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Bogard Woman Injured in Carroll Co Accident 3/28 6:00am
       A Bogard woman was injured in a one vehicle accident mid-day Friday in Carroll County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 64 year old Marcia L. Wilson of Bogard sustained serious injuries when her car ran off the road twice, hit a ditch and overturned on Carroll County Route W near County Road 161. Wilson was take to Truman Medical Center by Life Flight Eagle.


Three Injured in Grundy County Accident
3/28 6:00am
     Three people were injured in a two car accident on Highway 65 near Route C in Spickard Friday Morning. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that a car driven by 69 year old James McIntosh of Spickard slowed for a turn when the car was rear-ended by a car driven by 24 year old Robert Smith of Ridgeway. Both drivers suffered moderate injuries and a passenger in the Smith vehicle, 13 year old Joshua Welton suffered minor injuries. All three were taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.

Missouri Highway Patrol Area Arrests
3/28 6:00am
    A 26 year old Male from Texas was arrested in Daviess County  by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on a felony fugitive warrant from Fort Bend County Texas for probation violation, speeding, no valid license, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and a class B felony trafficking in stolen identities. He was taken to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
   A 20 year old Male from Quincy, Illinois was arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Linn County as a felony fugitive from out of state on a warrant for burglary. He was taken to Chariton County by the Linn County Sheriff's Department
A 30 year old male from  Minnesota was arrested in Daviess County for Misdemeanor Marijuana and Misdemeanor Paraphernalia possession. He was taken to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

Chillicothe Firemen Respond To Grass Fire
3/28 6:00am
     The Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services responded to a grass fire in rural Livingston County mid-day Friday. Firemen answered a call at 11:50am to 16759 LIV 230 to a grass fire in a crop field. Owner Shirlene Livingston told fire fighters she had no idea how the fire started. Approximately 2 acres of grass was burning that started along a roadway. Firemen used about 50 gallons of water and were on the scene for only a short period of time. There was no property damage reported.



Chillicothe Street Closings Next Weekend 3/28 6:00am
     Two streets in Chillicothe will be closed for a portion of Easter weekend. Police Chief Rick Knouse reports Webster Street will be closed between Washington and Locust on April 4th from 9:00am to 3:00pm for the Peep Show and Chalk Walk.
     On April 5th Locust Street will be closed from Clay to Ann for a Church Easter Service. Knouse stated motorists should be cautious of pedestrians near those areas.



Spring Planting Growing Near for Farmers 3/28 6:00am
      It's still a little early, but area farmers will soon be in their fields for spring planting. Livingston County Farm Service Agency Executive Director David Meneely says the time is drawing close.
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     The deadline for producers to make a selection between two safety net programs was Tuesday, but the USDA has extended the deadline. USDA FSA Director Val Dolcini said producers now have until April 7th to make their selection between the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage safety nets.
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     For more information on the programs, call your local FSA Office.



Grundy County Prescribed Burn Classes 3/28 6:00am
     Land owners considering clearing of unwanted grass and brush for increased forage and boost native plants for wildlife are encouraged to attend a Prescribed Burn Workshop April 11th at 9:00am at Crowder State Park near Trenton. The class is designed to educate land owners on the use of fire as a tool to help manage unwanted vegetation.

     A class room session will be followed by a hands on demonstration burn if weather conditions permit. Participants should bring leather gloves and wear leather work boots.
     Pre-registration is required before April 8th by calling Scott Roy at 359-5686 extension 114. The workshop is free with materials, refreshments and a lunch provided.



US Representative Sam Graves Mobile Office Stops 3/28 6:00am
     Staff members from US Representative Sam Graves office will conduct a Mobile Office stop in several area locations on Monday. Stops include at Marceline City Hall Monday from 8:00am to 9:00am, at Brunswick City Hall from 10:30 to 11:30am and at Carrollton City Hall from 1:30 to 2:30pm.
      The Mobile Office stops provide an opportunity to speak with a member of Rep. Graves staff, provide information and to provide your views on various topics, and to ask for assistance with federal agencies.



Area Roadwork Scheduled Next Week 3/28 6:00am
      The Missouri Department of Transportation has scheduled road work through the KCHI area next week. In addition to routine work, crews will be working on:
     In Livingston County: Drainage work on Route Z from 65 to C and Route N from O to the end of state maintenance; also brush cutting on 65 from 190 to Route K
     In Caldwell County, sweeping and flushing bridges on Highway 36
     In Carroll County, Road repairs on Routes C, T and W, drainage work on Route KK and litter pick up on Highways 65, 24 and 10
     In Chariton County shoulder work on Highway 24 and driveway repairs on Routes BB, F, M and Y
     In Daviess County Route M will be closed April 2nd for a culvert replacement near Yale Avenue, and pot hole patching on I-35, Highway 69 and Routes 6 and 190
    In Grundy County Route J will be closed near Route BB for culvert replacement on March 31st.
    In Linn County, pot hole patching on Route 11 and Highway 36

