Chillicothe City Council To Consider Increasing Tax Rate
The Chillicothe City Council will consider an increase
in the tax rate as part of their meetings Monday. The Council members meet at 5:30
for a finance workshop. At 6:30 is the regular meeting, which will begin
with a real estate contract for the old hospital property, and bids for a
new pick-up for the fire department.
A Public hearing will be held for consideration of the
2015 Tax Rate of .8799 per hundred dollar valuation. That includes .6868 for
the general fund and .1931 for the park fund. The proposed rate in an
increase of .0014 and would bring in an additional $5,100.
The second public hearing is for a home based business
at 2885 North Washington Street to make and sell cakes and cupcakes.
Appearances include: The introduction of a new police
officer, Declaration of October 16th as "Pink Out Day", An ordinance for the
facilities agreement with the schools and Changing the airport board meeting
schedule to quarterly.
The City Administrator will have comments on the prison
fence, rails to trails and a policy for false alarms.
An executive session is also planned following the
regular meeting of the City Council.
Fire Call To Grand River Health Care
The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a report
of smoke at Grand River Health Care Thursday afternoon. The call came in at
about 3:30 pm and the fire crew arrived in three minutes.
The fire crew arrived to find light smoke in the
employee break room and found a wall air-conditioner failed and was leaking
oil. They found no other problem and advised the facility to call for
repairs. They were on the scene for about 30 minutes.
NCMC Scholarship Announcement
A North Central Missouri College student was recently
honored at the Heartland Foundation Board meeting. Sarah Reeter of
Chillicothe is the recipient of the E2 Education Empowers scholarship of
$600 per semester and can be renewed for a total of four semesters. Reeter
is attending NCMC as she works towards her Health Information Management
In addition to the scholarship, Reeter also participates in the SSS program
and is employed through the MDHE Default Prevention Grant to assist students
with financial literacy.
Boards Consider Request To Vacate An Alley And A Variance
A variance for a building and a request to vacate an
alley will be heard September 8th.
The Chillicothe Board of Adjustments will consider a
request to build a 30 x 40 building at 100 St. Paul Street. The meeting will
begin at 6:30 pm at city hall to consider the variance which is required
because the building would not be allowed under the current zoning.
The Chillicothe Planning and Zoning Commission will
hold a public hearing as they consider vacating an alley at 7:00 pm. The
city received a request to vacate an alley between St. Louis Street and
Milwaukee Avenue, as well as between Bridge and Montgomery Streets. This
will require a second public hearing will be held during the Chillicothe
City Council Meeting on September 14th.
Chillicothe Police Report
The Chillicothe Police report includes four arrests.
Wednesday, officers arrested Justin Thomas Lycan for
alleged burglary and stealing in the 1100 block of Jackson Street. He is
held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Matthew Caleb Hicks was arrested Wednesday for alleged
shoplifting in the 1200 block of North Washington Street. He was processed
Thursday, officers arrested Joshua Christopher Caudill
for alleged fraudulent use of a credit device in the 900 block of Third
Street. He is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
A domestic disturbance investigation in the 400 block
of Ryan Lane resulted in the arrest of Christopher Lee Mills for alleged
domestic assault. He is also held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Two Area Residents Arrested
State Troopers arrested two area residents Thursday and
On Thursday, 32 year old JR Archuleta of Spickard was
arrested in Grundy County at about 3:15 pm on multiple charges. They include
alleged possession of a controlled substance, driving while revoked, DWI
with drugs, Careless and Imprudent Driving resulting in an accident and no
seat belt. He is held at the Grundy County Law Enforcement Center
Early this morning, a Carrollton man was arrested in
Johnson County. At about 1:20 am, 20 year old Garet A Miller was arrested
for alleged DWI. He was processed at the Warrensburg Police Department and
New Laws Go Into Effect
Several new laws go into effect today. These laws were
approved by the state legislature earlier this year and were approved by the
governor. Here are just a few of the new laws.
There is now a cap to the fines and court costs cities
can collect on traffic violations. The total fines collected by a city can
now not exceed 20% of the city's annual revenue.
