House Fire

House fire at intersection of Route Y and O believed to be caused by electrical short

Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District Chief Kenny Roberts reports a fire caused extensive damage to a house at the intersection of Routes O and Y Tuesday evening. The Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District provided mutual aid to the Spickard Fire Protection District at the house owned and lived in by Donnie and Nancy […]

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, […]

Fatal Fire

47-year-old Livingston County man dies in Friday night fire

Chillicothe Fire Department Chief Eric Reeter reports human remains were found in the debris of a single-wide trailer that burned Friday night in rural Livingston County. Firefighters were dispatched shortly after 9 o’clock to 9803 Livingston County Road 228 and discovered a single wide trailer fully involved in fire. Reeter said the blaze was extinguished, and […]

Firetruck

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to Cooke Sales and Service building

A storage building and its contents were destroyed by fire Tuesday night along Washington Street in Chillicothe. The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to the location near 1401 Washington Street with Fire Chief Eric Reeter describing it as BEHIND the old Cooke Sales and Service building. Upon arrival by Chillicothe fire personnel and equipment, Chief Reeter […]

Grand River Mutual

59 attend annual stockholder meeting of Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation

Fifty-nine attended the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation at the GRM Networks Office in Princeton on Wednesday morning with 1,568 represented by proxy. Directors Bruce George of Allerton, Iowa, Mike Quick of Lamoni, Iowa, and Tim Lance of Barnard were re-elected for three-year terms. The board of directors elected […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education offers contract to Superintendent

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education has offered a one-year contract to the Superintendent. The board offered the contract to Jonnie Beavers from the South Harrison R-2 School District. The salary has not yet been disclosed. The board also approved a new salary schedule with a $500 increase in the base. Superintendent Burnie Schneiderheinze reports […]

Firetruck

Chillicothe Fire Department provides aid to Hale Fire District; home a total loss

The Chillicothe Fire Department provided mutual aid for a structure fire Friday morning that Captain Derrick Allen says left a home a total loss. Allen reports the Hale Fire Protection District requested a tanker and personnel to help control the fully involved fire at 22124 U. S. Highway 65. Chillicothe firefighters observed heavy fire throughout […]

Fire downtown Trenton

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to blaze in downtown Trenton

Chillicothe’s Fire Chief provided his news release on their mutual aid efforts in fighting the fire last night in the 600 block of Main Street in Trenton. In part, Chief Darrell Wright credits a firewall between the middle building and the north building which slowed the spread of the fire. That would be the firewall between […]