Update For Grand River 04/28
Flooding continues on the Grand River.
As of Noon...
At Pattonsburg the river crested at 27.3 feet and
has already fallen to just above flood stage of 25 feet. Flooding a
Pattonsburg will end this afternoon.
At Gallatin, the river
crested at 27.41 feet. Flood stage is 26 feet and the river has fallen
to 27.25 feet.
At Chillicothe, the river is rising with a crest of
25.5 feet expected overnight. Flood State is 24 feet and the river is
at flood stage now.
At Sumner, moderate flooding is occurring as
the river has reached 28 feet. A crest of 31.2 feet is expected. Flood
Stage at Sumner is 26 feet.
At Brunswick, minor flooding is
expected, with a crest at 21.6 feet. Flood Stage is 19 feet. The river
should reach flood stage this evening.
Has Some Area Roads Closed 04/28
Flood waters have closed several roads
in the northwest part of the state. In the local counties, MoDOT says
the closed roads include:
Route A from Toledo Drive to Wishbone Drive, south of US 36 at Shoal
Route F from Wingate Drive to Shoal
Station Drive east of Kingston at Crabapple Creek
Route C from US 36 to Route DD near Utica, at Shoal Creek
the MoDOT Traveler Map
for the latest on roads in your area.
Teams Earn Silver At State FCCLA 04/28
Two teams from the Chillicothe FCCLA
earned Silver at the State Meet. Advisor Pam Miller says Haley Lewis
and Skylar Ewing participated in the Chapter Service Project
competition. Their project included volunteering at the youth center
and collecting hats, boots and books for the center.
The other team, Cheyenne Harkins of Chillicothe and Torrie Stuart of
Hale competed in the Life Event Planning competition. Their project
included planning a birthday party, including budgeting, price checks
Also attending the State
FCCLA Leadership Conference was Elysha Maples as a voting delegate.
Highway Patrol Says Plan If You Travel For Graduations 04/28
The month of May means graduation, time
for many families to come together and celebrate. Some folks will be
driving to those family gatherings and parties. Sergeant Jake Angle
from the Missouri Highway Patrol says take the time to plan for your
trips to the parties and ceremonies.
<Audio: Angle 1>
Angle also has some advice for all graduates.
<Audio: Angle 2>
Keep the celebrations a happy event for everyone.
Bids On Agenda For Board Of Public Works 04/28
Chillicothe Board of Public Works will
consider a coupled of bids as part of their meeting Tuesday. The
meeting begins at 7:00 am at the CMU office. The agenda includes
reports from the department heads and general manager.
The Electric Department Superintendent will present bids for fire
suppression equipment for the gas turbines. He will also have bids for
electric metering equipment.
session is planned if it is needed.
Tornados Touchdown near Winston and Cameron 04/28
Strong storms moved across the KCHI
listening area Wednesday night. One tornado was reported near Cameron
and Winston, touching down twice, just briefly. Damages near Winston
include minor damage to a building and a few trees uprooted.
There were also several reports of hail, up to two inches in diameter
in Daviess and Caldwell County, with smaller hail reported with the
storm as it passed across the area.
Calmer weather today will allow officials to better assess any damages
before storms return for the weekend.
Flooding On The Grand River 04/28
Flooding is occurring on the Grand
River. As of 6:00 am:
At Pattonsburg the river crested at
27.3 feet and is falling. Flood stage is 25 feet and the latest
reading is 26.7 feet
At Gallatin, the river is at or near the
expected crest of 27.3 feet. Flood stage is 26 feet.
Chillicothe, the river is rising with a crest of 26.4 feet. Flood
State is 24 feet and the latest reading is 22.3 feet and rising.
Sumner, the river is rising, with a crest of 31.3 feet. Flood Stage is
26 feet and the latest reading is 25.64 feet.
At Brunswick, the
river is expected to crest at 21.2 feet. Flood Stage is 19 feet and
flooding is expected to begin this evening.
