Livingston Co. Fair Wraps Up Friday
The Livingston County Fair will wrap up
on Friday. Fair Board President Shane Baxter says there will be a few
activities taking place beginning at 7:00 am.
The Bucket Calf show is at 9:00
am and the tickets for the Appreciation Dinner are available at the
The big attraction on
Friday is the Market Animal Sale at 7:00 pm. Baxter says this is a
Essentially, you are helping to
offset the cost of raising the animal in preparation for the fair.
Last year's sale totaled nearly $128,500.
Stedem Appointed Cultural Corner Director
Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery has a
new Director. The board announced Mindy Stedem is their first Director
for the Gallery. Stedem says she is excited to begin the position.
Stedem says they have a variety
of programs in the works and are even planning programs and exhibits
around the Eclipse in August.
The week of the Eclipse,
August 21st to the 26th, they will have a display of the works form
those programs. To find out more, call the Cultural Corner Art Guild &
Gallery at 240-5022.
Chillicothe Board of Public Works Meets Tuesday
The Chillicothe Board of Public Works
will meet Tuesday at the CMU Office to consider a bid and hear
reports. The meeting will start at 7:00 am and includes a bid for a 15
foot rotary cutter for the electric department, reports from each of
the department heads and form the CMU General Manager.
An executive session is planned if it is needed. Board of Public
Works meetings are open to the public.
Whiteside Honored By 4H Foundation Board
Dale Whiteside, a charter member of the
Livingston County 4-H Foundation since its inception in 1997, was
honored for his 20 years of service at their recent meeting. Whiteside
received a framed set of 4-H stamps that had only been issued in 1952
to celebrate 50 years of 4-H in the USA. Whiteside was among those who
envisioned the need for a County 4-H Foundation to ensure that the
local 4-H youth would always have a qualified assistant to maximize
4-H opportunities for all members in Livingston County.
In 1997, no other county foundation existed in Missouri. The goal of
the Foundation has always been to raise $500,000 to fund a full-time
professional to work with the 4-H youth of Livingston County. The
foundation reports to date they have raised $333,000.
Whiteside is one of the foundations most avid supporters because of
his history of 4-H experiences himself. Under his leadership the
foundation is now celebrating 20 years of existence, supporting a
part-time assistant, and the 4-H membership and experiences continue
School District Receives Surprise STEM Funding
The Chillicothe R-II School District
received some unsolicited funding for their STEM Program. Dr Barnes
says that funding is from a Missouri organization.
The Cusick Family Foundation is
based in Mexico Missouri.
Change Order For Waterline Error Approved
Changes for the new Elementary school were
approved Tuesday by the Chillicothe R-II School Board. The change to
the alignment of a water line was already completed and was an error
on the part of the contractor. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says
they will be reimbursed for this change.
The School district paid the
original bill, and is reimbursed for the difference.
School Board Approves Personal Day Changes
The request for additional personal days
for the Chillicothe R-II School District was approved. The Salary and
Welfare Committee made the request. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes
says there was a long discussion before the board made the decision.
Those that have accumulated 50
or more sick days are still allowed to add an additional personal day.
Annual Bids Approved By School Board
The Chillicothe R-II School District is
required to take bids for several items at the start of the school
year, that includes for Bread, Milk, Tires and Fuel. Superintendent Dr
Roger Barnes says there were no real changes.
Barnes says the bread bid from
Hy-Vee is slightly higher.
There was also only one bid for
Milk, and that was from Prairie Farms.
Oil will supply fuel for district vehicles with a price break of 5
cents off the pump price
follow the State Pricing and will be supplied by Anderson TBA
Pollock Man Faces Several Charges
A Pollock man faces numerous charges
after he was arrested Wednesday in Sullivan County. State Troopers
arrested 60 year old John Summers at about 5:40 pm for alleged no
valid license - 2nd offense, possession of marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia, expired plates, no insurance and no seatbelt.
Summers was taken to the Sullivan County Jail and later released.
Local Students Attending Air Academy
Chillicothe EAA Chapter 944 has sent
three young adults to attend the Advance Air Academy at Oshkosh, WI.
