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Westphal Named State Librarian of Missouri  03/16  12pm
     Less than a year after leaving the Livingston County Library Director's position to take a job in Tennessee, Robin Westphal returns to Missouri to fill the state's Top Library Job. Westphal has accepted the position as the State Librarian of Missouri in Jefferson City. She says this job encompasses a wide range of responsibilities.
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     In addition, she will work with school libraries and will be responsible for the Wolfner Library for the blind.
     Westphal says she looks forward to the return to Missouri and talked about why she sought the position.
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     Westphal officially takes the position of State Librarian of Missouri on April 9th

New Resource For Foster Homes and Adoption  03/16  12pm
     A new resource to assist families interested in Foster Parenting or Adoption opens it's doors Monday in Chillicothe. Foster/Adopt Connect, a non-profit organization, is opening its doors here 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.
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     To celebrate their new office, they are having a ribbon cutting and open house Monday.
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     The ribbon cutting and open house for Foster/Adopt Connect is Monday from 10:00 am to Noon. To contact them, call 660-225-0059

Chillicothe Police Report For Thursday  03/16  12pm
     The Chillicothe Police Department handled 100 calls for service Thursday. Those calls include:
At about 3:00 am, Officers responded to a business alarm in the 300 block of Henry St. False alarm.
About 4:45 am, Officers had an abandoned vehicle towed from Ryan Lane near Washington.
About 9:25 am, Officers responded to a reported disturbance between family members. Situation resolved.
At about 12:10pm, Officers took a report of an unattended death in the 200 block of Cherry St. Victim appeared to have died from natural causes.
About 2:25 pm, Officers attempted to serve a warrant in 400 block of Clay St.
About 6:35 pm, barking dogs were reported in the 1600 block of Bryan St.
About 6:45 pm, a small child was found near the street in the 1800 block of Grandview. Child had followed older children out the door.
About 10:00 pm, Officers responded to a reported fire in the 400 block of Jackson St. People were standing around a fire pit.

Fire Call To Strand - False Alarm  03/16  12pm
     The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to an automated alarm at the Strand Hotel Apartments Thursday at about 7:30 pm. They arrived to find no sign of fire. The alarm was sounding for Apartment 203, where they found burnt food on the stove. Windows were opened to remove the smoke.
     The fire crew was on the scene for about 15 minutes.

MoDOT Warns Of Railroad Crossing Work  03/16  12pm
     Contractors working with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will close several crossings over the two weeks. The work is to replace railroad ties along the tracks and timing is highly dependent on the weather. The first rail crossing closure planned is Wednesday, March 21 on Route YY at the crossing south of Route J near Hale.
     If work progresses as planned, Route 139 will close at the crossing in the town of Hale on March 22.
     The Route 139 railroad crossing just west of the Grand River, between Route H and Sumner, will close on or about March 24.
     Subsequent crossing closures will include Route YY northeast of Sumner, Route 130 just west of Route 139, Route 139 just north of Route 130, and Route FF just north of US 36 - east of Laclede. The exact timing of the crossing closures will be determined by the crew's progress and weather.
     During the closures, motorists will need to use alternate routes. All scheduled roadwork is weather permitting and subject to change.

Five Headed To Department of Corrections  03/16  12pm
     The Livingston County Sheriff's Department will transport five to the Missouri Department of Corrections following sentencing in Livingston county court. Sheriff Steve Cox says they will transport the following at the earliest opportunity:
     37 year old Shane Withrow of Kansas City - Sentenced to 2 years for Possession Controlled Substance
     42 year old Eric Hollon of Chillicothe - Sentenced to 7 years for Stealing
     24 year old Zayne Evans of Chillicothe - Sentenced to the CODS Program on a Probation Violation - Possession Controlled Substance
     38 year old Trinity Helm of Chillicothe - Sentenced to 12 years on a Probation Violation - Possession Controlled Substance
     23 year old Felicia Martin of Chillicothe - Sentenced to 5 years and an ITP program for Possession Controlled Substance

Missing Teen in Chillicothe   03/16  6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department is asking for assistance in locating a 13 year old boy, missing since Thursday afternoon.
     13 year old Jayden Joseph Beltran was last seen in the 1500 block of Calhoun, Thursday at about 3:05 pm.
     Jayden has brown hair and brown eyes with a chipped front tooth. He is approximately 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds.
     He was last seen wearing a camo jacket with a hood that has a lime green inside, gray striped shirt, blue jeans, and navy blue shoes with white bottoms.
     If you know the whereabouts of Jayden, please contact the Chillicothe Police Department at 646-2121.

Board of Public Works & City Council Workshop  03/16  6am
     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.

Chillicothe Police Report For Thursday  03/16  6am
     The Chillicothe Police received 130 calls for service Wednesday. The calls include:
     5:49 am, a disturbance in the 1400 block of Polk St. They arrested Charles Brandon Collins on a warrant for alleged probation violation and Abigeal Deneece Bergesen for alleged interfering. They were held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     8:36 am, Officers assisted Childrenís Division on an investigation in the 400 block of Polk St.
     12:10 pm, Officers gave an informative talk to a group at Hedrick Medical Center.
     3:00pm, Officers responded to a three vehicle crash on Hornet Road at the High School parking lot. No injuries.
     3:20pm, Officers took a theft report of property from a vehicle parked in the 800 block of W. Highway 36.
     3:44pm, Officers checked for a reported fire in the 1400 Block of Bryan St.
     3:56pm, Officers advised that items removed from vehicle had been located by a family member.
     5:01pm, Officers responded to a 2 vehicle crash at Jackson and Locust St. One vehicle was backing from parked and stuck another vehicle as it was passing by. That vehicle didnít stop and left the scene. No injury reported.
     7:19pm, Officer received information on a lost or stolen cell phone.
     7:43pm, Officer checked report of a vehicle parked in the middle of the road at Ryan Lane and Washington. Vehicle was gone on arrival.

Brush Fire Calls Thursday  03/16  6am
     The Chillicothe Fire Department assisted with a brush fire on LIV 418 and Route Z. The Mutual Aid call came in about 6:25 and Chillicothe provided a Brush Truck and Crew. The fire burned approximately 40 acres of CRP. No structures were affected in the fire. Additional details of the fire are not available at this time.  Other departments responding included Dawn and Mooresville.
     The department responded to other brush fires throughout the afternoon, but most were out when they arrived.

Additional Filings For Committee Man & Woman  03/16  6am
     The Livingston County Clerk's Office received three more filings for County Committee Man and Woman positions in the August primary.
The latest filings include:
     Rita L Jacobs filed for Republican Medicine Township Committeewoman
     Suzi Beck for Republican Rich Hill Township Committeewoman
     David L Beck for Republican Rich Hill Township Committeeman
Filing remains open through 5:00 pm on March 27th.

Student Artwork At Cultural Corner  03/15  12pm
     Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery is featuring artworks from students around the area. Art Guild Director Mindy Stedam says they currently have pieces on display from the Grundy County of Galt School District.
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     Stedam says Artworks from the Chillicothe Public Schools will be displayed in the Month of April.
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     The Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday's from 10:00 to 2:00.

CHS Freshman Enrollment Is Next Week  03/15  12pm
     Parents of Chillicothe 8th graders are reminded to mark the dates for Freshman enrollment. The Chillicothe High School Freshman Enrollment is March 20th to the 22nd in the High School commons. School Counselor Ellen Tsikoyak says this is for current 8th grade students and their parents.
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     Tsikoyak says the parents and students may come any of the three nights, beginning at 6:30 pm and no appointments are needed. If you have questions, call the school at 646-0700.

Chamber Luncheon To Feature Workforce Development  03/15  12pm
     The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the monthly Chamber Luncheon, Wednesday, March 21st, at the Chillicothe Country Club. The cost is $10 for Chamber members and $15 for all others.
     The topic of the luncheon is focused on local workforce development ideas. They will discuss:
What jobs in your company will be extinct within the next 10 years?
What jobs will be changed so much that current employees wonít qualify to be hired again?
How will your business cope?
     Register my Monday at Noon by calling 646-4050.

