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Chillicothe FBLA Trick-or-Treat Food Drive
The Chillicothe FBLA's trick-or-treat
food drive Wednesday night was very successful, but Advisor Sondra
Sturguess says it got dark before they were able to get to all of
Chillicothe. If you had canned goods that you wanted to donate to the
FBLA's trick-or-treat food drive, you are asked to call Grand River
Tech at 646-3414 and leave and address and they will stop by to pick
up your donation. You may also drop them off at the Grand River Tech
Voting Closes Tonight For Library Pumpkin Contest
The Livingston County Library's Pumpkin
decorating contest wraps up tonight with voting still available on
their Facebook page.
Department Director Candy Warren says they have several entries.
Warren says they are also
about 15 entries for the adults in the upstairs library area.
Winners will be announced Friday.
Halloween Safety Tips For Kids And Drivers
Monday night is Halloween and that means
children will be out for Trick-or-Treating. Parents, this is a good
time to go over some safety reminders. With the excitement of the day,
many of those children will not be paying attention to traffic and
other safety concerns like they should, so the rest of us need to be
Here are some good reminders for the Kids:
Do not trick-or-treat by yourself.
Do not take short
cuts, especially through alleys.
Walk, do not run.
Look in all directions before crossing the street.
on the side walk, or if there is none, walk on left side of the road
Only trick-or-treat in well-known
neighborhoods and with homes that have a porch light on.
Carry a flashlight and/or wear clothing with reflective markings or
Never enter a stranger's home or car for a treat.
Never eat unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be
Do not eat treats until they are thoroughly
checked by an adult at home.
For the rest
Motorist need to be extra vigilant. Watch for children that may
cross the street in the middle of the block or come out from between
parked cars. Assume the children are not looking for you and slow down
so you can stop quickly.
November 8th Ballot - Contitutional Amendment 3
Voters headed to the Polls on November
8th will find five constitutional amendments and one proposition. KCHI
is proving the official ballot language and the fair ballot language
to help you understand each of the ballot issues. Constitutional
Amendment Three is the first of two issues dealing with a tax on
Tabaco items. Amendment Three reads:
the Missouri Constitution be amended to:
increase taxes on
cigarettes each year through 2020, at which point this additional tax
will total 60 cents per pack of 20;
create a fee paid by cigarette
wholesalers of 67 cents per pack of 20 on certain cigarettes, which
fee shall increase annually; and
deposit funds generated by these
taxes and fees into a newly established Early Childhood Health and
Education Trust Fund?
When cigarette tax increases are fully
implemented, estimated additional revenue to state government is $263
million to $374 million annually, with limited estimated
implementation costs. The revenue will fund only programs and services
allowed by the proposal. The fiscal impact to local governmental
entities is unknown.
A "yes" vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to
increase taxes on cigarettes each year through 2020, at which point
this additional tax will total 60 cents per pack of 20. This amendment
also creates a fee paid by cigarette wholesalers of 67 cents per pack
of 20 on certain cigarettes. This amendment further provides that the
funds generated by these taxes and fees shall be deposited into a
newly established Early Childhood Health and Education Trust Fund.
A "no" vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution relating to taxes
and fees on cigarettes.
this measure will increase taxes on cigarettes.
10 Local FFA Members Receive American FFA Degree
Ten Chillicothe FFA member received their
American FFA Degree at the 89th National FFA convention in
Indianapolis. The American FFA Degree is bestowed up on a select group
of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional
excellence. This year, 3,780 American Degrees will be awarded. The
local Students to earn the American FFA Degree include:
Timber Ballantyne, son of Jerry and Jeannie Ballantyne,
Kiley Boley, daughter of Rick and Rachel Boley,
Lauren Haley, daughter of Steve and Brenda Haley,
Katlyn Hamilton, daughter of Randy and Ann Hamilton,
Bailey Henry, daughter of Melinda Henry,
Carlee Johnson, daughter of Russ and Sheila Thomspon,
Hallee Jones, daughter of Pat and Ginger Jones,
Zach Quinn, son of Raymond and Robin Quinn,
Colby Ruoff, son of Chris and Brenda Ruoff,
Haelee Shady, daughter of Layne and Misty Shady
The award recognizes demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding
achievements in agricultural business, production, processing and
More Donations For County K-9 Program
Two Chillicothe companies provided
support for the Livingston County Sheriff's Department K-9 Program
with recent donations. The department's K-9 officer, Chris Mueller,
recently accepted donations from Gabrielson's Truck Repair and Towing
of $2,200 and from Woody's Automotive Group of what was called a large
These donations put the
Sheriff's office over the top of their two year goal of raising
$16,500 for a dual purpose K9.
department continues to accept donations to support the K-9 program.