Three Reports Of Stealing 04/28
Three reports of stealing were
investigated by Chillicothe Police Department Wednesday.
At about 12:30 pm, Officers were called to the 700 block of Clay
Street on a report of stealing. A suspect has been identified and
charges are pending.
At about 1:15 pm,
stealing was reported in the 400 block of Locust Street. The
investigation identified a suspect and charges are pending.
And at about 7:50 pm, officers were called to the 300 block of West
Business 36 for stealing. That investigation resulted in the arrest of
Shelley Renee Birmingham for alleged stealing. She was processed and
released pending a court appearance.
Troopers Arrest Three In Local Counties 04/28
Three arrests are in the report from
the Missouri Highway Patrol for Wednesday.
In Linn county, at about 5:45 pm, troopers arrested 27 year old
Benjamin Scott of Dawn and 23 year old Canaan Bigelow of Chillicothe
for alleged Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Scott was
also arrested for alleged speeding. Both men were processed at the
Brookfield Police Department and released.
At about 8:10 pm in Carroll County, 39 year old Tanya Stimpson of
Chillicothe was arrested for alleged DWI and failing to maintain the
right half of the roadway. She was also processed and released.
Sheriff Says MO Sheriff's Assn Letter Is Legit 04/28
If you receive a letter in the mail
from the Missouri Sheriff's Association, seeking Livingston County
residents who would like to be honorary member and contribute to the
association, this one is real. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox
says the organization is legitimate and provides training for sheriffs
and deputies through their training academy.
Cox says the Missouri Sheriff's Association will only contact you by
mail and does not use phone calls to request donations.
Big BAM Coming To Chillicothe In June
The Big BAM, the Bike Across Missouri
is June 12th to the 17th and will include Chillicothe as one of
several overnight stops. This is the second year of the ride that is
similar, but not quite the same as Iowa's Ragbrai. Cherish Anderson,
Assistant Director for Big BAM says this year's ride will start in St.
Joseph, stopping first in Hamilton, then Chillicothe, Brookfield,
Shelbina and ending in Hannibal. Anderson says the stop in Chillicothe
will be at Simpson Park.
<Audio: Anderson 1>
This ride is open to all ages and skill levels. Anderson says the
entry will include a variety of services.
<Audio: Anderson 2>
She says this is a family friendly event. If you want to find out
more, check their website, bigbamride.com.
Flood Warnings For Grand River
Flooding on the Grand River at
Chillicothe is expected starting early Thursday morning. The National
Weather Service issued the flood warning from Pattonsburg to
Minor flooding is expected at
Pattonsburg beginning this afternoon and the river will rise to 31 .7
feet by Thursday morning and dropping quickly.
At Gallatin, minor flooding will begin Thursday morning and continue
into Friday morning with a crest of 28 feet.
At Chillicothe, flooding will begin Thursday morning, with a crest of
28.6 feet early Friday.
flooding will begin Thursday, with a crest of 33 feet Friday evening.
At Brunswick minor flooding is expected
to begin Thursday evening and continue into early next week, with a
crest of 22 feet.
Planting Progress in Livingston Co.
Weather for Livingston County producers
has been favorable and has allowed nearly all of this year's corn crop
to be planted. Livingston County Farm Service Agency Director, Maureen
Cope says things are going well.
<Audio: Cope 1>
She says better than 90% of this year's corn crop is in.
Cope says it is still a bit early for soy beans
<Audio: Cope 2>
As the soybean planting begins, Cope will have updates on the county
NCMC Tuition Will Remain the Same 04/27
Tuition at NCMC will remain steady. The
NCMC Board of Trustees heard from President Dr Neil Nuttall as he
talked about the State's higher education funding. Nuttall told the
board, with promising news from the state, there will be no increase
in tuition for the next academic year.
board also approved several new employees. They include:
Bound academic adviser was Heather McCollum of Milan.
of Columbia to teach Psychology
Brittany Page of Farmington, New
Mexico to teach English.
Hired as part
time or adjunct instructors:
Denise Toole of Chillicothe for
Timothy Smith of Harrisonville for the Religion class
which is part of the Humanities program.
Bids were approved for several computers monitors and mini personal
computers, totaling $78,620. The bid was awarded to CDWG.
County and 4H To Plant Liberty Tree
A Liberty Tree will be planted on the
Livingston county Courthouse Square, thanks to the Livingston County
Extension Council and Missouri 4H Foundation, who provided a grant for
the tree. The Liberty Tree Planting will be on the North Side of the
Livingston County Courthouse, Friday at 11:00 am with assistance by
the Power Clover 4H club. The tree is a Tulip Poplar, bud-grafted from
one of the 14 seedlings germinated from the last original Liberty Tree
The original Liberty Tree was a famous elm tree that stood near Boston
Common during the Revolutionary era. In 1765, the Sons of Liberty, a
group of American colonists, staged the first act of defiance against
British rule under the tree. This spawned the resistance that
eventually led to the American Revolutionary War.
The Liberty Tree comes with a commemorative plaque and a certificate
located inside the Courthouse for future generations to learn about
the history of its placement.
Replacing Park Bridges
The bridge in Simpson Park opened
Monday and work on another park bridge is underway. The Chillicothe
Street Department is repairing and replacing bridges for the
Chillicothe Park System. The Simpson Park bridge needed a deck
replacement and was closed for more than a week until the work was
complete. That bridge, connecting the circle drive and the rest of
Simpson Park opened Monday morning.
Street Department is now working on complete replacement of the foot
bridge in Clay Street Park. This bridge connects the Horseshoe courts
with the south side of a ravine and the restroom location. That bridge
has been closed for a long time and appeared to be something cobbled
together, including the frame of an old vehicle. The bridge was
recently removed and this week, they began construction of the new
bridge, built with treated lumber. Weather will be a factor in the
completion of the new bridge.
Monday's Council meeting, Second Ward Councilman Wayne Cunningham was
critical of the bridgework.
<Audio: Cunningham 1>
Mayor Chuck Haney says the replaced bridge deck at Simpson Park is a
vast improvement to the deterioration that was there.
Parking And Intersection Sight Lines
Traffic flow and sight lines are an
issue at the intersection of Country Club Drive and Fairway. First
Ward Councilman Reed Dupy asked the council what can be done to help
improve things. Dupy cited several issues, including parking close to
the corner, bushes and other obstructions and the narrow road.
<Audio: Dupy 1>
After a brief discussion, City Administrator Ike Holland offered
couple of suggestions.
<Audio: Holland 2>
City Attorney Robert Cowherd pointed out the city ordinance prohibits
parking within 30 feet of an intersection.
In the end, the council chose to go with simple enforcement of the
parking ordinance and warning of the violators in the area, not only
at that intersection, but across the city.
Keep The Grass Clippings Out Of The Street
As you are mowing your lawn, if you
live in Chillicothe you need to keep in mind the city's ordinance that
forbids blowing the grass clippings into the street. Tammi Venneman
says it is a violation and you can be cited and fined. Councilman At
Large David Moore and Fourth Ward Councilman Paul Howard say this has
become a problem again this spring. Moore says at the very least make
an effort to clear the street.
<Audio: Moore 1>
The yard waste, like the grass clippings and leaves, can clog up sewer
grates and drainage tubes and cause flooding. If you see this type of
violation remind your neighbors of the ordinance, but if it continues,
you should contact the Chillicothe Police Department.
Stealing Is In The Police Report
Stealing and Shoplifting are in the
Chillicothe Police Department report for Tuesday.
Jade Marie Mock was arrested Monday in the 1000 block of Graves Street
after officers were called for shoplifting. Mock was held at the
Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on charges of alleged stealing and
possession of a controlled substance.
Stealing was also reported Tuesday in the 400 block of Second Street.
