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Weather Service Explains Fire Risk 11/20
The National Weather Service says there is an
elevated risk of fires spreading due to dry conditions today and Tuesday.
Meteorologist Joey Welch says there are no red flag warnings or burn bans,
but they recommend delaying any planned burning until Wednesday.
Welch says burning is
The windy conditions
should begin calming late Tuesday.
Mini Christmas Tree Contest 11/20
The Livingston County Library begins the Mini
Christmas Tree Decorating contest soon. Monica Holmer from the Library
says entries are accepted December 1st to the 9th.
Holmer says there are
restrictions on size.
The judging of the trees
is December 11th to the 16th and library patrons vote for the winners.
On December 18th, the trees will be delivered to the nursing homes and
they are picked up again beginning January 2nd. You may pick-up your entry
on the 10th.
The Grand River Area Family YMCA is Closed Thursday
for the Thanksgiving Holiday, but will be open again Friday starting at
5:00 am. Director Matt Jones says they have a two events for you to
consider. Jones says Join the Y now and save.
Jones says the
Christmas Craft and Vendor Expo is December 9th at the Y,
He says there still have a
few vendor spots available, call Lacey at the Y at 646-6677 for more
Secretary of State Ashcroft Visits Library 11/20
Missouri Secretary Of State Jay Ashcroft
visited the Livingston County Library recently to hear from members of the
community and keep his promise to visit libraries in every county in the
state. Ashcroft says the State supplies some funding for Libraries.
Libraries are still relevant and highly used.
He says Libraries are
an ever-evolving resource in the communities and serve the area residents
in a multitude of ways.
Hamilton Man Dies Of Injuries 11/20
A Hamilton man who had serious injuries in a
single vehicle rollover accident early Saturday morning, died of his
injuries later that morning. Twenty-four year old Harrison G Lapen was
taken to Mosaic Life Care Center in St. Joseph for treatment of serious
injures following the accident at about 1:45 am on Highway 13, just south
of Gallatin. The Highway Patrol reports Lapin went off the east side of
the road and the car overturned several times before coming to rest on its
top. Lapin was pronounced dead at the Hospital shortly before noon.
Band Masters Program Tonight At PAC 11/20
The 67th annual North Central Missouri Band
Masters Association Clinic Concert is this evening at the Gary Dickenson
Performing Arts Center. Chillicothe High School Band Director Sarah
Cavanaugh says they will have more than 100 students from schools across
North Central Missouri participating. She says they started Sunday with
Cavanaugh says they
have a percussion soloist this year, Drew Morales, an adjunct professor of
percussion at Northwest Missouri State.
says the concert is tonight at the PAC and ticket prices are unchanged.
This is the 67th year
for the North Central Missouri Band Masters Association Clinic and
Concert, hosted by the Chillicothe High School.
Chillicothe Holiday Parade Winners 11/20
Despite the damp start, the 71st annual
Chillicothe Holiday Parade was another success. Chamber Director Crystal
Narr says they are grateful for all of the organizations, businesses and
families who took the time to enter the parade.
Judges reviewed the entries during the parade and awards were presented
Saturday. They include
The Grand Marshal Trophy to BTC Bank and Mrs.
McGraw's Partners in Education Class
First place winners in the various
Float Divisions include:
Youth: BTC Bank with
Mrs. McGraw’s Partners in Education class
Business/Organization: Strength & Conditioning
Non-Profit Organization: First Baptist Church
And the Band Division
Trophies are awarded to:
1st - Hamilton
2nd - Troy Marching Trojans
3rd - Meadville Marching Eagles
Chillicothe Police Report 11/20
An arrest and a well-being check on a
juvenile are in the Chillicothe Police Department report for the weekend.
Friday, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of
Walnut Street. They arrested Matthew Pike for alleged domestic assault.
Pike was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of
Another domestic disturbance
was investigated Friday in the 1600 block of Springhill Street. The
incident was verbal, and no arrests were made.
Saturday morning, officers conducted a well being check of a juvenile in
the 500 block of Grandview. The juvenile was safe. Officers were assisted
by the Children's Division.
officers took a report of theft in the 400 block of Clay Street. The
Teen Injured In Accident 11/20
A Cameron Teen had moderate injuries in a
single vehicle accident Sunday night in Dekalb County. Sixteen year old
Dakota Venneman of Cameron was taken to Cameron Regional Hospital
following the accident At about 11:20 pm Sunday. Venneman was northbound
on Route C, when he did not make it through a corner and went off the east
side of the road and his car overturned. He was not wearing a safety belt.
Thanksgiving - Turkey By The Numbers 11/20
The countdown to Thanksgiving is at three
days. Hopefully if you are in-charge of the meal, you have several steps
taken care of already, like shopping, some make ahead sides and of course,
the turkey is thawing in the fridge. All that said, there are some numbers
you need to have handy for the big day.
325° That is the temperature to roast your
turkey in the oven
The temperature the meat should reach at the thickest part of the
breast or thigh, without putting a thermometer against a bone
165° The temperature your stuffing should reach
weather it is in the bird or in a separate pan.
