Trenton Fire Chief Rick Morris, on Monday morning, lifted the ban on outdoor burning that had been in effect in the city due to June's dry conditions. The Grundy County Commission will consider whether to lift the burn ban in rural areas of Grundy County when they meet this week (Tuesday).
The Highway Patrol says a Carrollton man received SERIOUS injuries when the John Deere Gator utility vehicle he was operating hit the rear of a towed unit on a rural road near Carrollton. Fifty-nine year old David Grimpo of Carrollton was flown by medical helicopter to North Kansas City Hospital.
U.S. Congressional and Senate offices are expected to be contacted again this week seeking assistance for a Trenton family. Ian and Ali Gray and their daughters Lauren and Gemma, moved to Trenton from England in 1995 via an Investor VISA to own and operate the Lakeview Restaurant and Motor Lodge. The VISA requires renewals.
Bluegrass music scheduled to be played on Friday night at downtown Chillicothe's Silver Moon Plaza has been moved to the CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH's FAMILY LIFE CENTER. This will allow spectators the opportunity to avoid the dangerous outdoor heat wave, and enjoy the air conditioning provided indoors.
2009 Trenton High School graduate Lauren Gray received a degree this spring from Stephens College in Columbia, and upon first glance, appears like an "All-American" girl. Yet, she is in danger of being deported to England when she turns 21 years of age on August 8th. The reason is that she moved with her family from England to Trenton when she was four years old, and at age 21, she will no longer qualify to stay under her parent's investor visa.
A Brookfield man, who escaped from the Livingston County Jail in Chillicothe on Wednesday night, was arrested early Thursday night in Brookfield. Forty-one year old Bobby Waddle was taken into custody. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox said the other prisoner who escaped from the jail, 22-year old Tony Dawson of Brookfield, was arrested early Thursday morning hiding at a residence in the 200 block of Clay Street in Chillicothe. Dawson was taken into custody without incident.
Trenton will be among four sites in Missouri where meetings will be held this month to explain new permit regulations for concentrated animal feeding operations. The free sessions are sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension commercial agriculture swine focus team and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Independence Day will be observed in Gallatin with activities on Wednesday night at Dockery Park. There will be a barbecue, crafts, and games at 7 o'clock, a variety program at 8:30, and fireworks at dusk (about 9:45).
A Chillicothe man is accused of several traffic violations following a police pursuit involving a four-wheeler. Chillicothe Police Sergeant Scott Chubick said officers attempted a traffic stop of a four-wheeler near the intersection of Jackson Street and Elm Street on Friday night. However, the driver DID NOT stop and a pursuit commenced.
Two people were hurt when a small utility vehicle overturned northwest of Unionville late Sunday afternoon. The driver, 66 year old Hubert Anderson of Pleasant Valley, and an occupant, 59 year old Larry Caras of Excelsior Springs, received what the Highway Patrol called SERIOUS injuries.
The Missouri Day Festival Parade scheduled for Saturday, October 20th in Trenton already has 60 entries, with entries being accepted for another THREE months. None of those early entries are bands or military. The focus of the 2012 parade is to "honor National Guard soldiers" who recently returned from duty overseas. All National Guard units from across Missouri have been invited to participate.
Two Brookfield residents have been charged in Livingston County with Escaping From Confinement. Forty one year old Bobby Waddle and 22 year old Tony Dawson are accused of escaping from the Livingston County Jail on Wednesday night.
Chillicothe Police Officers are responding to reports of animals being "neglected" in the extreme heat wave striking the area this week. Officers this week responded to the Wal-Mart parking lot in Chillicothe, to a report of a dog locked in a vehicle, with no water and outside temperatures above 100 degrees.
The "Freedom Festival" scheduled for Chillicothe on Wednesday, July 4th has been cancelled. There is a ban on the use of fireworks throughout Livingston County, including Chillicothe, because of the dry conditions. The scheduled fireworks show on July 7th in the Simpson Park/Country Club area has been cancelled.
An entertainer for children and families, Jim Cosgrove, presents a concert in Chillicothe on Wednesday, August 1st. Cosgrove, described as a singer, speaker, and writer, performs "interactive" concerts, concentrating on a message of "hanging on to the wonder of youth", and "loving yourself, your neighbors, and the earth".
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking the week of Independence Day to remind the public to "drive safely" to their destinations. Sergeant Brent Bernhardt is a Public Information Officer with the Highway Patrol:
Governor Jay Nixon HAS directed the Missouri Department of Agriculture, to request the USDA Farm Service Agency open Conservation Reserve Program lands to grazing in counties meeting requirements for shortages of hay/forage and precipitation.