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Accident Closed Portion Of US 36 Tuesday AM
A portion of US 36 was closed near
Brookfield Tuesday morning. The Highway Patrol reports a vehicle
struck the railroad bridge east of Brookfield and the westbound lanes
were closed while the investigation was completed and the scene was
cleared up. No-one was injured in the accident.
Center Fund Raising Continues
The Grand River Multi-Purpose Center Fund
drive total is nearing their goal of $400,000. Earlier this month they
mailed fliers and raised an additional $33,000 in pledges, bringing
their total to $233,600. Center Director Cindy Ireland says they are
thrilled with the progress.
Ireland says they will not start on any repairs until they are closer
to, or have reached their goal.
would like to make a donation or pledge, stop by the Grand River
Multi-Purpose Center or call 646-1555.
Hosting Local Author Expo
The Livingston County Library will host
17 local authors this Saturday from 10:00 to 1:00 for an Author Expo.
Library Director Robin Westphal says she is excited to have this many
LOCAL authors come together.
Westphal says even if you are not a writer, just finding out about the
process can be interesting.
Author Expo will include books on a variety of topics and interest,
both fiction and non fiction. This event is free and everyone is
Chillicothe School Board Candidate - Pat Jones
April 4th, Chillicothe r-II school
district voters will elect three of the four candidates to the School
Board. KCHI requested interviews with each of the candidates and today
we hear from another incumbent, Pat Jones. Jones says the construction
of the new school and other construction is going well and is
Jones also talked briefly about the budget.
Jones says he has no real issues with the school system, but wants to
see more involvement.
Jones says he looks forward to serving another term on the school
Chillicothe City Council Approves Budgets
The Chillicothe City Council approved the
city's $13.8 million dollar budget for 2017-18 at Monday's meeting. A
public hearing was held prior to the approval, with no comments from
the public. The budget includes two funds where the city will spend
more than the revenues for the fund. They include: Facility
Enhancement, with expenses of $6,300 and revenues of $1,225. The other
is Capital Improvement, with scheduled expenses of $1.9 million and
revenues of $1.7 million. The overall budget shows revenues higher
than expenses by $105,400.
city employees received a 2% cost of living increase.
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities 2017-18 budget was also approved by
the council, with no changes from their board meeting. The budget
includes revenues of nearly $15.2 million and expenditures of just
over $14.6 million. CMU Employees will receive a 4% cost of living
Re-Allocation Of Funds Approved
The re-allocation of Chillicothe's
general sales tax revenue was approved by the Chillicothe City Council
Monday. The fund was originally split between 50% to the general
revenue fund and 50% to the street fund. In recent years that was
amended to 65% to the general revenue fund and on Monday that was
changed to 70% to the general revenue fund. There was discussion prior
to the vote on Monday. That discussion was led off by 2nd Ward
councilman Wayne Cunningham, with concerns of taking money from the
The change in the allocation allows the city to provide the cost of
living increase and the purchase of several capital items needed in
other departments. Despite the objections to the change by Cunningham,
the vote on the resolution to reallocate the funds was unanimous.
Fire At Women's Prison
Chillicothe Fire Fighters were called to
the Chillicothe Women's Prison early this morning. The call came in at
about 12:45 and fire fighters arrived at the prison in about 5 minutes
where they found smoke coming from one of the service building on the
north side of the grounds. Fire was found in one of the large clothes
dryers and the sprinkler systems was activated. Maintenance crews had
already turned off the power to the dryer and tried using fire
extinguishers, without success. Fire damage was limited to the dryer
and there was smoke damage in the building. Fans were used to remove
the smoke and the fire crew was on the scene for about 50 minutes.
Troopers Arrest Kansas Woman
A Kansas woman was arrested in Linn
County Monday. Thirty-four year old Terra Honey of Wichita was
arrested on a warrant for alleged passing bad checks and speeding. She
was held at the Brookfield Police Department pending the posting of
Brookfield Council Meets Tuesday
The Brookfield City Council will meet
this evening to consider bids and discuss the city audit. The meeting
begins at 6:00 pm at Brookfield City Hall.
