Chillicothe issued permits for
nearly $5.5 million in commercial construction projects during 2017.
Topping the list of permits for 2017 was one issued for construction of
a $1.39 million garden being constructed by the HMC Foundation at Hedrick Medical Center. The
Gardens at Hedrick Medical Center is funded through donations from individuals, businesses and organizations.
The second largest project was for the $1.3 million re-roofing project at Chillicothe High
School, followed by a new warehouse and office building at
Farmers' Electric Cooperative in the amount of $900,000, a new building for
SkillPath in the amount of $625,000, and the enclosed walkway at Chillicothe Middle School
for $267,000. Construction of residential housing was listed at
a total of $550,000, which included two duplexes and three single family dwellings.
The Livingston County Community
Foundation has announced a $5,000 grant to the Livingston County Health Center. The grant is
part of a $30,000 project by the Health Center to fund a playground
for senior citizens at Danner Park in Chillicothe. The playground will
include a Senior Motion Wellness System from a company called Xccent Fitness.
The design of the Motion Wellness System is to improve an
individual's confidence, balance and strength needed to reduce falls and improve everyday life activities such
as navigating stairs, reaching for items in a cupboard, or simply getting up out of a chair. The unit would take up
a 30' square area at the park, surface mounted on a concrete pad, and will include shading to
protect users from damaging UV rays. For more information about the
Foundation, contact Ron Wilder at
A proposal declaring July 7th as
Missouri Sliced Bread Day received overwhelming support by the Missouri House of Representatives
recently. Upon its 128-16 vote approval, the bill was forwarded to
the Missouri Senate and had its first reading. In his introductory
remarks on the House floor, Rep. Rusty Black (R-Chillicothe), the
bill's sponsor, provided information about the earliest records of
bread up through the introduction of the world's first automatic bread slicing
machine which was first used in
Chillicothe, MO, on July 7, 1928. The proposal passed through the
house with 128 "yes" votes and 16 "no" votes.
This July 7th marks the 90th anniversary of sliced bread. The proposal is now being
considered in the Senate. Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg), who represents Chillicothe in the
Senate, will handle the bill in the Senate.
Plans for a Home of Sliced Bread
Visitors Center were unveiled recently along with the announcement of more than
$264,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits being awarded to support
renovating the original Home of Sliced Bread building. The overall
$497,422 project is planned to create a facility that will serve
citizens and businesses of Chillicothe. Rep. Rusty Black (R-Chillicothe) and Sen. Denny
Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) made the announcement of the tax credits during a reception
inside the building that was the first place in the world to sell
commercially-sliced bread. The building is located at the northwest corner of First and Elm streets. The renovation project, Douglas said, is about innovation and entrepreneurship.
C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley