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 In a room full of more than a hundred of his closest supporters, friends, family, city and state officials Chillicothe's Fire Chief Darrell V. Wright signed off from service for the last time after 43 years as a firefighter. City Administrator Darrin Chappell presented Wright with a Proclamation from the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate. Among Wright's many accomplishments, he oversaw the remodel and updating of the Chillicothe Fire Department and state-of-the-art training facility; updating and acquisition of new, top of the line equipment. Jayme Caughron, director of Grand River Technical School, thanked Wright for his dedication to students and the school, where he began teaching EMT classes in 1992 and later taught paramedic classes.
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Chillicothe Municipal Utilities General Manager Jim Gillilan recently won the Missouri Public Utility Alliance's (MPUA), Dan A. Watkins - Gary L. Whorton Personal Service Award. The award, presented by MPUA, recognizes an individual with a utility in the Alliance who has actively participated for at least five years and whose special public or community service has been a credit to public utilities. In leadership roles for MPUA, Jim Gillilan served for six years as an executive committee officer on the board of the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) including a year as MJMEUC chair in 2016. He served previously on the MJMEUC executive committee as a member at large, secretary/ treasurer, and vice-chair of the board.
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This Fall, the Chillicothe FFA presented the Chillicothe Police Department and the local Kiwanis with a check for $1200 to support the Kiwanis' Shop with a Cop program. The FFA members raised these funds from their annual mud volleyball tournament held this September. The shopping event is for children in the community whose families could benefit from an extra boost during the Christmas season. The children are partnered with adult members of the Chillicothe Police Department, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Local businesses sponsored a pit during the mud volleyball tournament: Trans Ova Genetics, Farm Bureau Insurance, FCS Financial, Hale Variety Store, Sydenstricker John Deere Chillicothe, T & R Soil Service.
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The American Legion Post 25 is celebrating 100 years in Chillicothe. Chillicothe's American Legion Post 25 was established on July 25, 1919, after 15 founding members signed the charter. The first signature was from World War II Nurse, Emma Evans. Since 1924, the American Legion in Chillicothe has supported a local American Legion baseball team. Nationally, the program has produced 51 major league baseball players, including Missouri's Yogi Berra. Berra, a famed New York Yankees' player, whose real name was Lawrence Peter Bera, was inducted into the Navy in 1943 as a gunners mate aboard a rocket boat that was involved in the D-Day Invasion. The Legion also supports an Americanism Essay contest, Boys State, Cadet Patrol and Boy Scouts.
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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

Monday, October 21, 2019

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