Chillicothe Planning and Zoning Meeting
Chillicothe's Planning and Zoning Board
will meet September 6th to discuss a proposed office at 1003 Jackson
Street. The property is currently zoned residential and would remain
residential. The owner has requested a Conditional Use Permit to
construct an office on the empty lot.
NCMC Earns Top 10 Ranking
North Central Missouri College in Trenton
is ranked in the Top 10 by Wallet Hub, who recently published their
findings on the "2016's Best and Worst Community Colleges." NCMC
President Dr Lenny Klaver says he is very proud of the ranking.
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Klaver says this is not the first time NCMC has received this type of
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He says NCMC offers exemplary programs at an affordable rate and their
faculty and staff genuinely care about student success.
New Questions For MDC Deer & Turkey Telecheck
Missouri deer and turkey hunters will
find a couple new questions to answer when using the Telecheck system
this year. The Missouri Department of Conservation is gather new
statistical information to help Department staff better determine age
classes of harvested deer as part of MDC's deer management efforts.
Joe Jerek from the MDC says they are asking for information about both
Bucks and Does.
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Hunters will want to bring a simple tape measurer to accurately answer
For both deer and Turkey,
Jerek says they have a question for archery hunters.
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MDC also wants to know if you harvested you deer or turkey on private
land or public land.
Rain Into and Through The Weekend
The heaviest of the rain for Wednesday
night remained south of the KCHI listening area. National Weather
Service Meteorologist Jared Leighton says we can expect periods of
rain into the weekend, which could total one to three inches before it
<Audio: Leighton 1>
Chances of rain are in the forecast into the early part of next week.
Listen to the KCHI local weather for more details.
City Council To Handle A Wide Variety Of Topics
The Chillicothe City Council will handle
board appointments, a solar farm, items related to the new elementary
school and a couple items of the hospital when they meet Monday. The
meeting will begin with a finance workshop session at 5:30 pm in the
At 6:30, the move to the
council chambers. Mayor Chuck Haney will make recommendations for
three city boards. City Administrator Ike Holland will present an
ordinance for an interconnect agreement for the proposed solar farm.
He will also lead discussions on the School Districts request to waive
a sidewalk requirement for the new road and waive the required
building permits. Items for the hospital include discussions on storm
water plans and adding more parking.
Clerk Roze Frampton will request moving the September 12th meeting to
allow city officials to attend the Missouri Municipal League
An executive session is
planned following the regular meeting.
Troopers Arrest Texas Man
A Texas man was arrested in Caldwell County
Wednesday evening. State Troopers arrested 23 year old Aubrey Martin
for alleged driving without a valid license and speeding. Martin was
taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.
Scout Registration Night
The annual Girl Scout registration night
is this evening at the Girl Scout Little House. This is open to all
girls interested in joining Girl Scouts in Chillicothe and the
surrounding area from kindergarten through 12th grade. Girl Scout
registration night is held at the Girl Scout Little House from 6:00
-7:00 pm, in the southwest corner of Simpson Park, on Country Club
Drive. For more information, contact Carrie Hibner at 247-0312. If you
cannot attend and would like to register your daughter online, go to
Two Most Wanted Taken Into Custody
Two of Livingston County's Most Wanted
are in custody. Sheriff Steve Cox says Tuesday, deputies arrested 31
year old Nicole Marie Irving. After confirming it was the person they
were looking for, Irving surrendered herself and was arrested on a
warrant for alleged probation violations on previous drug convictions.
This morning (Wednesday), 66 year old Judith Colliver of Monroe City
was surrendered by her local attorney. Colliver allegedly under
reported her income from 2011 to 2015 and received public assistance
benefits she was not entitled to, totaling more than $37,500. She
later posted $40,000 bond.
Blood Shortage - Blood Drive Thursday
The Community Blood Center, is in an
Emergency Blood Shortage. The Community Blood Center is the
organization that supplies blood to the area hospitals. A Blood Drive
will be held in Chillicothe Thursday from Noon to 6:00 pm at the
United Methodist Church. If you are eligible to give blood, they urge
you to consider donating.
not required, but may be made online at
esavealifenow.org. Use the sponsor code Chillicothe. You may also
contact Steve Palmer at 247-3280.
person in the Community Blood Center service area needs a transfusion
every four minutes. That person could be your friend, neighbor or even
a family member. If you can help, please consider donating blood.
Story Time - Down On The Farm
The Fall Story Time for the Livingston
County Library - Children's Department will begin September 6th.
Children's Librarian Candy Warren says the theme is "Down On The
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Warren says there is no need to sign up, just come and enjoy the
stories and activities. If you have questions, call 646-0563.
Governor's Christmas Tree Search Is Begun
The Missouri Department of Conservation
is searching for a large evergreen tree for the Governors Christmas
Tree to be placed on the lawn of the mansion. The deadline to submit
your entry is September 30th, and there are a few requirements.
First, the tree must be about 40 feet tall, the species is limited to:
eastern red cedar, Norway spruce, or white pine, and the tree must be
fully branched on all sides and accessible by large equipment
MDC Forestry Field Program Supervisor Russell Hinnah says it sometimes
happens that homeowners, businesses, or communities have wonderful
evergreens that need to be removed for home expansion, utility work,
or other reasons.
To submit your entry
for the Governors Tree, take photos of candidate tree and email them
email@example.com. Be sure to include a contact telephone
number, location of the tree, and several photos taken from different
angles and distances.
Once a tree is
selected, MDC staff will coordinate the cutting and delivery of the
tree to the governor's mansion at no cost to the owner. The donor will
receive a personalized thank-you from the governor and an invitation
to the lighting ceremony, which usually occurs the first week of
School Board Work Session Thursday
The Chillicothe R-II School Board will
have a works session Thursday at Noon at the District office. They
will be discussing the construction of a new elementary school. Bids
for the new school came in more than $2 million dollars higher than
expected, in part because of the architects error in estimating the
cost of dirt work at the site north of the high school. The board has
been working with the architect and the contractors that bid on the
project to find ways to reduce the cost of the new building.
The School Board work session will be held Thursday at Noon at the
district office. This is an open meeting.
Arrest Burglary Suspect An Hour After Crime
Chillicothe Police investigated a
burglary and caught a suspect in less than an hour early Tuesday
At about 12:50 am, a burglary
alarm summoned officers to the 2700 block of Grand Drive, where they
found a burglary had occurred, resulting in damage to the building and
a large amount of money that was stolen. Within an hour, officer had
located a suspect's vehicle, which contained alleged evidence of the
burglary. The report states video evidence showed the owner of the
vehicle had committed the crime. Officers arrested James Spath, in the
600 block of Washington Street. As a result of a search of the
vehicle, officers recovered the stolen money. Spath is held at the
Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on charges of alleged burglary. Bond is
set at $50,000 cash only.
Also in the
report, Elsa Morris was arrested on two St. Joseph warrants and a
Platte County warrant for alleged failure to appear.
Michael Marlow was arrested for alleged trespassing and property
damage in the 1000 block of Jackson Street.
Officers also investigated an accident in the 1500 block of Calhoun,
where one of the drivers left the scene. They arrested Robby Kincaid
for alleged leaving the scene of an accident and no insurance.
Programs Have History In Missouri
The University of Missouri Extension
program brings research and education opportunities to every county in
the state. Karma Metzgar says University of Missouri and Lincoln
University provide these opportunities because of the Federal Moral
Act of 1862 and 1890. Metzgar says the teaching takes place in a
variety of ways and locations.
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She says Extension also passes on research from the University's
experiment stations developed as a result of the Hatch Act of 1887.
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To find out what the University of Missouri Extension Program has to
offer, stop by your local extension office. In Chillicothe, they are
located at 2881 Grand Dr, across from the Grand 6 Theater.