Call the Sheriff's office at 646-0515 for more information.
Two Minnesotans Arrested In Daviess Co. On Warrants
Two Minnesota residents were arrested
early this morning in Daviess County.
State Troopers report the arrest of 43 year old Rodolfo Cordova on a
Colorado warrant for alleged failure to appear on drug and weapons
charges. He was also arrested for speeding.
28 year old Angel Ponce was arrested on a US Marshals Warrant for
alleged possession of marijuana and a New Mexico warrant for alleged
battery on a police officer.
GRTS 15th Annual Career Expo Is November 3rd
The Grand River Technical School will hold
their 15th annual Career Expo next week. Marla Harrington from Grand
River Tech says it is an opportunity to check out some of the programs
at the school.
Harrington says they
do request you preregister.
The number to
preregister is 646-3414. The Expo is November 3rd from 8:30 to 11:00
Run For The Heart - Zombie 5k is Saturday
The Grand River Heart Restart will hold
their Run For The Heart - Zombie 5k, this Saturday. Bev Shaul from
Hedrick Medical Center says the run is to support Grand River Heart
Restart's goal of placing more AEDs throughout the community. Shaul
says activities will kick off with registration at 4:30 Saturday
afternoon at the Chillicothe Fire Department.
Shaul says it is not too
late to register and be part of the Zombie 5k.
Registration at this time is
$25. Awards will be presented for first and second, for both male and
female in each age category. For more information, call Bev at
NCMC Presidnet, Dr Klaver Visits Chillicothe
NCMC President Dr Lenny Klaver visited
Chillicothe this (Wednesday) morning to meet with community leaders
and local organizations. The event was held at Grand River Technical
School. Klaver says it was a great opportunity for him.
Klaver talked about some
of the programs at the school.
He says they want to see
that relationship with Grand River Tech continue.
FBLA Trick-Or-Treating Tonight
Members of Chillicothe's Grand River
Technical School chapter of FBLA will be out Trick-or-Treating to
collect canned goods this (Weednesday) evening. Monica Holland from
FBLA says the members may or may not be in costume as they knock on
your door this evening.
The FBLA students will
be making their rounds this evening (Wednesday) from 5:30 to 7:00.
November 8th Ballot - Contitutional Amendment 2
The November 8th Missouri Statewide ballot has
five constitutional amendments and one proposition.
Amendment 2 ballot language reads:
Shall the Missouri
Constitution be amended to:
limits on campaign contributions by individuals or entities to
political parties, political committees,
or committees to elect candidates for state or judicial office;
>prohibit individuals and entities from intentionally concealing the
source of such contributions;
corporations or labor organizations to meet certain requirements in
order to make such contributions; and
>provide a complaint process and penalties for any violations of this
It is estimated this proposal will increase state
government costs by at least $118,000 annually and have an unknown
change in costs for local governmental entities. Any potential impact
to revenues for state and local governmental entities is unknown.
Fair Ballot Language:
vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to establish limits on
campaign contributions by individuals or entities to political
parties, political committees, or committees to elect candidates for
state or judicial office. This amendment prohibits individuals and
entities from intentionally concealing the source of such
contributions. This amendment also requires corporations or labor
organizations to meet certain requirements in order to make such
contributions. This amendment further provides a complaint process and
penalties for any violations of this amendment.
A "no" vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution
to establish limits on campaign contributions.
If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.
LifeFlight Eagle Hanger Project More Expensive
The LifeFlight Eagle Hanger project was
one of the topics for the Chillicothe City Council in their workshop
session Tuesday. When the project first came to the council the cost
was estimated, prior to engineering, at about $500, to 600 thousands
dollars. The engineers estimate was just under $1.1 million dollars
and the city received two bids that are near $1.2 million. Following
the workshop, City Administrator Ike Holland said the consensus is the
council wants to move forward with the project, especially since they
already have a contract with LifeFlight Eagle to relocate here in
The public hearing is
required to use money from the city's Capital Improvement Fund. The
city will also look at a loan to spread the payments out and not
deplete that fund. The companies that bid on the LifeFlight Eagle
hanger are Burma - out of Ozark and Irvinbuilt.
Holland says this construction project could begin sometime in
Chillicothe City Council Considering Golf Course Management Company
The Chillicothe City Council heard
information on golf course management in a special workshop session
Tuesday. City Administrator Ike Holland says the council wanted to
hear from management companies about how they would handle the Green
Hills Golf Course.
Holland says if they go
with an outside management firm, that company would have full control,
The council will be
considering the Golf Course Management proposals during the November
meetings. If they choose to go with a management company, that company
would start as early as December.
Sexual Misconduct With A Child In Police Report
Chillicothe Police are investigating a
report of alleged sexual misconduct involving a 14 year old girl. The
report states the incident took place October 15th, in the 500 block
of Graves Street.
