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Chillicothe City Council Meeting Includes Budget  3/24 6am
     The 2018/19 City Budget is on the agenda for the Chillicothe City Council Monday. The council meets at 5:30 for a finance workshop and at 6:30 is the regular meeting. The workshop session includes a review of the budget.
     In the regular session, the council begins with bids for mowing, fuel and oil and for a SCBA fill station and compressor for the fire department.
     A public hearing will be held for the proposed budget. The council will then consider passing the budget
     Other items in the agenda include amending the 2017/18 budget to actual figures, an engineering agreement for street projects, an amendment to the city Administrator's Contract, amendment to the employee handbook, the contract for Danner Park concessions & Shaffer Park concessions, a declaration of surplus property and approval of the annual service contracts with the YMCA, Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Chillicothe, Chillicothe Fine Arts Council, Summer Playground Association, University of Missouri Extension Center, OATS Transportation, Livingston County Humane Society and Freedom Festival.
     An executive session is planned to follow the regular meeting.

Three Injured In Two Accidents In Local Counties  3/24 6am
     A single vehicle accident on Route M in Carroll County just before 7:00 pm left the driver with minor injuries. State Troopers report 46 year old Erik Dempsey was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for treatment following the accident on route M, east of US 65. The report states Dempsey was eastbound and began making a right turn, when he crossed the center line and went off the left side of the road and hit the ditch. He was wearing a seatbelt.
     In Caldwell County at about 4:20 pm, a two vehicle accident left the drivers with minor injuries. The accident was on US 36 at Route P, west of Hamilton. According to the Highway Patrol, 58 year old Mark Moser of Brookfield was eastbound on US 36 and 22 year old Slayde Day of Cameron was southbound on Route P, when he pulled into the path of the Moser vehicle and was struck on the passenger side. Moser refused treatment at the scene, while Slayde was taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center for treatment. They were wearing safety belts at the time.

Troopers Arrest Marcelin Man In Caldwell County  3/24 6am
     A Marceline man was arrested by State Troopers in Caldwell County Friday afternoon. Sixty-four year old Gerald Stallo was arrested for alleged DWI. He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.

Chillicothe Police Report For Thursday  3/24 6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 131 calls for service Thursday. The list of calls includes:
     3:37 AM, responded to a business in the 600 block of South Washington Street for an intrusion alarm. It was a false alarm.
     12:00 PM, Officers conducted investigation of harassment in the 10 block of South Washington. They arrested Loyd Heaton for alleged Harassment. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     2:55 PM, Officers arrested Daniel Gaunt on Cass County Warrant for alleged Non-Support.
     3:33 PM, Officers arrested Brooke Percival-Ross in the 1800 block of Borden on an Livingston County Warrant for alleged possession of a controlled substance. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     3:55 PM, Officers arrested Bandy Purscell in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County Probation Violation Warrant. He was also held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     5:32 PM, Officers investigated careless and imprudent drivers in the 1200 block of Broadway.

Area Schools Offer Pre-School & Kindergarten Screening  3/24 6am
     Pre-School and Kindergarten Screening is scheduled at several area schools in the coming weeks.
     Chillicothe Schools has Pre-School and Early Childhood Screening March 26th to the 28th. Call 646-1653 for appointments. Kindergarten screening will be at a later date.
     For the Tina-Avalon Schools, Pre-School and Kindergarten Screening is April 9th and 10th. Call 660-622-4211 to arrange an appointment.
     For Southwest School, Pre-School and Kindergarten screening is April 16 to the 18th. To schedule an appointment call 660-738-4433.
     Screenings include hearing, vision, speech and Language, motor and cognitive abilities. Parents should bring the child's birth certificate, shot records and social security card.

MoDOT Roadwork For Last Week Of March  3/24 6am
     The Missouri Department of Transportation has a variety of roadwork planned for the final week in March, as the weather permits. The work includes pothole patching, shoulder work, bridge maintenance, striping, brush cutting and guardrail repairs. In the local counties, other work on the schedule includes:
Livingston County
     US 36 - Flushing of bridges, all week
     US 65 - Pavement repairs from Chillicothe and the Missouri River
Grundy County
     Highway 6 - Bridge maintenance at the Trenton Sub Railroad Bridge.
Linn County
     Route M - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Hill Road to Ingel Road, Tuesday to Thursday
     Route M - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Ingel Road to Hyde Road, Friday.

Livingston Co. Soil & Water Conservation Meeting  3/23 12pm
     The Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District annual meeting is next Wednesday at the Jenkins Center of the Livingston County Fair Grounds. Tyler Gordon from the District says it will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm as a come and go event.
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     Gordon says there no need to register for this event.
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     This event is for Livingston County residents and land owners. For more information call the USDA Office at 646-6220 x3

Trenton Council Considering Series 100 Bonds For Nestle  3/23 12pm
     The Trenton City Council will consider issuing Series 100 bonds to assist Nestle as part of their meeting Monday. The Trenton council meets at 7:00 pm at City Hall.
     A resolution will be considered for issuing Series 100 Taxable Industrial Development Bonds in the amount of $75,000 to finance a project for Nestle, the company taking over the ConAgra facility in Trenton.
     Also on the agenda are an ordinance for engineering design work on the Normal Street sewer project and an ordinance authorizing the closing of a railroad crossing at Mable Street. The project has funding from several sources.
     In addition, they will continue the discussions on the MoDOT proposal regarding Hwy 6 through Trenton
     An executive session is planned to follow the regular meeting.