Battle Of The Badges Is Saturday
The Chillicothe Fire Department takes on
the Chillicothe Police Department in the Battle of the Badges softball
game this Saturday. Officer Michael Smith says this event raises money
for the Grand River Area Y's Back Pack Buddy program. Smith says
there's no charge to for tickets.
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Smith says the Police Department looks to take the championship away
from the Fire Fighters, but Fire Fighter Eric McKenzie says they have
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The Battle of the Badges softball game is this Saturday at 7:00 pm at
Come out and support both
departments while they have some fun and raise money for the Back Pack
Wanted For Alleged Public Assistance Fraud
A Monroe City woman is wanted by the
Livingston County Sheriff's Department on charges of alleged stealing
by deceit. Sixty-six year old Judith Colliver is on the Livingston
County Sheriff's Department Most Wanted list. According to the
Livingston County prosecuting attorney, Colliver allegedly under
reported her income from 2011 to 2015 and received public assistance
benefits she was not entitled to, totaling more than $37,500.
Sheriff Steve Cox says Judith Colliver is 5 foot 3 inches tall, 180
pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information on
the where-a-bouts of Judith Colliver, you are asked to call the
Livingston County Sheriff's Department at 646-0515.
Chillicothe High School Band Trip Fundraiser
The Chillicothe High School Band is heading to
Chicago to perform and experience the city in the Spring. Band
Director Sarah Cavanah says they are excited about the trip.
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The trip costs about $400 per student, and they are trying to raise as
much of that money as possible. Cavanah says they have had several
fund raisers through the summer, including cook-outs at a couple
stores and for the Big BAM. She says they will have another fundraiser
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Band members are selling tickets and you may purchase your ticket at
the door, either way, the breakfast is just $8. That's this Saturday,
from 8:00 to 10:00 am.
Teen Seatbelt Usage On The Rise
Teen seatbelt usage is on the rise in
Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation's 2016 Missouri
Teen Safety Belt Survey show seatbelt usage among teen drivers and
front seat passengers is up 1.4% from last year from 69% to 70.4%.
MoDOT Youth Program Coordinator Kacey Buschjost says they're very
excited to see these numbers go up.
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She says Teenagers are our most inexperienced and vulnerable drivers,
so it's vital that they, and all drivers, be buckled up every trip,
every time; and education is a big part in improving seatbelt usage.
<Audio: Buschjost 2>
Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for those ages 15-20 in
Missouri, accounting for nearly 11.8% of traffic fatalities during the
last three years. There are many factors that play a part in the
statistics, including: inexperience, alcohol, speeding, cell phones,
and other countless, with many resulting in death. A safety belt is
the best defense in a traffic crash.
MoDOT urges teens and all drivers to Buckle up and ARRIVE ALIVE.
County Commission Meets Today
It's meeting day for the Livingston
County Commission. The meeting begins at 9:30 am in the commission
room. The agenda includes county road and bridge matters and
administrative and departmental duties. At 10:00 am, the commissioners
will attend the E911 Board meeting at the Chillicothe Police
Chillicothe Police Investigating Repot Of Child Molestation
A report of Child molestation is one of
the items in the Chillicothe Police Department report this morning.
Last Thursday, at about 8:40 pm, Officers began the investigation of
possible child molestation. That investigation is on-going.
Monday at about 3:15 am, Officers were called about a man honking his
car horn and kicking his windshield. The incident was in the 200 block
of Clay Street. As a result, they arrested James William Cranmer for
alleged peace disturbance. He was processed and released pending a
Also on Monday, at about
3:10 pm, Officers took a report of stolen property in the 1800 block
of Country Club Dr. That investigation continues.
