Contact Us
660-646-4173
421 Washington
Chillicothe MO 64601

E-Mail Studio
E-Mail News
E-Mail Sales
Home    News    Sports    Weather    Bulletin Board    Contests/Events    Staff    Links    EEO

KCHI NEWS
News is at the top of every hour with expanded local news at 6:10am, 7:10am, 8:10am, 12:10pm and 5:10pm plus hourly updates. Call (660) 646-4173 if you have a news tip.


Boil Order Guidelines     River Levels     Road  Conditions 


 News Director Tom Tingerthal


Go To Archived News

Halloween Safety Article



Livingston Co. Harvest  10/30   12pm
     Storage seems to be the biggest obstacle in completing the grain harvest in Livingston County. Farm Service Agency Executive Director David Meneely says most producers are pretty happy.
<Audio: Meneely 1>
Meneely says corn harvest is 75% more complete while Soybeans are more than 50% complete.
He says the weather this year has helped many of the local producers.
<Audio: Meneely 2>
For other crops in Livingston County, Milo is also showing good yield and Meneely says the Winter Wheat crop is going in as the soybean fields become available.


County Cameras  10/30   12pm
     The Livingston County Commissioners sent the Camera Bids back for another try after their meeting this week. Presiding Commissioner Eva Danner Horton says the cameras are for the Sheriff's Office Jail area. Danner Horton says the Sheriff's Office still has temporary holding for court appearance and before they Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail picks up the detainees. The cameras in the jail have not been working properly and that needs to be fixed. They will review the bids again at a future date.


Board of Public Works  10/30   12pm
     Chillicothe Board of Public Works will meet Tuesday morning at the CMU Office. The meeting begins at 7:00 am and will include reports to the board from the department heads and from the General Manager. An executive session is scheduled if it is needed. The meeting is open to the public.


Chillicothe Police Report  10/30   6am
     Chillicothe Police report four more arrest in their drug sweep.
     Andrew Campbell was arrested in the 600 block of Walnut and Brandi Glosser was arrested in the 100 block of Brunswick, both on charges of alleged distribution of a controlled substance near schools. Jimmy and Monica Fainter were arrested in the 200 block of East Polk for alleged distribution of a controlled substance. All four are held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
     Chillicothe Police Officers were called for a runaway child in the 10 block of Jackson Street. The boy was located a short time later and turned over to the Juvenile Office.
     Theft was reported from two unlocked vehicles in the 1400 block of Vine.
Theft was reported in the 1300 block of North Washington
Officers took a report of stolen prescription medication from a home in the 700 block of Cowgill.


One Injured In Downtown Accident  10/30   6am
     A two vehicle accident near Washington and Webster left one driver with minor injuries Wednesday. Chillicothe Police Department reports Rosmarie Smith was southbound on Washington and stopped at a red light when she was run into from behind by Kitty Wilson. Wilson complained of minor injuries, but refused medical treatment. Wilson was cited for alleged following too close.


Trenton Fire Victim Identity Released  10/30   6am
     The name of the victim in Sunday's fire in Trenton was released by the Trenton Police Department. Chief Tommy Wright says she was 53 year old Rebecca Taul of Trenton. Wright had earlier reported Taul had been shot multiple times.
     Court Documents indicate Taul had recently broken up with David Call, the man that was suspected of killing Taul and who killed himself in the stand off with police near McFall Monday.


Movember Kick-Off Tonight  10/30   6am
     Today is the Shave the Date kick off for MOVEMBER. MOVEMBER, is a time to bring awareness to men's health issues. Jordan Ferguson from Hedrick Medical Center and Eric Sensenich are heading up MOVEMBER, with a challenge to area men to grow a mustache in the month of November. Ferguson explains.
<Audio: Ferguson 1>
     Sensenich says there are a couple of ways for the guys to participate.
<Audio: Sensenich 2>
     Participants are asked to collect a minimum of $20 in pledges that will be collected at the MoBro Party on December 1st at the Green Hills Golf Course. Half of the money raised locally will go to the Hedrick Medical Center Foundation and the other half will go to the MOVEMBER Foundation. If you want more details, contact Eric at 646-3161 or Jordan at 214-8405.


November 4th Ballot Measures - Part 3  10/30   6am
     There are four Missouri Constitutional Amendments that go before the voters in Tuesday's election. KCHI is providing the information from the Secretary of States Office to help you make an informed decision on the issues.
     The third of the four amendments is Constitutional Amendment 6 and it reads as follows:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to permit voting in person or by mail for a period of six business days prior to and including the Wednesday before the election day in general elections, but only if the legislature and the governor appropriate and disburse funds to pay for the increased costs of such voting?
State governmental entities estimated startup costs of about $2 million and costs to reimburse local election authorities of at least $100,000 per election. Local election authorities estimated higher reimbursable costs per election. Those costs will depend on the compensation, staffing, and, planning decisions of election authorities with the total costs being unknown.

