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Stories from the past seven days


Livingston Co. Fair Wraps Up Friday  7/20 12pm
     The Livingston County Fair will wrap up on Friday. Fair Board President Shane Baxter says there will be a few activities taking place beginning at 7:00 am.
          <Audio: Baxter 1>
     The Bucket Calf show is at 9:00 am and the tickets for the Appreciation Dinner are available at the Concession Stand.
     The big attraction on Friday is the Market Animal Sale at 7:00 pm. Baxter says this is a premium sale.
          <Audio: Baxter 2>
     Essentially, you are helping to offset the cost of raising the animal in preparation for the fair.
     Last year's sale totaled nearly $128,500.


Stedem Appointed Cultural Corner Director  7/20 12pm
     Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery has a new Director. The board announced Mindy Stedem is their first Director for the Gallery. Stedem says she is excited to begin the position.
          <Audio: Stedem 1>
     Stedem says they have a variety of programs in the works and are even planning programs and exhibits around the Eclipse in August.
          <Audio: Stedem 2>
     The week of the Eclipse, August 21st to the 26th, they will have a display of the works form those programs. To find out more, call the Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery at 240-5022.


Chillicothe Board of Public Works Meets Tuesday  7/20 12pm
     The Chillicothe Board of Public Works will meet Tuesday at the CMU Office to consider a bid and hear reports. The meeting will start at 7:00 am and includes a bid for a 15 foot rotary cutter for the electric department, reports from each of the department heads and form the CMU General Manager.
     An executive session is planned if it is needed.  Board of Public Works meetings are open to the public.


Dale Whiteside Honored By 4H Foundation Board  7/20 12pm
     Dale Whiteside, a charter member of the Livingston County 4-H Foundation since its inception in 1997, was honored for his 20 years of service at their recent meeting. Whiteside received a framed set of 4-H stamps that had only been issued in 1952 to celebrate 50 years of 4-H in the USA. Whiteside was among those who envisioned the need for a County 4-H Foundation to ensure that the local 4-H youth would always have a qualified assistant to maximize 4-H opportunities for all members in Livingston County.
     In 1997, no other county foundation existed in Missouri. The goal of the Foundation has always been to raise $500,000 to fund a full-time professional to work with the 4-H youth of Livingston County. The foundation reports to date they have raised $333,000.
     Whiteside is one of the foundations most avid supporters because of his history of 4-H experiences himself. Under his leadership the foundation is now celebrating 20 years of existence, supporting a part-time assistant, and the 4-H membership and experiences continue to grow.


School District Receives Surprise STEM Funding  7/20 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School District received some unsolicited funding for their STEM Program. Dr Barnes says that funding is from a Missouri organization.
          <Audio: Barnes 1>
     The Cusick Family Foundation is based in Mexico Missouri.


Change Order For Waterline Error Approved  7/20 6am
    Changes for the new Elementary school were approved Tuesday by the Chillicothe R-II School Board. The change to the alignment of a water line was already completed and was an error on the part of the contractor. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they will be reimbursed for this change.
          <Audio: Barnes 1>
     The School district paid the original bill, and is reimbursed for the difference.


School Board Approves Personal Day Changes  7/20 6am
     The request for additional personal days for the Chillicothe R-II School District was approved. The Salary and Welfare Committee made the request. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says there was a long discussion before the board made the decision.
          <Audio: Barnes 1>
     Those that have accumulated 50 or more sick days are still allowed to add an additional personal day.


Annual Bids Approved By School Board  7/20 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School District is required to take bids for several items at the start of the school year, that includes for Bread, Milk, Tires and Fuel. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says there were no real changes.
          <Audio: Barnes 1>
     Barnes says the bread bid from Hy-Vee is slightly higher.
          <Audio: Barnes 2>
     There was also only one bid for Milk, and that was from Prairie Farms.
     MFA Oil will supply fuel for district vehicles with a price break of 5 cents off the pump price
     Tires will follow the State Pricing and will be supplied by Anderson TBA


Pollock Man Faces Several Charges  7/20 6am
     A Pollock man faces numerous charges after he was arrested Wednesday in Sullivan County. State Troopers arrested 60 year old John Summers at about 5:40 pm for alleged no valid license - 2nd offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, expired plates, no insurance and no seatbelt. Summers was taken to the Sullivan County Jail and later released.


