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Stories from the past seven days


CMU PILOT Fees Changing In June  4/26 12pm
     Chillicothe Municipal Utilities customers will have a change in the PILOT Fee they pay on the utility bills each month, but will not likely see a change in the amount. Monday, the Chillicothe City Council approved the changes requested by the Board of Public Works and presented by General Manager Jim Gillilan. Finance Director Katie Jeffers says the current PILOT, or Payment In Lieu Of Taxes, is 10.41% of the electric portion of the bill.
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     The changes will take effect on June 1 and will be seen on the statements sent out in June.
     Jeffers says there are also changes for commercial and industrial customers.
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     The Industrial customers have been paying 3.88% on the electric portion of the bill.
     Anyone with questions about the PILOT fees is asked to call the CMU office at 646-1683 or City Hall at 646-1877.


Farmers Electric Essay Contest Winners  4/26 12pm
     Farmers Electric Cooperative announced the winners of their annual Essay Contests. Chasity Anderson says they have two juniors selected as winners for the 54th annual Youth Tour to Washington DC.
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     Anderson says they have three winners for the C.Y.C.L.E. Conference.
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     This year's essay contest had a theme of "Cooperatives serve their members in a variety of ways. How do you serve?" They received 65 total entries for the contest this year.
     Anderson says this is the 54th year for the Youth Tour to Washington DC contest and the 14th year for the C.Y.C.L.E. Conference contest.


Chillicothe Police Report  4/26 12pm
     Chillicothe Police report includes several investigations and a couple arrests.
Monday:
     Officers were called to Clay Street Park where a small child was wandering unsupervised at about 10:45 am. The child was located and returned to a parent.
     A domestic disturbance was reported near Waples and Graves Streets. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
     A missing person was reported Monday in the 1800 block of Webster. That person was found in Iowa and returned to Chillicothe Tuesday.
     At about 4:00 pm, a vehicle was reported stolen in the 700 block of Highland. That investigation continues. About 20 minutes later officers responded to the same area for a report of a domestic disturbance. That incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
     Tuesday evening, another domestic disturbance was reported, this time in the 1200 block of Hogan. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
     Wednesday, at about 2:40 am, Shawn Sese was arrested at Central and Maple Street on an Independence warrant for alleged domestic assault and armed criminal action. Sese was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.


Watermain Replacement Bid Approved  4/26 6am
     The watermain replacement project for South Washington Street requires approval by the Chillicothe City council before CMU can proceed. CMU General Manager Jim Gillilan attended Monday's council session and requested approval to award the contract to MS Contracting of Brookfield.
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     The council approved the contract unanimously.


Park Concession Bids For Chilli Bay  4/26 6am
     The park concessions for Chilli Bay Water Park will be supplied by three companies again this summer. Parks Director Josh Norris presented the bids to the City Council on Monday.
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     Concessions for the ball fields are handled by separate organizations in the community.


Two Fire Calls For Smoke  4/26 6am
     Chillicothe Fire Fighters were called to the Orschelns store Tuesday evening. An automated alarm indicating smoke summoned fire fighters at about 8:20, and they arrived a few minutes later. Finding no sign of smoke, employees and the fire fighters did a walk through of the building and check an air-conditioning unit that was being serviced earlier in the day. No sign of fire or smoke was found and the alarm was reset. The fire crew was on the scene for about 35 minutes.
     A couple hours later, at about 10:40 pm, Fire Fighters were called to the Strand Apartments on a smoke alarm in apartment 505. The resident stated she had been smoking when the alarm sounded. Fans were used to clear the smoke. The alarm was reset and they cleared the scene in about 10 minutes.


Troopers Arrest Humphreys Man  4/26 6am
     A Humphreys man was arrested by State Troopers in Sullivan County Tuesday evening. At about 8:30, 48 year old Curtis Harrell was arrested on a parole warrant on an original charge of distribution of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Sullivan County Jail with no bond allowed.


Chalk Walk/Chocolate Crawl Postponed  4/26 6am
     MainStreet Chillicothe's annual Chalk Walk and Chocolate Crawl has been postponed because of weather. MainStreet Director Micah Landes says the forecast for the weekend is for rain, a condition not well suited for chalk art on the sidewalk. The events are postponed to May 13th, the Saturday before Mother's Day.
     Chalk Walk registration is at 9:30 am on the north side of the courthouse and the event runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
     The Chocolate Crawl will also start at 10:00 and includes 15 area businesses in the downtown area.
     If you need more information, call the MainStreet office at 646-4071.


Cultural Luncheon and Concert May 4th  4/26 6am
     The Chillicothe Area Arts Council will kick off this year's cultural luncheon season with an event on May 4th. Arts Council Director Mary Lou VanDeventer says the Spring Cultural Luncheon and Concert will be held Thursday May 4th at Noon and will be held at Silver Moon Plaza. The concert features the Chillicothe High School Jazz Band and Central School Hornet Stinger Choir and there is no charge to attend and you may bring your own lunch.
     If you would like a box lunch, you will need to call to reserve that lunch. Call 646-1173 by Monday Noon. The cost is $7.00.
     The Spring Cultural Luncheon and Concert will start May 4th at Noon and will be done by 1:00 pm


Construction Begins For New Solar Farm  4/25 12pm
     Construction of a new Solar Farm on the eastern edge of Chillicothe is underway and ground breaking was held today (Tuesday) to celebrate the new site. MC Power is the company constructing the Solar Farm that will generate 3.25 megawatts of DC power. Loren Williamson from MC Power says this means they are now part of the community.
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     CMU General Manager Jim Gillilan says the power will be fully utilized in Chillicothe.
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     Williamson says they want to be part of the community and have made a contribution to show their support for the community.
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     MainStreet Director Micah Landes says they will use that $5,000 donation to help with programs and continued downtown revitalization.


Working On New Gym At The New Elementary School  4/25 12pm
     If you are driving in area near the hospital and high school, you can't help but notice a large crane moving large panels of concrete. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says this is the construction of the gymnasium for the new school.
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     Dr Barnes says the concrete wall panels are brought to the sight by truck.
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     He says other work at the site is also progressing. They recently completed pouring the floor slabs for the kindergarten and preschool wing. They are hoping to pour the slab for the 1st grade wing yet this week but weather may not cooperate with those plans.


AED's Placed At Two Area Churches  4/25 12pm
     Two AED's or Automated External Defibrillators were recently places at churches around the area. Grand River Heart Restart donated the AED's to Calvary Baptist Church and Enon Baptist Church, who had applied through the organization earlier this year. Grand River Heart Restart also trained these groups on the use of the AED and are willing to provide a free class to teach Hands Only CPR.
     Bev Shaul from Grand River Heart Restart says funding for the AED's came from their Zombie Run last October. Shaul says having AED's accessible to the public helps eliminate deaths from sudden cardiac arrest.


2 Year Old Child Injured in Accident  4/25 6am
     The Missouri Highway Patrol reported two accidents in the area counties Monday.
     An accident in Carrollton Monday evening left a two year old child with moderate injuries. State Troopers report at about 6:35 pm,
2 year old Nalaeha Ray of Fayette was injured when she ran out from behind a parked vehicle and was struck by a jeep driven by 30 year old Tara Ponting of Hale. Ponting told officers she was unable to stop when the child ran out from behind the vehicle. The child was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for treatment.
     Just before 8:00 am in Livingston County, an accident on LIV 256 left a Milan man with minor injuries. Twenty-five year old David Shiner of Milan was westbound on LIV 256, west of Chillicothe, when he ran off the road. His vehicle crested a levee and overturned off a bridge deck and into a creek. Shiner was not wearing a safety belt and was flown to St Luke's in Kansas City for treatment of minor injuries.


Chillicothe Under New Construction Related Codes 4/25 6am
     Construction related codes used by the City of Chillicothe have been updated effective today. The Chillicothe city council approve updating to the 2015 version of the International Building Codes, International Residential Code, International Plumbing Code, International Fire Code and the 2014 National Electrical Code during Mondays meeting. Codes Director Chuck Greever addressed the council on the need for the updates.
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     The ordinances presented include a variety of additions and subtractions allowed to make the code fit the community's standards.
     At Monday's meeting, Greever says the newly adopted codes will apply to all permits issued beginning today.
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     Greever says the city has other codes that need to be updated as well and they are working on making the revisions to present to the council in the future.


City Approves New Mowers For Parks  4/25 6am
     The Chillicothe Parks Department will have two new mowers soon. The Chillicothe City Council approved just over $33,000 for the request for the mowers presented by Parks Director Josh Norris. Norris says they are replacing one mower that needs several thousand dollars in repairs to get it working for this season. Norris recommended mowers from two vendors.
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     Norris says funding from the mowers is not from the city's general fund.
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     Norris says the Jacobson will cost $18,600 and the Scag will be about $15,100. Woody's Outdoor Power will allow a trade-in of $850 for the mower that needs to be replaced.


