CHS Presents Awards And Recognition For Senior Class 05/06
The Chillicothe High School Class of
2016 received recognition, awards, and scholarships totaling more than
one million dollars as part of the annual Senior Awards Ceremony. This
year's ceremony began with the Senior Poem, written and presented by
class includes a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship. Marissa
Surber was recognized with a Certificate of Merit. Surber will also
receive a scholarship offer soon.
were also two students recognized for 100% perfect attendance to date
in their senior year. They are Ben Brooks and Madison Gregory.
This year's awards include more than $200,000 in local scholarship
money, presented by families, businesses and organizations who support
the young people in the Chillicothe community. Among the largest local
awards are the Kenneth and Eugenia Churchill Foundation Scholarship of
$6,500 presented to Kyle Ross and Cody Evans, The Jerry Litton
Leadership Scholarships of $5,000 to Claire Chapman and $3,000 to
Wagner Chapman and the Virginia Wall Scholarships of $3,000 to Claire
Chapman and $2,000 to Marissa Surber.
student received a $10,000 Skills USA Scholarship to attend Universal
Technical Institute, a school that serves the motorsports industry and
invites the students to attend. That invitation and scholarship went
to Alex Wright.
KCHI Presents Scholarship and "A" For Achievement 05/06
KCHI Radio was part of two
presentations at the CHS Senior Awards program.
Sports Director Randy Dean presented the KCHI - Leatherman
Communications Broadcast Scholarship.
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KCHI General Manager Dan Leatherman and Noel Gott from Investor's
Community Bank presented the "A" for Achievement Awards.
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Each recipient of the "A" for Achievement receives a $200 Scholarship.
Annexation Hearings On Council Agenda 05/06
The Chillicothe City Council will have
two public hearings for annexation and will consider several bids in
their meeting Monday. The Council meeting begins at 6:30 pm at City
In the finance portion of the
meeting, bids will be presented for a Street Department Truck, golf
course greens rollers sand bunker rake, airport mower, towing
services, and the 2016 Street Improvements Projects.
Two public hearings are scheduled. The first is for the voluntary
annexation of the property for constructing schools north of the
Chillicothe High School, requested by the Chillicothe Education
Foundation. The second is for the property that includes the planned
road to the new schools. That voluntary annexation was requested by
John Hutchinson and Doctor Metry
appearance is on the agenda, City Administrator Ike Holland will
present the ordinance to have the city accept Comanche Street as a
city street, with one year warranty. The street was built as part of
the Sunset Village Subdivision, west of North Fair Street.
An executive session is planned if it is needed.
Gun, Drugs And Money Seized 05/06
A traffic stop for excessive speed
Thursday afternoon, resulted in seizure of drugs and weapons and two
arrests. A Livingston County Sheriff's Deputy clocked an Indiana car
on US 36 doing 84 in a 65 zone near Mooresville. Upon further
investigation and with probable cause, the deputy found alleged
marijuana, two loaded hand guns, ammunition and just over $5,700, all
of which was seized.
In addition, 33 year
old Zachary J Cooper Jr and29 year old Tammara Barnes of Indiana were
arrested on alleged drug charges. Cooper was also arrested for alleged
speeding and driving while suspended. They both posted bonds and were
released with a court date.
Trenton Continues Ordinance Updates 05/06
The City of Trenton continues to have
updates on their Nuisance ordinance. Two ordinances will be presented
at their Meeting Monday. One for Debris on property and the other for
The Trenton City Council will
meet Monday at 7:00 pm at City Hall.
Under New Business, there will be a discussion on hiring a new City
Administrator to fill the opening as Kerry Sampson retires. There will
also be talk about using a grader and operator for the Gooseberry
No executive session is
Rainfall On Target So Far This Spring 05/06
It hasnít been a dry spring, but it
hasnít been wet either. National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott
Blair says we are not far off the target at this time of year.
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Blair says the forecast looks like the we will see a normal pattern
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Blair says we have equal chances of being wetter or dryer as we move
into the summer.
CHS Senior Awards Ceremony Today 05/06
The Senior Awards Ceremony, a tradition
for the Chillicothe High School will be held today at 12:30 pm. This
is an opportunity for graduating students to be recognized by the
community and the school for their academic and other achievements.
Chillicothe's Senior Awards Ceremony is today at the Gary Dickinson
Performing Arts Center. Principal Brian Sherrow says this is a great
event for the seniors.
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After the awards ceremony is complete, at about 2:30, Sherrow says one
of the Senior Class Rituals, the "Farewell" begins.
