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Cameron Ambulance District Director Dies In Motorcycle Accident  08/01   5pm
The Director of Cameron’s Ambulance District died of injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Northern Iowa Friday morning. Fifty-four year old Mark Hill of Cameron was pronounced dead at the New Hampton Hospital following the accident at about 9:00 am. The Iowa Highway Patrol reported the accident happened when Hill was northbound on US 63 when a vehicle driven by an 18 year old Iowa man struck another southbound vehicle and spun into the path of Hill. Hill hit the vehicle and was ejected. The southbound vehicle also struck a motorcycle driven by 61 year old Clyde Han of Cameron.
     Hill and Han were taken to the Hospital. Hill was pronounced dead and Han was treated and released.

CHS Registration Corrections
 08/01   12pm
     The Chillicothe High School reports the dates on their website, for student registration and orientation, are incorrect.
     Principal Brian Sherrow has the correct dates. Sherrow says Freshman Orientation will be August 12th at 6:00 pm for both the parents and student.
<Audio: Brian Sherrow 1>
     Sherrow says for the other classes the schedule is as follows.
Senior Registration is August 12th from 9:00 am to 11:00
Junior Registration is the 13th from 9:00 am to 11:00
Sophomore Registration is the 13th from 1:00 to 3:00
<Audio: Brian Sherrow 2>
     If those dates do not work for you, Sherrow says you can stop by after the 13th. If you have questions call the High School at 646-0700.
     If you are new to the Chillicothe R-II School District, you will need to enroll the students at the District office. The school counselors will contact the families about registering the students for classes.

Chautauqua Volunteers Needed
 08/01   12pm
     Chillicothe’s 30th annual Chautauqua in the Park is September 6th and 7th at Simpson Park. Chamber Director Crystal Narr says this event is only possible with the help of volunteers from the community. Narr says this year they are trying something new to allow volunteers to sign-up for the jobs and times they want.
<Audio: Crystal Narr 1>
     You can go to Volunteer Spot and sign up or call the chamber office and they will e-mail you a link. Narr says there are a variety of volunteer jobs for the event.
<Audio: Crystal Narr 2>
     Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, so they are asking everyone please sign-up by August 13th. That will allow them to order t-shirts in time for the 30th annual Chautauqua in the Park.

Sliced Bread Saturday
 08/01   6am
     Sliced Bread Saturday will kick off Saturday morning on the Chillicothe Downtown Square. Events begin at 8:00 am at Silver Moon Plaza and continue through the morning at the courthouse and around the downtown area.
     For the kids, there will be a DJ and Games at Silver Moon Plaza starting at 8:00, Dino and the Dinosaurs at 10:00 and Drums at 11:00.
     Guided tours of the murals with interpretive actors at the eight downtown murals will start at 8:00 am at the Courthouse. The bread contest check-in begins at 9:00 at the courthouse; with judging from 10:30 to noon and public bread tasting at 11:00. Winners in three categories will be announced at Noon.
     Other activities include a bounce house, vendors, face painting and sidewalk sales, as well as the Chillicothe Farmers Market.
     Sliced Bread Saturday is free of charge and is presented by Main Street Chillicothe and the Greater Chillicothe Visitors Region.

County Meetings
 08/01   6am
     Three county meetings are scheduled next week, including two for the county commission and one for the Law Enforcement Restitution Fund.
     The Commissioners will meet Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the commission room of the courthouse. Thursday’s meeting includes the bid opening for the clock and electrical work. Both meetings will include county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental duties.
     Thursday at 5:00 pm, the Law Enforcement Restitution Fund committee will meeting in the commission room. The agenda includes:
An update on the fund
Considering the expenditure requests
A proposal for the Chillicothe Police Department
A Discussion on the Drug Education Programs
And another business as needed.
     The meeting of the Law Enforcement Restitution Fund Committee is open to the public.

Troopers Arrest Three
 08/01   6am
     State Troopers made three arrests in the area Thursday.
     A Union Missouri man, 35 year old Jeffery D Howell, was arrested at about 6:50 am in Daviess County on a Franklin County warrant for alleged failing to appear on a charge of driving while revoked. He is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
     A St. Joseph woman, 27 year old Holly Kearnes, was arrested at about 5:15 pm in Caldwell County on a St. Joseph warrant for an alleged traffic violation and a Buchanan County warrant for alleged probation violation. She is held at the Caldwell County Detention Center pending the posting of bond.
     A St. Joseph woman, 34 year old Lindsay M Nuss, was arrested at about 6:45 pm in Caldwell County for alleged DWI with drugs and endangerment of a child. She was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.

Summer Reading Success
 08/01   6am
     The Livingston County Library Children's Department Summer Reading program was a success. Children's Director Candy Warren says they offered programs in a couple age ranges this year.
<Audio: Candy Warren 1>
     Warren says the numbers really tell the story.
<Audio: Candy Warren 2>
     To illustrate the number of books that were read, the Children's Library created a paper chain, with each link representing a book. Warren says that chain wrapped around the library four times.

