Fire Prop Provided By Local Companies 5/23
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
Teen Injured In Saturday Accident 5/23
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
Troopers Arrest Jamesport Woman 5/23
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.
Offers Several Options For Traveler Information 5/23
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
modot.org. You can also look for their mapapp for your mobile devices.
Luncheon Program To Honor Harry Truman 5/23
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
Several Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report 5/23
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
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
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
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
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
An executive session is
planned, following the regular meeting.
Local Pool Called Safe
And Ready For Summer, As Always
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
Pro-Am Golf Tournament In Works for Green Hills
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
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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
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
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
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
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?
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.
Eric Reeter 2>
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
Highway Road Work Scheduled Next Week in Area
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
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.
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.
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
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.