Drew Minnis & Jackson Pauley, Chillicothe High School students and
Wesley Sportsman, Marceline High School will become totally immersed
in the world of flight. They will return July 25th. Chillicothe EAA
Chapter 944 says this is possible through the local support and
donations through the annual Fly-In Breakfast. That event will be held
on August 26 at the Chillicothe Airport.
Fair Results - Rabbits & Market Hogs
Livingston County Fair results fro
Best 4 Class - Jaclyn Hines
Class - Chloe Clements
Best of Show - Jaclyn Hines
Pen - Sophia Luetticke
Reserve Champion Meat Pen - Keagan Valbracht
Junior - Chloe Clements
Junior Advanced -
Junior Premier Exhibitor - Sophia Luetticke
Premier Exhibitor - Jaclyn Hines
Senior - Jaclyn Hines
Advanced - Chloe Peery
Market Barrow Remington
Supreme Champion Overall Market Hog Remington
Reserve Supreme Champion Overall Market Hog - Ryder Ficken
16 & Over Zach Trout
15 Gabrielle Hapes
8 to 12 Beau Graves
City Administrator Search Narrowed To Two
The two finalists for the Chillicothe City
Administrator's position will return to Chillicothe this weekend.
Mayor Chuck Haney says the selection committee made their report to
the council in a closed session Tuesday.
Haney says the official
announcement of that closed session meeting will be made later this
Thursday At The Fair
Thursday at the Livingston County Fair is
a busy day for the livestock shows. Fair Board President Shane Baxter
says they begin with the Sheep.
From 2:00 to 6:00 pm at the Ag
Education Building, there will be 4H Demonstrations and the 4H
Entrepreneurship program, where items will be sold to the public.
From 5:00 to 6:00 is the Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the 4H
Baxter says there is also a
fun events that evening.
Registration for the super
Teen Contest is at the Arena and the contest will be held in the Expo
Caldwell County To Discuss Windmill Regulations
The Caldwell County Planning and Zoning
will have a public hearing on Windmill Regulations Thursday evening.
The hearing will be held at the Caldwell County Courthouse at 7:30 pm.
Zoning Administrator Colt Arnold says the county currently has no
regulations for windmills and they have received no requests for
commercial windmills in the county.
Arnold says this is the first
step in developing the regulations.
That meeting again is Thursday at
7:30 pm at the Caldwell county courthouse.
Sex Offender Arrested After Refusing To Relocate
A registered sex offender was arrested by
Livingston county Sheriff's Deputies after he refused to move out of a
prohibited area. Sheriff Steve Cox says 63 year old Forest Patrick
Kelly was arrested in Caldwell County on the warrant. Cox says Kelly
reported moving into a residence in the 300 block of 15th Street in
Chillicothe. Cox says he promptly told Kelly he needed to move because
the residence is in close proximity to a posted day care, but Kelly
refused. He is now held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Former Sullivan County Prosecutor Arrested On Drug Charges
The former Sullivan County Prosecuting
attorney and his significant other are in custody on Drug Charges.
Forty-seven year old Jerry A Hollon was arrested by State troopers
Tuesday, on Charges of alleged Conspiracy to distribute a controlled
substance and conspiracy to possess marijuana. Fifty two year old
Susan Foster faces the same charges.
According to Kirksville television station KTVO, court documents say
that between June 2016 and June 2017, Hollon personally accepted
between 40 and 60 morphine pills as payment toward a client’s attorney
fees. The authorities also say that between June 2016 and June 2017,
Foster also obtained morphine pills and methamphetamine from a client
as payment toward attorney fees owed to Hollon.
Hollon is held at the Adair County Jail and Foster is at the Grundy
County Jail. They are both held with bond set at $25,000.
New School Means One More Bus Route
The Chillicothe R-II School District will
need to add one new bus route when the new elementary schools is
opened in 2018. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says for the coming
school year the routes will start out the same as this past spring.
The board will need to look at
adding that new bus later this year.
