Sliced Bread Saturday
Chillicothe will celebrate being the Home of
Sliced Bread in a new festival in downtown in August. Sliced Bread Saturday
will be August 2nd. Micah Landes from MainStreet Chillicothe says this will
be held at Silvermoon Plaza, the Livingston County Courthouse and around the
square. She says Mural tours will begin about 8:00 am.
The bread contest will include categories for yeast
breads, sweet breads and a youth category, with cash prizes totaling $500.
Landes says there will be activities and entertainment
for the kids.
For more information about Sliced Bread Saturday, call
the MainStreet Office at 646-4071.
Several Sentenced in Livingston Co. Courts
The Livingston County courts recently sentenced
the following people to prison and/or treatment programs. Sheriff Steve Cox
says these people were transported to the Department of Corrections by the
32 year old Jasper Loren Hedges of Kansas Probation Violation Non-Support 4
35 year old Johnnie Horton of Laclede Probation Violation Distribution
Controlled Substance - 7 years
28 year old Kailean Volker of Chillicothe Possession Controlled Substance -
7 years and a 120 day program
45 year old Rochelle Coltin of Ethel Probation Violation Stealing - 7 years
consecutive and a 120 day program
56 year old Gay Owens of Chillicothe Probation Violation
Conspiracy/Possession Controlled Substance - 4 years
32 year old Abigeal Ashbrook of Chillicothe Possession Controlled Substance
- 6 years consecutive
22 year old Alexander Poole of Chillicothe Probation Violation Distribution
Controlled Substance - 120 day program
18 year old Spencer Pittman of Chillicothe Probation Violation Stealing - 5
32 year old Randy Campbell of Chillicothe Probation Violation Possession
Controlled Substance - 7 years consecutive
25 year old Anthony Smith of Chillicothe Probation Violation Burglary - 5
21 year old Kodi Souders of Chillicothe Tampering - 4 years consecutive
53 year old Lester Hines of Chillicothe Probation Violation Possession of
illegally harvested wildlife with intent to sell - 7 years consecutive
18 year old David R. Gamble of Chillicothe Tampering - Institutional Post
Conviction Drug Treatment Program
Dangerous Trenton Intersection Discussed
Changes may be coming for the intersection of
US 65 and 28th Street in Trenton. City officials recently met with
representatives from MoDOT to discuss the intersection and safety concerns.
The goal is to improve safety at the intersection and reduce the number and
severity of the accidents at the intersection.
Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright says solutions
discussed include lowering the speed limit on the highway through Trenton to
45 miles per hour. This could decrease the severity of any accidents that
do occur. There were also discussions about adding signage to increase
awareness of the intersection and realigning the intersection for better
MoDOT officials told Wright the comments from citizens
of Trenton and from the city officials helped to create the movement to
address this dangerous intersection.
MoDOT has not given a clear timeline for any of the
work to be done.
Children's Library Programs
The Livingston County Library Children's
Department will wrap up some of the summer programming at the end of July.
Director Candy Warren says in the first seven weeks of the Summer Reading
program there have been more than 4,100 books read in the independent
reading portion of the program.
On July 30th will be the final Wednesday reading
program. The 5-12 year olds will make a "Blob in a Bottle", while the
younger children will have a good time with water. Following the summer
reading sessions, at about 11:15, The Children's Department will have a
Summer Reading Send Off and invite the families to join them at Silver Moon
Plaza for an ice-cream social and the big penny give-away.
Today at 3:00 is another "Beat the Heat" movie. And
Each Tuesday and Thursday through the 31st of July they will have their Lego
Labs for children ages 5-12. The Lego Labs include free building time and
some building challenges. They run form 3:30 to 4:30 each Tuesday and
Chillicothe police arrested two following a
forgery investigation that began Monday. Robert Earl Robo Burns, Jr was
arrested for alleged two counts of forgery and theft of a vehicle. Jacob
Luke Carter was arrested for alleged forgery. Officers report the arrests
were the result of the forgery investigation that began Monday. Both men
were taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal
Joshua Rory Wessels was arrested in the 600 block of
Walnut on a McDonald County warrant for alleged failure to appear. He
posted bond and was released.
