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Chillicothe Gets Four Wheel Drive Ambulance 4/24 6:00am
     A new ambulance has been delivered to Chillicothe. Fire Chief Darrell Wright says there is one feature that makes it different than the rest of the ambulance fleet.
<Audio: Darrell Wright>
     The ambulance was ordered last August and arrived Friday. Wright says the ambulance still needs to be fully equipped, a radio needs to be installed and the city's logo needs to be installed on the ambulance. It is expected  to be in service next week.

All District Art Show in Chillicothe Sunday 4/24 6:00am
    The All District Art Show for Chillicothe School District begins Sunday. High School Art Teacher Susan Elson says the program starts Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00pm and continues Monday and Tuesday from 3:00 to 6:00pm at the Performing Arts Center Foyer.
<Audio: Elson 1> 
     The show is free to the public.



Trenton City Council To Approve Budget 4/24 6:00am

     The Trenton City Council will vote on their new budget for the preparation of the start of the Fiscal Year on May 1st. The vote will be a part of Monday's Trenton City Council  Meeting at 7:00pm. Other agenda items include an ordinance to approve the budget both for Trenton city and Trenton Municipal Utilities. An ordinance will be presented to release the deed on the Theater Property that has been paid off by James Daniel Bush. The Trenton council will also have appointments to committees and assign liaison members to the boards plus set rates  for electric, sewer and water.


New Charges for Chillicothe Sex Offender 4/24 6:00am
      A registered sex offender living in Chillicothe faces new charges following his arrest by Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies. Sheriff Steve Cox says the investigation began this week following a tip that 41 year old Richard Lee Johnson Jr allegedly gave false information on his address and was living close to a school.
     Following the investigation, Cox says Johnson was arrested on two counts of alleged felony failing to register as a sex offender and one felony count of alleged sex offender residing with in 1,000 feet of a school or daycare.
     Johnson is being held with bond at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail with bond set at $5,000 cash.       

Roadwork Schedule for Next Week in Area
 4/24 6:00am
Roadwork is scheduled for several locations next week in the KCHI listening area.
Livingston County -
Brush cutting on Highway 65 from K to 190, Pothole Patching on V from K to Chillicothe city limits, Culvert Repairs on Route K April 28th and Z on May 1st
Linn County -
Highway 36 will have pothole patching, and will have bridge maintenance at Mussel Fork Bridge, culvert repair on Route EE
Caldwell County -
Highway 36 from J to N will have bridge maintenance
Carroll County -
Drainage work on Highway 24 from B to 41

Daviess County - Pothole patching on I-36, Highway 69, Routes 9 and 190 plus Highway 13 in Gallatin
Grundy County -
Culvert Repair on Route K the 27th, Shoulder work on Routes 146,190, W and WW

Florida Man Arrested in Linn Co
 4/24 6:00am
A Florida man was arrested in Linn County overnight after he was found driving the wrong way down a highway. The 31 year old man was arrested for Driving while Intoxicated, driving the wrong direction on a highway, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway and not wearing a seatbelt. He was taken to the Chariton County Jail.



CHS Choir Performing In Branson 4/24 6:00am
     The Chillicothe High School Choir is spending the weekend in Branson, however it's a working weekend. Chillicothe High School Principal Brian Sherrow says they are in Branson to perform, thanks to the Branson Tourism Board.
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     The High School Choir has a total of five show performances this weekend and will return Sunday night. Sherrow pointed out this is simply performances and not a competition.

Extension Center Hosting Workshop in Albany, MO
 4/24 6:00am
     A workshop focusing o growing local food economies will be held in Albany, Missouri on May 12th. Extension Horticultural Specialist Tim Baker talks about the event next month.
<Audio: Tim Baker 1>
     Baker says you will also learn about the benefits and challenges of shared processing facilities, commercial kitchens, incubators and food hubs as strategies for regional business and development and job creation.
     Experts say the opportunities are there.

<Audio: Tim Baker 2>
     Local food producers and entrepreneurs benefit communities in a variety of ways including building alternative marketing opportunities for new farmers, diversifying production and marketing opportunities for existing farms and keeping food dollars in your local community.

