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KCHI NEWS Archive
Stories from the past seven days



Theft From Vehicle Investigated In Chillicothe  4/23  12pm
     The Chillicothe Police Department investigated theft from vehicles over the weekend. Sergeant Curtis Hays from the Chillicothe Police Department says they were contacted about items taken from vehicles.
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     Hays says you can protect your valuables with a few simple actions.
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     Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples says it's very simple - Lock It Or Loose It!



City Ordinances For Grass Length and Grass Clippings  4/23  12pm
     The City of Chillicothe has an ordinance for the length of you lawn and another that talks clippings in the street.
     Chillicothe's Code Enforcement Officer, Tammy Venneman says the maximum height for the grass in your yard 7 inches.
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     Venneman says if the property owner continues to have violation, an administrative fee is attached to the letter sent out. That fee continues to grow with each occurrence to a maximum of $500.
     When you do cut your lawn, Venneman says watch where the grass clippings are thrown. She says keep them out of the street.
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     Grass clippings in the street can be washed down the street in a storm and plug up the storm sewer grates and cause flooding of streets and private property.


Citywide Clean-Up Contineus Wednesday & Saturday  4/23  12pm
     The second week of the Chillicothe Citywide Clean-Up is this week. CMU Refuse Director Troy Figg says in the first week, they collected about 175 tons of refuse. Figg says on average the total for the two weeks is about 242 tons.
     The Citywide Clean-Up continues Wednesday and Saturday.
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     Figg says the Chillicothe Citywide Clean-Up is for Chillicothe Residents Only. This is NOT open to the entire county.


Two Injured In Weekend Accidents Around The Area  4/23  6am
     A Cowgill teen had minor injuries in a single vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in Caldwell County. Sixteen year old Lillian Jeffers was taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment following the accident on Soo Line road, west of Cowgill. According to the Highway Patrol, at about 3:50 pm Jeffers was westbound and slid on the gravel and overcorrected. She went off the road and her car overturned onto its top. She was wearing a safety belt.
     A Carrollton woman had minor injures in a single vehicle accident in Lafayette County Saturday evening. At about 5:50 pm, 54 year old Cheryl Ford was southbound on Missouri Highway 23 and drove off the right side of the road. She overcorrected a couple times and her car overturned in the roadway. She was taken to Lafayette Regional Hospital. She was wearing a safety belt.


Troopers Arrest Five Over The Weekend  4/23  6am
     State Troopers report several arrests over the weekend in the area counties.
     Friday, in Pettis County, state Troopers arrested 41 year old Jason Beach of Carrollton for alleged DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia and careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident. He was released to Bothwell Hospital for treatment on minor injuries. The other driver was not injured.
     Saturday at about 7:20 pm in Livingston County, troopers arrested 41 year old John Young of Chillicothe for alleged DWI - aggravated offender, leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in property damage of more than $1000, driving while revoked and careless and imprudent driving. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     Saturday at about 10:55 pm, Troopers in Caldwell County arrested 28 year old Jerid James of Hamilton for alleged no valid license. He was held at the Caldwell County Detention Center.
     Sunday at about 12:30 am, 39 year old Rusty Hudson of Polo was arrested in Caldwell County for alleged DWI - persistent offender and speeding. He was held at the Caldwell County Detention Center.
     Sunday at about 2:35 am, 21 year old Charles Hoffman of Trenton was arrested in Johnson County for alleged DWI and speeding. He was processed and released.


Chillicothe Fire Calls For Saturday  4/23  6am
     Chillicothe Fire Fighters responded to two fires Saturday.
     At about 10:10 am, fire fighters were called to 15056 LIV
3048 for a grass fire. They arrived in about 10 minutes to find about five acres burning. The fire began as a controlled burn that got out of control. Hale fire department was called for mutual aid. The departments were on the scene for about 15 minutes.
     At about 6:50 pm, fire fighters were called to the north Casey's for a fire in a bathroom. The fire crew arrived in about 2 minutes to find smoke and a pile of paper towels smoldering. A fire extinguisher had already been used on the fire. The fire started in the trash can and spread to the paper towels above. They were not able to determine the cause of the fire. The scene was turned over the police department. The fire crew was on the scene for about 25 minutes.


