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State Seeking Input on Pershing State Park 10/10 6:00am
     The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting at the General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site in Laclede on Wednesday at 6:00pm. The meeting will also include information on the Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site.
     Missouri State Park representatives will provide information on future plans for the facilities and answer questions. Visitors are invited to share feedback and suggestions about service and operations. The Pershing Park Memorial Association will also discuss recent efforts regarding the site. The meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input regarding the facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

Two Injured in Grundy County Accident
10/10 6:00am
     Two females were injured in a Grundy County Accident when their car ran off of a concrete bridge 7 miles northwest of Trenton, overturned and came to rest upside down in a creek. Injured were the driver, 19 year old Shayla Dye of Greentop and a passenger, 19 year old Kaitley Hager of Kirksville, both with moderate injuries. Both were taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.

 One Injured in Mercer County Accident
10/10 6:00am
A Bethany woman was injured when her car ran off of Route P 5 miles Northwest of Princeton went out of control and going airborne down a steep embankment the overturning and hitting two trees. 52 year old Michelle Walker of Bethany was Life-flighted to a Des Moines hospital with serious injuries.

Highway Patrol Arrests
10/10 6:00am
     The Missouri Highway Patrol reports arresting a 25 year old Milan man for driving while intoxicated and no seatbelt. He was taken to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and later released

Chillicothe Police Report for Saturday
10/10 6:00am
     The Chillicothe Police have been busy with several recent arrests. Officers arrested Ian Hernandez and Hali Christie in the 1400 block of Alexander for alleged possession for less than 35 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia. Both were released on municipal citations.
     Officers arrested Tammy Marshall in the 10 block of Washington Street on warrants from Boone and Howard counties for alleged passing bad checks.
     Officers arrested Jamie Hughes in the 1400 block of McVey for alleged child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. Timothy Hughes was arrested for alleged child endangerment, interfering with legal process and resisting arrest. The children were taken into emergency custody by the Children's Division.
     Officers arrested John Ashford following an accident in the 1200 block of Washington for alleged attempting to leave the scene of an accident and driving while suspended.
     Officers arrested Melissa Levernight in the 10 block of Washington street on a Livingston County warrant for alleged felony forgery.
     Officers arrested William Foxworthy in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Carroll County Warrant for two counts of alleged passing bad checks.
    Officers arrested Michael Bosley and Trevor Petree for alleged 2nd degree assault in the 900 block of Webster. Petree was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
      Officers arrested Jeremy D Whitt after a report of suspicious male on Highway 65 near 190. Whitt was arrested for alleged criminal non support.

Area Road Work Next Week
10/10 6:00am
     Road work in the KCHI area next week continues with several projects worth noting.
     Livingston County - pothole patching on Route CC and Route 190 from A to the Daviess County line
     Caldwell County - Route K closed the 13th from 36 to Sandstone Drive and the 14th from Sandstone Drive to Route U for culvert replacements. Also the Route 116 resurfacing project continues from Route 69 to Route D
     Chariton County - Route J will be closed the 13th from Twichell to Jarrow road for a culvert replacement
     Daviess County - pavement repair on I-35 from Winston exit to Harrison County Route AA
     Grundy County - resurfacing and shoulder work on Route 6 will continue
     Linn county - Route P closed from Fresno to Hyde for a culvert replacement on October 14th and Route B will have maintenance at Smokey Branch Bridge and Parsons Creek Bridge.

County Commissioners Review Budget Numbers
10/9 12:00pm
The Livingston County Commissioners took time this week to review the county budget for the last nine months. Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas who took over the office in January, says the current budget it doing good.
          <Audio: Ed Douglas 1>
    However, Douglas says the news isn't so good for the long term. He says there is a definite revenue issue
          <Audio: Ed Douglas 2>
    Douglas says the county commissioners are taking a hard look at solutions to long term revenue problems, but as of now, won't expand on any possible solutions.



