MU Systems President To Visit 9/19
The President of the University of Missouri Systems
will be in Chillicothe next week for a presentation at the Middle
School. President Tim Wolfe will make the visit to Chillicothe as
part of his Show Me Value Tour, where is explaining the value of
higher education to all Missourians.
The visit will begin with a breakfast with community
leaders at the Chillicothe Country Club, followed by a tour of a
At 10:00 am Wolfe will be at the Chillicothe Middle
School for a presentation where he will
discuss both the personal
and societal benefits of obtaining a college degree.
Fire Hose Testing 9/19 12pm
The Chillicothe Fire Department is
rolling out and testing all of their hoses. Assistant Fire Chief
Eric Reeter says this is a project that is done each year.
Reeter says the primary purpose for the testing is
He says if a hose fails the test or is found to be
defective that hose is retired. Testing of the Chillicothe Fire
Department hoses takes about one full day, spread across the three
Duck Unlimited Banquet 9/19 12pm
The Grand River Chapter of Ducks
Unlimited Fall Banquet is October 4th at the Chillicothe Elks
Lodge. The local chapter raises money to support the wetlands and
waterfowl. Chapter member Eric Reeter says the banquet will begin
at 5:30 and there are plenty of activities for the kids.
Reeter says the evening will include games and
Tickets are $45, including a single membership, $50 for
a couple. If your membership is already paid, it is just $10 per
person. Greenwing or Kids tickets are just $10. Tickets are
available by calling 646-8147 or contacting any DU member.
R-II Facilities Forum 9/19 6am
About 50 people attended the first of
four public forums to discuss the future of the Chillicothe R-II
School District facilities. Hollis and Miller Architects lead the
session that began with explaining the 18 month process that will
include three more public forums. The School Board wants the
community involved in the process of developing the districts long
range facilities plan. The process will include evaluation of the
current buildings and sites, determining the triggers for
construction or renovation of facilities and having a vision for how
the school district will serve the students, staff and community.
The meeting on Thursday was just part of the process of
gathering information. Hollis and Miller are also using surveys of
various groups, including staff, administration and the public.
The public survey is expected to be available on the
Chillicothe R-II School
District Website by Friday afternoon.
County Commission Meetings 9/19
The Livingston County Commissioners
will meet in regular session and attend another meeting in
Chillicothe next week. The Commissioners meet Tuesday and Thursday
at 9:30 am in the commission room of the courthouse.
Tuesday at Noon, they will attend the Livingston County
Emergency Planning Commission Meeting at the Livingston County
Those meetings are open to the public.
Board of Public Works 9/19
The Chillicothe Board of Public Works
will meet Tuesday in regular session. The meeting begins at Noon at
the CMU Office. The agenda include reports from the department
heads and general manager. An executive session is planned if it is
Fireball Run Coming To Chillicothe 9/19
It's a road Rally, Trivia Contest,
Challenges and Awareness. Fireball Run will make a stop in
Chillicothe October 4th as part of this Adventure Rally. Amy Supple
from the Greater Chillicothe Visitor's Region says Chillicothe is
happy to be a part of this great event.
Supple says the drivers will begin arriving in
Chillicothe October 4th at about 10:30 am for a lunch stop in
One of the main missions of Fireball Run is to bring
awareness to missing children. One of the teams is from Belton
Missouri and they will be helping to raise awareness for Kara
Kopetsky, a now 24 year old that has been missing since 2007.
If you would like to find out more about Fireball Run,
check out their website,
Kids Day Parade 9/19
Chillicothe's Annual Kiwanis Kids Day
Parade is Saturday morning. Kiwanis President Deanna Savage says
children from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade are invited to take
The parade will line up on Webster, on the North Side
of the Courthouse. Because of work at the Courthouse, the
registration will be at Silvermoon Plaza this year. Registration
will begin Saturday at 9:30 am.
Prizes will be awarded following the Parade and Ice
Cream will be available for all those that participate.
The Kiwanis Kids Day Parade is Saturday at 9:30 at
Silver Moon Plaza.
I Will Donate A Good Winter Coat 9/18
As temperatures are dropping, it is
time to think about a winter coat. The Livingston County RSVP is
working with several organizations in Chillicothe to provide coats
through the "I Will Donate A Good Winter Coat" campaign. RSVP
Director Patty Mefford says they are taking donations now.
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Mefford says they will accept donations of coats for
children and adults.
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Coats can be dropped off at the RSVP Office at 440
Locust, just south of the Livingston County Library. Call 646-0010
if you have any questions about the "I Will Donate A Good Winter
Chula Street Fair 9/18
The Chula Street fair is this
Saturday. The annual event includes breakfast at the community
Center at 7:00 am, a baby show, Parade, mud volleyball, mini mud
boggers, tournaments, street games, a pedal pull and a pork supper
and much more. The evening wraps up with the band Gold Rush
from 8:00 to 11:00. For more information, contact Pat Smith at
639-2175 or Letha Graves at 247-2490.
Rotary Golf Event 9/18
The Chillicothe Rotary Club is
participating in a District Rotary Golf event this weekend. Pars
for Polio is a golf challenge that includes three local teams of
mainly Rotary members that local Club President Robin Westphal says
are accepting pledges to help eradicate Polio.
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Westphal says the great thing about the pledges
received is the matching component.
