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Firefighters Called to Gas Odor
Chillicothe Fire Fighters responded to a report of
a gaseous odor at a home at 1599 Litton Road. The call came in about 4:40
pm Thursday and the home owner, Steve Kerns, told the fire fighters there
was an odor of methane in the home. The odor appeared to be coming from
near a gas pipe. The department turned off the propane tank, furnace and
water heater and then ventilated the home. They were on the scene for
about 40 minutes.
Street Closing Sunday in Chillicothe
A portion of Locust Street will be closed Sunday Morning. The
Chillicothe Police Department approved the closing of the 400 block of
Locust from 7:00 am to Noon at the request of Life Point Church, for part
of their Easter celebration.
Chillicothe Farmers Market Opens May 3rd
The Chillicothe Farmers Market will start the 2014
season on May 3rd. Market Master Beth Weidner says Chillicothe Farmers
Market is a 28 year tradition.
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The vendors at the farmers market are members that have
paid a fee to be able to sell that day. Weidner says they welcome new
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The Chillicothe Farmers Market runs every Saturday,
rain or shine, from May 3rd to the end of October. To find out more, call
Beth Weidner at 660-622-4289 or stop by the market and she will be happy
to talk to you.
Livingston County Commissioners Agendas
The Livingston County Commissioners meet
Tuesday and Thursday of next week in regular session. The meetings begin
at 9:30 am. Tuesday, at 10:00 am, they will meet with Steve Shoot and
Steve Holt. Thursday at 10:00 they will attend the Work Ready Community
Meeting at Chillicothe City Hall.
Carrollton Town Council Agenda
The Carrollton Town Board meets Monday with a
heavy agenda. The meeting will start at 6:00 pm at Carrollton City Hall.
The agenda includes an appointment for the Third Ward Council Seat,
approve the election results, have discussions on the airport and discuss
a utilities issue for the Beef and Pork building.
Old business includes discussions on the Emergency
Management Position and time clock information. The will be several
reports presented and the mayor will make a recommendation for the City
Works Board. He will also present information about a milling machine
rental, street repairs and about the municipal clerk’s position. An
executive session is planned as part of the meeting.
Chillicothe Police Daily Report
An unattended death and a couple arrests are in the
Chillicothe Police Department Report for Thursday.
Officers were called to the 200 block of Business 36 to
investigate the unattended death. They were assisted by Emergency Services
and the Livingston County Coroner. The investigation continues.
Lost property was reported in the 600 block of Walnut.
David Ray Gamble was arrested in the 400 block of
Webster for alleged failure to appear on an original charge of alleged
tampering with a vehicle.
Gay Nell Owens was arrested in the 800 block of Easton on a
Livingston County Probation and Parole warrant.
Amanda Dawn Holley was cited for allowing her pit bull
dog running at large, owning or possessing a pit bull type dog in the city
limits and having a dog without a license.
New Girls Coach, Other School Staff Changes
The Chillicothe R-II School Board approved
the hiring for several staff positions. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes
made the following announcements of Staff hirings
Megan Claybrook - High School English
Andrea Wentzel and Amy Hoffstetter – Part time Speech Language Pathologist
Darren Smith - Middle School Health, Elementary PE and Girls Varsity
Basketball Head Coach. When asked why there was a change in the Girls
Basketball coaching position, Doctor Roger Barnes said it is a personnel
matter and it would be unethical for him to comment.
KCHI was aware of the coaching changes early in the
week, however KCHI was asked to hold the information until Friday. In
keeping with media integrity, KCHI honored the school’s request to not
publicize the coaching change until today.
Purdin Man Dies in Accident
A Purdin man died in an accident Thursday
evening in Linn County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 77 year old
Jerry Barrows suffered a medical condition at about 5:45 pm on Globe Road
near Linneus. The vehicle went off the road and struck a fence. Barrows
was wearing a safety belt. His body was taken to Wright-Baker Hill Funeral
Burn Ban Lifted In Livingston County
The Burn Ban in Livingston County was lifted at
6:00 this morning. The Livingston County Commissioners had issued the burn
ban due to the high winds on Wednesday and very dry conditions. While the
winds have calmed considerably, the area has not received a lot of rain,
but area land owners should be able to burn responsibly.
In Chillicothe, burning of yard waste, vegetation, tree
limbs and natural materials is allowed, but the person doing the burning
needs to be attending the fire. Burning of garbage is prohibited.