Springtime Is Crappie Fishing Time  03/15  12pm
     Late Winter and early Spring fishing in ponds and near dams usually includes Crappie. Caleb Pryor from the Missouri Department of conservation says now is a good time to fish for Crappie.
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     If you are fishing on public waters, you need to have a fishing license. Check out the MDC Website,, for more on fishing regulations and licenses.

The Seussification of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'  03/15  6am
     The Seussification of 'A Midsummer Nightís Dream' is on the stage of the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center this weekend. The CHS Players preform this mash-up of Dr Seuss and William Shakespeare. Drama Director Lisa Rule says the play features a cast of twenty who play out the plot-within-a-plot hilarity.
     Brett Shaffer plays Lysander, while Trace Staton says he plays Demetris.
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     Rule says the show uses narrators, a blank stage, bicycles, and vintage costumes - mostly formals from the 1970's. The show will run about 80 minutes plus a short intermission and is family-friendly.
     Shaffer says tickets are available at the door for each performance.
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     The play is this weekend at the Garry Dickenson Performing Arts Center.

2018 Sliced Bread Jam July 7 & 8  03/15  6am
     Chillicothe Area Arts Council's Sliced Bread Jam will be Sliced Bread Weekend in Chillicothe. The "Sliced Bread Jam" Bluegrass Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8 at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Chillicothe Area Arts Council Director Mary Lou VanDeventer says they have two great headliners for the weekend.
     Saturday they will have The Petersen Family Bluegrass Band. This family band has their own show in Branson.
     Sunday, the Sliced Bread Jam welcomes National award-winning "Queen of Bluegrass" Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.
     This year's festival is planned on these dates to join with our community's celebration of Chillicothe's 90th anniversary as the "Home of Sliced Bread". VanDeventer says they are planning Saturday evening's show to allow folks the opportunity to participate in all of the community daytime activities.
    Stay tuned for more announcements or contact the Arts Council at 646-1173.

New Signal Installed For Coach K Road  03/15  6am
     The new traffic signal at US 65 and Coach K Road is installed, but is not active at this time. Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer Austin Hibler says they are unaware of when that signal will become active, but they are checking on a timeline.

Chillicothe Police Report For Tuesday  03/15  6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department had 118 calls for Service Tuesday. The calls included:
     At about 7:00 am, officers investigated a parking complaint in the 500 block of Corporate Drive.
     At about 8:00 am, they responded to the 1300 block of Bryan Street for a custody dispute.
     Officers assisted a Kansas City Police Department with a domestic assault investigation.
     At about 10:50 am, Officers were called to the 1400 block of Dorney Drive for an employee threatening another employee at a business. Officers responded and quickly de-escalated the issue.
     At about 5:45, Officers were called to the railroad tracks on 3rd Street for a man walking the track while a train was coming. The man was gone when the officers arrived.
     At about 5:00 pm, a woman was threatening to hurt herself in the 400 block of Youseff Drive. The woman ran from the business and they were not able to locate her. The woman later turned herself in and was transported to a mental health facility.
     About 5:45 pm, Officers responded to the 600 block of Williams Street in reference to trespassing. An investigation is being conducted.
     About 9:00 pm, Officers were called to the 1000 block of Graves Street for a group of kids yelling and cursing at patrons of a business. The kids were gone when the officers arrived.
     Officers conducted numerous business checks and made multiple traffic stops enforcing city ordinances.

Fire Damages House In Trenton  03/15  6am
     The Trenton Fire Department received a report of a fire at a home in the 1900 block of Cedar Street Wednesday morning. The call came in about 9:45 and the fire crew arrived with in a few minutes to find smoke showing from the outside. A small fire on the ceiling of the dining room near a flue pipe for a wood stove. The fire was contained to the dining room and had not spread into the attic. The used a small amount water to put out the fire and were on the scene for about an hour.
     The report states heat from the wood stove flue pipe caught the insulation and ceiling tiles on fire.
     No injuries were reported.

