New Rescue Truck 04/24
Nearly a year after it was
ordered, the Chillicothe Fire Department is preparing to take delivery of
their new Rescue Truck. At a cost of almost $365,000, the 2014 Rosenbauer
Rescue Unit that will replace the 1997 one ton truck the department has
been using and was scheduled to be replaced in 2009.
Some of the features of the new truck include: a Freightliner 4 X 4
chassis, rear mount NH (Normal/High) pressure PTO pump with automatic
primer and high pressure foam system, 300 gallon water tank, and 12 gallon
foam cell, 15 KW generator/rescue tool system, 2 front bumper hydraulic
rescue tool reels, all LED lighting, roll up doors, pull out trays, air
bag storage, tool boards, stokes basket, Little Giant Ladder storage, and
two Respond Ready tool boxes, 2 200 foot electric cord reels, a 100 foot
air cord reel, 2 LED tripod lights, a Command Light, and wireless portable
9500 lb. winch with four receivers around the body of the truck.
Fire Chief Darrell Wright says the truck will be about the size of the
rural pumper and will be in the departments yellow with the blue accents.
The department will travel to South Dakota in early May to pick up the
Share The Road With Farmers 04/2412pm
Drivers on Missouri Highways and roads are reminded to share that road,
with other cars, trucks, motorcycles and even pedestrians and bicycles. In
the Spring drivers also need to think about the farmers that are preparing
and planting the fields. MoDOT Engineer Tonya Lohman says some of the farm
equipment heading to and from the fields is very big and is hard to see
<Audio: Tonya Lohman 1>
Lohman says MoDOT wants to reduce the number of accident involving farm
Be patient and give the farmers
some extra room when you make your pass.
Simpson Park in Chillicothe is the sight for Walk MS on Saturday. Walk MS
is an effort to eliminate Multiple Sclerosis through fundraising.
Registration will begin at 8:00 am and the walk is from 9:00 to 11:00 am.
There are one and three mile routes for the event. Melody Scofield is the
event contact and she can be reached at 417-268-9011. You can also go to
the Walk MS site at MSmidamerica.org.
Waste Water Award 04/24
The former Carrollton City Works
Director is named the Operator of the Year by the Missouri Water
Environment Association. They announced Alliance Water Resource Manager
for the Cameron Division, Verlon Persinger, is their Operator of the Year
for Large Facilities and was also inducted into the Golden Manhole
The awards committee found Persinger
deserving due to his experience and involvement in his community as well
as his recent efforts to reduce fats, oils and greases in the collection
system. Persinger was inducted into the Golden Manhole Society for his
contributions to Collection Systems Operations and Maintenance activities.
Persinger has over 20 years of experience in wastewater treatment.
For more than 20 years, Persinger was the Director for the Carrollton City
Works Department that included the wastewater department.
Dinner Auction Saturday 04/24 6am
There are still a couple days to get tickets to the 11th annual Bishop
Hogan Dinner Auction this Saturday. This year’s dinner and auction will
have a New Orleans Style Jazz theme. Bishop Hogan Principal Pam Brobst
says the evening begins at 4:00 pm with the silent auction.
<Audio: Pam Brobst 1>
The Silent auction will include several rooms of items ranging from
automotive and household to education, gift certificates and even a room
of the elite items.
Brobst says there is a
good variety of items on the live auction, including a half a hog, Jewelry
<Audio: Pam Brobst
The Bishop Hogan Dinner Auction is
Saturday; Dinner tickets can be purchased at the school for $8 or at the
door for $9. Even if you cannot make it to the Dinner, you are welcome to
attend the auction at no charge. Call 646-0705 for more information.
Police Report 04/24 6am
Chillicothe Police officers investigated a report of property damage and
reported two arrests on Wednesday.
responded to the report of property damage in the 700 block of Cowgill.
They arrived to find a window of a garage was broken by an unknown abject.
Two traffic stops resulted in two arrests.
The first was at Broadway and Jackson Street, where Brandon Tindle was
arrested for alleged driving while suspended and no proof of insurance. He
was cited and released.