Local Students Attending Air Academy  7/20 6am
     Chillicothe EAA Chapter 944 has sent three young adults to attend the Advance Air Academy at Oshkosh, WI. Drew Minnis & Jackson Pauley, Chillicothe High School students and Wesley Sportsman, Marceline High School will become totally immersed in the world of flight. They will return July 25th. Chillicothe EAA Chapter 944 says this is possible through the local support and donations through the annual Fly-In Breakfast. That event will be held on August 26 at the Chillicothe Airport.


Fair Results - Rabbits & Market Hogs  7/20 6am
     Livingston County Fair results fro Wednesday Shows
Rabbits
Best 4 Class - Jaclyn Hines
Best 6 Class - Chloe Clements
Best of Show - Jaclyn Hines
Champion Meat Pen - Sophia Luetticke
Reserve Champion Meat Pen - Keagan Valbracht

Showmanship
Junior - Chloe Clements
Junior Advanced - Abby Jones
Junior Premier Exhibitor - Sophia Luetticke
Senior Premier Exhibitor - Jaclyn Hines
Senior - Jaclyn Hines
Senior Advanced - Chloe Peery

Market Hogs
Barrows
Breed                  Champion                       Reserve
Berkshire            Remington Isaacs            Jaiden Rodenberg
Chester               Kaylee Lewis                   Rylee Johnson
Duroc                 Garret Donoho                 Seth Summers
Hampshire          Koby Wagers                  Jaycie Stimpson
Hereford             Warren Meservey             Jaiden Rodenberg
Landrace            Jaiden Rodenberg
Poland               Gabby Hapes                  Christian Peniston
Spot                  Kaylee Lewis                   Jaxon Albertson
Yorkshire           Zach Trout                       Lillian Smith
Xbred                 Remington Isaacs            Ryder Ficken

                          Champion                      Reserve
Market Barrow     Remington Isaacs          Ryder Ficken
Market Gilt          Zach Trout                    Jaiden Rodenberg

Supreme Champion Overall Market Hog Remington Isaacs
Reserve Supreme Champion Overall Market Hog - Ryder Ficken

Swine Showmanship
16 & Over   Zach Trout
13 to 15   Gabrielle Hapes
8 to 12   Beau Graves


City Administrator Search Narrowed To Two  7/19 12pm
    The two finalists for the Chillicothe City Administrator's position will return to Chillicothe this weekend. Mayor Chuck Haney says the selection committee made their report to the council in a closed session Tuesday.
          <Audio: Haney 1>
     Haney says the official announcement of that closed session meeting will be made later this week.


Thursday At The Fair  7/19 12pm
     Thursday at the Livingston County Fair is a busy day for the livestock shows. Fair Board President Shane Baxter says they begin with the Sheep.
          <Audio: Baxter 1>
     From 2:00 to 6:00 pm at the Ag Education Building, there will be 4H Demonstrations and the 4H Entrepreneurship program, where items will be sold to the public.
     From 5:00 to 6:00 is the Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the 4H Foundation.
     Baxter says there is also a fun events that evening.
          <Audio: Baxter 2>
     Registration for the super Teen Contest is at the Arena and the contest will be held in the Expo Center.


Caldwell County To Discuss Windmill Regulations  7/19 12pm
     The Caldwell County Planning and Zoning will have a public hearing on Windmill Regulations Thursday evening. The hearing will be held at the Caldwell County Courthouse at 7:30 pm. Zoning Administrator Colt Arnold says the county currently has no regulations for windmills and they have received no requests for commercial windmills in the county.
          <Audio: Arnold 1>
     Arnold says this is the first step in developing the regulations.
          <Audio: Arnold 2>
     That meeting again is Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Caldwell county courthouse.