A report will be presented by the Cemetery Board.
New business includes:
The City Audit for 2015/16
materials and for mowing.
There will be consideration for
transferring the interest from the Tormey Trust.
There will also be
a resolution for the Project Engineer's Certificate of Approval for
the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
executive session is planned if it is needed.
Main Street Open House This Afternoon
Main Street Chillicothe is holding an
Open House this afternoon to show off their newly renovated historic
building, at 504 Washington Street. The Open House is from 3:30-6:00
Main Street purchased building near
the corner of Washington and Clay last October, with financing from
local public investment, Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) grant,
and funding from the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
Executive Director Micah Landes says Extensive interior renovation has
taken place over the winter months and the building is ready for
lease. The building includes, a residential 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxury
apartment, on the second floor. A large commercial space is on the
ground level that is full of potential with a great location.
Plans for the exterior and south wall of the building include,
structural work, roof, and replacement of a mural.
Chillicothe Hazardous Materials Drop-Off
The semi-annual CMU Hazardous Materials
Drop-off will take place this Saturday at the old Pellet Building in
Chillicothe. Refuse Director Troy Figg says they will have the normal
hours of 9:00 am to Noon.
Figg says leave them in the original containers.
If you miss the Hazardous Materials Drop-off Saturday, they will do it
again around the first of October. Call 646-1683 for more information.
Chillicothe School Board Candidate - Jason Bone
The Chillicothe R-II School Board has
three seats available in the April 4th election and four candidates.
KCHI gave each of the candidates an opportunity to answer a few
questions before the election next week.
Jason Bone is running for re-election to the board. Bone talked about
the new school and the direction of the district.
Bone says Phase One is to build the new Pre-K through 1st grade and
Phase Two will be the new 2nd to 5th Grade addition to the building
now under construction.
Bone also talked
about the School District's Budget
Bone also talked about some of his concerns for the district.
Bone says he is proud of the district and the direction they are
Chillicothe City Council To Handle Budgets
Tonight's meeting of the Chillicothe City
Council will include a Finance Workshop and Council meeting. The
workshop session begins at 5:30 pm in the council chambers and will
include city finances and a discussion on a "Main Street Chillicothe
session begins at 6:30 and will include a public hearing and ordinance
to set the Chillicothe City Budget, including the CMU Budget.
Other items on the agenda include:
A request to purchase a property
on Clay Street from the city
Amending the 2016/17 budget
resolution for the allocation of the general sales tax.
be ordinances for the annual service contracts
A contract for
prosecution services with Adam Warren
A contract with Rumery and
Associates for Economic Development.
Adopting the collective
bargaining provisions with the police.
executive session is also planned if it is needed.
Fire Damages Home Over the Weekend
A fire early Saturday morning damaged a
house at 211 Slack Street. Chillicothe Fire Fighters received the call
just before 3:00 am and arrived in about five minutes to find heavy
smoke and fire from the home.
states the home owner, Lori Adkison was smoking in bed and awoke in
the night to find her blankets on fire and tried to pit out the fire
that quickly spread in the bedroom. Two people were in the home at the
time of the fire and both got out safely.
The bedroom had heavy fire damage and had burned through the roof. The
rest of the house had heavy smoke damage.
The fire crew was on the scene for a little more than an hour.
Two Arrests In Police Report
Chillicothe Police reported several
investigations and a couple arrests.
Friday, officers were called for young children playing unattended in
the street in the 300 block of Clay Street. The call came in about
8:25 am and officers arrived to find the children and returned them to
their home and mother. A report was sent to the Children's Division.
Friday, a child abuse hotline call summoned officers to a home in the
900 block of Third Street. The report states no child abuse or neglect
had occurred. The report was closed.
Property damage was reported Saturday in the 400 block of Reynard,
where a window of a parked car had been broken.
Friday, officers arrested 23 year old Cody Dover following an
investigation of alleged stealing in the 400 block of Locust. The
report states there were multiple incidents over a six month period
Officers arrested Jesse D Estes in the 100 block of Herriman Sunday,
on a Caldwell County warrant for alleged drug charges. He was turned
over to the Caldwell County authorities.
