Police Investigate Theft Law Enforcement Equipment 04/14
Theft of several law enforcement related
items at the end of March is under investigation by the Chillicothe Police
Department. The investigation has led to a couple arrests and other
awaiting formal charges. Chillicothe Police Detective John Maples says
the items were stolen from an uninhabited home in the 1200 block of Polk
where a state law enforcement officer lived.
<Audio: Det Maples 1>
Maple says they continue to work on recovering the
items reported stolen,
<Audio: Det Maples 2>
Suspects identified include Matthew Case and Eric
Wells, charged with alleged felony possession of stolen property; Kyle
Case was arrested and charged with alleged possession of drug
paraphernalia as a result of the investigation. Maples says Wells and
Kyke Case are in custody and they are still working to locate Matthew
Case. He says two other suspects are awaiting the filing of formal
charges relating to the investigation.
Starting A Small Business 04/14
A free seminar outlining some simple steps to
starting your own business will be held in Chillicothe, April 22nd.
Chillicothe Small Business and Technology Center Director Matt Trussell
says the program is aimed at potential new business owners over the age of
The free seminar
will be presented by the Kansas City
office of the SBA along with the Kansas City SCORE Chapter 19. The
program will provide basic startup information to help 50+ entrepreneurs
make smart decisions in their journey for small business success. It
will be held at Chillicothe City Hall April 22nd from 10:00 am to Noon
If you have questions or would like to register,
call Barbara Caldwell at 816-426-4902. Registration ends April 21st.
Weatherization Assistance Available 04/14
Homeowners, renters and landlords may be
eligible of assistance with weatherizing their home.
Green Hills Community Action Agency is
currently seeking participants their Weatherization Program. The goal of
the program is improving and upgrading a home by using certain energy
saving measures, to cut utility bills down to size for many low income
families in northern Missouri.
If you are interested in applying for weatherization
services for your home, you are asked to fill out an application for the
program. The application can be found at
www.ghcaa.org, or by calling the toll
free 855-290-8544 ext 1064 and requesting an application to be mailed or
faxed to you.
Rental homes also qualify for Weatherization, but some
conditions apply. You are asked to call for more details. The number
again is 855-290-8544 ext 1064.
Two Serious Injury Accidents 04/14
Two ATV Drivers had serious injuries in
accidents investigated by the State Highway Patrol Saturday evening.
At 6:45 Saturday evening, 26 year old Elysia N Stone of
Gallatin was taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center for treatment of
injuries in an accident on 230th Road, north of Gallatin. According to
the report, Stone was riding the ATV northbound when she was struck in the
side by a pick-up truck driven by Barney R Esbeck of Gallatin. The impact
ejected Stone from the ATV.
At 9:15 in Caldwell County, 21 year old Nikolas L Allen
of Polo was taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment of injuries from the
accident on Maple Street in Polo. Allen was eastbound on Maple when he
lost control and ran off the north side of the road and the ATV overturned
and he was ejected.
Chillicothe City Council 04/14 6am
The Chillicothe city Council meets Monday
in regular session and will have several discussions and consider bids for
radios. The Council members meet Monday at 6:30 at City Hall.
Bids will be presented for the purchase of Digital
Police Radios for the Dispatch Center.
The council will have a discussion and resolution for
Chapter 100 bonds, not to exceed $6.5 million dollars, for economic
There will also be a discussion on the rental houses at
the old hospital site and with the Arts Council about the Mural in the
green space at Clay and Washington.
The Council will also consider the updates of the
contract for tax collection naming the new Livingston County Collector
Treasure Paula McCoy.
An executive session is planned if it is needed for
legal, real estate and personnel matters.
Police Arrest Report 04/14 6am
Chillicothe Police reported several arrests
over the weekend and a few investigations.
Dylan Elijah Head near Calhoun and Elm for alleged possession of a
controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
Gay Nell Owens and Nathana JoeAnn Woodland for alleged filing a false
report of harassment.
A juvenile was taken into custody for making a false report of a fire
on Jackson Street on Friday.
James Christian Purcell near Ann and Washington for alleged minor
Scott Martin White arrested in near Borden and Lambert for alleged
possession of marijuana and peace disturbance.
Trenell Demetrious Beard was arrested at Locust and Webster for
alleged possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Timothy Allen Stark was arrested in the 500 block of Ann Street on a
Linn County warrant for alleged passing bad checks. He was extradited to
Mariah Anna Mae Grant was arrested in the 400 block of Clay on a
Chillicothe warrant for alleged failure to appear. She was also arrested
for alleged possession of a controlled substance.
Officers investigated fraud in the 10 block of JFK and a stolen bike
in the 600 block of Walnut.
Police Department Accident Reports 04/14
Chillicothe Police investigated four non
injury accidents on Friday.
The first was a hit and run accident in the 2700 block
of North Washington. A vehicle was parked and struck an unknown vehicle
that left the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call the police
department at 646-2121.
One person was cited for alleged following to close
after an accident on the ramp at Highways 36 and 65. Shawna L Mondragon
allegedly ran into the other vehicle and was cited.
There was an accident at Washington and Green Street
and another in the 1300 block of Jackson Street.
Troopers Arrests One Over The Weekend
A Brunswick man was arrested Sunday morning
in Chariton County. State Troopers arrested 22 year old Kodye D Shultz of
Brunswick at 1:40 am Sunday for alleged Driving While Intoxicated,
possession of a controlled substance and displaying plates from another
vehicle. He was taken to the Chariton County Jail on a 24 hour hold.
Friday Fire Reports 04/12
The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to
several fires on Friday, one in town and three grass fires in rural
In town, CMU called to report a fire at their burn site
arrived to find a brush pile burning on Ryan Lane. That call came in
about 2:20 pm and the department used 750 gallons of water and CMU used a
loader to spread the debris to prevent re-ignition. They were on the
scene for about 20 minutes.
Three grass fires were reported while the county
remains under a burn ban. At 12:19 pm, the fire department responded to
9637 LIV 516, the William Hargrave property, and the owner was burning a
pile of debris that got out of control and was burning a grass field. 300
gallons of water was used to put the fire out. They were on the scene for
nearly 2 hours.
At 2:09, the fire was at 3544 LIV 537, the Melvin Akers
residence. Sixty acres of grass and timber was burning. The fire started
on the neighbor's property and had spread. Lock Springs and Jamesport
departments were called to assist. 600 gallons of water was used to put
out the fire. They were on the scene for 3 1/2 hours.
At 6:27, a grass fire was reported along LIV 520. They
arrived to find the fire was about a mile long. The Jamesport and Lock
Spring departments and the Department of Conservation were called to
assist with the fire that burned about 75 acres. The fire crews were on
the scene for nearly 2 1/2 hours.
Livingston County remains under a burn ban until
School Board Meets Tuesday 04/12
The Chillicothe R-II School Board will meet
in regular session Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the District Office. The agenda
begins with recognition of students from the Chillicothe high School and
The board will consider the approval of several policy
updates and will then approve the election results, recess and swear in
Michael Leamer, Jason Bone and Pat Jones. They will then reconvene and
election the new officers for the next year.
They will consider the Salary and Welfare report,
discuss several new policy changes and consider another set of job
descriptions. They will take up the investment portfolio management that
was set aside at the last meeting. They will consider employee benefits,
middle school athletics and a date for a special meeting. An executive
session is also planned if it is needed.
Accident and Arrest 04/12
A Trenton man had moderate injures in a
motorcycle accident investigated by the Missouri Highway Patrol in
Livingston County. They also reported an arrest in Sullivan County. Both
were Friday afternoon.
Twenty year old Justin D Knapp of Trenton was taken to
Hedrick Medical Center following the accident at about 5:00 pm Friday.
Knapp was riding a motorcycle eastbound on Highway 190 when he skidded and
the bike overturned. He was ejected from the bike and received moderate
injuries. He was wearing a helmet.
An Iowa man was arrested in Sullivan Count. Fifty-four
year old Lee A McClintock of Davis City was arrested for alleged no valid
license and on a clay county warrant. He was processed and released.
Golf Advisory Board 04/12
Chillicothe's Golf Course Advisory Board
meets Wednesday at 5:15 at City Hall. The agenda includes budget,
equipment, personnel and revenue and expense comparisons. There will also
be a report from the Golf Course Director.
Gene Watson Performs Sunday 04/12
The Chillicothe Area Arts Council presents
Gene Watson on the stage of the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center this
Sunday. Watson was scheduled to perform in December, but was stuck in a
Texas ice storm. Gene Watson and the Farewell Party Band will perform
Sunday at 3:00 pm at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Arts
Council Director Julie Ashbrook says all tickets that were sold for the
concert will be honored and The Season Ticket Holders should use the pass
for the December program.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for students. Seating begins at 2:30.
Cat Fishing Tournament 04/12
fishing tournament to benefit the Community Cupboard in Hamilton will be
held April 26th at the Chillicothe Boat Ramp to the Grand River.
The Community Cupboard is
partnered with 2nd Harvest who helps feed families in need
in all of the surrounding areas. The tournament will be held April 26th.
Boat entry fees for a 2 man team is $35 and bank fishing entry fees will
be $15 per person.
To find out more call James Webb at 973-6584
R-II School District Contracts 04/11
The Chillicothe R-II School Board approved
several hirings as part of the executive session of Wednesday's meeting.
The Chillicothe School Board heard the recommendations from the school
administrators. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the board made their
decisions based on the recommendations.
<Audio: Dr Barnes 1>
Those hired include:
Julienne Graupman - Title One Preschool
Katherine Jones - 5th Grade
Meridith Brick -High School Science & Assistant Girls Soccer Coach
Canaan Fairley - High School Algebra 1 & 9th Grade Boys Assistant Bball
Mark Schneider - High School English
Breanna Crall - High School Chemistry & 9th Grade Girls Volleyball Coach
Kimberly Kimbrough - Middle School Cafeteria Worker
Jeremiah Dana - Welding Teaching Assistant at GRTS
For the Coaches, when asked about the basketball
coaches, Dr Barnes said…
<Audio: Dr Barnes 2>
For the other coaching positions, aside from those
already mentioned, there was not much change.
Youth Mental Health First Aid 04/11
A Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
will be hosted by the Livingston County Health Center. The program will
be held at the health center on April 29 from 8:30am-5:30pm. Justin
McDermott from Preferred Family Healthcare in Kirksville says the program
is meant to provide adults the tools needed to help youth in times of
<Audio: Justin McDermott 1>
The program is targeted at adults in the community.
<Audio: Justin McDermott 2>
The program is provided free of charge thanks to a
grant. Space is limited to the first 30 participants. For more
information or to register call Justin McDermott at 660-665-1962.
Registration closes April 18th.
Livingston County Meetings 04/11
The Livingston County Commissioners will
attend several meetings next week and will have one regular session at the
Monday, the commissioner will be in Jefferson City to
attend the Missouri Association of Counties Legislative Conference.
Tuesday, they will attend the North Central Missouri
Regional Water Supply Workshop in Milan from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. They
will also attend the Pipeline Association meeting at Comfort Inn in
Chillicothe at 6:00 pm.
Wednesday, Todd Rodenberg will attend the Salt Board
Meeting at 9:00 am and the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission
Transportation forum in Brookfield from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Thursday the commissioners meet in regular session at
9:30 am in the commission room of the courthouse. At Noon, Presiding
Commissioner Eva Danner Horton will attend the Chamber Bicentennial meeting. At
1:15, they will attend the Child Abuse and Sex Abuse Awareness event on
the north side of the courthouse.