Chillicothe City Council Meetings
 4/24 12pm 
     The Chillicothe City Council meets Monday at City Hall for a Finance Workshop and regular Council Meeting. The Finance Meeting begins at 5:00 pm and starts with the swearing in of 3rd Ward Councilman Tom Douglas.  Discussions will include the city finances and a loan to the bowling ally.
     At 6:30, the regular council meeting begins with the paying of bills and salaries.
     They will consider bids for a bush hog type mower for the airport
     Appearances include City Administrator Ike Holland to discuss a proposed amphitheater and the sidewalk lights at Hedrick Medical Center.
     An executive session is planned if it is needed. The Chillicothe City Council meets Monday at 5:00 pm for a workshop and 6:30 for the regular meeting.

State Budget Sent To Governor  
 4/24 12pm   
     With three weeks left in the legislative session, the Missouri House and Senate have sent a $26 billion dollar budget to the Governor. Senator David Pearce says Governor Nixon will have to make his decision on the budget within 15 days.
<Audio: Sen Pearce 1>
     Pearce says K-12 Education has an increase in funding and districts will be fully funded under a new formula.
<Audio: Sen Pearce 2>
     Higher Education's budget was also increased, about 1.5%.

Dog Park Dedication
 4/24 12pm   
     The official ribbon cutting for the Tina Mapel Memorial Dog Park is Saturday at 1:00 pm at Mills Park, located at the far west end of Clay Street. Dave Mapel says the park is to be dedicated in memory of his daughter, Tina and will include a variety of features in separated areas for large and small dogs.
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     Much of the work and equipment for the Tina Mapel Memorial Dog Park has been donated. Mapel says they will continue to accept donations and fund raisers will be held for the continued support of the park.
     The public is welcome to attend the Dog Park ribbon cutting Saturday at 1:00 pm.

Summer School Offered 4/24 12pm   
     Summer School will be offered again in Chillicothe. The information packet has already been sent home to the parents. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the program will be similar to previous years.
<Audio: Barnes 1>
     Summer School is set to start May 25th. If you have questions, call the Summer School Administrator Melanie Rucker
at 646-2359.

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Funeral Notices

Gene Mac Leipard
     A Tina resident, 84 year old Gene Mac Leipard died April 22nd in Carrollton. Graveside services are Saturday at 10:30 am at Mendon Cemetery. Family visitation is Saturday from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Louetta Verlea Rader
A Chillicothe resident, 78 year old Louetta Verlea Rader, died April 21st in Chillicothe. Services are Saturday at 11:00 am at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at May Cemetery in Chula. Family visitation is Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.

Bill Blunk
     A Brunswick resident, 82 year old Bill Blunk, died April 22nd in Lee's Summit. Services are Saturday at 11:00 am at St. John's Lutheran Church in Brunswick, with burial at Elliott Grove Cemetery in Brunswick. Family visitation is Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church. Memorials may be made to the church. Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick is in charge of the arrangements.

Marjorie Smith
     A Gallatin resident, formerly of Jamison, 93 year old Marjorie Smith died April 21st in Liberty.  Services are Saturday at 2:00 pm at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery near Gallatin.  Friends may call Friday after 11:00 am, with family visitation Saturday from 1:00 or 2:00 pm at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172.

Gilbert Parker
     An Altamont resident, 82 year old Gilbert Parker died April 24th in Gallatin. Services are Tuesday at 10:00am at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin with burial in Mount Ayr Cemetery near Altamont. Friends may call Monday from 11:00am to 8:00pm with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Cemetery.

Larry Lee Miller
     A Chillicothe resident, 80 year old Larry Lee Miller, died April 22nd in Kansas City. There will be no funeral service. Family visitation is Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

Garry Lowell Clampitt
     A Chillicothe resident, 77 year old Garry Lowell Clampitt died April 22nd in Chillicothe. A memorial service is Tuesday at 8:00 pm at Life Point Church in Chillicothe. Family visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the church. Memorials may be made to City of Chillicothe wood carvings. Arrangements under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

Gary Gordon Jenkins
     A Wheeling resident, 72 year old Gary Gordon Jenkins died April 21st in Wheeling.  The body was cremated.  Services will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to Operation Help or Salvation Army.  Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe.