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Three More Most Wanted Arrested   10/21  12pm
     Three more of Livingston County's Most Wanted are in custody thanks to tips from the Sheriff's department website. Sheriff Steve Cox says a tip on Sunday gave information on the whereabouts of 30 year old Jamie N Rossum, who was wanted on a Livingston County warrant for alleged harassment. Kansas City Kansas Authorities were provided with the information and made the arrest. Russom is held pending extradition. Bond is set at $10,000.
     Cox says they also received information on the location of 20 year old Nicki L Swank of Bogard. Swank was arrested on a warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original charge of alleged leaving the scene of an accident. She is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail with bond set at $10,000.
     Today (Tuesday) a tip on the location of 39 year old Jason E Jones of Chillicothe was received by the Sheriff's office. Jones was wanted for alleged probation violation. Earlier in the month, Jones had fled from officers that attempted to serve a no bond warrant. Cox says additional charges may be filed. In addition deputies questioned another person and a report was sent to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.

Council Workshop Session   10/21  12pm
     The Chillicothe City Council will hold a workshop session Thursday evening to discuss employee health insurance. The workshop session begins at 5:15, in the council chambers of city hall. This is an open meeting.

Chillicothe Police Report   10/21  12pm
     A death investigation and several arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department report for Monday.
     Officers completed a death investigation in the 1000 block of Edgewood Drive. The report the death appeared to due to natural causes.
     On Friday, Officers arrested Ronald John Greener III, of Chula for alleged violation of an ex parte in the 700 block of Broadway Street. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
     On Monday, Officers arrested Jace Norman Baker in the 700 block of Webster Street on a Chillicothe warrant. Baker was not able to post bond and was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     Officers were also called to the 2000 block of Webster Street on a report of suspicious activity. As a result of the investigation, they arrested Bryce Everett Carder of Chillicothe for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released.

Operation Help Fundraiser   10/21  12pm
     Operation HELP in Chillicothe hopes for a boost from the community in their annual Spaghetti dinner on Friday. For 31 years, Operation HELP has provided assistance for rent, utilities and other emergency assistance. In the past six months, they have provided nearly $50,000 of Assistance to almost 240 area residents.
     To help with the funding for Operation HELP, a Spaghetti Supper will be held Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the First Christian Church Basement. For your free will donation, the menu includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and a selection of homemade deserts.
     The First Christian Church also expects to host a Chili and Soup supper in January to provide additional funds for Operation HELP.

Absentee Voting Special Hours   10/21  6am
     Absentee voting for the November 4th election will continue through November 3rd at the Livingston County Clerk's office on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. Special hours for the County Clerk's office have been announced and they include Saturday November 1st from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and Monday November 3rd from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, including the lunch hour. The special hours will be available to help those who can not make it to the poles on November 4th, allowing them to cast a ballot in the election. If you need to make special arrangements or have questions about absentee voting, call the Livingston County Clerk's office at 646-8000, extension 3.

Troopers Arrest Two In The Local Counties   10/21  6am
     State Troopers made two arrests Monday evening in the local counties.
     In Livingston County at 7:00 pm, 43 year old Lance L Adamson of Mansfield was arrested on a Wright County warrant for alleged failure to appear in a charge of alleged bad checks. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
     In Chariton County, at 11:10 pm, 44 year old Derek A Porter of Bucklin was arrested for alleged tampering with a vehicle, driving while suspended and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Chariton County Jail on a 24 hour hold.

Mo-vember - Men's Health Awareness   10/21  6am
     October is breast Cancer Awareness Month, but November is MO-VEMBER, a time to bring awareness to men's health issues. Jordan Ferguson from Hedrick Medical Center and Eric Sensenich are heading up Mo-vember, a challenge to area men to grow a mustache in the month of November. Ferguson explains.
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     Sensenich says there are a couple of ways for the guys to participate.
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     Participants are asked to collect a minimum of $20 in pledges that will be collected at the MoBro Party on December 1st at the Green Hills Golf Course. If you want more details, contact Eric at 646-3161 or Jordan at 214-8405.