More Fire Calls Sunday  4/23  6am
     The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to several calls for service Sunday.
     Sunday at about 2:40 pm, fire fighters were called to a location on LIV 512 for a vehicle and grass fire. They arrived after about 20 minutes to find both vehicle had burned and there was about 10 acres of grass burning. Chillicothe called Jamesport and Lock Springs fire departments for mutual aid. The vehicles were a total loss. The fire department was on the scene for about 90 minutes.
     Sunday at about 4:20 pm, a grass fire was reported at 240 Southwest Drive in Chillicothe. The fire crew arrived in two minutes and found fire about 3 feet from the home. The home owner and a neighbor were spraying water on the fire. The fire crew put out the fire that started as a brush pile burning and had spread across the yard. Some metal siding on the home was damaged. The fire crew was on the scene for about 15 minutes.
     Sunday at about 5:20 pm, A grass fie was reported at 3896 LIV 514. The fire crew arrived after 20 minutes to find two areas of uncontrolled burning on open fields and timber. The fire had started as a controlled burn that got out of control. The fire crew was on the scene for about 90 minutes.
     Fire fighters also responded to the Strand Hotel Sunday at about 2:50 pm for someone stuck in an elevator. The found two people stuck on the lift from the garage to the basement. A ladder was used to rescue the couple. The were on the scene for about 10 minutes.


Serious Injury Accident - Driver Arrested  4/21  6am
     A single vehicle accident near Chula resulted in a passenger with serious injuries and the driver arrested. The accident happened at about 10:55 pm Friday on Route V, just north of Chula. Troopers report fifty-two year old Laura Revels of Laredo had serious injuries in the accident and was flown to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City for treatment. The Driver, fifty-three year old Donald Graybeal of Laredo had moderate injuries and was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.
     According to the Highway Patrol, Graybeal was northbound on Route V, when he crossed the center line and went off the road, struck the ditch and then crossed the road where his pick-up came to rest. They were not wearing safety belts.
     Troopers also arrested Graybeal for alleged DWI, failure to drive on the right side of the road resulting in an accident, vehicular assault, driving while suspended and no seatbelt. He was released for treatment at the hospital.


Chillicothe Police Report  4/21  6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department report for Thursday includes several investigations and arrests.
     At 02:35 A.M. Officers responded to the 1200 block of Webster Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. As a result, Officers arrested William Dyer for alleged domestic assault. Dyer was transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail on a 24 hour hold.
     At 06:57 A.M. Officers located an unresponsive female in the 10 block of Jackson Street. Officers summoned Chillicothe EMS to the scene and then assisted them with transporting her to Hedrick Medical Center.
     At 09:09 A.M. Officers received a report of stolen property in the 100 block of Webster Street. The investigation is on going.
     At 09:48 A.M. Officers began an investigation in the 1400 block of Fair Street in reference to possible child neglect. The investigation is on-going.
     At 09:56 A.M. Officers began an investigation of peace disturbance in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street. The investigation is on going.
     At 10:14 A.M. Officers received a report of a motor vehicle accident that took place on private property in the 1700 block of Locust Street.
     At 07:16 P.M. Officers received a report of stealing in the 600 block of Business 36. The suspects have been identified and the investigation is on going.
     At 07:41 P.M. Officers received a report of stealing in the 1500 block of Spring Hill. Investigation is on going.