That report came in about 9:25 am. The investigation continues.
Brookfield Homeschool Drama Program
The Brookfield Homeschool Group will
have a performance of "Celebrating America," May 18th - 20th at Park
Baptist Church in Brookfield.
"Celebrating America" is a riveting, multi-media, musical performance
remembering America's history with its trials and defeats while
celebrating its joy and great hope for the future.
The homeschool drama group will perform a matinee on May 18th at 2:00
pm, Performances May 19th and 20th are at 7:00 pm.
Ticket prices are Adults- $5.00, Students (ages 5-18) $2.00, Veterans
free on Thursday, but must register online. To purchase tickets, visit
More Chillicothe FFA Awards 04/26
Chillicothe FFA Students, with members
from the Chillicothe High School and Southwest earned several awards
and recognitions. KCHI has mentioned some of the awards. Here are a
> The FFA Knowledge team placed 37th and earned a
group II rating.
> In the Record Book division Colton Peel
received a group I rating.
> In Division II Prepared Public
Speaking Claire Shipp earned a group II rating.
Parliamentary Procedure team earned a group II rating;
Issues team placed 2nd and earned a group I rating
> Ag Sales
team placed 21st and earned a group III rating
team placed 2nd and earned a group I rating;
Management team placed 39th & earned a group III rating;
The Dairy Cattle team placed 10th and earned a group I rating;
Kennedie Kieffer and Maggie Pfaff both received a group I rating
> The Chillicothe Chapter placed 26th in the
Chapter Activity Award.
Litton Crusaders Help At Field School 04/26
Second Graders at Field
Elementary took part in a hands-on learning experience to learn about
soil. The Litton Crusaders, a group from the Chillicothe FFA assisted
the younger students as they conducted a lab experiment using
different materials to assist with the prevention of soil erosion. The
students created erosion barriers made out of different materials,
filled those barriers with soil, then poured water over them to see
which prevention method worked best.
program gave the students an opportunity to learn about soil erosion
with a little bit of fun mixed in. High school students from the
Litton Agriculture Education Center conducted the activities.
New Bluegrass Association 04/26
Fans of bluegrass music
will have an opportunity to listen or jam this Saturday. A new
organization, Chillicothe Area Bluegrass Association, is hosting a
bluegrass jam, Saturday at 6:00 pm. It will be held at the Grand River
Multi-Purpose Center, that's the Senior Center.
More Choices For TV & Internet May
Soon Be Available 04/26
You may soon have more choices for
television and internet service in Chillicothe. Green Hills Telephone
requested a franchise agreement with the City of Chillicothe at
Mondays meeting. David Adams, general manager, says they are working
on bringing fiber into the community.
<Audio: Adams 1>
Adams explains what services they plan to provide.
<Audio: Adams >
The City and Green Hills will
need to work out the specifics of the franchise agreement and it is
expected to be presented at the next council meeting.
Council Approves New Fire Gear 04/26
The Chillicothe Fire Department will
have new turnout gear. The City Council on Monday approved the
purchase of 22 sets of Turnout Gear, the protective clothing worn by
the fire fighters. The department received three bids, but only one
met the specifications provides by the city. The bid was awarded to
Heiman Fire Equipment with a total of just over $53,900.
Totem And Other Carvings Approved For Simpson Park 04/26
When you visit Simpson Park this summer
you may see some new carvings, including a totem pole. The City
Council Monday approved designs for additional tree carvings at
Simpson Park. Parks Director Josh Norris said one of the first would
be a totem pole, placed near the croquet court on the road in from
Walnut Street. Norris explained the design.
<Audio: Norris 1>
Holt says because the
totem would sit in the middle of the roadway, it would have an eagle
at the top that would face Walnut Street, while the rest of the pole
would face towards the tennis courts.
