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Delays Announced On New 911 System  6/22  12pm
     Installation and training on Livingston County's new 911 system was expected to begin next week, but it has been delayed. Chillicothe Police Department 911 Coordinator Cindy Hanavan says they are very frustrated because the equipment is on site and they are ready to move forward, but there are issues with the mapping company. Hanavan says it will now be at least mid-July before the new system is put in place and training begins.

Ryan Lane Street Closing Next Week   6/22  12pm
     A Portion of Ryan Lane, at South Washington Street will be closed beginning next Monday. The contractor for the Watermain project will close the westbound lane of Ryan, on the east side of Washington. The lane will remain closed through Thursday as the continue working on the watermain project that began near Business 36 and will continue to just south of the viaduct.
     Drivers that use Ryan Lane should use caution at the intersection or find an alternate route if possible.

City Street Overlay Program On Track   6/22  12pm
     The Street Overlay work in Chillicothe is progressing and Street Superintendent Barry Arthur says he is pleased with the progress.
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     Arthur says the same company is also working on the trails at Danner Park.
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     He says the work at the park may extend into next week.

Amateur Radio Field Day This Weekend   6/22  12pm
    Local Ham Radio operators will be participating in a national field day this weekend. The North Central Missouri Amateur Radio Club will be setting up in Milan for the event. Rodney Odom from the club says this will simulate handling an emergency situation.
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     Odom says this shows the public they can keep communications going when all other forms of communication are down.
     The Field Day will take place beginning Saturday at noon and continuing through late Sunday afternoon at 24677 Elm Drive, just outside of Milan. As part of the event, Odom says they will offer license testing at no charge.
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     That will include the Technician Class for beginners, General Class for worldwide bans and the Amateur Extra to provide additional bands for more communication opportunities.

School District Construction and Change Orders   6/22  6am
     A review of the School construction projects was presented to the Chillicothe R-II School Board Tuesday. The board was told about the progress at the various sights, including the Middle School Walkway that is just needing some landscaping and the work taking place on the roof replacement at the high school. They were told about the progress at Dewey School on the playground and they were also told about the work taking place at the new elementary school. That work includes fully enclosing the gymnasium, which will soon be used to store construction materials out of the weather.
Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they continue to work on the building and have found some areas that required changes.
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     A change order that needed tentative approval was for a wall finish in the gymnasium. A portion of the wall that will be inside storage rooms was not finished smooth and the supplier requested leaving the wall as it is and allowing a $2300 deduct in the cost. The board felt since the areas would be for storage, it was not a problem.

School Board Approved Asphalt Repairs  6/22  6am
    Asphalt repair work will take place at two locations in the Chillicothe R-II School District. The School Board approved a bid of nearly $43,000 for the work Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says will take place at the High School and District Office.
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     Blacktop Paving of Kansas City was awarded the bid for the work. They had the lowest bid and have done the majority of the blacktop work for the district in recent years,

School Board Goal Setting Session Scheduled  6/22  6am
     A special meeting for the Chillicothe R-II School Board will be July 18th, prior to the regular school board session. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they will be setting Board Goals.
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     That meeting will be open to the public.

School Board Approved Handbooks and More  6/22  6am
    The Chillicothe R-II School Board approved changes to the student handbooks for the upcoming school year. Dr Roger Barnes says there were no major changes.
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     The board also approved two new Job Descriptions.
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     The board also approved the Facility Use agreement from the City of Chillicothe for use of the sports venues. There were no changes in the cost on that agreement.

Hamilton Man Arrested In Clay County on Warrant  6/22  6am
     A Hamilton man was arrested by State Troopers in Clay County Wednesday. Forty-five year old Gary A St. Clair was arrested at about 5:00 pm on a Clay County warrant. He was taken to the Clay County Jail and held pending the posting of bond.

DNR Offering Unwanted Pesticide Collection  6/21  12pm
     The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is collecting unwanted or unused pesticides from farmers and households in the local area on July 15th. The Missouri Pesticide Collection Event is Saturday, July 15th, from 8:00 am to Noon. The Collection event will be held at the Litton Ag Center. They will accept all pesticides including: herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, dewormers, fly tags and fertilizer containing pesticides. Pesticides from businesses will not be accepted.
     In the past five years, the Department of Natural Resources has collected more than 126 tons of unwanted pesticides through their Missouri Pesticide Collection Program.

