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SCHOOL CLOSINGS & LATE STARTS FOR TUESDAY
Several area aschhos are closed for Tuesday
others are lqate starts. there have been a few changes, so check the
-Chillicothe R-II CLOSED Tuesday
-Chillicothe Head Start CLOSED
-Grand River Tech School CLOSED Tuesday
CLOSED Tuesday - revised
-Brookfield CLOSED Tuesday
-Chula School CLOSED Tuesday
CLOSED Tuesday - revised
-Polo Schools CLOSED Tuesday - revised
-Southwest of Ludlow CLOSED Tuesday
-Breckenridge Schools 2 hour
-Gallatin schools starting at 10:00am
-Grundy of Galt
Schools 2 hour late start
-Hamilton Schools 2 hour late start
York R4 Late Start
-Pleasant View Schools 2 hour late start
Schools 2 hour late start
Reports On Economic Development In The Area
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.
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.
<Audio: Black 2>
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
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 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
2018 Livingston County Budget Hearing Friday
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
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.
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
State Troopers responded to one accident in
the local counties over the weekend.
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
State Troopers report three arrests in the
local counties over the weekend.
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
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
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
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
35 year old female was cited 10
block of Elm Street in Chillicothe.
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
Carrollton Town Council Meets Tonight
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
The Chillicothe R-II School Board meets
Tuesday evening in regular session. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm at the
The meeting begins
with presentations from Garrison and Dewey School Administrators to
recognize staff and students and recognition of the members of the School
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
There is also consideration of a
The executive session
includes personnel items that include the Football Coach Position,
Assistant Superintendent and the superintendent evaluation.
Arrest In Chillicothe Police Report
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
Troopers Arrest Two From Kansas In Caldwell County
State Troopers arrested two Kansas residents
Friday evening in Caldwell County.
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
False Alarm Summons Fire Department To
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
Chillicothe Schools In Session Monday For
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
<Audio: Dr Barnes
Barnes says the Chillicothe R-II
School District will be in session Monday!
Budget Work Contimnues
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.
Public Hearing on the County Budget is after a 10 day waiting period for
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.