Computer data centers may now qualify for a tax
exemption on computer equipment, internet and utility costs. The exemption
is tied to investments and job creation.
Driving law changes include: allowing vertically
mounted license plates on motorcycles and trailers. Ignition interlocks may
now be kept on a vehicle longer if the lock has been tampered with or the
user exceeds the legal limit three times in a six month period.
Child proof packaging is now required for E-Cigarettes.
Sex education in public schools must now include
information about the dangers of online predators.
Restaurant owners will now only be responsible for
collecting income tax on cash tips that are reported to them by the workers.
Missouri Sportsman Alliance Fun Day
The 2nd annual North Missouri Sportsman's Alliance
Family Fun Day will be September 12th at the Livingston County Fairgrounds.
President Steve Shoot says the day provides a variety of FREE activities.
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The North Missouri Sportsman's Alliance was formed to
help provide outdoor educational programs and Shoot says they support the
Share the Harvest Program.
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The North Missouri Sportsman's Alliance Family Fun Day
is September 12th, the same day as Chautauqua. Shoot says Mom can have her
day with the crafts and entertainment while dad and the kids have their fun.
Programs through the day will include duck calling, catfishing, training
hunting dogs, handgun safety, wild turkey tips, trapping and cooking wild
To Early To Prepare For Labor Day Travel
The Labor Day weekend is one of the biggest travel
holidays of the year, and while we are still a couple weeks away, this is a
good time to think about you plans. Sergeant Jake Angle from the Missouri
Highway Patrol says check out your route, check out your car and be
Angle says when you are ready to go, make sure someone
knows what your travel plans are.
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When you are traveling, be it on the Labor Day Holiday
or any time of year, if you see problems or have an emergency, the Highway
Patrol is there to help.
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That number to call again is *55 on your cell phone.
Farm Income Affects Rural Economies
Weather related crop reductions, lower crop prices and
other factors may mean the nations farmers will defer some bigger purchases
this year, The USDA says that could have an effect on the rural economy.
Agriculture Department Senior Economist Warren Preston says projections show
a decline this year.
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Even those farm families that have off farm income are
expected to see their income decline and that will trickle down into the
communities across the country.
Chillicothe Police Report
Assault and a couple of accidents are in the
Chillicothe Police Department's report.
Tuesday, officers responded to a report of an assault
in the 1700 block of Maple Street. The investigation led to the arrest of
Nancy Pearl Robb for alleged assault. She was held at the Daviess Dekalb
Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
There were no injuries in an accident Saturday, at
South Washington and Ryan Lane. Vehicles driven by Mark Kincel and Misty
Worman collided, resulting in minor damage to the Kincel vehicle.
Wednesday, an accident at Polk and Edgewood happened
when Michael Mast swerved to avoid another vehicle that had swerved to avoid
a collision. Mast's vehicle struck a utility pole, resulting in minor
Troopers Arrest One In Livingston Co.
An Overland Park, Kansas resident was arrested
Wednesday in Livingston County. Twenty-one year old Tamboura Watson was
arrested on a Platte County warrant for alleged unlawful use of drug
paraphernalia, driving while suspended and speeding - 99 in a 65 zone.
Watson is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Burglary Investigation Nets 5 In Carrollton
An investigation into a burglary of a business resulted
in five arrests on a variety of charges. Wednesday, Carrollton Officers
arrested two suspects that allegedly burglarized at least two businesses in
Carrollton. During the investigation they found they may be involved with a
stolen vehicle and trailer from the same area as the businesses. The
vehicle, trailer and other items were recovered.
During the investigation, the officers discovered and
obtained a search warrant for narcotics and additional stolen property.
Three others were arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance,
receiving stolen property and conspiracy to distribute a controlled
substance. All five suspects are held pending the filing of formal charges.
The Carrollton Police Department was assisted by the
Carroll County Sheriff's Office.
