Mayor's Coffee is Wednesday Morning 07/06
Wednesday is the next installment of the
Mayor's Quarterly Coffee. Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney is hosting the event
at the new Fire Training Center on Green Street. It will begin at 10:00 am
and will include tours of the Fire Department's five-story tower, a live
training exercise at the facility as well as updates from the fire chief and
police chief and a display of equipment.
The Mayor's Coffee will start at 10:00 am and is
expected to be completed by 11:00. The guest speakers will be Fire Chief and
Department of Emergency Management Director Darrell Wright and Chief of
Police Rick Knouse.
Refreshments of cookies, doughnuts, lemonade and iced
tea will be provided.
Mayor Chuck Haney says, because of the event being held
outdoors as well as the scheduled training center exercise, if there is
rain, it will be held Thursday at 10:00 am.
Chillicothe Garden Club Flower Show 07/06
The Chillicothe Garden Club Flower Show is this
Saturday at the Chillicothe American Legion Hall. Gloria Miller says the
show is held every other year
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Miller says anyone can enter the show.
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To find out more about the Chillicothe Garden Club
Flower Show, Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, call Miller at 707-0097.
Saturation Results 07/06 12pm
The Missouri Highway Patrol was out in force
through the entire July 4th weekend. Friday night, Troopers had a DWI
Saturation in Caldwell County and Saturday it was in Livingston County.
From 7:00 pm Friday to 3:00 am Saturday, six troopers
patrolled the Caldwell County looking for impaired drivers and other
violation. The results include: two arrests for driving while intoxicated,
two misdemeanor drug arrests, sixteen traffic citations issued, and 45
Saturday, Troopers in Livingston County were patrolling
from 10:00 pm the 4th to 2:00 am on the 5th. The results in Livingston
County included one arrest for driving while intoxicated and they issued 15
Serious Injuries In Accident Sunday In Sullivan Co. 07/06
Two passengers had serious injuries and the
driver was arrested following a single vehicle accident early Sunday morning
in Sullivan County. Twenty year olds Hunter T Ford and Skyler N Gray had
serious injuries. Ford was taken to University Hospital in Kansas City and
Gray was flown to Mercy One Hospital in Des Moines. They were not wearing
safety belts in the accident on Route Z near Reger, when 27 year old Aaron
Herzog was northbound and ran off the left side of the road and overturned.
All three were ejected from the vehicle.
Herzog had minor injuries and refused treatment. He was
arrested for alleged Felony Assault - driving while intoxicated resulting in
injury, failing to drive on the right side of the road, expired plates, no
insurance and no seatbelt. He is held at the Sullivan County Jail.
Freedom Festival Re-Cap 07/06 6am
The first Freedom Festival under the new
direction of Scott Rule was a big success. Rule says he is happy to have it
behind him, but it went very well.
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Rule says the feed back he received was very positive.
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Looking forward, Rule says he will continue to explore
options for a new location and expansion of the event. He says he has some
ideas and will have a full year to put towards those plans.
Accident Leaves Three Injured 07/06
A Carrollton resident was one of three people
were injured in a single vehicle accident Sunday in Lafayette County. The
accident happened on Route CC when 21 year old Christopher Asnussen of
Concordia was eastbound and ran off the road, hit mailboxes, over corrected
and went off the road again and struck a utility pole. Asnussen was not
injured; his passengers, 22 year old Christopher Hearn of Higginsville had
minor injuries and 19 year old Levi Martin of Carrollton had moderate
injuries. Asnussen refused treatment at the scene. The passengers were taken
to the I-70 Medical Center.
Highway Patrol Arrests 07/06 6am
State Troopers reported four other arrests in
the area counties over the weekend.
At about 5:05 pm Saturday in Daviess County, 45 year
old William Perkins of Coffey was arrested for alleged no drivers license,
displaying plates from another vehicle, failure to register a vehicle and no
insurance. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a 24 hour
At about 5:40 pm Saturday in Caldwell County, 43 year
old Alfredo Boyer of Braymer was arrested for alleged DWI and speeding - 67
in a 55 zone. He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24
In Livingston County, Sunday at about 12:15 am, 35 year
old Andrew Olson of Chula was arrested for alleged DWI, and two counts of
endangering the welfare of a child. He was processed and released.
At 1:35 pm Sunday in Crawford County, 32 year old Marin
Guerrero of Breckenridge was arrested for alleged DWI. He was taken to the
Crawford County Jail on a 12 hour hold.
Smoke Report Summons Fire Fighters 07/06
A report of smoke at Timber Villa summoned
Chillicothe Fire Fighters July 4th. The Fire call came in about 1:45 pm and
fire fighters arrived in four minutes at the Gary Whorton residence in the
2600 block of North Washington Street, to find light smoke throughout the
unit from an air-conditioning blower motor that burned up, pushing the smoke
throughout the apartment.
Power to the AC was disconnected and the smoke was
cleared. The fire crew was on the scene for about 25 minutes.
Missouri Returns Home 07/04
Three weeks after being crowned Miss Missouri,
McKensie Garber returned to Chillicothe and Hale to be with family and
friends. Garber says that three weeks has been a whirlwind of activity.
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Garber says earlier this week she did her selfie video
in Hale and was very pleased with the turnout of the Hale Community.
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Friday, Garber attended a reception in her honor in
Chillicothe prior to Freedom Festival. She was joined by Miss Missouri 1970
Marcia Beemer, Mrs Missouri 2002 Teresa Foli, Mrs Missouri 2006 Lanie
Beetsma, Missouri State Fair Queen 2011 Meredith Jones Lange and Missouri
State Fair Queen 1995 Shelly Beemer.