Local Women's Shelter Annual Fund Raiser 10/9 12:00pm
     The annual Domestic Violence Dinner and Auction to benefit the Safe Haven Center is coming up Saturday, October 24th beginning at 5:00pm with a social hour and main auction at 7:30pm. Organizers are currently searching for donations to the silent and main auctions. Ticket purchases, or a table purchase are now available. Tickets are $15 or a table of eight is $175 and comes with some amenities.
      In previous years, the dinner and auction has raised between $13,000 and $25,000 with money used to help provide salaries for employees, cover expenses of the building, purchase supplies for the clients and cover travel expenses.
To make a donation or to purchase tickets, contact the committee chairs: Daniel and Deanna Savage, Ken Lauhoff or Martha Berry.

Deer Hunters can "Share the Harvest"
10/9 12:00pm
     With Deer Hunting season fast approaching, the Missouri Department of Conservation is reminding hunters about donating to the "Share the Harvest" program, which helps donate venison to needy people. The program is coordinated by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri.
     Livingston County Conservation Agent Jake Strozewski says hunters can donate locally
          <Audio: Jake Strozewski 1>
     Local participants can process a set amount of Share the Harvest deer at no cost to the hunter
          <Audio: Jake Strozewski 2>
     In 2014 Missouri hunters donated nearly 4,500 deer or over 200,000 pounds of deer meet for needy Missourians. All the meat goes to local food banks.

New Information Screen at Children's Library
10/9 12:00pm
    The Livingston County Library has a new item that will assist with dispensing information. A wall mounted computer monitor is now installed near the children's circulation desk. Children's Librarian Candy Warren says the screen will display a slideshow of information
          <Audio: Candy Warren>
     The screen will also display things such as contest winners and more.

Former Trenton Resident Sentenced on Child Pornography
10/9 6:00am
A former Trenton resident was sentenced in federal court for attempting to produce child pornography after secretly filming several victims in a shower.
     49 year old Edward Allen Stieber of Brookfield, formerly of Trenton was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison with out parole. In April, he pled guilty to two counts of attempting to use a minor to produce child pornography on separate occasions between January 2009 and January 2011. During the investigation, authorities discovered home made videos of minor females on Stieber's computer that included four minor female victims and one adult victim.

One Injured in One Car Accident Near Breckenridge
10/9 6:00am
     An out of state resident was injured in a one car accident on Highway 36 one mile southwest of Breckenridge. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a car driven by Andrew Fields of Manhattan, Kansas ran off the road, overcorrected, ran off the opposite side of the road and hit a rock embankment. Fields was uninjured but a 20 year old female passenger from Tacoma Washington was taken to a Cameron hospital with minor injuries.

Semi truck collision injures one
10/9 6:00am
    An out of state resident was injured when two semi-trucks collided north of Milan. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred on Highway 5, 3 miles north of Milan when a semi driven by 51 year old Aileen Moore of Las Vegas, Nevada attempted to turn left onto Highway 5 from a county road and pulled into the path of a truck driven by a 58 year old Wisconsin man. Moore was taken to a Milan hospital with moderate injuries.

Area Highway Patrol Arrests
10/9 6:00am
     The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a Detroit, Michigan 42 year old male in Linn County on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated. He was taken to the Linn County Sheriff's Department.
     The Highway Patrol arrested 58 year old Gerrit Vandyk of Brunswick in Chariton County on a felony warrant for contempt of court on DWI charges and for two counts of misdemeanor traffic offenses. He was taken to Chariton County Sheriff's Department
The Highway Patrol arrested 26 year old Austin Kincade of Rayville in Caldwell County for no valid operator's license, no financial proof of insurance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on 24 hour hold.

