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SCHOOL CLOSINGS & LATE STARTS FOR TUESDAY  01/16  5am
     Several area aschhos are closed for Tuesday others are lqate starts.  there have been a few changes, so check the list
-Chillicothe R-II CLOSED Tuesday
-Chillicothe Head Start CLOSED Tuesday
-Grand River Tech School CLOSED Tuesday
-Braymer Schools CLOSED Tuesday - revised
-Brookfield CLOSED Tuesday
-Carrollton CLOSED Tuesday
-Chula School CLOSED Tuesday
-Jamesport Schools CLOSED Tuesday - revised
-Polo Schools CLOSED Tuesday - revised
-Southwest of Ludlow CLOSED Tuesday
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-Breckenridge Schools 2 hour late start
-Gallatin schools starting at 10:00am
-Grundy of Galt Schools 2 hour late start
-Hamilton Schools 2 hour late start
-New York R4 Late Start
-Pleasant View Schools 2 hour late start
-Trenton Schools 2 hour late start


Black Reports On Economic Development In The Area  01/15 12pm
     A few economic development projects for the local area are approved. Representative Rusty Black says one of those is for a group in Chillicothe, the Home of Sliced Bread Corporation.
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     Home of Sliced Bread Corporation received NAP Credits totaling just over $264,000.
     The City of Meadville received a Community Development Block Grant of a half million dollars. Black says it will help with wastewater projects.
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     He says a little over a month ago, the Grundy County Nursing Home District received loan funding approval to help with energy efficiency projects


Fire Destroys Home In Trenton Sunday  01/15 12pm
     A house in Trenton is a total loss after a fire early Sunday morning. Trenton Firefighters received the call just before 1:00 am to the house at the corner of Chicago and East 20th Streets. They arrived to find heavy smoke and fire at the front of the house and began the attack from inside. The fire spread to the attic of the 1 and 1/2 story building and began to compromise the structure. The fire fighters pulled out for safety and began working the fire only from the outside.
     The fire crew was on the scene for about five hours. After the fire was out, the fire department was called back several times for flare-ups.
     Trenton Fire Department was assisted by the Grundy County Rural Fire Department.


2018 Livingston County Budget Hearing Friday  01/15 6am
     The Livingston County Budget has its first public hearing Friday. The Livingston County Commissioners have met with the elected officials and are reviewing the requests made by each of the departments. The commissioners meet Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the commission room, those agendas include the Budget Process and county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental responsibilities. Friday is the Public Hearing on the Budget at 10:00 am.
     The second Public Hearing on the County Budget is after a 10 day waiting period for public inspection.


Firefighters Respond To Two Calls Sunday  01/15 6am
     Chillicothe Fire Fighters responded to two fire calls Sunday.
     The first was a possible electrical fire at a hotel at Washington and Business 36 at about 12:30 am. The fire crew arrived to find a water line had broken in a room above the laundry room and was leaking around and near electrical equipment. There was no sign of fire or smoke. Water in the area was shut off and the fire crew returned to service after 10 min.
     At about 3:00 pm Sunday, Chillicothe Fire Fighters responded to 11333 LIV 2315 for a vehicle fire. The fire crew arrived in about 7 minutes to find an SUV have been on fire, but the fire was already out, as the owner had used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.
     The fire crew checked to make sure the fire was out and was back in service in 8 minutes.


Accident In Daviess County Injures Driver  01/15 6am
     State Troopers responded to one accident in the local counties over the weekend.
     An accident Sunday morning in Daviess County left a Gallatin woman with minor injuries. Fifty-seven year old Vicky Hoig of Gallatin was treated at the scene of the accident that happened at 6:40 am on Lake Viking Terrace at Deer Run, near Altamont. According to the report, Hoig was northbound and lost control on the snow covered road, slid off the road and down an embankment and hit the ditch. She was wearing a safety belt.


Troopers Arrest Three In Local Counties   01/15 6am
     State Troopers report three arrests in the local counties over the weekend.
     Saturday at 8:00 am, Troopers arrested 33 year old Marcella Patterson of Louisville KY on a Louisville warrant for alleged tampering and wanton endangerment. She was held at the Caldwell County Detention Center.
     Sunday at 11:55 am in Livingston County, 19 year old Anthony Riley of Springfield for alleged speeding (97 in a 65 zone). He posted bond and was released.
     Sunday at 11:23 pm in Livingston County, 55 year old Steven Palmer of Chula was arrested for alleged DWI - Persistent Offender. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a 24 hour hold.


Chillicothe Police Report Two Arrests  01/15 6am
    Chillicothe Police arrested two on Friday. Officers served a warrant at 1021 First Street and arrested Desmond Huff on a Probation and Parole warrant. They also arrested Nicole Marte for alleged Hindering Prosecution by concealing a wanted subject. Huff was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail and Marte was processed, cited and released.


Livingston County Alcohol Compliance Checks  01/15 6am
     Alcohol compliance checks in Livingston County on January 6th led to three citations for Supplying Liquor to a Minor. Citations were issued in the following locations:
     20 year old male was cited in the 200 block Washington Street in Chillicothe.
     35 year old female was cited 10 block of Elm Street in Chillicothe.
     36 year old female was cited at a business on Park Street in Avalon.

     The Midland Empire Alcohol Task Force conducted the compliance checks, using an 18-year-old who was sent into the businesses to attempt to by alcoholic beverages.


Carrollton Town Council Meets Tonight  01/15 6am
     The Carrollton Town Council consider items from the police department and appointments from the mayor. The Carrollton Council Meeting is Monday at 6:00 pm at City Hall.
     The agenda begins with presentations from the police department on the Drug Task Force and about recent Liquor License Violations.
     The Mayor also presents information on his appointments for the City Works Board and the Ward 3 opening.
     Reports to the Council include from the Wastewater Department, the Street Supervisor and from the Administrative Assistant.


Chillciothe R-II School Board Meets Tuesday  01/13 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board meets Tuesday evening in regular session. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm at the Administrative building.
     The meeting begins with presentations from Garrison and Dewey School Administrators to recognize staff and students and recognition of the members of the School Board.
     Reports to the board include on the Food Service Program and A-Plus program.
Items on the agenda include:
     Considering bids for furnishings for the new elementary school, technology bids for the new building, including a VoIP phone system, Security and access control and wireless networking equipment.
     Discussions will continue on the Garrison and Central School Properties.
     The board considers an intergovernmental agreement
     There is also consideration of a dedication plaque.

     The executive session includes personnel items that include the Football Coach Position, Assistant Superintendent and the superintendent evaluation.


One Arrest In Chillicothe Police Report  01/13 6am
     A missing person, a warrant arrest and an investigation are in the Chillicothe Police Department report.
     Friday, officers asked for assistance in locating 25 year old Desmond Dorian Huff, who was wanted on a parole violation warrant. Huff was located Friday afternoon without incident.
     Thursday, officers received a report of a missing person. After about an hour the person was located safe at a local motel.
     Wednesday, fraudulent use of a credit card was reported. The person stated the card was used at multiple locations on-line. The investigation continues.


Troopers Arrest Two From Kansas In Caldwell County 01/13 6am
     State Troopers arrested two Kansas residents Friday evening in Caldwell County.
     At about 5:20 pm. Troopers arrested 23 year old Cole Bruner of Kansas City for alleged No valid license and speeding. They also arrested 22 year old Quincy Jones of Overland Park on a Johnson County, Kansas warrant for alleged assault. They were both taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center.


False Alarm Summons Fire Department To Industrial Park  01/13 6am
     Chillicothe Fire Fighters responded to an automated alarm Friday at about 2:35 pm. The alarm was at DeLaval Manufacturing at 501 South Mitchell. While the fire crew was en-route, they were advised this was a false alarm and the alarm system was being serviced.


