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Chillicothe Woman Has Serious Injuries and Was Arrested
A Chillicothe woman had serious injuries in a
single vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon near Chula. Sixty year old
Jeanna Chaney was flown to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City for
treatment following the accident at about 3:40 pm on Route K, just
east of Chula. According to the report, Chaney was eastbound when she
crossed the center line and went off the north side of the road. The
car went through the ditch and hit a driveway and went airborne, hit
the ground and rolled twice, coming to rest on the drivers side.
Chaney was wearing a safety belt at the time of the accident.
Troopers report Chaney was also arrested for alleged DWI, Careless and
imprudent driving and no insurance.
School Board Approves Two Benefit Items
The Chillicothe R-II School Board approved two
items that are benefits to the district employees. Superintendent Dr
Roger Barnes says neither are new.
first is the addition of another provider.
He says that new provider
is Edward Jones.
Barnes says the other was
a formality of approving the flex spending program.
Both were approved at no
additional cost to the school district.
Pay For Para Subs Increased
The pay for some of the Chillicothe R-II
School District's substitute opportunities was increased with action
by the Chillicothe R-II School Board Monday. Superintendent Dr Roger
Barnes says the increased the Sub Pay for the Paraprofessional
Barnes says all the
district Substitutes are certified and felt the adjustments was
If the district were to
employee non certified subs, they would be receiving the $55 dollars a
day to sub for a para.
Troopers Arrest Three In The Area Tuesday
State Troopers report three arrests for
In Caldwell County at about 3:00
pm, a Kansas City man, 30 year old Jereme Wiederin, was arrested on a
Lee's Summit warrant for a traffic offense. He was held pending the
posting of bond.
There were two Carrollton
residents arrested in Lafayette County. 34 year old Alan McDonald was
arrested at about 7:00 pm for alleged DWI, a lane violation and no
seatbelt. He was processed and released. At about 11:00 pm, 58 year
old Darlena Wheeler was arrested for alleged DWI, a stop sign
violation, no insurance and no seatbelt. She was also processed and
Co K9 Helps With Arrest
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department new K9, Zaki, assisted with
a recent arrest following at traffic stop. Sheriff Steve Cox says a
deputy made a stop for a vehicle doing 87 in a 65 zone. The report
states the deputy had concerns about the occupants of the vehicle and
requested the assistant of the K9 unit. Deputy Chris Mueller and his
dog, Zaki, arrived and made a walk around of the car and Zaki alerted
to contraband. According to the report, a search of the vehicle
resulted in the seizing of used drug paraphernalia. They also arrested
a passenger in the vehicle, 19 year old Michael Barbosa of Kansas City
on a Johnson County, Kansas warrant for alleged burglary. Barbosa was
held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail and later extradited to
The driver of the car was
cited for the speeding and the drug paraphernalia.
Conditions Right For Elevated Fire Danger
As temperatures rise to the mid and upper
70's today, the National Weather Service says we will have an elevated
fire danger. Today's forecast includes south/southwest winds, low
relative humidity and the warmer temperatures combining to create
conditions that would allow fires to potentially spread quickly.
While no burn bans are in place locally, the National Weather Service
is strongly recommending no outdoor burning.
You should also be careful with any machinery that could cause sparks
to get into grassy areas and don’t be careless with cigarette butts.
Put them out in your vehicles instead of throwing them out the windows
and possible starting a fire.
Deadline For Personal Propert List Is March 1
The March 1st deadline for returning
Personal Property lists is fast approaching. Livingston county
Assessor Steve Ripley says personal property owners, including
businesses, need to return the lists by the deadline or face
In early January, your list of
current items was mailed out for your verification. If there are no
changes, the process is simple, just confirm and return the list.
If there are items you no longer own, you draw a line through them and
return the list.
If you have added items,
you fill out all the required information for each new item and…
return the list.
You can even do this on
line with the website and access information sent to you with the
personal property lists.
If your list is
not returned by the deadline of March 1st, Ripley says there will be a
penalty assessed of $10 to $100 depending on the value of the
property. He says he has little or no discretion on the penalty for
If you have any questions,
did not receive a personal property form, are new to owning personal
property, call the Assessor's office at 646-8000, extension 2. You are
responsible for making sure a form is filed when it is required.
CHS Freshman Registration March 7, 8 & 9
If you have a student that will be
entering their freshman year at the Chillicothe High school this fall,
now is the time to prepare for registration. Chillicothe High School
will have parent-student enrollment nights, March 7th to the 9th. That
will be a Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday, with each night beginning at
6:30 pm. At these meetings parents and students will receive
information concerning requirements for high school, graduation, and
the A+ program, as well as enrolling for classes.
