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Planning Continues for Lake Construction Project 9/22 6:00am
      A lake construction project called the East Locust Creek Reservoir north of Milan began with discussions 20 years ago. In a couple of years it will be a reality.
     Brad Scott is the General Manager for the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission and he says the commissioners  have completed purchase of more than 45-hundred acres for the lake north of Milan and East of Highway 6, He says before they begin building the dam, they will need permits
          <Audio: Brad Scott 1>
     He says once the permits are obtained, the Commission will seek federal funding which is being arranged with the help of Senator Blunt.
     Scott says they will continue with demolition in the future lake bed
          <Audio: Brad Scott 2>
     He says water for the reservoir will primarily be from East Locust Creek and runoff from the an area north of the damn.


Hedrick Medical Center Switching Records System
9/22 6:00am
    
Chillicothe's Hedrick Medical Center will be switching to an electronic medical records system called "Epic EMR System". CEO Steve Schieber says the new system is used by the rest of the Hospital's parent company St Luke's System. He says this will have many benefits for staff members and patients.
           <Audio: Steve Schieber 1>
     He says there is an enhanced security with the electronic records

           <Audio: Steve Schieber 2>
     The new electronic medical records system will start October 1st and after that date, when you first check in, you may need to answer a few questions.


Courthouse Parking Lot Still Closed
9/22 6:00am
     The Livingston County Courthouse east side parking lot will remain closed at least another week according to Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas, who says they don't want to rush the new construction process
           <Audio: Ed Douglas>
     Douglas says workers may be striping the parking lot next week. He says the parking spots will be about two feet wider than before the lot was torn out and rebuilt.

 

One Injured In Grundy Co Accident 9/22 6:00am
     
A Princeton woman was injured in a two vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Grundy County. 82 year old Carol Branam was taken to a Trenton Hospital with moderate injuries mid-day Friday when her van traveled across southbound 65 highway and hit a Straight Truck driven by a Gladstone man. The van came to stop on the southbound shoulder a mile south of Spickard.

 


Annual Poosey Driving Tour Is Next Month
9/22 6:00am
    
The temperatures outdoors will be near the freezing mark before you realize and the fall colors will become noticeable. That means it will soon be time for the 31st Annual Poosey Driving Tour on October 15th.
      The Missouri Department of Conservation will open the Poosey area to drivers on October 15th from 12:00 to 4:00pm. Resource Forester Samantha Anderson from the Missouri Department of Conservation says this is an opportunity see part of Poosey not open to vehicle traffic
            <Audio: Samantha Anderson 1>
      She says the tour takes about one hour with no stops and it will begin at the Pike's Lake entrance
            <Audio: Samantha Anderson 2>
      The Poosey Tour starts October 15th at 12;00pm with the last car admitted at 4:00pm


Fertilize Your Yard This Fall
9/22 6:00am
     Experts say Fall is a good time to give your yard a boost, but you will need to do it correctly. Extension Horticulture Specialist Tim Baker says you must first test the soil
          <Audio: Tim Baker>
     For more information call your local extension office, in Chillicothe the number is 646-0811

 

 

New Name on Livingston County Most Wanted 9/22 6:00am
      A new name has been added to the Livingston County Sheriff's Most Wanted list. Willie B. Brookshire, address unknown, is wanted for an alleged Class E felony for Manufacture Marijuana with bond set at $5,000 on a warrant dated September 20th, 2017. Brookshire is described as a 32 year old white male that is 5' 9" and 220 pounds with brown hair.
    
If you have information, contact the Livingston County Sheriff's office at 646-0515
 

 

Highway Road Work Scheduled Next Week 9/22 6:00am

     A small amount of work on roads in the KCHI listening area is scheduled for next week including patching potholes on Livingston County Route K from KK to E
     Carroll County had bridge maintenance on Route 65 year Carrollton, Route 24 at the Missouri River Bridge and Route UU at Big Creek Bridge
     Chariton County will close Route F on Sept 27th for a culvert replacement from Route 24 to Lewis Clark Road.
     
Daviess County will have milling and pothole patching on Route 6.
     
Grundy County will have a sealing project on Route 6 from Iowa Boulevard to Route Z and pothole patching on Route O.
     
Linn County will have bridge maintenance on Route 36 all week
 


Light Agenda For Chillicothe City Council 
9/22 12pm
     The Chillicothe City Council meets Monday with a light agenda. The meeting begins with the Finance Workshop at 5:30 and the regular council session at 6:30. City Administrator Darrin Chappell says the agenda is pretty thin.
          <Audio:Chappell 1>
     Chappell says the light agendas actually give him time to focus on learning more about the operation of the Chillicothe city government.
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     The council will handle the payment of bills and salaries and an executive session is planned.