2 Hours…The maximum you should let your food stand after
it is cooked before it should be put in the refrigerator. And that is two
hours from the end of cooking, not the end of the meal.
Finally, a toll free number, 1-888-674-6854, for the USDA’s Meat and
Poultry Hotline for Frequently Asked Questions of cooking and handling of
meat and poultry items.
Check the KCHI Website
for Tom's Turkey Tidbits, you will find a link with this story.
Thanksgiving Preparations 11/18
With Thanksgiving just 5 days away, you
should have all your plans in place. If you are hosting the meal, you have
already decided who is bringing what and what you will be making in your
kitchen. Do you have enough Turkey? Tina Hanes from the USDA Meat and
Poultry Hotline says A good rule of thumb is 1 pound per person and that
will allow for some leftovers. So if you are having a total of 12 for
dinner, a 12 pound bird is what you need. That said, if the turkey is
frozen, when do you need to start thawing? Soon... Hanes says there are a
couple thawing methods. The first is in the refrigerator.
The other method is in
cool water, still in the original package and changing the water every 30
minutes. For a 12 pound bird it will take about 6 hours.
Chillicothe Trash Pick-Up For Thanksgiving 11/18
Trash pick-up in Chillicothe for the
Thanksgiving holiday includes a couple changes. Chillicothe Municipal
Utilities Refuse Director Troy Figg says there will be no pick-up
Thanksgiving Day or that Friday, November 24th.
Figg says there is no
service Friday the 24th.
If you have questions about
the changes, contact the CMU Office at 646-1683
Several Area Meetings 11/18
Several Chillicothe Meetings are schduled
The Chillicothe Board of Public Works
meets Tuesday morning. There are no specific items on the agenda. They
will have reports to the board form the department heads and from the
general manager. An executive session is planned to follow the meeting.
The Chillicothe Board of Public Works meets Tuesday at 7:00 am at the CMU
Chillicothe's Board of Adjustments
will consider a variance to allow a larger sign than permitted under the
city's ordinance when they meet in December. The business at 801 South
Washington Street requested the variance to place a larger electronic
sign. The Board of Adjustments will meet December 4th at 5:30 pm at City
The Chillicothe Planning and Zoning
Commission will meet December 4th at 6:00 pm to discussion the request for
a historic Overlay for portions of Chillicothe. The request had been made
by Main Street Chillicothe, and was brought to the Planning and Zoning
Commission and the Council previously. It was sent back to a committee to
be better defined and to meet the desires of business owners in the
downtown area. The meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission is
December 4th at City Hall.
Brookfield School Board Meets Tuesday 11/18
The Brookfield School Board meets next week
with a full agenda. The meeting begins at 5:30 pm at their district
office, with reports to the board and recognition of the Brookfield FFA
Chapter on earning a 3-Star rating at the national conference.
The board will hear the audit report for the 2016/17 school year, there
will be consideration of MSBA policy and procedure updates and they will
consider the ballot language for the April Election as they consider
extending the temporary operating levy that expires at the end of the
2018/19 school year. There are two seats on the Brookfield School Board
that will be on the April Election, they are currently held by Jeff Vogel
and Burnie Hicks. Other items on the agenda include insurance renewals, a
survey, the annual APR results and administrative reports.
An executive session is planned following the regular Brookfield School
Board meeting Tuesday.
Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday 11/18
The Community Thanksgiving Service, presented
by the Chillicothe Ministerial Alliance, is Sunday at St. Columban's
Catholic Church. The service is from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Brad Baker from
Turning Point Church says this is a time of community worship.
Baker says this is also
an opportunity to see the newly renovated Catholic Church.
Ministerial Alliance Community Thanksgiving Service is open to all faiths.
Serious Injury Accident Near Gallatin 11/18
A Hamilton man had serious injuries in a
single vehicle rollover accident early this morning. Twenty-four year old
Harrison G Lapen was taken to Mosaic Life Care Center in St. Joseph for
treatment of serious injures following the accident at about 1:45 am on
Highway 13, just south of Gallatin. The Highway Patrol reports Lapin went
off the east side of the road and the car overturned several times before
coming to rest on its top. Lapin was not wearing a safety belt.
Chillicothe Festival Of Lights 11/18
The 2017 Festival of Lights, lighting
ceremony is tonight at Simpson Park. Janet Barnhart from the Festival of
Lights says Simpson Park Closes at 5:00, and the program begins at 5:30
Barnhart says in
addition to the complementary drinks, they will have Christmas music
The Festival of
Light kick-off is at 5:30 this evening. Traffic in the park closes at 5:00
pm and re-opens later in the evening. The displays will be lit each night
through the first of January
Chillicothe School Board Meets Tuesday 11/18
The Chillicothe R-II School Board meets
Tuesday at the District Office. The agenda include the presentation of the
annual Performance Report for the district. The meeting will begin with
recognition of the Teacher of the Year and Beacon Award Nominees from each
of the building.
Reports to the board include
for Community and Adult Education and for Trauma Smart Training.
New Business includes: the architects report, consideration for the audit
report, the presentation of the 2017 APR report for the district.