Chillicothe R-II Tax Rate Hearing Scheduled
The Chillicothe R-II School District is
required to conduct a Tax Rate Hearing each year prior to setting the
district Tax Levy. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says that hearing
will be held prior to the August School Board Session.
The proposed Tax Rate will be
announced prior to the meeting and the hearing is meant to allow the
public to voice their opinion on the proposal.
School Meal Price To Rise 5 Cents
The price of a school breakfast and lunch
will increase with the start of the school year. The School Board
approved the recommendation by Dr Barnes.
Barnes says there was also a
change on the School Meal Policy.
Both changes take effect
Theft & An Accident In Police Report
An accident Monday afternoon left both
drivers injured. Chillicothe Police Officers investigated the accident
in the 1200 block of Washington Street. According to the report, Mary
Harper pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Marilyn Sidden,
resulting in the collision. Both complained of injuries, but refused
treatment at the scene.
were called to the 100 block of Elm on a report of a stolen vehicle.
That investigation continues.
afternoon, stealing was reported in the 1100 block of Calhoun. That
investigation also continues.
Fair Poultry Winners
The Livingston County Fair Poultry Shows
are complete. Awards are presented in several categories. The winners
Pen of 3 Champion
Meat Class - Kelly Hopper
Pen of 3 Reserve
Champion Meat Class -Grant Warren
Champion Overall Standard Male - Brady Bothwell
Champion Bantam - Brady Bothwell
Champion Overall Standard Female - Caitlyn Murphy
Champion Bantam - Brady Bothwell
Champion Overall Duck - Ethan Hoerr
Champion Overall Drake - Caitlyn Murphy
Champion Male - Micah Murphy
Female - Rachel Murphy
Supreme Champion Overall Female - Caitlyn Murphy
Supreme Champion Overall Male - Brady Bothwell
Senior Showman - Brady Bothwell
Showman - Caitlyn Murphy
Fair Breeding Swine Winners
The Breeding Swine Show was held Tuesday
at the Livingston County Fair. Those winners include:
Supreme Champion Boar Kaylee Lewis
Res. Supreme Champion Boar Jesse Huber
Jaiden Rodenberg Mason
Supreme Champion Gilt Cole Gutshall
Res. Supreme Champion Gilt Kaylee Lewis
Breeding Swine Showmanship
8 to 12 Remington Isaacs
13 to 15
16 & Over Kaylee Lewis
Livingston Co. Fair Board Fights The Heat
The Livingston County Fair usually lands
on one of the hottest weeks of the year, and this year is no
different. Fair Board President, Shane Baxter says the Fair Board has
worked in recent years to help alleviate the problem.
Baxter says a few years ago they
began placing soaker hoses on the roof of the hog barn to cool the
roof. That in turn helps to lower the temperature inside the barn.
Shade screens are also used to block the sun in the afternoons, mainly
for the hogs.
Baxter says for the cattle,
sheep and goats, that building is a little different.
If anyone wants to help with the
Fan Fund Drive, to supply fans that will be used at this and future
fairs, they can speak with any of the fair board members and they will
be glad to take donations.
Livingston County Fair - Wednesday
Rabbits and Market hogs are arriving
today at the Livingston County fairgrounds and Wednesday they are the
main attraction. Fair Board President Shane Baxter says Wednesday's
Activities begin early.
The Country Jamboree was
scheduled for 7:30 Wednesday, but Baxter says because of the heat,
they moved it back to 8:00 to hopefully allow things to cool down. It
is still scheduled to be held in the arena., admission is a free will
donation. At about 8:30 is the dance sponsored by the Livingston
county 4H Council and it is free. The dance will be held in the expo
Tennessee Man Arrested in Livingston County
A Tennessee man was arrested by State
Troopers in Livingston County this (Tuesday) morning. Sixty-one year
old John Gorman of Memphis was arrested on a Livingston County warrant
for alleged failure to display plates on the vehicle. He was also
arrested for alleged driving without a valid driver's license, no
insurance and an illegal u-turn on a divided highway. Gorman was taken
to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
Accident Closed US 36 Near Marceline Overnight
An accident on US 36 at the Marceline
Junction closed eastbound US 36 for several hours overnight. The
Missouri Highway Patrol says no-one was injured when an eastbound semi
lost control and lost its load of steel tubes. MoDOT and the Highway
Patrol closed the eastbound lanes from about 9:30 pm until 3:00 am.