Inmate At Cameron Prison Dies
A Cameron Prison inmate died Sunday. Sixty-four
year old Robin Roggenbuck died Sunday morning at Carroll County
Community Hospital. Roggenbuck was serving a 35 year sentence for five
counts of possession of child pornography. He was convicted and began
serving that sentence in 2010. Officials believe he died of natural
Scout Registration Night Is Thursday
The annual Girl Scout registration night
is Thursday at the Girl Scout Little House. This is open to all girls
in Chillicothe and the surrounding area in kindergarten through 12th
grade. Girl Scout registration night is held at the Girl Scout Little
House from 6:00 -7:00 pm, in the southwest corner of Simpson Park, on
Country Club Drive. For more information, contact Carrie Hibner at
247-0312. If you cannot attend and would like to register your
daughter online, go to gsksmo.org/join.
House To Show Off Renovation By Junior Scouts
The Girl Scout Little House in
Chillicothe will show off the latest renovations in an open house on
Friday. The renovations were done by middle school aged Junior scouts
in Troop 484. This was the troops Bronze Award service project, which
is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can achieve.
The girls teamed with family, Girl Scout Service Unit 820, Northeast
Missouri Northwest Kansas Girl Scout Council, Minnick Supply Company,
Farmer's Electric Cooperative, and Lowes. The girls and parents
accumulated over 300 hours of time working on planning, designing,
researching, communicating, funding, and implementing the removal of
an interior wall between the kitchen and the main area to allow
installation of cabinets/countertops for increased work space and
storage for all troops to share.
activities in support of their Bronze Award included removal of an
entry door from the kitchen to the outside that was no longer in use
and was not energy efficient. It was removed and replaced with an
Please join GS Troop 484
for an open house on Friday, August 26th at 7:00 pm at the Girl Scout
Little House in Simpson Park.
Land Transition Planning Assistance
For farm families, land tenure and
transition is a growing issue, whether it is passing the land on to
family or other transitions, including new farmers trying to enter the
business. As the average age of producers continues to move higher,
they are looking for resources that can help with the transitions to
family or others. The USDA and State Extension Programs can help.
Damona Doye of Oklahoma State University Extension says they have many
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Doye says successful planning begins with talking with potential
successors, whether related or not.
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The University of Missouri Extension has Land Tenure and Succession
planning tools available. Contact your local extension office for more
information. In Chillicothe and Livingston County, call 646-0811.
State Fair Winners Announced
It appears the final results are now in
from the Missouri State Fair. Here are a few more from Livingston
11 year old Chloe Clements of
Dawn, had Best of Breed Flemish Giant in the 4-H Youth Rabbit Show.
She is a 6th grader at Southwest.
old Nathan Hoel of Chillicothe, had Reserve Champion Gilt in the Duroc
Swine Show. Hoel is a junior in high school.
17 year old Cole Gutshall of Chillicothe had Champion Gilt in the FFA
Hampshire Swine Show and Reserve Champion in the Open Show. Gutshall
is a senior at Chillicothe High School.
year old Gunnar Leach of Chillicothe, had Champion Gilt in the FFA
Duroc Swine Show. Leach is a senior in Chillicothe High School.
Nine year old Audrie Burton of Chillicothe had Champion Percentage in
the 4-H Shorthorn Show. Burton is a 4th grader at Central School in
13 year old Gabby Hapes of
Chillicothe had Champion Gilt in the 4-H Hampshire Show. Hapes is a
member of the Springhill Go Getters 4-H Club. She had also won earlier
in the Heifer Calf Show.
Police Report Includes Several Arrests
The Chillicothe Police Department reports
several incidents and arrests for the weekend.
Saturday, at about 9:45 am, Officers took a report of a runaway
juvenile in the 1100 Broadway St. The incident was referred to the
Livingston County Juvenile Office.
Saturday, at about 8:00 pm, Officers took a report of a leaving the
scene of an accident in the 1000 block of Cooper St. The investigation
Burglary and Property Damage
was reported Sunday, at about 1:15 am at Shaffer Park. The
Sunday, at about
11:30 am, Officers were called for a report of a shoplifter in the
1000 block of Graves St. They arrested Amanda Rose Hepworth and a
juvenile. Hepworth was released pending a court appearance. The
juvenile was released to a parent and a report was sent to the
Livingston County Juvenile Office.
at about 2:50 pm, Officers arrested Nevada Wayne Woody in the 200
block of Williams St. for an alleged violation of an order of
protection. Woody was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Also on Sunday, at about 9:00 pm, Officers took a report of stolen
property in the 600 block of Walnut St.