Chillicothe FFA Winners At The State Convention  4/21  6am
     The Chillicothe FFA has several students participating in the 90th annual Missouri State FFA convention in Columbia. Some of the local winners include:
     Lane Peters of Dawn, son of Robby and Maria Peters, won the Missouri FFA Specialty Animal Production Proficiency Award. Peters raises zebras, Brazilian raccoons, Barbary sheep and black buck antelope.
     Liberty Cox, a senior at Chillicothe High School, daughter of Joseph and Terria Cox, won the Missouri FFA Small Animal Production and Care Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award. Her project consists of breeding and caring for various breeds of dogs including Collies, Toy Australian Shepherds, Havanese, Poodles, Chowskis and Beagles.
     Cameron Moore of Chillicothe, daughter of Rusty and Tammy Moore, won the Equine Science Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award. Her project included horse training and raising. She has miniature ponies and has quarter horses she trains for customers and children. She breeds her miniatures, raises the babies and train them for children. She also gives riding lessons to all ages and helps people train problem horses.
     Colton Peel of Chillicothe, son of Aaron and Alcy Peel, took second-place in the Landscape Management Proficiency. His project working for a local lawn care and landscaping company, working on irrigation systems completing tasks like installation, repairing leaks and replacing sprinkler heads.


Trenton City Council Meets Monday Evening  4/21  6am
     The Trenton city Council meets Monday to consider five ordinances and to consider revisions to several building and construction codes. The Council meets Monday at 7:00 pm at City Hall.
The ordinances on the agenda include:
     The financing agreement with Nestle for the acquisition of equipment at the Con Agra plant using industrial revenue bonds totaling $75 million dollars.
     Setting the schedule of fees for building permits and inspections.
     An engineering agreement with Burns and McDonnell for water treatment plant upgrades.
     An amendment to the appointment term for the Fire Chief, to make it a permeant appointment.
     And an ordinance for the purchase of motor controls.

New business includes:
     Discussions on the water tower painting projects, utilities for the women's shelter, setting utility rates and the waiting period for the update on the building and construction codes.
     An executive session is planned.


MoDOT Road Work For May 23rd -27th  4/21  6am
     The Missouri Department of Transportation has several roadwork projects scheduled for the northwest part of the state. In the local counties MoDOT will have many pothole patching projects. Other work planned by MoDOT in the local counties includes:
Caldwell County
     US 36 - Bridge maintenance at the Long Branch Bridge, April 23 - 26
Carroll County
     Route J - Drainage work from County Road 11 to the city limits of Hale, April 24
     Route J - Pavement marking from US 65 to Route J, April 24 - 25. This includes a 10-foot width restriction.
Chariton County
     Route 5 - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Route E to Route D, April 24.
     Route KK - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Flat Road to Slough Road, April 26 - 27
Linn County
     Route M - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Halley Road to Hahn Road, April 23.
     Route 11 - Bridge maintenance at the US 36 overpass, April 23 - 26
     Route M - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Route O (Sullivan County) to Ivory Road, April 24.
     Route M - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Ivory Road to Indy Road, April 26.
     Route M - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Indy Road to Iron Road, April 27.
Livingston County
     Route H - Pavement marking from US 65 to Route 139, April 24 - 25. This includes a 10-foot width restriction.
Sullivan County
     Route W - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Parkway Road to Providence Road, April 24.
     Route W - CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Rainbow Road to Robin Road, April 25.


Chillicothe Prom & After Prom Is Saturday  4/20  12pm
     The Chillicothe High School Prom and After Prom are Saturday. Principal Brian Sherrow says they look forward to a good safe weekend for the students. He says Prom begins Saturday at 7:00 at the Performing Arts Center with the Grand March.
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     Prom is at the Litton ag Center from 8:00 to 11:00. When Prom ends, Sherrow encourages those attending Prom to come to the high school for the After Prom Party.
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     The Chillicothe High School Prom is Saturday night.


Special School Board Meeting Set For May 7th  4/20  12pm
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board will meet in special session before Graduation. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the Board will meet May 7th.
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     Barnes says the construction work could begin shortly after the school year ends as summer school will be at Field School and the High School.