Susan Davis Running For Collector/Treasurer   10/21  6am
     The last of four contested races for the Livingston County November Election is for Collector Treasurer. The race pits the incumbent, Democrat Paula McCoy against her challenger, Republican Susan Davis. Davis is first up and she talked about why she wants to be the Collector Treasurer.
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     Davis explains her goals and objectives if elected.
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     Davis also talked a bit about herself as a candidate for Collector Treasurer's office.
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     Davis's Opponent on November 4th is Democrat Paula McCoy, who was appointed to the office by Governor Jay Nixon in April. You will hear from McCoy on Wednesday.

Most Wanted Captured in Oregon   10/20  12pm
     A 19 year old man on the Livingston County Most Wanted list was arrested over the weekend in Douglas County Oregon. Sheriff Steve Cox received a tip from a person in Oregon who said they have looked on the Livingston County Sheriff's Website ( and had information about one of the counties most wanted, 19 year old Bradley Wayne Virtue.  Virtue was wanted on charges of alleged forgery and was arrested by the Douglas County authorities and is held pending extradition.  Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.  
     Cox says Virtue is at least the 82nd fugitive to be captured based only on tips provided through our website.  He says they appreciate the support of the public and the many helpful tips our area law enforcement officers receive.

Paper Crafting - Mums   10/20  12pm
     You can have Mums that last through several seasons.  The Livingston County Library is offering a paper crafting class next Monday at 6:00 pm.  Library Director Robin Westphal says the class will focus on making fall mums out of paper.
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     Westphal says the idea came from a book - Paper Blooms.  Pre-registration is required and there is a $5.00 materials cost.  She says the class is open to adults and even students in Middle School and above.
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     Middle School students and older that are interested can call the library at 646-0547.

Join the Y For A Buck   10/20  12pm
     You can join the Grand River Area family Y for a Buck.  Director Matt Jones says there is still time to take advantage of this offer.
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Jones says just call them at 646-6677 for more information or better yet,  stop by the Y in Chillicothe and check things out first hand.

Three Injured in Two Accidents in Carroll County   10/20  6am
     State Troopers investigated two single vehicle accidents that left three people injured over the weekend.
     Early Saturday morning, an accident on Route J in Carroll County, east of CR 281, resulted in two people injured.  At about 2:30 am, 22 year old Zachary Stephens of Hale was eastbound on Route J when he drove off the left side of the road and the vehicle went airborne before hitting an embankment and overturning on to its top.  Stephens and his passenger, 21 year old Timothy Newton of Hale were both taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment.  They were both wearing safety belts.
     Sunday at about 9:15 pm, an accident in Carroll County left a Bosworth woman with moderate injuries.  Eighty year old Christine Jones of Bosworth was eastbound on CR 220, east of CR 531 when she ran off the road and struck a tree.  Jones was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for treatment.  She was not wearing a safety belt.

Chillicothe Police Report   10/20  6am
     A runaway child and several arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department report for the weekend.
     Officers investigated a report of a runaway child in the 1000 block of Fair Street. The child was located a short time later and taken to the Police Department. A report was sent to the Juvenile office and the child was returned home.
     A domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Wilson resulted in the arrest of Brandon Hemsworth for alleged domestic assault. Bond was set at $25,000.
     A traffic stop at Dickinson and Jackson resulted in the arrest of Sean P Biller for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released.
     A traffic stop in the 500 block of Washington resulted in the arrest of Eric Moore for alleged possession of intoxicants. He was cited and released.
     A domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Washington resulted in the arrest of Walter L Ross for alleged disorderly conduct. He was cited and released after posting bond.
     Norman Glasgow was arrested in the 400 block of Vine for alleged resisting arrest and driving while suspended. He was held pending the filing of formal charges.
     Other investigations in the report include Theft in the 1600 block of Fair, property damage in the 1200 block of Broadway and theft from a business in the 1300 block of Washington.

