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Extension Council Donation 
1/28 12pm
     The Livingston County Extension is the recipient of a $1,000 donation from the Livingston County 4H Council. Youth Specialist Shawn Murphy works closely with the 4H programs and talked about the donation.
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     Murphy says the donation helps the Extension Council's efforts to fully fund their endowment at $100,000.
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     If you are interested in providing a donation to fund the Extension Council's endowment, call the Livingston County Extension office at 646-0811.

Catholic Schools Week
  1/28 12pm
     This is Catholic School's week and Bishop Hogan School in Chillicothe is celebrating with activities taking place all week. Principal Pam Brobst talks about Catholic Schools Week.
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     The week includes various themes for each day and a few activities. A book Fair is taking place all week. Monday was a Spelling Bee; Tuesday was volunteer and parent appreciation; Wednesday is City Official and Business Buddies Appreciation; Thursday is a Food Drive for the soup kitchen and a bible bowl; Friday is Student and Staff Appreciation. Brobst says there were two winners in the spelling bee.
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     Call 646-0705 to find out more about Bishop Hogan School.

New Airport Maps Available
  1/28 12pm
     Pilots and aviation enthusiasts will be happy to hear the 2015/16 aeronautical chart is available from the Missouri Department of Transportation. The chart is printed on synthetic paper, to increase durability. Features of the chart include airport and navigation data, communication frequencies, a guide to airfield signs and airspace classification, and an air mileage chart and an updated listing of all aviation weather reporting stations in the state, their frequencies and phone numbers.
     Aeronautical charts are available at most local airports in Missouri and by contacting MoDOT customer service center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT, that's 888-275-6636.

Council Approved Rate Increase For Chilli Bay 
1/28 6am
     The rates to use Chilli Bay Water Park will go up again this year. The Chillicothe City Council approved the rate increase for the 2015 season.
     For the daily pool passes: The rate goes up by 50 cents per person.
The Season Passes will increase as well. The family pass goes up $10 to $205, Individual up $2 to $100, and Punch Pass up $5 to $55.
     After hour and hut rentals also saw increase that range from $0 to $5
     The parks Department also announced the increase of the rental fee for the shelter houses reserved in the park. The rate went from $25 - $30, and Ball Field Rental from $60 to $65.
     The City Council also considered a change in the fees for Codes and Zoning, including permits and inspections for construction. The council asked for an engineers input on some of the fees and possible restructuring of fees for larger projects. That will be brought back at a future meeting.

Farm Ground Leases Approved
1/28 6am
     Farm Ground Leases were approved by the Chillicothe City Council Tuesday night. Boon Farms had the winning bid for both locations.
     For the Chillicothe Airport Farm Ground totaling 169 acres, the winning bid was $202 an acre, totaling $34,138.
     At the new Industrial Park, the winning bid for the 137 acres was $187 an acre for a total of $25,619.

Public Assistance Sought in Burglary Investigation
1/28 6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department and Livingston County Sheriff's Department are asking for your assistance in an investigation of a burglary. The departments are investigating the burglary of a home in the 100 block of Park View Circle, early Tuesday afternoon. The report states at about 1:00 pm neighbors observed a white male in his late 20's to early 30's, with sandy blond hair, gray shirt and khaki slacks at the home. He is believed to be driving a newer gray BMW with tinted windows and black rims.
     If you have any information about the burglary or about the person they are looking for, you are asked to call the Chillicothe Police Department at 646-2121.

Police Report 5 Arrests
1/28 6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department report includes five arrests for Tuesday.
     Charles Combs Jr is in custody after officers investigated a report of an unwanted person in a home in the 400 block of Mack Street. Officers attempted to arrest combs, but he fled on foot. He was later arrested near Linn and East Herriman and faces charges of alleged burglary and resisting arrest.
     Geoffrey D Hesser was arrested following a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Washington for alleged driving without a license and failure to use a turn signal. His passenger, Heather Vandevender was arrested for alleged unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
     Cody McClintick was arrested in the 300 block of JFK on a Livingston County Warrant for alleged distribution or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond is set at $50,000 cash.
     Daniel L Haller was arrested in the 600 block of Walnut for alleged Stealing and simple assault following a recent incident in the 1000 block of Graves Street
     A school speed zone sign was damaged in the 500 block of Third and officers took a report of a vehicle struck by an unknown vehicle in the past week.

Gallatin Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident
1/28 6am
     A Gallatin man had minor injuries after he was thrown from a motorcycle Tuesday evening. Twenty-year old Shawn T Eiken of Gallatin was taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment following the accident at about 5:00 pm. State Troopers report Eiken was northbound on Pepper Avenue, east of Gallatin, when he lost control of the bike and slid off the right side of the road and hit the ditch, where he was thrown from the bike. The report states Eiken was not wearing a helmet.

Drones For Farming
1/27 12pm
     The use of unmanned aircraft in the farming industry can cover row crops and livestock farming operations. Livingston County Farm Service Agency Executive Director David Meneely says there is little to no use locally.
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     Ben Worley, aerial tech industry member that consults with the USDA and Extension in Georgia says if you use sensors to look at a field, the data can be used to correct problems.
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     Uncertainty of the federal regulations on the use of the drone technology seems to be holding up some producers from taking the step into this new technology.

Changes For City of Gallatin
1/27 12pm
     The City of Gallatin will soon loose their City Administrator. Zac Johnson submitted his resignation and it was accepted by the Town Board. Johnson says he is not going to far.
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     Johnson has been with the City of Gallatin for 9 1/2 years. He will finish his time in that office on February 20th.
     The Town Board also talked about a building they acquired on the square.
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     No specific plans have been made for the use of the building, but there will be a committee formed to consider options.