Dedra Renae Petree was arrested in the 600 block of Third St. on
warrants out of Jackson County for alleged failure to appear. She
posted bond and was released.
Deputies Arrest One On Local Warrant
The Livingston County Sheriff's
Department reported the arrest of a Chillicothe woman on a warrant. On
August 17th, 45 year old Rachelle Lynn Griffith was arrested on a
warrant for alleged Domestic Assault. Griffith made an appearance in
Associate Court and was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail
pending the posting of bond.
Brookfield Council To Consider Setting Tax Rate
The Brookfield City Council will meet
Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm at Brookfield City Hall and
will include a public hearing to set the tax levy.
The Council will consider a Resolution in support of a senior
apartment project proposed by Turnberry Developers.
The Council will then consider an ordinance to set the new tax rate
levy at 1.5385 per hundred dollar valuation. The rate is in increase
of .0113 per hundred dollar valuation from 2015.
They will also have an executive session following the regular
Three Injured In Accident Near Green City Saturday Evening
An accident caused a trailer break loose
from a pick-up and resulted in three people injured, including both
drivers. The accident happened Saturday at about 8:30 pm on Missouri
129 near Green City. Twenty-nine year old Brian Southers of Galt was
flown to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries; his
passenger, 24 year old Danny Campbell of Galt was taken to Northeast
Regional Hospital in Kirksville with moderate injuries and the driver
of the other vehicle, 23 year old Tyler Reed of Pollock had minor
injuries and was also taken to Northeast Regional Hospital. According
to the Highway Patrol, Reed was northbound and hit a dip in the road,
the trailer bounced in to the southbound lane and was hit by the
Southers vehicle, causing the trailer to become disconnected from the
pick-up. Southers and Campbell were not wearing safety belts.
Fair Sale Of Champions Included One From Chillicothe
The Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions
took place Saturday night. The fair announced several Grand Champion
and Reserve Champion animals were sold, including one from
Layne Robinson had shown the
Reserve Grand Champion Steer. The 1,320-pound Crossbred steer was
purchased for $24,000 by MU Independent Aggies; LiveAuctions.tv and
BTC Banks; along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.
This year's sale set a new record for the
State Fair, at $157,350, about $4,150 higher than the previous record
in 2008. The funds raised help to pay for the Youth in Agriculture
scholarships presented each spring.
Two Injured In Single Vehicle Accidents
A Gallatin woman had minor injuries in a
single vehicle accident in Clinton County Sunday afternoon. Forty-five
year old Teresa Pummill was taken to Cameron Regional Hospital
following the accident at about 2:40 pm Sunday. Pummill was northbound
on route Am west of Cameron, and swerved to miss a dog in the road,
went off the road and struck a fence post. She was not wearing a
safety belt at the time of the accident.
A Kidder man was injured and later arrested following an accident in
Dekalb County Sunday morning. Twenty-nine year old Patrick Cox was
taken to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph with moderate injuries
following the accident at about 2:10 am, on Southeast Grindstone Road,
northwest of Cameron. According to the report, Cox was westbound and
drove off the north side of the road and his vehicle overturned in the
ditch. He was wearing a safety belt. At about 4:10 am, Cox was
arrested for alleged DWI and Careless and imprudent Driving. He was
released for continued medical care.
Boom And Smoke Summons Chillicothe fire Fighters Saturday
Chillicothe fire fighters responded to a
fire call at 13745 LIV 247, where the home owner reported a loud boom
and the smell of smoke. The call came in Saturday at about 4:45 pm and
the fire crew arrived 13 minutes later to find a control burn of a
brush pile that had several tires on top of it. The report states one
tire was burning, but the rest hadn't caught fire yet. The non-burning
tires were removed from the pile and the owner used a back hoe to
remove the burning one.