Missouri Highway Patrol Accident and Arrest 05/06
A Trenton man was injured in a single
vehicle accident, late Thursday morning. Twenty-five year old Matthew
J Edwards of Trenton was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital following
the accident at about 11:10 am, on Route V near Laredo. The report
from the Missouri Highway Patrol states Edwards swerved to miss a deer
and ran off the road, hit an embankment and went through a fence
before his vehicle stopped. Edwards was wearing a safety belt at the
time of the accident.
also report one arrest in the local area Thursday. A Kansas City man
was arrested just before Noon in Daviess County. Fifty-eight year old
Stevie Parks was arrested on a St. Joseph warrant and was held at the
Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
Chillocthe Police Department Report 05/06
arrest is in the Chillicothe Police Department report for Thursday.
Thursday at approximately 5:30 pm, Officers arrested Mallory Kay
Fainter in the 300 block of Walnut St, on a warrant for an alleged
parole violation. Fainter was held at the Daviess-DeKalb County
Tuesday, at about 2:40 pm,
Officers towed a vehicle in the 1200 block of Jameson Street.
Extension Offering New Programs For Older Americans Month 05/06
Livingston County Extension council is recognizing Older Americans
Month with several new program offerings. Livingston County Director
Jessica Trussell says there are four programs offered.
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Trussell says they do have assistance available for these programs.
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For Livingston County residents, the number to call for more
information is 646-0811. In Grundy County, call Meredith Berry at
Youth Alcohol Enforcement Program 05/05
Chillicothe Police Department is taking
part in the State of Missouri's Youth Alcohol Enforcement Campaign.
Chillicothe officers will be looking aggressively for
substance-impaired drivers between May 5th and May 16th, in an effort
to stop drunk driving fatalities. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel
reminds everyone that getting behind the wheel impaired is a terrible
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During last year's Youth Alcohol Enforcement Campaign in Missouri,
four people were killed and 18 seriously injured involving at least
one substance-impaired driver who was under 21 years of age.
Street Park Bridge Complete 05/05
The foot bridge at Clay Street Park
opened Thursday afternoon. The new bridge constructed of treated
lumber replaces a bridge that had deteriorated over several decades of
use and had to be closed for safety concerns last year. This new
bridge was built by the Chillicothe Street Department and should last
for some time into the future.
Yard Waste Area Open - Including Weekends 05/05
lawn cutting season in full swing, the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities
Refuse Department has opened the Yard Waste Area, including hours on
Saturday. There are areas for brush and areas for grass clippings. The
grass clippings and leaves are composted and in the coming weeks,
there will be free compost available.
dropping off you grass clippings, please take them out of any bags you
may have used to haul them. Also keep them in the area near where
other recent grass clippings have been dumped.
The yard waste areas at the transfer station on Mitchell Road is open
weekdays from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday's from 8:00 am to Noon.
MoDOT Encourages Caution Around Mowing Crews 05/05
The Missouri Department of
Transportation reminds motorists to be cautions in any work zones.
That includes where crews are mowing near roads and highways. If you
are traveling on rural two lane roads and there is a mowing crew, you
will likely see a follow truck. MoDOT recommends following these
safety tips to safely pass the mowers.
- Watch for trucks and
tractors with lights flashing and moving slowly, 2 to 5 mph.
Slow down and focus on the road ahead of you. Avoid talking and
texting on a cell phone or other distractions.
- Be prepared
to stop or drive very slowly behind a "follow" truck, especially
approaching a hill or curve on a two-lane road.
- Obey the no
passing zone stripes and only pass when you can see far enough past
the "follow" truck to avoid meeting oncoming traffic.
MoDOT crews out mowing on tractor mowers so motorists have a clear,
safe line of sight as they cruise along state highways.
Finalizes Lease With LifeFlight Eagle 05/05
lease agreement, bringing Life Flight Eagle to the Chillicothe
Airport, is approved by the Chillicothe City Council. The 15 year
lease was approved during the executive session April 25th and
includes monthly rent of $2,500 for the first 5 years, with increases
at five year increments. Under the lease, LifeFlight Eagle will be
responsible for paying for insurance, personal property taxes,
The City of Chillicothe is
currently working to construct a hanger for the air-ambulance service
at the Chillicothe Airport. The hanger will include living quarters
for the on duty crew.
construction is complete, LifeFlight Eagle continues to serve the area
from their base at the Trenton Airport. LifeFlight began looking for a
new home due to weather issues that could not be controlled, including
flooding that denied the crew access to the hanger and fog that kept
the helicopter from flying.
Boom Explained 05/05
Some said it
sounded like an explosion, others reported it shook their windows and
homes. At about 1:10 pm Wednesday, the loud boom was heard and felt
across the KCHI listening area. Police and sheriff's offices from
Carrollton to Chillicothe and east to Brookfield and Bucklin heard
from their residents wanting to know what had happened.