Master Gardener Classes Starting Soon  3/23 12pm
     The University of Missouri Master Gardener Classes are starting soon and are available to anyone who has an interest in gardening and helping others. Horticulture Specialist Tim Baker says "To become a Master Gardener, you don’t have to be an expert. All that is required is an interest in gardening, and a desire to serve your community using your gardening skills."
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     Baker says very soon the University of Missouri Extension will start another series of training classes.
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     For more information about Master Gardening, and a registration form, please call Tim Baker in Gallatin at 660-663-3232. The deadline for registration is Monday. You may also register and find more information on-line.

MoDOT/Rail Crossing Work Continues  3/23 12pm
     Rail Crossing work began this week and will continue into next week. Contractors working with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will replace railroad ties along the tracks and timing is highly dependent on the weather.
     This week, they worked on the crossings on Route YY at the crossing south of Route J near Hale and on the Route 139 crossing in Hale.
     Work will begin soon for the crossing on Route 139, just west of the Grand River, between Route H and Sumner.
     Additional crossing closures on the schedule include Route YY northeast of Sumner, Route 130 just west of Route 139, Route 139 just north of Route 130, and Route FF just north of US 36 - east of Laclede. The exact timing of the crossing closures will be determined by the crew's progress and weather.
     During the closures, motorists will need to use alternate routes. All scheduled roadwork is weather permitting and subject to change.

Annual Chillicothe Easter Egg Hunt Is Saturday  3/23 6am
     Chillicothe's annual Easter Egg Hunt at Simpson Park is this Saturday at 10:00 am Sharp. Shawn Hurtgen from Grand River Area Family YMCA says they put this event on with the Chillicothe Parks Department and if you show up late you will miss the fun.
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     She says children should bring a basket or bag to collect the eggs that are scattered around the designated areas
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     Chillicothe's annual Easter Egg Hunt at Simpson Park is Saturday at 10:00 am Sharp.

Chillicothe Police Report For Wednesday  3/23 6am
     Chillicothe Police handled 126 calls for service Wednesday. The calls included:
3:33am, a 911 call in the 400 blk. of E. Third Street…everything OK
9:20am, responded to the 100 blk. of Herriman St. Two were arrested, one on a Caldwell Co. warrant and the other for possession of paraphernalia & possession of controlled substance.
11:50am, to the 700 blk. of Locust St for a two vehicle crash where one vehicle left the scene.
12:06pm, on a report of possible child abuse in the 1500 blk. of Second St. investigation showed no evidence of abuse…
12:11pm, investigated a reported theft in the 1300 blk. of Washington
12:12pm, Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 200 blk. of Clay. The arrest one on a Livingston County warrant and Possession of a controlled substance & paraphernalia.
7:44pm, Officers received report of dead deer in roadway near Hedrick Medical Center.
7:53pm, a motorist assist on Washington, near Hedrick Medical Center. Help was on the way…
10:45pm, Report of fight at Danner Park, Nothing found

Trenton Man Arrested On Stalking Charge  3/23 6am
     A Trenton man was arrested for alleged stalking. Thirty-nine-year-old Jerrid Steven Fox is charged with alleged stalking - first offense. His bond is $15,000 cash only. The report states Fox was allegedly disturbing a 17-year-old on two or more occasions by following her through Trenton, including to her place of employment, and taking photos of her, causing her to be frightened, intimidated, or emotionally distressed.

Chillicothe Farmers Market Annual Meeting Is Monday  3/23 6am
     The annual Chillicothe Farmer's Market meeting is Monday at Royal Inn Pizza. Any producers, growers, bakers and craftsman interested in selling at the Chillicothe Farmers Market should attend the meeting Monday at 6:30 pm.
     Prior to the meeting, there is a new member Question and Answer session at 5:45 and the processed Food Certification and Renewal at 6:00.
     All Chillicothe Farmers Market members and those interested in selling at the market are urged to attend. If you have questions, call 660-938-4645.
     Dinner is available at your own cost.

Funeral Notices

Cynthia “Cindy” Louise Klein
     A Laclede resident, 56 year old Cynthia “Cindy” Louise Klein died March 19th in St. Louis. Services are Saturday at 10:00 am at Lindley Funeral Home in Hale with burial in Hale Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Friday from 12:00 to 7:00 pm with family visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cynthia Klein Memorial Fund.

Sophie Linebaugh
     A Rothville resident, 2-months old Sophie Linebaugh died Sunday in Rothville. Private funeral services for family will be Saturday at 2:30pm at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline with burial in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline. There is no visitation scheduled

Karen Henry
     A Marceline resident, 73 year old Karen Henry died March 22nd in St Louis. Services are Tuesday at 10:00am at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline with burial in Glaston Cemetery east of Ethel. Family visitation is Monday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home.

Arya Greenlee
     A Riverside resident, 2 year old Arya Greenlee died March 22nd in Liberty. Services are Wednesday at 11:00am at Mendon Christian Church with burial in Mendon Cemetery. Family visitation is Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Breshears Memorial Chapel in Mendon. Memorials for Arya Greenlee may be made to the family’s choice.

Helen Buckman
     A Meadville resident, 86 year old Helen Buckman died March 21st in Chillicothe. A celebration of life is Saturday, March 31st, at 1:00 pm at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield with burial in Meadville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home following the service. Memorials may be made to the Cemetery.

Nate Schmidt
A Malta Bend resident, 34 year old Nate Schmidt died March 4th. Memorial services are Saturday, March 31st at 3:00 pm at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Friends may call Saturday, March 31st from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family’s choice.