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New Rescue Truck  04/24 12pm
     Nearly a year after it was ordered, the Chillicothe Fire Department is preparing to take delivery of their new Rescue Truck. At a cost of almost $365,000, the 2014 Rosenbauer Rescue Unit that will replace the 1997 one ton truck the department has been using and was scheduled to be replaced in 2009.
     Some of the features of the new truck include: a Freightliner 4 X 4 chassis, rear mount NH (Normal/High) pressure PTO pump with automatic primer and high pressure foam system, 300 gallon water tank, and 12 gallon foam cell, 15 KW generator/rescue tool system, 2 front bumper hydraulic rescue tool reels, all LED lighting, roll up doors, pull out trays, air bag storage, tool boards, stokes basket, Little Giant Ladder storage, and two Respond Ready tool boxes, 2 200 foot electric cord reels, a 100 foot air cord reel, 2 LED tripod lights, a Command Light, and wireless portable 9500 lb. winch with four receivers around the body of the truck.
     Fire Chief Darrell Wright says the truck will be about the size of the rural pumper and will be in the departments yellow with the blue accents. The department will travel to South Dakota in early May to pick up the truck.

Share The Road With Farmers  04/2412pm
     Drivers on Missouri Highways and roads are reminded to share that road, with other cars, trucks, motorcycles and even pedestrians and bicycles. In the Spring drivers also need to think about the farmers that are preparing and planting the fields. MoDOT Engineer Tonya Lohman says some of the farm equipment heading to and from the fields is very big and is hard to see around.
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     Lohman says MoDOT wants to reduce the number of accident involving farm equipment.
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     Be patient and give the farmers some extra room when you make your pass.

MS Walk Saturday  04/2412pm
     Simpson Park in Chillicothe is the sight for Walk MS on Saturday. Walk MS is an effort to eliminate Multiple Sclerosis through fundraising. Registration will begin at 8:00 am and the walk is from 9:00 to 11:00 am. There are one and three mile routes for the event. Melody Scofield is the event contact and she can be reached at 417-268-9011. You can also go to the Walk MS site at

Waste Water Award  04/24 12pm
     The former Carrollton City Works Director is named the Operator of the Year by the Missouri Water Environment Association. They announced Alliance Water Resource Manager for the Cameron Division, Verlon Persinger, is their Operator of the Year for Large Facilities and was also inducted into the Golden Manhole Society.
     The awards committee found Persinger deserving due to his experience and involvement in his community as well as his recent efforts to reduce fats, oils and greases in the collection system. Persinger was inducted into the Golden Manhole Society for his contributions to Collection Systems Operations and Maintenance activities. Persinger has over 20 years of experience in wastewater treatment.
     For more than 20 years, Persinger was the Director for the Carrollton City Works Department that included the wastewater department.

Dinner Auction Saturday  04/24 6am
     There are still a couple days to get tickets to the 11th annual Bishop Hogan Dinner Auction this Saturday. This year’s dinner and auction will have a New Orleans Style Jazz theme. Bishop Hogan Principal Pam Brobst says the evening begins at 4:00 pm with the silent auction.
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     The Silent auction will include several rooms of items ranging from automotive and household to education, gift certificates and even a room of the elite items.
     Brobst says there is a good variety of items on the live auction, including a half a hog, Jewelry and Crystal
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     The Bishop Hogan Dinner Auction is Saturday; Dinner tickets can be purchased at the school for $8 or at the door for $9. Even if you cannot make it to the Dinner, you are welcome to attend the auction at no charge. Call 646-0705 for more information.

Police Report  04/24 6am
     Chillicothe Police officers investigated a report of property damage and reported two arrests on Wednesday.
     Officers responded to the report of property damage in the 700 block of Cowgill. They arrived to find a window of a garage was broken by an unknown abject.
     Two traffic stops resulted in two arrests. The first was at Broadway and Jackson Street, where Brandon Tindle was arrested for alleged driving while suspended and no proof of insurance. He was cited and released.
     Officers also made a stop at Business 36 and Washington Street and arrested Terry McKinney for alleged driving while suspended, DWI and an equipment violation. He was also processed and released with a citation.
     Officers report a total of 27 tickets were issued on Wednesday.

Highway Patrol Arres04/24 6am
     An Illinois woman was arrested in Sullivan County Wednesday evening. State Troopers reported the arrest of 36 year old Priscilla P Bakos of Bensenville, IL for alleged Driving While Revoked and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Bakos was taken to the Sullivan County Jail on a 24 hour hold.

NMCYF Grand Opening in May 04/23 12pm
     The North Missouri Center for Youth and Families will open in May and Director Daniel Savage says they will celebrate with a grand opening and ribbon cutting May 22nd.
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     Savage says they are also working on their summer program that will be held in June.
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     To find out more about the North Missouri Center for Youth and Families, call 247-1703.

Library Testimonials 04/23 12pm
     How has a public library impacted your life? That was the question asked at the Livingston County Library during National Library Week. Director Robin Westphal says they response they received was overwhelming.
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     Westphal shared a couple of the testimonials received.
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     The testimonials were used as entries for a couple of Kindle Fires presented from a random drawing in the Children’s Department and in the adult library. The winners are: Ashton Crouch, daughter of Adam and Lora Crouch, was presented her Kindle Fire in front of her class at Central Elementary School. Ashton in her entry said that, “the library helped bring my reading level up. It has all the books I love.”
     Bobbi Jo Corbin also won a Kindle Fire and said that “the library has helped me in many ways, from the time I was young to this time as an adult expecting my first child.” She went on to say that she “can’t wait to bring her little one here to start his journey with books.”
     The testimonial can be seen at the library through the end of April.

Free Drug Test Kits 04/23 12pm
     Parents in the Trenton are have another tool they can use to help their children say NO to drugs. Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright say they have partnered with a Missouri organization to work with area families.
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     Wright says the kit helps parents use a little leverage that can also be used by their child.
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Click on this picture to request your kit.

Citrywide Clean-up Final Days 04/23 6am
     The final two days of the Chillicothe City Wide Clean-up are today and Saturday. Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Refuse Department Director Troy Figg says the city wide clean-up allows area residents to dispose of stuff they can’t just throw in the garbage at no charge. Figg says they will not accept household hazardous materials, and there will be a charge for tires.
The hours are from 8:00 am to Noon and 1:00 - 4:00 pm on each day. If you have questions about the Chillicothe City Wide Clean-up, call the CMU office at 646-1683.

Highway Patrol Arrests 04/23 6am
     The State Highway Patrol reported three arrests, two in the local counties and one of a local resident arrested in Knox County.
     At 11:45 pm Tuesday, State Troopers in Knox County arrested 47 year old Jeffery L Anderson of Chillicothe for alleged DWI - first offense. He was taken to the Knox County Jail, processed and released.
     At 4:15 pm in Daviess County, Troopers arrested a Kansas City man, 32 year old Tyrone A Groves, on numerous charges, including Clay County warrants for alleged no insurance and no valid license plates, Groves was also arrested for alleged no valid license and failure to register a vehicle. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
     In Linn County at about 9:10 am, Troopers arrested 34 year old Jessica R Lavery of Quincy, Illinois for alleged no valid plates and possession of marijuana. She was taken to the Chariton County Jail on a 24 hour hold.

Silvermoon Cinema 04/23 6am
     Silvermoon Cinema returns to downtown Chillicothe on Thursday night. Mainstreet Chillicothe presents RV, starring Robin Williams at 8:00 pm at Silvermoon Plaza. The movie is free as part of the Alive After Five. Refreshments will be available for purchase from local merchants, bring your lawn chairs, blankets or just stretch out in the grass and enjoy the movie that is sponsored by one of the local banks.


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Funeral Notices

Donald Ray

     A Gallatin resident, 84 year old Donald Ray died April 21sr in Cameron.  Services are Thursday at 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Gallatin, with burial at Pilot Grove Cemetery #2 near Jamesport.  Friends may call Wednesday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin.  Memorials may be made to the cemetery.

Mary Applegate
     A Trenton resident, 76 year old Mary Applegate died April 22nd in Chillicothe.  Funeral services are Friday at 2:00 pm at Whitaker Eads Funeral Home in Trenton.  Family visitation is Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Vanissa Michelle Rohrback
     A Tennessee resident, 36 year old Vanissa Michelle Rohrback died February 14th in Tennessee.  A Celebration of Life Service is Saturday at 1:00 pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Chillicothe, with burial at Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe.  Friends may call Friday from noon to 5:00 pm at Lindley Funeral home in Chillicothe.  Memorials may be made to the Chillicothe Drama Club.

Virgil Wilson
A Tina resident, 60 year old Virgil Wilson died April 21st in Carrollton.  A cremation memorial service is Satueday at 2:00 pm at Victory Christian Fellowship Church in Waverly.  There is no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the church.  Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of the arrangements.

David Ray Frost
A former Chillicothe resident, 64 year old David Ray Frost died April 22nd in California.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and/or Children's Mercy Hospital.  Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe is in charge of the arrangements.