Two Injured & One Arrested In Carroll Co. Accident
Two Miami, Missouri residents were
injured in an accident Sunday afternoon in Carroll County. The
accident happened on Missouri 41 at about 4:20 pm. The Highway Patrol
reports 42 year old Matthew Hirt was southbound, when he crossed the
centerline and collided with a vehicle driven by 57 year old Mark
Bruce. Both were taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for
treatment of minor injuries.
also arrested for alleged DWI with drugs, assault, possession of a
controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, destruction of
evidence, registration violation, a lane violation and no seatbelt.
Troopers Arrest On In Daviess Co.
Troopers in Daviess County arrested an
Excelsior Springs man Saturday evening. Twenty-eight year old Loren
Foster was arrested at about 7:15 for alleged DWI, speeding (89 in a
70 zone) and no seatbelt. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional
Jail on a 12 hour old.
Bogard Truck Driver Killed In Texas Bus Crash
A Bogard truck driver and a Texas Track
Coach died in an accident Thursday night near Dallas. The report
states there were 18 students that were injured in the accident. Fifty
year old Bradley Ray Farmer of Bogard was killed in the accident that
happened when he swerved into the path of the bus and collided nearly
head on. The bus driver and head coach attempted to swerve and the bus
rolled on its side from the impact. An assistant coach was following
the bus and ran into the bus after the impact and was also killed.
Seventeen members of the track team were taken by ambulance to area
hospitals with minor and moderate and one was flown to a hospital with
Trenton Council Considering City Budgets
The Trenton City Council meets at 7:00
tonight at City Hall. The agenda includes three ordinances:
first is a contract with Irvinbilt Constructors of Chillicothe for
installing raw water valves.
They will present the Trenton City
Budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year
They will also consider the
Trenton Municipal Utilities Budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year
New Business includes approval of a bid for a tractor for the Sewer
Department and a discussion about boats on the reservoir.
There is no executive session planned.
A Gallatin resident, 88 year old Jetta Rogers died March 24th in
Cameron. Services are Tuesday at 11:00 am at Gallatin First Baptist
Church with burial in Winston Cemetery. Friends may call Monday
after 11:00 am at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Family
visitation is Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church.
Memorials may be made the church.
Robert Frederick Grouse
A Chillicothe resident, 92 year old Robert Frederick Grouse died
March 26th in Kansas City. Services are Wednesday at 10:00 am at
Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial in Mt. Olive
Cemetery in Chillicothe. Friends may call Tuesday from 12:00 to 8:00
p.m. with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral
home. Memorials may be made to the Festival of Lights.
A Gallatin resident, 73 year old Robert Huggins died March 27th in
Kansas City. Services are Thursday at 11:00am at McWilliams Funeral
Home in Gallatin with burial in Greenwood Cemetery near Gallatin.
Friends may call Wednesday after 11:00am with family visitation
Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00am at the funeral home. Memorials may be
made to Gallatin United Methodist Church or Gallatin Senior Citizens
Helen Louise Harris
A Chillicothe resident, 74 year old Helen Louise Harris died March
25th in Chillicothe. Services are Friday at 2:00 pm at Heritage
Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial in Resthaven Memorial
Gardens in Chillicothe. Family visitation is Thursday from 6:00 to
8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made the American
A Kansas City resident, 75 year old Max Meneely died March 26th in
Liberty. A Memorial Service is Saturday at 2:00pm at Lindley Funeral
Home in Chillicothe with inurnment in Meadville Cemetery. Friends
may call Friday from 12:00 to 6:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to
2:00pm with family visitation Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cemetery or to Vern R.
Glick American Legion Post #25.
A Brookfield resident, 67 year old Roxanne Drescher died March 17th
in Brookfield. A Memorial service is Saturday (April 8th) at 11:00 am at First
Presbyterian Church in Brookfield with a private burial at a later
date in Lakeside Cemetery in Sumner. Family visitation is Saturday
(April 8th) from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the church. Memorials may be made to the
Roxi Drescher Memorial Fund for local youth. Arrangements under the
direction of Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield.