Farm Service Agency

Grundy County agriculture stats remain virtually unchanged for the last week

Grundy County agriculture statistics indicate the soil moisture supplies and local crop conditions this week are virtually unchanged from last weeks’ report. According to the Farm Service Agency, topsoil moisture continues to be 15% very short, 50% short, and 35% adequate.  Subsoil moisture supply continues to be similar at 10% very short, 40% short, and […]

Drought Graphic

Drought conditions deepen in northern Missouri to include 20 counties

Parts of twenty northern Missouri counties are now listed with severe drought conditions. The latest U.S. drought monitor index map for Missouri was released Thursday which shows about 47% of the state’s population is affected by abnormal dryness or drought conditions. Area counties experiencing severe drought are Grundy, Daviess, DeKalb, Caldwell, Clinton, Livingston, Linn, and Chariton. Portions […]

Drought Graphic

With rain deficit nearing 10-inches, soil moisture supplies not faring well with farmers

The recent lack of rainfall has increased the percentages that are short on topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies in Grundy County. A Monday report from the Farm Service Agency office in Trenton shows topsoil moisture is 50% short and 15% very short. Both figures are greater than last week. Thirty-five percent of the topsoil moisture […]

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Drought conditions in North Missouri continue to worsen

Six area counties in northern Missouri are now listed with a D-2 or severe drought designation. The U.S. Drought Monitor index issued a map Thursday indicating worsening drought for the western parts of Grundy and Livingston counties as well as all, or nearly all, of Daviess, Caldwell, DeKalb, and Clinton Counties. Three counties in extreme northeast Missouri also […]

Guilty plea

Chillicothe man pleads guilty in crash that claimed life of infant near Chillicothe

A Chillicothe man pleaded guilty in Livingston County Circuit Court Wednesday to a felony charge stemming from a fatality accident in April 2017. Online court information shows 23-year-old Benjamin Wesley Davis had been charged with operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident. The court sentenced him to one year […]

Court News

Prison sentence handed down in Division One of Grundy County court

A Minnesota man has been sentenced to prison after pleaded guilty to three felony charges stemming from incidents in April and May in Grundy County. Larry Edward Brown Junior of Lakefield, Minnesota appeared yesterday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Guilty pleas were entered on April charges of tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting, […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Joint investigation by CPD and Livingston County Sheriff leads to arrest of Wheeling man

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a joint communication and investigation by the sheriff’s office and Chillicothe Police Department lead to the arrest of a Wheeling man Wednesday for alleged felony stealing. Online court information shows 31-year-old Adam Daniel Caudill has been charged with felony stealing $750 or more. Cox says Caudill was transported to […]

Ticks

Illness from mosquito, flea, tick bites has tripled since 2004

University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch urges Missouri residents to take precautions to ward off mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas this summer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in May that diseases from the bites of these insects tripled from 2004 to 2016. Also, CDC reported that nine new […]

Police Investigation

Chillicothe man arrested for attempting to bribe juvenile for lewd photos

A Chillicothe resident, 30-year-old Cody Allen Minard, awaits a preliminary hearing next week on a felony charge of attempted sexual exploitation of a juvenile.  Minard was arrested Saturday by Chillicothe Police with a warrant issued Sunday. At an arraignment Monday in Livingston County Associate Circuit Court, bond was set at $15,000 cash with certain conditions. Online […]