Chillicothe Schools In Session Monday For Make-Up Day  01/13 6am
     The Chillicothe public schools are in session Monday. The Chillicothe R-II School District had its first Snow Day this past week and Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they will make that up Monday.
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     Barnes says the Chillicothe R-II School District will be in session Monday!


County Budget Work Contimnues  01/13 6pm
     The first of two public hearings on the Livingston County Budget is January 19th, that's next Friday. The commissioners have been meeting with the elected officials and reviewing the requests made by each of the departments. The commissioners meet next week, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the commission room. The agenda for Tuesday and Thursday includes the Budget Process. Thursday is the Public Hearing on the Budget at 10:00 am.
     Also on the agendas are county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental responsibilities.
     The second Public Hearing on the County Budget is after a 10 day waiting period for public inspection.



Funeral Notices


Dr Darrell Miller
     A former Chillicothe resident, Dr. Darrell Miller died January 6th in Neosho. Services are Tuesday at 10:00am at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Chillicothe with burial in Wheeling Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 12:00 to 5:00pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, there is no family visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Indian College Fund.

Jerry Ostrowski
     A Marceline resident, 80 year old Jerry Ostrowski died January 11th. A Mass of Christian Burial is Tuesday at 12:00pm at Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church in Marceline with burial in Effingham, Illinois. Family visitation is Tuesday from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline

Cassandra (Cassie) White
     A Sedalia and former Carrollton resident, 21 year old Cassandra (Cassie) White died January 9th in Carrollton. Services are Tuesday at 12:00 pm at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial in Oakhill Cemetery in Carrollton. Family visitation is Tuesday from 11:00am to 12:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family's choice.

Willard McCracken
     A Dawn resident, 91 year old Willard McCracken died January 15th in Chillicothe. Services are Wednesday at 10:00am at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial in Blue Mound Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 12:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home. There is no family visitation. Memorials may be made to the Cemetery.


Mary Anderson
     A Macon resident, formerly of Marceline, 92 year old Mary Anderson died January 12th. Services are Wednesday at 11:00 am at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline. Family visitation is Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home.

John Constant
     A Wheeling resident, 83 year old John Constant died January 9th in Chillicothe. Services are Thursday at 10:00am at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial in Wheeling Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the funeral home. There is no family visitation. Memorials may be made to the Cemetery.

Celo Greers
     A Bucklin resident, 95 year old Celo Greers died January 13th. Services are Thursday at 11:00 am at Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church in Marceline with burial in Masonic Cemetery in Bucklin. Friends may call Wednesday

Leroy Knifong
     A Purdin resident, 68 year old Leroy Knifong died January 14th in Purdin. Services are Thursday at 1:00pm at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield with burial in Purdin Cemetery in Purdin. Family visitation is Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Knifong family in care of Kym Knifong.

Curtis Ranes
     A Trenton resident, 64 year old Curtis Ranes died January 14th in Trenton. Graveside services are Friday at 1:00pm at Masonic Cemetery in Jamesport. Friends may call Thursday from 11:00 am to 7:00pm with family visitation from 5:00 to 7:00pm at McWilliams Funeral Home in Jamesport. Memorials may be made to St Jude Research Hospital or Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Charles Lester Richardson
     A Carrollton resident, 65 year old Charles Lester Richardson died January 7th in Carrollton. Services are Friday at 1:00 pm at Southside Baptist Church in Carrollton with burial at a later date. Family visitation will be Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the church. Memorials may be made to the family's choice. Arrangement are under the direction of Foster Funeral Chapels in Carrollton.

J.L. Eckelberry
A Jamesport resident, 78 year old J.L. Eckelberry died January 11th in Kansas City. There are no service details available at this time, and burial will be in Masonic Cemetery in Jamesport this spring. Memorials may be made to the Jamesport Livestock Association, Jamesport First Responders, or Donor’s Choice. Arrangements are under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home in Jamesport.