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Railroad Crossing Proposal 9/1 6am
     The Missouri Highways and Transportation commission is considering a proposal to approve the construction of a public highway railroad crossing on Livingston County Road 247 near Willow Avenue in Chillicothe with Motive Rail Railroad. The proposed project includes removing damaged existing grade separation structure which carries willow avenue/Liv 247 over the railroad track. In it's place would be new at-grade crossing with advanced warning sign s and warning devises. Part of the cost of the project could fall on the City of Chillicothe, according to the public notice. The public is invited to comment in writing regarding the project and mail them to Multimodal Operations, Missouri Department of Transportation, PO Box 270, Jefferson City MO 65102-0270

     The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has exclusive power to approve, modify or deny the proposal in not less than 30 days.


Monday Morning Police Report 9/1 6am
       Chillicothe Police report arresting Jeffrey Williams on Saturday in the 400 block of South Washington Street for alleged peace disturbance and assault on a law enforcement officer. He was taken to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail
Officers report arresting August Adams in the 1200 block of North Washington for trespassing, she was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb regional Jail.
       Officers investigated a report of a missing child in the 200 block of Polk. The child was located unharmed and returned to the parent.



Two Local  Non-Injury Accidents 9/1 6am
     Chillicothe Police investigated to non-injury accidents. A vehicle driven by Mason Mehrhoff hit a fence at Polk and Fair, causing moderate damage. He was issues a summons for alleged careless driving and no insurance.
Police also investigated a two vehicle non-injury accident at Washington and Webster. Officers report a vehicle driven by Eric Anderson struck a vehicle driven by Kaitlyn Lambert as they were stopped at a stoplight. Anderson was issued a summons for allegedly following too close.

Highway Patrol Area Arrests 9/1 6am
     The Missouri State Highway Patrol was kept busy over the weekend making several unrelated arrests in the KCHI listening area.
     In Livingston County: 21 year old Bradley Taylor of Milan was arrested on felony possession of a controlled substance and no valid license; a 36 year old Kansas City female was arrested on a Linn county warrant for speeding; A 55 year old Macon man was arrested for DWI drugs and careless and imprudent driving; A Massachusetts man and woman were arrested for speeding, possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. In Daviess County two New York men were arrested for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding. A polo male, 35 year old Joseph Zinna was arrested in Clay County on DWI, careless and imprudent driving, no seat belt and possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.


Labor Day-Different In America 9/1 6am

     The Labor Day weekend in America usually means relaxation, a family BBQ or one last three day get away vacation. However, Livingston County Librarian Robin Westphal says Labor Day is different in the rest of the world, and on different days
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     In America, you can thank President Grover Cleveland for the modern Labor Day tradition of the first Monday in September.


Trenton Police Looking into Body Cameras 9/1 6am

     A steering committee has been formed in Trenton to look into the possibility of providing body cameras for the Trenton Police Department.  Meetings will be held each Thursday in September at 5:00pm at the Grundy County Law Enforcement Center and are open to the public.
     Police Chief Tommy Wright says his department has been testing and evaluating police work body cameras, and feels they promote public trust, transparency, accountability and helps gather evidence. He also said the cameras help exonerate officers from malicious complaints and help to provide input for needed training.

    The committee is comprised of 10 people including two prosecutors, two police officers and six community members.


MoDot Preparing for Winter 9/1 6am

     It's the holiday of the summer and that means the Missouri Department of Transportation is preparing for winter and snowstorms. The Northwest District of the Missouri Department of Transportation is looking for seasonal workers and emergency snowplow operators to fill the gaps and get the job done of keeping the nearly 34,000 miles of state roads clean and safe.
     Beth Wright, MoDot State Maintenance Engineer says applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma and possess a commercial driver's license with no airbrake restrictions. Applicants must also successfully complete a criminal background check and drug screening. Workers can earn more than $15 per hour depending on experience.
     To apply call 1-888-275-6636


Chillicothe Board of Public Works Meeting 9/1 6am

     The Chillicothe Board of Public Works will meet in regular session Thursday Sept 4 at 7:00am at the CMU offices. Agenda items include discussion of bids for the sale of a 1998 Pick Up and a 2007 Loader/Backhoe. There will also be reports from the Distribution Superintendent, Water Superintendent, Refuse superintendent and General Manager


Livingston County Commission Meetings 9/1 6am

     Only routine items are on the agendas for the Livingston County Commissioners in the first week of September, Meetings are Tuesday the 2nd and Thursday the 4th at the Commission Room of the Livingston County Courthouse. Agenda items include county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental duties.


Carrollton Town Council Meeting 9/1 6am
     The Carrollton Town Council meets in regular session on Tuesday September 2nd at 6:00pm at the Carrollton city hall. Agenda items includes selling a tract of land in the Industrial Park to RDLP of Carrollton, an appearance by Jack Vantrump on sewer project issues. There will also be reports from the Fire Captain, Police Chief and Planning and Zoning Administrator


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Funeral Notices

Roy Bell
    A Carrollton resident, 67 year old Roy Bell died August 26th in Carrollton. The body was cremated, memorial graveside services are Friday at 1:00pm at Trotter Cemetery west of Carrollton. Memorials may be made to the HELP Services Cancer Fund.

Amy Bates Henderson
     A Keytesville resident, 39 year old Amy Bates Henderson died August 25th in Keytesville. Cremation Memorial Services will be Saturday at 10:00am at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Bill Carter
     A Marceline resident, 56 year old Bill Carter died August 27th in Mason. A Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday at 10:00am at St Bonaventure Catholic Church in Marceline with burial in St Mary's Cemetery in New Cambria. Family visitation is Friday from 5:00 to 7:00pm with a rosary to follow at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Memorials may be made to the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri

Dana Clair Moss
     A Chillicothe resident, 88 year old Dana Clair Moss died August 27th in Chillicothe. Services are Saturday at 10:00am at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe. Friends may call Friday from 12:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home.

Elmer Leimkuehler
     A Dalton resident, 91 year old Elmer Leimkuehler died August 26th in Brunswick. Services are Saturday at 10:30am at St John's Lutheran Church in Brunswick with burial in Dalton Cemetery. Family visitation is Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30am at the church. Memorials may be made to Dalton Cemetery or to German Cemetery.

Mary Marcilee Shriver
A Liberty resident, 86 year old Mary Marcille Shriver died August 27th in Liberty. Services are Saturday at 2:00pm at Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Home in Lineville, Iowa with cremation to follow and inurnment as a later date. Friends may call Saturday from 8:00am to 2:00pm with family visitation from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the funeral home.

Marilyn Regan
     A Chula resident, 75 year old Marilyn Regan died August 27th in Chillicothe. Services are Sunday at 1:30pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe. Friends may call Saturday from 12:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Chula School Playground Fund

Heavenlee Uneek Merriweather
     A Chillicothe resident, Heavenlee Uneek Merriweather, infant daughter of Cornelius and Dezeray Merriweather died August 25th in Chillicothe. Services are Tuesday at 10:00am at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Friends may call Tuesday from 8:00 to 10:00am with family visitation from 9:00 to 10:00am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Heavenlee Uneek Merriweather Memorial Fund

Dorothy Long
     A Chillicothe resident, 81 year old Dorothy Long died August 28th in Chillicothe. Services are Tuesday at 1:00pm at Lindley Funeral home in Chillicothe with burial in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe. Friends may call Monday from 12:00 to 6:00pm with family visitation from 3:00 to 5:00pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association

Cecilia A (Ceci) Cecil
     A Gallatin resident, 59 year old Cecilia Cecil died August 28th in Gallatin. A Celebration of Life Services is Tuesday at 7:00pm at First Christian church in Gallatin. Family visitation is Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the church. Memorials may be made to teh Cecilia Cecil Memorial Fund

Charlynn Davis
     A Warrensburg resident, 91 year old Charlynn Davis died August 14th in Warrensburg. Cremation memorial services will be September 7th at 3:00pm at First Christian Church in Carrollton with family visitation September 7th from 2:00 to 2:45pm at the church. Memorials may be made to the church.