Local Farmer Wins National Contest
A local farmer was the winner in a national contest
sponsored by Caterpillar Equipment, based in Illinois. David Beck, from
rural Chillicothe was awarded free fluids and filters for a year. The fluids
and filters will be used on the Caterpillar compact track loader used on
Beck's 1500 acre livestock and crop farm. The presentation took place
earlier this month at the Beck Farm, with representatives from Foley
Feedback Sought on Peace Officer Training Standards
The Missouri Department of Public Safety is seeking
input from the public on law enforcement officer training standards. The
Peace Officer Standards and Training or POST Commission will hold public
hearings around the state to gather suggestions for changes to the required
training. The hope is to gather input from Missourians, including law
enforcement agencies, advocacy groups and other stakeholders.
The meetings will begin in Springfield at Ozarks
Technical Community College in Springfield, September 1st at 1 pm.
Additional public hearings will be held in Jefferson City, September 17th;
St. Louis, on the 23rd; Sikeston September 29th, Kansas City October 7th and
Kirksville October 14th.
The Governor directed the POST Commission and DPS to
develop new rules by December 1st, to improve access to effective and
ongoing training in the key areas of tactical training, fair and impartial
policing, and the health and well-being of officers.
Driver Injured in Roll-Over Accident
The driver of a grain truck was injured when he swerved
to avoid hitting a school bus. The accident happened on Missouri Highway 11
near Rothville at 7:35 am (Wednesday), when 55 year old James E Klein of
Laclede was southbound. He told state troopers the bus had come to an abrupt
stop in front of him and he swerved off the right side of the road. His
grain truck hit a sign and overturned, coming to rest on the driver's side.
Klein sought his own treatment for minor injuries.
Trenton Approves Tax Rate
The Trenton Tax Rate was approved and the Council said
no to boats on the reservoir. The Council met Tuesday night for a public
hearing before their council meeting. They approved the rate of 1.0883 per
hundred dollar valuation, with no comments from the public. The rate is the
same as last year.
The mayor led the discussion on a request to allow
boats, but not motors on the big reservoir. The council hard and approved a
motion to NOT allow boats on the reservoir. Fishing will still be allowed on
the city reservoirs.
Bids were awarded to AECI for power poles for the city
utility. They purchased a total of 38 poles of various sizes for a total of
$10,428. That's an average price per pole of nearly $275.
The contract for the hanger lease with Life Flight
Eagle was also renewed.
Tax Rate Set
The tax rate for North Central Missouri College was set
by the NCMC Board of Trustee's Tuesday. The rate approved was .3949 per
hundred dollar valuation, which at 100% collection would generate revenues
of nearly $349,000 for the college.
Old Time Harvest Days
The Livingston County Steam and Gas association met
recently. Their 29th annual Old Time Harvest Days will be September 25th
and 26th at the Livingston County Fair Grounds. This year's featured tractor
is the Massey Harris/ Massey Ferguson.
The annual event will include an Apron Show, Pedal Pull
for all ages, Quilt Show, Parade of Power, Tractor Rodeo, Square Dance and a
Draft Horse Pull.
In addition there will be displays and demonstrations
for threshing, rope making, cider making, weaving, arts and crafts, sawmill,
corn shelling and grinding and so much more.
Camping is available on the grounds. The admission is
$5 for a two day pass and 12 and under are admitted free with an adult.
Friday September 25th will be kids day and
traditionally there are several schools that will bring students to this
Chillicothe Police Report Four Arrests
Chillicothe Police Officers report four arrests.
Monday, a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of
Clay Street resulted in the arrest of Wendy Lee Pryor for alleged domestic
assault. She was processed and released.
Tuesday, Abigail Deneece Ashbrook was arrested in the
10 block of South Washington on a Caldwell County warrant for alleged
burglary, trespassing and property damage. She was processed and released to
Officers arrested Jonathan Patrick Patterson and Trevor
James Petree for alleged Shoplifting at the 1000 block of Graves Street.
They were processed and released.
A domestic disturbance was reported in the 1300 block
of Jackson Street. Officers found the incident was verbal. The couple was
separated and no arrests were made.
Nominations Open for Appellate Court Judge
Missouri's Appellate Judicial Commission is seeking
applications and nominations to fill an opening on the Missouri Court of
Appeals Eastern District. The opening is the result of the retirement of
Judge Clifford H Ahrens after nearly 25 years.