Cultural Corner Trade-Out Rejected 04/26
Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery
is asking the City of Chillicothe to waive the building permit fee of
$4,060 on the renovations of their building on Locust Street. In a
previous council meeting the city asked Director Carrol Gregg to
provide something to the city as a service, similar to how other
organizations like the Y or Mainstreet provide activities for the
residents or to the city. Gregg presented a proposal for memberships
for city employees, that was rejected.
Council members Tom Douglas and David Moore offered suggestions of
possible programs the Guild could offer.
<Audio: Gregg 1>
Gregg was asked to come back with another idea and presentation for
Trespassing and Harassment 04/26
Trespassing and an accident are in the
Chillicothe Police Department report for Monday.
Monday evening, officers were called to the 10 block of 3rd Street on
a report of trespassing and harassment. A suspect was identified and
charges are pending.
No injuries were
reported in an accident Sunday at Calhoun and Easton Streets. Moderate
damages resulted from the accident when the vehicle driven by Kelsee
Herrington struck the vehicle driven by Wade Nylin.
Troopers Arrest Michigan Woman For 97 In A 70
A Michigan woman was arrested in
Daviess County following a traffic stop. Fifty-six year old Ruthie
King was stopped for alleged 97 in a 70 zone. She was also arrested
for alleged possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She was
taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
Responds To Terroristic Threats 04/25
Terroristic threats against
city and county officials resulted in the arrest of a Chillicothe man.
Fifty year old Wayne Howe was arrested after a search warrant was
served in the 300 block of Park Lane. The investigation of the threats
began April 19th as threats were made against the police department
and City of Chillicothe government and officials, the Livingston
County Sheriff's Office, and the Livingston County Courthouse.
As a result of the search, Multiple firearms were seized and Howe
was arrested for alleged making a terrorist threat, attempted assault, and
possession of marijuana. Howe is held on a $20,000 bond.
Detective Jon Maples says the Chillicothe Police Department takes
these kinds of threats toward Law Enforcement and Government Officials
very serious. He says they also received calls from the public, who
were also alarmed by this individual. Maples says the number one
concern is the safety of the community as well as our own.
Juvenile Budget On Commission Agenda 04/25
The Juvenile Office Budget is
on the agenda for the Livingston county commission Tuesday. The
Commissioners meet Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am.
Tuesday at 10:00 is a meeting with their engineers on this year's
Bridge Projects; at 1:30, the Juvenile Officer, Adrienne Lloyd will
discuss the Juvenile Office Budget matters.
Friday, the commissioners will meet at the northeast corner of the
Courthouse lawn for a brief ceremony for planting the Liberty Tree.
The ceremony will start at 11:00, with a short program.
Brookfield City Council Meets Tuesday 04/25
The Brookfield City Council
meet Monday at 6:00 pm and will handle election results to start the
Business items on the agenda
include: information on their water park, MoDOT funding for their
airport, a proclamation for Police Week and pay estimates for
construction. There will also be reports from the Airport Board and
Board of Adjustments.
Out Hunger Ends In Chillicothe 04/25
For 20 years the Chillicothe Post Office and their letter carriers,
have participated in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in May. That
comes to an end this year. The Chillicothe Postal Carriers have seen
the donations decrease each year, largely due to the food drives held
by other organizations. The local letter carriers are urging area
residents to support the other food drives in the area as they have
with the Stamp Out Hunger Driver in the past.
A Bicycle Is A Vehicle And Can Use The Road 04/25
A bicycle is a vehicle and is
allowed to occupy the roadway, whether it's a city street, county road
or a highway. Sergeant Jake Angle from the Missouri Highway Patrol
says with Spring here, bicyclists are on the roads.
<Audio: Angle 1>
Drivers need to remember to give them some room, and be patient when
Angle says the bicyclist also
needs to be responsible when riding.
<Audio: Angle 2>
Bicyclists need to know the rules of the road. Ride on the right side
of the road (with traffic), use you hand signals (see below), stop at
the stop signs and give the right of way when appropriate.