The fire on the
tire was put out and the owner was advised to stay with the fire as
the pile continued to burn. The fire department was on the scene for
about 25 minutes.
Troopers Report Several Arrersts In The Local Counties
State Troopers report four arrests in the
area counties this weekend.
about 1:30 pm in Daviess County, 19 year old Samantha Brown of Lenexa
Kansas was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance
and DWI with drugs. She was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
A Chillicothe man, 43 year old Danny Welch, was arrested Saturday
night in Livingston County. At about 8:25 pm, Welch was arrested on
two Galesburg Police Department warrants for alleged theft, a Daviess
County warrant for alleged failure to appear on a Child Neglect
charge, and a Trenton warrant for alleged contempt of Court. Welch was
turned over to the Trenton Police Department.
Sunday at about 10:15 am, 19 year old Jeffery Dillon of Raymore was
arrested in Livingston County for alleged speeding and a lane
violation. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending
the posting of bond.
At about 10:10 pm in
Carroll County, 32 year old Sarah Knupple of Norborne was arrested for
alleged DWI and endangering the welfare of a child. She was processed
AYBF Fundraisers Coming Up Starting Next Weekend
The annual Area Youth Benefit Fund Dinner
and Auction and Golf Tournament will be this Saturday and next Monday.
Chasity Anderson from Farmers Electric Cooperative says this is an
important and exciting event for them every year and it helps children
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The AYBF is supported largely by the fund raisers, including their
Dinner Auction on Saturday.
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The golf tournament will be held next Monday at Green Hills Golf
Course. To find out more or to register, call the Farmers Electric
office at 646-4281.
MoDOT To Close One Bridge At US 36 and I-35 Monday
While the preparations have been underway
for the Bridge replacement work on the US 36 bridges over Interstate
35 at Cameron, the bridges have remained open. That changes Monday.
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Monday morning,
you will see lane reductions and delays. The Missouri Department of
Transportation Area Engineer Tonya Lohman says to replace a bridge;
you have to close it.
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Lohman says during the project there will be no left turns to enter or
exit Interstate 35.
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Lohman suggests you give yourself some extra time to reach your
destination if you will travel through that interchange at US 36 and
I-35. Working hours for the project will be 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday
through Friday, and occasional weekend work in case of bad weather.
The work on that project will last several months, with a December
15th completion, weather permitting.
addition to no left turns, the work zone will include a 14-foot width
If you have questions about
the project, call the MoDOT toll free number, 888 ASK MoDOT, that's
Preserving Family History - Free Class Offered
If you have old family documents and
photo that need to be preserved, you need to know the correct way to
handle them. The Livingston County Library and Grand River Historical
Society Museum will have a free class, Thursday. Library Director
Robin Westphal says they have had many questions from people doing
genealogy research and finding old documents they want to preserve for
future generations. Westphal says there are two main topics.
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Westphal says they have experts coming to discuss both Documents and
<Audio: Westphal 2>
The program is this Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Grand River
Historical Society Museum. The program is free, but requires
registration. If you would like to attend, call 646-1341.
Chillicothe Prison Inmate Dies
A detainee at the Chillicothe Women's
Prison died early Friday morning. The Missouri Department of
Corrections reports 52 year old Brenda Harrod died at Hedrick Medical
Center in Chillicothe. Harrod arrived at the Chillicothe Prison in
March of this year following a conviction and sentencing of four years
on a Jackson County violation of driving while suspended or revoked.
An autopsy will be performed, but foul play was NOT involved.
Troopers Arrest Two In Area Counties
Speeding led to the arrest of an Illinois
man by state troopers in Caldwell County. Thirty-two year old Herman
Cole was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana and speeding, 90
miles an hour in a 65 zone. He was held at the Caldwell County
A Linneus woman, 18
year old Shelby Spainhour, was arrested in Linn County on a Livingston
County Probation Violation warrant. She was held at the Linn County
Jail with no bond allowed.