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Chillicothe Board of Public Works Special Session
The Chillicothe Board of Public Works
will meet in special session this evening. The meeting begins at 6:00
pm at the CMU Office. The agenda includes:
Employee Health Insurance
A Salary Study
A Long Range Planning Discussion
Livingston Co. Commission Meetings
The Livingston County commissioners meet
in regular session both Tuesday and Thursday. The meetings begin at
9:30 am in the commission room.
agenda includes, at 11:00 am, Tracy Bradley from the Chillicothe Fire
Department at the courthouse to provide AED training and
demonstration. At Noon, the commissioners will meet with a
representative from Cintas about courthouse services.
Both commission meetings include county road and bridge matters and
administrative and departmental duties.
Sorosis Chili Supper
The annual Tria Sorosis chili supper is
Friday, before the Chillicothe Hornet Homecoming game. Chili and
dessert will be served from 5:00 until 7:00 pm in the Chillicothe High
School Commons. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any Tria
member for $5 or at the door for $6.
Proceeds from the chili supper go to the Student Benefit Fund., which
provides a wide variety of support for area students. This includes
financial assistance for things such as winter coats and mittens,
basic clothing needs, author visits to the schools, individual field
trip expenses, cultural activities, and a multitude of other requests
as they arise.
To purchase your tickets,
call Mary Lou Wilhoit at 646-5794 or Janet Barnhart at 646-6537.
Hydrant Flushing This Week
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Water
Department is testing and flushing fire hydrants this week. Randy
Hamilton from the CMU Water Department explains why they do the
flushing and testing.
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Hamilton says if you find you have cloudy or colored water, you should
turn on your faucets and flush your system. If the problem persists or
you have any questions call the Water Treatment Plant at 646-0562.
Brookfield City Council Meeting Tuesday
The Brookfield City Council will meet
Tuesday to handle budget and water and sewer rates. The meeting begins
Tuesday at 6:00 pm at City Hall. Ordinances on the agenda include:
For the 2016/17 budget, Setting the City's Sewer and Water Rates, an
accounting agreement and bank bids.
Council will consider a proclamation for National Manufacturing Day.
They will also have a closed session.
Chillicothe City Council Workshop Includes County
A Workshop session for the Chillicothe
City Council will include a discussion on County finances. The
workshop session is tonight at 5:30, prior to the city council
meeting. The workshop session will begin with the Livingston County
Commissioners on hand to discuss the County's financial needs.
The workshop will also include the city's audit presentation.
Chillicothe City Council Meet Monday Night
The Chillicothe City Council will meet in
regular session this evening. The agenda includes a barbeque contest,
board appointments and changes to a Sidewalk grant. The Chillicothe
City Council meeting begins at 6:30 pm at City Hall. The meeting
starts with salaries and invoices. City Administrator Ike Holland will
lead a discussion on the proposed 911 system contract.
An ordinance will be presented for the bid received by CMU for the
Turbine Technology controls.
will request permission for a sanction barbeque contest at Simpson
Mayor Chuck Haney will present his
recommendations for appointments to the Hospital Board. He will also
present a declaration as the First Week of October as Public Power
Holland will also lead a discussion
on changing the funding on the Sidewalk Grant.
An executive Session is planned following the regular meeting.
Police Report Includes Two Arrests and Two Accidents
Chillicothe Police report two arrests and
a couple of accidents over the weekend.
Officers arrested Kevin Zorn Saturday morning on a probation violation
warrant. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Sunday, a traffic stop in the 300 block of South Washington street led
to the arrest of Justin Andrew Almond for alleged DWI, resisting
arrest, failure to drive in a single lane and speeding. He was taken
to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
of a bicycle was investigated in the 100 block of East Jackson Street.
The bike had been stolen sometime Friday night.
Officers took a report of rented or leased property that was not
returned to the business in the 600 block of Locust Street. A report
was sent to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
No injuries were reported in an accident Friday at US 65 and Business
36. The accident happened as a driver slowed near the intersection and
was run into from behind by a vehicle driven by Trent Bailey.