Troopers Arrest Two   10/20  6am
     State Troopers made two arrests in the area counties over the weekend, both were on Sunday.
     At about 6:30 pm in Daviess County, Troopers arrested Sade Abdi of Olathe, Kansas for alleged speeding (110 in a 70 zone), possession of marijuana and receiving stolen property.  He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail with no bond allowed.
     In Linn County at about 10:15 pm, troopers arrested a Chicago man, 36 year old Robert Denman for alleged no valid plates and on a Crocker Police warrant.  He was taken to the Chariton County Jail pending the posting of bond.

No Injuries in Local Accidents   10/20  6am
     No injuries were reported in three accidents investigated by the Chillicothe Police Department.
     On Wednesday, an accident at Washington and Bryan when Travis Keller failed to yield and struck a vehicle driven by Jo Reeter.  Keller was cited.
     Friday, an accident at Business 36 and Washington happened when Anthony Shiflett was stopped at a signal and backed up to allow a semi more room as the truck made a turn.  Shiflett backed into another vehicle causing minor damage.
     Also on Friday, An accident on Washington Street, south of Ryan, happened when Brandon Cain pulled from a private drive to go south and hit a vehicle driven by Donald Dockray, causing moderate damage.  Cain was cited for an improper turn. 

Carrollton City Council Meets Monday   10/20  6am
     The Carrollton Town Council considers several ordinances and bids when they meet this evening.  The Council will meet at 6:00 pm at Carrollton City Hall.
     Under New Business the board will consider a retirement, an ordinance to vacate portions of 11th, 12th and Locust Street and a portion of Spring Street, a settlement ordinance with Century Link, an ordinance to set guidelines for Social Media Use for the city, setting penalties as part of the business license ordinance and there will be bids considered for a street department lift kit removal and fire department annual pump testing.
     The Wastewater and Street Departments and the Administrative Assistant will present reports to the board and the mayor will make recommendations for board appointments.
     An executive session is planned if it is needed.  The meeting of the Carrollton Town Council is this evening and the public is welcome to attend.

Park and Tree Board Meet Monday   10/20  6am
     Chillicothe Parks and Recreation and Tree Advisory board will meet Monday evening at City Hall.  The Park Board meets at 5:15 to continue discussions on the dog park and tree carvings.  New business includes a possible name change at Mills Park, the Director's report and the 10 year park plan.
     At 6:00, the Tree Advisory Board will meet to discuss tree plantings.
     Both of the meetings are open to the public.

School Board To Consider Health Insurance Rates   10/18  6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board will consider an increase for health insurance when they meet on Tuesday. The board members meet at 6:30 pm at the district office. They begin with reports to the board for the Guidance Counseling, school climate evaluations, ACT prep and tutoring.
     New business includes the Architect report, finance report and then consideration for increasing the employee Health Insurance premium.
     The board will have the first reading of four policies. They are for:
District Wellness Program
School Board Elections
Food Service Management
and Ceremonies and Observations,
     The final item for the open session is consideration for a Lease Finance Agreement.
     An executive session is also scheduled if it is needed.
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board meetings are open to the public.


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Funeral Notices

Donna Russell
     A Chillicothe resident, 79 year-old Donna Russell died October 20th in Chillicothe. Funeral Services are Thursday at 10:00 am at the First Christian Church in Chillicothe, with burial at the Amity Cemetery in Maysville. Friends may call Wednesday from Noon to 9:00 pm, with family visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.

Isabell McLaughlin
     A Chillicothe resident, 89 year-old Isabell McLaughlin died October 19 in Chillicothe. A Memorial Service is Friday at 3:00 pm at the Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at the Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe. Friends may call Thursday from Noon to 5:00 pm at the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be made to the Isabell McLaughlin Memorial Fund.