More Filings For Committe Man & Woman  03/15  6am
     The Livingston County Clerks Office received three more filings for County Committee Man and Woman positions in the August primary.
The latest filings include:
     Sherry Jones for Republican Blue Mound Committeewoman
     James C Meservey filed for the Republican Cream Ridge Township Committeeman
     Ann L Meservey filed for the Republican Cream Ridge Township Committeewoman
     Rita L Jacobs filed for Republican Medicine Township Committeewoman
Filing remains open through 5:00 pm on March 27th.

CHS Students Participate In National Walkout  03/14  12pm
     About 70 students at the Chillicothe High School participated in the National Walk-Out protest to support and remember the 17 students who died a month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida. This silent demonstration lasted 17 minutes, one minute for each of the students that died in the shooting last month
     Principal Brian Sherrow says they kept the students inside the school to provide a controlled environment for student safety.
     Sherrow said there are some across the country that were expected to try turning these demonstrations into a gun control issue. There were no signs of gun control protests at the school and law enforcement was on hand in case there were any problems.

Chillicothe Police Report For Monday  03/14  12pm
     The Chillicothe Police Department responded to more an 120 calls for Service Monday. The calls included:
     At about 1:05 am, a suspicious vehicle in the 1200 block of Washington Street at a closed business.
     At about 3:00 am, responded to the 900 block of Locust Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.
     At about 8:30 am, Officers took a report of a dog bite over the weekend in the 200 block of Samuel Street.
     At about 9:50 am, Officers responded to the 1700 block of Morningside Dr. for an alarm; all was ok.
     At about 10:20 am, they arrested 56 year old Terry Greene on a Missouri Parole warrant. The arrest was the result of an alleged assault from Saturday.
     At about 3:30 pm, Officers did a well-being check on a juvenile threatening to harm them self. A mental evaluation was sought.
     At about 7:30 pm, Officers responded to the 400 block of Mechanic Street in reference to a neighborly dispute which was handled without incident.

Moderate Drought Conditions Continue  03/14  12pm
     The Chillicothe area and Livingston County in general has received less than half of the average rainfall for the first three months of the year. Meteorologist Linda Gilbert says conditions are dry across the state and she looked at the local numbers.
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     Gilbert says in the short term, we are expecting a little rainfall.
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     As we are dry, even after the rains this weekend, you should still use caution if you are planning any outdoor burning in the near future.

P&Z To Consider Re-Plat of Livestock Market  03/14  12pm
     The Chillicothe Planning and Zoning Commission meets April 2nd at 5:30pm at city hall. The meeting is to consider and review a Final Plat of the Re-Plated Old Livestock Market property off of Business 36.
     The Re-plat is to split the property into lots for easier sale in the future

IRS On Identity Theft  03/14  12pm
     If you are filing your taxes and the IRS has already received a tax return for your social security number, you will be notified quickly. Michael Devine from the IRS says Filing Electronically will give you the fastest response if you are a victim of identity theft.
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     Devine says if you are using a tax preparer, contact them right away for assistance. If you are preparing your return yourself, Devine says contact the IRS.
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     On the IRS Website, IRS.GOV, there is a link for what to do if you are a victim of identity theft. Devine says that will give you more details on what actions you need to take.

High Fire Danger This Afternoon  03/14  6am
     High winds and dry conditions will raise the fire danger across the area today. The National Weather Service says low relative humidity will result in Very high fire danger this afternoon. Be very cautious with any outdoor burning and anything that may cause sparks that could start a fire. Report any fires that may start and are not under your control.
     Outdoor burning is Highly Discouraged

Two Grass Fires Tuesday South of Chillicothe  03/14  6am
     The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to two Grass Fires Tuesday afternoon.
     Chillicothe Fire Fighters provided mutual aid for a grass fire south of Chillicothe on LIV 451, about 12 miles south of Chillicothe. The call came in about 3:05 pm. The fire began as a controlled burn, but it got out of hand due to the wind and burned about 40 acres of grass and timber. The fire crew was on the scene for about 90 minutes.
     At about 4:40, Fire Crews were called to a grass fire near the Grand River Bridge. The fire was just north of the bridge and burned about 1 acre. There is no report of the cause of the fire.