Plaque Will Honor Perry Family For Donating Park  4/25 6am
     A new plaque will soon be place at Gravesville Park, recognizing a donation by the Perry Family in 1959. At Monday's Chillicothe City Council meeting, Ruth Ann Steele addressed the council about the park.
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     Steele says the family would provide the plaque, which would be similar to, but smaller than one posted at Simpson Park.


Groundbreaking Is Today For Solar Farm  4/25 6am
     The ground breaking for the Solar Farm in Chillicothe takes place this morning. CMU and MC Power are hosting the ceremony at 10:00 am at the Solar Farm site at 336 East Third, east of Mitchell Road. Electricity from the solar panels will feed into the electric grid which powers residential and commercial customers of Chillicothe Municipal Utilities and other Missouri Public Utilities Association customers. Several dignitaries will be on hand for the ceremony.


CHS Prom and Royalty  4/24 12pm
     The 2017 CHS Prom began Saturday evening, beginning at the Performing Arts Center for the Grand March. The attendees celebrated the theme of "Which Way To Wonderland," selected by the Junior Executive committee. The committee was also responsible for the decorations of the PAC lobby and stage. At the end of the Grand March, this years Prom King and Queen were announced; they are Jalynn Reeter and Aaron James. The dance was held at the Litton Ag Center.
     The After Prom party was also well attended, with 94 students taking part and enjoying the activities at the Fast Lanes Bowling Center and Grand Six Theater.


Chillicothe City Council Meetings Tonight  4/24 6am
     The Chillicothe City Council has two meetings this evening, a Financial Workshop and Regular Council meeting. The workshop session will begin at 5:30 and will include updates from Great Life for the Bowling alley and Golf Course. They will also discuss city finances.
     The Regular Council session will begin at 6:30 pm in council chambers. The agenda starts with the financials, including bids for two park mowers and for park concession supplies.
Under appearances:
     The council will consider a request for permission to place a sign at Gravesville Park to honor Ruth Ann and Paul Steele for donating the property to the city.
     The mayor will make a recommendation to appoint Reed Dupy to the Hospital Board
     Robert Cowherd will present an ordinance for the CMU fund Transfers
     Jim Gillilan will present an ordinance for approving the South Washington Water Main replacement
     Chuck Greever will request the council adopt a newer version of several construction related codes, including the 2015 version of the International Building Codes, International Residential Code, International Plumbing Code, International Fire Code and the 2014 National Electrical Code

     An executive session is planned if it is needed.


Chillicothe To Host 2018 FFAM Convention  4/24 6am
     Chillicothe will be the host of the 2018 Fire Fighters Association of Missouri convention. Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright says he's excited that the largest fire fighter organization in the state has chosen Chillicothe for their 2018 Convention.
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     Amy Supple from Greater Chillicothe Visitors Region says a planning committee has already been formed to plan and execute the three day convention. She says she worked with Chief Wright to make this happen.
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Next year's Fire Fighters Association of Missouri convention will be May 4th to the 6th. Wright says the members are already starting book hotel rooms for the event.
     At this year's convention, Chillicothe Fire Fighters Zach Parks and Derrick Allen displayed the State FFAM Flag.


Chillicothe Police Report  4/24 6am
     Theft, trespassing and a couple arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department report.
Friday, theft was reported in the 2700 block of North Washington.
Theft from a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of Webster.
Trespassing was reported in the 1500 block of Locust. The suspect left, but was identified and contacted by police.
Sunday, officers arrested Todd Vanfossen and Nicole Henley for alleged possession of marijuana. Vanfossen was also arrested for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. They were both processed and released.
An accident was reported Saturday evening in the 2800 block of Hornet Road. The report states one of the drivers left the scene.


Troopers Arrest Winston Resident  4/24 6am
     A Winston resident was arrested Saturday in Caldwell County. 31 year old Shauna McCleary was arrested for alleged DWI and a registration violation. McCleary was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.


More FFA Awards Announced  4/24 6am
     Two Chillicothe FFA Members received scholarships at the Missouri FFA Convention and the Chillicothe Parliamentary Procedure Team placed 4th.
     The Chillicothe Parliamentary Procedure Team includes Sarah Mason, Madelyn Warren, Molly Jones, McKenna Poling, Kim Roney, Claire Shipp and, alternates, Elitza Crouch and Emilee Haley.  Grand River Technical School sponsors the state event, which consists of both a written test and a demonstration that tests the team's knowledge of parliamentary law based on Robert's Rules of Order.
     Chillicothe FFA members Kade Plattner and Kaylee Peel received the Missouri Youth in Agriculture Scholarship from Youth in Agriculture Committee.


Morels - Hints and Restrictions  4/24 6am
     With warm days and cool nights, and an adequate supply of moisture, we are in the middle of Morel hunting season. The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds morel hunters this is also turkey season, so you should use caution and dress in bright colors, hunter orange is recommended, so you are not mistaken for a wild turkey.
     Here is something you may not be aware of... According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, morel mushrooms that are picked on private land may be bought or sold, but if you are picking them on state land, including conservation areas, they are for your personal use only and may NOT be bought, sold or bartered.


Trenton Council Considering Budgets Tonight  4/24 6am
     Trenton City Council considers their budgets as the meet at 7:00 pm this evening at Trenton City Hall.
There are several ordinances on the agenda, they include:
     For profession services for the wastewater treatment plant project
     An Agreement between the City and Grundy County Public Water Supply District 1
     Amending several sections of the Trenton Traffic Code
     They will consider adopting the Trenton City Budget and the Trenton Municipal Utilities Budget.
     An executive session is planned for legal and personnel issues.


Chillicothe High School Prom Is Tonight  4/22 6am
     The Chillicothe High School Prom is this evening, with a theme of "Which Way To Wonderland." Lisa Rule from the Chillicothe High School says the Grand March is at the Performing arts Center and the Dance is at the Litton Ag Center.
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     Following prom, students are encouraged to participate in Project Prom. Rachel Wheeler from the Chillicothe High School says it will begin at 11:00 pm at the Fast Lanes Bowling Center. Wheeler says the students will have plenty of choices and opportunities throughout the four hour event.
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     Wheeler says they will accept donations for Project Prom at the Fast Lanes this evening until about 10:30.


Chillicothe FFA Earns Top Chapter Award  4/22 6am
     The Chillicothe FFA Chapter earned a Top Chapter Award at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia. To receive the Top Chapter honors, they needed to place in the top 10%. They were 33rd of 342 chapters.
     The designation is based on chapter activities and development. Chillicothe FFA student development activities included Live it Forward, a program empowering members to gain practical skills and attend leadership activities that can apply to their future careers. Chapter Development included the Petting Area at Chautauqua in the Park and Meals of Hope, where volunteers packed and distributed food to children in Chillicothe and communities across northwest Missouri.
     The award makes Chillicothe FFA eligible for the National FFA Chapter Award, which will be announced this fall at the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.


More Chillicothe FFA Awards 4/22 6am
     Additional awards have been announced from the Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia.
     Kade Plattner of Chillicothe, won the Missouri FFA Goat Production Proficiency Award. Plattner, a senior at Chillicothe High School, and is the son of Randy and Anna Plattner. He is a member of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter and has 36 breeding does and two bucks. Plattner conducts extensive research on the show performance of other producers to aid in making buying and breeding decisions with his goat operation. He has attended Washington Leadership Conference and national FFA convention and participated in the FFA Knowledge leadership development event and the livestock and agronomy career development events. Plattner plans to pursue a degree in animal science, agribusiness or agricultural education at the collegiate level. He has interest in attending veterinary school in the future.
     Gunnar Leach of Chillicothe received the second-place Missouri FFA Diversified Horticulture Proficiency Award. Leach is a senior at Chillicothe High School and the son of Steve and Jennifer Leach. As an FFA member, Leach has exhibited swine at the state and national level. He also has attended LEAD (Learn, Educate, Advance, Develop) Conference as well as state and national FFA conventions.


Chillicothe Police Department Report  4/22 6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department reported several arrests and investigations this week.
     Tuesday, at Traffic stop in the 900 block of Elm resulted in the arrest of Dien T. Hoang for alleged failure to stop at a stop sign, No insurance and no operator’s license. He was processed and released.
     Wednesday, a traffic stop at Broadway and JFK resulted in the arrest of Ryann Gatson on two warrants for alleged failure to appear. Gatson and Lanie Kimmis were also arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance. They were taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     Thursday, officers took a report of theft in the 1300 block of Calhoun Street. The victim later reported they did not want to pursue the investigation.
     At trailer was reported stolen in the 200 block of Ryan Lane. The owner later found is was borrowed by a friend.
     Property damage was reported in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Madison Wyse for alleged property damage. She was cited and released.


Hedrick Healing Garden Contract Awarded  4/22 6am
     Construction of "The Gardens at HMC" will begin early this summer. Hedrick Medical Center Foundation announced they have selected a contractor and are ready to proceed. Foundation Development Officer, Lindy Chapman says they selected a local contractor for the project. Irvinbilt Constructors will be the general contractor and responsible for the project.
     Foundation president Betty Preston Steele says the next step is fundraising from individuals and businesses in Chillicothe and the surrounding area. She says "This will be a garden for the entire community that encourages health and healing. They want everyone to be a part of this project and are confident the project will receive the support of people throughout the community."
     There are several naming opportunities as part of the project. If you wild like to find out more about those, contact Lindy Chapman at Hedrick Medical Center. Her number is 214-8107.


MoDOT Roadwork Planned Next Week  4/22 6am
     Several roadwork projects are scheduled by MoDOT in the local counties
Caldwell County
     Route A - From US 36 to Highway 116 for pothole patching, all week
     US 36 – Eastbound from Business US 36 to Highway 13 for shoulder work, Tuesday - Friday
Carroll County
     Highway 139 - From US 24 to Route J for pothole patching, Monday and Tuesday
     Route Z - From US 65 to the Livingston County line for pothole patching, Wednesday - Friday
Chariton County
     Highway 5 - From Route O to the city limits of Keytesville for pothole patching, Monday - Wednesday
     US 24 - From Highway 5 to the Randolph County line for a resurfacing project, all week
     Highway 129 - From Route D to Route O for pothole patching, Thursday and Friday
Daviess County
     Route N - One-quarter mile west of I-35 for drainage work, Monday and Tuesday
     Route CC - CLOSED three miles south of Highway 6 for a culvert replacement, Wednesday, 7 am to 3 pm
Grundy County
     US 65 - Shoulder work, all week
     Highway 6 - Sweeping and flushing bridges, all week
Livingston County
     Route Z - From the Carroll County line to US 65 for pothole patching, Monday - Wednesday
     Highway 190 - At the Thompson River Bridge for maintenance, Wednesday - Friday
     Highway 139 - From Route RA to the Carroll County line for pothole patching, Thursday and Friday
Sullivan County
     Route DD - CLOSED from Highway 6 to Saddle Road for a culvert replacement, Wednesday, 7 am to 3 pm
     Highway 5 - Just south of Route N for drainage work, Thursday
     Route E - Just east of Highway 139 for drainage work, Thursday
     Route ZZ - Just east of Route E for drainage work, Friday


Chillicothe City Council Meets Monday  4/21 12pm
     The Chillicothe City Council has a financial Workshop and regular council meeting Monday. The workshop session will begin at 5:30 and will include updates from Great Life for the Bowling alley and Golf Course. They will also discuss city finances.
     The regular session will start at 6:30 pm in council chambers. The agenda begins with the financials, including bids for two park mowers and for park concession supplies.
     Under appearances:
The council will consider a request for permission to place a sign at Gravesville Park to honor Ruth Ann and Paul Steele for donating the property to the city.
The Mayor will make a recommendation to appoint Reed Dupy to the Hospital Board
Robert Cowherd will present an ordinance for the CMU fund Transfers
Jim Gillilan will present an ordinance for approving the South Washington Water Main replacement
Chuck Greever will request the council adopt a newer version of several construction related codes, including the 2015 version of the International Building Codes, International Residential Code, International Plumbing Code, International Fire Code and the 2014 National Electrical Code
     An executive session is planned if it is needed.


Sheriff's Report Of Investigations & Arrests  4/21 12pm
     The Livingston County Sheriff's Department has several investigations and arrests in their report.
Investigations in the Report include:
     April 8th, deputies began an investigation of a felon in possession of firearms. The case was turned over to Nitro/ATF for additional investigation.
     April 9th, deputies began an investigation of stalking where a person was following and stalking a deputy sheriff both on and off duty. The suspect was identified and a report was sent to the prosecuting attorney.
     April 13th, deputies, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Caldwell County Sheriff responded to a report of a home intrusion near the Livingston/Caldwell County line. No injuries reported and the investigation continues.
     April 17th, Deputies began an investigation of domestic violence or assault. That investigation continues.
Arrests include:
     April 10th, 32 year old Sarah Rayne Keith of Chillicothe surrendered and posted bond on 3 arrest warrants for failing to appear on minor traffic violations.
     April 12th, 46 year old Allen Panholzer Jr. of Chillicothe was arrested for alleged Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. He has since posted bond.
     April 13th, deputies served a Carroll County warrant on 39 year old Tracy Nicole Moseley of Utica for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on a speeding ticket. She was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     April 14th, 58 year old Steven Mack Powers of Avalon was arrested for alleged Resisting Arrest.
     April 16th, a Livingston County warrant was served on 26 year old Samuel Phillip Vanhorn of Utica for alleged Resisting Arrest. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.


Chillicothe Citywide Clean-up Continues Saturday  4/21 12pm
     Day two of Chillicothe's annual Citywide Clean-up begins Saturday morning. CMU Refuse Director Troy Figg says this is for Chillicothe residents and it will be held rain or shine, at the old dump site on Mitchell Road. Vehicles may line upon Mitchell Road, but should not block the road or the rail crossing.
     The gates will open Saturday at 8:00 am and the hours are until noon, then from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
     While the Citywide Clean-up is free, they are charging for tires; $2 for passenger tires, $5 for truck tires and $10 for tractor tires.
     The other dates for the Chillicothe Citywide Clean-Up are May 3rd and May 6th.


Assistance Available For Citywide Clean-up  4/21 12pm
     A church in Chillicothe is providing assistance for those that have items to take to the Citywide Clean-up, but no way of getting the items there. This Saturday, New Life Fellowship Church will pick up Chillicothe residents non hazardous items. They are asking the items be place next to the curb Saturday morning AND that you call so they know to pick up your items. The number to call is 247-0366 or 755-3026. Leave your name, address and a call back number.
     While New Life Fellowship Church is not charging for the service, if you are disposing of tires, there is a charge of $2.00 for Passenger tires, truck tires are $5.00 and tractor tires are $10.00.


Trenton Council Includes City Budgets  4/21 12pm
     The Trenton City Council considers their budgets as the meet Monday at 7:00 pm at City Hall.
     There are several ordinances on the agenda, they include:
For profession services for the wastewater treatment plant project
An Agreement between the City and Grundy County Public Water Supply District 1
Amending several sections of the Trenton Traffic Code
The will consider adopting the Trenton City Budget and the Trenton Municipal Utilities Budget.
     An executive session is planned for legal and personnel issues.


Fatal Train vs Farm Tractor Accident  4/21 6am
     An accident involving a farm tractor and a train took the life of a Salisbury man. Thirty-six year old William E Thomson was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident Thursday afternoon. According to the Highway Patrol, at about 2:35, Thomson was southbound on Cal Hubbard Avenue, east of Keytesville, when he failed to yield at the rail crossing and was struck by the train.


Warren 2017/18 Missouri FFA Vice President  4/21 6am
     A member of the Chillicothe FFA is named FFA Vice President at the 89th Missouri FFA convention. Madelyn Warren of Dawn will serve as the 2017/18 Missouri FFA Vice President as she continues her education, studying biochemistry at the University of Missouri. Warren plans to practice cardiovascular surgery in a rural area where she can also raise livestock and be an advocate for the agriculture industry.
     Warren is the daughter of Doug and Laura Hughes of Dawn; she has served as her local chapter 2nd vice president, area 1st vice president and earned several awards while participating in FFA.


Troopers Arrest Independence Man  4/21 6am
     State Troopers arrested an Independence man in Linn County late Thursday morning. Thirty-seven year old Richard Roberts was arrested at about 11:55 am for alleged possession of marijuana - prior offender, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding. He was processed and released.


County Commission To Meet With Auditors  4/21 6am
     The Livingston County Commission will attend a ground breaking and meet with auditors next week. The commissioners will meet Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the commission room. The agendas include county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental duties.
     Tuesday at 10:00, they will attend the ground breaking for the new solar farm at 336 East Third Street.
     Thursday, the commissioners will have an executive session at 1:30 to meet with auditors.


Meadville FFA Greenhouse Project  4/21 6am
     The Meadville FFA has garden plants available from their greenhouse project. They have a large selection of flowers, herbs and vegetables for sale as well as hanging baskets, and containers. Bring in YOUR containers and they will design and plant them for you. They also have broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower, and will soon have several varieties of tomatoes. The greenhouse is located behind the school gymnasium. The Meadville FFA Greenhouse will be open weekdays 3:00 - 5:30 and Saturdays 9:00 - Noon. The Meadville FFA Greenhouse will only have plants available for a couple more weeks.