City Council Meets Tonight
1/27 6am
     It's meeting day for the Chillicothe City Council. The meeting will start at 6:30 pm at City Hall and will include bids and setting of fees.
     Ordinances will be presented to accept bids for the farming of the ground at the airport and at the new industrial park.
     Parks Director Josh Norris will present an ordinance to set the fees for Chilli Bay Water Park and Codes Director Chuck Greever will present an ordinance to set the fees for Codes and Zoning.
     An executive session is planned if it is needed. The Chillicothe City Council Meeting is today at 6:30 pm at city hall.

Police Report Includes Drug Arrest
1/27 6am
     The Chillicothe Police Report includes several arrests and investigations since Saturday.
     Saturday: Officers arrested Brent England in the 1300 block of Washington for alleged DWI and failing to drive in a single lane.
Officers also began an investigation of an alleged assault in the 300 block of Elm Street.
     Sunday: Katrina Bledsaw was arrested in the 400 block of Webster for alleged possession of synthetic Marijuana, use of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Bond is set at $50,000 cash only.
Lynn Ball was arrested in the 1000 block of Graves Street for alleged hindering the prosecution. Another suspect was identified and charges are pending.
     Monday: Officers were called to a home in the 900 block of Fredrick for a domestic disturbance; the incident was verbal and no arrests were made. Later in the day, officers were called to the same location and arrested Michelle Maglio and Anthony Walker for alleged Peace Disturbance.

Troopers Report Two Arrests
1/27 6am
     State Troopers reported two arrests Monday in area counties.
     At 9:40 am in Caldwell County, a Kansas City man, 23 year old Cody R Mitchell, was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Caldwell County Jail on a 24 hour hold.
     At 9:35 pm in Daviess County, A Topeka woman, 44 year old Antoinette Johnson was arrested on a Clinton County warrant for alleged failure to appear. She was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail and posted bond.

Lego Lab Offered At Library
1/27 6am
     The Livingston County Library, Children's Department Lego Lab will be Friday afternoon. The Lego Lab runs from 4:00 to 5:00 pm and is for Children ages 5-12. Children's Department Director Candy Warren says the optional January challenge for the kids of to create a parachute to safely land a Lego man on the ground.
     The kids can also just have free build time. Legos are provided by the Library. If you have any questions, call the library at 646-0563.

Affordable Care Act Meetings
1/27 6am
     The University of Missouri Extension and Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging are holding meetings on the Affordable Care Act. They are scheduled for Thursday, February 5th, in Braymer at the Lions Club, at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, February 10th, in Gallatin at the Daviess County Library at 7:00 pm.
     They will discuss the Affordable Care Act, and how it affects you and your community. They will detail aspects of the health care law, and help families, individuals and businesses understand their options and responsibilities.
     For further information, please call the Caldwell/Daviess Extension Center at 660-663-3232.


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Funeral Notices

Ruth Sinclair
     A former Green City resident, 79 year old Ruth Sinclair died January 23rd in Kansas City. Funeral services are Tuesday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church in Green City, with burial at Elmwood Cemetery, north of Milan. Family visitation is Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church. Memorials may be made to the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan.

Nellie Virginia Reeter
     A Chillicothe resident, 101 year-old Nellie Virginia Reeter died January 24th in Chillicothe. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 am at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at Brassfield Cemetery in Chillicothe. Friends may call Monday from 12:00 to 8:00 pm, with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.

Eddie Harlan Hague
     A Chillicothe resident, 88 year old Eddie Harlan Hague died January 23rd in Chillicothe. Funeral Services are Wednesday at 10:00 am at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at Half Rock Cemetery. Family visitation is Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family to help with expenses.

Patrick McBroom
     A Gallatin resident, 17 year old Patrick McBroom died of Cancer January 26th in Gallatin. Funeral services are Wednesday at 2:00 pm at Gallatin High School, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery near Gallatin. Friends may call Tuesday after 11:00 am at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be made to the Patrick McBroom Memorial Fund.

Courtney Ann (Kavanaugh) Hosman
     A Hamilton resident, 38 year-old Courtney Ann (Kavanaugh) Hosman died January 24th in Kansas City. Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 2:00 pm at Hamilton Federated Church, with private internment at a later date. Family visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the church. Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Foundation Cancer Assistance Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton.

Phillip "Aaron" Webb
     A Wheeling resident, 30 year old Phillip "Aaron" Webb died January 20th on a cruise ship. Funeral services are Friday at 10:00 am at Lindley Funeral home in Chillicothe, with burial at Utica Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 3:00 to 9:00 pm, with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Phillip "Aaron" Webb Children's Education Fund.

John Deitch
A Tina resident, 78 year old John Deitch died January 26th in Tina. Services are Friday at 1:00 pm at United Church of Tina, with burial at Coloma Cemetery. Family visitation is Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.

Charlotte Anne Robbins
     A former Chillicothe resident, 78 year old Charlotte Anne Robbins died January 18th in Kansas City. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10:00 am at Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe. Friends may call Friday (Jan 30th) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with family visitation Saturday the 31st from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to the Charlotte Anne Robbins Memorial Fund.

Idalene Nester
     A Brookfield resident, 91 year old Idalene Nester, died January 26th in Columbia. Services are Saturday at 11:00 am at Wright Baker Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield. Friends may call Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00, with family visitation form 10:00 to 11:00 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Linn County Humane Society.

Roger Eugene Pettit
     A Sumner resident, 70 year-old Roger Eugene Pettit died January 18th in Sumner. Cremation Memorial Services will be Saturday at 2:00 pm at Whitaker Eads Funeral Home in Trenton.