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New Trooper Assigned to Area 12/20/14 6:00am
     The graduates of the Highway Patrol's 99th Recruit Class have been assigned across the state, including one to the KCHI listening area. Captain James Wilt, commanding officer for the Northeast section of the state says Trooper Brandon Pearson has been assigned to Zone 3 which includes Chariton and Linn Counties.
      Trooper Pearson comes from Green City and holds an Associates Degree in General Studies from NCMC in Trenton.

Election Filing Updated
12/20/14 6:00am

     There has been another filing for the April elections. The Livingston County Clerks office reports that Chuck Haney has filed for reelection as Mayor and David Moore filed for re-election as the Councilman at Large.
     Harry Lockridge filed for the Livingston County Health Center Board. Filing for the April Elections continues through January 20th.
     The Chillicothe R-II School District office will be closed the last two weeks in December and will re-open January 5th.  Filing for School Board  will continue at that time.

Youth in Ag Scholarships
12/20/14 6:00am
      High school seniors that are active members of 4-H and FFA, and planning to enroll in an accredited Missouri college or university may be eligible for the Youth in Agriculture Scholarship from the Missouri State Fair. Applicants have until February 2nd to complete their applications for part of more than $50,000 in scholarships.
      Available scholarships include one $5,000 platinum scholarship plus $2,500 and $1,500 scholarships. Applications need to be submitted no later than February 2nd. Applications are available by calling 1-800-422-FAIR

One Injured in Linn Co Accident
12/20/14 6:00am
     A Browning woman was injured in a one vehicle accident in Linn County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the accident occurred on Highway 5 two miles south of Browning. A car driven by 40 year old Amanda Schreiner of Browning ran off the road and struck a ditch. Schreiner was taken to a Milan hospital with minor injuries



One Injured in Clinton Co Accident 12/20/14 6:00am
     A Cameron man was injured in a two car accident near Cameron. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the Friday morning accident occurred on Highway 69 three miles south of Cameron when a pick up driven by 39 year old Leah Baldon was exiting I-35 and failed to stop at a stop sign. Her vehicle struck a pick up driven by 72 year old Ronald Kincade of Cameron. Kincade was taken to a Cameron hospital for treatment of minor injuries.



Highway Patrol Arrests 12/20/14 6:00am
     The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports several area arrests on Friday:
53 year old Kansas man arrested in Grundy County for DWI and Failure to drive on the right half of the road

59 year old Stewartsville man arrested in Daviess County for DWI and Careless and Imprudent driving causing an accident

27 year old Altamont man arrested in Daviess County for felony probation violation

Weekly Area Road Work Schedule
12/20/14 6:00am
     Mostly routine maintenance is scheduled for this holiday shortened work week for the Missouri Department of Transportation in the KCHI listening area. All counties will continue with brush cutting, shoulder and draining work and sign operations. Other work will include:
Livingston County
Shoulder work on Routes U, Y, A, N and O plus brush cutting on Route H from 65 to 139.
Carroll County
Drainage work on Route V from 24 to route )
Grundy County
Culvert Replacement on Route W just south of Route T, shoulder work on Routes 146 and 190 and brush cutting on Routes A, U and F.
Linn County
 Bridge maintenance on the Higgins Creek Ditch Bridge on Highway 36 and drainage work on Highway 36 from South State Street to Pershing Road


Wish Book Winners Chosen  12-19  12pm
     Five Winners were selected in the annual KCHI Christmas Wish Book entries and each is receiving a $200 shopping spree from the Wish Book sponsor of their choice.
     This year's winners include: Rhonda Riggins, Pam Brobst and Krystle Stover - all of Chillicothe, Stephanie Reid of Bosworth and Harry Kately of Trenton. Congratulations to all of the winners.
     Please remember to check the Wish Book for some valuable coupons from the KCHI Christmas Wish Book Sponsors.

Operation Help Fundraiser Ends With Winner  12-19  12pm
     An Operation Help Fundraising Drive came to a close Thursday when one name was pulled from those that participated in the program that Pastor Allen Brock, from the Chillicothe Ministerial Alliance, called a success.
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     The winner was Mary Kay Bonderer.
     Pastor Brock says the $5,040 that was raise will certainly help in this holiday season, but they accept donations throughout the year.
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     The funds raised help your Livingston County neighbors. When funding is approved by the Operation Help Board, the money is give to the vendor, not directly to the person requesting the assistance.