     Fair Ballot Language reads:

A "yes" vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to permit voters, in years when the legislature provides funding, an early voting period of six business days prior to and including the Wednesday before election day to cast a ballot in all general elections. This amendment does not allow early voting on Saturday or Sunday.
A "no" vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution to provide all voters with a six-business day early voting period.
If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.


Absentee Voting Continues  10/29   12pm
     There are still a few days left for absentee voting for the November 4th election. The Livingston County Clerks Office has special hours now through Monday to allow for absentee voting.

  • Weekdays through November 3rd, the Clerks Office will remain open during the noon hour.

  • This Saturday, the courthouse will be open for absentee voting from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

  • On Monday, the Clerks office will remain open an extra half hour, until 5:00 pm.

     If you have questions about the hours or about absentee voting, call the Livingston County Clerks office at 646-8000, x3.


Sheriff's Report   10/29   12pm
     The Livingston County Sheriff's report includes several arrest and investigations from the past week. Sheriff Steve Cox says deputies arrested:
23 year old Ronald John Greener III of Chula for alleged Tampering with a Motor Vehicle.
24 year old Charles Spencer Henson of Chillicothe was arrested for alleged 2 counts of Sex Offender Registration Violations. He is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
29 year old Gregory A. Simpson of Chillicothe was arrested for alleged Possession of a Controlled Substance. He is also held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     An identity theft investigation was conducted after someone had filed an income tax return for the victim and collected a refund. That investigation continues.
     Deputies are also investigating a report of theft of scrap metal on LIV 426.


Halloween Safety - Masks   10/29   12pm
     Halloween night is dark, there are a lot of kids moving around and when crossing streets those kids need to be able to see what is happening around them. Human Development Specialist for the University of Missouri Extension, Jessica Trussell says parents need to thinks safety when choosing a mask for their child at Halloween.
<Audio: Trussell 1>
     If you don't want to buy face paints, you can make your own, but Trussell says there are some precautions to use there as well.
<Audio: Trussell 2>
     Click the link above for a Halloween Safety article that includes a couple face paint and make-up recipes.


Hansen Competes In 4H State Speech Contest   10/29   12pm
     A member of the Livingston County 4H made it the Semi Final round of the State Speech contest. Seth Hansen participated with other 4H members from across the state. 4H members ages 8-18 took part in the program that include five categories; prepared speaking, technology-assisted speaking, extemporaneous speaking, interpretation and public service announcement.
     Hansen made it to the Semi Final Round in extemporaneous speaking, where youth are given a topic and then must completely formulate a speech on the spot with little preparation. Hansen earned the opportunity to compete at the state level as a state qualifier at the county level.


Drug Investigations Results in Warrants and Arrest of 26   10/29   6am
     Twenty-six warrants or arrests are reported by Chillicothe Police in a Drug Sweep in Chillicothe. Lieutenant Scott Chubick says the arrests began Tuesday morning and followed a lengthy investigation.
     The first eight were arrested after Livingston County warrants were issued as a result of ongoing investigations: They are charged with alleged distribution of a controlled substance near a school.
Michael Oleson - 2 counts, Brandy Davis - 1 count, Tina Pittman - 2 counts, Jerald Barrer - 1 count, Jimmie Stoneburner - 2 counts, Robin Bryson - 2 counts and Stanley Wade - 1 count.
Ezra Sellers - 2 counts and on a parole warrant that carried no bond.
     During the warrant arrests, several others were arrested after alleged criminal activity was discovered by the arresting officers. The following were held pending the filing of criminal charges:
Tara Hall - Alleged distribution for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school.
Lorraine Hatfield and Bill Hall - Alleged possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.
Kirsten Lane - Alleged possession of a controlled substance.
Gregory W. Atwood - Alleged possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
     Chillicothe Police reported at the time the warrants were issued and arrests were made in their drug sweep, there were several that were already in custody on unrelated charges. Those individuals and their new charges include:
Phillip Molden - alleged 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school and 1 count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. .
For alleged distribution of a controlled substance near a school, Alisha Frazier - 2 counts and Michelle Booth-Alterauge - 1 count.
Travis Anderson - 2 counts of alleged distribution of a controlled substance. .
     Warrants were also issued for several that remain at large. They include:
For alleged distribution of a controlled substance. Jim Fainter and Monica Fainter.
For alleged distribution of a controlled substance near a school: Vonda Calivere, Jesse Johnson, Jesse Ingrahm, Andrew Campbell, Joshua Phelps - 3 counts, Fonnie Kale - 2 counts and Brandi Glossser - 3 counts.