Saturday an accident happened at US 65 and US 36, when a southbound
driver, Clarence Korfe changed lanes and hit another southbound
vehicle resulting in extensive damage.
Chillicothe Teen Injured In Rollover Accident
A Chillicothe teen had minor injuries in
a single vehicle accident Saturday morning, west of Chillicothe.
Sixteen year old Paul W Chapman was taken to Hedrick Medical Center
for treatment of minor injuries following the accident about 10:30 am
Saturday. According to the report, Chapman was westbound on Business
36 and turned north onto LIV 235, when he skidded off the road, the
vehicle went into the ditch and overturned, ending up on its top.
Chapman was wearing a safety belt.
Troopers Arrest Two Locally
State Troopers report two arrests in the
local counties Sunday.
At about 2:45 am in
Caldwell County, 27 year old Christine Blakely of Hamilton was
arrested following a traffic stop. The arrest was for alleged DWI and
failing to stop at a stop sign. She was taken to the Caldwell County
Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.
about 9:50 pm, 24 year old Marquan Norwood of Ankeny, Iowa was
arrested for alleged speeding, driving while suspended and failure to
properly restrain a child under the age of 8. He was taken to the
Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
Trenton Council Meets Monday Night
Tonight's meeting of the Trenton City
Council includes one ordinance and board appointments. The meeting
begins at 7:00 pm at City Hall.
ordinance will be presented for the repairs to the runway at the
The council will discuss
three appointments for the Trenton Park Board. There will be
discussions on the care and upkeep of the right of ways and
designation of an authorized company representative on certifications
The final item on the
agenda prior to the executive session is liability training.
Two Flown To Hospitals After Seperate Accidents
Two Chillicothe residents were injured in
Early this (Saturday)
morning, 54 year old Paul Weese had serious injuries in an ATV
Accident on the Grand River Levee near LIV 259, southeast of
Chillicothe. The report states the accident happened about 1:30 am
when Weese was westbound and traveled into a wooded area and was
ejected. He was flown to Liberty hospital for treatment. The was not
wearing a helmet.
Friday at about 11:30 am
in Carroll County, 19 year old Amanda Osbon of Chillicothe had
moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident on Carroll County Road
130. The Highway Patrol reports Osbon was westbound, went off the road
and struck a tree and overturned, coming to rest on its top. She was
not wearing a safety belt and was flown to Children's Mercy Hospital
in Kansas City.
Hornet Homecoming Week Activities
After spoiling Lafayette's homecoming on
Friday, The Chillicothe Hornet's are ready to celebrate their
homecoming. The 2016 Homecoming Spirit Week begins Monday as they
prepare for the Savanah Savages. Lillian Stover from the Chillicothe
High School Leadership class says the overall theme for this year's
Homecoming is "Hornets Take The Gold." Stover says there are
activities all week, starting with the Spirit days.
She says they will have penny wars all week, with the money raised
going to help the students at Verelle Penniston State School. Voting
for Homecoming King and Queen will be Tuesday and Friday is a Pep
Friday is the Homecoming Parade. It will line up behind the Middle
School and follow the traditional route.
Chillicothe FFA Barnwarming Begins
King and Queen candidates for the
Chillicothe FFA 2016 Barnwarming were selected by the classes.
Barnwarming is an annual fundraiser for the Chillicothe FFA Chapter,
where the students do your odd jobs around the house and farm. The
class that raises the most money through the odd jobs has their
candidates crowned King and Queen on November 5th at the Barnwarming
The candidates this year are:
Seniors, Kristina Hamilton and Brady Bothwell;
Anderson and Adler Marshall;
Sophomores, Carleigh Crawford and
Freshmen, Lainie Cowan and Brock Gott
If you have any type of job, please give an FFA member a call or call
the Litton Agriculture Campus at 646-3131. The chapter has set a goal
to raise $25,000 this year for chapter operations.
Livingston County Library Presents "Synchronized
The Livingston County Library released a
NEW video Friday, claiming they are anything but boring. Library
Director Robin Westphal says their
Synchronized Shelving video is the result of a video from a New
Westphal says the video stars mostly their staff and was videoed with
the help of Mark Warren and was released on their facebook page Friday
Westphal says the video clearly shows,
at the Livingston County Library, they go beyond the research and
assistance most people expect of a librarian and they have a lot of
fun at their job.
Caution While Traveling To Enjoy Fall Colors
Autumn is the season of the fall colors
and an opportunity to take that drive through the country and enjoy
all the splendor of the season. Sergeant Jake Angle from the Missouri
Highway Patrol says donít let those fall colors become a distraction
to the job of driving.
Angle says fall is also a time when the deer become more active.
In wooded areas and along rivers and streams, maybe slow down a little
and watch for the deer. Remember, if you see one, there are probable
Safety Reminder - Look UP
As Harvest Season is upon us, Farm Safety
is an important issues. Farmers Electric reminds all farmers to Look
UP and see where those power lines are located. Weather on the farm or
in the fields, Power Lines are dangerous. Chasity Anderson from
Farmers Electric says you need to be aware of the overhead lines and
keep the equipment away from those lines.
Anderson says Farmers Electric offers some tips for the farmers.
Never attempt to raise or move a power line to clear a path. If power
lines near your property have sagged over time, contact your utility
to have them raised or moved. This is also important if you have new
equipment that is bigger and it no-longer fits under the lines.
MoDOT Roadwork Scheuled In Local Counties
The Fall roadwork season is here and the
Missouri Department of Transportation is preparing the roads for the
winter. The includes a variety of maintenance projects around the
region. In the local Counties, the work scheduled includes:
Pavement repair on US 65 - From LIV 226 to the Grundy County line all
Pothole patching on US 36 - From US
65 to Route 139 in Linn County all week
Route 13 Ė CLOSED
at the Log Creek Bridge near Kingston for a bridge deck replacement.
Pothole patching Route 13 - From Route U to Route 116 Tuesday and
Pothole patching Route 116 -
From Route D to Braymer Wednesday and Thursday
Pothole patching - Route UU Monday, Route OO Tuesday and Route EE
Wednesday and Thursday
Drainage work on US 69 from just north of Cameron to the Winston exit
Tuesday to Friday
Pothole patching Route J & Z - Wednesday and Thursday
Drainage work Route TT From Iguana Road to Grand Road Monday
Drainage work Route C From Route M to Highway 11 Tuesday and Wednesday
Drainage work Route U At Kayak Road Thursday
Pothole patching on US 36 from Route 139 to the Macon County line
Thursday and Friday
Robert "Bob" Laverne Weihe
A former Chillicothe resident, 92 year
old Robert "Bob" Laverne Weihe died September 19th in Winter Park,
Florida. Services are Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Lindley Funeral Home
in Chillicothe with burial in Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe.
Friends may call Monday 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 First Christian Church of Chillicothe.
Frances Lavone Avery
A Carrollton resident, 92 year old Frances Lavone Avery died
September 23rd in Olathe, Kansas. There will be a private family
graveside service. Visitation is Tuesday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at
Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to
Carrollton Methodist Church or Avalon Cemetery.
Franklin Delano Thompson
A Breckenridge resident, 71 year old Franklin Delano Thompson died
September 24th in Kansas City. Services are Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
at Lindley Pitts Funeral home in Breckenridge with burial in Rose
Hill Cemetery in Breckenridge. 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 North Care Hospice House of
A Chillicothe resident, 91 year old Marjorie Kleeman, died September
20th in Chillicothe. A graveside memorial service is October 3rd at
Roselawn Cemetery in Auburn, Indiana. Memorials may be made to
Morningside Center in Chillicothe. Arrangements are under the
direction of Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
Kenneth D Cravens
A Lenexa, KS resident, formerly of Bosworth, 72 year old Kenneth D
Cravens, died August 22nd in Lenexa. Graveside memorial services are
October 8th at Evergreen Cemetery in Dewitt. Memorials may be made
to Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharist. Arrangements are
under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.
Michael Wayne Betz
A Laredo resident, 63 year old Michael
Wayne Betz died September 8th in Laredo. The body was cremated. A
Celebration of Life is October 1st at Crowder State Park west of
Trenton. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you plant a
memorial tree. Arrangements under the direction of A Simplified