New Bridge Opened Near Chula 
9/22 12pm
     The Livingston County Commission open another bridge Thursday near Chula. Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglass says this is east of Chula on LIV 269. Douglas says the bridge is 55 feet in length and 22 feet with and was paid entirely by the County.
          <Audio:Douglas 1>
     Douglas says by paying for this bridge, they will be able to use the money spent as a soft match for a future bridge.


Chamber Accepting Chillicothe Holiday Parade Entries  
9/22 12pm
     "Christmas Around the World" is the theme for the 2017 Chillicothe Holiday Parade. Chamber of Commerce Director Crystal Narr says they want everyone to have fun with the theme as they plan their entries.
          <Audio:Narr 1>
     Narr says, if you want to be part of the Chillicothe Holiday Parade, Entry is FREE.
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     To enter the parade or if you would like to volunteer, contact the Chamber Office at 646-4050.


Chillicothe FFA Barnwarming Begins 
9/22 12pm
     The annual Chillicothe FFA Barnwarming has begun. Barnwarming is a fundraising program for the FFA the ends with the crowning of the Barnwarming King and Queen. The Barnwarming royalty is determined by the amount of money raised by the candidate pairs and their class, through odd jobs around the yard or farm. This year's candidates are:
     Seniors, Liberty Cox (Jeff and Terria Cox) and Lane Peters (Maria Peters and Kendall Whittmore);
     Juniors, Sydney Baxter (Shane and Kathy Baxter) and Lavery Jones (Michael and Nikki Jones);
     Sophomores, Macy Gutshall (Bill and Angie Gutshall) and Mack Anderson (Mark and Anne Anderson);
     Freshmen, Gabby Hapes (Travis and Ashley Burton) and Mason Baxter (Shane and Kathy Baxter).

     The class that averages the most money per member will have their candidates crowned King and Queen on November 4th at the annual Barnwarming Dance. The chapter has set a goal to raise $25,000 this year for chapter operations. If you have any type of job please give an FFA member a call or call one of the advisors at the Litton Agriculture Campus at 646-3131.


Trenton City Council To Consider Mutual Aid 
9/22 12pm
     Trenton City Council meets Monday evening to discuss towing and utility mutual aid. The council session begins at 7:00 pm at Trenton City Hall. They will have an introduction of Micah Landes from the North Central Missouri Development Association. New business includes discussion on a towing company policy and discussion and approval for a Mutual Aid Agreement for Trenton Municipal Utilities. the council will also consider an appointment to the Trenton Chamber of Commerce Board.
     An executive session is planned following Monday's Trenton City Council Meeting.


Child Injured When Bike Runs Into A Vehicle 
9/22 6am
     A child was injured Thursday when he ran his bike into a vehicle at Bryan and Walnut. The accident happened at about 6:00 pm when 11 year old Mika Dixon was northbound and did not stop for the cross traffic and ran into the side of a vehicle driven by Alexandra Shoemaker. Dixon had moderate injuries and was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for Treatment.


Princeton Teen Injured In Roll-Over Accident 
9/22 6am
     A Princeton teen had serious injuries in a single vehicle accident Thursday night in Mount Moriah. Seventeen year old Calvin Berwanger was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital with serious injuries following the accident about 10:40 pm on Highway 139. The Highway Patrol reports Berwanger was eastbound when he crossed the centerline and went off the north side of the road, hit a large stump and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels. Berwanger was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the accident.


No Injuries In Local Accident 
9/22 6am
     No injuries were reported in an accident Wednesday afternoon on 190 at Washington Street. The report states Kennedie L. Kieffer was turning onto Washington and ran into the back of a vehicle driven by Jordan G. Hopper. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.


Kirksville Man Arrested In Sullivan County 
9/22 6am
     A Kirksville man was arrested Thursday evening in Sullivan County. Troopers arrested 28 year old James Woods at about 5:15 pm for alleged Driving While Revoked, Speeding and No Seatbelt. He was taken to the Sullivan County Jail on a 24 hour hold.


Several Investigations In Chillicothe Police Report  
9/22 6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department has been busy with several investigations this week.
     Monday, officers responded to a person with a gun at about 10:00 pm in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. The investigation continues.
     Tuesday, at about 5:00 pm, there was a report of a child unattended at Easton and 10th Street. A parent was located and the child returned.
     At about 5:45, officers investigated a report of violation of an order of protection in the 300 block of Clay.
     Wednesday, stealing was reported in the 800 block of Adam Drive. Leaving the scene of an accident was investigated in the 1000 block of Business 36
     A dog was reported running loose in the 300 block of Clay Street. The owner was located and cited.
     Also Wednesday, officers arrested Clarence Oscar Leonard on a Trenton warrant for alleged failure to appear. He posted bond and was released.
     Thursday, evening, officers took a report of stealing in the 1700 block of Hickory.
     Officers arrested Carl Edward Derrickson Thursday evening in the 1100 block of Clay Street, for alleged disorderly conduct. He was processed and released pending a court appearance.