Carrollton Town Council
  08/01   6am
     The Carrollton Town Council will meet Monday evening to hear their audit report. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Carrollton City Hall.
     Under new business, the Council will hear the audit Report from Westbrook and Company. They will also consider bids for work at the Rupe Center. That work includes painting of walls and stripping and waxing the floors.
     Reports to the Council will be presented by the Police Chief.
     An executive Session is planned if it is needed.

Tax Rate Hearing Set For Chillicothe Schools
 07/31   12pm
     The Chillicothe R-II School District Tax Rate Hearing will be held August 19th at the Chillicothe High School, prior to the regular School Board meeting. The hearing starts at 6:15 pm and will allow the school board to hear from the patrons on the rates for the 2014/15 school year. The rate is determined using the district budget and is meant to cover the expenditures of the district.
     The revenues budgeted from property taxes are nearly $5.4 million dollars and requires a tax rate of $4.346 per hundred dollar valuation. That includes 3.63 for the incidental fund, .596 for Debt Service and .12 for capital projects.
     The public hearing will be held just prior to the August School Board meeting. That agenda has not been set.

Sewer Project On Board of Public Works Agenda
 07/31   12pm
     Chillicothe's Board of Public Works will consider bids for a sewer project when they meet Tuesday morning. The meeting starts at 7:00 am in the conference room at the CMU Office.
     Reports to the board will be presented by the department heads, including the Waste Water Superintendent, who will present bids for the South Woodrow Sewer Replacement. That project includes the replacement of 1400 feet of 21 inch sewer line and seven manholes. If the board approves a bid the engineers and contractor will finalize things, sign the contracts and the project will begin. No timeline is set at this time.
     The board will also hear from the general manager and a closed executive session will be held if it is needed.

Arts Council Season Tickets
 07/31   12pm
     The Chillicothe Area Arts Council season for 2014/15 is set and the season tickets are on sale now.  Arts Council Director July Ashbrook says they have entertainment for the whole family at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center.
<Audio: Julie Ashbrook 1>
     Ashbrook says they have a great line-up for the children as well.
<Audio: Julie Ashbrook 2>
     Season tickets cost $65 for adults; $60 for senior citizens; and $30 for students.  Call the Arts Council Office at 646-1173 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Bridge Closed Near Lowe's Acres
 07/31   6am
     A bridge near Chillicothe's Lowe's Acres is closed because of a structural issue. The City of Chillicothe closed the bridge over the railroad on LIV 247, near Lowe's Acres, also known as Willow Avenue.
     City Administrator Ike Holland says there is a major issue with a support beam and other parts of the structure that required the bridge to be closed until it is repaired and cleared by an engineer for safe usage.
     Emergency services have been notified and are making appropriate plans.

Teen Injured in Accident Near Trenton
 07/31   6am
     A Trenton teen had minor injuries in a single vehicle accident near Trenton Wednesday afternoon. Eighteen year old Sheridan T Jambold was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries following the accident at about 3:30 pm on Route Y, northeast of Trenton. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported Jambold was northbound on Route Y when she drove off the right side of the road, over-corrected, skidded off the road again. The vehicle overturned and struck a tree, coming to rest on its top.
     Jambold was wearing her safety belt at the time of the accident.

Troopers Arrest One on Drug Charges
 07/31   6am
     A Marceline man was arrested Wednesday in Linn County. Troopers arrested 27 year old Todd A Grigsby of Marceline for alleged possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Linn County Sheriff's Office on a 24 hour hold.

White Grubs Cause Problems In Lawns
 07/31   6am
     If your lawn suddenly has mounds and trails from moles, or appears to be excessively dry, White Grubs may be the cause. University of Missouri Extension Horticulture Specialist Tim Baker explains.
<Audio: Tim Baker 1>
     In Livingston County the number for the Extension Center is 646-0811.

MDC Providing Antler Scoring Today
 07/31   6am
     Deer Hunters and shed collectors can get their antlers scored today at the North Central Missouri Fair in Trenton. The Missouri Department of Conservation will measure antlers at MDC building inside the rock barn courtyard. You can bring the antlers starting at 4:00 pm and measuring will run until 9:00. Certified scorers for both MO Big Bucks and Boone and Crocket will be on hand.


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Funeral Notices

Lois Ewing
     A Chillicothe resident, 93 year-old Lois Ewing died July 29th in Chillicothe. Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 am at Park Baptist Church in Brookfield, with burial at Meadville Cemetery. Family visitation is Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church. Memorials may be made to the church.

Wanda Roe
     A Chillicothe resident, 71 year old Wanda Roe died July 7th in Chillicothe. The body was cremated. Family visitation is Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Roy Drummond
     A Chillicothe resident, 70 year old Roy Drummond died July 29th in Chillicothe. Graveside services are Saturday at 11:00 am at Wheeling Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm, with family visitation Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 at Lindley funeral home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Colleen Gallagher
     A Kansas City resident, 81 year old Colleen Gallagher, died July 23rd in Kansas City. Friends and family will gather Saturday from 11:30 to 12:00 at Wright Baker Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, with a graveside service to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield. Family visitation is Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Topeka YWCA - Center for Safety and Empowerment.