Officers took a report of stealing in the 1000 block of
Graves Street. The incident is alleged to have occurred on July 6th.
A bike was reported stolen in the 1200 block of Bryan.
That investigation continues.
Troopers Arrest One 07/23
A Carrollton man was arrested by State Troopers
Tuesday evening. Twenty-five year old James M Kelly of Carrollton was
arrested at about 7:45 in Carroll County for alleged DWI, leaving the scene
of an accident and no helmet. He was taken to the Carroll County Jail and
County Commissioner Primary - Poindexter 07/23
The republican ticket for the Livingston County
Presiding Commissioners seat will be narrowed with the primary election on
August 5th. Michael Poindexter is facing Ed Douglas to move on to the
November election. KCHI spoke with both candidates and today we hear from
Poindexter explains why he is running for the office of
Livingston County Presiding Commissioner.
Poindexter explains his objectives if elected.
Finally Poindexter talked about some things the voters
should know about him as a candidate.
The primary election will be held Tuesday August 5th.
Absentee voting is taking place now.
Inmate Death Reported
An inmate at the Chillicothe Correction Center
died Monday in Jefferson City. Sixty-two year old Dorothy Cascone was
serving a five year sentence on a Clay County conviction for assault. She
had been at the Chillicothe Correction Center since June of 2011. Cascone
died of apparent natural causes.
Deputies Seek Information On Truck
Property Damage was reported to a field in the southeast part of Livingston
County. The Livingston County Sheriff's Department is asking for the
public's assistance in identifying a pick-up truck that allegedly drove
through the farm field in the 19,000 block of LIV 304, causing an estimated
$2,500 damage. Sheriff Steve Cox says the truck is a black colored
Chevy pick-up with a dent in the tailgate and had a red ATV in the bed of
the truck on July 12th, when the damage occurred. If you have any
information that may be helpful, you are asked to contact the Sheriff's
Office at 646-0515.
Damages at Bishop Hogan Library
A leak in the roof at Bishop Hogan School
did tens of thousands of dollars in damage to the building and books in the
school library. The damage was the result of the heavy rains on the
night of July 5th and was not discovered until the next day.
The insurance company was contacted and clean-up crews
have already done the dirty work of sorting, drying and salvaging what they
could. Administrative Assistant Leslie Holland says the damaged books
include two learning series, the Guided Reading Program and Developmental
Reading Assessment series that have a combined value of more then $12,000
and can only be replaced as a set. Other books, including many for the
younger children, were either damaged or destroyed by the water.
The school is still waiting to hear the estimates for
the cost of the repairs to the roof and are waiting to hear back from the
insurance company on what will be covered by insurance. They hope to
complete repairs before school starts.
Bishop Hogan School is accepting donations to help
offset the cost of the deductible on the repairs and replacement of the
books. If you would like to help contact the school at 646-0705 and
leave a message. Checks can be sent to Bishop Hogan School, 1114
Trenton St, Chillicothe.
Tunes Under The Moon
The final Tunes Under The Moon concert for the
summer will be held this Friday at Silver Moon Plaza. Main Street
Director Micah Landes says this free concert will start at 6:30.
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Landes says everyone is invited to this opportunity to
enjoy some free summer entertainment.
<Audio: Micah Landes 2>
Funds raised in the 50/50 will go to support continued
activities of the Main Street organization.
The Chillicothe Police Department is
investigating forgery and reports a couple recent arrests.
Monday officers took a report of forgery which was to
have occurred at multiple locations. That investigation is on going.
Last week officers arrested JR Lewis Archuleta for
alleged driving while suspended, no proof of insurance, and speeding.
He was processed, posted bond and was released.
Drug activity was reported in the 400 block of Cowgill.
The investigation resulted in the arrest of Stephanie Lynn Rodriguez for
alleged possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug
paraphernalia. She was held pending the filing of formal charges.
County Commissioner Primary - Douglas
Livingston County has four candidates that want
to be the Presiding Commissioner and that field will be narrowed to three
after the primary election August 5th. In the primary, two Republicans
face off to see who will be on the November Ballot; those candidates are Ed
Douglas and Michael Poindexter. KCHI spoke with both candidates and
today we hear from Ed Douglas.
