County Planning And Zoning Amendment Approved
The Livingston County Zoning ordinance now
includes a comprehensive list of business and which of the county's
zoning district where they would be allowed. The Planning and Zoning
commission approved a recommendation to approve the amendments to add
to the list of approved businesses that is now several pages long.
Zoning Officer Mark Shockey explains the reason for the changes.
The Livingston County
Commissioners approved the amendment unanimously.
Trenton Woman Arrested Following Drug Search
One woman is in custody after Trenton Police
served a drug search warrant this (Tuesday) morning. Chief Tommy
Wright says they served the warrant at 1402 East 9th Street, with the
assistance of the Missouri Highway Patrol. The search resulted in
recovering methamphetamine and various drug paraphernalia. They
arrested a woman on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and have
requested charges on several others who live at the home, but were at
not home at the time the warrant was served.
Bids Approved By Trenton City Council
The Trenton city Council approved several bids
and announced a special meeting for Thursday. The Trenton council
members approved bids for a new truck for the Wastewater Department
from Barnes Baker at a cost of $22,800 with trade in. A UTV for the
Wastewater Department was purchased from Sydenstricker for $9,468. The
also approved the sale of the old UTV for $699.99.
A new trailer was purchased for the Electric Department from Big Tex
Trailers in Marceline. The cost was $5,000.
Mary Peterson was appointed to the Park Board.
A request was made by one of the Trenton Fireworks vendors to allow
fireworks to be used in the city July 2nd, 3rd and 4th. The current
ordinance allows only the 4th. That will be considered Thursday.
The city has stopped advertising for the City Administrator's
The Council will meet Thursday
at 7:30 am in Special Session. The agenda includes consideration of
the fireworks request and in executive session a review of the
applications for the City Administrators position.
Cameron Teen Dies In Roll Over Accident
A Cameron teen is dead following an accident
Monday night, north of Cameron. Seventeen year old Taylor Mefford of
Cameron was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that happened
at about 9:45 pm in Southeast Irwin Road, three miles north of
Cameron. According to the report from the Highway Patrol, Mefford was
a passenger in a vehicle driven by 16 year old Brendan McCarthy. They
were northbound and did not make it through a curve and went off the
west side of the road and the vehicle overturned. Mefford was not
wearing a safety belt and was partially ejected.
McCarthy was wearing a safety belt and received only minor injuries.
He was treated at Cameron Medical Center
Chillicothe City Council Tables CDBG Grant Items
The Chillicothe City Council agenda was
shortened considerable when discussions of a CDBG Grant were tabled
Monday night. In the finance workshop, the council discussed the value
of the rail owned by the city and the type of In-Kind assistance they
will provide for the $1.9 million dollar rail spur project for Sunoco
Plastics in the Industrial Park.
the grant, the City would be required to provide $70,000 of cash or
in-kind value. That could include materials or other services needed
for the project. The city is still trying to determine what will
qualify as in-kind value. They expect to continue the discussions at
the next meeting, July 11th.
Cemetery Frustrations Expressed At council Meeting
Frustrations with debris and poor care for the
Forest Park Cemetery was expressed by Tim Runyon at Monday's City
Council Meeting. Runyon has family members buried at the Forest Park
Cemetery, located on Country Club Drive. He told the council
desecration of a Veteran's grave is a federal offense. He then showed
the council tennis and golf balls found on the graves and talked about
debris dumped on the cemetery grounds by the Country Club.
Runyon said he has complained to the City Codes office for several
years about the lack of care at the cemetery and even made complaints
to the police when debris is left on the graves, but no action has
City Attorney Robert Cowherd
told the council and Mr Runyon it is very difficult to enforce
anything without knowing who owns the property and where the boundary
lines are located. The city is having a thorough title search done to
determine the ownership and property lines for the cemetery. Cowherd
says once that is complete, they may try to enforce care or may
proceed with the Condemnation process for the cemetery.
The Condemnation would mean the city would become owner of the
cemetery and would maintain the grounds. He says there are no plans to
move any bodies or to sell additional plots if the city takes over
ownership of the Forest Park Cemetery.
Chillicothe School Board Special Meeting Wednesday
The Chillicothe R-II School Board will
finalize their budget when they meet Wednesday. The special meeting
will be at 6:30 pm at the district office. The agenda includes the
final bills for the 2016 fiscal year, amending the 2016 district
budget, consideration of the 2017 Building Trades Home and setting and
approving the 2017 budget.
session is planned following the meeting
NCMC Board of Trustees To Consider Budgets
The North Central Missouri College Board of
Trustees will meet this evening to discuss budgets and personnel. The
board members meet at 5:30 this evening at the Frey Administrative
Center. New business includes Head Start self-assessment, the budgets
and salaries, lease renewals for the bond agreements, the purchase of
a replacement Gator and several personnel items.
The NCMC Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public.
Brookfield School Board Considers Budgets and Busses
The Brookfield School Board will consider
their budget this evening. The board meets at 5:30 pm at the District
Office. The agenda includes the financial report, amendments to the
current budget, discussions about a financial consultant, an update on
the construction and timeline. They will also consider bids for two
busses, insurance and policies and procedures. New business includes
the approval of the 2016/17 budget for the Brookfield School District.