State Emergency Management and the FAA later confirmed it was a Sonic
Boom as an aircraft was doing "highspeed testing" across the area.
New Grain Facility Planned Near Hamilton 05/05
dollar grain facility will be built near Hamilton. MFA, based in
Columbia, will soon begin construction of the project estimated
between $27 and $28 million dollars. It will be located adjacent to
the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, about 5 miles east of Hamilton. The
plans include a two-million bushel permanent grain storage, an
additional 1.5 million bushel temporary storage and a loop rail siding
that will accommodate a 110 rail car shuttle.
Craig Childs, senior vice president of MFA Agri Services says some
early work will start over the next week, with the major work
beginning in about a month.
facility would have the ability to handle about 60,000 bushels an hour
and service northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa.
and Property Damage In Police Report 05/05
are in the report from the Chillicothe Police Department.
Monday night, Officers were called to a disturbance in the 300 block
of East Jackson Street. Officers arrested Haley Marie Sears for
alleged property damage and disorderly conduct. Sears was processed
and released pending a court appearance.
Wednesday morning, Officers were called to the 700 block of Missouri
Avenue on a report of a dog at large. The owner, Cortney Brooke Jones
cited for the violation.
about 10:10 am, Officers took a report of forgery in the 600 block of
Walnut St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
Troopers Arrest Four In Area Counties 05/05
reported four arrests in the local counties Wednesday.
At about 1:40 pm in Daviess County, 28 year old Jacome Dunner of
Kansas City was arrested for alleged driving without a license and
excessive window tint. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail
pending the posting of bond.
At about 5:20
pm in Sullivan County, 50 year old Wayne Smith of Milan was arrested
for alleged driving while revoked and careless and imprudent driving.
He was taken to the Sullivan County Jail.
Two arrests were reported in Carroll County on charges of alleged
possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and drug
paraphernalia. 21 year old Nichole Guyer of Marshal was arrested about
6:10 pm and 38 year old Alando Harker of Carrollton was arrested at
about 6:45 pm. Harker is also charged with alleged possession of
prescription pills. They were both taken to the Ray County Jail.
Farmers Market Opens 30th Season Saturday 05/05
bell will ring Saturday morning at 8:00 to begin the 30th season for
the Chillicothe Farmers Market. Market Master Beth Weidner says there
should be a good variety for the first market.
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Weidner invites any area producers that would like to participate to
join the market. She says they have a couple rules; market items must
be seller grown or made. You cannot sell purchased items that have not
been modified by the seller. Market spaces are available.
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The Chillicothe Farmers Market is located on the west side of the
Livingston County courthouse, each Saturday from May through October,
rain or shine. The bell rings to open the market at 8:00 am and they
are there until noon. Listen here Saturday mornings at 7:45 for a
quick listing of what you will find at the market.
Brookfield resident, 78 year old Norma Turner died April 30th in
Brookfield. Services are Friday at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church
in Linneus with burial in Elmwood Cemetery in Linneus. Friends may
call Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family visitation from
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Tina resident, 61 year old David Trussell, died May 4th in Tina.
Services are Saturday at 11:15 am at Bittiker Funeral Home in
Carrollton, with burial at Coloma Cemetery. Family visitation is
Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home. Memorials may be
made to the cemetery or Tina/Avalon FFA.
Everett Edwin Haynes
A former Blue Mound resident, 90 year old Everett Edwin Haynes, died
May 3rd in Chillicothe. Services are Saturday at 1:00 pm at Heritage
Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at Blue Mound Cemetery in
Dawn. Friends may call Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.
Gary "Foot" Wayne Wensel
A Chillicothe resident, 75 year old Gary "Foot" Wayne Wensel died
May 1st in Chillicothe. Memorial services are Sunday at 1:00 pm at
Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with inurnment at Wheeling
Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with
family visitation Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to House Prayer Rescue Mission.
Keytesville resident, formerly of Carrollton, 64 year old Kathy
Sewell, died May 1st in Keytesville. A Memorial Service is Tuesday
at 11:00 am at Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick. A Celebration
of Life will be Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:45 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family.
A Tina resident, 65
year old Roger Mattox, died April 13th in Kansas City. Graveside
services are May 14th at 10:00 am
at Coloma Cemetery in Bogard, with a celebration of life to follow
at 11:30 am at Tina Community Center. Friends may call
May 13th from Noon to 8:00 pm at
Lindley Funeral Home in Tina. Memorials may be made
to St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute or Missouri State Fair
Judge Kenneth R Lewis
A Chillicothe resident, 79 year old Judge Kenneth R Lewis, died May
3rd in Hannibal. Private Graveside services will be held at Grand
View Burial Park, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home &
Chapel, in Hannibal. Memorials may be made to Ducks Unlimited.