Streets Grant is awarded to the City of Chillicothe. City Administrator
Ike Holland says the grant covers specific services and it has no hard
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Holland says the grant will assist the city with their long range
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Holland says the grant is funded in part through the Missouri
Department of Health and Senior Services (MODHSS). He says there will be a
public meeting in June..
FFA Degree Recipients
Fourteen of the Chillicothe FFA members have fully qualified
and will receive their State FFA Degree in Columbia later this week. The
State FFA Degree is the highest degree that the Missouri FFA Association
can give to its members and is awarded to the top three percent of the
total State FFA membership each year.
The 2014 recipients of the State FFA Degree in Chillicothe include:
Brandon Bothwell son of Barrie and Julie Bothwell,
Ben Burtch son of Tony Burtch and Amy Anderson,
Matt Dupy son of Todd and Dawn Dupy,
Gillen Gates son of Gil and Karen Gates,
Maggie Graves daughter of Jason and Andrea Graves,
Tucker Jones son of Todd and Christine Jones,
Alicia Kieffer daughter of Robert and Michelle Kieffer,
Quinten Lewis son of Clint and Angela Lewis,
Jami Loney daughter of Nelson and Lesli Loney,
Anthony Peniston son of Tony Peniston and Brandy Peniston,
Faith Peters daughter of Bob and Berta Peters,
Paige Peters daughter of Bob and Berta Peters,
Walker Thomas son of Paul and Dorcus Thomas, and
Elizabeth Warren daughter of Laura Warren.
Livingston County Commissioners meet meets with two Steves Tuesday
morning. The commissioners are meeting in regular session at 9:30 am in
the commission room of the courthouse. At 10:00 am, they will meet with
Steve Shoot and Steve Holt. Other items on the agenda include county road
and bridge matters and administrative and departmental duties..
Attempted Abduction 04/21 6am
A Chula man was arrested after an attempted
kidnapping on Thursday. The incident happened in the 1000 block of Graves
Street, when a man attempted to take a child from a shopping cart in the
business. The officers used store surveillance to identify the suspect and
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Randall W Grey of Chula for the alleged
attempted abduction. Grey is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail with
bond set at $5,000
Report 04/21 6am
Assault on an officer and child abuse
are just a couple of items in the report from the Chillicothe Police
Officers arrested Joel Kellison in the 700 block of
Webster for alleged assault on an officer, resisting arrest and a peace
disturbance. The report states Kellison attempted to assault both an
officer and deputy. He is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail with
bond set at $25,000.
Child abuse was reported in the 200 block of Wilson
Street. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Richard K Perry for
alleged child abuse. He is held pending the filing of formal charges.
Officers arrested Aimee Jacoby for alleged driving while suspended and no
Sydney Harrison was arrested for alleged driving while under the influence
of solvents. The arrest was in the area of Washington and Fairway.
Brian Gatson was cited for alleged expires license and
no proof of insurance.
A report of a dog bite was investigated in the 1300
block of Miller Avenue. The report indicates the dog is properly licensed
and vaccinated. Officers also found a wallet in the 400 block of Park Lane
and it was returned.
Troopers Arrest Three 04/21 6am
State Troopers reported three arrests over the weekend.
Saturday, Troopers in Caldwell County arrested 28 year old Charles
D Turner of Kingston at about 10:40 pm for alleged Possession of
marijuana, Possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while suspended.
He was taken to the Caldwell County Jail on a 24 hour hold.
In Carroll County at about 1:30 am, Troopers arrested 52 year old Sterling
T Blakeley of Columbia was arrested for alleged DWI, Driving While
Revoked, Speeding and No Seatbelt. He was processed and released.
In Chariton County at about 3:00 am, 22 year old Henrietta A Parker of
Salisbury was arrested for alleged DWI. She was taken to the Chariton
County Jail pending the posting of bond.
Brush Fire 04/21 6am
A grass fire Saturday afternoon on LIV 259
burned about an acre. The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to the
mutual aid request from the Wheeling Fire Department at about 2:15 and
arrived about 8 minutes later to find a fire in the grass and timber. The
fire had started on the neighbor’s property and had spread. The fire crews
were on the scene for about 45 minutes.
House Fire on Walnut 04/21 6am
Fire damaged a home at 508 Walnut Friday
night. At about 11:35, Chillicothe Fire Fighters received the call for the
fire and arrived to find the residents were out of the house and smoke
coming from the building. The fire was in a bedroom and fire fighters used
a couple hand lines to put the fire out. Fire damage was limited to the
bedroom, but there was heat and smoke damage throughout the home. The
cause of the fire was undetermined, but the report states it is not
suspicious in nature. The fire crew was on the scene for a little more
than two hours. Damage was estimated at $40,000.
MHP Accident and Arrest Reports 04/19 6am
A fourteen year old girl was injured in a
single vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Caldwell County. Marisa A
Fjorgey of Hamilton was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 16 year old
Joseph Melton of Hamilton. At about 2:40 pm, they were northbound on
County Road 1, south of Kidder when Melton went off the right side of the
road and overcorrected, crossing the road and striking an embankment and
fence. Melton was not injured, but Fjorgey was taken to Cameron Regional
Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. They were both wearing seatbelts
at the time of the accident.
