From Vehicle Investigated In Chillicothe
The Chillicothe Police Department investigated theft
from vehicles over the weekend. Sergeant Curtis Hays from the Chillicothe
Police Department says they were contacted about items taken from
Hays says you can protect your
valuables with a few simple actions.
<Audio: Hays 2>
Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples says it's very simple - Lock It Or
Ordinances For Grass Length and Grass Clippings
The City of Chillicothe has an ordinance for the length
of you lawn and another that talks clippings in the street.
Chillicothe's Code Enforcement Officer, Tammy Venneman says the maximum
height for the grass in your yard 7 inches.
Venneman says if the property owner
continues to have violation, an administrative fee is attached to the
letter sent out. That fee continues to grow with each occurrence to a
maximum of $500.
When you do cut your lawn,
Venneman says watch where the grass clippings are thrown. She says keep
them out of the street.
<Audio: Venneman 2>
Grass clippings in the street can be washed down the street in a storm and
plug up the storm sewer grates and cause flooding of streets and private
Citywide Clean-Up Contineus Wednesday & Saturday
The second week of the Chillicothe Citywide Clean-Up is
this week. CMU Refuse Director Troy Figg says in the first week, they
collected about 175 tons of refuse. Figg says on average the total for the
two weeks is about 242 tons.
Clean-Up continues Wednesday and Saturday.
Figg says the Chillicothe Citywide
Clean-Up is for Chillicothe
Residents Only. This is NOT open to the entire
Two Injured In Weekend Accidents Around The Area
A Cowgill teen had minor injuries in a single vehicle
accident Saturday afternoon in Caldwell County. Sixteen year old Lillian
Jeffers was taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment following the accident
on Soo Line road, west of Cowgill. According to the Highway Patrol, at
about 3:50 pm Jeffers was westbound and slid on the gravel and
overcorrected. She went off the road and her car overturned onto its top.
She was wearing a safety belt.
woman had minor injures in a single vehicle accident in Lafayette County
Saturday evening. At about 5:50 pm, 54 year old Cheryl Ford was southbound
on Missouri Highway 23 and drove off the right side of the road. She
overcorrected a couple times and her car overturned in the roadway. She
was taken to Lafayette Regional Hospital. She was wearing a safety belt.
Troopers Arrest Five Over The Weekend
State Troopers report several arrests over the weekend
in the area counties.
Friday, in Pettis
County, state Troopers arrested 41 year old Jason Beach of Carrollton for
alleged DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia and careless and imprudent
driving resulting in an accident. He was released to Bothwell Hospital for
treatment on minor injuries. The other driver was not injured.
Saturday at about 7:20 pm in Livingston County, troopers arrested 41 year
old John Young of Chillicothe for alleged DWI - aggravated offender,
leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in property damage of more
than $1000, driving while revoked and careless and imprudent driving. He
was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Saturday at about 10:55 pm, Troopers in Caldwell County arrested 28 year
old Jerid James of Hamilton for alleged no valid license. He was held at
the Caldwell County Detention Center.
at about 12:30 am, 39 year old Rusty Hudson of Polo was arrested in
Caldwell County for alleged DWI - persistent offender and speeding. He was
held at the Caldwell County Detention Center.
Sunday at about 2:35 am, 21 year old Charles Hoffman of Trenton was
arrested in Johnson County for alleged DWI and speeding. He was processed
Chillicothe Fire Calls For Saturday
Chillicothe Fire Fighters responded to two fires
At about 10:10 am, fire fighters
were called to 15056 LIV
3048 for a grass fire. They arrived in about
10 minutes to find about five acres burning. The fire began as a
controlled burn that got out of control. Hale fire department was called
for mutual aid. The departments were on the scene for about 15 minutes.
At about 6:50 pm, fire fighters were called to the north Casey's for a
fire in a bathroom. The fire crew arrived in about 2 minutes to find smoke
and a pile of paper towels smoldering. A fire extinguisher had already
been used on the fire. The fire started in the trash can and spread to the
paper towels above. They were not able to determine the cause of the fire.