There is no need to register, but is you have questions, you can call
Mrs. Tsikoyak at the high school. That number is 646-0700
Master Gardner Classes Offered
The University of Missouri Extension
program is offering Master Gardener classes at three locations around
northwest Missouri. Horticulture Specialist Tim Baker says Master
Gardeners are meeting monthly to learn about gardening and to serve
their communities. Baker says they are offering classes required to
maintain the Master Gardener status, and those classes will be
available in St. Joseph, Plattsburg and Bethany.
Baker says there are other
options for classes as well.
If you have questions or need
more information on the Master Gardener program, call Tim Baker at
660-663-3232 or call your local extension office. In Chillicothe, that
number is 646-0811.
District Continues On Goal Of 1:1 on Computers
The Chillicothe R-II School District is
continuing their efforts to move to a 1:1 ratio of students to
computers. The Chillicothe Middle School became 1:1 at the start of
the school year with the purchase of new Chrome Books, and starting
this fall, Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the Chillicothe High
School will be 1:1.
Barnes says this should
help students with access, allowing them to take the computers home.
Barnes says more and more,
the days of one text book in each subject for each students are going
R-II Budget Taking Hit On Student Transportation
State Funding for transportation of
students to and from school has been dramatically cut this year.
Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they started with a $130,000
budget for state funding this year and it has taken two hits.
Barnes says that money
will have to come from somewhere in the district's budget or reserves.
More Progress On R-II Construction Project
The new school building infrastructure
includes the installation of new sewer lines to service the new
building. The lines are built to the specifications and requirements
of the building code and in our case, Chillicothe Municipal Utilities.
Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says part of the process is an
That work is already
completed and approved.
Chillicothe Police Report
The Chillicothe Police on Monday
investigated a report of a domestic disturbance. The call came in at
about 8:55 pm in the 400 block of Walnut Street. Officers arrived and
determined the incident was verbal. No arrests were made.
Officers also reported one accident and one arrest from last Thursday.
The accident was on US 36, as Judith S. Dover was attempting to merge
on to US 36 from US 65. She collided with a vehicle driven by Lowell
D. Brenton. No injuries were reported and one vehicle was towed from
Thursday evening, officers
arrested Kailean A Volker following a traffic stop. The arrest was for
alleged possession of a controlled substance. He was processed and
released with a court date.
Chillicothe FFA Week Activities
The Chillicothe FFA is celebrating
National FFA Week with a variety of activities this week. The
celebration began on Sunday as members took part in the church
services at Life Point Church. Chillicothe FFA President Cole Gutshall
says there are theme days throughout the week.
Chillicothe's FFA Week
celebration was kicked off last Friday with their Salute To
Agriculture Breakfast and a visit by Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn.
Henry Garrad "Gary" Mason III
A Texas resident, 73 year old
Henry Garrad "Gary" Mason III, died February 17th in Houston Texas.
Services are Wednesday at 10:00 am at St Boniface Catholic Church in
Brunswick, with burial at Elliot Grove Cemetery in Brunswick.
Memorials may be made to Father Flannigan's Boys Town, the Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society or to the church.
William Henry Ketron
A Henrietta resident, 91 year old William Henry Ketron, died
February 16th in North Kansas City. Services are Wednesday at 11:00
am at Foster Funeral Chapel in Carrollton, with burial at Evergreen
Cemetery in DeWitt. Family visitation is Wednesday from 10:00 to
11:00 am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American
Cancer Society or St. Jude's.
Vera Maude Hughes
A Chillicothe resident, 92 year old Vera Maude Hughes, died
February 20th in Chillicothe. Services are Thursday at 10:00 am at
Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at Wheeling
Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from Noon to 8:00 pm, with
family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 at the funeral home. Memorials
may be made to Missouri Baptist Children's Home or Grand Oaks Camp.
A Bosworth resident, 90 year old Mary Beeler, died February 19th.
Services are Thursday at 11:00 am at Bittiker Funeral Home in
Carrollton, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in DeWitt. Family
visitation is Thursday from 10:00 to 10:45 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Life Center Activity Fund.
Eunice Christine Dornberger
A Chillicothe resident, 90 year old Eunice Christine Dornberger,
died February 14th in Chillicothe. A private family inurnment will
be at a later date in Kirksville. Friends may call Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with family visitation from
3:00 to 5:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials
may be made to Grand River Multi-Purpose Center.
former Carrollton resident, 60 year old Craig Jensen, died February
20th in Blackburn. Services are Saturday at 1:30 pm at Bittiker
Funeral Home in Carrollton, with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in
Carrollton. Family visitation is Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family's Choice.