Troopers also reported one arrest on Friday.
At 5:45 pm, in Sullivan County, troopers arrested 32 year old Phillip W
Sheppard of Browning for alleged unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He
was taken to the Sullivan County Jail, processed and released.
School Incidents 04/19 6am
The Chillicothe School Resource Officers
reported a couple incidents on April 15th, one at the middle school and
the other at the alternative school.
At the Alternative School, there was a report
of a student with a switchblade. The report states there were no threats
made, but it was a violation and a report was sent to the prosecuting
attorney and the administration.
At the Chillicothe Middle School, there was a
report of a child receiving discipline that was allegedly writing about a
bomb at the school. The report states there was never any danger to other
students and the child said it was a joke. A report was sent to the
juvenile office and administrative action was taken. The child’s parents
were also advised of the situation.
Sheriff’s Report 04/19 6am
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department
report includes a report of stolen gun and unusual behavior, along with
Thursday, deputies assisted the Chillicothe
Police with an investigation of unusual behavior towards a child from a
stranger at a local business. The investigation continues.
Tampering with a witness was investigated. The
incident allegedly took place at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail and
involved a detainee form Livingston County. Evidence was provided by the
Jail Staff and a report was sent to the prosecuting attorney.
A handgun was reported stolen from a Chula
location. That investigation continues.
Identity theft was reported when a debit card number was used without the
An ATV was found abandon near the Grand River.
The ATV was seized by the sheriff’s office and they are working to
determine the owner.
Arrests in the report include:
61 year old Leonard Eugene Stumph of Dawn for alleged failure to appear
and alleged violation of a protection order.
42 year old Jeffery W Huffman of Dawn was arrested for alleged probation
21 year old Ashley Nicole Allnutt of Chillicothe was arrested for alleged
failing to obey a judge’s orders while on bond for another charge.
Library Craft Program 04/19 6am
A Mother’s Day Crafternoon will be held May
6th at the Livingston County Library Children’s Department. Children ages
5-7 are invited to the library from 3:45 to 4:45 to work on a few Mother’s
Day crafts that would be appropriate for any special person in your
child’s life. Registration opens Monday, April 21st and ends Friday, May
2nd. You can register by calling the Children’s Department at
Both meetings are open to the public.
Firefighters Called to Gas Odor
Chillicothe Fire Fighters responded to a report of
a gaseous odor at a home at 1599 Litton Road. The call came in about 4:40
pm Thursday and the home owner, Steve Kerns, told the fire fighters there
was an odor of methane in the home. The odor appeared to be coming from
near a gas pipe. The department turned off the propane tank, furnace and
water heater and then ventilated the home. They were on the scene for
about 40 minutes.
Street Closing Sunday in Chillicothe
A portion of Locust Street will be closed Sunday Morning. The
Chillicothe Police Department approved the closing of the 400 block of
Locust from 7:00 am to Noon at the request of Life Point Church, for part
of their Easter celebration.
Chillicothe Farmers Market Opens May 3rd
The Chillicothe Farmers Market will start the 2014
season on May 3rd. Market Master Beth Weidner says Chillicothe Farmers
Market is a 28 year tradition.
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The vendors at the farmers market are members that have
paid a fee to be able to sell that day. Weidner says they welcome new
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The Chillicothe Farmers Market runs every Saturday,
rain or shine, from May 3rd to the end of October. To find out more, call
Beth Weidner at 660-622-4289 or stop by the market and she will be happy
to talk to you.
Livingston County Commissioners Agendas
The Livingston County Commissioners meet
Tuesday and Thursday of next week in regular session. The meetings begin
at 9:30 am. Tuesday, at 10:00 am, they will meet with Steve Shoot and
Steve Holt. Thursday at 10:00 they will attend the Work Ready Community
Meeting at Chillicothe City Hall.
Carrollton Town Council Agenda
The Carrollton Town Board meets Monday with a
heavy agenda. The meeting will start at 6:00 pm at Carrollton City Hall.
The agenda includes an appointment for the Third Ward Council Seat,
approve the election results, have discussions on the airport and discuss
a utilities issue for the Beef and Pork building.
Old business includes discussions on the Emergency
Management Position and time clock information. The will be several
reports presented and the mayor will make a recommendation for the City
Works Board. He will also present information about a milling machine
rental, street repairs and about the municipal clerk’s position. An
executive session is planned as part of the meeting.
Chillicothe Police Daily Report
An unattended death and a couple arrests are in the
Chillicothe Police Department Report for Thursday.
Officers were called to the 200 block of Business 36 to
investigate the unattended death. They were assisted by Emergency Services
and the Livingston County Coroner. The investigation continues.
Lost property was reported in the 600 block of Walnut.
David Ray Gamble was arrested in the 400 block of
Webster for alleged failure to appear on an original charge of alleged
tampering with a vehicle.
Gay Nell Owens was arrested in the 800 block of Easton on a
Livingston County Probation and Parole warrant.