Officers also made a
stop at Business 36 and Washington Street and arrested Terry McKinney for
alleged driving while suspended, DWI and an equipment violation. He was
also processed and released with a citation.
Officers report a total of 27 tickets were issued on Wednesday.
Highway Patrol Arrest 04/24 6am
An Illinois woman was arrested in Sullivan County Wednesday evening. State
Troopers reported the arrest of 36 year old Priscilla P Bakos of
Bensenville, IL for alleged Driving While Revoked and Possession of a
Controlled Substance. Bakos was taken to the Sullivan County Jail on a 24
NMCYF Grand Opening in May 04/23 12pm
The North Missouri Center for Youth and Families will
open in May and Director Daniel Savage says they will celebrate with a
grand opening and ribbon cutting May 22nd.
<Audio: Daniel Savage 1>
Savage says they are also working on their summer
program that will be held in June.
<Audio: Daniel Savage 2>
To find out more about the North Missouri Center for
Youth and Families, call 247-1703.
Library Testimonials 04/23 12pm
How has a public library impacted your life? That was
the question asked at the Livingston County Library during National
Library Week. Director Robin Westphal says they response they received was
<Audio: Robin Westphal 1>
Westphal shared a couple of the testimonials received.
<Audio: Robin Westphal 2>
The testimonials were used as entries for a couple of
Kindle Fires presented from a random drawing in the Children’s Department
and in the adult library. The winners are: Ashton Crouch, daughter of Adam
and Lora Crouch, was presented her Kindle Fire in front of her class at
Central Elementary School. Ashton in her entry said that, “the library
helped bring my reading level up. It has all the books I love.”
Bobbi Jo Corbin also won a Kindle Fire and said that
“the library has helped me in many ways, from the time I was young to this
time as an adult expecting my first child.” She went on to say that she
“can’t wait to bring her little one here to start his journey with books.”
The testimonial can be seen at the library through the
end of April.
Free Drug Test Kits 04/23 12pm
Parents in the Trenton are have another tool they can
use to help their children say NO to drugs. Trenton Police Chief Tommy
Wright say they have partnered with a Missouri organization to work with
<Audio: Chief Wright 1>
Wright says the kit helps parents use a little leverage
that can also be used by their child.
<Audio: Chief Wright 2>
Click on this picture to request your kit.
Citrywide Clean-up Final Days 04/23 6am
The final two days of the Chillicothe City Wide
Clean-up are today and Saturday. Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Refuse
Department Director Troy Figg says the city wide clean-up allows area
residents to dispose of stuff they can’t just throw in the garbage at no
charge. Figg says they will not accept household hazardous materials, and
there will be a charge for tires.
The hours are from 8:00 am to Noon and 1:00 - 4:00 pm on each day. If you
have questions about the Chillicothe City Wide Clean-up, call the CMU
office at 646-1683.
Highway Patrol Arrests 04/23 6am
The State Highway Patrol reported three arrests, two in
the local counties and one of a local resident arrested in Knox County.
At 11:45 pm Tuesday, State Troopers in Knox County
arrested 47 year old Jeffery L Anderson of Chillicothe for alleged DWI -
first offense. He was taken to the Knox County Jail, processed and
At 4:15 pm in Daviess County, Troopers arrested a
Kansas City man, 32 year old Tyrone A Groves, on numerous charges,
including Clay County warrants for alleged no insurance and no valid
license plates, Groves was also arrested for alleged no valid license and
failure to register a vehicle. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional
Jail pending the posting of bond.
In Linn County at about 9:10 am, Troopers arrested 34
year old Jessica R Lavery of Quincy, Illinois for alleged no valid plates
and possession of marijuana. She was taken to the Chariton County Jail on
a 24 hour hold.
Silvermoon Cinema 04/23 6am
Silvermoon Cinema returns to downtown Chillicothe on
Thursday night. Mainstreet Chillicothe presents RV, starring Robin
Williams at 8:00 pm at Silvermoon Plaza. The movie is free as part of the
Alive After Five. Refreshments will be available for purchase from local
merchants, bring your lawn chairs, blankets or just stretch out in the
grass and enjoy the movie that is sponsored by one of the local banks.