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Council Says NO To Hard Liquor At Golf Course
There will be NO hard liquor sales at
Green Hills Golf Course. The Chillicothe City Administrator Ike
Holland re-introduced the subject which was originally discussed last
month. Holland says there was a poll taken at of Green Hills patrons.
A poling of the council members indicated the calls they received and
discussions they had with their constituents showed they were not in
favor of the proposal. Third Ward Councilman Tom Douglas explained
another reason for his no vote.
The vote by the council on the sale of hard liquor at Green Hills Golf
Course was a unanimous NO.
Fire Damages Kitchen Wednesday Night
Chillicothe Fire Fighters responded to a
cooking fire Wednesday night on Medowlane Drive. The Call came in at
about 10:50 and the fire crew arrived about 5 minutes later to find
the resident had put out the fire that was on the stove and into the
cabinets above the stove. The fire department pulled the electric
meter and removed the stove that had been damaged by fire. They used a
thermal imaging camera, which showed a heat source in the ceiling. The
kitchen ceiling was pulled down and the insulation removed. The fire
crew was on the scene for about 35 minutes.
Troopers Arrest Galt Woman On Warrants
A Galt resident was arrested in Sullivan
County on several warrants. State Troopers arrested 21 year old Katie
Corum on Sullivan County warrants for alleged no valid license,
expired registration, no insurance and no seatbelt. She was also
arrested for no seatbelt at the time she was pulled over and arrested.
Corum was held at the Sullivan County Jail with no bond allowed.
Library Offers Container Gardening Program
The Livingston County Library will have
their annual Container Gardening program April 11th. Library Director
Robin Westphal says this is a program that supports a Local FFA
Westphal says this has been a very successful program.
Westphal says the space is limited and you do need to pre-register.
Call the library at 646-0547 before April 7th.
Chillicothe School Board Candidate - Patrick Groom
The race for the Chillicothe R-II School
Board includes two incumbents and two that have not served on the
board in the past. Today we hear from Patrick Groom. Groom says he is
retired and looks forward to serving the Chillicothe School District
and its students. He talked about the new schools and the plans for
Groom also talked about the School District's budget.
Groom talked about his concerns for the district.
He says weather he wins the school board seat or not, he plans to find
ways to volunteer and serve the district.
The Chillicothe Police Department report
includes several investigations.
officers were called to the 1700 block of Calhoun to investigate a
report of a parent interfering with child custody. A report was sent
to the prosecuting attorney.
commercial burglary was reported in the 200 block of South Washington
Street. That investigation continues.
Officers also responded to two domestic disturbance reports. One was
Monday in the 100 block of Henry, the other Tuesday in the 1400 block
of Lambert. Both were verbal and no arrests were made.
Local Schools Will Have Visiting Author
The Chillicothe Middle School, Central
School and Chula School will have a visiting author next week. Kerry
O'Malley Cerra, the author of Just a Drop of Water, a book that has
been nominated for several awards, including the MASL Truman Award
(Missouri's highest honor for middle-grade literature). The book is
also the winner of the prestigious Crystal Kite Award and VOYA's Top
Shelf Fiction for Middle Readers.
will give presentations Monday and Tuesday to each grade level and
will meet with students in smaller groups during mealtimes.
Arts Council Presents St. Louis Brass
A musical program that will include some
stories, history and humor will be on the stage of the Gary Dickenson
Performing Arts Center Sunday. The Chillicothe Area Arts Council
presents St. Louis Brass Ensemble beginning at 3:00 pm. Arts Council
Director Marylou VanDeventer says this is a unique group.
VanDeventer says the show will provide a variety of music.
Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults and $5 for students.
Arts Council season ticket holders will be admitted with the season
pass. Ticket sales at the PAC will start at 2:00, the doors will open
Home & Garden Show
The Grand River Area Family YMCA will have
their first annual spring Home and Garden Show on Saturday, from 10:00
am to 3:00 pm. Y Program Director Lacey Pate says they will have a
variety of displays and vendors.
Pate says they will also have a Healthy Kids Day event taking place
from 10:00 am to Noon.
Both events are free to attend.
New Administrative Assistant & Assistant Street Superintendent
The Chillicothe City Council approved the
hiring of a new Administrative Assistant and promoted one employee in
the executive session following Monday's City council meeting.
The new Administrative Assistant is Heather Gates. She will work
closely with the City Clerk, Mayor and City Administrator.
A 16 year veteran of the Chillicothe Street Department is the new
assistant Street Superintendent. Jeff Gillespie was promoted from the
position of foreman to fill the position that had been vacant since
the retirement of Leroy Snidow last year. Gillespie will start the new
position on April 1st.
Council Amends 2016/17 City Budget
The Chillicothe City Council approved
amendments to the current city budget as they prepare to close out the
Fiscal year on Friday. The budget for the 2016/17 fiscal year was
increased on the expense side by nearly $816,000. Changes on the
revenue side are not required, but some of the expenses were offset by
The council made the
amendments to reflect the actual expenses for the year.
Council Apprvoves Annual Service Contracts
The annual service contracts with the
City of Chillicothe were approved at Monday's meeting. The contracts
are with various organizations that provide services to the city or
its residents and included no increases this year.
The list of contracts includes:
YMCA - $14,500
Summer Playground Association - $13,000
Main Street Chillicothe -
Chamber of Commerce - $5,300
Chillicothe Arts Council -
Extension (4H) - $5,000
Oats - $10,000
The council also approved the contract for continued prosecution
services with Adam Warren. The contract increased by $1,000 to $37,600
a year, and will run through December 31st of 2018.
The economic Developer Contract with Rumery and Associates was
renewed. The total contract is for $36,000 a year, with re-imbursement
from the CDC, CMU and Farmers Electric, each providing $9,000 a year
on that contract.
Ordinance Allows Collective Batgaining With Police
The Chillicothe Police Department earlier
requested permission for a union to represent them. Monday, the
council approved a provision that will allow collective bargaining
between the city and the union on behalf of the members. City Attorney
Robert Cowherd explained the ordinance.
The council approved the ordinance as presented.
Troopers Arrest Chillicothe Woman In Randolph Co.
A Chillicothe woman was arrested Tuesday
by State Troopers in Randolph County on several charges. Twenty-two
year old Brittany Quinn was arrested at about 6:15 pm for alleged
driving while suspended, no valid plates, no insurance, a seatbelt
violation and on a Carroll County warrant for alleged driving while
suspended. She was held at the Randolph CountyJail pending the posting
Resident Requests Purchase of Part of Clay Street Park
A Chillicothe resident living adjacent to
Clay Street Park wants to purchase an unused part of the park. Arch
Hasler addressed the City Council Monday about the small piece of
property at the west end of the park. Hasler would like to include
this with his property and maintain it. There is no objection by the
Parks Director, but Third Ward Councilman Tom Douglas asked if there
were any stipulations on the property for that park that would not
allow the sale of the property for any reason.
No decision was made at Mondays meeting as further research will be
needed. If the council approves. Hasler will need to pay for a survey
of the requested property.
A Gallatin resident, 73 year old Robert Huggins died March 27th in
Kansas City. Services are Thursday at 11:00am at McWilliams Funeral
Home in Gallatin with burial in Greenwood Cemetery near Gallatin.
Friends may call Wednesday after 11:00am with family visitation
Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00am at the funeral home. Memorials may be
made to Gallatin United Methodist Church or Gallatin Senior Citizens
William "Little Bill" Larson
A Trenton resident, 66 year
old William "Little Bill" Larson died March 27th in Trenton. Funeral
Services will be held on Friday at 11:00am at Lindley Funeral Home
in Laredo with private inurnment at a later date at Richardson
Cemetery in Laredo. Family visitation is Friday from 10:00 to
11:00am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the William
Larson Memorial Fund.