Heat Warning Begins Wednesday
An excessive Heat warning was expected to
begin today, but the National Weather Service has pushed that back a
day as dewpoints will not meet the criteria until Wednesday.
Meteorologist Jimmy Barham says Temperatures today will be a little
hotter than Monday.
Barham says That heat will
continue into the weekend.
<Audio: Barham 2>
Relief from the heat is not expected until Sunday. Barham says for our
area, things may cool slightly on Saturday for our area, but a cool
front and showers are expected on Sunday.
Chillicothe Cooling Centers Available
Temperatures near the 100 degree mark
this week and heat index values around 110, mean it may be hard to
escape the heat. If you don't have air-conditioning, this could be a
miserable week. The Chillicothe community has several cooling
stations, they include:
County Health Center,
Center for Youth and Families,
River Multi Purpose Center (Senior Center),
Livingston County Library,
Calvary Baptist Church,
And 55 and Go - the former RSVP
These locations are open
during normal business hours and it may be a good idea to call before
you head to your chosen location.
Check On Your Neighbors During The Heat
With the very hot conditions over the
next several days, remember to be a good neighbor and family member.
Remember to check on you neighbors and relatives, especially the
elderly and very young, and those with existing heath conditions. If
they do not have a way to keep cool, maybe invite them over for a bit
to help them out.
Sheriff Steve Cox reminds area residents that if you are unable to
check on someone during the extreme heat, you can call their office
and they will help out however they can. The non-emergency number for
the sheriff's department is 646-0515.
Several incidents are in the Chillicothe
Police Department report.
evening, officers took a report of careless driving and leaving the
scene of an accident in the 400 block of S. Washington St. and the 400
block of Cowgill St. The investigation is on-going.
Early Sunday morning, officers took a report of possible property
damage in the 1700 block of Deringer Dr.
Also on Sunday, officers took a report of a stolen vehicle in the 400
block of Williams St. A suspect has been identified and charges are
Monday evening, officers
investigated possible drug possession in the 400 block of Clay St. The
reports state the investigation is closed.
Police Warn Of SCAM
Chillicothe residents are receiving phone
calls from people identifying themselves as from the IRS or US
Treasury Department. The Chillicothe Police Department reported the
person that is calling claims there is a problem with the local
resident's taxes or unpaid taxes. They threaten to call the police and
have you arrested if you don't provide them with the information they
This is a SCAM. Do not give them
your information. Just hang up. If you want to check with the IRS to
verify any problems, call the IRS on their Toll Free number,
Remember, is there is a
problem with your taxes, your first contact will be through the mail.
The IRS WILL NOT call you and make threats.
Troopers Arrest Two In Daviess County
State Troopers in Daviess County arrested
two from out of state on Monday, both about 5:00 pm.
21 year old Austin Poetsch of Oregon City Oregon and 20 year old Blake
Love of Scottsdale, Arizona were both arrested for alleged possession
of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
They were taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on 24 hour holds.
Administrator On Council Special Agenda
The Chillicothe City Council will meet in special session Tuesday
evening to discuss the candidates for Chillicothe City Administrator.
The meeting will start at 5:00 pm and will go immediately into closed
Administrator's position has been vacant since Ike Holland left in
mid-April to take a similar position in Minnesota.
Livingston Co Commission Meetings
The Livingston county Commissioners will meet Tuesday and Thursday in
the Commission room. The meetings begin at 9:30 am.
Tuesday at 9:30, the commissioners will meet as the Board of
Equalization. At 11:00 am, architects will meet with the commissioners
to discuss the Courthouse Parking Lots
Both meetings include County road and bridge matters and
administrative and departmental duties.