The scene was turned over the police department. The fire crew was on the
scene for about 25 minutes.
More Fire Calls Sunday
The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to several
calls for service Sunday.
Sunday at about 2:40
pm, fire fighters were called to a location on LIV 512 for a vehicle and
grass fire. They arrived after about 20 minutes to find both vehicle had
burned and there was about 10 acres of grass burning. Chillicothe called
Jamesport and Lock Springs fire departments for mutual aid. The vehicles
were a total loss. The fire department was on the scene for about 90
Sunday at about 4:20 pm, a grass fire
was reported at 240 Southwest Drive in Chillicothe. The fire crew arrived
in two minutes and found fire about 3 feet from the home. The home owner
and a neighbor were spraying water on the fire. The fire crew put out the
fire that started as a brush pile burning and had spread across the yard.
Some metal siding on the home was damaged. The fire crew was on the scene
for about 15 minutes.
Sunday at about 5:20
pm, A grass fie was reported at 3896 LIV 514. The fire crew arrived after
20 minutes to find two areas of uncontrolled burning on open fields and
timber. The fire had started as a controlled burn that got out of control.
The fire crew was on the scene for about 90 minutes.
Fire fighters also responded to the Strand Hotel Sunday at about 2:50 pm
for someone stuck in an elevator. The found two people stuck on the lift
from the garage to the basement. A ladder was used to rescue the couple.
The were on the scene for about 10 minutes.
Injury Accident - Driver Arrested
A single vehicle accident near Chula resulted in a
passenger with serious injuries and the driver arrested. The accident
happened at about 10:55 pm Friday on Route V, just north of Chula.
Troopers report fifty-two year old Laura Revels of Laredo had serious
injuries in the accident and was flown to Truman Medical Center in Kansas
City for treatment. The Driver, fifty-three year old Donald Graybeal of
Laredo had moderate injuries and was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for
According to the Highway Patrol,
Graybeal was northbound on Route V, when he crossed the center line and
went off the road, struck the ditch and then crossed the road where his
pick-up came to rest. They were not wearing safety belts.
Troopers also arrested Graybeal for alleged DWI, failure to drive on the
right side of the road resulting in an accident, vehicular assault,
driving while suspended and no seatbelt. He was released for treatment at
The Chillicothe Police Department report for Thursday
includes several investigations and arrests.
At 02:35 A.M. Officers responded to the 1200 block of Webster Street in
reference to a domestic disturbance. As a result, Officers arrested
William Dyer for alleged domestic assault. Dyer was transferred to Daviess
DeKalb Regional Jail on a 24 hour hold.
06:57 A.M. Officers located an unresponsive female in the 10 block of
Jackson Street. Officers summoned Chillicothe EMS to the scene and then
assisted them with transporting her to Hedrick Medical Center.
At 09:09 A.M. Officers received a report of stolen property in the 100
block of Webster Street. The investigation is on going.
At 09:48 A.M. Officers began an investigation in the 1400 block of Fair
Street in reference to possible child neglect. The investigation is
At 09:56 A.M. Officers began an
investigation of peace disturbance in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street.
The investigation is on going.
At 10:14 A.M.
Officers received a report of a motor vehicle accident that took place on
private property in the 1700 block of Locust Street.
At 07:16 P.M. Officers received a report of stealing in the 600 block of
Business 36. The suspects have been identified and the investigation is on
At 07:41 P.M. Officers received a
report of stealing in the 1500 block of Spring Hill. Investigation is on
FFA Winners At The State Convention
The Chillicothe FFA has several students participating
in the 90th annual Missouri State FFA convention in Columbia. Some of the
local winners include:
Lane Peters of Dawn, son of Robby and
Maria Peters, won the Missouri FFA Specialty Animal Production Proficiency
Award. Peters raises zebras, Brazilian raccoons, Barbary sheep and black
Liberty Cox, a senior at Chillicothe High School, daughter of
Joseph and Terria Cox, won the Missouri FFA Small Animal Production and
Care Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award. Her
project consists of breeding and caring for various breeds of dogs
including Collies, Toy Australian Shepherds, Havanese, Poodles, Chowskis
Cameron Moore of Chillicothe, daughter of Rusty and Tammy Moore,
won the Equine Science Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award. Her project
included horse training and raising. She has miniature ponies and has
quarter horses she trains for customers and children. She breeds her
miniatures, raises the babies and train them for children. She also gives
riding lessons to all ages and helps people train problem horses.
Colton Peel of Chillicothe, son of
Aaron and Alcy Peel, took second-place in the Landscape Management
Proficiency. His project working for a local lawn care and landscaping
company, working on irrigation systems completing tasks like installation,
repairing leaks and replacing sprinkler heads.
Trenton City Council Meets Monday Evening
The Trenton city Council meets Monday to consider five
ordinances and to consider revisions to several building and construction
codes. The Council meets Monday at 7:00 pm at City Hall.
on the agenda include:
agreement with Nestle for the acquisition of equipment at the Con Agra
plant using industrial revenue bonds totaling $75 million dollars.
Setting the schedule of fees for building permits and inspections.
An engineering agreement with Burns and McDonnell for water treatment
An amendment to the
appointment term for the Fire Chief, to make it a permeant appointment.
And an ordinance for the purchase of motor controls.
Discussions on the water tower
painting projects, utilities for the women's shelter, setting utility
rates and the waiting period for the update on the building and
An executive session is
Road Work For May 23rd -27th
The Missouri Department of Transportation has several
roadwork projects scheduled for the northwest part of the state. In the
local counties MoDOT will have many pothole patching projects. Other work
planned by MoDOT in the local counties includes:
US 36 - Bridge maintenance at the Long Branch Bridge, April 23 - 26
Route J - Drainage work from County Road 11 to the city limits of Hale,
Route J - Pavement marking from US 65
to Route J, April 24 - 25. This includes a 10-foot width restriction.
Route 5 - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Route E to Route D, April
Route KK - CLOSED for a culvert
replacement from Flat Road to Slough Road, April 26 - 27
Route M - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Halley Road to Hahn Road,
Route 11 - Bridge maintenance at the
US 36 overpass, April 23 - 26
Route M - CLOSED
for a culvert replacement from Route O (Sullivan County) to Ivory Road,
Route M - CLOSED for a culvert
replacement from Ivory Road to Indy Road, April 26.
Route M - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Indy Road to Iron Road,
Route H - Pavement marking from US 65 to Route 139, April 24 - 25. This
includes a 10-foot width restriction.
Route W - CLOSED for a
culvert replacement from Parkway Road to Providence Road, April 24.
Route W - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Rainbow Road to Robin
Road, April 25.
Chillicothe Prom & After Prom Is Saturday
The Chillicothe High School Prom and After Prom are
Saturday. Principal Brian Sherrow says they look forward to a good safe
weekend for the students. He says Prom begins Saturday at 7:00 at the
Performing Arts Center with the Grand March.
Prom is at the Litton ag Center from
8:00 to 11:00. When Prom ends, Sherrow encourages those attending Prom to
come to the high school for the After Prom Party.
<Audio: Sherrow 2>
The Chillicothe High School Prom is Saturday night.
Special School Board Meeting Set For May 7th 4/20
The Chillicothe R-II School Board will meet in special
session before Graduation. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the Board
will meet May 7th.
Barnes says the construction work
could begin shortly after the school year ends as summer school will be at
Field School and the High School.
Smat Connections For Caregivers
The Livingston County Health Center and Livingston
County Library are offering the Smart Connections® class series, each
Friday in June. The program will be in the Livingston County Library
Children’s Department and is offered free of charge.
Smart Connections® is a program from Trauma Smart® for caregivers to
connect, network and enhance skills in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere.
