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New Resource Available For Foster and Adoption
in Foster Parenting or Adoption have a new resource in Chillicothe.
Foster/Adopt Connect, a non-profit organization, opens its doors today, to
better serve the northwest part of the state and Chillicothe and
Livingston County in particular. Program Director Garni Churan says they
are excited to open this new office at 409 Washington Street. Churan
talked about the mission of Foster/Adopt Connect.
To celebrate their new office, they
are having a ribbon cutting and open house today.
<Audio: Churan 2>
The ribbon cutting and open house for
Foster/Adopt Connect is today from 10:00 am to Noon. To contact them, call
Troopers Arrest Three Sunday
State Troopers report
three arrests in the local counties for the weekend.
Sunday at 2:00 am, Troopers in Sullivan County arrested 19 year old Kyle
Petrie of Milan for alleged DWI. He was processed at the Sullivan County
Jail and released.
At about 3:00 am in
Caldwell County, Troopers arrested 35 year old Tameka Taylor of Kansas
City for alleged possession of a controlled substance, possession of
marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the
Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.
In Caldwell County at about 4:00 pm, Troopers arrested 46 year old Neysa
West of Blue Springs for alleged driving in the left lane when not
passing, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug
paraphernalia. She was also taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center
on a 24 hour hold.
Filing Taxes On A Computer A Smart Choice
Doing your federal
and state tax return on a computer has several advantages. Michael Devine
from the IRS says it is the best and most accurate way to file.
Devine says e-filing is the next
logical step and there are advantages there as well.
<Audio: Devine 2>
The Tax Filing Deadline for 2018 is Tuesday,
Board of Public Works & City Council Workshop
The Chillicothe Board of Public Works and
Chillicothe City Council will meet in joint session Tuesday at Noon for a
Budget Workshop Session. The meeting includes the presentation of the
2018/19 CMU Budget to the council for their approval. The Budget is
expected to include Revenues of $15.15 million and expenditures of $15.2.
No additional items are on the agenda. The
meeting is open to the public.
Missing Chillicothe Youth Found Safe 3/17
13 year old Chillicothe resident
Jayden Beltran has been located safe and sound late Friday afternoon.
Beltran was found in the 700 block of Herriman around 5:30pm by members of
the search team. Beltran was reported missing from the 1500 block of
Calhoun, Thursday at about 3:05 pm.
Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples thanked the
Media, the community, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Chillicothe
R-II School District, City Street Department, Chillicothe City
Administrator and everyone else that assisted by sharing the Facebook
posts or by being a part of the search teams.
Details of why or how Beltran went missing
was not provided.
Three Fugitives From Most Wanted Caught
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department reports
three members of their Most Wanted list were arrested in unconnected
22 year old Atlanta Elise Williams was
arrested by authorities in Oklahoma on a Livingston County Felony Warrant
for alleged Forgery. She had been a fugitive since June 2017.
36 year old Ryann Nicholle Gatson of
Chillicothe was arrested in Clinton County on a Livingston County arrest
warrant for alleged probation violation. She had been a fugitive since
35 year old Charles Brandon Collins was
arrested on a Livingston County Warrant for alleged probation violation.
He had been a fugitive since January.
Sheriff Steve Cox said Scott Elliott
Robinson, 38 of Wheeling was added to the Most Wanted list on an original
Class C felony Passing Bad Check $500 or more, no account insufficient
Early Childhood and Pre-School Screening Scheduled
The Chillicothe R-II School District will hold an
early childhood and pre-school screening March 26th to the 28th at
Garrison School. Administrator Carrie Black explains the process
Pre-school screening is for ages 3 and 4 while early childhood screening
is for ages 3 months to 36 months.
<Audio: Carrie Black>
Make an appointment at 646-1653
Highway 65 Project Begins Soon
A resurfacing project through the heart
of the KCHI listening area will begin in a little over a week. The
Missouri Department of Transportation will be working with a company to
resurface an 83 mile stretch of US Highway 65 from the Iowa
Border to the Missouri River and will include Mercer, Grundy, Livingston
and Carroll Counties, plus a small stretch of Highway 6 near Trenton.
The project starts on the 26th with preliminary
pavement repairs between Chillicothe and the Missouri River. From May 14
to the 21st they will make repairs between Chillicothe and the Iowa Line.
Work will be during daylight hours on Monday
through Saturday, weather permitted.
Chillicothe School Board Meets Tuesday
The Chillicothe R-II School Board meets
in regular session Tuesday at 6:30pm at the School District Administrative
Agenda items include reports on the District Technology plan and a report
on Transportation, Maintenance, Facilities and Custodial Services.
Under new business the school board will hear an
architect's report, consider change orders, consider lawn mowing bids, hear
the finance report and discussion of the future operating levy.
In Executive Session, business will include
Students, Litigation, Real Estate and Personnel issues.
DWI Saturation Coming To Area
Missouri Highway Patrol Troopers will
conduct DWI saturations in several counties this month including Chariton,
Linn and Sullivan counties in the KCHI listening area.
Troop Commanding Officer Captain James Wilford says special
enforcement operations such as DWI saturations enable the Highway Patrol
to enhance their efforts in removing impaired drivers from the highways.
Wilt says citizens can help in cracking down on
drunk driving by calling 1-800-525-5555 or cellular *55 if you suspect a
motorist of driving while impaired or observe a vehicle driven in an
Chillicothe Easter Egg Hunt Is March 24th
Chillicothe’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is March 24th
at Simpson Park. Shawn Hurtgen from the Grand River Area Family YMCA says
the event is held in cooperation with the Chillicothe Parks Department.
Hurtgen says make sure to show up at 10:00am or you will miss the fun.
<Audio: Shawn Hurtgen>
She says children should bring a basket or bag to collect the eggs that
are scattered around the designated areas
<Audio: Shawn Hurtgen>
The Chillicothe Easter Egg Hunt is March 24th at Simpson Park at 10:00am
Area Roadwork Scheduled Next Week
Road construction season is in full swing
with several minor projects scheduled next week in the KCHI listening
Livingston County – Flushing bridges on
Route 65 from 190 to Grundy county and from US 36 to Carroll County Route
Caldwell County – Bridge maintenance on
the Route 116 railroad bridge near Polo and it will include a temporary
traffic signal in the work zone
Carroll County – Pavement repair on
Highway 65 from 24 to Route 10
Chariton County – Shoulder work on Route
JJ from E to Linn County
Daviess County – Drainage work on Route 13
north of Jameson
Linn County – Route M closed for culvert
replacement from Hiver Road to Indigo Road on Wednesday and shoulder work
on Route 5 from Marceline to Highway 36
Roadwork projects may include stationary
and moving work zones that drivers should use caution while driving
through the work zones.
Chillicothe Freshmen Enrollment Is Next Week
Chillicothe high school freshman enrollment is
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week at 6:00pm in the high school
commons. Counselor Ellen Tsikoyak says it is for current 8th grade
students and their parents
She says parents and students may attend any one of the
three nights and no appointments are required. If you have questions call
the High school at
National Agriculture Week Starts Sunday
National Agriculture Week begins Sunday and
runs through the 24th as a way to celebrate and bring attention to
agriculture’s importance in our everyday lives.
Missouri State Representative Rusty Black of
Chillicothe has been an agriculture student, farmer, agriculture teacher
and now is the area’s voice in Jefferson City. Black says the public is
touched by agriculture through out each day.
<Audio: Rusty Black>
He says he’s seen the progress of agriculture
from a horse drawn plow to the computer age
<Audio: Rusty Black>
Black will visit with KCHI through out the week about
his experiences in agriculture and how it has grown beyond the field.
CHS Players Presentation This Weekend
The CHS players presentation of "The
Seussification of 'A Midsummers Night Dream'" is tonight and Sunday at the
Gary Dickenson Performing Arts Center at Chillicothe High School. Director
Lisa Rule says the mash up of Dr Seuss and William Shakespeare features a
cast of 20, led by Brett Shaffer as Lysander and Trace Staton says he will
<Audio: Trace Staton>
Rule says the show uses narrators, a blank stage, bicycles
and vintage costumes. The show runs 80 minutes plus a short intermission,
and is family friendly. Shaffer says tickets are available at the door.
<Audio: Brett Shaffer>
Show times are tonight at 7:00 and Sunday at 1:30pm
36 Highway Project Begins Near Osborn
A project that includes resurfacing and
realignment of a portion of Highway 36 in DeKalb and Caldwell Counties
will begin Monday.
