Obituary

Funeral service for Jeffrey Bowman set for Wednesday

A Funeral service for 27-year-old Jeffrey Carl Bowman of Chillicothe will be Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the Calvary Baptist Church of Chillicothe with burial in the Plainview Cemetery of Chula. A scheduled family visitation will be Tuesday night from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock at the Lindley Funeral Home of Chillicothe. Survivors of […]

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Mercer County firefighters respond to fire at Smithfield hog confinement farm

The Mercer County Fire Protection District, Medicine Creek Fire Protection District, and Mercer Fire Protection District responded to Smithfield Badger Farm 5 for a hog confinement fire on Tuesday, March 28. Mercer County Fire reports the fire went through the roof in the office portion of the facility when crews arrived at the scene of […]

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Court date set for Maysville teacher accused of sexual contact with students

The Maysville school district reports Instructor Rodney Thomas has been placed on administrative leave from his job as a junior high math teacher and a coach with the wrestling program. The 39-year-old Thomas was arrested on multiple alleged sexual contact accusations and related charges in DeKalb County. A statement from the Maysville school indicates Thomas has […]

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Meadville woman faces meth charge in Grundy County

A Meadville woman has been arrested on a Grundy County warrant.  Thirty-one year old Dorothy Kathryn Archuleta is charged with possession of a controlled substance, identified as methamphetamine, on May 24th.   Bond is $15,000 cash, with the defendant to appear in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, September 13th. Thirty-year […]

Obituary

Funeral services for firefighter Edward “Ed” Cosgrove set for Thursday, July 28

Edward Austin Cosgrove, Jr., age 53, a resident of Utica, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Utica, Missouri. Edward was born the son of Edward Austin and Delaine Marie (Curtis) Cosgrove, on February 2, 1963, in Chillicothe, Missouri. He was a graduate of Lockport High School, Lockport, Illinois. Edward worked as a […]

Chillicothe Fire Department recognized as”Fire Department of the Year” by Missouri Fire Fighters Association

The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri has named The Chillicothe Fire Department as “Department Of The Year” for 2016. The FFAM serves 7, 533 members and 367 fire departments. The award was presented to the department at the FFAM 62 annual convention held at Tan Tara resort. The Chillicothe Fire Department is a progressive Department with […]

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Identifying weeds just got easier with this app for smartphones

The University of Missouri Extension recently released an update for its free ID Weeds app for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices to help people easily identify weeds in the field, lawn, or garden. Kevin Bradley, an MU Extension weed scientist, says the update includes new graphics and is more user-friendly than the initial version.  The app […]

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Learn all about the tax issue: Trenton Fire Tax “Sparks” interest

A Trenton committee promoting the city sales tax issue for the fire department points out home and business owners could see lower insurance premiums once a proposed fire training facility is established at Trenton.  Part of the revenue generated by a one-quarter of a cent sales tax is earmarked for firefighter training locally and from […]

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Carrollton police officer resigns in wake of sexual misconduct allegation

A Carrollton Police Officer has resigned their position in the wake of a sexual misconduct allegation. Chief Robert Turner of the Carrollton Police Department reports the allegation occurred on February 17, 2016. After an internal investigation, the Chief suspended the officer pending a hearing, however, the officer chose to resign prior to the hearing. The […]