Four Headed To Prison After Sentencing
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department will transport four people
to the Missouri Department of Corrections following sentencing in
Livingston County Court. They include:
year old Starla Maberry of Chillicothe - 7 years and an ITP program
for Possession Controlled Substance
year old Scott E. Robinson of Wheeling - 7 years and a 120 day program
for a Probation Violation for Passing Bad Checks
26 year old Jacob M. Powell of Carrollton - 12 years for a Probation
Violation for Distribution Controlled Substance
27 year old Jonathan S. Robison of Brookfield - 7 years and Shock Time
for 2nd degree Assault
Livingston Co Fair Baby Show Winners
The Livingston county Fair Baby show had 44 contestants this year from
infant to 4 years old. The contest is broken into boys and girls and
six age categories.
For the 0 to 6 months,
1st place boy is Waylon Dysart, son of Brittany and Cody Dysart
1st place girl is Quinn Vail, daughter of Savannah Jimenez
7 to 12
1st place boy is Krew Anderson, son
of Tyler & Kristen Anderson
1st place girl
is Scarlette Grimes, daughter of Whitney & Bill Grimes
13 to 18
1st place boy is Leighton Bonderer
son of Brad & Taylor Bonderer
19 to 24 months
1st place boy
is Kreedyn Woodworth, son of Colin & Katie Woodworth
1st place girl is Ariyan Sullivan, daughter of Kevin & Tiffany
25 to 36 months
1st place boy
is Xander McClintick, son of Lainee Kimmis
1st place girl is Tymber Singer, daughter of Jerry & Ashley Singer
Future 4H and FFA
Boy is Broxton
Rodenberg, son of Brandi & Jessie Rodenberg
Girl is Mayleigh Crawford, daughter of Chad & Kaci Crawford
Livestock Arrive On Fairground Tuesday
Livestock Shows begin Tuesday and several animals will be arriving.
Fair Board President Shane Baxter says that includes the swine.
Baxter says the market hogs must
arrive from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and there will be no weigh in Wednesday,
only Tuesday night.
There will be an
opportunity to take in some entertainment as the Country Jamboree
Music Show rehearsal will be at 6:00 pm in the arena.
Leamer Is 2017 Livingston Co Fair Queen
The 2017 Livingston County Fair Queen is Emma Leamer. The 2017
Livingston County Fair Royalty were announced Sunday afternoon. Leamer
says she is not showing at this year's fair, but she will be busy.
<Audio: Leamer 1>
Leamer is the daughter of Michael and Natale Leamer and a 2017 CHS
Graduate. She says she will begin college this fall.
Leamer says she looks forward to
participating in the 2018 State Fair Queen Competition, as the
deadline for the 2017 Fair has already passed.
Livingston County Fair Royalty
The 2017 Livingston county Fair Royalty was crowned Sunday afternoon
in the ceremony conducted by the Chillicothe FFA.
This year's Queen is Emma Leamer and runners up are Echo Essick and
The Princess is Sidney
Baxter, with runners up Rachel Holt and Maddison Eller.
Jr Princess is Quincey Jessen, with runners up Joselyn Alkire and
And Clover Princess is Carmen
Woodworth, with runners up Harlee Beck and Timberlynn Palmer
Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report
Two arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department report from the
Saturday, officers arrested
Lyndsay M Mello for alleged possession of stolen property. The arrest
followed a traffic stop at Washington and Clay, where the officer
noticed items that did not belong to the driver. The items were found
to have been stolen in Carroll County. Mellow was turned over to a
Carroll County Deputy.
were called for a report of harassment in the 1200 block of
Washington. That investigation continues.
Early Friday morning, a complaint of careless and imprudent driving
was investigated. Officers located the driver and arrested Gregory A
Johnson for alleged driving while revoked and driving while
intoxicated. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Arrest Two In Area Counties
State Troopers report two arrests in the area counties Sunday.
At 6:30 pm in Livingston County, 34 year old Jeffrey Davenport of
Chillicothe was arrested for alleged Possession of a controlled
substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and on a Livingston
County warrant for alleged driving while revoked. He was held at the
Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
9:30 pm in Daviess County, troopers arrested 21 year old Graham
Oldfather of Wichita for alleged DWI, Careless and Imprudent driving
and speeding, 80 in a 60 zone. He was also taken to the Daviess Dekalb
Sheriff's Office Investigates Unattended Death
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department was called to investigate
an unattended death in rural Livingston County on Saturday. Sheriff
Steve Cox say the death may be a suicide.
Chillicothe School Board Meets Tuesday
The Chillicothe R-II School Board meets Tuesday at 6:30 to handle
Construction Change Orders, Board Policy Changes and setting the meal
prices for the upcoming School year. The meeting will be held at the
District Office at 6:30 pm. Other items on the agenda include setting
the date for the tax rate hearing, Bid Considerations, elementary
School Grants and the benefits request by the Salary and Welfare
An executive session is planned
following the regular meeting.
the School Board meeting, at 5:30 pm, the board will meet for a
workshop session to work on the development of the 2017/18 Board
First Day For Animals At The County Fair
This is the first day for animals at the Livingston County Fair.
Broiler Chickens arrive from 8:00 to 8:30 this morning for the Broiler
Chicken Show that will begin at 9:00. Winners will be selected and the
Broilers will be released after the show.
The Dog Show will take place in the Jenkins Expos Center beginning at
9:00, with judging in several classes and events.
The 4H and FFA exhibits, which will be on display in the Litton Ag
Education Building, will be judged beginning at 6:00.
Hams will also arrive at the Jenkins Building at 6:00.
Highway Patrol Investigates Brookfield Shooting
The Missouri State Highway Patrol's division of Drug and Crime
Control has completed their investigation of an Officer Involved
Shooting on July 2nd in Brookfield.
A 39 year old Brookfield resident Jason R Buckallew was
arrested on a Linn County Felony warrant for Assault first
degree-serious physical injury or special victim and armed criminal
The Charges stem from a pursuit on July 2nd when the
Brookfield Police Department began a pursuit of Buckallew who was
operating an all terrain vehicle that had been observed driving in a
careless manner. The ATV entered private property and turned around. A
Brookfield police officer exited his vehicle and was on foot
attempting to contact the driver of the ATV when the officer was hit
by the ATV. The officer then discharged his department issued handgun
hitting the suspect twice. Both parties were transported for medical
The Patrol turned over all of the applicable evidence
to the Adair County Prosecuting Attorney who was appointed to review
the use of force by the Brookfield Officer.
Livingston County Fair Begins In Earnest
The Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fair
begins in earnest Sunday with several events. Fair Board President
Shane Baxter says Sunday's events include the Queen coronation at
2:00, Style Show modeling at 3:00, Baby Contest at 3:30 and Talent
Show at 4:30. The Horse Show begins at 5:30pm
Baxter says animal shows begin on Monday and run
through the week
<Audio: Shane Baxter
That evening project judging will be in the Green
Building and more animals will arrive on Tuesday
<Audio: Shane Baxter
Baxter will talk more about the fair schedule on
Monday's KCHI news
Livingston County Fair Blacksmith Event
Winners have been announced for the first
ever Blacksmith event at the Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fair.
In the Intermediate division Keagan Valbracht was 1st,
Yoo Jung Lee was 2nd and Wade Horton was 3rd
In the Beginners division, Tucker Narr was 1st, Jackson
Reeter was 2nd and Porter Ficken was 3rd
Blacksmithing tools and items made through the years
will on display at the fairgrounds
Livingston County Fair Shooting Sports Winners
Shooting event sports at the Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fair
started earlier this week. Kevin Hanson has the winners in Wednesday's
Shot Gun events
Hanson also has the Senior Division winners
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The Archery and small bore event winners will be
Area FCCLA Members In Nashville 7/15
Members from the Chillicothe FCCLA
or Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the recent
National Leadership Conference in Nashville.
Attending from Chillicothe High School were
Christen Brown and Drew Minnis plus Middle School student Annsley
Christy. Brown is the 2017-18 Missouri State Vice President of Public
Relations and attended the State Officer Training and National Network
Minnis is the Region 2 President and attended
Engage Track which strengthens leadership skills used to unify people
through communication, collaboration and conflict management. He was
also one of ten students from across the nation to receive a "Unite in
Red" Red Jacket during the opening session.