Sex Offender Arrested After Refusing To Relocate  7/19 8am
     A registered sex offender was arrested by Livingston county Sheriff's Deputies after he refused to move out of a prohibited area. Sheriff Steve Cox says 63 year old Forest Patrick Kelly was arrested in Caldwell County on the warrant. Cox says Kelly reported moving into a residence in the 300 block of 15th Street in Chillicothe. Cox says he promptly told Kelly he needed to move because the residence is in close proximity to a posted day care, but Kelly refused. He is now held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.


Former Sullivan County Prosecutor Arrested On Drug Charges  7/19 6am
     The former Sullivan County Prosecuting attorney and his significant other are in custody on Drug Charges. Forty-seven year old Jerry A Hollon was arrested by State troopers Tuesday, on Charges of alleged Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and conspiracy to possess marijuana. Fifty two year old Susan Foster faces the same charges.
     According to Kirksville television station KTVO, court documents say that between June 2016 and June 2017, Hollon personally accepted between 40 and 60 morphine pills as payment toward a client’s attorney fees. The authorities also say that between June 2016 and June 2017, Foster also obtained morphine pills and methamphetamine from a client as payment toward attorney fees owed to Hollon.
     Hollon is held at the Adair County Jail and Foster is at the Grundy County Jail. They are both held with bond set at $25,000.


New School Means One More Bus Route  7/19 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School District will need to add one new bus route when the new elementary schools is opened in 2018. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says for the coming school year the routes will start out the same as this past spring.
          <Audio: Barnes 1>
     The board will need to look at adding that new bus later this year.


Chillicothe R-II Tax Rate Hearing  Scheduled  7/19 6am
    The Chillicothe R-II School District is required to conduct a Tax Rate Hearing each year prior to setting the district Tax Levy. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says that hearing will be held prior to the August School Board Session.
          <Audio: Barnes 1>
     The proposed Tax Rate will be announced prior to the meeting and the hearing is meant to allow the public to voice their opinion on the proposal.


School Meal Price To Rise 5 Cents  7/19 6am
     The price of a school breakfast and lunch will increase with the start of the school year. The School Board approved the recommendation by Dr Barnes.
          <Audio: Barnes 1>
     Barnes says there was also a change on the School Meal Policy.
          <Audio: Barnes 2>
     Both changes take effect immediately.


Theft & An Accident In Police Report  7/19 6am
     An accident Monday afternoon left both drivers injured. Chillicothe Police Officers investigated the accident in the 1200 block of Washington Street. According to the report, Mary Harper pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Marilyn Sidden, resulting in the collision. Both complained of injuries, but refused treatment at the scene.
     Tuesday, officers were called to the 100 block of Elm on a report of a stolen vehicle. That investigation continues.
     Tuesday afternoon, stealing was reported in the 1100 block of Calhoun. That investigation also continues.


Fair Poultry Winners  7/19 6am
     The Livingston County Fair Poultry Shows are complete. Awards are presented in several categories. The winners include:
Broilers
     Pen of 3 Champion Meat Class - Kelly Hopper
     Pen of 3 Reserve Champion Meat Class -Grant Warren
Rooster
     Champion Overall Standard Male - Brady Bothwell
     Champion Bantam - Brady Bothwell
Hen
     Champion Overall Standard Female - Caitlyn Murphy
     Champion Bantam - Brady Bothwell
Ducks
     Champion Overall Duck - Ethan Hoerr
     Champion Overall Drake - Caitlyn Murphy
Turkey
     Champion Male - Micah Murphy
     Champion Female - Rachel Murphy
          Supreme Champion Overall Female - Caitlyn Murphy
         Supreme Champion Overall Male - Brady Bothwell
     Senior Showman - Brady Bothwell
     Junior Showman - Caitlyn Murphy