Helen Louise Harris
A Chillicothe resident, 74 year old Helen Louise Harris died March
25th in Chillicothe. Services are Friday at 2:00 pm at Heritage
Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial in Resthaven Memorial
Gardens in Chillicothe. Family visitation is Thursday from 6:00 to
8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made the American
Billy Dean Corbin
A Chillicothe resident, 90
year old Billy Dean Corbin died March 29th in Chillicothe. Graveside
service is Friday at 2:00pm at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in
Chillicothe. Friends may call Thursday from 12:00 to 6:00pm at
Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. There will be no family
visitation. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
A Marceline resident, 81 year
old Dick Niemeier died March 28th. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be Saturday at 10:00am at St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in
Wien with burial in the St Mary's Cemetery in Wien. A rosary will be
Friday at 5:30 with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Delaney
Funeral Home in Marceline. Memorials may be made to the cemetery, to
the Marceline Fire Department or to Larry's Warriors Foundation.
Joseph A. Daniels
former Carrollton resident, 75 year old Joseph A. Daniels died March
29th in Kansas City. Memorial services are Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at
First United Methodist Church in Blue Springs, with inurnment at the
church. A Celebration of Life is Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Foster
Funeral Chapels in Carrollton. Family visitation is Saturday from
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to the
Jay "Pat" Barnes
resident, 60 year old Jay "Pat" Barnes died February 27th in
Carrollton. Memorial services are Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at
Mandeville Methodist Church with inurnment at a later date in
Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. Family visitation is Saturday from
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to the
Kansas City Barbeque Society or the church. Arrangements under the
direction of Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer.
A Kansas City resident, 75 year old Max Meneely died March 26th in
Liberty. A Memorial Service is Saturday at 2:00pm at Lindley Funeral
Home in Chillicothe with inurnment in Meadville Cemetery. Friends
may call Friday from 12:00 to 6:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to
2:00pm with family visitation Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cemetery or to Vern R.
Glick American Legion Post #25.
Jimmie Dan Beck
A former Carrollton resident, 88 year old Jimmie Dan Beck died March
27th in Kansas City. Services are Saturday at 2:00pm at Foster
Funeral Chapel in Carrollton with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in
Carrollton. Family visitation is Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to St Jude's, the ASPCA or to
the charity of your choice.
Curtis Lee VanDeventer
A Brookfield resident, 60 year old Curtis Lee VanDeventer died March
28th in Columbia. Services are Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Foster Funeral
Chapel in Carrollton with burial in Pleasant Park Cemetery in
DeWitt. Family visitation is Sunday from 12:00 to 1:45 p.m. with a
parish rosary at 1:45 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to
the Mustangs, Antique Hearse Restoration, or the cemetery.
Lee Jerald Anderson
A Braymer resident, 75 year old Lee
Jerald Anderson died March 27th in Braymer. A Celebration of Life is
Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00pm at Braymer Lions Hall with a private
inurnment at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. There
will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Phares Cemetery
or Evergreen Cemetery. Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer is in
charge of arrangements.
Darla Ann Magruder
A Carrollton resident, 74 year old
Darla Ann Magruder died March 28th in Kansas City. Services are
Monday at 10:30am at St Mary's Catholic Church in Carrollton with
burial in Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton. Family visitation is
Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00pm with rosary at 7:00pm at Foster Funeral
Chapels in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
A Brookfield resident, 67 year old Roxanne Drescher died March 17th
in Brookfield. A Memorial service is Saturday (April 8th) at 11:00 am at First
Presbyterian Church in Brookfield with a private burial at a later
date in Lakeside Cemetery in Sumner. Family visitation is Saturday
(April 8th) from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the church. Memorials may be made to the
Roxi Drescher Memorial Fund for local youth. Arrangements under the
direction of Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield.