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 Chillicothe's Main Street Chillicothe was recently awarded the Outstanding Community Education Campaign award for its Historic Preservation program, and the late Kelly Poling was posthumously awarded the Volunteer of the Year award. Missouri Main Street Connection Inc. (MMSC) presented downtown revitalization awards on July 25 recognizing revitalization excellence during the annual Missouri Main Street Conference in St. Louis. The ceremony honored communities, individuals, businesses, and organizations from across the state that have completed exemplary work in downtown revitalization. Competitive nominations were submitted for projects, activities and individuals in 14 different categories.
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The sliced bread machine on loan to the Grand River Historical Society and Museum will remain in Chillicothe for at least another three years, Pam Clingerman, curator of the museum said recently. The 1,000 pound bread slicing machine is the second ever used, as the first fell apart after six months of use at Bench's original bakery, which was located in the current Sliced Bread Welcome Center on the corner of First and Elm Streets. The Oliver 777 machine is on display in a temperature and humidity controlled area at the museum located at 1401 Forest Drive. It cannot be used for demonstrations. After Frank Bench used it for the first time, his bread sales went up 2000% in two weeks. Pictured is a 1936 bread slicer.
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This large slice of bread led the 2nd annual Sliced Bread Day parade on Saturday, July 6. The state's first official Sliced Bread Day was Sunday, July 7. Sliced Bread Days were celebrated July 5-7 in conjunction with the annual Freedom Festival which wrapped up with a 20-minute fireworks' display. The Freedom Festival ran from 5-10 p.m. and featured live entertainment, inflatable games, and food vendors. Sliced Bread Days celebrate the greatest invention ever - sliced bread, which was invented in Chillicothe on July 7, 1928. The Sliced Bread Innovation Center located at First and Elm Streets held an open house over the weekend. A bread contest was hosted at the Grand River Historical Society and Museum followed by a bread machine demonstration.
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Chillicothe Police Department Police Chief Jon Maples addresses the CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) class during part of the week-long training held in Chillicothe and hosted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services (CDES). The 40-hour training ended with a half-day of live scenario training. CIT training gives officers a significant amount of education and training in de-escalation, intervention in suicidal persons, youth issues, aging matters, mental health interventions, helping with all types of disorders and addictions, and many other areas of need. CIT programs build relations in our communities, reduces crime, and helps to minimize other problems for people and their families. Angie Talken / CT Photo
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Green Hills Public Golf Course
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Chilli Bay Water Park
660-646-6107
Chillicothe Parks & Recreation
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CMU
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities
660-646-1664
Chillicothe Fire Department
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660-646-2139
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Street Department
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Animal Control
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Chillicothe Chamber
660-646-4050

Monday, August 12, 2019

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