Fair Breeding Swine Winners  7/19 6am
     The Breeding Swine Show was held Tuesday at the Livingston County Fair. Those winners include:
Boars
Breed                  Champion                   Reserve
Duroc                 Jaycie Stimpson          Julia Stimpson
Hampshire          Rachel Nowland
Spot                   Kaylee Lewis               Emily Miller
Yorkshire            Blane Heussner
Xbred                 Jesse Huber                 Dolan Huber
              Supreme Champion Boar Kaylee Lewis
              Res. Supreme Champion Boar Jesse Huber
Gilts
Breed                Champion                    Reserve
Berkshire           Abby Burton                Jaiden Rodenberg
Chester             Kaylee Lewis               Kaylee Lewis
Duroc                Cole Gutshall               Tucker Burtch
Hampshire         Zach Trout                   Gabby Hapes
Hereford            Jaiden Rodenberg         Mason Meservy
Poland              Jaiden Rodenberg         Charlie Peniston
Spot                 Kaylee Lewis                Remington Isaacs
Yorkshire          Remington Isaacs          Lillian Smith
Xbred                Kaylee Lewis                Porter Ficken
              Supreme Champion Gilt Cole Gutshall
              Res. Supreme Champion Gilt Kaylee Lewis
Breeding Swine Showmanship
     8 to 12 Remington Isaacs
     13 to 15 Gabrielle Hapes
     16 & Over Kaylee Lewis


Livingston Co. Fair Board Fights The Heat  7/18 12pm
     The Livingston County Fair usually lands on one of the hottest weeks of the year, and this year is no different. Fair Board President, Shane Baxter says the Fair Board has worked in recent years to help alleviate the problem.
          <Audio: Baxter 1>
     Baxter says a few years ago they began placing soaker hoses on the roof of the hog barn to cool the roof. That in turn helps to lower the temperature inside the barn. Shade screens are also used to block the sun in the afternoons, mainly for the hogs.
     Baxter says for the cattle, sheep and goats, that building is a little different.
          <Audio: Baxter 2>
     If anyone wants to help with the Fan Fund Drive, to supply fans that will be used at this and future fairs, they can speak with any of the fair board members and they will be glad to take donations.


Livingston County Fair - Wednesday  7/18 12pm
     Rabbits and Market hogs are arriving today at the Livingston County fairgrounds and Wednesday they are the main attraction. Fair Board President Shane Baxter says Wednesday's Activities begin early.
          <Audio: Baxter 1>
     The Country Jamboree was scheduled for 7:30 Wednesday, but Baxter says because of the heat, they moved it back to 8:00 to hopefully allow things to cool down. It is still scheduled to be held in the arena., admission is a free will donation. At about 8:30 is the dance sponsored by the Livingston county 4H Council and it is free. The dance will be held in the expo center.


Tennessee Man Arrested in Livingston County  7/18 12pm
     A Tennessee man was arrested by State Troopers in Livingston County this (Tuesday) morning. Sixty-one year old John Gorman of Memphis was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for alleged failure to display plates on the vehicle. He was also arrested for alleged driving without a valid driver's license, no insurance and an illegal u-turn on a divided highway. Gorman was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.


Accident Closed US 36 Near Marceline Overnight  7/18 6am
     An accident on US 36 at the Marceline Junction closed eastbound US 36 for several hours overnight. The Missouri Highway Patrol says no-one was injured when an eastbound semi lost control and lost its load of steel tubes. MoDOT and the Highway Patrol closed the eastbound lanes from about 9:30 pm until 3:00 am.


Excessive Heat Warning Begins Wednesday  7/18 6am
     An excessive Heat warning was expected to begin today, but the National Weather Service has pushed that back a day as dewpoints will not meet the criteria until Wednesday. Meteorologist Jimmy Barham says Temperatures today will be a little hotter than Monday.
          <Audio: Barham 1>
     Barham says That heat will continue into the weekend.
          <Audio: Barham 2>
     Relief from the heat is not expected until Sunday. Barham says for our area, things may cool slightly on Saturday for our area, but a cool front and showers are expected on Sunday.


