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 Tom Ashbrook takes the oath of office for the Chillicothe city councilman-at-large post during the May 29 council meeting at City Hall. The position became vacant after Reed Dupy became mayor following the death of Chuck Haney. Dupy recommended Ashbrook for the position, and his recommendation was approved by the council with a 3-0 vote. Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney passed away May 5 at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe at the age of 81. Haney was serving his sixth term as mayor, having been elected to the position first in 2007. Ashbrook was born and raised in Chillicothe and is a retired Certified Public Accountant, having been employed with Harden, Cummins, Moss and Miller, of Chillicothe, for 40 years.
C-T Photo Catherine Stortz Ripley
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The pools at Chilli Bay Water Park opened for the season on Monday, May 28, 2018, at noon (11 a.m. for those who had pre-purchased season passes). The day was ideal for swimming with sunny skies and a high of 92 degrees in the forecast. The hours of operation for the season are from noon until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon until 6 p.m. on Fridays, and from 1 until 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Daily admission is $9.50 for adults, $5.50 for students, $5 for seniors, and free for children preschool age and younger. Season passes also are available for purchase. For additional information, call 660-646-6107 or visit the Facebook page. Swimming Lessons will be offered later this summer. The $4.2 million aquatic center in Simpson Park first opened in 2013.
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The Gardens at Hedrick Medical Center is nearing completion; and the public is invited to tour the botanical oasis during an open house May 24, 2018, from 4 until 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided, and a program is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. The Gardens project was constructed by the HMC Foundation at Hedrick Medical Center and funded through donations from individuals, business, organizations and foundations. Fundraising efforts are continuing for the $1.39 million Gardens project. The HMC Foundation has Missouri Development Finance Board tax credits still available. For more information, contact Lindy Chapman at 660-214-8107 or linchapman@saint-lukes.org for more details.
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A community based organization - Friends of Chillicothe Parks, Inc. - has formed to support the efforts of the Chillicothe Parks Department to maintain, enhance, and promote the city parks' system. Organizing members have worked closely with Josh Norris, Chillicothe Parks and Recreation director, to raise awareness within the community of the opportunity to get involved and assist with the mission of the parks department. There are plans to renovate the Simpson Park playground to include proper drainage, a new playground surface and equipment that is accessible to people of all abilities. Members of the public are encouraged to join in the efforts to maintain and improve city parks through membership in the Friends of Chillicothe Parks organization.
C-T Photo Catherine Stortz Ripley

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Green Hills Public Golf Course
Chilli Bay Water Park
Chillicothe Parks & Recreation
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities
Chillicothe Fire Department
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Chillicothe Police Department
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Street Department
Animal Control
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Monday, June 18, 2018

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