Smat Connections For Caregivers  4/20  12pm
     The Livingston County Health Center and Livingston County Library are offering the Smart Connections® class series, each Friday in June. The program will be in the Livingston County Library Children’s Department and is offered free of charge.
     Smart Connections® is a program from Trauma Smart® for caregivers to connect, network and enhance skills in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere. Anyone who deals with kids can add tools to address challenging behaviors as well as to increase connection with your child.
     The instructor is Mary Taylor, RN and Maternal Child Health Coordinator at the Health Center. The classes will be held every Friday in June from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Classes include: "Managing the Ups & Downs"; "Reading the Signs"; "Creating Comfort"; "Encouraging Growth"; and "Feelings Detective."
     Smart Connections® complements the Trauma Smart program implemented in Chillicothe R-II grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. The project was funded by the Livingston County Health Center, Chillicothe R-II School District and special funding from the Crittendon Foundation.


Three Fire Calls  For Local Fire Fighters  4/20  12pm
     Chillicothe Fire Department responded for a few calls, including one at 4:15 Friday morning.
     That call was to 111 Tenth Street for a deck fire. The fire crew arrived to find the home owner putting water on the fire. The fire crew cut part of the deck away to get at the fire underneath. They were on the scene for about 35 minutes. They reported moderate damage to the deck and outside of the home.
     Thursday at about 1:50 pm, Fire fighters were called to 8556 LIV 515 - in the Lock Springs Fire District to provide mutual aid for a barn fire. The barn had already collapsed and there was grass burning. They were on the scene for nearly an hour.
     Thursday at about 7:15 pm, fire fighters were called to the Chillicothe Housing Unit at 527 St. Louis Street for a fire. The neighbor had called because of a smoke detector sounding. The fire crew arrived to find some food burning on the stove. A fan was used to clear the smoke. They were on the scene for about 25 minutes.


Main Street Wine Walk And Concert  4/20  12pm
     04A Wine Walk and Concert are planned in Down Town Chillicothe on May 18th. Pam Jarding with Main Street says the Wine Walks are very popular.
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     Jarding says the concert is at Silver Moon Plaza and Main Street partnered with the Chillicothe Area Arts Council to make this a free concert featuring Abby Road Warriors.
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     The concert will have food, drinks and a cash bar available for the public. For more information, call the Main Street Office at 646-4071.


Field Principal and Other Resignations  4/20  6am
     One of Chillicothe's Elementary School Principals will be a Principal in Maryville next year. Philip Pohren, the current Field School Principal's resignation was accepted by the Chillicothe R-II School Board in Tuesday's executive session. Pohren will be Principal at Maryville's Eugene Field Elementary Principal for the 2018/19 school year.
     Other teacher resignations accepted during Tuesdays Board executive session include:
Erin Pohren, elementary art teacher
Todd Jennings, middle school social studies
Betty Kim Foster - middle school special ed
Reid Stephens - high school math
     There were several extra duty retirements and resignations. They include:
Quincy Vinson - 7th grade girls basketball coach
Todd Jennings - middle school assistant football coach
Reid Stephens - freshman head football coach
Shaylee Rademacher - middle school cheer sponsor
Kenneth Stanfield - GRTS Welding Assistant
Madison Schafer - MS Paraprofessional
Marylyn Evans - Field School Cafeteria manager - Retire
James (Rick) McCully - Dewey Custodian - Retire


School Board Hires Four In Executive Session  4/20  6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board approved hiring for four positions in the district during their executive session Tuesday. The new hires, who will start in the new school year, include:
     Michael Creekmore - Special Ed Teacher - TLC (alternative school)
     Brooklyn Stevens - Elem/MS guidance counselor
     Quincy Vinson - freshman girls basketball coach
     Drakien Wilson - GRTS Welding Assistant


Run-Away Child Located In Chillicothe  4/20  6am
     Chillicothe Police Department located a runaway child Thursday night.
     Thirteen year old Tray Vione Jamar Bernard Colum Suber was reported missing Thursday from the 200 block of Garfield Street. He was found unharmed at about 10:30 pm in the area of 3rd and Walnut.


