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New Fire Prop Provided By Local Companies  5/23 12pm
    Two Local businesses stepped up to provide Chillicothe fire Fighters with another training tool. Chief Darrell Wright says the Propane Tank Mock-up will provide area fighters with hands on experience for these types of fires.
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     Chief Wright say there are a lot of propane tanks in the area and having the correct training to handle those fires is essential.
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     The two companies provided the majority of the materials and funds for the construction of this new training tool that was built at the departments Training Facility on Green Street in the Southwest part of Chillicothe.

Teen Injured In Saturday Accident  5/23 12pm
    A Rothville teen had moderate injuries Saturday when she crossed the centerline and hit a grain truck. Nineteen year old Katelyn Bryant was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital following the accident about 5:40 pm Saturday on Missouri Highway 11, near Mendon. State Troopers report the truck driver from Mendon was not injured.

Troopers Arrest Jamesport Woman  5/23 12pm
    A Jamesport woman was arrested Sunday morning in Grundy County. Thirty-seven year old Jacqueline Blackburn was arrested at about 2:20 am Sunday for alleged DWI, Driving While Suspended, No seatbelt and Failing to drive on the right side of the road. She was taken to the Grundy County Detention Center.

MoDOT Offers Several Options For Traveler Information  5/23 12pm
    Whether you are preparing to travel in the state of Missouri this summer or just need to know what is happening on the roads near you, MoDOT Area Engineer Tonya Lohman says they have a few resources available at your fingertips.
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     Lowman says the communication with states motorist is important. If you have questions, call 888-ASK MoDOT, that's 888-275-6636. The traveler information map can be found at You can also look for their mapapp for your mobile devices.

Luncheon Program To Honor Harry Truman  5/23 6am
    A program to honor Harry Truman will be held Wednesday at Noon. The Grand River Historical Society is hosting the event at the Museum from Noon to 1:00 pm. Guests are invited to bring a sack lunch and enjoy the program presented by Larry Vance. Truman was Missouri's only President. The program covers Truman's early days in Independence and his political career.
     There is no charge for the program, but donations will be accepted. You are also invited to tour the museum and see the exhibits and recent improvements.

Several Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report  5/23 6am
     The report from the Chillicothe Police Department includes several arrests
     Thursday, Colton Ashford and Miles Waller were arrested in the 1000 block of Graves Street for alleged Disorderly Conduct. They were cited and released.
     Friday, Sean Stretch and Kyle McGrath were arrested in the 1000 block of Graves Street for alleged Theft. McGrath was also arrested on warrants from Livingston and Benton County. McGrath posted bond and was released, Stretch was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     Friday at about 11:00 am, two small children were found playing in the street in the 1300 block of 3rd Street. The parents were located and found to be asleep at home. No Charges are sought at this time.
     Saturday, James Mohr was arrested in the 600 block of Webster for alleged assault. He posted bond and was released.

Deputies Investigate Possible Extortion  5/23 6am
     Deputies at the Livingston County Sheriff's Department are investigating a report of possible extortion. The report states an individual made several postings and emails with at least one that suggested payment for the negative and damaging postings to be removed. The investigation continues.
     Deputies recently assisted a Chillicothe business with a person who was potentially stalking or harassing an employee. The person was interviewed and no additional problems are anticipated

Livingston Co. Relay For Life  5/23 6am
     The Relay For Life of Livingston County will be June 10th at Simpson Park. Cindy Collins, one of the coordinators, says Relay For Life is the largest Fund Raiser for the American Cancer Society.
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     The Livingston County Relay For Life is June 10th at 6:00 pm at Simpson Park. Collins says it is not too late to get involved for this year.
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     She says one of the more visible aspects of the Relay For Life are the Luminaria. Those may be purchase prior the relay or at the event.
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     If you want to be part of the Relay For Life of Livingston County or would like to purchase Luminaria, call Cindy Collins at 247-0635.

NCMC Board Of Trustees  Meeting  5/23 6am
Board members for the NCMC Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 this afternoon. The meeting will be held at the Frey Administrative Center.
     There will be consideration of board policy changes, a renewal of Health Insurance and several bids will be presented, including:
Parking Lot Sealing, IT Equipment, and Guyer Hall Furnishings.
There will be a request for a special board meeting and several personnel items.
     An executive session is planned, following the regular meeting.

Local Pool Called Safe And Ready For Summer, As Always 
5/21 12pm
The Centers for Disease Control recently announced 1 in 8 public pools tested for contamination will be closed for health violations. As Chilli Bay Water Park sets to open May 30th, Chillicothe Parks Director Josh Norris says he is not aware of the Chillicothe pools ever having contamination issues that closed the pool. He says Chilli Bay has a regular testing routine and state of the art filtering system in place.
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     Norris says Chilli Bay has two Certified Pool Operators, Himself and Janice Shaffer. The certification is renewed on a regular basis with classes that are required.
     The biggest concern in recent years for public pools is cryptosporidium or crypto, an organism that enters pools through fecal matter and is resistant to chlorine. If there were ever a crypto contamination, the process to remove the organism is a regiment of super-chlorination and continuous filtering for a two to three day period.

Pro-Am Golf Tournament In Works for Green Hills
  5/21 12pm
The Director of the Green Hills Golf Course, Craig Sager, says they are working to bring a Pro-Am golf tournament to Chillicothe that would include some of the Lady Professionals. Sager explains:
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     Sager says the planned date for the tournament is August 1st. He says this tournament could provide area girls high school golfers with a unique opportunity.
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     If you are interested in the tournament or need more information, check out the Green Hills Golf Course Facebook and websites or stop by the Pro-shop.