Officers completed their
investigation and arrested Dylon Holloway for alleged first degree
sexual misconduct. Holloway is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional
Jail with bond set at $5,000 cash.
Theft And Stealing In Police Report
The Chillicothe Police Department report
includes reports of theft and stealing.
Stealing at a business in the 10 block of Heriman on October 20th was
investigated and officer says a man entered a business and stole from
four employee's purses. Video surveillance helped to identify the
suspect. Officer arrested William Recor for alleged first degree
burglary. He is held with bond set at $20,000 cash.
Theft was reported Monday at a hotel construction site on Business 36.
The report states copper tubing and electrical wiring valued at $4,000
was stolen from a trailer.
Chillicothe Woman Injured In Accident In Caldwell Co.
A Chillicothe woman had minor injuries in
a single vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Caldwell County. State
Troopers report 40 year old Kimberly Martin was injured in the
accident about 7:00 am on Missouri 116, near Braymer. According to the
report, Martin was eastbound and ran off the north side of the road,
overcorrected and crossed the road where her vehicle overturned,
coming to rest on the passenger side. Martin was taken to Liberty
Hospital for treatment.
Culvert Replacement Scheduled Today In Daviess County
A portion of Route O in Daviess County
will be closed today for a culvert replacement. MoDOT says Route O
will be Closed from 8:00 am to about 3:00 pm, between Highway 6 and
Oval Road. Weather could be a factor and the project could be
postponed. Check the MoDOT traveler information map at
modot.org or call 888-275-6636 for
Wilma "Jean" Eaton
A Hale resident, 94 year old Wilma "Jean" Eaton died October 22nd in
Chillicothe. Graveside services are Wednesday at 10:30 am at
Arkadelphia Cemetery in Avalon. Friends may call Tuesday from 8:00
am to 5:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. There is no
scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be made to the First
Christian Church of Carrollton or Community Christian Church of
A Brunswick Resident, 58 year old Larry Breshears died October 21st
in Columbia. Services are Wednesday at 3:00 pm at Brunswick High
School with burial in Elliot Grove Cemetery in Brunswick. Family
visitation is Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm with a Masonic Service to
follow at Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick.
Texas resident, formerly of Marceline, 74 year old Larry Griffin,
died October 24th in Raymore. Services are Thursday at 2:00 pm at
Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline, with private burial at a later
date at St. Paul's Cemetery in Center, Missouri. Family visitation
is Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may
be made to Crossroads Hospice in Independence.
Constance "Earlene" (Yardley) Kohl
A former Chillicothe resident, 70 year old Constance "Earlene"
(Yardley) Kohl, died October 20th in Galesburg, Illinois. A private
graveside services will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Milan.
Memorials may be made to the Constance "Earlene" (Yardley) Kohl
Memorial Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley
Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
Carrollton resident, 96 year old Mildred Oglesbee died October 24th
in Carrollton. Services are Friday at 11:30 am at Bittiker Funeral
Home in Carrollton with burial in Carroll Memory Gardens in
Carrollton. Family visitation is Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 am at
the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Carrollton United
A Brookfield resident, 96 year old Vivian Woodside, died October
23rd in Columbia. Funeral services are Friday at 2:00 pm at
Wright-Baker Hill Funeral home in Brookfield, with burial at Purdin
Cemetery. Family visitation is Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to Bear Branch United Methodist
Church in Purdin.
Dixie Jean Strait Olenhouse Kelly
A Chillicothe resident, 89 year old
Dixie Jean Strait Olenhouse Kelly, died October 24th in Chillicothe.
A Memorial Service is Saturday at 10:00 am at Heritage Funeral Home
in Chillicothe. The body was cremated. Family visitation is Saturday
from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to
the Bird Sanctuary at Morningside Center.
Margaret Lois Manley
A former Chillicothe resident, 92 year old Margaret Lois Manley,
died October 25th in Hamilton. Graveside services are Saturday at
1:00 pm at Rose Hill Cemetery in Breckenridge. There is no
visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral
Home in Chillicothe
A Gallatin resident, 77 year old
Carol Teel, died October 22nd in Gallatin. Services are Saturday at
2:30 pm at Lake Viking Church, with burial at Lake Viking Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday after 11:00 am at McWilliams Funeral Home in
Gallatin, with family visitation Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 at the
church. Memorials may be made to the church.
Carl W. Millhouse
A Carrollton resident, 75 year old Carl
W. Millhouse died October 24th in Carrollton. Cremation memorial
service is Tuesday at 10:00 am at Oak Hill Cemetery in Carrollton.
There is no family visitation. Memorials may be made to the family's
choice. Arrangements under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in