Bogard Woman Injured In Carroll County Accident  03/14  6am
     A Bogard woman was injured in an accident in Carroll County Tuesday afternoon. State Troopers report 48 year old Michelle Stice of Bogard was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries after her pick-up was struck from behind by a driver from Nebraska. Stice was northbound on US 65 at Route W, when she slowed to make a turn, 70 year old Darrel Rihanek of Lynch, Nebraska ran into the back of the Stice vehicle. Rihanek was not injured. Both drivers were wearing safety belts.

Troopers Arrest Two In Area Counties  03/14  6am
     State Troopers report two arrests in the area counties Tuesday.
     At about 10:15 am in Daviess County, troopers arrested 50 year old Patrick Cowgill of Liberty Lake, Washington for alleged DWI with drugs. He was released to the Cameron Regional Medical Center.
     In Caldwell County, 34 year old Kevon Mallory of Lincoln, Nebraska was arrested for alleged violation of a protection order. He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.

Governor Greitens Visits NCMC To Promote Apprenticeships  03/14  6am
     Governor Eric Greitens visited north Central Missouri College Tuesday to announce a $3.6 million dollar investment in discretionary federal funding to expand and develop new Registered Apprenticeship programs across the state. Greitens visited with students in the program and discuss the impact of these apprenticeships.
    In Registered Apprenticeship Programs, students begin working from day one. The programs combine structured learning with on-the-job training under the supervision of a trade professional. The training evolves with the needs of the state's employers, to ensure students get the skills they need to find full-time work, and helps Missourians "earn as they learn."

Chillicothe Farmer's Market Anual Meeting  03/14  6am
     The annual Chillicothe Farmer's Market meeting is March 26th at Royal Inn Pizza. Any producers, growers, bakers and craftsman interested in selling at the Chillicothe Farmers Market should attend the meeting March 26th at 6:30 pm.
     Prior to the meeting, there is a new member Question and Answer session at 5:45 and the processed Food Certification and Renewal at 6:00.
     All Chillicothe Farmers Market members and those interested in selling at the market are urged to attend. If you have questions, call 660-938-4645.
     Dinner is available at your own cost.

Chillicothe Economic Development Contract  03/13  12pm
    The contract for Economic Development in Chillicothe, with Rumery and Associates was renewed by the Chillicothe City Council Monday. Terry Rumery appeared at the meeting Monday and talked to the council about some of the activities of his office.
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     The Economic Development Contract of $36,000 is paid by the City of Chillicothe, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Chillicothe Development Corporation and Chillicothe Municipal Utilities. Each party pays the City of Chillicothe $9,000 a year and the city pays Rumery and Associates.

Chillicothe School Board Executive Session   03/13  12pm
     Last Friday's Chillicothe School Board executive session included retirements, resignations and a couple hirings. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says there was one retirement: Nancy Hudgens - Bus Driver.
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     Albertson will continue teaching.
     Dr Barnes says the hiring approved by the board includes the new Head Football Coach, Tim Rulo,
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     Norris is not a teacher.

Two Weeks Left On Primary Filing  03/13  12pm
     Filing for public offices that are on the August Primary in Missouri ends March 27th, that is just two weeks away.
In Livingston County, the candidates that have filed include:
     Michael Leamer, Republican for Associate Circuit Judge
     Jane Edmundson Gann, Republican for Circuit Clerk of Court
     Sherry Parks, Democrat for County Clerk
     Ed Douglas, Republican for Presiding commissioner
     Adam Warren, Republican for Prosecuting Attorney
     Cindy Ireland, Democrat for Recorder of Deeds
     Amy Hobbs Baker, Democrat for Recorder of Deeds

Filing For the County Committee Man and Committee Woman
     Amy Hobbs Baker, Democrat for 4th Ward Committee Woman

     Filing for county offices and for the Committee Man and Woman takes place at the County Clerk's office through March 27th.