Three Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report  6/21  12pm
     Domestic disturbances and a warrant result in three arrests in the Chillicothe Police Department Report
     Monday morning, Officers arrested Cody McClintick on a probation/parole violation warrant. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     Property damage was reported Monday morning in the 1300 block of Lambert Drive. Officers report an unknown vehicle hit a mailbox and left the scene.
     Tuesday afternoon, Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Lambert Drive. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Katie and Jared Vanhorn, both for alleged domestic assault. Jared Vanhorn was also arrested for alleged possession of less than 35 gm of marijuana. They were both processed and taken to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
     Two other domestic disturbances were also investigated, in the 1300 block of Third and in the 300 block of Fifteenth Street. Both The incidents were verbal and no arrests were made.

NCMC Receives $1M Upward Bound Grant  6/21  12pm
     A five year, one million dollar grant awarded to North Central Missouri College in Trenton will help students in six area communities, including Chillicothe. NCMC received the grant to continue to provide services under the Federal TRiO Upward Bound program. The grant is funded through the US Department of Education, to assists qualifying high school students to prepare and enter postsecondary education. Upward Bound has been on the NCMC campus for 18 years, and the grant funding will allow services to continue in the area. NCMC Upward Bound serves students from Trenton, Jamesport, Hamilton, Gallatin, Chillicothe and Galt school districts.

Dump Truck Roll-Over Near Breckenridge  6/21  6am
     A Hamilton man's injuries were not as bad as suspected by the Highway Patrol in an accident Tuesday morning near Breckenridge where his dump truck overturned. Forty-four year old Robert Shannon Feigly was taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment of Serious Injuries. Those injuries turned out to be much less severe. According to the report, Feigly was eastbound on US 36, west of Breckenridge, when he blew a front tire on the loaded truck, causing the truck to go into the median, where it overturned and came to rest on its top in the westbound lanes. He was wearing his safety belt at the time of the accident.

School Board Budget Meeting Next Week  6/21  6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School District budget will officially be set next Tuesday in a special meeting of the school board. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the meeting will start at 6:30 at the district office. One of the topics will be salaries. In Tuesday's meeting, the School board heard a request from the Salary and Welfare committee for horizontal and lateral movement on the salary schedule and an increase of $250 on the base salary.
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     They had also asked for two additional personal days as part of their 10 sick days allowed.
     The decision on the salary and personal days will be made in the budget meeting.

R-II Professional Development Approved  6/21  6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board approved the district's Professional Development Calendar for the 2017/18 school year. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they are investing about $60,000 into continued training for the teachers.
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     Barnes says many of the goals on the Professional Development align with the School Boards goals and the district's Comprehensive School Improvement Plan or CSIP.

Bids For Dewey Restroom Renovation  6/21  6am
     Work at Dewey School will continue through the summer. Tuesday, the school board approved a bid for the restroom renovations. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says that bid was awarded to Kramer Contracting for $27,830.
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     That work will begin after Summer School is complete.
     Barnes says the work on the playground at Dewey is moving forward quickly.
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     One play area is complete and another will be finished soon.

One Injured In Accident Near Marceline  6/21  6am
     A Macon man had moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident on Missouri Highway 5, near Marceline early this morning. Thirty-two year old Jay Patel was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital and later flown to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. State Troopers report Patel was northbound at about midnight, when he ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree and his car overturned. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Funeral Notices

Charles Winfrey
     A Carrollton resident, 72 year old Charles Winfrey died June 19th in Marshall. Services are Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. There is no family visitation. Memorials may be made to the family’s choice.

Marilyn Darlene Holloway
     A Brookfield resident, 81 year old Marilyn Darlene Holloway died June 20th. Memorial service is Saturday at 1:00pm at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield with burial in Laclede Cemetery. Family visitation is Saturday from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pershing Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Alexander Ryan Reed
     A Chillicothe child, Alexander Ryan Reed, the infant son of Stan and Tiffany Reed died June 18th in St. Louis. Services are Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Lifepoint Church in Chillicothe with burial in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe. Friends may call Friday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be made to the family.