Matthew Ryan Rouner

Adopted son of Jameson couple charged after fire destroys home on May 31

A man described as homeless has been charged in Daviess County with multiple felonies after a house fire at the home of his adopted parents in Jameson. Matthew Rouner faces charges of stealing, motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and prior stealing offender, burglary, second degree, and three counts of stealing, firearm/explosive weapon/ammonium nitrate. He also faces misdemeanor stealing. […]

Vehicle Fire

Fire destroys truck east of Dawn

Fire on Saturday afternoon destroyed a four-door truck east of Dawn. Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen said an attached trailer loaded with a skid steer appeared to be unaffected by the fire. All occupants were out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived and found the truck fully involved. Approximately 900 gallons of water were […]

Fire Truck

Fire damages machine shed west of Trenton

Firefighters described the damage as “major” when fire consumed a machine shed west of Trenton. Crews from three departments went to the scene before 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at 847 Southwest 3rd Street which is near the Grundy-Daviess County line. Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District listed the owner as Brandon Eads. Upon arrival, firefighters […]

House Fire

Fire destroys home at Roach Lake south of Chillicothe

A residence at Roach Lake is considered a total loss after a fire on Wednesday morning. The fire is under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal. Chillicothe Fire Chief Eric Reeter reports the residence, owned by Tracy Englert, was fully involved in fire when the Chillicothe Fire Department arrived and requested Dawn, Hale, Wheeling, […]

Large bale of hay

Baling wet hay becomes hot news

High-moisture grass baled above 24% moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Overheated bales can burn down a hay barn. Craig Roberts, University of Missouri forage specialist, said frequent rains this year help grass growth, but it’s been bad for making hay. He’s part of the team on a weekly MU Extension teleconference between state and regional […]