Douglas explained why he is running for the office of
Livingston County Presiding Commissioner.
<Audio: Ed Douglas 1>
Douglas says there are some things the voters should
know about him as a candidate.
<Audio: Ed Douglas 2>
Finally Douglas explains his objectives if elected.
<Audio: Ed Douglas 3>
KCHI also spoke with Michael Poindexter and will bring
you his comments Wednesday.
The NCMC Board of Trustees will meet
Tuesday night in regular session. The meeting begins at 5:30 at the
Frey Administrative Center and will include reports to the board, before
they consider bids for Industrial Technology Equipment. Dr Neal
Nuttall will request setting the date for the public hearing to set the levy
and there will be the first reading of the changes to the board policy
manual. The board will consider several personnel items and an
executive session is planned if it is needed.
Fair Sale Sets Records
The 2014 Livingston County 4H and FFA
Fair set some new records as the Fair wrapped up Friday evening. The annual
Market Animal Sale topped $127,000, with 215 animals sold in the premium
auction, to a total of 93 buyers at an average of $593 per animal. This
sale allows the students to keep the animal for showing at other events and
helps to offset some of their expenses.
So, how does this year's sale compare to previous
The total sale of $127,400 beat the old record of $115,000 set in 2007.
The number of animals sold was 215, that was the same as last year
The number of buyers was 93, one short of last year's 94
And the average price per animal was $593, surpassing the previous record in
the premium only sale of $503 set in 2011.
Fair Board President David Beck says A record Livestock
Sale topped off a week of events for 475 - 4-H and FFA youth. The week was
filled with great weather, livestock shows, a new music show, tractor
pulling and many other events. The Livingston County Fair is successful
with the help and support from a dedicated community who has made a priority
of supporting its young people. On behalf of the Fair Association, Beck
says a big Thank You!
Chillicothe Car Show
The Chillicothe Lions Club Car Show
enjoyed some outstanding weather for both the Cruise on Friday and the Car
Show on Saturday.
Unofficial totals are reported at about 280 vehicles
Friday, more than 240 on the cruise
Saturday, 363 vehicles checked in, surpassing the old
record of 326.
Four accidents in the local counties left six
people with minor and moderate injuries over the weekend.
At about 1:00, 69 year old Lila Searcy of Laredo had
moderate injuries in an accident on Missouri Highway 6 near Jamesport.
Searcy was injured when she was southbound on Route NN and pulled into the
path of another vehicle. She was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in
Trenton. The other driver was not injured.
At about 1:20 pm, 62 year old Danny R Courtney of Milan
had minor injuries when he was northbound on Missouri Highway 5 in Sullivan
County and ran off the road and struck a tree. He was taken to Sullivan
County Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Three people were injured in an accident at about 5:45
pm in Putnam County, including a Trenton man. The accident happened on
230th street in Newtown when a vehicle crossed the center line and struck a
vehicle driven by 20 year old Nikita Couch of Harris. She and he
passengers, 20 year old Garyallen Couch of Harris and 19 year old Jaymes
Riggen of Trenton had minor injuries and were treated at Putnam County
Memorial Hospital. The other driver was not injured.
Sunday at about 9:30 pm, Robert Blozvich of Spickard
had moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident on West 60th Avenue near
Spickard. He was southbound, lost control and the vehicle went off the road
and overturned. He was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The Chillicothe Police Department have four
items in the report for Saturday.
Officers took a report of forgery reported to have
occurred in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The investigation showed the
reported was unfounded.
Officers arrested Dominique Sharp at Clay and Vine
Streets for alleged minor in possession of alcohol by consumption, while
operating a motor vehicle (Zero Tolerance). Sharp was released with a
Property damage was reported in the 500 block of South
Washington Street. The investigation is continuing.
Officers also investigated a report of a local tow
service operating the service without the appropriate license
Park Board Meeting
Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Board will meet Monday evening. The
meeting starts at 5:15 pm at City Hall and will include the Directors report
and continued discussions on the 10 year park plan.
School Board Meeting
The Chillicothe R-II School Board will meet in
special session Tuesday afternoon. The workshop session will include
development of the 2014/15 board goals. The School Board members will meet
at the district office. The public is welcome to attend.
County Commission Meeting
The Livingston County Commissioners will have a
pre-bid meeting for the courthouse clocks and electrical on Tuesday. The
Commissioners meet at 9:30 am in the commission room of the courthouse. At
11:00 is the pre-bid meeting. They will also handle county road and bridge
matters and administrative and departmental duties.
Carrollton Town Council
The Carrollton Town Council will meet for a
Public hearing prior to their regular meeting on Monday. The public hearing
will begin at 5:30 at City Hall to discuss the application for the Federal
Fiscal Year 2014 Community Development Block Grant. The regular meeting
will start at 6:00 pm and will include Economic development, downtown
revitalization, hiring a police officer, a roof for the armory, chip seal
bids and bids for a paint striper.
Additional Convictions on Rape Case
A man already convicted on five counts
can now add three more to his conviction sheet. Scott William Eckert was
charged in 2007 with Forcible Rape, Statutory Rape in the 1st Degree,
Tampering with Evidence and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child
in the 1st degree. He was convicted on all five counts.
Now Eckert was found guilty on three counts of
Attempted Tampering and Tampering with a Witness in a felony case. The 12
member jury from a pool of 80 prospective jurors deliberated for 25 minutes
Friday in the Livingston County Courthouse before returning the guilty
verdict. Sentencing will be at a later date.
Prosecutor Adam Warren called Sheriff Steve
Cox and three Livingston County citizens as witness in the trial. Cox
testified in place of the late Jim Lightner, former Chief Deputy Sheriff.
The defense attorneys did not call any witnesses.
The latest investigation dates back to 2011 when
Eckert was reported to have sent at least three letters to a child in
Livingston County, allegedly attempting to get the previous child victim to
change testimony to exonerate the 2007 conviction.
AYBF Event To Be August 3-4
annual Farmers' Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund dinner, auction and
golf tournament will be August 3rd and 4th in Chillicothe. Chasity Anderson
with FEC says the events fund the Cooperative's charity that helps cover
medical expenses for kids.
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Since it's inception in
1993, the AYBF has donated more than $600,000 to nearly 600 families in
their service area.
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Auction items will include a week long stay
in a condo in Florida, Colorado or California, two tickets to the 2015
Masters Golf Tournament, a suite for the September 13th Royals vs Red Sox
game, limited edition art prints and more.
The golf tournament will be Monday August 4th
at Green Hills Golf Course. For more information call 646-4281
Highway Patrol To Hold Checkpoints In Area
The Missouri Highway Patrol will conduct
Sobriety check points and DWI saturations in some area counties next month.
The Sobriety check points will be in Livingston and Harrison counties while
the DWI saturations will be in Livingston and DeKalb counties. A spokesman
for the Highway Patrol says the areas were selected for enforcement based on
a high number of drinking related crashes, high number of contacts with
drivers who have been drinking and officers input regarding probably contact
The Highway Patrol suggests drivers who plan to consume intoxicating
beverages, designate a sober driver or have someone pick them up.
Upcoming Area Government Meetings
The Chillicothe R-II School Board meets
in special session Tuesday at 2:00pm for a workshop to develop 2014-15
school board goals. The meeting will be at the district office
The Chillicothe Parks and Recreation board meets Monday
at 5:15pm at Chillicothe City Hall. On the agenda is continued discussions
on the 10 year park plan, and the Parks Director report.
The Carrollton Town
Council meets Monday with a public hearing at 6:30pm to discuss the
application for the Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Community Development Block
Grant. The regular meeting will include economic development, downtown
revitalization, hiring a police officer, a roof for the Armory, chip seal
bids and paint striper bids.
A pre-bid meeting for
clocks and electrical in the Livingston County Courthouse will be one of the
main topics of the weekly County Commissioners meetings. Discussion on
the issue will be at Tuesday at 11:00am and is open to the public. The
commission will also discuss county road and bridge matters and
administrative and departmental duties.
Braymer Boil Order
A Boil Water Advisory has been issued for the
entire city of Braymer. After cleaning the water tower in Braymer, workers
discovered some broken water lines. Repairs are underway, but the city
remains under the boil water order until further notice.
Livingston Co. Sheriff's Department Investigation
Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has several investigations taking place
since the beginning of July. Sheriff Steve Cox says some are continuing.
A lengthy investigation of allege child pornography on
a phone and or computer was completed. A report was sent to the prosecuting
attorney for consideration of charges. Cox says the juvenile in the images
was identified and the parents are aware of the investigation and completely
A report was sent to the Prosecuting attorney after
deputies investigated alleged failure to register as a Sex Offender. Cox
says the suspect allegedly refused to register.
An investigation of alleged theft of several
prescription medications began July 7th. The medications were allegedly
taken from two individuals at a home, but the bottles were left.
Theft of water from a public utility was investigation
in Utica. The prosecuting attorney is considering charges for alleged theft
of nearly 8,600 gallons of water by tampering with a water meter.
Assault was investigated in Wheeling where a man
reported being punched multiple times by an unknown man. A report was sent
to the prosecuting attorney.
An assault between juveniles at the Fair on July 11th
was investigated. Parents were notified and a report was sent to the
Several arrests have been made by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department
since the beginning of July.
28 year old Tabitha Lynnay McCoy of Chillicothe or alleged Possession of a
Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $15,000.
55 year old Barbara Curl of Chillicothe arrested on a Grundy County warrant
for alleged Passing Bad Checks. Bond was set at $500.
33 year old Timothy Stark of Chillicothe arrested on a Grundy County warrant
for alleged Passing Bad Checks 2 counts. Bond was set at $700.
29 year old Allen Peterie of Chula for alleged Distribution / Deliver /
Manufacture or Attempt of a Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $20,000.
Back To School Bonanza Registration Ends Soon
Annual Back to School Bonanza for Livingston County students in grades K-5
will be Tuesday July 29th. Livingston County Extension Director Jessica
Trussell says this event is fun and helps provide the kids with school
Registration for the Back to School Bonanza closes at
the end of business Monday. Call 646-0811 or stop by the extension office.
Trussell says to make the Back to School Bonanza a
success, they are still accepting donations.
Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the
Livingston County Extension Office at 2881 Grand Drive Suite 2 in
ONE Project is Next Friday
One Project in Chillicothe is July 25th, next Friday, and will focus on the
Library at the Chillicothe Middle School. First Baptist Church Pastor Rob
Hurtgen says they continue to need volunteers for the work that will be
If you would like to volunteer for the ONE Project or
make a donation, contact Pastor Rob Hurtgen or Student Pastor Todd Miller at
Two Injured, One Serious In Caldwell Co. Accident
Clarinda, Iowa teen had serious injuries in an accident in Caldwell County
Thursday night. Sixteen year old Chance J Cade of Clarinda was taken to
Liberty Hospital for treatment of serious injuries that occurred when he was
ejected from his vehicle. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the accident
happened just before midnight on Missouri 116 when Cade swerved to avoid a
vehicle that pulled into his lane. He lost control, went off the road,
struck the ditch and the vehicle overturned several times. Cade’s
Passenger, 20 year old Garland J Nelson of Braymer, had moderate injuries
and sought his own treatment. They were not wearing safety belts. The
driver of the other vehicle was not identified.
Fair Wrapping Up
Livingston County 4H and FFA Fair will wrap up today with some final and
very important event. The schedule starts with a breakfast at 7:00 in the
Shelter House. This is sponsored by Farm Bureau.
9:00 Clover Kids Animal Parade and at 10:00 is the
Bucket Calf Show, always a good program for the youngest participants at the
Fair Board President David Beck says the Market Animal
Sale will start at 7:00 this evening in the Jenkin’s Expo Center.
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The Market Animal Sale is a premium sale, which means
the exhibitors keep the animals and the money goes to offset the expenses of
the students in raising those animals.
Just prior to the Market Animal Sale, at 5:30, Beck
says they will hold the Appreciation Picnic.
<Audio: David Beck
Tickets are $7.50 each and will be available at the
Saturday they will have the Horse Show that was
postponed from last Sunday. It will start at 5:00 pm in the outdoor arena.