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Mayor's Coffee is Wednesday Morning
  07/06  12pm  
     Wednesday is the next installment of the Mayor's Quarterly Coffee. Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney is hosting the event at the new Fire Training Center on Green Street. It will begin at 10:00 am and will include tours of the Fire Department's five-story tower, a live training exercise at the facility as well as updates from the fire chief and police chief and a display of equipment.
     The Mayor's Coffee will start at 10:00 am and is expected to be completed by 11:00. The guest speakers will be Fire Chief and Department of Emergency Management Director Darrell Wright and Chief of Police Rick Knouse.
     Refreshments of cookies, doughnuts, lemonade and iced tea will be provided.
     Mayor Chuck Haney says, because of the event being held outdoors as well as the scheduled training center exercise, if there is rain, it will be held Thursday at 10:00 am.

Chillicothe Garden Club Flower Show
  07/06  12pm  
     The Chillicothe Garden Club Flower Show is this Saturday at the Chillicothe American Legion Hall. Gloria Miller says the show is held every other year
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     Miller says anyone can enter the show.
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     To find out more about the Chillicothe Garden Club Flower Show, Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, call Miller at 707-0097.

DWI Saturation Results
  07/06  12pm  
     The Missouri Highway Patrol was out in force through the entire July 4th weekend. Friday night, Troopers had a DWI Saturation in Caldwell County and Saturday it was in Livingston County.
     From 7:00 pm Friday to 3:00 am Saturday, six troopers patrolled the Caldwell County looking for impaired drivers and other violation. The results include: two arrests for driving while intoxicated, two misdemeanor drug arrests, sixteen traffic citations issued, and 45 warnings.
     Saturday, Troopers in Livingston County were patrolling from 10:00 pm the 4th to 2:00 am on the 5th. The results in Livingston County included one arrest for driving while intoxicated and they issued 15 warnings.

Serious Injuries In Accident Sunday In Sullivan Co.
  07/06  6am  
     Two passengers had serious injuries and the driver was arrested following a single vehicle accident early Sunday morning in Sullivan County. Twenty year olds Hunter T Ford and Skyler N Gray had serious injuries. Ford was taken to University Hospital in Kansas City and Gray was flown to Mercy One Hospital in Des Moines. They were not wearing safety belts in the accident on Route Z near Reger, when 27 year old Aaron Herzog was northbound and ran off the left side of the road and overturned. All three were ejected from the vehicle.
     Herzog had minor injuries and refused treatment. He was arrested for alleged Felony Assault - driving while intoxicated resulting in injury, failing to drive on the right side of the road, expired plates, no insurance and no seatbelt. He is held at the Sullivan County Jail.

Freedom Festival Re-Cap
  07/06  6am  
     The first Freedom Festival under the new direction of Scott Rule was a big success. Rule says he is happy to have it behind him, but it went very well.
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     Rule says the feed back he received was very positive.
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     Looking forward, Rule says he will continue to explore options for a new location and expansion of the event. He says he has some ideas and will have a full year to put towards those plans.

Accident Leaves Three Injured
  07/06  6am  
     A Carrollton resident was one of three people were injured in a single vehicle accident Sunday in Lafayette County. The accident happened on Route CC when 21 year old Christopher Asnussen of Concordia was eastbound and ran off the road, hit mailboxes, over corrected and went off the road again and struck a utility pole. Asnussen was not injured; his passengers, 22 year old Christopher Hearn of Higginsville had minor injuries and 19 year old Levi Martin of Carrollton had moderate injuries. Asnussen refused treatment at the scene. The passengers were taken to the I-70 Medical Center.

Highway Patrol Arrests
  07/06  6am  
     State Troopers reported four other arrests in the area counties over the weekend.
     At about 5:05 pm Saturday in Daviess County, 45 year old William Perkins of Coffey was arrested for alleged no drivers license, displaying plates from another vehicle, failure to register a vehicle and no insurance. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a 24 hour hold.
     At about 5:40 pm Saturday in Caldwell County, 43 year old Alfredo Boyer of Braymer was arrested for alleged DWI and speeding - 67 in a 55 zone. He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.
     In Livingston County, Sunday at about 12:15 am, 35 year old Andrew Olson of Chula was arrested for alleged DWI, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was processed and released.
     At 1:35 pm Sunday in Crawford County, 32 year old Marin Guerrero of Breckenridge was arrested for alleged DWI. He was taken to the Crawford County Jail on a 12 hour hold.

Smoke Report Summons Fire Fighters
  07/06  6am  
     A report of smoke at Timber Villa summoned Chillicothe Fire Fighters July 4th. The Fire call came in about 1:45 pm and fire fighters arrived in four minutes at the Gary Whorton residence in the 2600 block of North Washington Street, to find light smoke throughout the unit from an air-conditioning blower motor that burned up, pushing the smoke throughout the apartment.
     Power to the AC was disconnected and the smoke was cleared. The fire crew was on the scene for about 25 minutes.

Miss Missouri Returns Home
     Three weeks after being crowned Miss Missouri, McKensie Garber returned to Chillicothe and Hale to be with family and friends. Garber says that three weeks has been a whirlwind of activity.
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     Garber says earlier this week she did her selfie video in Hale and was very pleased with the turnout of the Hale Community.
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     Friday, Garber attended a reception in her honor in Chillicothe prior to Freedom Festival. She was joined by Miss Missouri 1970 Marcia Beemer, Mrs Missouri 2002 Teresa Foli, Mrs Missouri 2006 Lanie Beetsma, Missouri State Fair Queen 2011 Meredith Jones Lange and Missouri State Fair Queen 1995 Shelly Beemer.

Fireworks and Pets
     Most animals do not react well to fireworks. Leslie Patek from the Livingston County Humane Society says many dogs are VERY afraid of them.
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     Patek says when you have the company over for the July 4th celebrations remember to keep the people food for your friends and family.
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     If your pet gets outside or out of the yard and runs away, remember to call the Humane Society Animal Shelter at 646-1006. They can keep an eye out and if your animal gets turned over to them, they can get it back to you.

Highway Patrol Arrests
     State Troopers are out in force this weekend, patrolling the area highways in an effort to keep us all safe over the holiday weekend. In the local counties there were several arrests.
At 11:45 am in Caldwell County, 30 year old Jennifer Ivey of Cameron was arrested on a warrant for alleged no drivers license and on a seatbelt violation.
At 6:00 pm in Daviess County, 29 year old Michael Onder of Kansas City was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear and for alleged no valid license plates and no valid drivers license.
At about 6:00 in Carroll County, 62 year old Barbara Cloud of Carrollton was arrested for alleged DWI.
At about 9:00 pm in Caldwell County, 64 year old Debra Yardley of Kansas City was arrested for alleged DWI and a lane violation.
At 10:45 pm in Daviess County, 29 year old Raymond Kopeky and 30 year old Gary Rains, both from Des Plains, IL, were arrested for alleged possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Rains was also arrested for alleged no valid plates
     Early this morning:
Just after midnight, in Daviess County, 38 year old Hope Goldsberry of Texas was arrested for alleged speeding and on a Cameron warrant for alleged failure to appear.
At about 1:00 am in Caldwell County, 21 year old Emma Tormey of Polo was arrested for alleged DWI, failing to dim headlights, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Planning and Zoning Public Hearing
     Chillicothe's Planning and Zoning Commission holds a public hearing Monday. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm to hold a public hearing on changes to the city's ordinance to amend the section of the city code regarding the procedure to Combine and/or Splitting of Lots.
     The public is encouraged to provide their input on the ordinance before it is presented to the city council for final consideration.

Meeting on Solar Farm Proposal
     The City of Chillicothe explores the possibility of a Solar Farm next week. City Administrator Ike Holland announced a public workshop for Wednesday at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held at City Hall to discuss a proposal for an Electric Utility project that would be on the former prison property on 3rd Street. Holland says the solar farm that would encompass most of the 40 acres would be constructed in the next year.
     Holland says the former prison is in the process of demolition and this project would start this fall and be completed by 2016. The solar farm would be a series of solar panels that would produce electricity for the CMU electrical department. Chillicothe has been selected as a possible site for the facility along with other towns in Missouri.
     The community, neighbors of the former prison, business owners and all interested parties are asked to attend the workshop. There will be photos of the proposed solar farm and discussion with the public will be on the agenda. Questions about the proposed solar farm can be answered by the CMU Director Jim Gillilan and questions about the former prison site can be answered by City Administrator Ike Holland.

Independence History
     Today's celebrations of our nation's independence have roots in long standing tradition. Livingston County Library Director Robin Westphal says they can be traced back to the early years of our country.
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     The Livingston County Library is closed today but will re-open Monday for normal hours.


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Funeral Notices

Joe Nordman
     A Marceline resident, 85 year old Joe Nordman died July 3rd in Marceline. A Mass of Christian Burial is Monday at 10:00 am at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Marceline, with burial at St. Bonaventure Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, with Family visitation from 6:30 to 7:00 at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.

Evelyn Louise Edwards
     A Carrollton resident, 86 year old Evelyn Louise Edwards died July 2nd in Kansas City. Funeral Services are Monday at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Carrollton, with burial at Van Horn Cemetery in Carrollton. Family visitation is Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to the church.

Betty McKay
     A former Gallatin resident, 82 year old Betty McKay died July 1st in Liberty. Services are Monday at 2:00 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin with burial in McFall Cemetery. Family visitation will be Monday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Children's mercy Hospital.

Shirley Brayton
     A Carrollton resident, 79 year old Shirley Brayton died July 2nd in Carrollton. Services are Monday at 2:00 pm at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton, with burial at Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton. Friends may call Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Carrollton Pet Fund.

Julia Shank
     A Lake Viking resident, 79 year old Julia Shank died July 1st in Kansas City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Gallatin with cremation to follow. Family visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to the Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin. Arrangements are under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin.

Josh Nashan
     A Carrollton resident, 52 year old Josh Nashan died July 2nd in Kansas City. A graveside service will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Carrollton. There is no scheduled visitation. Memorials may be made to the family's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Joe Edward Wheeler
     A Carrollton resident, 67 year old Joe Edward Wheeler died July 1st in Carrollton. A cremation memorial service is Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial in Carroll memory Gardens in Carrollton. Military services provided by Pence-Lovell-England VFW Post # 1773. Memorials may be made to the family's choice.

Bobby Sprouse
     A Bosworth resident, 83 year old Bobby Sprouse died July 2nd in Bosworth. A cremation graveside service is Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Van Thorn Cemetery in Bogard. Military services provided by VFW post 1773. Memorials may be made to the Carroll County 4-H. Services under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home.

Annette Jones
     A Carrollton resident, 59 year old Annette Jones died July 3rd in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to the MS Society. Services are pending under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.