Budget Hearing Scheduled at Council Meeting
3/27 12:00pm  
     The Chillicothe City Council will  consider approval of the 2015-16 city budget at a public hearing for Monday at 6:30 at Chillicothe City Hall.
     In addition to next fiscal year's budget, the 2014-15 budget will be amended to reflect the actual figures for the year.
     In other agenda items: ordinances for the annual service contracts and funding requests will be presented for approval including YMCA, Summer Playground Association, Chillicothe Area Arts Council, Main Street Chillicothe, Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Technology and Development Center, University of Missouri Extension Center, Humane Society, OATS, and Rumery and Associates.
     Mayor Chuck Haney will make recommendations for reappointment to the IDA Board, Ike Holland will present an ordinance to extend the contract with Lockridge, Constant and Conrad for one year. He will also ask the council to consider a declaration of surplus items

Two Local Accidents Leave Three Injured
3/27 6:00am
     A passenger had serious injuries after a driver suffered a seizure with driving Wednesday afternoon. Chillicothe Police investigated the accident at Washington and Third Street. According to the report, Scott D Reim was northbound when he suffered the seizure and struck a utility pole. An 87 year old passenger in the vehicle had serious injuries and was taken to Hedrick Medical Center. She was later transferred to Liberty Hospital.
     An accident Thursday in Chillicothe left two with minor injuries. The accident was in the 1000 block of South Washington and happened when Donald Harmon was southbound and made a right turn from the left lane in-front of another vehicle, and the vehicles collided. One of the drivers and passenger were injured in the accident but both refused treatment at the scene. Harmon was cited for an improper turn.

One Injured In Accident in Carroll County
3/27 6:00am 
     A two vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in Carroll County left one passenger injured. Twenty-two year old Mikala I Smith of Bogard was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital following the accident on Route T, near Route W. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, at about 1:30, a vehicle driven by 23 year old Charles W Smith of Bogard was southbound and attempting to make a left turn into a driveway. A northbound vehicle driven by 21 year old Jared R McMullin of Carrollton was northbound and ran off the road in an attempt to avoid the other vehicle, but still hit the right rear of the vehicle. Smith was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the accident.

Chillicothe Police Report Several Arrests
3/27 6:00am  
     Several arrests are in the report from the Chillicothe Police Department.
     Officers arrested a juvenile after investigating a report of shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves Street.
     Janice Shiner was arrested in the 100 block of Calhoun for alleged possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $25,000 cash only.
     Alan J Lucky was arrested in the 200 block of Webster for alleged possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Bond is set at $50,000 cash only.
     Grundy Mallory was arrested on a Chillicothe nuisance violation. She posted bond.
     Madison D Dodson was arrested for alleged stealing following a theft investigation. She was cited and released.

Troopers Arrest Carrollton Man
3/27 6:00am 
     A Carrollton man was arrested by State Troopers Thursday afternoon. Nineteen year old Skyler A Goodson was arrested on a Saline County Probation and Parole warrant. He was also arrested on alleged two counts of possession of a controlled substance and bringing a controlled substance into a jail. He is held at the Ray County Jail on a 24 hour hold.

Hazardous Materials Drop-Off
 3/27 6:00am 
     Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Chillicothe is this Saturday. Refuse Director Troy Figg says you will be able to get rid of many items you can not just throw in the garbage.
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     The Household Hazardous Waste Collection is Saturday, from 9:00 am to Noon at the old pellet building in the 200 block of Brunswick. You just need to pull up and crew members will unload and sort the items into the appropriate location. If you have questions about Chillicothe's Springtime Household Hazardous Waste Collection, call the CMU office at 646-1683.

Arts Council Piano Concert Sunday
3/27 6:00am  
     The Chillicothe Area Arts Council presents one of the best ragtime and boogie-woogie pianists in the world, this Sunday at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Arts Council Director Julie Ashbrook says they will have Bob Milne performing starting at 3:00 pm.
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     Tickets for the program will be available at the door Sunday at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center.
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     Ashbrook says if you are a fan of ragtime and boogie-woogie music or a student of piano, you will not want to miss this program.

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Funeral Notices

Daniel Fields
     A Bucklin resident, 57 year old Daniel Fields died January 20th. Military graveside series are Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at New Cambria Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Delaney Funeral Home in Bucklin.

Dr. Roger Fawn Fraser
     A Chillicothe resident, 74 year old Dr. Roger Fawn Fraser died March 1st in Chillicothe. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

Lorna Bernice McKiddy
     A Chillicothe resident, 90 year old Lorna Bernice McKiddy died March 25th in Kansas City. Funeral Services are Sunday at 1:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe. Family visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Burnside Cemetery.

David Ackman
     A Triplett resident, 67 year old David Ackman died March 26th in Triplett. Services are Thursday at 10:30 am at St. John's Lutheran Church in Brunswick, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in DeWitt. Family visitation is Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the church. Memorials may be made to the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick.