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Chillicothe Summer School Begins May 29th.   5/21  12pm
     The Chillicothe Summer School program begins May 29th and runs for 24 class room days. There programs both for the Elementary and Middle School and for the High School. Principal Brian Sherrow says for the younger students there are many opportunities available.
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     Sherrow says for the High School, the opportunities are different, and it pays off in other ways.
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     If you are interested in any of the summer school programs, call the District office at 646-4566.

New Livingston Co. Most Wanted   5/21  12pm
     The Livingston County Sheriff's Department added a new name to the Most Wanted list. Thirty-two year old Charles Robert Smith is wanted on a probation violation warrant from a previous conviction for possession of a controlled substance. Smith is described as a white male, 6 foot 1 inch tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is last known to be living on Henry Street in Chillicothe.
     If you have any information on the whereabouts of 32 year old Charles Robert Smith, call the sheriff's office at 646-0515 or the Chillicothe Dispatch office at 646-2121

Memorial Day - Plan Your Travel and Fun   5/21  12pm
     Memorial Day weekend is coming up and for many that will mean time on the road. Sargent Jake Angle says Preparation and planning are important when making you travel plans.
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     Angle says that planning extends to the party planning for yourself and your guests.
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     Remember to tell others where you will be and when you are expecting to arrive. But most important - Sargent Angle says Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.

Chillicothe Board of Public Works Meets Tuesday   5/21  6am
     Chillicothe's Board of Public Works meets Tuesday to consider bids and hear from the department heads. The meeting is Tuesday at 7:00 am at the CMU Office. The Wastewater Superintendent will present the bids to be considered for the 2018 Sewer Rehabilitation project.
     Reports will be presented by the department heads and from the General manager.

Troopers Arrest Two Over Weekend   5/21  6am
     State Troopers arrested a Chillicothe man in Douglas County and made one other arrest in the local counties.
     In Carroll County, 55 year old Paul Harper of Lincoln Missouri was arrested Saturday afternoon for alleged possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and np seatbelt. He was taken to Ray County Jail.
     Sunday morning, Troopers in Douglas County arrested 30 year old Bradley Stubbs of Chillicothe on Livingston County Warrants for alleged burglary and non-support. He was also arrested for alleged no valid drivers license. Stubbs was taken to the Douglas County Jail pending the posting of bond.

Police Report For Saturday   5/21  6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department report includes several investigations and arrests on Saturday.
     12:16 AM, Officers received a noise complaint in the 900 block of Dickinson Street. Officers made contact with subjects and advised of the complaint.
     12:44 AM, Officers arrested Caleb Ashford for alleged driving with an expired license, failing to display license plates, and no insurance, following a traffic stop at Vine and Webster. Ashford was processed at the police department, cited, and released.
     10:28 AM, Officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services with an obnoxious odor smell in a building in the 500 block of Jackson Street. It was determined that a resident was using spray paint inside their apartment.
     10:30 AM, officers located a driver reported to be driving while intoxicated. An investigation resulted in the arrest of Marvin Wrisinger for alleged driving while intoxicated. Wrisinger was processed, cited, and released.
     7:47 PM, Officers responded to a business in the 200 block of W Business 36 to a report of an alleged drug odor. Officers determined the odor was not drug related.
     9:09 PM, Officers responded to the 1000 block of Webster Street to a report of a domestic disturbance. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Anthony Pegelow for alleged failure to obey a Judge’s Order. Pegelow was processed at the police department, cited, and released. Charges are sought for a second person involved in the disturbance.

Sheriff's Department Investigations and Arrest   5/21  6am
     The Livingston County Sheriff's Department reports one arrest and a property investigation.
     On Friday, there was a Court order to take possession of a house in Chillicothe, where a squatter would not vacate the property. The squatter was not home when the order was served. Deputies report the subjects vicious dog was present and they found a quantity of drug paraphernalia. The investigation continues.
     Last Tuesday, Deputies served multiple Livingston County arrest warrants on 30 year old Joshua Christopher Caudill of Wheeling. Warrants include: Alleged Failure to Pay/Appear on alleged Resisting/Interfering with Arrest with bond of $1,176.50, Alleged Failure to Appear, bond set at $500, and Alleged Failure to Appear in Court on an alleged Domestic Assault with bond of $500.
     Caudill was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

Grass Fire Near Grand River Bridge   5/21  6am
     Chillicothe Fire fighters responded to a grass fire, Saturday evening, on US 65 at the Grand River. The call came in at about 7:00 pm and the arrived to find a small on the right of way. They determine the fire had spread from a land owner burning brush piles and leaving them unattended. Smoke from the fire on right of way causing traffic issues. The fire was extinguished and fire units back in service after about 20 minutes.