If you have questions about burning, call the
Chillicothe Fire Department at 646-2139
Chillicothe Park Board Meetings
The Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Board and the
Tree Advisory Board are meeting Monday in regular session. The Park Board
meets at 5:15 at city hall. The agenda includes continued discussions on a
memorial dog park and the department’s long range park plan. New business
includes the report from the Parks Director Josh Norris.
At 6:00, the Tree Advisory Board will meet with two
agenda items. The first is a discussion on Tree Carvings at Simpson Park;
the other is a discussion on the Memorial Tree Fund.
Both meetings are open to the public.
Breastfeeding Friendly Locations
Several Chillicothe businesses have been designated
and recognized as Breastfeeding Friendly location. The Livingston County
Health Center in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Health and
Senior Services has launched a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite award
program. The program goals are to recognize those businesses, increase
awareness about the Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for worksite
lactation support and provide assistance to employers wanting to their
lactation support benefits.
The health center has identified five area businesses
that provide a “Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. Awards have been
presented to Hy-Vee, North Central Missouri College, Grand River Health
Care, Livingston County Health Center, and Chillicothe Correctional Center.
Chillicothe City Wide Clean Up
The second week of Chillicothe's annual city
wide cleanup starts next Wednesday. Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Refuse
Department Director Troy Figg says the city wide clean-up will be held
Wednesday April 23rd and Saturday the 26th.
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Figg says the hours are from 8:00 am to Noon and
1:00 - 4:00 pm on each of the days. If you have questions about the
Chillicothe City Wide Clean-up, call the CMU office at 646-1683.
Board of Public Works Meeting
The Chillicothe Board of Public Works meets Tuesday morning in regular
session. The meeting will start at 7:00 am at the CMU Office. The agenda
includes reports from the department heads and general manager. The agenda
also includes an executive session if it is needed. The Board of Public
Works meetings are open the public.
A Brookfield resident, 81 year old Lula Stanley died
April 16th in Brookfield. Services will be Saturday at 11:00am at
Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield with burial in Laclede
Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9;00 to 11:00am with family
visitation from 10:00 to 11:00am at the funeral home. Memorials may
be made to the Brookfield Senior Center
A Chillicothe resident, 92 year old, Kathleen Hoyt died
April 11th in Chillicothe. Services will be Saturday at 1:00 pm at
the Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial at Avalon
Cemetery in Avalon. Friends may call Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Festival of Lights
or the Avalon Cemetery.
A Carrollton resident, 75 year old
Derrell E. Long died April 16th in Liberty. Cremation memorial
service will be Saturday at 1:00pm at Bittiker Funeral Home in
Carrollton. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to
the Derrell E. Long Memorial Fund.
John Albert Zullig
A former area resident, 84 year old John Albert
Zullig died April 16th in Illinois. Graveside services will be
Saturday at 2:00pm at Mount Olive Cemetery in Chillicothe. Family
visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Fox Funeral Home in
Cole Camp, Missouri. Memorials may be made to the Benton County
Hospice or Belleview Family Hospice.
Shirley Mae Fifer
A Chillicothe resident, 79 year old Shirley Mae
Fifer died April 16th in Columbia. Services will be Saturday at
2:00pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Chillicothe with burial in May
Cemetery in Chula. Family visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to
8:00pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be
made to the church.
A Chillicothe resident, 85 year old,
James Oliver Keeney died April 16th in Chillicothe. Graveside
services will be Monday at 11:00am at Lock Springs Cemetery. Friends
may call Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Lindley Funeral Home
in Chillicothe, with a family visitation on Monday from 9:30 to
10:30am at the funeral home. Memorials for may be made to the Forest
O’ Triplett Animal Shelter.
A Laclede resident, 91 year old Alice Coram
died April 17th in Brookfield. Services are Monday at 11:00am at
Freedom Baptist Church in Brookfield with burial in Nester Chapel
Cemetery near New Boston. Family visitation will be Monday from
10:00 to 11:00am at the church. Memorials may be made to the
Cemetery. Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield is in charge
Mary Jo Faubion Heisterberg
A Chillicothe resident, 64 year
old Mary Jo Faubion Heisterberg died April 15th in Chillicothe.
Graveside services are Tuesday at 1:00pm at Wheeling cemetery.
Family Visitation is Monday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Lindley Funeral
Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to St Luke's Hospice or
the Christina Mapel Dog Park
A former Brunswick and DeWitt resident, 94 year
old, Frank A. Lewis, died April 17th in Raymore. Graveside services
will be Tuesday at 2:30pm at Evergreen Cemetery in DeWitt. A family
visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the Breshears
Memorial Chapel in Brunswick. Memorials may be made to the DeWitt