One Arrest and Two Accidents In Police Report  4/20  6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department report for Wednesday includes 111 calls for service. There was one arrest and two accidents reported.
At 12:20 am, Officers investigated a reported burglary in the 600 block of Williams St.
Just before 8:00 am, a two vehicle accident was reported at Ryan Lane and Washington St. There were no injuries.
At 9:45 am, Officer investigated a report of burglary or trespassing in the 800 block of Walnut St.
At 9:45 am, Officer also received report of theft from home in 700 block of Clay St.
At 12:30 pm, Officers investigated a report of trespassing in the100 block of Herriman St.
At about 2:00 pm, Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Webster St. The suspects were gone when officers arrived.
At 2:35 pm, Officers made a well-being check in the 1600 block of Springhill.
3:00 pm, Officer investigated a two vehicle accident on the Chillicothe High School Parking Lot. No Injuries were reported
At 4:15 pm, an officer was bitten by a dog while inside a home in the 300 block of Webster St. The bite was to the inner, right forearm.
At 6:40 pm, an investigation on Webster St result in an arrest on a warrant. Kyle Case was processed and taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.


School District Health Insurance Going Up  4/20  6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School district health insurance rates are going up. The Chillicothe School Board approved an increase of 8.4%. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they are staying with the same carrier and group.
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     Barnes says the health insurance group for the district required the increase to cover the continued rise in health coverage.


Chillicothe Garden Club Hosting Earth Day Extravaganza  4/20  6am
     The Chillicothe Garden Club is sponsoring an "Earth Day Extravaganza," Saturday, April 28th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Simpson Park.
     Boy Scout Troop #121 will be presenting "Stream Team-Caring for the Environment"
     Girl Scout Troop #2231 will have crafts, face painting, free trees and flower seeds
     4-H clubs will be doing crafts, and "Planting for Birds, Butterflies and Pollinators".
     North Missouri Center for Youth and Families will be doing a program on "Introducing Children to Gardening".
     The event will include several drawings for special prizes. The public is encouraged to attend.  If you need more information, call Chillicothe Garden Club President Mary Damm, at 646-3121.


Chillicothe Woman Injured In Roll Over Accident  4/19  12pm
     The Chillicothe Fire department responded to an accident on LIV 228 at 6:40 this morning. The Fire crew arrived to find the vehicle on its side with the driver, 20 year old Taisia Zieger Pagliai of Chillicothe was still inside the vehicle. According to the Highway Patrol, the accident happened as she was eastbound on LIV 228, crested a hill and went crossed the centerline. She overcorrected and the vehicle skidded off the southside of the road, hit an embankment and overturned onto the driver’s side.
     The fire crew used glass cutter to remove the windshield and used a saw to remove part of the roof of the car. Zieger Pagliai was removed from the car placed on a back board. She was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.


IRS Recommends A Withholding Check-Up  4/19  12pm
     As the federal tax filing season is over, the IRS is urging tax payers to check their withholding from their pay check. Michael Devine from the IRS says it is a simple process.
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     Devine says after completing the paycheck check-up, you can update your w4 with your employer to set the new amounts.


CMS Bookfair Ends Friday  4/19  12pm
     Chillicothe Middle School's annual Scholastic "Buy-One-Get-One Free" Book Fair bends Friday at the CMS library. Each student will have at least two opportunities to visit the book fair with their Reading/Language Arts classes. In addition to regular school hours, the book fair will be open before school at 7:30 a.m. and after school until 3:30 p.m.
     Parents, families, and friends are invited to check out the fair for a wide variety of books - just in time to begin summer reading. Gift cards may be purchased and used for the duration of the book fair.


School District Could See Improved State Funding  4/19  6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School District could see improved funding from the state if the proposed Education budget makes it to the governor. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the funding from the state this year is better than last year, and they hope to see it is even better for 2018/19.
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     Barnes says they are also hearing funding for transportation will also improve.
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     The education funding still needs to receive approval from the state senate and from the governor. The governor could also exercise his ability to withhold a percentage of the funding if he sees fit.