New Simpson Park Carving Approved   10/29   6am
     A Lion will be the next carving at Simpson Park. The Chillicothe City Council approved the carving of a Lion after hearing from the Park Director Josh Norris and from members of the Park Board at Monday's Council meeting. A private donor had selected the Lion from several options that Norris says were approved by the board.
<Audio: Norris 1>
     The drawings were presented to the donor and they selected the Lion with the help of their grand children. It was after the selection was made that the board chose a theme of North American Woodland Animals, and the lion does not fit into that category. Norris says the Park Board had rejected the Lion because of the theme.
     Third Ward Councilman Tom Douglas says the donor is quite adamant about the Lion.
<Audio: Douglas 2>
     Because of how things were presented and because the donor is paying for the carving, the City Council approved the lion on a vote of 5-0. The carving will be near the main entrance, either in the center circle or adjacent to the playground and will be done by Steve Holt.


November 4th Ballot Measures - Part 2   10/29   6am
     Four Missouri Constitutional Amendments go before the voters in the November 4th election. KCHI is providing the information from the Secretary of States Office to help you make an informed decision on the issues.
     Constitutional Amendment 3 reads as follows:
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • require teachers to be evaluated by a standards based performance evaluation system for which each local school district must receive state approval to continue receiving state and local funding;

  • require teachers to be dismissed, retained, demoted, promoted and paid primarily using quantifiable student performance data as part of the evaluation system;

  • require teachers to enter into contracts of three years or fewer with public school districts; and

  • prohibit teachers from organizing or collectively bargaining regarding the design and implementation of the teacher evaluation system?

     Decisions by school districts regarding provisions allowed or required by this proposal and their implementation will influence the potential costs or savings impacting each district. Significant potential costs may be incurred by the state and/or the districts if new/additional evaluation instruments must be developed to satisfy the proposal's performance evaluation requirements.

     The Fair Ballot Language Reads:
     A "yes" vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to require teachers to be evaluated by a standards based performance evaluation system. Each system must receive state approval in order for the local school district to continue receiving state and local funding. Teachers will be dismissed, retained, demoted, promoted and paid primarily using quantifiable student performance data as part of the evaluation system. The amendment further requires teachers to enter into contracts of three years or fewer with public school districts, with exceptions. The amendment also prohibits teachers from organizing or collectively bargaining regarding the design and implementation of the teacher evaluation system.
     A "no" vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution regarding teacher contracts and performance evaluation systems.
     If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.


 

Go To Archived News


Funeral Notices


Wendy Walton
     A Marceline resident, 65 year old Wendy Walton died October 27th in St. Louis. Services are Friday at 10:00 am at Marceline United Methodist Church, with burial at Missouri State Veteran's Cemetery in Jacksonville. Family Visitation is Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline.

Agnes Speichinger
     A Brunswick resident, 96 year old Agnes Speichinger died October 27th in Columbia. Services are Friday at 11:00 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Brunswick, with a Parish Rosary prior to the service at 10:30 am. Burial is at St. Raphael Cemetery in Indian Grove. Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick is in charge of the arrangements.

Sam Lukeus Rader
     A Tina resident, 50 year old Sam Lukeus Rader died October 28th in Tina. Services are Friday at 1:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with inurnment at a later date at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe. Friends may call Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm, with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Sam Rader Memorial Fund.

Wanda M Jones
     A Trenton resident, 87 year old Wanda M Jones died October 22nd in St. Joseph. Funeral services are Friday at 2:00 pm at Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton, with burial at Union Grove Cemetery near Osgood. Friends may call Thursday beginning at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.

William "Dub" Sayers
     A Meadville resident, 93 year-old William "Dub" Sayers died October 27th in Chillicothe. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 am at Meadville United Methodist Church with burial with military honors at Haseville Cemetery near Meadville. Memorials may be made to the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Wright Baker Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield.

Samuel Hewitt
     A Kansas City resident, 39 year old Samuel Hewitt died October 24th in Kansas City. Family visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. No funeral services will be held. Burial will be at a later date at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline.

Terri Southers
     A Trenton resident, 54 year-old Terri Southers died October 26th in Trenton. The body was cremated. Memorial services will be Saturday at 1:00 pm at Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home in Trenton, with private internment at a later date at Coon Creek Cemetery in Trenton. There is no scheduled visitation. Memorials for may be made to the funeral home.

Pearl Mitchell
     A former Chillicothe resident, 101 year old Pearl Mitchell died October 23rd in Columbia. The body was cremated. Burial is Saturday at 2:00 pm at Avalon Cemetery, with a gathering of family and friends to follow. Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of arrangements.