Citizens are encouraged to nominate well-qualified
candidates for the commissionís consideration. The Missouri Constitution
requires a judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals be at least 30 years old,
licensed to practice law in Missouri, a United States citizen for at least
15 years and a qualified Missouri voter for at least nine years preceding
Nominations should be sent to
or mailed to: Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District Judge Vacancy, PO
Box 150, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Nomination forms are available
Gallatin Tax Rate Set
The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved a tax rate of
.8697 per hundred dollar valuation Monday evening. The Board members held a
tax rate hearing prior to the regular meeting. The rate includes: .6267 for
the general fund, .2230 for the Park Fund and .0200 for the Band Fund.
As part of the regular meeting, an ordinance was
approved for a contract with the Daviess County Arts Council. The amended
contract includes an amount of $2,000 for services.
The Gallatin City Administrator is beginning the work
on the 2016 city budget. Requests can be presented through the council
An archery ordinance for the City of Gallatin was
discussed. The mayor wants to hear from the Park Board before they move
Brunswick Man Has Moderate Injuries In Rollover
A Brunswick man had moderate injuries in a single
vehicle accident in Howard County, south of Fayette, Monday evening. State
Troopers report 41 year old Neil Yung of Brunswick was northbound on Highway
5 at about 7:30 pm and did not make it through a curve. He went off the
right side of the road, overcorrected and the vehicle went off the left side
of the road and overturned, coming to rest on its top.
Yung was wearing a safety belt and was taken to
University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.
Seed Buying Begins In September
The Missouri Department of Conservation's annual Seed
Buying will begin September 23rd in Chillicothe. Resource Forester Phil
Sneed says the MDC will collect a variety of seeds again this year.
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The seed that is collected is purchased for use at the
George O White State Nursery in Licking. The seed is then grown into
seedlings that are sold to the public in the spring. The nursery grows more
than 70 different species of trees and shrubs. Each year it processes more
than 13,000 orders and ships about 4 million seedlings.
Sneed says they do have some basic guidelines for the
seed they purchase.
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The seed buying dates in Chillicothe include:
Wednesday, September 23, Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 21, from
2:00 to 6:00 pm each day.
For more information call the Chillicothe office at
Deputy Qualifies To Train Other Law Enforcement
One of Livingston County's Sheriff's Deputies is
qualified to train others in methods of ground control. Deputy Nicholas
Leadbetter attended training to be a Tactical Law Enforcement Close Contact
Leadbetter is now a certified instructor in different
methods of ground defense which consists of maintaining control, arm locks,
vascular restraints, and positional control which helps officers to gaining
control of combative and resisting individuals who may be trying to harm
themselves or others.
Sheriff Steve Cox is notifying area law enforcement and
jail administrators of the potential opportunity to receive the training
Scout Registration Night
Tonight is Girl Scout registration night. The
Chillicothe Girl Scouts will have their registration night from 5:00 to 7:00
pm at the Girl Scout Little House, located near the west entrance to Simpson
Park, on Country Club Drive. This come and go event allows parents to
register their daughters and get connected with troop leaders, where they
can get additional information and ask questions.
If you are not able to attend or just need more
information, call Carrie Hibner at 247-0312.
Arrests In Police Report
Three domestic disturbance calls and a couple of
arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department report for Monday.
Officers arrested Loralee Gutierrez in the 900 block of
Vine Street Monday. The arrest was on a Grundy County warrant for alleged
failure to appear on a charge of alleged forgery. Gutierrez was unable to
post bond and was turned over to Grundy County Authorities.
Eleven traffic citations were issued Monday for
speeding in a school zone.
There were three domestic disturbance calls Monday.
Officers were called to the 900 block of Webster, where they arrested Ricky
Shoemaker and Holly Farris for alleged domestic assault. They were both held
at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail. The other two calls did not result in
arrests. The calls were to the 1000 block of south Washington Street and 400
block of Walnut.
No injuries were reported in an accident at Ryan Lane
and Washington Street where one vehicle ran into the back of another that
was stopped at a red light.