Chillicothe Police Report For Tuesday  4/19  6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 93 calls for service Tuesday. The report includes two arrests.
7:47 am, Officers checked reported suspicious activity in the 300 block of Webster St…
9:09 am, Officers checked complaint of traffic light malfunction at Park Lane and Washington. Officers contacted MoDOT.
12:22pm, Madison Lowrey was arrested on a warrant, in the 1300 block of Third St. Lowery was held at Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
3:10pm, Officer investigated an accident at Timber Villa Apartments.
3:18pm, Officer investigated a peace disturbance in the 400 block of Elm St. The resident was advised of legal options.
9:49pm, Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 2600 block of Shawnee Drive. As a result, they arrested Taylor O’Dell, for alleged possession of controlled substance and paraphernalia. O'Dell was processed and released.


Child On Bike Hit In Polo  4/19  6am
     A child riding a bicycle was injured in Polo Wednesday evening. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 12 year old Ryan Bell of Polo was taken to Liberty Hospital with moderate injuries following the accident at about 5:15 pm on School Street in Polo. The report states Bell was riding his bike on Stoutmore Street and failed to stop for a stop sign. Eighteen year old Megan Latimer of Polo was eastbound on School Street and had the right of way, when Bell failed to yield and was hit by the Latimer vehicle. Bell was thrown from the bike and landed in a ditch.


Zaki Provides Assistance To Chillicothe Police  4/19  6am
     The Livingston County Sheriff's Department K9, Zaki recently assisted the Chillicothe Police Department with a traffic stop. Sheriff Steve Cox says on April 12th, Officers made a stop and requested Zaki check the vehicle. Zaki and his handler, Deputy Mueller made a search of the vehicle and Zaki indicated positive to the presence of a controlled substance. Further investigation resulted in seizing a used syringe and suspected prescription medication.


Trenton's New Ladder Truck Arrives  4/19  6am
     Trenton's new Ladder Truck has arrived. The Trenton Fire Chief, Brandon Gibler, says they took delivery of the new truck which will be dubbed "Ladder 9" on Wednesday.
     Gibler says the 2018 E-One Typhoon - 75’ Aerial Ladder will replace their obsolete 1984 Ladder Truck. He says the purchase of this truck was funded by the Fire Sales Tax passed by the voters of Trenton. He says once they receive training from E-One and get it equipped, the truck will be placed in service.
     The Trenton Fire Department plans to have an open house to introduce everyone to “Ladder 9” at a later date.


Arts Council Presents "Event At Locust & Ann  4/18  12pm
     The Spring "Event at Locust & Ann," presented by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council is May 5th at Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery. Doors will open at 6, with lite refreshments and the program at 7:00. Arts Council Administrator Mary Lou VanDeventer says they have a wonderful trio set to perform.
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     VanDeventer says this is a stand alone event and not part of the arts council package. Tickets are available by contacting the Arts Council office.
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     They also have a table of 8 available for $175 (that's $25 of the regular price.) Call 646-1173 for tickets or more information.


Arts Council Cultural Luncheon May 3rd  4/18  12pm
     The Chillicothe Area Arts Council Spring Cultural Luncheon is May 3rd at Silver Moon Plaza. Arts Council Administrator Mary Lou Vandeventer says they will have two performances for you.
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     VanDeventer says there is no charge for the event. A $7 box lunch is available, but not required. The lunch must be reserved by calling the Arts Office 646-1173 by Friday, April 27th at Noon.
     Warm dry weather is planned, but in case of rain, it will be moved to First Christian Church, 900 Jackson Street.


Headed to Prison  4/18  12pm
     CThe Livingston County Sheriff's Department is transporting four individuals to the Missouri Department of Corrections after recent sentencing in Livingston County Court. They include:
     24 year old Jackson S. Anderson of Kansas City, KS - 2 years on a Probation Violation - Stealing.
      41 year old Gregory Johnson of Bethany - 4 years and an ITP Program for Driving While Intoxicated.
     59 year old Gilbert Garcia of Chillicothe - 5 years for Receiving Stolen Property
     36 year old Ryann N. Gatson of Chillicothe - 4 years on Possession Controlled Substance


Local Shooters Top NCMC Trap Shoot   4/18  12pm
     The Chillicothe FFA Shooting team won the North Central Missouri College Shooting Sports Club fundraising trap shoot. At total of 34 shooters participated in the traditional 100 clay event. For the High School Division, Chillicothe FFA Shooting team members had the top scores. That includes: Peyton Hein (95), Eric Davis (91), Clayton Walker (91), Mack Anderson (88), and Wyatt Maddux (84).
     In the Adult division, the top three are David Gann (93), John Hallifield (91), and Dan Lockridge (90).


New School Construction Nearly Complete  4/18  6am
     Construction of the new Chillicothe Elementary School is nearly complete and Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they are down to punch list items and inspections.
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     Barnes says recently the work is to complete last minute items.
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     He says they expect to have the keys in hand on or about April 27th.


Students To Get First Tours of School  4/18  6am
     When the new Chillicothe Elementary School is complete, Dr Roger Barnes says there will be a few tours. Among the first to see the new building will be students.
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     Barnes says public tours will happen a bit later.
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     The date for the dedication and open house has not been set.


Grass Fire Damages Home On Bryan  4/18  6am
     A fire in the 1600 block of Bryan Street Tuesday evening summoned Chillicothe fire fighters. The call came in at 7:44 and the fire department arrived in three minutes to find a home owner was spraying the siding on his house with water after the burning of a pile of leaves got out of control. The fire was at the Andrew Perkins home at 1641 Bryan. The wind caused the pile of burning leaves to spread to a fence and than to the bushes near the front of the house. The fire crew used a hand line to assist in putting out the fire in the smoldering leaves and the melting vinyl siding.
     The fire crew was on the scene for about 20 minutes.


Fire Damages Garage North of Chillicothe  4/18  6am
     A fire at a rural location damaged a garage and workshop Tuesday evening. Chillicothe fire fighters responded to 9588 LIV 237, about two miles north of the Chillicothe High School, at about 7:20 and arrived about 7 minutes later to find fire and smoke coming from a garage with an attached apartment. The fire crew, with mutual aid from the Chula Fire Department, were able to keep the fire contained to the garage, but the unoccupied apartment had smoke damage.
     The owner, Ted Blankenship, stated he had been working in the shop Tuesday evening and was using a lawn mower before he left 10-15 minutes before the fire call came in.
     The report states the fire appears to have started around the lawn tractor, however they could not say for certain that was the cause of the fire.
     The fire crews were on the scene for about 2 hours.


Chillicothe Police Report For Monday  4/18  6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department had 116 calls for service Monday. The report includes several investigations and one arrest.
     At about 1:45 am, an assault was reported in the 300 blk. of Wise St., A suspect was identified, and investigation continues
     1:15pm, Officer spoke with subject on what was determined to be a Civil issue…
     1:25pm, Officers took a report of a vehicle leaving a business on Business 36 without paying for product. A license plate number was provided and a suspect determined.
     2:52pm, Officers received a report of a stolen license plate. The plate was later found at a local car wash…
     At about 7:45 pm, Mariah Grant surrendered herself at the Chillicothe Police Department on an active warrant. Grant was processed and held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.


Troopers Arrest One In Carroll County  4/18  6am
     A Salisbury resident was arrested by State Troopers Tuesday evening. At about 8:20 pm, troopers arrested 57 year old Dale Avance on several charges, including alleged possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of prescription pills, possession of marijuana - prior offense, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and speeding. Avance was taken to the Ray County Jail.


IRS Extends Deadline Due To Computer Issue  4/18  6am
     The IRS says you get one more day… Due to a computer problem Tuesday morning, some taxpayers were having problems with the payment of their tax debt. Due to the problems, the IRS has allowed Individuals and businesses now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18.

The IRS says the IRS encountered system issues Tuesday morning. Throughout the system outage, taxpayers were still able to file their tax returns electronically through their software providers and Free File. Taxpayers using paper to file and pay their taxes at the deadline were not affected by the system issue.

The IRS advised taxpayers the automatic six-month extensions are available to taxpayers who need additional time to file.