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City Council Meeting Includes Budget
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
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
An executive session is planned to
follow the regular meeting.
Injured In Two Accidents In Local Counties
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
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
Troopers Arrest Marcelin Man In Caldwell County
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
The Chillicothe Police
Department responded to 131 calls for service Thursday. The list of calls
3:37 AM, responded to a business in
the 600 block of South Washington Street for an intrusion alarm. It was a
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.
PM, Officers investigated careless and imprudent drivers in the 1200 block
Area Schools Offer Pre-School & Kindergarten Screening
Kindergarten Screening is scheduled at several area schools in the coming
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
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:
US 36 - Flushing of bridges, all week
US 65 -
Pavement repairs from Chillicothe and the Missouri River
Highway 6 - Bridge maintenance at the Trenton Sub Railroad Bridge.
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
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
<Audio: Gordon 1>
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
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
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.
Gardener Classes Starting Soon
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.
<Audio: Baker 2>
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
MoDOT/Rail Crossing Work Continues
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.
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.
Chillicothe Easter Egg Hunt Is Saturday
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
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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
Chillicothe Police Report For Wednesday
handled 126 calls for service Wednesday. The calls included:
911 call in the 400 blk. of E. Third Street…everything OK
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.
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 &
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
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.
Farmers Market Annual Meeting Is Monday
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.
Cynthia “Cindy” Louise Klein
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.