2021 City of Chillicothe website 2021

Chillicothe City Council take action on personnel matters

The Chillicothe City Council took action on personnel matters during an executive session on August 30th. Chillicothe City Clerk Rozanne Frampton reports the council approved increasing the number of paid-by-call firefighters by one and hiring Hollie Anderson as that additional firefighter/medic. The hiring will be contingent upon a physical. Casey McCollum and Carrie Algozzini were […]

Audio: Red Cross deploys Missouri responders to help with Hurricane Ida relief efforts

The American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas is deploying teams to Louisiana to help respond to Hurricane Ida.     Ten Red Cross responders from the Missouri and Arkansas region have been deployed to help with hurricane relief efforts, with more expected to leave this week. The group is helping with sheltering hurricane victims […]

Grundy R-5 School

Masks optional in school buildings for students and staff, mandatory on school buses in Grundy R-5 School District

The Grundy R-5 Board of Education has approved a resolution for COVID-19 mitigation strategies. Masks will be optional in all school buildings for students and staff. Masks will be required for students and the driver to ride on school buses. Other strategies include social distancing when possible, extra cleaning of all surfaces, and assigned seats […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

Highway Patrol provides a summary of new laws related to public safety, transportation, watercraft, & protection of children

The abbreviated descriptions below are intended to make the public aware of some of the new legislation enacted by the Missouri General Assembly, which is related to crime and motor vehicles. The listed legislation has been signed into law. Unless otherwise noted, these laws will go into effect on August 28, 2021.  SB 26 PROVISIONS […]

St. Joseph School District Website

Audio: St. Joseph School District to require students to wear masks when they return to the classroom on August 23

Students in Pre-K-12, staff, and visitors will be required to wear masks indoors in the St. Joseph School District beginning August 23, 2021, the first day of school for the district, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will not be required outdoors.     Following presentations and discussion, the St. Joseph Board of Education voted 5 […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve LAGERS retirement program; update provided on new electric and water meter installation

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on Monday, July 12 approved the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System performing a payroll case study. That was after two LAGERS employees presented information on the retirement program. The LAGERS employees reported that if the city chose to enter the LAGERS retirement program, a new payroll case study would […]

Linn County Prosecuting Attorney Shiante McMahon speaks during an April 23 mock trial of the Big Bad Wolf put on for students in local schools. (Photo courtesy Linn County Prosecuting Attorney's Office via Facebook)

Linn County roiled by prosecutor’s charge of racism, sexism in Marceline Police Department

(Missouri Independent) – When Linn County Prosecuting Attorney Shiante McMahon saw a photo of one of her campaign shirts defaced with obscene, racist, and sexist writing — and learned it had been on display in the headquarters of the Marceline Police Department — she decided a complaint with the city wouldn’t do any good. So she posted the photo […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol to graduate 29 new troopers in July 23 ceremony

The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 29 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, July 23, 2021. The ceremony will take place on the South Lawn of the Missouri State Capitol and the public is invited. The graduation ceremony will be live-streamed on the Patrol’s YouTube channel. […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department receives six breath testing instruments

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded six preliminary breath testing instruments from a grant application to the Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Safety and Traffic Division. Sheriff Steve Cox reports the preliminary breath testing instruments are assigned to road patrol deputy sheriffs to assist with driving while intoxicated investigations and can be “a […]

Lieutenant Gerard G. Callahan

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotion of Gerard Callahan

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion: Sergeant Gerard G. Callahan, Q/HRD, will be promoted to lieutenant and transfer to the Patrol Records Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, where he will serve as the Patrol’s Custodian of Records effective June 1, 2021. Callahan was appointed to […]

Jessica Busker

Woman charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child assigned to Division One of Livingston County court

A case has been certified for Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court for a Chillicothe woman charged with six counts of felony first degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk. Twenty-four-year-old Jessica Maurine Busker is scheduled for arraignment on June 15th. Co-defendant 21-year-old Cloyce Oliver Wollard of Chillicothe entered a guilty […]