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To pledge any of the teams, you can contact Robin
Westphal at 707-0055 or checks can also be made out to the Rotary
Foundation and dropped off at the Livingston County Library.
Chillicothe Police Report 9/18
Stealing, Burglary and a couple
Domestic Disturbances are in the Chillicothe Police Department
Chillicothe Police responded to a report of a domestic
disturbance Monday in the 1200 block of Walnut Street. The report
states the incident involved weapons. As a result, officers
arrested Brandon and Crystal Easley for alleged domestic assault and
armed criminal action. Both have been arraigned and bond has been
set at $25,000, with an order to have no contact with the other
party. They remain in custody at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Saturday, officers took a report of stealing that
occurred earlier in the month in the 800 block of Jansen.
Tuesday, burglary was investigated in the 100 block of
Conn Street. That investigation continues.
There was also a domestic disturbance Wednesday in the
800 block of Jefferson Street. That incident was verbal and no
arrests were made.
Troopers Arrest Braymer Man 9/18
A Braymer man was arrested Wednesday in
Livingston County. Sixty-four year old Ronald D Herring was
arrested at about 11:00 am on a Caldwell County warrant for alleged
failure to appear on an original charge of failing to display plates
on a vehicle or trailer. He was also arrested for alleged failure
to display plates on a trailer.. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb
Golf Course Improvements 9/18
The Green Hills Golf Course is planning
a couple improvements that will help with the playability of the
course. Course Superintendent Craig Sager spoke at the Mayors
Coffee Wednesday and says one of the areas of improvement is the
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Sager says they have about 20 acres of the tall grass
and are seeking some grant funding to make the change over a several
year period. That will allow the course to still look presentable
while the changes are taking place.
Sager says they are also looking are replacing the tee
markers. He says some are incorrect and some do not exist. In
addition, they are looking at Junior Tees to attract younger
R-II Facilities Forum Tonight 9/18
The Chillicothe R-II School District
Facilities will be the topic of a public forum this evening. Hollis
and Miller Architects will lead the forum to determine the direction
of the School District Long Range Facilities Plan. This will be the
first of several forums. It will begin at 6:30 at the Gary
Dickinson Performing Arts Center.
R-II Special Session Set 9/18
The Chillicothe R-II School Board set
the date for a special meeting to approve a lease purchase
agreement. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the meeting will be
held October 7th at the district office.
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The work at Dewey School was completed over the
The Special Meeting of the Chillicothe R-II School
Board will be October 7th at Noon and it is open to the public.
Sam Graves Mobile Office 9/18
The Sam Graves Mobile Office will be
held at several locations around the KCHI Listening area.
A member of US Congressman Sam Graves' staff is holding
Mobile Office stops to give constituents the opportunity to speak
with a staff member. Congressman Graves says the Mobile Office
stops provide regular contact for communities and individuals who
have a question or problem with federal government agencies.
On the schedule beginning late next week are:
Friday, September 26th
At Milan City Hall, beginning at 9:00 am
And at Unionville City Hall starting at 11:00 am
Monday, September 29th
At Brookfield City Hall at 8:00 am
Chariton County Courthouse in Keytesville at 11:00 am
And Carrollton City Hall at 1:30 pm
Helen "Lavon" Kissick
A Chillicothe resident, 94 year old Helen "Lavon"
Kissick died September 17th in Chillicothe. Services are Saturday at 10:00
am at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at Avalon Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from Noon to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. There is
no family visitation. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.
A Carrollton resident, 93 year old Carl Fisher, died
September 16th in Carrollton. Services are Saturday at 10:30 am at Bittiker
Funeral Home in Carrollton, with burial at Fairhaven Cemetery in Carrollton.
Family visitation is Friday from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church.
Opal Grace Mantzey
A former Dawn resident, 101 year old Opal Grace Mantzey
died July 18th in Chillicothe. The body was cremated. A Memorial Service is
Saturday at 11:00 am at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with private
burial at Collar Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 am
at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Collar Cemetery or Welsh
A Chula resident, 52 year old Jeffrey Scott died
September 14th in Chula. Services are Saturday at 1:30 pm at Resthaven
Mortuary in Trenton, with burial at Half Rock Cemetery near Spickard. Family
visitation is Friday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the mortuary. Memorials may be
made to St. Luke's Hospice or Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa
A Carrollton resident, 88 year old Betty Austin died
September 16th in Carrollton. Graveside services are Saturday at 3:00 pm at
Oak Hill Cemetery in Carrollton. Family visitation is Saturday from 2:00 to
2:45 at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to
Muscular Dystrophy Association or HELP Services Cancer Fund.
A former Gallatin resident, 81 year old David Watson,
died September 17th in Braymer. Services are Sunday at 1:00 pm at McWilliams
Funeral Home in Gallatin, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery near Gallatin.
Friends may call Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the funeral home,
there is no family visitaiton. Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes
A Trenton resident, 87 year-old Roberta Dolan died
September 10th in Kansas City. A Celebration of Life service will be Monday
at 10:00 am at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Trenton. The body was
cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home
in Trenton. Memorials may be made to the church.
A Brookfield resident, 68 year-old Ali Kennedy died
September 16th in Columbia. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 am at
Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, with burial at Bear Branch
Cemetery near Purdin. Friends may call Sunday from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at the
funeral home, with family visitation from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Memorials for Ali
Kennedy may be made to the Bear Branch Church, the cemetery, or to the
Pershing Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.