Anyone who deals with kids can add tools to address challenging behaviors
as well as to increase connection with your child.
The instructor is Mary Taylor, RN and Maternal Child Health Coordinator at
the Health Center. The classes will be held every Friday in June from
10:00 to 11:00 am. Classes include: "Managing the Ups & Downs"; "Reading
the Signs"; "Creating Comfort"; "Encouraging Growth"; and "Feelings
Smart Connections® complements the
Trauma Smart program implemented in Chillicothe R-II grades Kindergarten
through 5th grade. The project was funded by the Livingston County Health
Center, Chillicothe R-II School District and special funding from the
Three Fire Calls For Local Fire Fighters
Chillicothe Fire Department responded for a few calls,
including one at 4:15 Friday morning.
call was to 111 Tenth Street for a deck fire. The fire crew arrived to
find the home owner putting water on the fire. The fire crew cut part of
the deck away to get at the fire underneath. They were on the scene for
about 35 minutes. They reported moderate damage to the deck and outside of
Thursday at about 1:50 pm, Fire
fighters were called to 8556 LIV 515 - in the Lock Springs Fire District
to provide mutual aid for a barn fire. The barn had already collapsed and
there was grass burning. They were on the scene for nearly an hour.
Thursday at about 7:15 pm, fire fighters were called to the Chillicothe
Housing Unit at 527 St. Louis Street for a fire. The neighbor had called
because of a smoke detector sounding. The fire crew arrived to find some
food burning on the stove. A fan was used to clear the smoke. They were on
the scene for about 25 minutes.
Street Wine Walk And Concert
04A Wine Walk and Concert are planned in Down Town
Chillicothe on May 18th. Pam Jarding with Main Street says the Wine Walks
are very popular.
Jarding says the concert is at
Silver Moon Plaza and Main Street partnered with the Chillicothe Area Arts
Council to make this a free concert featuring Abby Road Warriors.
The concert will have food, drinks and
a cash bar available for the public. For more information, call the Main
Street Office at 646-4071.
Field Principal and Other Resignations
One of Chillicothe's Elementary School Principals will
be a Principal in Maryville next year. Philip Pohren, the current Field
School Principal's resignation was accepted by the Chillicothe R-II School
Board in Tuesday's executive session. Pohren will be Principal at
Maryville's Eugene Field Elementary Principal for the 2018/19 school year.
Other teacher resignations accepted during Tuesdays Board executive
Erin Pohren, elementary art teacher
middle school social studies
Betty Kim Foster - middle school special
Reid Stephens - high school math
were several extra duty retirements and resignations. They include:
Quincy Vinson - 7th grade girls basketball coach
Todd Jennings - middle
school assistant football coach
Reid Stephens - freshman head football
Shaylee Rademacher - middle school cheer sponsor
Stanfield - GRTS Welding Assistant
Madison Schafer - MS
Marylyn Evans - Field School Cafeteria manager -
James (Rick) McCully - Dewey Custodian - Retire
School Board Hires Four In Executive Session
The Chillicothe R-II School Board approved hiring for
four positions in the district during their executive session Tuesday. The
new hires, who will start in the new school year, include:
Michael Creekmore - Special Ed Teacher - TLC (alternative school)
Brooklyn Stevens - Elem/MS guidance counselor
Quincy Vinson - freshman girls basketball coach
Drakien Wilson - GRTS Welding Assistant
Run-Away Child Located In Chillicothe
Chillicothe Police Department located a runaway child
Thirteen year old Tray Vione
Jamar Bernard Colum Suber was reported missing Thursday from the 200 block
of Garfield Street. He was found unharmed at about 10:30 pm in the area of
3rd and Walnut.
Arrest and Two Accidents In Police Report
The Chillicothe Police Department report for Wednesday
includes 111 calls for service. There was one arrest and two accidents
At 12:20 am, Officers investigated a reported burglary in the
600 block of Williams St.