Chillicothe Cooling Centers Available  7/18 6am
     Temperatures near the 100 degree mark this week and heat index values around 110, mean it may be hard to escape the heat. If you don't have air-conditioning, this could be a miserable week. The Chillicothe community has several cooling stations, they include:
     The Livingston County Health Center,
     North Missouri Center for Youth and Families,
     Grand River Multi Purpose Center (Senior Center),
     Livingston County Library,
     YMCA,
     Calvary Baptist Church,
     Chillicothe City Hall
     And 55 and Go - the former RSVP center.

     These locations are open during normal business hours and it may be a good idea to call before you head to your chosen location.


Check On Your Neighbors During The Heat  7/18 6am
     With the very hot conditions over the next several days, remember to be a good neighbor and family member. Remember to check on you neighbors and relatives, especially the elderly and very young, and those with existing heath conditions. If they do not have a way to keep cool, maybe invite them over for a bit to help them out.
     Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reminds area residents that if you are unable to check on someone during the extreme heat, you can call their office and they will help out however they can. The non-emergency number for the sheriff's department is 646-0515.


Chillicothe Police Investigations  7/18 6am
     Several incidents are in the Chillicothe Police Department report.
     Saturday evening, officers took a report of careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident in the 400 block of S. Washington St. and the 400 block of Cowgill St. The investigation is on-going.
     Early Sunday morning, officers took a report of possible property damage in the 1700 block of Deringer Dr.
     Also on Sunday, officers took a report of a stolen vehicle in the 400 block of Williams St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
     Monday evening, officers investigated possible drug possession in the 400 block of Clay St. The reports state the investigation is closed.


Chillicothe Police Warn Of SCAM  7/18 6am
     Chillicothe residents are receiving phone calls from people identifying themselves as from the IRS or US Treasury Department. The Chillicothe Police Department reported the person that is calling claims there is a problem with the local resident's taxes or unpaid taxes. They threaten to call the police and have you arrested if you don't provide them with the information they want.
     This is a SCAM. Do not give them your information. Just hang up. If you want to check with the IRS to verify any problems, call the IRS on their Toll Free number, 800-829-1040.
     Remember, is there is a problem with your taxes, your first contact will be through the mail. The IRS WILL NOT call you and make threats.


Troopers Arrest Two In Daviess County  7/18 6am
     State Troopers in Daviess County arrested two from out of state on Monday, both about 5:00 pm.
     21 year old Austin Poetsch of Oregon City Oregon and 20 year old Blake Love of Scottsdale, Arizona were both arrested for alleged possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
     They were taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on 24 hour holds.


Administrator On Council Special Agenda  7/17 12pm
     The Chillicothe City Council will meet in special session Tuesday evening to discuss the candidates for Chillicothe City Administrator. The meeting will start at 5:00 pm and will go immediately into closed executive session.
     The City Administrator's position has been vacant since Ike Holland left in mid-April to take a similar position in Minnesota.


Livingston Co Commission Meetings  7/17 12pm
     The Livingston county Commissioners will meet Tuesday and Thursday in the Commission room. The meetings begin at 9:30 am.
     Tuesday at 9:30, the commissioners will meet as the Board of Equalization. At 11:00 am, architects will meet with the commissioners to discuss the Courthouse Parking Lots
     Both meetings include County road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental duties.


Four Headed To Prison After Sentencing 7/17 12pm
     The Livingston County Sheriff's Department will transport four people to the Missouri Department of Corrections following sentencing in Livingston County Court. They include:
     46 year old Starla Maberry of Chillicothe - 7 years and an ITP program for Possession Controlled Substance
     37 year old Scott E. Robinson of Wheeling - 7 years and a 120 day program for a Probation Violation for Passing Bad Checks
     26 year old Jacob M. Powell of Carrollton - 12 years for a Probation Violation for Distribution Controlled Substance
     27 year old Jonathan S. Robison of Brookfield - 7 years and Shock Time for 2nd degree Assault


Livingston Co Fair Baby Show Winners 7/17 12pm
     The Livingston county Fair Baby show had 44 contestants this year from infant to 4 years old. The contest is broken into boys and girls and six age categories.
For the 0 to 6 months,
     1st place boy is Waylon Dysart, son of Brittany and Cody Dysart
     1st place girl is Quinn Vail, daughter of Savannah Jimenez
7 to 12 months
     1st place boy is Krew Anderson, son of Tyler & Kristen Anderson
     1st place girl is Scarlette Grimes, daughter of Whitney & Bill Grimes
13 to 18 months
     1st place boy is Leighton Bonderer son of Brad & Taylor Bonderer
     No girls entered
19 to 24 months
     1st place boy is Kreedyn Woodworth, son of Colin & Katie Woodworth
     1st place girl is Ariyan Sullivan, daughter of Kevin & Tiffany Sullivan
25 to 36 months
     1st place boy is Xander McClintick, son of Lainee Kimmis
     1st place girl is Tymber Singer, daughter of Jerry & Ashley Singer
Future 4H and FFA
     Boy is Broxton Rodenberg, son of Brandi & Jessie Rodenberg
     Girl is Mayleigh Crawford, daughter of Chad & Kaci Crawford


Livestock Arrive On Fairground Tuesday  7/17 12pm
     Livestock Shows begin Tuesday and several animals will be arriving. Fair Board President Shane Baxter says that includes the swine.
          <Audio: Baxter 1>
     Baxter says the market hogs must arrive from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and there will be no weigh in Wednesday, only Tuesday night.
     There will be an opportunity to take in some entertainment as the Country Jamboree Music Show rehearsal will be at 6:00 pm in the arena.


Emma Leamer Is 2017 Livingston Co Fair Queen  7/17 6am
     The 2017 Livingston County Fair Queen is Emma Leamer. The 2017 Livingston County Fair Royalty were announced Sunday afternoon. Leamer says she is not showing at this year's fair, but she will be busy.
        <Audio: Leamer 1>
     Leamer is the daughter of Michael and Natale Leamer and a 2017 CHS Graduate. She says she will begin college this fall.
        <Audio: Leamer 2>
     Leamer says she looks forward to participating in the 2018 State Fair Queen Competition, as the deadline for the 2017 Fair has already passed.


Livingston County Fair Royalty  7/17 6am
     The 2017 Livingston county Fair Royalty was crowned Sunday afternoon in the ceremony conducted by the Chillicothe FFA.
     This year's Queen is Emma Leamer and runners up are Echo Essick and Emily Maneely
     The Princess is Sidney Baxter, with runners up Rachel Holt and Maddison Eller.
     Jr Princess is Quincey Jessen, with runners up Joselyn Alkire and Sarah Hall
     And Clover Princess is Carmen Woodworth, with runners up Harlee Beck and Timberlynn Palmer


Two Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report  7/17 6am
     Two arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department report from the weekend.
     Saturday, officers arrested Lyndsay M Mello for alleged possession of stolen property. The arrest followed a traffic stop at Washington and Clay, where the officer noticed items that did not belong to the driver. The items were found to have been stolen in Carroll County. Mellow was turned over to a Carroll County Deputy.
     Thursday, officers were called for a report of harassment in the 1200 block of Washington. That investigation continues.
     Early Friday morning, a complaint of careless and imprudent driving was investigated. Officers located the driver and arrested Gregory A Johnson for alleged driving while revoked and driving while intoxicated. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.


Troopers Arrest Two In Area Counties  7/17 6am
     State Troopers report two arrests in the area counties Sunday.
     At 6:30 pm in Livingston County, 34 year old Jeffrey Davenport of Chillicothe was arrested for alleged Possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and on a Livingston County warrant for alleged driving while revoked. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     At about 9:30 pm in Daviess County, troopers arrested 21 year old Graham Oldfather of Wichita for alleged DWI, Careless and Imprudent driving and speeding, 80 in a 60 zone. He was also taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.


Sheriff's Office Investigates Unattended Death  7/17 6am
     The Livingston County Sheriff's Department was called to investigate an unattended death in rural Livingston County on Saturday. Sheriff Steve Cox say the death may be a suicide.


Chillicothe School Board Meets Tuesday  7/17 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board meets Tuesday at 6:30 to handle Construction Change Orders, Board Policy Changes and setting the meal prices for the upcoming School year. The meeting will be held at the District Office at 6:30 pm. Other items on the agenda include setting the date for the tax rate hearing, Bid Considerations, elementary School Grants and the benefits request by the Salary and Welfare Committee.
     An executive session is planned following the regular meeting.
     Prior to the School Board meeting, at 5:30 pm, the board will meet for a workshop session to work on the development of the 2017/18 Board Goals.


First Day For Animals At The County Fair  7/17 6am
     This is the first day for animals at the Livingston County Fair.
     Broiler Chickens arrive from 8:00 to 8:30 this morning for the Broiler Chicken Show that will begin at 9:00. Winners will be selected and the Broilers will be released after the show.
     The Dog Show will take place in the Jenkins Expos Center beginning at 9:00, with judging in several classes and events.
     The 4H and FFA exhibits, which will be on display in the Litton Ag Education Building, will be judged beginning at 6:00.
     Hams will also arrive at the Jenkins Building at 6:00.


Highway Patrol Investigates Brookfield Shooting 7/15 6:00am
    
The Missouri State Highway Patrol's division of Drug and Crime Control has completed their investigation of an Officer Involved Shooting on July 2nd in Brookfield.
     A 39 year old Brookfield resident Jason R Buckallew was arrested on a Linn County Felony warrant for Assault first degree-serious physical injury or special victim and armed criminal action.
     The Charges stem from a pursuit on July 2nd when the Brookfield Police Department began a pursuit of Buckallew who was operating an all terrain vehicle that had been observed driving in a careless manner. The ATV entered private property and turned around. A Brookfield police officer exited his vehicle and was on foot attempting to contact the driver of the ATV when the officer was hit by the ATV. The officer then discharged his department issued handgun hitting the suspect twice. Both parties were transported for medical treatment.
     The Patrol turned over all of the applicable evidence to the Adair County Prosecuting Attorney who was appointed to review the use of force by the Brookfield Officer.


Livingston County Fair Begins In Earnest
7/15 6:00am
     The Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fair begins in earnest Sunday with several events. Fair Board President Shane Baxter says Sunday's events include the Queen coronation at 2:00, Style Show modeling at 3:00, Baby Contest at 3:30 and Talent Show at 4:30. The Horse Show begins at 5:30pm
     Baxter says animal shows begin on Monday and run through the week
          <Audio: Shane Baxter 1>
     That evening project judging will be in the Green Building and more animals will arrive on Tuesday
          <Audio: Shane Baxter 2>
     Baxter will talk more about the fair schedule on Monday's KCHI news


Livingston County Fair Blacksmith Event
7/15 6:00am
     Winners have been announced for the first ever Blacksmith event at the Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fair.
     In the Intermediate division Keagan Valbracht was 1st, Yoo Jung Lee was 2nd and Wade Horton was 3rd
     In the Beginners division, Tucker Narr was 1st, Jackson Reeter was 2nd and Porter Ficken was 3rd
     Blacksmithing tools and items made through the years will on display at the fairgrounds


Livingston County Fair Shooting Sports Winners
7/15 6:00am
    
Shooting event sports at the Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fair started earlier this week. Kevin Hanson has the winners in Wednesday's Shot Gun events
        <Audio: Kevin Hanson 1>
     Hanson also has the Senior Division winners
         <Audio: Kevin Hanson 2>
     The Archery and small bore event winners will be announced later.


Area FCCLA Members In Nashville 7/15 6:00am
     Members from the Chillicothe FCCLA or Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the recent National Leadership Conference in Nashville.
     Attending from Chillicothe High School were Christen Brown and Drew Minnis plus Middle School student Annsley Christy. Brown is the 2017-18 Missouri State Vice President of Public Relations and attended the State Officer Training and National Network Training.
     Minnis is the Region 2 President and attended Engage Track which strengthens leadership skills used to unify people through communication, collaboration and conflict management. He was also one of ten students from across the nation to receive a "Unite in Red" Red Jacket during the opening session.