Archives for December 2017

Winter Weather Advisory Updates

Winter weather advisories are ushering in the New Year for Northeast Missouri. A Winter Weather Advisory for Freezing Drizzle remains in effect for portions of northeast Missouri, including for Adair County through 1AM. Ice accumulations are expected to be a light glaze with snow mixing in as the temperature drops. Roadways will be slick and dangerous at times.

Then a WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect from 6PM tomorow through 1PM Tuesday. Cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Some windchill temperatures could reach -30 Degrees. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

Weather Alert for Freezing Drizzle

A weather alert for freezing drizzle has been issued for Northeast Missouri

The alert affects several Northeast Missouri Counties including Adair, Chariton; Linn, Macon, Putnam; Schuyler; and Sullivan Counties. Freezing drizze is expected to develop this afternoon into tonight. . The ice will result in very slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges, including during the evening commute. Total ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1PM this afternoon to 1AM tomorrow. Slow down and use caution while driving. See the latest road conditions online at

Structure Fire Northwest of Shelbina

Shelbina firefighters responded to a structure fire last night around 10:40 P.M. The fire was located northwest of Shelbina on Shelby 328. Upon arrival, firefighters found a barn fully engulfed in flames. The barn and several large bales of hay were destroyed in the fire. Shelbina firefighters were assisted by the Shelby Community Fire Department and Shelby County 911.

Shelbina firefighters also responded from that scene at approximately 11 P.M. to a one vehicle rollover accident with entrapment, on Highway 36 near Hunnewell. Shelbina firefighters assisted the Monroe City Fire Department.

Rollover Crash in Adair County in Icy Road

A rollover crash in Adair County yesterday morning is being blamed on ice. According to the Highway Patrol crash repor, 32-year-old Kenneth D. Cody was traveling south on State Highway 149, about three miles north of Novinger when the crash occurred. The roadway was ice covered at the time, which was about 5:30AM, when Cody reportedly lost control , causing his pick-up truck to run off the roadway and roll over. Cody was the only occupant, and he sustained minor injuries. He was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment.

Thousand Hills State Park cancels First Day Hike

Due to the exteme cold temperatures forecast for New Year’s Day, Thousand Hills State Park has decided to cancel their FIRST DAY HIKE at the park. The high temperature on New Year’s Day is predicted to be only +2°F, with a wind chill well below zero. Park staff apologizes for any inconvenience, and wishes everyone a safe and happy New Year.

Library Reading Program A Success

2017 was the first year for the 1000 Books before Kindergarten Program. As the year winds down, the Adair County Public Library has announced that over 25,000 books have been read by the families of the 106 children in the program! Program coordintors say they applaud all of the work done by these local families.

Wicked Winter Weather For New Year’s

Bundle Up for New Year’s Eve. Karen Johnson has details.

The weather forecast for New Year’s Eve is calling for the coldest temperatures we have seen so far this winter. If you are traveling over the weekend, plan ahead. Take extra coats and/or blankets with you in the event your vehicle was to break down. Dress warmly when you go out and use hats and gloves to retain heat and protect from frostbite. Frostbite can happen quickly on exposed skin especially when the temperature nears zero. I’m Karen Johnson.

Arriving Alive For New Year’s


The Moberly Police Department will once again provide rides home on New Year’s Eve. The rides will be provided to those who are unable to drive, due to intoxication. These rides will only be provided to one’s home, not from bar to bar or party to party and will only be offered based on officer call volume. Riders are subject to being searched before entering officer’s vehicles. Officers will be looking for impaired drivers and taking appropriate enforcement actions on New Year’s Eve. Please do not drink and drive, use designated drivers, call a sober friend, call a cab or call us. The business phone is 660-263-0346. I’m Karen Johnson

Wanted Man Turns Himself In

37-year-old Erik P. Hickerson of Durham, was wanted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office for fleeing from a Deputy and the NEMO Drug Task Force on December 21st. It was reportedly the second time Hickerson has fled from law enforcement in the past three months. He is also wanted for possession of methamphetamine. The Sheriff’s office reports that on Tuesday night, Hickerson turned himself in. Authorities are thanking the citizens who contacted them with information regarding Hickeson.

Kahoka Fire Chief Retiring After 50 Years

Kahoka’s Fire Chief is retiring after 50 years. Lary Fountain was working at the post office when there was a fire on the southside of the square in February of 1967. That’s when he made a career change, and within 5 years, became the city’s fire chief. As he leaves, one thing he says the department needs is more volunteers – about 5-8 more people. Chief Fountain was honored during Kahoka Board of Aldermen meeting last week for his years of service.