The first phase of the project will include construction of median
crossovers and two turn lanes of westbound lanes of 36 highway near
Osborn. The road may be reduced to one late each direction during portions
of this phase which is expected to take around three weeks.
The second phase will include realignment that will
close westbound lanes of 36. This second phase could begin in early April
and conclude by July 4th. During the end of the project, access to Route
33 north will be closed while a new intersection is constructed.
The final project will straighten and smooth out
portions of the now curved road near the Osborn turn off.
Livingston County Sheriff's Report
Officers from the Livingston County Sheriff's
Department recently responded to a disturbance call in Utica where at
least one adult was intoxicated and a juvenile was reporting being in fear
of the parent or others at the home. The juvenile was allowed to
temporarily stay with a different relative. The Juvenile office was
contacted that night but no arrests were made.
Officers also investigated an accident where a
Motorist struck a horse that was out near 65 and the Avalon junction. The
vehicle sustained damage and the horse was deceased and of the roadway,
with the animal owner present.
Library To Host 1980s Escape Room
The Livingston County Library is hosing two
evenings of an 80's time travel escape room on March 22nd and 23rd. In the
rooms, guests will find all of the cutting edge technology from the 1980s,
which you will need to combine with your knowledge of the 1980s to get
yourself back to present day.
Coordinator Monica Holmer says two teams will compete
head to head to see who can escape first.
<Audio: Monica Holmer>
Registration is required and opens Monday. Register at
646-0547 and 80s attire is encouraged. There will be photo booth
opportunities for each team after the escape is completed.
Chula School Carnival Is Next Friday
The Chula School District Carnival and
Silent Auction is next Friday the 23rd. Chula School Teacher Becky Stone
says the event raises funds to support OPT, also known as Organization of
Parents and Teachers.
<Audio: Becky Stone>
The Carnival will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm on
Friday the 23rd at the Chula School. Other attractions include chances to
win prizes and more. If you would like to donate to the carnival call
Bonnie Jean Council
Chillicothe resident, 85 year old Bonnie Jean Council died March 12th in
St Joseph. Services are Saturday at 2:00pm at Lindley Funeral Home in
Chillicothe with burial in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe.
Friends may call Friday from 12:00 to 8:00pm with family visitation from
6:00 to 8:00pm at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Grand
River Multi-Purpose Center.
Hermenta A. Pendleton
A former Brookfield resident, 96 year old
Hermenta A. Pendleton. Died March 12th in ST Joseph. Funeral services are
Saturday at 3:00 pm at Wright Funeral home in Brookfield, with burial at
Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield. Family visitation is Saturday from 2:00
to 3:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist
Church in Brookfield.
A former Meadville resident, 95 year old Marjorie Brobst died March 14th
in Chillicothe. Services are Sunday at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church in
Meadville with burial in Meadville Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from
1:00 to 2:00pm at the church. Memorials may be made to the Cemetery.
Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Neal Reeter
resident, 77 year old Robert Neal Reeter died March 14th in Chula.
Services are Sunday at 2:00pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with
burial in Stucker Cemetery in Laredo. Friends may call Saturday from
9:00am to 8:00pm with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Funeral
Home. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fair
A Trenton resident, 91 year old Clarence Utley died March 15th
in Trenton. Graveside services are Sunday at 2:00pm at Resthaven Memorial
Gardens in Trenton. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to
Green Hills Rural Development for Downtown Christmas Lighting.
Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home in Trenton is in charge of arrangements
Ruth Marie Utt
A Chillicothe resident, 99 year old Ruth Marie Utt died March 15th in
Chillicothe. Services are Monday at 10:00am at Lindley Funeral Home in
Chillicothe with burial in Wheeling Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from
12:00 to 6:00pm with family visitation Monday from 9:00 to 10:00am at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Highview Baptist Church.
A Gallatin resident, 85 year old Lenora
McWilliams died March 16th in Cameron. Services are Monday at 10:30am at
McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery near
Gallatin. Family visitation is Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the funeral
home. Memorials may be made to the Gallatin Senior Citizens Center
Raymond Grossman, Jr
A Bogard resident, 76 year old Raymond
Grossman, Jr died March 16th in Bogard. Services are Tuesday at 10:00am at
Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial in Coloma Cemetery. Family
visitation is Monday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Memorials
may be made to the Cemetery or to Tina-Avalon Booster Club.