Fireworks and Pets 07/04
Most animals do not react well to fireworks.
Leslie Patek from the Livingston County Humane Society says many dogs are
VERY afraid of them.
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Patek says when you have the company over for the July
4th celebrations remember to keep the people food for your friends and
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If your pet gets outside or out of the yard and runs
away, remember to call the Humane Society Animal Shelter at 646-1006. They
can keep an eye out and if your animal gets turned over to them, they can
get it back to you.
Highway Patrol Arrests 07/04
State Troopers are out in force this weekend,
patrolling the area highways in an effort to keep us all safe over the
holiday weekend. In the local counties there were several arrests.
At 11:45 am in Caldwell County, 30 year old Jennifer Ivey of Cameron was
arrested on a warrant for alleged no drivers license and on a seatbelt
At 6:00 pm in Daviess County, 29 year old Michael Onder of Kansas City was
arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear and for alleged no valid
license plates and no valid drivers license.
At about 6:00 in Carroll County, 62 year old Barbara Cloud of Carrollton was
arrested for alleged DWI.
At about 9:00 pm in Caldwell County, 64 year old Debra Yardley of Kansas
City was arrested for alleged DWI and a lane violation.
At 10:45 pm in Daviess County, 29 year old Raymond Kopeky and 30 year old
Gary Rains, both from Des Plains, IL, were arrested for alleged possession
of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Rains was also arrested for alleged no
Early this morning:
Just after midnight, in Daviess County, 38 year old Hope Goldsberry of Texas
was arrested for alleged speeding and on a Cameron warrant for alleged
failure to appear.
At about 1:00 am in Caldwell County, 21 year old Emma Tormey of Polo was
arrested for alleged DWI, failing to dim headlights, possession of marijuana
and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Planning and Zoning Public Hearing 07/04
Chillicothe's Planning and Zoning Commission
holds a public hearing Monday. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm to hold a
public hearing on changes to the city's ordinance to amend the section of
the city code regarding the procedure to Combine and/or Splitting of Lots.
The public is encouraged to provide their input on the
ordinance before it is presented to the city council for final
Meeting on Solar Farm Proposal 07/04
The City of Chillicothe explores the
possibility of a Solar Farm next week. City Administrator Ike Holland
announced a public workshop for Wednesday at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be
held at City Hall to discuss a proposal for an Electric Utility project that
would be on the former prison property on 3rd Street. Holland says the solar
farm that would encompass most of the 40 acres would be constructed in the
Holland says the former prison is in the process of
demolition and this project would start this fall and be completed by 2016.
The solar farm would be a series of solar panels that would produce
electricity for the CMU electrical department. Chillicothe has been selected
as a possible site for the facility along with other towns in Missouri.
The community, neighbors of the former prison, business
owners and all interested parties are asked to attend the workshop. There
will be photos of the proposed solar farm and discussion with the public
will be on the agenda. Questions about the proposed solar farm can be
answered by the CMU Director Jim Gillilan and questions about the former
prison site can be answered by City Administrator Ike Holland.
Today's celebrations of our nation's
independence have roots in long standing tradition. Livingston County
Library Director Robin Westphal says they can be traced back to the early
years of our country.
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The Livingston County Library is closed today but will
re-open Monday for normal hours.
A Marceline resident, 85 year old Joe Nordman died July
3rd in Marceline. A Mass of Christian Burial is Monday at 10:00 am at St.
Bonaventure Catholic Church in Marceline, with burial at St. Bonaventure
Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, with Family
visitation from 6:30 to 7:00 at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Memorials
may be made to the cemetery.
Evelyn Louise Edwards
A Carrollton resident, 86 year old Evelyn Louise
Edwards died July 2nd in Kansas City. Funeral Services are Monday at 10:00
am at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Carrollton, with burial at Van Horn
Cemetery in Carrollton. Family visitation is Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at
Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to the church.
A former Gallatin resident, 82 year old Betty McKay
died July 1st in Liberty. Services are Monday at 2:00 p.m. at McWilliams
Funeral Home in Gallatin with burial in McFall Cemetery. Family visitation
will be Monday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be
made to Children's mercy Hospital.
A Carrollton resident, 79 year old Shirley Brayton died
July 2nd in Carrollton. Services are Monday at 2:00 pm at Bittiker Funeral
Home in Carrollton, with burial at Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton.
Friends may call Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Carrollton Pet Fund.
A Lake Viking resident, 79 year old Julia Shank died
July 1st in Kansas City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 12:00
p.m. at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Gallatin with cremation to
follow. Family visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at
the church. Memorials may be made to the Active Aging Resource Center in
Gallatin. Arrangements are under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home in
A Carrollton resident, 52 year old Josh Nashan died
July 2nd in Kansas City. A graveside service will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Carrollton. There is no scheduled
visitation. Memorials may be made to the family's choice. Arrangements are
under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.
Joe Edward Wheeler
A Carrollton resident, 67 year old Joe Edward Wheeler
died July 1st in Carrollton. A cremation memorial service is Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial in
Carroll memory Gardens in Carrollton. Military services provided by
Pence-Lovell-England VFW Post # 1773. Memorials may be made to the family's
A Bosworth resident, 83 year old Bobby Sprouse died
July 2nd in Bosworth. A cremation graveside service is Saturday at 10:00
a.m. at Van Thorn Cemetery in Bogard. Military services provided by VFW post
1773. Memorials may be made to the Carroll County 4-H. Services under the
direction of Bittiker Funeral Home.
A Carrollton resident, 59 year old Annette Jones died
July 3rd in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to the MS Society. Services
are pending under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.