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  • 10-06-17 - from 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. - Wine walk and Tunes under the Moon - Webster Street will be closed from Locust to Washington Street.

09 01 17 - Chilli Bay Water Park closed for the 2017 season with its traditional doggy dip from 5 until 6 p.m. Monday, September 4, 2017.

CT 08 25 17 - The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce announces "Christmas Around the World" as the 2017 Holiday Parade theme. The Holiday Parade this year will be sponsored by Hy-Vee, Hedrick Medical Center, and Midwest Gloves & Gear. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, in downtown Chillicothe and will include floats, bands, vehicles, animals, mascots, and, of course, Santa. All businesses, organizations, churches, youth groups, scout troops, and schools are encouraged to have an entry for the parade. The 71st Annual Holiday Parade is organized by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce through its Parade Committee. Entry forms are required for parade entry and may be picked up the Chillicothe Commerce Center, 514 Washington Street.

C-T 08 25 17 - Mayor Chuck Haney presented a signed proclamation to members of the Hedrick Medical Center Emergency Department and Chillicothe Fire Department designating Friday, September 22, as Pink Out Day in the city of Chillicothe. Hedrick Medical Center Emergency Department and the Chillicothe Fire Department are once again partnering together to help cancer patients pay for treatment. They will be collecting donations with a boot drive fundraiser during Chautauqua in the Park on Sept. 9-10. They will be posted at the intersections of Clay and Washington and Park Lane and Washington and will be easily identified by the pink T-shirts they will be wearing. These newly designed pink breast cancer awareness shirts are currently available for $15-$19, depending upon the size, and can be ordered by calling Lisa Daugherity at Hedrick Medical Center (660-214-8305) or Bette Atwell at the Chillicothe Fire Department (660-646-2139). All proceeds from the boot drive and T-shirt sales will be used to help citizens in the Chillicothe and surrounding areas. For more information on the boot drive or on how to purchase a T-shirt, call the Chillicothe Fire Department at 660-646-2139, or Lisa Daugherity at 660-214-8305.

C-T 08 24 17 - Pathway of Hope is a program offered through The Salvation Army in Chillicothe, and its goal is to provide individualized services to families with children who want to take action to break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability that repeats generation after generation. The Salvation Army also provides a food pantry to people in need. The pantry is open every Wednesday and Thursday, from 1 until 4 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 621 Mohawk. Donations are accepted at any time, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., with the office closed from noon until 1 p.m. Individuals may seek food pantry assistance once every 30 days; however, they may obtain bread on Wednesdays the Thursdays while supplies last. To qualify for the food pantry, individuals must be from Livingston or Grundy counties. They must provide a photo ID and a Social Security Card. To learn more about the Pathway of Hope program or the food pantry, contact Lynda Snuffer at 660646-3538.

  • Christmas applications accepted Oct. 23-27 in Chillicothe; and Oct. 30-Nov. 3 and Nov. 6-10 in Chillicothe and Trenton.
  • Fund-raising pancake breakfast at Applebee's from 8 until 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $8 ($1 of each ticket going to Applebee's and the remainder going to The Salvation Army to work toward helping people in the Livingston and Grundy areas)
  • Angel Tree set up at Wal-Mart for individuals to shop for Christmas gifts for local people in need
  • Christmas Kettle Ringers sought to help with the red kettle campaign (begins mid-November)
  • Facebook: The Salvation Army keeps an updated post of items needed for the food pantry on its Facebook page.
  • January 30 - celebration of 130th anniversary in Chillicothe

CT 08 11 17 - Chillicothe Municipal Utilities replaced a section of water main on the east side of Washington Street from Business 36 and Highway 65, north to Waples Street. The 3,800-foot section of water main was tested and revealed several leaks which the contractor currently is working to fix. Once the line passes inspection, it will be sanitized and put into service. This line will replace an older line that has been causing issues and experiencing breaks throughout the last several years. C-T Photo / Jaime Saucedo 06 21 17

08 03 17 - HELP WANTED SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT: Green Hills Golf Course is currently hiring seasonal employees to work in the Clubhouse. Must be at least 18 years of age and available to work evenings and weekends ($7.70/hour). Applications are available at the City Clerk's office or at the golf course at 500 W. Mohawk Road, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Questions regarding the position call Dave Mapel at 660-646-6669. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

08 11 17 - Street Closing Reminders: 

  • On Tuesday, August 15, Tandem Paving will be milling road surfaces on these two streets getting them ready for new asphalt. On Wednesday, August 16, they will be laying new asphalt on Tomahawk Drive and the portion of 11th Street, between Elm and Trenton Streets.
  • M& M Utilities will move to 11th Street, between Broadway and 10th Street to start on new curbing and a new drainage pipe on 10th Street. Street Superintendent Barry Arthur urges motorists to use caution while construction is going on. There may be temporary closures on these roads during this process.