Chillicothe City Council To Meet Monday
10/8 12:00pm
The Chillicothe City Council will meet in regular session on Monday at 6:30pm in the council chambers of City Hall. Agenda items include accepting a bid for a CMU Sewer Rehabilitation Project, an appointment to the Green Hills Golf Board, discussion and ordinances for: an agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for the "Wayfinding Sign Project: one to accept an amendment to the Airport State Block Agreement; an ordinance regarding an Airport Aid Agreement committing to a 10% local match and an ordinance amending the city code to comply with Senate Bill 5 relating to penalties, court procedures and speeding violations.
     There will also be an executive session.

Bids Approved for On Going Sewer Project
10/8 12:00pm
      The Chillicothe Board of Utilities have approved a bid for the latest in CMU's on-going sewer line rehab project. Jim Gillilan with Chillicothe Municipal Utilities has the bid details.
          <Audio: Jim Gillilan>
      Gillilan says the project of rehabilitating sanitary sewer lines began about 10 years ago and they continue to do more work each year. 
     The Board also accepted a bid of just under $18,000 for a new utility pole trailer for the Electrical Department.
     Gillilan says to look for an announcement in the very near future of a newly hired Chief Financial Officer for CMU.

FCCLA Chapter To Hold Fundraising Event
10/8 12:00pm
     The Grand River Technical School FCCLA chapter in Chillicothe will be hosting an open house fundraiser October 22nd  at 5:00pm. The event will be at the home of FCCLA advisor Pam Miller at 319 10th Street in Chillicothe and will feature several vendors available to order products.
     Money from the fundraiser will help pay student dues, opportunities to pate in state and national leadership meetings, and helps students participate in regional, state and national competition events.
    For more information on the FCCLA fundraiser, call Pam Miller at 646-7604

Arts Council Receives Funding
10/8 12:00pm
Two Art organizations in the KCHI area have received their share of more than 4-million dollars in annual grants from the Missouri Arts Council.
     The Chillicothe Fine Arts Council receives more than $13,000 for community arts operating in 2016 and the Caldwell County Arts in Hamilton received $2000 for a community arts project. The grants are awarded through volunteer advisory panels of Missouri arts professionals and community representatives to evaluate artistic quality, community involvement and management ability.
     A total of 360 annual grants for fiscal year 2016 totaling more than  $4.2 Million dollars to support arts events, performances, education and services through out the state.
     The Missouri Arts Council will also award an additional $350,000 through out fiscal year 2016 via monthly grants for smaller scale projects.

Harvest Moon Tea at Library
10/8 12:00pm
     A Harvest Moon Tea will be at the Livingston County Library October 18th from 2:00 to 3:30pm. A menu of harvest teas, finger sandwiches and sweets will be followed by a program of dramatic Edgar Allen Poe tales told in an atmosphere of shivery suspense. Those attending are requested to dress in black or fall colors such as orange, red or yellow. Those attending can also have a free photo taken against a Poe backdrop painted by staff member and artist Jenna Holmer. Edgar Allen Poe door prizes will also be given away.
    This is the fourth tea hosted by the Livingston County Library staff. Cost is $10 and reservations and advanced payment are required at the library, or call 646-0547. Seating is limited.



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Funeral Notices

Pete Arnold
     A Carrollton resident, 90 year old Pete Arnold died October 7th in Carrollton. Services are Sunday at 3:00pm at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial in Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton. Family visitation is Sunday from 2:00 to 2:45pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family's choice.

Patricia Holtman
     A Sumner resident, 76 year old Patricia Holtman died October 7th in Brookfield. Services are Monday at 11:00am at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial in Salem Cemetery in Mill Grove, MO. Friends may call Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the funeral home. There will be no family visitation. Memorials may be made to the Patricia Holtman Memorial Fund.

David G. Long
     A Brookfield resident, 76 year old David G. Long died October 8th in Brookfield. Services are Monday at 2:30pm at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral home in Brookfield with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield. Friends may call Monday from 9:00am to 2:30pm with family visitation from 1:00 to 2:30pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to McLarney Manor Activity Fund or Linn County R-I Aggie Boosters.