Amanda Dawn Holley was cited for allowing her pit bull
dog running at large, owning or possessing a pit bull type dog in the city
limits and having a dog without a license.
New Girls Coach, Other School Staff Changes
The Chillicothe R-II School Board approved
the hiring for several staff positions. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes
made the following announcements of Staff hirings
Megan Claybrook - High School English
Andrea Wentzel and Amy Hoffstetter – Part time Speech Language Pathologist
Darren Smith - Middle School Health, Elementary PE and Girls Varsity
Basketball Head Coach. When asked why there was a change in the Girls
Basketball coaching position, Doctor Roger Barnes said it is a personnel
matter and it would be unethical for him to comment.
KCHI was aware of the coaching changes early in the
week, however KCHI was asked to hold the information until Friday. In
keeping with media integrity, KCHI honored the school’s request to not
publicize the coaching change until today.
Purdin Man Dies in Accident
A Purdin man died in an accident Thursday
evening in Linn County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 77 year old
Jerry Barrows suffered a medical condition at about 5:45 pm on Globe Road
near Linneus. The vehicle went off the road and struck a fence. Barrows
was wearing a safety belt. His body was taken to Wright-Baker Hill Funeral
Burn Ban Lifted In Livingston County
The Burn Ban in Livingston County was lifted at
6:00 this morning. The Livingston County Commissioners had issued the burn
ban due to the high winds on Wednesday and very dry conditions. While the
winds have calmed considerably, the area has not received a lot of rain,
but area land owners should be able to burn responsibly.
In Chillicothe, burning of yard waste, vegetation, tree
limbs and natural materials is allowed, but the person doing the burning
needs to be attending the fire. Burning of garbage is prohibited.
If you have questions about burning, call the
Chillicothe Fire Department at 646-2139
Chillicothe Park Board Meetings
The Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Board and the
Tree Advisory Board are meeting Monday in regular session. The Park Board
meets at 5:15 at city hall. The agenda includes continued discussions on a
memorial dog park and the department’s long range park plan. New business
includes the report from the Parks Director Josh Norris.
At 6:00, the Tree Advisory Board will meet with two
agenda items. The first is a discussion on Tree Carvings at Simpson Park;
the other is a discussion on the Memorial Tree Fund.
Breastfeeding Friendly Locations
Several Chillicothe businesses have been designated
and recognized as Breastfeeding Friendly location. The Livingston County
Health Center in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Health and
Senior Services has launched a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite award
program. The program goals are to recognize those businesses, increase
awareness about the Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for worksite
lactation support and provide assistance to employers wanting to their
lactation support benefits.
The health center has identified five area businesses
that provide a “Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. Awards have been
presented to Hy-Vee, North Central Missouri College, Grand River Health
Care, Livingston County Health Center, and Chillicothe Correctional Center.
Chillicothe City Wide Clean Up
The second week of Chillicothe's annual city
wide cleanup starts next Wednesday. Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Refuse
Department Director Troy Figg says the city wide clean-up will be held
Wednesday April 23rd and Saturday the 26th.
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Figg says the hours are from 8:00 am to Noon and
1:00 - 4:00 pm on each of the days. If you have questions about the
Chillicothe City Wide Clean-up, call the CMU office at 646-1683.
Board of Public Works Meeting
The Chillicothe Board of Public Works meets Tuesday morning in regular
session. The meeting will start at 7:00 am at the CMU Office. The agenda
includes reports from the department heads and general manager. The agenda
also includes an executive session if it is needed. The Board of Public
Works meetings are open the public.
Hamilton Teen Injured in Car Wreck 04/17 6:00am
A Hamilton teen had minor injuries in a rollover
accident in Caldwell County Wednesday. At about 7:30 am, Troopers were
called to investigate the accident that left 16 year old McKenzie C Wilson
with minor injuries. The report states she was westbound on old US 36 when
she went off the road , over corrected and slid sideways, then off the
road backwards and struck an embankment causing the car to overturn.
Wilson was taken to Hedrick Medical Center by private vehicle.
New Parks Employees in Chillicothe 04/17 6:00am
The Chillicothe Parks Department has 86 new
employees for the summer. The Chillicothe City Council approved the hiring
of seasonal help that was recommended by Parks Director Josh Norris. The
new hires include 45 lifeguards for Chilli Bay Water Park, 21 concession
workers and others for the pool. They also hired two grounds keepers and
three for seasonal mowing to keeps Chillicothe’s six parks and two
downtown green spaces well kept, clean and inviting for the community.
Chillicothe Police Daily Report 04/17 6:00am
Four arrests and a report of theft are in the
report from the Chillicothe Police Department.
Boyd Gabel was arrested in the 800 block of
Washington Street on a Buchanan County warrant for alleged non-support.
Randy Campbell was arrested in the 600 block of Walnut
on a probation and parole warrant.
Mark Lohman was arrested in the 400 block of Paul
Street on a warrant for alleged stealing.
Shoplifting was reported in the 1000 block of Graves
Street. Officers arrested Jason L Lovett for alleged stealing.
Officers also took a report of also theft in the 1200
block of Washington. The item was returned and the owner refused to