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August 2, 2016 - Livingston County voters cast ballots Tuesday to determine who will advance to the county's general election in November. Among offices being voted upon were the east and west district commissioner posts. In addition, Rusty Black, a retired ag instructor, who resides in rural Chillicothe, captured 86 percent of the votes cast in a two-way Republican primary contest for the office of 7th District state representative. Read details...

June 30, 2016 - Livingston County Collector-Treasurer Paula McCoy has announced that county taxpayers can now make tax payments online through the DEVNET wEdge e-government solution website. Livingston County's wEdge application has been providing the public with access to tax information since February 2015. Read details...

May 3, 2016 - Members of the Livingston County 4-H Power Clovers helped preserve American history by planting a Liberty Tree on Arbor Day (April 29) on the Livingston County Courthouse grounds. Planting this tree was part of a unique service-learning initiative launched in February by the Missouri 4-H Foundation in partnership with Crader Distributing and local STIHL dealers, according to Jena Eskew, program associate for the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Youth and the 4-H leader for the North Missouri Center for Youth and Families' Power Clovers 4-H Club. Students planted the tree Friday morning after Eskew provided brief background information of the Liberty Tree to those in attendance. Read details...

April 12, 2016 - Events took place Monday afternoon at the Livingston County Courthouse in recognition of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Those in attendance were welcomed by Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox and a proclamation was issued by Mayor Chuck Haney (read by Councilman-at-large David Moore) declaring National Crime Victims' Rights Week as April 10-16. A Crime Victims' Rights Week video was shown to the audience called Serving Victims, Building Trust, Restoring Hope, and Katrina Apley spoke to those in attendance about her experience with being the victim of a drunk driver. Read details...

April 11, 2016 - The Livingston County Republican Caucus took place Saturday. April 9, on the second floor of the Livingston County Courthouse. The purpose of the caucus was to elect delegates and alternate delegates for the 6th District Republican Convention at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, which will be at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center at the Chillicothe High School. The 2016 State Convention will be May 20-21 in Branson. The Livingston County Democrat Mass Meeting took place Thursday evening in the county commission meeting room of the Livingston County Courthouse to select delegates and alternates for the 6th Congressional District Convention later this month in Brookfield. The meeting was the first level of a multi-tiered delegate selection process in Missouri. The 6th Congressional District meeting will take place April 28. Delegates and alternates will also be able to attend the Missouri State Democratic Convention on June 18th. The Democratic National Convention will be July 25-28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read details...

April 6, 2016 - The Chillicothe R-2 school bond issue passed with a 63.09 percent approval as a result of the April 5, 2016, election. Overall, the bond issue question received 1,258 "Yes" votes and 736 "No" votes. The election saw a 26 percent voter turnout, with 1,994 of Chillicothe School District's 7,803 registered voters casting ballots. Voters approved the bond issue in an almost steady 2:1 fashion. There were voters from many different wards / townships (plus absentee voters) concerning the school bond issue. Read details...

March 22, 2016 - On Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, the municipal election will be held, followed by the primary election which will be Tuesday, August 2, and the general election, which will be Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Polls for each election are open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Individuals who are unable to vote at the polls may contact County Clerk Parks to make arrangements to vote absentee. Absentee ballots are available six weeks prior to each election. The County Clerk's office is located on the second floor of the courthouse, and the telephone number is 660-646-8000, ext. 3. Read details...

March 16, 2016 - Results of the March 15 presidential preference primary election in Livingston County mirrored much of Missouri's results - producing a close race between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Sanders garnered just one vote over Clinton in Livingston County (less than one-tenth of 1 percent difference); statewide, Clinton edged out Sanders by approximately 1,500 votes (less than three-tenths of a percent difference). A more substantial difference between Livingston County and the state, as a whole, was seen on the Republican ticket where Livingston County voters gave a solid nod to Donald Trump with 46 percent of the Republican votes cast. Read details...

February 23, 2016 - The Livingston County Commission recently entered into a settlement agreement with Mark Woodworth that eliminates the potential that the county would have to pay damages in a civil rights lawsuit pending in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Missouri. Three of the county's four insurance companies paid $1 million apiece to Woodworth which they said was the limit of each of their policies, according to county officials. Read details...

February 17, 2016 - Livingston County's two associate commissioners - East District Commissioner Ken Lauhoff and West District Commissioner Todd Rodenberg - have announced that they will not seek re-election. Read details...

February 10, 2016 - The Livingston County Sheriff's Office recently held three classes of pepper spray training for the Livingston County employees and officials of the courthouse. Read details...

February 1, 2016 - Livingston County ended fiscal year 2015 with a solid balance in most funds according to Livingston County Clerk Sherry Parks, who also serves as the county's budget officer. County commissioners adopted the 2016 budget on Friday, January 29, 2016; and in her budget message, Parks talked about the city's benefits and the overall budget as well as addressed some concerns for 2016. Read details...

January 13, 2016 - The Livingston County Commissioners are having trouble offsetting a $60,000 expense in the 2016 budget caused by Daviess-Dekalb Jail increasing its daily prisoner rate. Not only is the daily prisoner rate rising, but the number of Livingston County inmates is also increasing. Commissioners will be meeting with Sheriff Steve Cox and Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren to discuss ways to cut this inmate increase. Read details...

October 14, 2015 - The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that Livingston County has been designated as Missouri's newest Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). The CWRC designation recognizes successful efforts by community, education and business leaders, working with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, to strengthen workforce training and development to meet the economic development needs of communities. Read details...

September 16, 2015 (Updated from February 5, 2015) - Livingston County is continuing with a robust plan in bridge building this year, with two bridges constructed - both replacing existing bridges - one near Chula and another just south of Missouri Route 190 near Chillicothe. A new bridge on County Road 247 and a new bridge on County Road 525 were opened in September, 2015. The county used federal funds to pay 100% of the project cost. Read details...

May 22, 2015 - A training tool that simulates real-life, potentially fatal situations that law enforcement officers encounter is getting expanded use. Judges, attorneys, media representatives and other community members have been taking part in fast-paced "what-would-you-do" scenarios presented through the program. A domestic violence situation, traffic stop and a courtroom altercation are among a number of scenarios being played out at the Livingston County Sheriff's Office through the MILO firearms training program. The $60,000 program is owned by the Missouri Sheriff's Association Training Academy and is being used as part of the deputy training academy offered through the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Read details...

March 27, 2015 - Effective April 1, 2015, all county offices will remain open during the noon hour. If there is an occasional time that the office has to be closed, there will be a note on the door with directions to the closest nearby office for a customer to leave a message or papers. Read details...

December 15, 2014 - Kelly Christopher, Livingston County Recorder of Deeds, and Steve Ripley, Livingston County Assessor, have announced the integration of their office records online. This includes combining the Geographic Information System known as the GIS mapping system, the property record card information known as the PRC, and the most current deed for each land parcel. The integrated system is available by subscription and is believed to be the first of its kind in Missouri. Read details...

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