Consideration of the snow removal contract, announcing the election dates
for the School Board and consideration of Paper Bids. The board also has
the second and final reading of several school board policy changes.
An executive session is planned following the regular meeting of the
Chillicothe R-II School Board, Tuesday at 6:30 pm, at the District Office.
Three Injured In Two Area Accidents 11/18
The Missouri Highway Patrol investigated
accidents in Livingston and Carroll County.
Livingston County, an accident Friday at about 11:55 am, on US 36 near
Utica, left two injured. Forty-six year old Kevin Jaques of Chillicothe
was westbound on US 36, when his van began to skid across the center line
and off the southside of the road, overturning in the median. Jaques had
moderate injuries and his passenger, 35 year old Mathew Pike of Liberty
had minor injuries. They were both taken to Hedrick Medical Center for
At about 4:00 this morning, a
single vehicle accident in Carroll County left a passenger with moderate
injuries. Forty-seven year old Perry Barnes of Billings, Montana was
northbound on US 24, near Missouri Highway 41, when he ran off the road
and struck an embankment. The driver was not injured, but his passenger,
43 year old Brandy Barnes, had minor injuries and was taken to Carroll
County Memorial Hospital for treatment. They were wearing safety belts.
MoDOT Road Work For Thanksgiving Week 11/18
The Missouri Department of Transportation has
a Holiday shortened week, but plenty of work to keep them busy. MoDOT
announced construction work on Missouri roadways will end Wednesday at
Noon for the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume Monday.
Projects in the local counties this week include:
Drainage work on Route KK, Monday to Wednesday from County Road 101 to
County Road 121
Drainage work on Route W,
Monday to Wednesday from County Road 191 to County Road 209
Culvert Replacement on Route FF, CLOSED Tuesday from Indian Grove Road to
Shoulder work on Route KK,
Wednesday, just south of US 24
Pothole patching on US 65 &
Missouri Highway 6, Monday and Tuesday
Drainage work on Business 65, Monday to Wednesday in the city limits of
Pavement repair on US 36, eastbound from Route F to Highway 5, Monday and
Tuesday. This includes an overnight lane closure.
Pavement repair on US 36, westbound from the Mussel Fork Bridge in Macon
County to Highway 129, Tuesday and Wednesday. This includes an overnight
Pothole patching, Monday to Wednesday, on Routes K, W, TT, WW and ZZ.
A Marceline resident, 65 year old Brownlee Williams died November 15th in
Marceline. Services are Monday at 11:00 am at Delaney Funeral Home in
Marceline, with burial in Wyandotte Cemetery near Bucklin. Family
visitation is Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm with a Masonic Service Sunday at
3:30 pm at the funeral home.
Lois Evelyn Foutch
A Braymer resident, 80 year old Lois Evelyn Foutch died November 18th in
Braymer. There will be no services or visitation. Burial will be Monday at
11:30am at Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. Memorials may be made to the
Braymer Fire Department. Lindley Pitts Funeral Home of Braymer is in
charge of arrangements.
Orval Massey Sr
A Waverly resident, 79 year old Orval Massey Sr. died November 15th.
Memorial services are Monday at 2:00 pm at the Missouri State Veterans
Cemetery in Higginsville. Visitation is Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at
Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials. may be made to VFW Post
A Marceline resident, 77 year old Ray Asbury died November 18th. Services
are Tuesday at 11:00 am at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline with burial
in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline. Family visitation is Monday from
5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
A Chillicothe resident, 57 year old James Sackrey died November 19th in
Chillicothe. Services are Wednesday at 10:00 am at Lindley Funeral Home in
Chillicothe with burial in Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe. Friends may
call Tuesday from 12:00 to 8:00 pm with family visitation from 6:00 to
8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior
A former Marceline resident, 78 year old DeWayne Stanfield died November
14tth in Moberly. A Masonic service is Wednesday at 10:30 am with family
visitation from 11:00 to 1:00 pm at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. A
Graveside Service is Wednesday at 2:30 pm at Missouri State Veterans
Cemetery at Jacksonville.
A Galt resident, 63 year old Arveta Carver died November 19th in Galt.
Services are Wednesday at 2:00 pm at Galt Christian Church with burial in
Campground Cemetery near Galt. Friends may call Tuesday from 9:00am to
5:00pm at Payne Funeral Home in Galt with family visitation Wednesday from
1:00 to 2:00pm at the church. Memorials may be made to the Cemetery.
Forrest Alvin Hess, Jr
A Chillicothe resident, 72 year old Forrest Alvin Hess, Jr died November
18th in North Kansas City. A Celebration of life service will be Sunday at
2:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial at Haseville
United Methodist Church Cemetery in Haseville. Friends may call Sunday
from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the cemetery.
Josephine, "Josie" Martin Parker
A Chillicothe resident, 80 year old Josephine, "Josie" Martin Parker, died
November 6th. A Celebration of Life is December 2nd at 11:00 am at Grace
Episcopal Church in Chillicothe. Cremation arrangements are under the
direction of Reflections Memorial Services of Kansas City.