Christmas Trash Pick-up in Chillicothe  12-19  12pm
     Garbage collection in Chillicothe for the Christmas Holiday will have a slightly different schedule. The Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Refuse crews will double up on Wednesday, Christmas Eve, and pick up both the Wednesday and Thursday garbage routes.
     There will be NO garbage pick-up on Thursday, Christmas Day.
     Refuse Director Troy Figg says Friday, December 26th, they will be back to the normal schedule.

Livingston Co Courthouse Celebrations  12-19 
     December 31st will be a busy day at the Livingston County Courthouse as multiple celebrations will take place.
     The public is invited to an open house to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the courthouse. That open house will start at 11:00 am and run until 2:00 pm. In honor of this 100 year anniversary, commemorative coins were ordered and are available for sale for $15.
     From 2:00 to 3:00 pm, there will be a reception to honor Presiding Commissioner Eva Danner Horton, who is retiring. She chose not to run for re-election in November and will complete 20 years in office as Presiding Commissioner.
     At 3:30, the swearing in Ceremony will be held for the newly elected and re-elected officials. They include: Associate Judge James P. Valbracht, Circuit Clerk Brenda Wright, Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas, County Clerk Sherry Parks, Recorder of Deeds Kelly Christopher, and Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren. A separate swearing in ceremony will be held April 1st for the Collector Treasurer, Paula McCoy.
     The public is invited to participate in these celebrations and events. Light refreshments will be served.

Police Report  12-19 
     Two arrests and two accidents are in the report from the Chillicothe Police Department.
     Wednesday, officers took a report of stolen property in the 300 block of South Washington Street. That investigation continues.
     Shoplifting was reported Thursday in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Tiffany Nicole Delgado. She was taken to the police department, processed and released with a court date.
     A Traffic stop Thursday resulted in the arrest of Christopher Atlee Williams for alleged Driving While Suspended and no turn signal. He was also processed and released with a court date.
     No one was injured in a two vehicle accident in the 1100 block of South Mitchell Thursday. A vehicle was backing up and hit another vehicle causing moderate damage to both vehicles.
     Officers also investigated a single vehicle accident at Washington and Green Streets. That accident happened when the driver was attempting to turn onto Green and slid on the snow covered road and struck a stop sign resulting in moderate damage. No one was injured.

Airport Expansion  12-19 
     The Chillicothe Airport has been working on expanding adding a second paved runway for many years, and that could happen fairly soon. Airport Director Bill Kieffer says all but one piece of property needed to extend their east west runway has been purchased. He says the new runway is meant to handle another class of jet aircraft.
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     Kieffer says once the runway expansion is complete, there will be other improvements.
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     The public is welcome to visit the Chillicothe Airport. You are asked to stay on the roads and off the runway and taxiway areas. You should also stop by the terminal building and office to check in before you explore the grounds.

Election Filing  12-19 
     There has been another filing for the April elections. The Livingston County Clerks office reports Harry Lockridge filed for the Livingston County Health Center Board. Filing for the April Elections continues through January 20th.
     The Chillicothe R-II School District office will be closed the last two weeks in December and will re-open January 5th.  Filing for School Board  will continue at that time.

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Funeral Notices

Dorothy Minich
     A Marceline resident, 92 year old Dorothy Minich died December 16th. Services are Saturday at 11:00 am at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline. Family visitation is Saturday at 11:00 am at the funeral home.

Viola Clark
     A former Winigan resident, 93 year-old Viola Clark died December 17th in Kirksville. Funeral services will be Saturday at 12:00 pm at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, with burial in Stufflebean Cemetery near Winigan. Family visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Winigan Christian Church.

Robert Sidney Cockrell
     A Braymer resident, 81 year old Robert Sidney Cockrell died December 12th in Cameron. A memorial service will be Saturday at 2:00pm at Braymer First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the church. Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth O'Dell
     A Chillicothe resident, 91 year old Kenneth O'Dell died December 16th in Chillicothe. Services are Sunday at 1:30 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Hale, with burial at Hale Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Saturday from Noon to 8:00 pm, with family visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hale VFW Post 3463 or Hale Baptist Church.

Jerry Rafferty
     A Marceline resident, 52 year old Jerry Rafferty died December 14th. Services are Monday at 10:00 am at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline, with private burial at a later date. Family visitation is Monday from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the funeral home.