Trenton Council Includes Two Budgets 04/11
The Trenton City Council will handle two
budgets and approve election results before their new council members are
sworn in. The Council meeting is Monday at 7:00 pm at Trenton City Hall.
The meeting begins with the approval of the Trenton
City Budget, followed by the Trenton Utilities budget and then they
approve the election results.
The council will then adjourn, swear in the new council
members and reconvene.
New business includes: The appointment of the Fire
Chief and appointments to the Administrative, Finance and Economic
Development committees. They will also have the council assignments for
A closed session is scheduled for legal purposes.
Burn Ban in Livingston County 04/11
A Burn Ban is issued for Livingston
County. The Livingston County Commission issued the Burn Ban for the
entire County, including Chillicothe, until further notice, including fire
pits and recreational fires. All outdoor burning is prohibited with the
exception of cooking grills. If you have questions, call the Chillicothe
Fire Department at 646-2139.
AED Training Offered 04/11 6am
AED, CPR and First Aid training will
be provided at the Livingston County Library in May. The Chillicothe Area
Chamber of Commerce and Chillicothe Rotary are sponsoring the AED Training
Day, May 5th at 4:00 pm in the second floor Courtroom of the Library. The
class will include the use of an AED or Automated External Defibrillator,
CPR training and first aid. The instructor for the American Heart
Association program is Tracy Bradley, an Engineer and EMT at the
Chillicothe Fire Department. The cost is $40 per person and is payable
the date of the class.
If you plan to attend, call the Chamber office at
646-4050 by May 2nd to register.
Chillicothe Police Report 04/11 6am
Child neglect and property damage were
investigated by the Chillicothe Police Department Thursday.
Officers were called to the 500 block of St. Louis
Street to investigate a report of possible child abuse or neglect. Two
children were removed from the home and placed with another family member
until the investigation is complete. Chillicothe Police are assisting the
Livingston County Children's Division in the investigation.
Officers were called to the 300 block of Business 36 to
investigate a report of a woman attempting to harm herself. The woman was
taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.
Officers also responded to a report of property damage
to a vehicle that was parked in the 1200 block of Jackson Street. That
First Fridays At the Refuge 04/11
The Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge
First Fridays return starting May 2nd. The First Friday celebration
begins at 5:00 pm at the Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Sumner, and
will include a variety of activities, including guided Refuge tours, the
always-popular interactive Stream Box, tower tours, visitor center
displays, and much more.
Other activities planned include having canoes on the
pond by the visitor center for those who want to have a different
perspective of the wetlands. The Friends of Swan Lake will be serving
free hot dogs and drinks in cooperation with the Brunswick/Mendon Lions
At 7:00 pm, in the outdoor Amphitheater there will be
an exciting and interactive show about weather from Mad Science. This is
your opportunity to see the ins and outs of how weather works. The
programs will give you an opportunity to learn how weather intricately
affects how the Refuge is managed to provide suitable habitat for
School Board Special Session 04/10
The special meeting of the Chillicothe R-II
School Board on Wednesday included two items in the open session. That
includes the extending of the Snow Removal agreement with Minnick
Snow-n-Mow and Figg Lawn Care for the snow removal at the Middle School,
High School and GRTS.
The board also approved the purchase of a lot at Lake
View Estates for the next Building Trades Home.
The executive session included the hiring for teaching
and support staff and for coaches, advisors and sponsors. Announcements
on the action in the executive session will be made on Friday..
Livestock & Feed Loss Applications 04/10
The USDA will soon take application for
Livestock and Feed loses going back to 2011. Livingston County FSA
Executive Director David Meneely says the applications sign-up begins
April 15th and will be available for a while.
<Audio: David Meneely 1>
Meneely says Livingston County will qualify for a few
periods of eligibility under the sign-up.
<Audio: David Meneely 2>
To find out more or to begin the sign-up process
that starts on April 15th, call the FSA office in Livingston County at
646-6220, extension 2.