Just before 8:00 am, a two vehicle accident
was reported at Ryan Lane and Washington St. There were no injuries.
9:45 am, Officer investigated a report of burglary or trespassing in the
800 block of Walnut St.
At 9:45 am, Officer also received report of
theft from home in 700 block of Clay St.
At 12:30 pm, Officers
investigated a report of trespassing in the100 block of Herriman St.
about 2:00 pm, Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300
block of Webster St. The suspects were gone when officers arrived.
2:35 pm, Officers made a well-being check in the 1600 block of Springhill.
3:00 pm, Officer investigated a two vehicle accident on the Chillicothe
High School Parking Lot. No Injuries were reported
At 4:15 pm, an
officer was bitten by a dog while inside a home in the 300 block of
Webster St. The bite was to the inner, right forearm.
At 6:40 pm, an
investigation on Webster St result in an arrest on a warrant. Kyle Case
was processed and taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
School District Health Insurance Going Up
The Chillicothe R-II School district health insurance
rates are going up. The Chillicothe School Board approved an increase of
8.4%. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they are staying with the same
carrier and group.
Barnes says the health insurance
group for the district required the increase to cover the continued rise
in health coverage.
Garden Club Hosting Earth Day Extravaganza
The Chillicothe Garden Club is sponsoring an "Earth Day
Extravaganza," Saturday, April 28th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Simpson
Boy Scout Troop #121 will be presenting
"Stream Team-Caring for the Environment"
Scout Troop #2231 will have crafts, face painting, free trees and flower
4-H clubs will be doing crafts, and
"Planting for Birds, Butterflies and Pollinators".
North Missouri Center for Youth and Families will be doing a program on
"Introducing Children to Gardening".
event will include several drawings for special prizes. The public is
encouraged to attend. If you need more information, call Chillicothe
Garden Club President Mary Damm, at 646-3121.
Chillicothe Woman Injured In Roll Over Accident
The Chillicothe Fire department responded to an
accident on LIV 228 at 6:40 this morning. The Fire crew arrived to find
the vehicle on its side with the driver, 20 year old Taisia Zieger Pagliai
of Chillicothe was still inside the vehicle. According to the Highway
Patrol, the accident happened as she was eastbound on LIV 228, crested a
hill and went crossed the centerline. She overcorrected and the vehicle
skidded off the southside of the road, hit an embankment and overturned
onto the driver’s side.
The fire crew used
glass cutter to remove the windshield and used a saw to remove part of the
roof of the car. Zieger Pagliai was removed from the car placed on a back
board. She was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of moderate
IRS Recommends A Withholding Check-Up
As the federal tax filing season is over, the IRS is
urging tax payers to check their withholding from their pay check. Michael
Devine from the IRS says it is a simple process.
Devine says after completing the
paycheck check-up, you can update your w4 with your employer to set the
CMS Bookfair Ends Friday
Chillicothe Middle School's annual Scholastic
"Buy-One-Get-One Free" Book Fair bends Friday at the CMS library. Each
student will have at least two opportunities to visit the book fair with
their Reading/Language Arts classes. In addition to regular school hours,
the book fair will be open before school at 7:30 a.m. and after school
until 3:30 p.m.
Parents, families, and
friends are invited to check out the fair for a wide variety of books -
just in time to begin summer reading. Gift cards may be purchased and used
for the duration of the book fair.
School District Could See Improved State Funding
The Chillicothe R-II School District could see improved
funding from the state if the proposed Education budget makes it to the
governor. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the funding from the state
this year is better than last year, and they hope to see it is even better
Barnes says they are also hearing
funding for transportation will also improve.
The education funding still needs to
receive approval from the state senate and from the governor. The governor
could also exercise his ability to withhold a percentage of the funding if
he sees fit.
Police Report For Tuesday
The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 93 calls
for service Tuesday. The report includes two arrests.
7:47 am, Officers
checked reported suspicious activity in the 300 block of Webster St…
9:09 am, Officers checked complaint of traffic light malfunction at Park
Lane and Washington. Officers contacted MoDOT.
