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Trenton/Grund Co. Fire Fighters Rescue Woman   11/24  12pm
     TTrenton and Grundy County Firefighters are credited with saving a woman who passed out in a mobile home that was on fire. The fire call come in Monday afternoon and the fire crew arrived and entered the home while putting out the flames. The found the woman near the door in a wheelchair, passed out.
     The woman was removed from the chair and taken outside, where the rescue crew performed CPR until the ambulance crew arrived, then went back inside and rescued the woman's dog. The woman was taken to University Hospital in Kansas City for treatment.
     The cause of the fire is not known, but it was reported there was little fire damage, but a lot of smoke damage. The fire crew was on the scene for about three hours and the fire marshal was called to investigate.

Bishop Hogan 8th Grade Fundraisers   11/24  12pm
     Bishop Hogan School eighth grade students will travel to Washington DC in January and are holding two fundraising events the evening of December 4th.
     The first is a Spaghetti Dinner December 4th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. The cost is a free will donation.
     That same evening, they will have a Trivia Challenge. That will begin at 6:30 in the School Gymnasium. Teams are encouraged to register no later than noon on the 4th. The teams can be 4-6 people and the cost is $50 per team or $40 per team is two teams sign up together. The winning team will received a $100 cash prize. Registration forms can be picked up at the school from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm school days.

Trenton Considering Smoking Ordinance   11/24  12pm
     The Trenton City Council could soon consider approving a smoking ordinance that would prohibit smoking in businesses. City Administrator Kerry Sampson says the ordinance was discussed at Mondays meeting.
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     Sampson says the council members want to avoid the cost of the election and encourage the public to participate in the public hearing.

Contents of Building To Be Sold   11/24  12pm
     The City of Trenton will soon deal with the contents of a building they are purchasing so it can be demolished. City Administrator Kerry Sampson says the building is located at 1501 Lulu, adjacent to a railroad bridge that needs replacing.
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     Sampson says they hope to recover some or all of the cost of purchasing and demolition of the building.

Caldwell Co Public Water District #2 Maintenance   11/24  12pm
     The Caldwell County Public Water District #2 has planned some maintenance that will result in low water pressure December 7th. The work means the Caldwell County Public Water District will have the water tower drained for inspection, wash out, and minor adjustments will be made before it is sanitized and refilled. Water District officials says on December 7th, customers should plan on experiencing low water pressure from midnight till 9:00 pm. If you can fill some jugs or pots and then restrict water usage in that time it would be appreciated.
     If you have questions, call the Caldwell County Public Water District #2 office at 816-575-2013.

Council Asks For More Input OnSchool Road   11/24  6am
     The Chillicothe City Council's discussion Monday on providing assistance in the construction of a new road for a proposed new school ended with a request for more input from their constituents. Councilman At Large and Finance Chair David Moore led the discussions on how they may be able to help. He says the city needs to continues to improve their current streets with money from the Street Fund and Permanent Street Fund. He did offer another suggestion on possible funding through the Capital Improvement Fund.
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     While all of the council members feel something needs to be done with the schools, most reported hearing few comments from their constituents, and the majority were opposed to the funding. Second Ward Councilman Wayne Cunningham says he had to search out comments.
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     All of the council members have asked that their constituents call them on this issue. They want to hear from those that support the proposal and those against. They have asked that you call them and have provided phone numbers for you to call.
     David Moore - 646-5456
     Reed Dupy - 247-1899
     Wayne Cunningham - 646-8128
     Tom Douglas - 247-1643
     Paul Howard - 646-1497
If they are not available, they ask that you leave them a message with your opinion on the issue.

Brookfield Council Meets Tonight   11/24  6am
     The Brookfield City Council will meet this evening, with an agenda which includes two ordinances. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at City Hall.
     Ordinances on the agenda include an aviation agreement between the Cities of Brookfield and Marceline and Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, consulting engineers. There is also an ordinance for the updating of the city code on the rules and regulations of the council.
     They also have a closed executive session scheduled following the regular meeting.

Turkey Thawing - It's Not Too Late   11/24  6am
     The turkey is the one element most people will build their entire thanksgiving meal around, but for some it can be very intimidating. That intimidation begins with the thawing of the bird.
     Tina Hanes with the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline says the best thawing method is in the refrigerator. For a 12 pound bird that will take about three or more days, about 1 day for every 5 pounds. As time has become short, Hanes says there is another method that is safe and recommended for a quick thaw.
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     Thawing will take about 30 minutes for each pound.
     For more thawing and cooking tips, call 888-674-6854.

