Missouri Congressman Cleaver warns against tariffs

A Kansas City congressman who also represents parts of west-central Missouri warns tariffs are having a “devastating impact” on some industries in the Show-Me State. Fifth District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver hosted a meeting between farmers and the Canadian Consul General last week in Higginsville.     Cleaver tells Missourinet China is targeting states President Trump […]

911 Emergency

New Missouri law allows counties more options to collect 911 fees

A new Missouri law will let counties start collecting fees on cell phones and wireless devices to help finance their 911 operations. Zim Schwartze with the Springfield Greene County 911 Department says the measure will be helpful to the many counties that still fund their 911 services through landline fees.     The bill authorizes […]

FCS Farm Credit Services

FCS Financial stockholders elect directors

Through a mail ballot, the stockholders of FCS Financial elected four directors to the board. Elected by the cooperative’s member-owners were Glen Cope of Aurora, Mo., incumbent Mark DeShon of Clarksdale, Mo., incumbent Dan Devlin of Edina, Mo., and Beth Schnitker of Middletown, Mo. Each will serve three-year terms. FCS Financial provides credit and financial […]

Burn Ban

Burn ban issued for city of Chillicothe and Livingston County

A burn ban has been initiated for Livingston County and the city of Chillicothe due to the continued dry weather. Emergency Management Director Darrell Wright said the ban on outdoor burning was authorized today through the office of the state fire marshal and Livingston County Commission.  The Mayor of Chillicothe also authorized a ban on open burning as set […]

Charges Filed

Felony assault charge filed against Chillicothe man who injured police officers

A charge has been filed in Livingston County against a Chillicothe resident who’s accused of creating a disturbance and allegedly injuring two police officers on Saturday evening. Twenty-seven-year-old Robert Michael Contello of 425 Clay Street is charged with a felony of assault in the third-degree special victim. Online court information lists a bond of $25,000 cash. […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Trenton resident facing felony charges after stabbing incident

A Trenton resident is facing felony charges following an alleged stabbing at a residence Sunday morning with the victim taken to Wright Memorial Hospital. Thirty-two-year-old Heather Gayle Michael of 308 East 8th Street is charged with domestic assault in the second degree. Court information says another person, described as a family or household member, sustained […]

Hymax 2018

Chillicothe FFA member attend HYMAX Academy

A member from the Chillicothe FFA Chapter, Connor Keithley, recently attended the 6th Annual HYMAX Academy. HYMAX, which is sponsored by the Missouri FFA Association, was held at Camp Rising Sun located within the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The academy provided extensive leadership training for 100 high school students who are members of […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police respond to call of individual threatening self-harm

Officers with the Chillicothe Police Department responded to the 400 block of Clay Street Saturday evening on a report of a person creating a disturbance and threatening to harm himself. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports that upon officers arrival, the subject became resistive and was accused of assaulting two officers who received minor injuries.  The […]

Motorcycle Crash

Novinger man life-flighted after being ejected from motorcycle

A Novinger man was hurt Saturday evening when the motorcycle he was operating traveled off a road south of Novinger. Fifty-eight-year-old Stephen Embree was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, then flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia. The accident happened two miles south of Novinger on Route K as Embree […]

Farm Service Agency FSA

Farms in northern Missouri may be eligible for cost-share assistance under Emergency Conservation Program

Farms and ranches experiencing severe drought conditions in several northern Missouri counties may be eligible for cost-share assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP). The Grundy County Farm Service Agency reports those counties include Grundy, Harrison, Livingston, Putnam, Sullivan, and Schuyler. The United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency administers the ECP and provides […]

Person handling Liquor

Two in Chillicothe cited for supplying liquor to a minor

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has released the results of a recent alcohol compliance enforcement. Sheriff Steve Cox reports a 26-year-old Chillicothe man in the 100 block of Washington Street in Chillicothe and a 50-year-old man in the 1100 block of Washington Street were cited for supplying liquor to a minor. The sheriff’s department teamed […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in North Missouri for the week of July 9, 2018

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in North Missouri planned for the week of July 9 – 15 from the Missouri Department of Transportation. In addition to the work listed below, there may be pothole patching, mowing, shoulder work, bridge maintenance, striping, brush cutting, guardrail repairs, litter pick up […]