Troopers Run Traffic Enforcement in Area  5/21 12pm
     Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers issued 27 tickets in what was called a Hazardous Moving operation in Livingston, Grundy and Mercer counties. Highway Patrol Sergeant Jake Angel said Troopers issued 12 speeding tickets, 6 seatbelt violations, 7 non-moving violations and 2 tickets for no insurance. Angle said Troopers also issued 55 warnings for a variety of infractions.

Chautauqua Plans In Full Swing  5/21 6am
     It may not be Memorial Day yet, but plans for Chillicothe's annual Chautauqua in the Park, held in September, are in full swing. Crystal Narr with the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce says the 32nd annual Chautauqua will be September 10trh and 11th in Simpson Park. Vendor registration is open for the juried fine arts and crafts show, with over 100 booths expected as well as food and farmers' market offerings. Narr stated many vendors return each year for the event, as well as new vendors.
     Narr explained that a "juried show" means all items sold need to be quality, original handcrafted and or creatively and artistically enhanced by the seller. Vendors interested in a booth spaces should contact the chamber office as soon as possible. Single or double spaces are available plus space is available for single food booths sponsored by non profit organizations or for profit ventures. Farmers Market booths are also available.
     Mary Lou VanDeventer with the Chillicothe Area Arts Council says work is on-going for the entertainment on the stage area for both Saturday and Sunday, as well as storytelling talent.
     Registration deadline for all booths is July 31st. You can call 646-4050 during regular business hours.

Area Arrests by Highway Patrol 
5/21 6am
Area arrests Friday by the Missouri Highway Patrol included two Illinois residents arrested in Livingston County on Felony possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, minor in possession of alcohol and speeding. Both were held at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.
     An Iowa teen was arrested in Daviess County for DWI- Drug Intoxication, possession of Marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Daviess-DeKalb regional jail.
     A 20 year old Trenton female was arrested in Grundy County for Minor visibly intoxicated while operating a vehicle. She was taken to the Grundy County Sheriff's office and later released.
     Two Kansas City residents were arrested in Linn County for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Both were later released

Aquatic Center On Brookfield Agenda Tuesday
 5/21 6m
      The next step in the construction of a new Aquatic Center is on the agenda of the Tuesday Brookfield City Council meeting. Consideration of an Ordinance concerning an agreement between the City of Brookfield and Irvinbilt Construction regarding the Aquatic Center is one of the new business agenda items, followed by a Notice to Proceed with Irvinbilt.
     Other items on the Tuesday Brookfield City Council agenda include a recommendation from the Board of Adjustments, consideration of asphalt bids, consideration of an ordinance for an agreement between the City of Brookfield and Allstate Consultants regarding engineering services, and a pay estimate for River City Construction. There will also be a closed executive session relating to real estate and personnel. Tuesday’s Brookfield Council Meeting starts at 6:00pm at City Hall.

What's That Building at 3rd and Locust?
1 6am
    You may have noticed building constructed near the corner of Third and Locust in Chillicothe and wondered what is happening? Eric Reeter with Calgary Baptist Church says it is a Spec Home for their Nicaraguan Mission, to help raise money to support the mission activities.
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     Reeter says the goal is 200 secured donations of $10 a month.
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     The homes built in Nicaragua will house as many as 12 people. To get involved, go to their Facebook page "Calgary in Nicaragua" or call the Church. They will have a fund raising event at the Spec House on June 5th.

Highway Road Work Scheduled Next Week in Area
1 6am
     Road maintenance and construction work will continue next week in the KCHI area. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, work will include:
 Livingston County: Route V closed from Chillicothe to Route K for chip and seal May 25th from 7:30 to 3:00
     Caldwell County: Route 36 westbound from Livingston County Line to Cameron City Limits and Eastbound from Route P to Route 13 will have shoulder sealing that will include a 12 foot width restriction. Route B from F to Route 116 will have chip sealing
     Carroll County: Route D from C to County Road 140 and Route J from Road 341 to Road 351 will have drainage work
     Chariton County Route E from 139 to 11 will have pothold patching
     Daviess County: chip seal on Route RA, Route NN and Route HH
Grundy County: Culvert replacements will close Route V at 60th street the 24th, from 70th to 200th street the 25th from 200th street to county road 204 May 26th and from 204 to Route K the 27th from 7:30am to 3:00pm each day. Workers will also do bridge maintenance at the No Creek Bridge all week from 8:00am to 3:00pm. A temporary traffic signal will be in place during working hours.


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Funeral Notices

Ronnie Burns
     A Gallatin resident, 69 year old Ronnie Burns, died May 21st in Gallatin. Services are Tuesday at 10:30 am at First Christian Church in Gallatin, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery near Gallatin. Family visitation is Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the church. Memorials may be made to the church. Arrangements are under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin.

Marjorie Louise Parks
     A Chillicothe resident, 79 year old Marjorie Louise Parks, died May 21st in Chillicothe. Services are Tuesday at 2:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe. Family visitation is Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Marie Wiladean Stirling
     A Brookfield resident, 90 year old Marie Wiladean Stirling, died May 21st in Brookfield. Services are Wednesday at 2:00 pm at Wright Baker Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, with burial at Meadville Cemetery. Family visitation is Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the cemetery or Brookfield Church of Christ.

Benjamin (Benny) Gladstone Timmons
     A former Chillicothe resident, 78 year old Benjamin (Benny) Gladstone Timmons, died May 20th in California, MO. Services are Wednesday at 2:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at Wheeling Cemetery. Family visitation is Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.

Kent Bryan
     A Mooresville resident, 73 year old Kent Bryan died May 19th in Hamilton. Services are Thursday at 1:30pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial in Mooresville Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 8:00am to 6:00pm with family visitation Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Mooresville Fire Department.