Old Time Harvest Days Begins Today 
9/22 6am
     Old Time Harvest Days kicks off today at the Livingston county Fairgrounds and runs through Saturday. Director Mike Williams says the event brings folks back to what it was like on the farm about 100 years ago. Some of the activities at Old Time Harvest Days includes Threshing of Oats
          <Audio:Williams 1>
     Williams says there is plenty to see at Old Time Harvest Days.
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     Students from several schools will attend Old Time Harvest Days today. Williams says they are expecting more than 500 students.
     There are plenty of food vendors on the grounds and best of all, there is no admission charge this year.


Nagel Named MASSP NW District Assistant Principal 
9/21 12pm
     Chillicothe High School Assistant Principal Dan Nagel is the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals - Northwest District Assistant Principal of the Year. The award will be presented at the organizations Fall Conference, October 2nd. Nagel received a letter congratulating him on the selection based on his dedication and commitment to serving the educational climate of his building, with strong leadership and knowledge about quality education.
     As the Northwest Region honoree, Nagel is eligible as a candidate for the organizations Assistant Principal of the Year for Missouri.


County Commission Meeting Schedule 
9/21 12pm
     The Livingston County Commissioners meet Tuesday and Thursday next week and will attend an event at the fire department. The commission meetings are Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the commission room. The agendas include County Road and Bridge matters and Administrative and Departmental responsibilities.
     Wednesday, the commissioners attend the Local Emergency Planning Commission meeting at the Chillicothe Fire Department. This will be a joint table top exercise between Livingston and Grundy Counties. the LEPC meeting starts at 10:00 am and will end about 1:00 pm. The participants will walk through the steps involved with handling an emergency, including communication, response and cooperative efforts between the counties.

 


Vine Street Rumble Coming To Chillicothe 
9/21 12pm
     Vine Street Rumble is the next event on the Chillicothe Area Arts Council season. Director Mary Lou VanDeventer says the concert will be at the Gary Dickenson Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 30th at 3:00 pm. Vandeventer says members of the Vine Street Rumble have performed in Chillicothe in the past.
          <Audio:VanDeventer 1>
     VanDeventer says they will perform a wide variety of music.
          <Audio:VanDeventer 2>
     Tickets for the show are $20 for adults and just $5 for students and will be available at the door. Arts Council season Ticket holders will be admitted with the season pass.


East Locust Creek Reservoir - A Drinking Water Project 
9/21 12pm
     The East Locust Creek Reservoir, a lake construction project in North Central Missouri, will provide drinking water, recreation and flood control. Brad Scott, the general manager for the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission says this project has been discussed for many years.
          <Audio:Scott 1>
     Scott says the southern end of the lake will sit about 5 miles northeast of Milan - east of Highway 5, is about a mile and a half wide at the widest portion and about six a half miles long.
          <Audio:Scott 2>
     Scott says the primary economic impact for the region are the recreation opportunities related to the creation of the East Locust Creek Reservoir.
          <Audio:Scott 3>
     Scott says they have extensive demolition and preparation that needs to be completed before the construction of the reservoir begins. He will talk more about that on Saturday.


 

Funeral Notices

Jean B. Hunt
     A former Gallatin resident, 63 year old Jean B. Hunt died September 11th in Cameron. Memorial graveside services are Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Coffey Cemetery. There is no scheduled family visitation. Arrangements under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin.

Robert Joel Anshutz
     A Chillicothe resident, 84 year old Robert Joel Anshutz, died September 13th in Chillicothe. Graveside services are Saturday at 1:30 pm at Braden Cemetery in Coloma. Family visitation is Saturday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to Salvation Army in Chillicothe.

David Lee Jones Sr.
     A Carrollton resident, 70 year old David Lee Jones Sr. died September 17th in Overland park, Kansas. Memorial services are Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Carrollton First United Methodist Church. There is no family visitation. Arrangements are under the directions of Foster Funeral Chapels in Carrollton.

Kenneth Frankum
     A former Bogard resident, 65 year old Kenneth Frankum died September 20th in Jefferson City. Services are Sunday at 2:30 at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery in Carrollton. Family visitation is Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the cemetery or the Kidney Foundation.

Ronna Leigh Cooper
     A former Chillicothe resident, 48 year old Ronna Leigh Cooper died September 19th in St Charles. Services are Monday at 10:00am at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield with burial in the Wheeling Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 1:00 to 8:00pm with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home Memorials may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation