need to be aware of the busses on the road and the frequent stops they will
make. Knouse says when the buss is stopped, with the lights flashing and
stop arm extended, you must STOP.
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The bus drivers will make note of vehicles that go around the
busses when the stop arm is extended and will report those to the police
department. It is a violation and you can be ticketed.
Knouse says the children at the bus stops need to be
aware of the traffic while they are waiting for the bus.
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Until you get used to the bus traffic, motorist should
give themselves a little extra time to get their destination in the morning
EAA Fly-In Saturday
The 22nd annual Fly-In at the Chillicothe
Airport is this Saturday. The North Central Missouri EAA Chapter 944 is
putting on the Fly-In Breakfast and Young Eagle Rides. Chapter member Jim
Summerville says the Fly-In starts at 7:00 am with their fund raising
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Summerville says they will also have their Young Eagle
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Funds raised at the fly-in go towards paying for the
fuel for the Young Eagle Flights and it also helps to fund Scholarships to
send young adults to the EAA Advanced Air Academy in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It
also helps to fund the flight training to help young people to obtain a
The EAA Chapter 944 Fly-In and Young Eagle Flights are
this Saturday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Chillicothe Airport.
Serious Injury Accident
A Bethany woman had serious injuries in a
motorcycle accident near Pattonsburg Sunday evening. Thirty year old Nicole
L Carlson was flown to Truman Medical Center with serious injuries following
the accident on US 69. The Highway Patrol reports Carlson was northbound
and did not maker it through a curve. She went off the east side of the
road and was ejected from the bike. The report states she was wearing a
Four Arrests Reported Following Assault
A report of an assault led to four arrests.
Chillicothe Police responded to the 900 block of Walnut on Friday on the
report on an assault. The investigation led to the arrest of William
McHardie for alleged assault, armed criminal action and distribution of a
controlled substance. Nola Glasgow was arrested for alleged assault, armed
criminal action and three counts of distribution of a controlled substance,
Ashley Reed was arrested for alleged distribution of a controlled substance
and Tiffany Midgyett arrested for alleged assault and armed criminal
action. Warrants have since been issued and bond ranges from $25,000 to
Chillicothe Police responded to reports of
theft, animal neglect and a suicidal person.
A Suicidal person was reported in the 400 block of
Grandview Drive Sunday evening. The report states the person was taken to
Hedrick Medical Center and later flown to Truman Medical Center in Kansas
Officers investigated a report of a juvenile runaway.
The child was later located in Platte City and returned home.
Officers conducted three theft investigations, one in
the 700 block of Webster, another in the 1200 block of Green Street, and an
investigation in the 300 block of Calhoun that led to the arrest of William
Rex Long for alleged possession of a controlled substance. His bond was set
Elder abuse was reported in the 1300 block of Monroe.
The report states no crime was committed.
Animal neglect was reported in the 800 block of
Mallory Fainter was arrested on a warrant for alleged
probation violation and Patrick Wayne Cope was arrested for alleged
possession of a controlled substance.
Troopers Arrest Illinois Woman
An Illinois woman was arrested by State
Troopers in Caldwell County Saturday morning. Nineteen year old Brittney L
Mikesell was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour
hold, following her arrest for alleged possession of up to 35 grams of
Flood Warnings Continue For
Flood Warnings remain in place for the Grand
River in Gallatin, Chillicothe and Sumner.
At Gallatin, Flood Stage is 26 feet, the river crested overnight at 26.98
and should fall back below flood stage later today.
At Chillicothe, Flood Stage is 24 feet and the river is expected to crest at
24.9 feet this evening and fall back below flood stage on Tuesday.
At Sumner, Flood Stage is 26 feet. The river is expected to crest at 30.75
feet early Tuesday and fall back below flood stage on Wednesday.
A Brookfield resident, 81 year old Delbert Bailey died
August 16th in Brookfield. Funeral services are Tuesday at 11:00 am at
Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, with burial at Park Lawn
Cemetery in Brookfield. Family visitation is Tuesday from 1:00 to 11:00 am
at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Brookfield First Christian
Church or Parkinson Foundation.
Elsie I Claven
An Indian Grove resident, 101 year old Elsie I Claven
died August 15th in Liberty. Funeral services are Wednesday at 11:00 am at
St. Raphael Catholic Church in Indian Grove, with burial at St. Raphael
Cemetery. Family visitation is Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the
church. Memorials may be made to the church. Arrangements are under the
direction of Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick.
Mary "Rachel" Coburn
A Lenexa resident, 91 year old Mary "Rachel" Coburn,
died August 17th in Lenexa. A Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday at 10:00
am at St. Columban's Catholic Church in Chillicothe, with burial at Leopolis
Cemetery in Chula. Friends may call Wednesday from Noon to 8:00 pm at
Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with a Parish Rosary at 5:30 and family
visitation to follow until 7:30. Memorials may be made to Bishop Hogan
School and/or the Conception Abbey.
Lois Margariete Ashford
A Chillicothe resident, 86 year old Lois Margariete
Ashford died August 16th in Chillicothe. Services are Thursday at 2:00 pm at
Calvary Baptist Church in Chillicothe, with burial at Edgewood Cemetery in
Chillicothe. Friends may call Wednesday from Noon to 8:00 pm at Lindley
Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with family visitation Thursday from 1:00to
2:00 pm at the church. Memorials may be made to the Lois Ashford Memorial