Hedrick Foundation Quilt Raffle Winner   11/24  6am
     The Hedrick Medical Center Foundation Quilt Fundraiser for the Oncology Nurse Navigator program is complete and Misty Sampsel of Chillicothe is the winner. The Quilt raffle raised nearly $1,100 thanks to a quilt donated by Debbie Anderson and her family in celebration of the life of Bill Anderson.
     Sampsel donated the quilt back to the Oncology Nurse Navigator Program for display in the HMC Oncology Department.
     The Oncology Nurse Navigator program at Hedrick Medical Center helps cancer patients and their caregivers from the time of diagnosis through the end of treatment and beyond. It is supported through donations and fundraisers.

Tri-County School Secrety Charged With Alleged Theft   11/23  12pm
     A former School Secretary at Tri county of Jamesport faces 15 charges that include alleged Theft and stealing, forgery and fraudulent use of a credit device. Forty year old Dana Maxwell of Gallatin is accused of alleged depriving the school district of more than $151,000 from May of 2012 to April of this year.
     The Daviess County Sheriff's Office was contacted following an audit of the school district finances. Charges listed on Case Net include 7 for alleged theft or stealing, 1 for alleged fraudulent use of a credit device and 7 for alleged forgery.
     Maxwell surrendered at the Daviess County Sheriff Office late Friday and was booked into the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail. She later posted bond of $100,000 and was released pending arraignment December 16th.

Dickens' Great-Great Grandson Performs "A Christmas Carol"   11/23  12pm
     The great-great grandson of Charles Dickens gave a performance of "A Christmas Carol" Sunday at the Livingston County Library. The performance was a gift to the community by the Livingston County Library Charitable Trust. Gerald Charles Dickens says he has been doing this for some time.
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     Dickens' performance was in a story teller style, performing all the parts with few props.
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     Dickens offers a bit of advice for those considering reading his great-great-grandfathers books.
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     Library Directory Robin Westphal says they hope to bring Dickens back for another performance in the future.

Trenton Police Report Two Arrests   11/23  12pm
     Trenton Police reported two arrests following investigations of burglary and property damage.
     A burglary in the 1900 block of Park Lane included the theft of jewelry and a 50 inch TV while the residents were out of town. The investigation led to recovery of some of the items and the arrest of 35 year old John Ashford, who had fled Trenton to St. Joseph. He was arrested and charged with alleged burglary and domestic violence from another incident. He is held with total bond of $20,000 cash only.
     A report of property damage in the 2000 block of Fisherman was investigated Saturday. The report states an intruder was reported in the home and had fled the scene in a red truck that was allegedly used to ram the garage door to gain entry into the home. The suspect, 21 year old Dylan Matthew Hobbs, was located a short time later in the 3700 block of Lake Trenton Road, allegedly intoxicated and asleep. Hobbs was charged with alleged property damage and leaving the scene of an accident. He posted the $10,000 cash only bond and was released.

Brookfield Man Has Serious Injuries and is Arrested Following Accident   11/23  6am
     A Brookfield man had serious injuries in an accident Saturday in Linn County. Twenty-four year old Ethan Walgren was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital with serious injuries following the accident at about 3:00 am. The Missouri Highway Patrol report states Walgren was southbound on Keene Road and went off the left side of the road and struck an embankment. He was not wearing a safety belt.
     Walgren was arrested by state troopers for alleged DWI and failing to drive on the right half of the roadway. He was released for treatment.

Two Area Teens Have Moderate Injuries In Accident Saturday   11/23  6am
     Two area teens were injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday evening, on Route Y, west of Chillicothe. According to the Highway Patrol, at about 9:00 pm, 15 year old Breanna Moss of Chillicothe and her passenger, 16 year old Dylan McCabe of Unionville were northbound on Y in a pick-up when Moss attempted to make a right turn and skidded off the road and the truck went airborne and then down a steep embankment before hitting the ground. Moss and McCabe were taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment. They were not wearing safety belts.

Chillicothe City Council Workshop   11/23  6am
     The Chillicothe City Council will conduct a workshop session Monday evening to discuss the request for funding assistance for a road to a new school, north of the current high school. Monday's meeting will start at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers.
     The request for funding has come from the Chillicothe Education Foundation, who have secured pledges for $300,000 towards the construction of the road. They have requested the city match the funds, and help to pay for the construction of the road that would be built to city street standards.
     This is an open meeting and the public is encouraged to attend and provide feedback on the proposed road and the requested funding. Because this is a workshop, no official votes will be taken, but the council could provide a consensus on the direction they would like to take on the request.

