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Chillicothe's Simpson Park was transformed into a holiday wonderland again this year when the lighted displays were turned on at the park. The Festival of Lights is drawing large crowds of visitors from near and far. The event has become a holiday tradition in Chillicothe for 13 years; and there are several new displays this year. Volunteer hours topped 3,500 in 2017, which is the equivalent of five weeks' work. Individuals, organizations, and even businesses send teams of employees to help decorate. The Festival of Lights is recognized as a 501(c)(3) under the Livingston County Educational and Housing Council, and all donations are fully tax deductible. If you would like to donate, send donations to the Festival of Lights, P.O. Box 1032, Chillicothe, MO 64601.
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Chillicothe police are stepping up patrols along U.S. Highway 65 through downtown Chillicothe in an effort to increase safety among drivers and pedestrians. Police Chief Jon Maples stated that excessive speed is a concern on Highway 65 (a major north-south thoroughfare through Missouri), also known as Washington Street, as it cuts through the center of the downtown business district. The speed limit is posted at 25 mph just south of the viaduct; however, motorists often exceed that limit. The portable trailer, provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, will be moved to various locations in town to alert motorists of their excessive speed and remind them to slow down. The sign currently is located along Washington Street at the First Street intersection. C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley
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Jon C. Maples, a 5-year veteran of the Chillicothe Police Department who was named department chief following a 4-0 vote during an executive meeting of the Chillicothe City Council on November 2 was sworn into the office November 13 during the regular meeting of the Chillicothe City Council. Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney officially commissioned Maples to discharge the duties of police chief, and City Administrator Darin Chappell presented Maples with the police chief badge. Maple's wife, Katie, pinned the badge on her husband's uniform. Maples, 29, is a 2006 CHS graduate and has been serving as a Chillicothe police detective since 2014. Maples was named chief following the retirement of Chief Rick Knouse.
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 Chillicothe's 71st annual Holiday Parade was held Saturday morning, November 18, kicking off the local Christmas season. The parade lasted about an hour and included more than 90 entries provided by clubs, organizations, and businesses. This year's parade theme was Christmas Around the World. The popular community event was presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Hedrick Medical Center, Hy-Vee, and Midwest Gloves and Gear. The grand marshal honor for the parade was filled by the first responders who serve Chillicothe and Livingston County. Highlights included the Kansas City Royals mascot, Sluggerrrr, and K.C. Wolf, the mascot for the Kansas City Chiefs. C-T Photos / Catherine Stortz Ripley
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Friday, December 08, 2017

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