Some other helpful hints include: wear bright clothing so you can be
seen, reflective clothing helps when riding at dusk, dawn and at
night. Wear a helmet - your head with thank you if it hits the ground.
Be courteous, you are sharing the road and you are the smaller
Sexual Assault In Chillicothe Police Report 04/25
Chillicothe Police are
investigating a report of sexual assault.
Sunday at 2:00 am, officers received the report of a sexual assault in
the 600 block of Webster. That investigation is on-going,
At about 2:15 pm, officers arrested Richard Perkins in the 1500 block
of North Washington on a Platte County warrant for alleged failure to
appear on a traffic charge. He posted bond and was released.
No injuries were reported in an accident Saturday at Third and Walnut
Streets. The report states Mary Harper hit a vehicle driven by Mary
Murphy, resulting in minor damage.
Several Awards For Chillicothe FFA 04/25
Chillicothe FFA members continue. The State FFA Convention was held in
Joseph Michael Citco won
the Missouri FFA Environmental Science/Natural Resources Management
Marley Anderson and
Liberty Cox were named to the Missouri Agribusiness Academy.
Emma Leamer was awarded the FFA Alumni Washington Leadership
Two Chillicothe FFA Teams took second in the
The Chillicothe Livestock Team was
second out of 58 teams. Individually, the team members also did well.
Ben Jones placed second, Zach Trout placed eighth, Cole Gutshall
placed 46th and Gunnar Leach placed 53rd out of 223 participants.
The Ag Issues Team place second at the State Convention, with their
discussion on the feeding of antibiotics to animals. The team includes
Jamie Albertson, Mason Daniel, Sheridan Guilford, Emma Leamer, Sarah
Mason, Jake Sampsel and Medelyn Warren.
Troopers Arrest Five In The Local Counties 04/25
State Troopers made five arrests in the local counties over the
At about 11:45 pm, a
Pennsylvania man, 30 year old Derek Enlow, was arrested in Caldwell
County for alleged No valid plates, driving while suspended,
possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
At about 6:35 pm in Linn County, 57 year old Joseph Andell of Holt was
arrested for alleged DWI and no seatbelt.
At about 10:00 pm in Linn County, 21 year old Alena Christian of
Kansas City was arrested for alleged driving while suspended, expired
plates and speeding.
4:15 pm in Carroll County, 60 year old John Adams of Blue Springs was
arrested for alleged DWI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug
paraphernalia, speeding and failing to maintain a single lane.
At about 4:35 pm in Caldwell County, 47 year old Danna Ziegler of
Trenton was arrested for alleged DWI, no drivers license and failure
to drive on the right half of the road.
Chillicothe City Council Agenda
The Chillicothe City Council will handle
a variety of topics in two meetings scheduled for Monday. A Workshop
Session will be held at 5:30 pm to discuss city finance.
At 6:30, the regular Council session begins with the finance portion
of the meeting. That will include a bid for turnout gear for the fire
department and a request by Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery
concerning their building permit fee on their renovation.
Appearance include an amendment to the personnel policy, proposals for
tree carving designs and a discussion about the intersection of
Country Club Drive and Fairway.
comment portion of the meeting, City Administrator Ike Holland will
discuss MoDOT's Surface Transportation Program funds and the franchise
agreement with Green Hills Telephone Company.
An executive session is planned following the meeting Monday night.
Trenton Council Meets Monday 04/23
The Trenton City Council meets
Monday at 7:00 pm with the appointments for several committees and
approval of board liaisons.
Bids will be presented for scrap metal, there will be
discussion on the airport crack seal, and a discussion about the North
Central Missouri Regional Water Commission.
Brookfield Council Meets Tuesday
The Brookfield City Council meet Tuesday at 6:00.
The meeting starts with handling election results. Business items on
the agenda include: information on their water park, Missouri
Department of Transportation funding for their airport, a proclamation
for Police Week and pay estimates for construction. There will also be
reports from the Airport Board and Board of Adjustments.
