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Offered City Administrators Position in Minnesota
Chillicothe City Administrator Ike
Holland has been offered the position of City Administrator for the
City of Wilmar in Minnesota. The Wilmar Council voted unanimously this
week to offer the position to Ike Holland, saying they felt he has the
communication skills to move Willmar forward. Holland was one of three
finalists for the position.
West Central Tribune reported Holland is also a finalist for the City
Administrator's position with the City of Baxter, with interviews
scheduled in March.
Holland has been the
Chillicothe City Administrator since August of 2011.
Chillicothe School Board to Meet MONDAY
The Chillicothe R-II School Board meets
next week, but that meeting will be on MONDAY, not
Tuesday. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm at the district Office.
Reports to the board include for professional development, special
education services and technology.
New business includes:
The finance report, paraprofessional substitute pay, consideration for
employee benefits provider, continuing the flex spending program,
mowing bids and consideration for the sewer line engineer inspection
and design drawings.
The board will also
consider the declaration of surplus property.
An executive session is planned following the regular meeting.
The Chillicothe R-II School Board meets MONDAY at
Troopers Arrest Brunswick Man
A Brunswick man was arrested by State
Troopers early Saturday morning. Thirty-one year old Zachary Wahlbrink
was arrested at about 1:15 am in Carroll County, on charges of alleged
DWI and failing to drive on the right half of the roadway. He was
processed at the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and released.
MDC Offers Turkey Hunting Workshops
The Missouri Department of Conservation
is offering FREE Turkey Hunting workshops prior to the spring turkey
season. The workshops will be held at three MDC facilities around the
Kansas City area. MDC staff will teach participants about types of
turkey calls used during the spring season. Clothing and gear will be
discussed. The workshop will provide tips on shotguns and shells,
strategies, hunting regulations, and places to hunt.
An Introduction to Turkey Hunting workshop at Burr Oak Woods Nature
Center in Blue Springs on March 25th. Call 816-228-3766; registration
open March 1st.
There will be an
Introduction to Turkey Hunting workshop at the MDCís Parma Woods
Shooting Range near Parkville on April 2nd. Registration is required
by calling 816-891-9941
MDCís Lake City
Shooting Range will offer Introduction to Turkey Hunting on April 6th.
Registration is required by calling 816-249-3194
Spring Turkey Season begins with the youth portion April 8th and 9th,
the regular spring turkey season run April 17th to May 7th
No Trash Pick-Up Monday
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities will have Monday off for Presidents
Day; That means there will be no trash pick-up on Monday. CMU Refuse
Director Troy Figg says residents with a Monday trash route will have
their trash picked up on Tuesday, along with the regular Tuesday
Salute To Agruculture
The annual Salute To Agriculture,
presented by the Chillicothe FFA and Chillicothe Area Chamber of
Commerce was held this (Friday) morning at the Litton Ag Center. The
special guest speaker for the program was the new head of the Missouri
Department of Agriculture, Chris Chinn. Chinn (right) says meeting and
talking with Ag students is very important to her department.
Chinn says one of the
goals of her department is to improve access to highspeed internet in
rural areas and bringing the young people back to the rural
The Chillicothe FFA
President, Cole Gutshall says this breakfast is their way of showing
Attendance at the Salute
To Agriculture breakfast was very good.
Two Injured In Accident Friday Morning
An accident this (Friday) morning left
two Hamilton residents with moderate injuries. The single vehicle
accident happened just before 8:00 am on Highway 13, south of
Kingston. State Troopers report 19 year olds Malachi Stacy and
Nicholas Thorne of Hamilton were taken to Cameron Regional Medical
Center for treatment following the accident that happened when Stacy
was southbound and drove off the west side of the road, overcorrected
and went off the west side again and the car overturned. They were not
wearing safety belts at the time of the accident.
Troopers Arrest One In Daviess Co.
A Cameron man was arrested Thursday evening in Daviess County.
Thirty-one year old Cody Gilreath was arrested on a Daviess County
warrant for alleged failure to appear on a traffic ticket. He was
taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
County Commission Meetings
The Livingston County Commissioners meet
Tuesday and Thursday in regular session. The meetings will begin at
9:30 am in the Commission Room of the courthouse. The agendas include
county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental
Tuesday, the commissioners will
attend the E911 Advisory Board meeting at the Chillicothe Police
Department. It will start at 10:00 am.
Thursday, they will attend the Livingston County Extension Council
annual meeting at 6:30 pm at First Baptist Church.
Fire Danger Continues Friday
The Red Flag warning for areas to our
south is lifted, but the is still an elevated risk of fires today for
all of the KCHI listening area. National Weather Service Meteorologist
Jonathan Welsh says burning is not recommended.
Welsh says conditions will
improve some as we head into the weekend.
We could even see some rain
Sunday night into Monday
Fire Near Chula Destroys Buildings
Fire destroyed two buildings and damaged
a third near Chula Thursday afternoon. The call came in to the Chula
Fire Department as a grass fire at about 2:30. While enroute, they
received an update that two buildings were on fire and a third was
threatened. By the time they arrived, the third building was on fire,
but they were able to save it with some damage. The fire was west of
Route V and had jumped the road and spread to the east side of Route V
before they were able to put it out.
Chula was on the scene for about two and a half hours.
Three Fires In Grundy County
Grundy County Fire Fighters worked three
One was at Mockingbird
Hills, two miles outside of Trenton. This fire threatened a home. They
were abel to get that fire under control.
The second included Mutual Aid from Mercer County. This fire was fire
near the Route C and Route A junction in Grundy County. Spickard Fire
and Mercer County attacked the grass fire which had spread into piles
There was also a grass fire
south of Trenton on US 65.
Department issued a Burn Ban Thursday. That remains in place for
Chillicothe Hosts District FBLA Contest
Chillicothe hosted the FBLA District 19
Contest day at United Methodist Church Thursday. Sponsor Sondra
Sturguess, from Grand River Tech says the District Competition
includes 22 schools. Sturguess says Chillicothe did well.
Sturguess says this
event is usually held at NCMC in Trenton.
She says the visiting
schools enjoyed and appreciated the facilities at United Methodist
GED Classes Offered In Chillicothe
Macon School District's Adult Education
and Literacy Program is offering GED classes in Chillicothe at the
North Missouri Center For Youth and Families. Center Director Daniel
Savage says the classes will be taught by North Missouri Center For
Youth and Families staff, who will be managed and employed by the
Macon School District.
Starting in March
with orientation on March 7th and classes Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursdays beginning March 14th. The classes will be from 9:30 to Noon.
To register, call the Macon School District's Adult Education and
Literacy Program at 660-385-2158.
says he is very excited to be offering the GED program locally.
Chillicothe Railroad Board Meeting
The Chillicothe Railroad Advisory Board
will meet Tuesday. The meeting begins at 5:15 pm at City Hall. The
agenda includes a review of the financials and any old and new
business. This meeting is open to the public.
A Mendon resident, 84 year old Gene Koehl died February 16th in
Mendon. Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday at 10:00am at St Joseph
Catholic Church near Mendon with burial in the church cemetery. A
prayer service and rosary is Friday at 5:30pm with family visitation
from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the church. Memorials may be made to the
cemetery or the Sumner American Legion Post. Delaney Funeral Home in
Marceline is in charge of arrangements.
Lloyd Clair "Grumpy" Williams
A Chillicothe resident, 94 year old Lloyd Clair "Grumpy"
Williams, died February 11th in Carrollton. A memorial service is
Saturday at 11:00 am at Chillicothe Free Methodist Church, with
burial at a later date at Dunkard Cemetery in Toddville, Iowa.
Family visitation is Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church.
Memorials may be made to Liberty 4H Club in Chillicothe or to the
church. Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral
home in Chillicothe.
Debra Ann "Debbie" Ngo
A Sedalia resident, formerly of Trenton, 49 year old Debra Ann
"Debbie" Ngo, died January 19th in Sedalia. A memorial service is
Saturday at 2:00 pm at Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton, with inurnment
at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Trenton. Family visitation is
Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be
made to American Cancer Society
Russell Glen Hill Jr.
A Carrollton resident, 84 year old Russell Glen Hill Jr. died
February 15th in Columbia. Services are Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at
Bittiker funeral home in Carrollton with burial in Carroll Memory
Gardens in Carrollton. Family visitation is Saturday from 2:00 to
2:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the
Carrollton Public Library Genealogy Department.
Ray F Bales
A Carrollton resident, 86 year old Ray F Bales, died February
10th in Carrollton. A memorial service is Sunday at 2:00 pm at
Bethany Church in Stet. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
Preferred Hospice of Lexington. Arrangements are under the direction
of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.
Connie Lynn Cooper
A Chillicothe resident, 53 year old Connie Lynn Cooper died February
15th in Liberty. Private family inurnment will be held at a later
date. Friends may call Monday from 12:00 to 8:00pm with family
visitation from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Lindley Funeral Home in
Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to the Forest O. Triplett Animal
Doris J Campbell
A Buckner resident, 86 year
old Doris J Campbell, died February 16th in Lee's Summit. Services
are Tuesday at 11:00 am at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with
burial at Avalon Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from Noon to 8:00
pm, with family visitation Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Research
Glen R Bate, Jr
A Chillicothe resident, 48 year old Glen R Bate, Jr, died February
14th in St. Joseph. A memorial service is Tuesday at 1:00 pm at
House of Prayer Rescue Mission in Chillicothe, with private family
inurnment at a later date at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in
Chillicothe. There is no family visitation. Memorials may be made to
the Glen Bate, Jr Memorial Fund. Arrangements are under the
direction of Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
William Henry Ketron
A Henrietta resident, 91 year old William Henry Ketron, died
February 16th in North Kansas City. Services are Wednesday at 11:00
am at Foster Funeral Chapel in Carrollton, with burial at Evergreen
Cemetery in DeWitt. Family visitation is Wednesday from 10:00 to
11:00 am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American
Cancer Society or St. Jude's.
Eunice Christine Dornberger
A Chillicothe resident, 90 year old Eunice Christine Dornberger,
died February 14th in Chillicothe. A private family inurnment will
be at a later date in Kirksville. Friends may call Saturday,
February 25th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with family visitation from
3:00 to 5:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials
may be made to Grand River Multi-Purpose Center.