Filing for the State Offices is at the Secretary of State's Office in Jefferson City.
In the local area that includes:

43rd Circuit Judge
     Tom Chapman, Republican for Division 1
     Ryan Horsman, Republican for Division 2
     Brent Elliot, Democrat for Division 2

For US House of Representatives Seat - District 6
     Republican: Sam Graves
     Democrats: Winston Apple and Henry Robert Martin
     Libertarian: Dan Hogan

For US Senate
     Republicans: Tony Monett, Austin Petersen, Josh Hawley, Fred Ryman, Christina Smith, Kristi Nichols, Bradley Krembs, Ken Patterson, Brian G. Hagg and Courtland Sykes
     Democrats: Carla (Coffee) Wright, Angelica Earl, Leonard Joseph Steinman II, John Hogan, Travis Gonzalez and David Faust
     Libertarian: Japheth Campbell

Chula School OPT Carnival and Auction  03/13  12pm
     The Chula School District Carnival and silent auction is March 23rd. Becky Stone, a teacher at Chula School says this event raises funds to support the Organization of Parents and Teachers or OPT.
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     The Carnival is March 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Chula School. In addition to the games and concessions, there are opportunities to win cash and other prizes. For more information or to donate to the Carnival, call Chula School at 660-639-3135.

Coach K Road Accepted By City Council on 3/2 Vote  03/13  6am
     Coach K Road, the street that runs from US 65 to the new Chillicothe Elementary School is now a city street. The Chillicothe city council approved accepting the street during Monday's council session on a vote of 3/2, with Council members Wayne Cunningham and Tom Douglas voting No. Cunningham told the council he thought this should have been a concrete street.
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     While concrete had been used on many permanent street projects, when money was provided by the city for the project came from the Capital Improvement Fund and the city did not specify the desire for concrete. The plans were also submitted to and approved by the city, before work began on the street.
     Councilman Tom Douglas says he voted no for the funding of the street when the request was brought to the city and that is why he voted no on accepting the street.

Additional Chillicothe City Council Action  03/13  6am
     Other actions in the City Council meeting Monday included:
     Approval of the allocation of the sales tax fund. 100% of the sales tax revenue will go into the General Fund. In the past as much as 50% of the revenues had gone to Streets. City Administrator Darin Chappell explained the change.
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     The public hearing was held on vacating an alley that runs from Jackson to Webster Streets in the 400 block. The council approved the action, but the petitioner will need to have surveys completed and appear before planning and zoning to continue the action.
     The council approved the continued contract with Rumery and Associates for Economic Development.
     They approved declaration of three utility trailers from the Street Department as surplus and the purchase of a properly sized utility trailer.
     The council also approved the agreement with the Missouri Fire Chiefs Association for intergovernmental Transfer.

No Injuries In Truck Accident Near Chillicothe  03/13  6am
     An accident between two semis east of Chillicothe Monday Afternoon blocked a portion eastbound US 36. Sheriff Steve Cox reported at about 2:15, the accident involved two semi's, one of which was jack-knifed into the ditch and the other had collided with the cab of the first truck. The accident happened in front of a implement dealer, just east of the railroad bridge.

Trenton Woman Injured In Roll-Over Accident  03/13  6am
     An accident in Grundy County Monday left a passenger with minor injuries. State Troopers investigated the single vehicle accident that left 28 year old Jessica Loman of Trenton with minor injuries. According to the report, the accident happened on Northwest 10th Street, north of Trenton at about 4:07 pm, when 27 year old Robert Fisk of Trenton was northbound and went off the road and into the ditch, rolling onto the passenger side. Loman was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment. They were not wearing safety belts.

