Welcome to Chillicothe, Missouri

 Thanks to several projects underway by Main Street Chillicothe, the city is getting "spruced up for Spring." The planters throughout downtown are now decorated with a variety of seasonal flowers by Beth Wiedner of Weeds Greenhouse. Main Street Chillicothe employees and Green Hills Communications also recently painted two crosswalks in the newly named Kelly Poling Arts District. The new mural depicting the Leeper Hotel and other downtown sites is also taking shape. Weather pending, the newest mural should be competed in the next few weeks. Jacob Duncan, Lawson, has been working on the mural on the side of the Klinginsmith Building. Angie Talken/CT Photos
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The City Council voted recently to move forward with plans to demolish the old Chillicothe Municipal Utilities' old steam plant and also passed an ordinance establishing a local bid preference policy. The building was built in 1938, but steam plant usage began to slow after the diesel plant was installed to produce power. The steam plant continued on for several more years only being used during summer and winter peak times. Crews are expected to start work around August 1 and will have five months to complete the demolition. Second Ward City Councilman Wayne Cunningham verified that every effort was going to be taken to save the stone archway around the main doors and the sign reading "Chillicothe Power Plant" for use at a later time in an appropriate place in the city.
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Just a day before the end of the legislative session in Jefferson City, lawmakers gave final approval to a House Bill, which, among other things, designated July 7 as Missouri Sliced Bread Day. During the 2018 session, Representative Rusty Black introduced Sliced Bread Day in Missouri, however, the language got added to another bill that did not pass out of the Missouri Senate, despite the best efforts by local Senator Denny Hoskins. However, this year, Black and Hoskins were able to ensure the language was added to another similar bill and was able to pass in the final days of the 2019 legislative session. Sliced Bread Days will be celebrated July 5-7 in conjunction with the Freedom Festival.
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Main Street Chillicothe's Annual Farm to Table and Awards Banquet will be held on June 21. This event brings rural and urban communities together to enjoy an evening of food grown by local Chillicothe Farmers Market and meat raised by Tiemeyer Farms. UpRooted Kitchen showcases their culinary skills by preparing the food items selected, and Jersey's Grill serves adult beverages. For tickets, come to the Main Street office on the second floor of the Chamber of Commerce Building at 514 Washington Street or call 660-646-4071. The evening starts with social hour 6 p.m., meal at 6:15 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. The event will be held at 700 Webster Street in front of Silver Moon Plaza.
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Thank you for visiting Chillicothe, Missouri, online. To learn more about us, please see below.
Order a full-color brochure from the Greater Chillicothe Visitors Region by calling toll-free 1-877-224-4554 or by Email.

Green Hills Public Golf Course
660-646-6669
Chilli Bay Water Park
660-646-6107
Chillicothe Parks & Recreation
660-646-4424
CMU
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities
660-646-1664
Chillicothe Fire Department
Emergency: 9-1-1
660-646-2139
Chillicothe Police Department
Emergency: 9-1-1
660-646-2121
Street Department
660-646-3811
Animal Control
660-646-1006
Chillicothe Chamber
660-646-4050

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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