Troopers Arrest Two
State Troopers in the local counties arrested two out
of state residents Monday night.
In Caldwell County at about 7:00 pm, Angela Mann of
Fraser, Michigan was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana and
unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Caldwell County
In Daviess County at about midnight, 26 year old
Forrest Zimmerman of Philadelphia was arrested for alleged possession of a
Class A controlled substance, possession of marijuana, unlawful use of drug
paraphernalia and speeding (85 in a 70 zone). He was taken to the Daviess
Dekalb Regional Jail.
Two Brunswick Residents Injured in Accident
Two Brunswick residents had minor injuries in a single
vehicle accident in Randolph County Monday. Forty-six year old Terry Ford
and forty year old Jennifer Ford were taken to Moberly Regional Medical
Center following the accident at about 9:15 pm. According to the Highway
Patrol, Terry Ford was eastbound on US 24 near Moberly when he hit a deer in
the roadway. They were wearing safety belts.
Trenton Council Meets Tonight For Tax Rate and Council Meeting
It is meeting night for the Trenton City Council, and
that meeting will include a Tax Rate Hearing. The Trenton City Council
meeting will start at 7:00 pm at Trenton City Hall. City Administrator Kerry
Sampson says tonight's tax rate hearing includes a request for the same rate
as last year.
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Also on the agenda, an ordinance will be presented to
adopt the rate. The Council will also consider an ordinance to continue the
Hanger Lease with LifeFlight Eagle.
Bids will be awarded for electric poles, the mayor will
lead a discussion for a gas extension on Serendipity and Sampson says
Trenton's Mayor will lead a discussion on allowing boats, but not gas
engines on the big reservoir.
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An executive session is planned for a personnel matter
4th Forum For R-II Facilities Set
The next public forum for the Chillicothe R-II School
District's long range facilities plan will be September 17th. Superintendent
Dr Roger Barnes says this is the fourth forum.
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Barnes says the facility plan includes a potential bond
issue that would be on the ballot in the spring of 2016.
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The fourth Community Forum for the Chillicothe R-II
School District is September 17th at 6:30 pm at the Performing Arts Center.
Fund Raiser Starts Saturday
The Farmers Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund, or AYBF,
dinner and auction is this Saturday. Spokesperson Chasity Anderson says they
have several great items donated to help raise funds to help children.
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The Dinner and Auction will be Saturday. Doors open at
5:00, the dinner is at 6:00 and the auction is at 7:00 pm.
Anderson says the annual Golf Tournament is Monday the
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For dinner tickets or to register for the Golf
Tournament, call the Farmers Electric Office at 646-4281.
NCMC Board Tax Rate Hearing and Board Meeting
The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustee's
meet Tuesday for a regular meeting and Tax Rate Hearing.
The hearing on the Tax Rate is at 5:15 pm at the Frey
Administrative Center. The public is welcome to comment and the proposed
The regular meeting will follow at 5:30. That agenda
includes several reports to the board, the awarding of the NISOD Medal and a
presentation by Ellison-Auxier Architects.
Old business includes the approval of the 2015 Tax Levy
and a change to the board policy manual.
New business includes ATI invoices and personnel
An executive session is also planned if it is needed.
The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustee's
is Tuesday at 5:15 for the tax rate hearing at 5:30 for the regular meeting
Marceline Man Injured in Accident
A Marceline man had moderate injuries in a single
vehicle accident Saturday morning. Twenty year old Dakota Heaney of
Marceline was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment of moderate
injuries from the accident at about 3:20 am Saturday. The Highway Patrol
reports Heaney was northbound on Highway 5 when he drove off the left side
of the road, struck an embankment, sign and then went airborne and hit the
ground. He was wearing a safety belt at the time of the accident.
Chillicothe Police Report
Animal neglect, protection order and theft are a few of
the items in the report from the Chillicothe Police Department.
Thursday, officers assisted the Juvenile Officer in the
100 block of Brunswick. Officers found malnourished animals at the home.
Animal control removed eight cats and two small dogs and cited Courtney
Archer for alleged animal neglect.