Tax Procrastinators Have Two Extra Days This Year  03/13  6am
     If you are a Tax Filing procrastinator, you get a couple extra days to put off filing the Federal and State Tax Returns this year. Michael Devine from the IRS says they are normally due April 15th.
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     Devine says most people that put off the filing are those that will pay in. He says donít set it aside and forget to send it in. He says if you file electronically you can schedule the payment.
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     If you forget to send in your tax return and you owe, there are penalties and interest.

Resurfacing US 65 To Start Soon  03/12  12pm
     Resurfacing of 83 miles of US Highway 65, through Mercer, Grundy Livingston and Carroll Counties will begin soon. Vance Brothers is working with MoDOT on the project from the Iowa Boarder to the Missouri River. MoDOT says this project will include a small portion of Missouri Highway 6 near Trenton.
     The scheduled start day is March 26th. They will start by making preliminary pavement repairs between Chillicothe and the Missouri River. From May 14th to the 21st, they will make repairs between Chillicothe and the Iowa line.
     Work is scheduled for daylight hours, Monday through Saturday. Traffic control will be in place alerting motorists of the work. All work is weather permitting and could be rescheduled.

Livingston County Commission Meetings  03/12  12pm
     The Livingston County Commissioners have only one local meeting next week. The Commissioners meet Tuesday at 9:30 am in the Commission Room to handle county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental responsibilities.
     Thursday, the commissioners travel to Albany to attend the Northwest District County Commissioners Meeting, beginning at 9:00 am.

Livingston County Nursing Home Board  03/12  12pm
     The Livingston County Nursing Home Board of Directors meets Tuesday. The meeting begins at 12:00, in the conference room at Morningside Center. The public is welcome.A single vehicle accident, Saturday ev

Southwest Principal Arrested Following Theft Investigation  03/12  10am
     The Principal at Southwest School, 44 year old Christopher Scott Calhoun, was arrested following an investigation of alleged theft of prescription medication. The Livingston County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident that included the theft of controlled substances, prescription medications (Percocet and Adderall), from a locked medicine cabinet. The report states the medications were properly monitored by the school nurse and the theft was promptly reported when some of the pills turned up missing.
     According to the report, Calhoun is charged with two counts of alleged stealing. He remains in custody with bond is set at $10,000 cash only

Fatal Accident In Clay County  03/12  6am
     A single vehicle accident, Saturday evening in Clay County took the life of the driver and the passenger had moderate injuries. Twenty-five year old Jesse A Walker of Lathrop died of injuries in the accident that happened at about 8:40 pm. Walker was northbound on Missouri Highway 33, when he ran off the road in a curve and struck a tree. The report from the Highway Patrol state Jesse Walker was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. His passenger, 25 year old Koty Walker of Cameron, had moderate injuries and was taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment. Koty was wearing a safety belt.

Chillicothe Police Have Busy Weekend  03/12  6am
     The Chillicothe police Were Busy from Friday through Sunday
     7:48am, Officers took report of damaged mailboxes in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive.
     10:02am, Officers were called to a business in the 800 block of Jackson St. reference harassment. A suspect, Neal Miller was taken into custody for alleged possession of a controlled substance.
     1:28pm, Officers executed an arrest warrant in the 1200 block of Webster St. Valerie Ross was taken into custody, processed, posted bond and was released.
     5:54pm, Officer responded to Hedrick Medical Center for possible child abuse. Child Services was notified. The investigation continues.
     9:52am, Officers were dispatched to a report of a Tractor-Trailer unit traveling westbound on US 36 Hwy that left road traveling through the median and across the eastbound lanes of US 36, coming to rest in a ditch just west of the US 65 Junction. The driver reported that he had to swerve to avoid a vehicle that had entered US 36 from US 65 causing the driver to lose control of his vehicle. There were no injuries reported and the Officers were on the scene for several hours while the vehicle was removed from the ditch by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Tow.
     1:09pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle striking a mailbox in the 300 block of Bridge Street.
     2:20pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block of Fair Street. The suspects were gone upon Officer's arrival.
     4:21pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of a man trespassing in the 400 block of Jackson Street. The male was gone when Officers arrived.
     9:49pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of three children left in a vehicle that was parked on a private lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers located the vehicle along with the parents that had been inside a business for 30 minutes while the children were alone in the vehicle. Officers cited the adults for leaving the children unattended and the incident was reported to the Livingston County Childrenís Division.
     11:47pm, Officers were dispatched to an assault that occurred in the 100 block of E. Jackson Street. The suspect was gone upon Officerís arrival. The victim was transported to HMC by EMS for treatment of possible facial fractures. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
     12:10am, a Livingston County Deputy requested assistance from our Department with a disturbance in Utica Mo. An Officer responded to assist and remained on the scene until Sheriff Cox arrived.
     11:27am, Officers were dispatched with EMS to a residence in the 500 block of E. Bridge Street in referenced to an unresponsive male. The male was found to be deceased of what appeared to have been natural causes.
     1:52pm, Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 600 block of Missouri Ave. A subject was advised not to return to the residence by the resident.