12:22pm, Madison Lowrey
was arrested on a warrant, in the 1300 block of Third St. Lowery was held
at Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
3:10pm, Officer investigated an
accident at Timber Villa Apartments.
3:18pm, Officer investigated a
peace disturbance in the 400 block of Elm St. The resident was advised of
9:49pm, Officers investigated suspicious activity in the
2600 block of Shawnee Drive. As a result, they arrested Taylor O’Dell, for
alleged possession of controlled substance and paraphernalia. O'Dell was
processed and released.
On Bike Hit In Polo
A child riding a bicycle was injured in Polo Wednesday
evening. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 12 year old Ryan Bell of Polo
was taken to Liberty Hospital with moderate injuries following the
accident at about 5:15 pm on School Street in Polo. The report states Bell
was riding his bike on Stoutmore Street and failed to stop for a stop
sign. Eighteen year old Megan Latimer of Polo was eastbound on School
Street and had the right of way, when Bell failed to yield and was hit by
the Latimer vehicle. Bell was thrown from the bike and landed in a ditch.
Zaki Provides Assistance To Chillicothe Police
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department K9, Zaki
recently assisted the Chillicothe Police Department with a traffic stop.
Sheriff Steve Cox says on April 12th, Officers made a stop and requested
Zaki check the vehicle. Zaki and his handler, Deputy Mueller made a search
of the vehicle and Zaki indicated positive to the presence of a controlled
substance. Further investigation resulted in seizing a used syringe and
suspected prescription medication.
New Ladder Truck Arrives
Trenton's new Ladder Truck has arrived. The Trenton
Fire Chief, Brandon Gibler, says they took delivery of the new truck which
will be dubbed "Ladder 9" on Wednesday.
says the 2018 E-One Typhoon - 75’ Aerial Ladder will replace their
obsolete 1984 Ladder Truck. He says the purchase of this truck was funded
by the Fire Sales Tax passed by the voters of Trenton. He says once they
receive training from E-One and get it equipped, the truck will be placed
The Trenton Fire Department plans
to have an open house to introduce everyone to “Ladder 9” at a later date.
Arts Council Presents "Event At Locust & Ann
The Spring "Event at Locust & Ann," presented by the
Chillicothe Area Arts Council is May 5th at Cultural Corner Art Guild and
Gallery. Doors will open at 6, with lite refreshments and the program at
7:00. Arts Council Administrator Mary Lou VanDeventer says they have a
wonderful trio set to perform.
VanDeventer says this is a stand
alone event and not part of the arts council package. Tickets are
available by contacting the Arts Council office.
They also have a table of 8 available
for $175 (that's $25 of the regular price.) Call 646-1173 for tickets or
Arts Council Cultural Luncheon May 3rd
The Chillicothe Area Arts Council Spring Cultural
Luncheon is May 3rd at Silver Moon Plaza. Arts Council Administrator Mary
Lou Vandeventer says they will have two performances for you.
VanDeventer says there is no charge
for the event. A $7 box lunch is available, but not required. The lunch
must be reserved by calling the Arts Office 646-1173 by Friday, April 27th
Warm dry weather is planned, but in
case of rain, it will be moved to First Christian Church, 900 Jackson
Headed to Prison
CThe Livingston County Sheriff's Department is
transporting four individuals to the Missouri Department of Corrections
after recent sentencing in Livingston County Court. They include:
24 year old Jackson S. Anderson of Kansas City, KS - 2 years on a
Probation Violation - Stealing.
old Gregory Johnson of Bethany - 4 years and an ITP Program for Driving
59 year old Gilbert Garcia
of Chillicothe - 5 years for Receiving Stolen Property
36 year old Ryann N. Gatson of Chillicothe - 4 years on Possession
Local Shooters Top NCMC Trap Shoot
The Chillicothe FFA Shooting team won the North Central
Missouri College Shooting Sports Club fundraising trap shoot. At total of
34 shooters participated in the traditional 100 clay event. For the High
School Division, Chillicothe FFA Shooting team members had the top scores.