Vehicle Fire Near Laredo   5/21  6am
     The Laredo Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire Sunday. The fire crew arrived and put out the fire that destroyed the vehicle. They were on the scene for about an hour.

Carrollton Town Board Meets Monday   5/21  6am
     The Carrollton Town Council meets today to consider bids and accept a financing contract. The Carrollton Town council meets at 6:00 pm at City Hall.
     The agenda includes consideration of bids for a Blazer.
     The Council will consider approval of a lease purchase financing agreement to buy a backhoe loader for Carrollton Municipal Utilities.
     Reports will be presented by the Wastewater Supervisor and the Street Department Director.
     An executive session is planned to follow the regular meeting of the Carrollton Town Council.

Chillicothe School Board Meets Tuesday   5/19  6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board meets Tuesday in Regular Session. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm at the district office, with recognition of the retirees. This will include the presentations by State Representative Rusty Black.
     Principal Brian Sherrow will have recognition of high school students.
     Other items on the agenda include:
The Salary and Welfare Committee proposal
Surplus vehicles from the Tech School
A Conference Program Event
The 2019 Building Trades Home
Consideration for Middle School Cross Country
Setting the date for a special Budget Meeting in June.
     An executive session is planned to follow the regular meeting.
     Chillicothe R-II School Board meets Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the district office.

Zaki Assists Troopers With Drug Investigation   5/19  6am
     Thursday, a Missouri State Trooper requested K-9 assistance from the Livingston County Sheriffs’ Office on a traffic stop. Deputy Chris Mueller and K-9 Zaki responded to the location and learned the suspect had thrown an odd colored object into an area of large and tall weeds.
     Zaki sniffed the area and quickly found a container with suspected Methamphetamine. Drugs were also found in the suspect’s vehicle and the suspect was taken into custody and held at the Caldwell County Detention center.

Troopers Arrest Texas Man In Daviess County   5/19  6am
     State Troopers arrested a Texas man Friday morning in Daviess County. At about 9:10 am, Troopers stopped 35 year old Gabriel Canseco-Osorio. He was arrested for alleged following too close and no valid drivers license. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail in an immigration hold.

Library Offers Adult Crafting Program   5/19  6am
     The Livingston County Library is offering an Adult Crafting program, June 5th in the 2nd floor courtroom. To kick off the summer, you will have an opportunity to make a "Flip-Flop Welcome Sign." The program will start at 6:00 pm and all supplies are provided. The program is FREE, but you must pre-register, beginning Monday. The program is limited to the first 20 participants.
     For more information, call the library at 646-0547.

Funeral Notices

Ruth Ann Reiter
     A Chillicothe resident, 81 year old Ruth Ann Reiter died May 16th in Chillicothe. A Celebration of Life services is Monday at 11:00 am at United Methodist Church in Chillicothe with burial in Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe. Family visitation is Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church. Memorials may be made to the Hornet Booster Club, St Jude’s or American Cancer Society. Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe is in charge of arrangements.

Douglas Hedrick
     A Carrollton resident, 64 year old Douglas Hedrick died May 16th in Carrollton. Services are Monday at 2:00pm at Foster Funeral Chapel in Carrollton with burial in Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton. Family visitation is Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to “The Gathering Table.”

Linda Westhoff
     A Brunswick resident, 69 year old Linda Westhoff died May 20th in Columbia. Services are Friday at 10:00am at St Boniface Catholic Church in Brunswick with burial in St Boniface Cemetery in Brunswick. Family visitation is Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Breshears memorial Chapel in Brunswick with Rosary at 7:00pm. Memorials may be made to the cemetery or to the family’s choice.

Willa Jane Smith
     A Chillicothe resident, 91 year old Willa Jane Smith, died May 6th in Chillicothe. A Memorial Service is June 9th at 1:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to The Baptist Home in Chillicothe.