Chillicothe FFA Earns Top Chapter Award
The Chillicothe FFA Chapter has places 26th out of
340 chapters in Missouri, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 88th
Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a
Top Chapter designation each year.
The award is given to chapters achieving excellencet in
student, chapter and community development. Chillicothe student
development activities included partnering with the Family Career and
Community Leaders of America to host a blood drive. Chapter activities
included hosting an 8th grade recruitment day and Community
development activities included collecting food for the local food
The top chapters compete for the National FFA Chapter
Award, announced this fall at the convention in Indianapolis.
Chillicothe FFA Advisors are Rusty Black, Lance Martin,
Leda Schreiner and Neal Wolf.
Trenton To Start Clean Sweep Program
The City of Trenton has begun a clean-up
program modeled after the State's "Adopt-a-Highway" program. Trenton
Police chief Tommy Wright says his department is coordinating the
program called "Trenton Clean Sweep."
<Audio: Tommy Wright 1>
Wright says there are opportunities for individuals,
families, groups and businesses to participate.
<Audio: Tommy Wright 2>
Signs on the streets will indicate who has adopted that
section of the road. To adopt a street in the "Trenton Clean Sweep"
program, call the Trenton Police Department at 359-5557.
Chillicothe High School End of Year Testing
While many of the schools in the
Chillicothe R-II School District do MAP Testing, the Chillicothe High
School has End of Year testing already underway. Principal Brian
Sherrow says these are course specific tests.
<Audio: Brian Sherrow 1>
Sherrow says there are a number of tests to administer.
<Audio: Brian Sherrow 2>
The High School administrators also needs to coordinate
with students busy with activities, to make sure the tests taken in a
Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Linn Co
This past fall and winter, the Missouri
Department of Conservation found seven deer out of nearly 7,700 that
were confirmed to be positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, which is
fatal to free rage deer. Of the seven, one was found in Linn County in
the KCHI listening area.
This coming fall and winter, the Conservationists will increase its
testing efforts in its Chronic Wasting Disease management zones, which
include 29 counties with in or that touch a radius of 25 miles from
where the disease has been found. Locally, that includes Livingston,
Carroll, Chariton, Linn and Sullivan Counties in the KCHI Area.
The Conservation Department will require hunters to present their deer
for testing at a Missouri Conservation Department testing location if
they harvest it in one of the 29 counties during the opening weekend
of fall firearms deer season Nov 12 and 13th. The testing is free.
Sheriff Warns of Phone Scams 04/23
Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox and his
officers have been working on multiple calls of "scammers" trying
different approaches on County Citizens.
Cox says one scammer was attempting either
identification theft or to obtain a quick payment number. The caller
was allegedly reporting there was about to be a lawsuit against a
Cox stated he contacted the company three times
with no satisfaction. He says other primary scam calls involve alleged
satellite television service provider offering upgrades.
Sheriff Cox says he hopes that sharing this information
will help prevent citizens from falling for the scams. He says the
best way is for the citizen to simply hang up the phone.
Area Roadwork For Next Week
Roadwork will continue through out the KCHI
listening area next week that will require for some road closures. The
roads will be closed only in specific places, not the entire road.
In Livingston County: Route J will be closed the 25th
from Route H to Road 312 for a culvert replacement
Route JJ closed from H to Road 361 on the 27th for a culvert
In Caldwell County, Six roads will be closed on various
dates for pothole patching and scratch course including on April 25th
Routes K and B, on April 26th Routes W and F, on April 27th Route D
and on April 29th on Route O
Daviess County will close roads for pothole patching on
April 25th on Route FF and Route K, on April 27th & 28th Route B and
on April 29th Route UU
Linn County will have Route 139 closed on April 27th,
Route 130 on April 28th and Route M on the 29th
Sullivan County will have Route & closed on the 29th,
Route HH closes on the 28th and Route CC on the 29th for culvert