Trenton Man Sentenced On Sexual Misconduct Charge
A Trenton man pled guilty to charges of sexual
misconduct with a child was sentenced to seven years in prison. David
Wayne Manus Jr was arrested in October of 2015 after he abducted a 9
year old girl on her way to school. Manus pled guilty in Harrison
County Court on the charges of endangering the welfare of a child and
sexual misconduct by exposing himself to the child. He was sentenced
to 7 years on each count, with the sentenced to be served
concurrently, or at the same time.
Woman Missing Near Thompson River Found
A woman reported missing Saturday near the
Thompson river was located a short time later. The Livingston County
Sheriff's Department was called about 9:00 pm to the area near LIV 257
and the river. According the report, a small group was partying near
the river and the woman had been drinking heavily since the morning.
She was reported to have become separated from the group and was last
seen on the west side of the river.
Chillicothe Fire Fighters and the Missouri Highway Patrol were called
to assist with search, and at about 10:00 pm, Deputy Dustin Wolfe
located the woman west of the river. The report state the woman was
not injured and was returned to her friends.
MoDOT Roadwork Projects
The Missouri Department of Transportation is
patching potholes around the entire northwest part of the state. There
are a few other projects on the schedule this week. In the local
counties they include:
US 36 - Shoulder Work Tuesday, from Business 36 at Hamilton to Spring
Chariton County -
several Bridge Maintenance projects all week.
US 24 - At the Mussel Fork Bridge
PP - At the Chariton River Overflow Bridge and the Mid Fork Chariton
Highway 11 - At Hickory Branch
River Bridge and Salt Creek River Bridge
Route O - At Jones Drive River Bridge and Bee River Bridge
Route W - Bridge maintenance at the Wolf Creek and Hickory Creek
Sullivan County - Culvert
Route C - CLOSED Tuesday
through Thursday from Route CC to Elm Drive
Route C - CLOSED Thursday and Friday from Route CC to Ferris Drive
Report A Stabbing And Phone Scam
A woman was taken to Hedrick Medical Center
after officers found her with a knife in her stomach. Officers had
been called to the 400 block of Reynard early Saturday morning on a
report of a woman with a knife threating to harm herself. The officers
determined the woman had stabbed herself.
Burglary and theft were investigated Saturday morning in the 400 block
of Dickenson. The report states items were taken from an unlocked
garage. The investigation continues.
Friday, officers took a report of a phone scam where the victim had
given out their banking information. The resident reported receiving a
call telling them they were prequalified for a low interest loan. A
short time later the resident was called by her bank to inform her she
had been scammed. The Chillicothe Police Department reminds us all we
should NEVER give out personal information over the phone or internet.
Chillicothe Man Injured In Accident Near Springfield
A Chillicothe man was one of two injured in an
accident southwest of Springfield Saturday evening. Thirty-four year
old Carl E Tannehill of Chillicothe and 38 year old Crystal Hanners of
Aurora were taken to the local hospital for treatment of minor
injuries. State Troopers report Tannehill was eastbound on Highway WW,
south of Aurora and failed to yield as he was attempting to turn onto
Highway 39. Tannehill's vehicle was struck by a car that was
southbound, totaling both vehicles. The other driver was not injured.
Troopers Arrest Five In Area Counties Over The Weekend
State Troopers report four arrests in the area
counties over the weekend.
year old Tristian Rardon of Milan was arrested in Sullivan County at
about 10:50 pm for alleged possession of a controlled substance, DWI,
failing to stop at a stop sign, failing to signal a turn and no
insurance. He was processed and released.
Sunday at about 12:03 am, an Armstrong resident, 51 year old Orvel
Campbell was arrested for alleged DWI, no headlights, expired
registration and driving while revoked. He was taken to the Chariton
At about 3:00 am, in
Livingston County, 23 year old Pake W Croy of Chillicothe was arrested
for alleged DWI. He was processed at the police department and
At about 5:00 pm in Carroll
County, 49 year old Robert Summers of Carrollton was arrested for
alleged DWI, leaving the scene of an accident and following to close.
He was processed at the Carroll County Sheriff's office and released.
Elizabeth Gertrude Benskin
Chillicothe resident, 97 year old Elizabeth Gertrude Benskin, died
June 24th in Chillicothe. Funeral services are Tuesday at 10:00 am
at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at May Cemetery
in Chula. Friends may call Monday from 12:00 to 8:00 pm, with family
visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may
be made to the cemetery.
Tomazine Rulo Carlton
A Carrollton resident, 90 year old Tomazine Rulo Carlton, died June
26th in Carrollton. Services are Wednesday at 10:00 am at Bittiker
Funeral home in Carrollton, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in
DeWitt. Family visitation is Wednesday from 9:00 to 9:45 at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Marceline resident, 63 year old Gary Buchanan, died June 26th.
Services are Wednesday at 11:00 am at Delaney Funeral Home in
Marceline, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline. Family
visitation is Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home.
Brookfield resident, 91 year old Alice Dowell died June 26th in
Brookfield. A Memorial Service is Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at
Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield. Family visitation is
Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may
be made to McLarney Manor.
Carolyn Jean Gray
A Chillicothe resident, 70 year old Carolyn Jean Gray, died June
25th in Kansas City. Services are Friday at 2:00 pm at Lindley
Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at Edgewood Cemetery in
Chillicothe. Friends may call Thursday from Noon to 6:00 pm, with
family visitation Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Carolyn Gray Memorial Fund.