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Accident Sunday Leaves Two Injured  01-23  6am
    An accident Sunday afternoon in Chillicothe left a passenger and driver with minor injuries. The accident happened at Washington and Green Streets at about 12:24 pm. Chillicothe Police report Jennifer Stephens pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Nathanael Molina, resulting in the collision. Molina and a passenger in his vehicle complained of minor injuries, but refused treatment at the scene.

Chillicothe Police Report  01-23  6am
    Chillicothe Police received a report of a child left in a vehicle unattended. Sunday at about 3:30 pm, officers were called to the 100 block of North Washington, where an infant had been reported left in a vehicle. The officers located the car and cited the driver, Gloria Gay, for alleged leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. The child was not harmed.
     Burglary and property damage were reported at a business in the 700 block of South Washington. That investigation continues.
     Saturday at about 2:35 am, officers were called to the 300 block of Walnut for a well-being check. The resident was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.
     An accident Friday resulted in damage to the vehicle but no injuries. The accident happened at about 9:35 pm, at Washington and Park Lane, when Bryce Farmer and Dylan Munson were northbound and stopping at the light. Farmer ran into the Munson vehicle resulting in minor damage.

KC Man Arreested On Six Warrants  01-23  6am
    01-A Kansas City man was arrested by State Troopers in Daviess county Saturday. Fifty-one year old David Searcy was arrested on six Jackson County warrants for alleged failure to appear on a charge of alleged failure to register as a sex offender. He was also arrested for alleged speeding. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.

Chillicothe Mudcats Receive Annual Donation  01-21  6am
    The Chillicothe Mudcats held their First Pitch Party Friday to introduce their new head coach and talk about the plans for the summer. As they have in the past, the Chillicothe Development Corporation presented the Mudcats with a check for $10,000, General Manager Doug Doughty says that is the start of their annual fundraising and sponsorship drive.
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     Doughty says the money goes towards the operation of the team and is used to work on projects to improve Shaffer Park
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     The Mudcat team has more than 30 players expected to arrive in Chillicothe at the end of May.

Troopers Arrest One In The Area Counties 01-21  6am
     There was only one recent arrest by State Troopers in the local counties. Thursday, Troopers arrested 41 year old Scotty Koehler or Westminster Colorado in Linn County for alleged possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and for speeding. He was able to post the required bond and was released.

Black Talks About Committee Assignments   01-21  6am
     Chillicothe's newest Representative in the State Capital, Rusty Black, says the first couple weeks in the new elected position have been a unique experience. Black says he enjoyed the pageantry.
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     Black talked about his Committee appointments.
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     He says in the Budget Committee, he is on the Education appropriations sub committee.
     He says the third committee assignment will help him learn a lot about how things work in Jefferson City.
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     Black says he welcomes visitors to his office in Jefferson City and he talked about when is a good time to visit. KCHI will have that for you in the coming week.

Soil & Water District Poster Contest  01-21  6am
     The annual Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest is underway for area students in 4th through 12th grade. Emily Gordon from the Livingston County USDA office explains the purpose behind the contest.
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     Gordon says there are a couple ways to enter the contest.
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Winners are announced in several categories for the schools and county, Livingston county has had winners that have also won at state and moved on to the national level.
     Posters are due to be turned in by February 17th. For more information on the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest, call 646-5687 ext. 3.

Community Needs Survey Available  01-21  6am
     A Community Needs Survey is being conducted by the Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri, formerly the Green Hills Community Action Agency. The survey is meant to help the agency better understand the state of poverty in the region, which includes residents of Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam and Sullivan Counties. All residents of those counties are invited to participate in the survey which is available on line at the agency's website at or at their Facebook page. Printed copies of the survey are available by calling their toll free number 855-290-8544.

MoDOT Roadwork Plans 01-21  6am
     The Missouri Department of Transportation is continuing their roadwork in the local counties.
Caldwell County
     US 36 - Continued bridge work on eastbound 36 at Highway 13.
Daviess County
     Highway 13 - Road Sealing all week from Highway 6 to Route HH
Grundy County
     US 65 - pavement repair from the Trenton city limits to the Livingston County line, all week
     Highway 6 - pavement repair from the Trenton city limits to the Daviess County line, all week
Linn County
     US 36 pavement repair and pothole patching, from Route F to Highway 5, all week

Funeral Notices

John (Jack) Tunes Lineberry
      A Chillicothe resident, 94 year old John (Jack) Tunes Lineberry, died January 17th in Cameron. Services are Saturday at 2:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe. Friends may call Friday from Noon to 8:00 pm, with family visitation Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church.

Lane Newton
     A Carrollton resident, 20 year old Lane Newton, died January 19th in Carrollton. Services are Sunday at 2:0 pm at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Family visitation is Sunday from 1:00 to 1:45 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family's Choice.

Carolyn Louise (Little) Cowan
     A Braymer resident, 76 year old Carolyn Louise (Little) Cowan died January 18th in Kansas City. Services are Monday at 10:00 am at Braymer Baptist Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. Friends may call Sunday from 3:00 to 8:00 pm with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 at Lindley-Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer. Memorials may be made to Austin Anderson Safe Haven Inc.

James Lewis
     A Brunswick resident, 81 year old James Lewis, died January 18th in Macon. Services are Monday at 10:30 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Brunswick, with burial at Elliott Grove Cemetery in Brunswick. Family visitation is Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the church. Memorials may be made to the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Breshears Memorial Chapels in Brunswick.

Elsie May Doyle
     A Brunswick resident, 72 year old Elsie May Doyle, died January 20th in Brunswick. Services are Tuesday at 1:00 pm at Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick, with burial at Elliot Grove Cemetery in Brunswick. Family visitation is Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Tim Grose
     A Carrollton resident, 68 year old Tim Grose died January 21st in Carrollton. Military and Graveside services are Wednesday at 1:30 pm at Ebenezer Cemetery in Bogard. Friends may call Tuesday after 8:00 am. Memorials may be made to HELP Services Cancer Fund.

Betty Luan Davis
     A Chillicothe resident, 91 year old Betty Luan Davis died January 21st in Kansas City. Services are Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Chillicothe, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. Friends may call Tuesday from 12:00 to 8:00 pm, with an Order of the Eastern Star Service at 6:00 pm and family visitation to follow until 8:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to the church or Order of the Eastern Star - Chapter 113.