That includes: Peyton Hein (95), Eric Davis (91), Clayton Walker (91),
Mack Anderson (88), and Wyatt Maddux (84).
the Adult division, the top three are David Gann (93), John Hallifield
(91), and Dan Lockridge (90).
New School Construction Nearly Complete
Construction of the new Chillicothe Elementary School
is nearly complete and Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they are down
to punch list items and inspections.
Barnes says recently the work is to
complete last minute items.
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He says they expect to have the keys in hand on or about April 27th.
Students To Get First Tours of School
When the new Chillicothe Elementary School is complete,
Dr Roger Barnes says there will be a few tours. Among the first to see the
new building will be students.
Barnes says public tours will happen
a bit later.
<Audio: Barnes 2>
The date for the dedication and open house has not been set.
Grass Fire Damages Home On Bryan
A fire in the 1600 block of Bryan Street Tuesday
evening summoned Chillicothe fire fighters. The call came in at 7:44 and
the fire department arrived in three minutes to find a home owner was
spraying the siding on his house with water after the burning of a pile of
leaves got out of control. The fire was at the Andrew Perkins home at 1641
Bryan. The wind caused the pile of burning leaves to spread to a fence and
than to the bushes near the front of the house. The fire crew used a hand
line to assist in putting out the fire in the smoldering leaves and the
melting vinyl siding.
The fire crew was on
the scene for about 20 minutes.
Fire Damages Garage North of Chillicothe
A fire at a rural location damaged a garage and
workshop Tuesday evening. Chillicothe fire fighters responded to 9588 LIV
237, about two miles north of the Chillicothe High School, at about 7:20
and arrived about 7 minutes later to find fire and smoke coming from a
garage with an attached apartment. The fire crew, with mutual aid from the
Chula Fire Department, were able to keep the fire contained to the garage,
but the unoccupied apartment had smoke damage.
The owner, Ted Blankenship, stated he had been working in the shop Tuesday
evening and was using a lawn mower before he left 10-15 minutes before the
fire call came in.
The report states the fire
appears to have started around the lawn tractor, however they could not
say for certain that was the cause of the fire.
The fire crews were on the scene for about 2 hours.
Chillicothe Police Report For Monday
The Chillicothe Police Department had 116 calls for
service Monday. The report includes several investigations and one arrest.
At about 1:45 am, an assault was reported in the 300 blk. of Wise St., A
suspect was identified, and investigation continues
1:15pm, Officer spoke with subject on what was determined to be a Civil
1:25pm, Officers took a report of a
vehicle leaving a business on Business 36 without paying for product. A
license plate number was provided and a suspect determined.
2:52pm, Officers received a report of a stolen license plate. The plate
was later found at a local car wash…
7:45 pm, Mariah Grant surrendered herself at the Chillicothe Police
Department on an active warrant. Grant was processed and held at the
Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Troopers Arrest One In Carroll County
A Salisbury resident was arrested by State Troopers
Tuesday evening. At about 8:20 pm, troopers arrested 57 year old Dale
Avance on several charges, including alleged possession of
methamphetamine, two counts of possession of prescription pills,
possession of marijuana - prior offense, unlawful use of drug
paraphernalia and speeding. Avance was taken to the Ray County Jail.
IRS Extends Deadline Due To Computer Issue
The IRS says you get one more day… Due to a computer
problem Tuesday morning, some taxpayers were having problems with the
payment of their tax debt. Due to the problems, the IRS has allowed
Individuals and businesses now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18.
The IRS says the IRS encountered system issues Tuesday morning.
Throughout the system outage, taxpayers were still able to file their tax
returns electronically through their software providers and Free File.
Taxpayers using paper to file and pay their taxes at the deadline were not
affected by the system issue.
The IRS advised taxpayers the
automatic six-month extensions are available to taxpayers who need
additional time to file.