Container Gardening Class 04/10 12pm
The Livingston County Library is offering an
opportunity for area residents to get their hands dirty. A Container
Gardening class will be offered April 28th. Library Director Robin
Westphal says the cost of this program is $20.
<Audio: Robin Westphal 1>
Westphal says In addition to demonstrating proper
planting methods, an expert from an area greenhouse will discuss how to
choose plants suitable for container gardening and how to care for and
maintain them. Each attendee will leave with a beautiful container garden
to enjoy at home. Advanced registration is required and payment is due
before April 25th. To register, stop by the Library or call 646-0547.
Early Childhood Screening 04/10 12pm
Early Childhood Screening for the Chillicothe
R-II School District is April 22nd to the 24th at Garrison School. A
developmental assessment will be available for all children in the
Chillicothe R-II School District. The free screening is for children 3
months of age through 4 years old and will include:
Hearing, vision and health
Height and Weight
And a check of the child’s immunization records.
The screening takes about an hour and is done by
appointment only. The parent will be with the child during the screening.
If you would like to have your child assessed or if you have questions,
call Garrison School at 646-1653.
NCMC Scholarship Reception 04/10
NCMC will hold a Scholarship reception on May
1st to honor the 2013/14 scholarship recipients and to thank those that
donated and made the scholarships possible. The reception will be May 1st
at 6:00 pm at the Cross Coffee Shop on the school campus. Some recipients
and donors will make remarks about the scholarships.
Refreshments will be provided. If you plan to
attend, you are asked to call 660-359-3948 x1415.
Brush Fire in Mooresville 04/10 6am
Chillicothe Firefighters assisted the Braymer
Rural Fire Department with a brush fire in Mooresville. The Brush Truck
responded to the mutual aid request at about 2:50 Wednesday afternoon and
arrived at 3579 Northeast Litton Road in Mooresville to find a fire in a
wooded area. Chillicothe Firefighters used about 10 gallons of water and
rakes to put out the fire in a wooded area. They were on the scene for
about 90 minutes.
Two Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report 04/10
Chillicothe Police Officers made two arrests
on Wednesday, one for alleged stealing and the other on a probation
Officers were called to the 10 block of South
Washington where they arrested Lacey L Stith on the probation violation
warrant. Stith was not able to post the $5,000 bond and was taken to the
Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Stealing was reported at a business in the 700 block of
Elm Street. Travis Dale Anderson was arrested for alleged stealing and on
a Springfield warrant for alleged non-support. He was taken to the
Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Western Appeals Court To Hear Three Cases In Gallatin 04/10
Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals
will hear three cases in the Daviess County Court later this month.
Appeals judges Ellis, Mitchell and Witt will be at the courthouse in
Gallatin on April 30th. The cases include:
A Criminal matter - The appeal of State versus Eric D
Bratton, who was convicted of assault and armed criminal action from an
incident that happened at the Independence Center Mall in January of
2012. Bratton claimed two instances of violation of his right to due
A civil matter - Martha Delores Clark versus Linda A
and Jimmy Hodges in a property dispute and the recovery of the cost of
improvements. The Hodges are appealing because they feel their cases
should have been linked to the other case. They also argued Clark had
forfeited her right to the life estate when she failed to pay the taxes
and maintain the property and now has plans wasteful harvest of timber.
The third case is a civil matter of Midwestern Health
Managements versus Byron and Lelonia Gorman, where the Gorman's contend
the court erred when they failed to acknowledge payments they had made,
the court erred applying their defense in the case and the judge failed to
rescues himself in the matter where his wife worked at the location where
the payments were made by the Gorman's.
Linn County Election Update 04/10
The Linn County Election Authority provided
an update to the election results from Tuesday. Two of the results
Linn County R-1 School Board: Brenda Search, Rachel
Neal and Chad Gooch
City of Brookfield Council - Don Fuhrhop and Edward