Two Injured In Accident - One Arrested  03/12  6am
     An accident in Sullivan County left a mother and son with minor injuries Saturday night. The accident happened about 9:55 pm at Page and North State Streets in Milan. According to the report from the Highway Patrol, 38 year old Luis Gama-Tover of Milan was southbound and pulled into the path of the northbound vehicle driven by 35 year old Donna Hunsaker of Milan. Hunsaker and her 11 year old son, Marcus Hunsaker, had minor injuries in the accident and were taken to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital for treatment. The mother was not wearing a safety belt.
     Gama-Tover was not injured in the accident, but he was arrested for alleged DWI - resulting in injuries and careless and imprudent driving. He was held at the Sullivan County Jail.

Troopers Arrest Three In Area Counties  03/12  6am
     State Troopers report three arrests in the area counties.
     Saturday at about 3:40 am, Troopers in Carroll County arrested 50 year old Stacy Thomas of New Cambria for alleged DWI. He was processed and released.
     Sunday at about 1:47 am, Troopers in Daviess County arrested Ryan Dunkin of Trenton for alleged DWI and speeding. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a 12 hour hold.
     Sunday at about 9:00 pm, Troopers in Caldwell County arrested Devon Scott of Parkville for alleged driving while suspended and speeding. He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a24 hour hold.

Chillicothe City Council Meets Monday  03/12  6am
     The Chillicothe City Council meets Monday to hold a public hearing on vacating an alley. The public hearing is part of the regular City Council meeting, Monday at 6:30 pm at City Hall.
     The finance portion of the meeting includes a resolution on setting the allocation of the city's Sales Tax Revenues in the 2018/19 budget.
     The public hearing is to vacate an alley Webster and Jackson Street. The request is from the owner of the properties at 424 and 432 Webster and would allow them to build on the properties.
     Annual service reports and budget requests will be presented by the Arts Council and Humane Society.
     City Administrator Darin Chappell will present the ordinance for economic development with Terry Rumery, and an ordinance to accept Coach K Street.
     Street Superintendent Jeff Gillespie will request declaring three utility trailers surplus and the purchase of a new utility trailer.
     Fire Chief Darrell Wright will present an ordinance for an agreement with the Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs for an intergovernmental transfer program.
     An executive session is planned to follow Monday Chillicothe city Council meeting.

Trenton City Council Meeting Is Monday  03/12  6am
     The Trenton City Council meets Monday at 7:00 pm and will discuss a hiring freeze and consider several ordinances. The agenda includes ordinances to allow attaching fiber optic lines to utility poles, an amendment to the city code for License Tax, an agreement with Burns and McDonnell on the repainting of the water towers and amending the agreement with Environmental Specialty Services for work at the water treatment plant.
     Unfinished business includes discussions on the reverse 911 notification service and on a MoDOT proposal for Highway 6 through Trenton.
     New Business includes discussions on recycling and the proposed hiring freeze until the next fiscal year.
     An executive session is planned to follow the meeting.