Chillicothe Police Report For Weekend   11/23  6am
     The Chillicothe Police report includes several investigations.
     On Friday they responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. It was determined a friend had taken the vehicle without the owner's knowledge as a prank. The vehicle was returned.
     A vehicle left near Tenth and Maple was towed after officers were unable to locate the owner.
     Christina Gamble was arrested after officers investigated a report of an alleged fraudulent check. Bond was set at $10,000.
     Katheryne Tantay was arrested in the 900 block of Broadway on a Livingston County warrant for alleged two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     Saturday, a disturbance report in the 400 block of Walnut resulted in the arrest of Michael Gott for alleged assault. He is held with bond set at $10,000 cash. The victim was taken to Hedrick Medical Center with moderate injuries.
     A window was reported broken on a vehicle in the 100 block of Crescent Drive. The investigation continues.
     There were no injuries in an accident Sunday, in the 1400 block of Atkins Drive. The driver pulled away from the curb and hit a parked vehicle.

Chillicothe Fire Fighters Respond To Call Sunday   11/23  6am
     Chillicothe Fire fighters responded to a report of smoke in a home at 1207 Calhoun Sunday evening. The call came in about 7:50 and the department arrived on the scene in about four minutes.
     The resident, Cody Minard, told fire fighters the element in the electric water heater had burned out and he had disconnected power to it before the fire crew arrived. The fire crew found no damage and were on the scene for about five minutes.

Winners Announced In Holiday Parade   11/23  6am
     Saturday's Chillicothe Holiday Parade included just over 80 entries and lasted about an hour. The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce says they had judges out during the parade and winners were selected in three categories and for the visiting bands.

In the Float Division - Youth, the winner was Busy Bee 4H, 2nd - Dawn Sunrise Hustlers 4H and 3rd - Cub Scout Pack 120.
In the Float Division - Business/ Organization, the winner is McCoy and Samples, 2nd - Case Contracting and 3rd - Comfort Inn.
In Float Division - Non Profit the winner is Bishop Hogan School, 2nd - Tornadoes and 3rd - Shriners.
For the visiting Bands - 1st place to Penny High of Hamilton and 2nd to Linn County
Grand Marshal Randy Dean's pick for the Grand Marshal's Trophy was Bishop Hogan School.

     If you missed the parade, you can watch it on Zito Media Cable channel 6 on December 1st and 3rd at 7:00 pm and December 5th at 2:00 pm. DVD's will also be available, call the Chamber office at 646-4050 for more details.

A Busy Time For Santa   11/23  6am
     Santa Claus was busy this weekend with a couple of events in Chillicothe. Santa had appearances both in the parade and for the Festival of Lights. KCHI spoke with Santa at the Festival of Lights Saturday night, he had this message for the kids.
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     He says children also still have time to send their list in to Santa.
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     Remember kids.. Santa is watching.


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Funeral Notices

June Rose Alger Thompson
     A Chillicothe resident, 95 year old June Rose Alger Thompson, died November 20th in Chillicothe. Funeral services are Tuesday at 1:00 pm at United Methodist church, with burial at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe. Friends may call Monday from 12:00 to 8:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with family visitation Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 at the church. Memorials may be made to the church.

Betty Lou Perry King
     A Chillicothe resident, 87 year old Betty Lou Perry King, died November 20th in Chillicothe. The body was cremated. A Graveside service is Wednesday at 10:00 am at Blue Mound Cemetery. There is no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Church of Christ in Chillicothe.  Arrangements are under the directionof Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

Jessie Rader
     A Chillicothe resident, 86 year old Jessie Rader, died November 23rd in Chillicothe.  Services are Wednesday at 10:00 am at Lindley Funeral Home in chillicothe, with burial at wheeling Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday  from Noon to 8:00 pm, with family visitation fomr 5:00 to 8:00 at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Forrest O. Tripplet Animal Shelter.

Jack Pinnell
     A Marceline residnet, 92 year old Jack Pinnell, died November 22nd in Marceline.  Services are Wednesday at 2:00 pm at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline.  Family Visitation is Wednesday from Noon to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Evelyn Depuy
     A Brunswick resident, 88 year old Evelyn Depuy died November 23 in Brunswick. Services are Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick with burial in Elliot Grove Cemetery in Brunswick. Family visitation is Friday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Brunswick Christian Church or Brunswick Revitalization.

Kenneth Dean Davis
     A Chillicothe resident, 83 year old Kenneth Dean Davis died November 19th in Brownsville, Texas. Services are Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial in Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe. Friends may call Friday from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family visitation Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.