Officers investigated a report of theft in the 300
block of South Washington Street. They were also advised of a property
Laquinton Johnson was arrested following a report of
alleged violation of a protection order in the 1000 block of Graves Street.
Burglary in the 1500 block of Webster is under
Sunday, officers took a report of a local resident that
fell victim to a computer scam. They had applied for a loan on line and sent
a money gram to an address in California that turned out to be a vacant
building the money gram went to an address in Canada.
September Street Closings
A couple of events in Chillicothe will close streets in
the Month of September.
The Chillicothe Police Department says on September
19th is the Kiwanis Kids Day Parade. The parade requires Webster Street to
be closed from 9:00 to 11:00 am between Washington and Locust Streets. When
the parade starts, they will close Washington Street from Webster to Clay,
Clay Street from Washington to Locust and Locust from Clay to Webster.
September 20th, Locust Street will be closed to traffic
from Ann to Clay Street for the 2nd anniversary celebration for Life Point
Church. The Street Closing is from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm.
An accident, arrest and property damage are in the
Chillicothe Police Department report for Friday.
Officers arrested Madison D Lowery in the 900 block of
Sunnyview on a Livingston County warrant for alleged endangering the welfare
of a child. She posted bond and was released.
The investigation of property damage reported August
3rd in the 1200 block of Webster Street is complete. Friday, Chillicothe
Police officers arrested Cody M Lamp for alleged property damage. He was
cited and released.
No injuries were reported in an accident on Vine Street
near Fifteenth. The accident happened when a driver backed from a driveway
and hit a parked car.
One Injured In Accident Near Trenton
A St. Joseph resident had minor injuries in an accident near
Trenton Friday afternoon. State Troopers report Brent Thiel of St. Joseph
refused treatment for minor injuries at the scene of the accident on
Missouri Highway 6, five miles east of Trenton. The accident happened when a
vehicle driven by 19 year old Jaclyn Durbin of Chillicothe was westbound and
had slowed for a flagman in a construction zone. Thiel did not slow
appropriately and attempted to avoid a collision by pulling to the left and
hit the Durbin vehicle. Durbin was not injured.
Troopers Report One Arrest In The Local Area
A DeWitt man was arrested by State Troopers Friday
night in Carroll County. Forty-nine year old Richard Harper was taken to the
Ray County Jail on the arrest for alleged DWI and failing to drive on the
right half of the roadway.
Restrictions For Mussel Fork Bridge
The 88 year old Mussel Fork River Bridge on US 24 near
Keytesville is now restricted to 35 tons. The Missouri Department of
Transportation reduced the weight limit due to significant deterioration of
the bridges superstructure and substructure. MoDOT says ALL motorists must
observe the new weight limit.
The Mussel Fork River Bridge carries an average daily
load of 1600 vehicles. MoDOT says the bridge is not currently scheduled for
replacement. Northwest District Engineer Don Wichern says the number one
concern is safety and if the bridge was not safe it would be closed. If
further deterioration is found in future inspections, the weight limit could
be lowered further.
Projects In The Local Counties
The Missouri Department of Transportation will work on
a variety of projects throughout the northwest part of the state in the
coming week. That will include pothole patching, mowing, signage operations,
pavement repairs, drainage work and shoulder work across the entire area.
Some of the specific projects in the local counties include
Resurfacing continues on Missouri 116, from Route 33 in Clinton County to
Route D all week. A pilot car will direct motorists through the work zone.
There are two Culvert Replacement projects. Route J will be closed from
Holly Street to Kidder Road on Tuesday. Route BB will be closed from Tri
County Line Road to Sale Barn Road on Thursday.
Bridge Maintenance will have US 65 CLOSED at the US 24 / Highway 10 Bridge,
Monday through Thursday.
Bridge Maintenance on Route B at Interstate 35 will continue Monday and
Tuesday, with a 16-foot width restriction.
The resurfacing of Missouri Highway 6 in Grundy and Sullivan Counties
continues weekdays from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm the road is reduced to a single
lane during the working hours and a pilot car will guide traffic through the