07 27 17 - Due to repairs that need to be made to the wood floors at Grand River Area Family YMCA, the date of the facility's annual shut down week has changed. The YMCA will remain open July 31 August 5. The facility, however, will be closed August 27 through September 4. In addition, the South Gym and Multi-Purpose Room will remain closed an additional week to allow the floors to cure completely.

POLICE CHIEF JOB OPENING - Full-Time Police Chief - Candidate must have strong leadership qualities, excellent media and community relation skills and a dedication to professional standards. Minimum qualifications include extensive experience as a police officer, some of which in a supervisory/ranking level, a bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration or related field preferred. Salary range $61,675-$68,167 DOQ. The City of Chillicothe offers an excellent benefit package which includes 11 paid holidays, 100% paid health insurance and 25% dependent coverage, pool pass, and YMCA membership for the employee, paid vacation, sick leave, 100% paid retirement. Applications available at City Clerk's office at 715 Washington Street, Chillicothe MO 64601 or by calling 660 646 1877. Applications and resumes were accepted until 08 10 2017. EOE/ADA

C-T 06 29 17 - The 33rd Annual Chautauqua in the Park will be held September 9-10, 2017, at Simpson Park in Chillicothe, Missouri. This annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, and presented by Hedrick Medical Center, includes a wide variety of entertainment, activities, artists, crafts and food. Vendor registration is open for this two-day juried fine arts and crafts show. The regular registration deadline for all booths is July 31, 2017. After that date, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis, and a late fee will be applied. Applications for a craft, food or farmers' market vendor are available online at, from the Commerce Center offices at 514 Washington Street in downtown Chillicothe, or by calling the Chillicothe Area Chamber office at 660-646-4050.

May 15, 2017 - The Retired Teachers Association recently purchased carbon monoxide detectors. They have teamed with Chillicothe Fire Department to install the detectors. If you are a senior and in need of a CO detector, contact the fire department at 660-646-2139. These will be placed at no charge thanks to the generous donation of local retired educators.

May 1, 2017 - The 31st Chillicothe Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 6. 'Ringing the Opening Bell' kicks off rain or shine, every Saturday at 8 a.m. through October at the Chillicothe courthouse square. Shoppers and new producers with questions can contact Market Master Tonja Tiemeyer at 660-938-4645 or visit with any producer on Saturdays May 6 thru October 28, 2017.

April 27, 2017 - GreatLife Hires John Rawdon as Instructor Director at Green Hills Golf Course - Click here to learn more about John, his Instructional Program, Clinics, and Junior Golf Programs.

April 27, 2017 - Chillicothe Municipal Utilities is establishing an across-the-board 8 percent PILOT rate fee for residential and small business electric, water, sewer and refuse customers beginning with June billings. This means that the collection of the current 10.41 percent of the electric fee (6.53 percent PILOT fee and 3.88 percent service component fee) will be reduced to 8 percent fees that will be charged on all utility services - electric, water, sewer and refuse instead. The end result should have little impact on CMU customers' bills, according to CMU General Manager Jim Gillilan.

March 29, 2017 - The Grand River Multi-Purpose Center Fund drive pledges are coming in daily and has surpassed the $250,000 mark as of May 17, standing at $250,585.The goal is $400,000, and the committee promoting the fund drive is in the process of mailing brochures and pledge cards to individuals and businesses in Livingston County explaining the project to retire the loan on the building at 607 Old Highway 36, make needed repairs, and provide an emergency fund for future needs. If you have not received a brochure, you may call the center at 660-646-1555, and a brochure can be mail to you or you may stop by the facility and pick one up. If you would like to send a donation you can mail the check to Grand River Multi-Purpose Center, PO Box 312, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601. The center operates under the 501(c3) nonprofit tax exempt corporation number of the Concerned Citizens of the Community which means that donations will be income tax exempt. Checks should be made payable to CCC Building Fund with GRMPC Building Fund in the "for" section in the lower left hand corner.

November 23, 2016 - The Livingston County Food Pantry has a new home: 403 Locust, across from the Cultural Corner. The hours for the Livingston County Food Pantry changed on September 4. Currently, the hours are from 1 to 4. The change will make the hours from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the days it is open. To learn more about the Livingston County Food Pantry or to make a reservation for Commodities, call Janet Baker at 660-247-2095 or Mary Ann Slattery at 247-2822.

June 28, 2016 - The newly-constructed city walking / biking trail opened on Monday, June 27, 2016. This trail starts at 3rd Street and South Woodrow Street, just west of the old prison site, and continues 1.4 miles to the east entrance near the Wabash restaurant. Parking on each end of the trail is near the entrances. City officials emphasize that no motor vehicles are allowed on this trail.

May 24, 2016 - Free summer meals, funded by the USDA, are available to kids and teens ages 18 and younger at summer meals sites in Chillicothe. Many summer meals sites offer fun learning and recreational activities so children and teens can eat a healthy meal while staying active and being with friends. Sites are also registered with the USDA and are held at safe local places like schools, churches and community centers. Free Summer Meal Program Details: Meals are free to children and teens ages 18 and younger who come to a summer meals site. Free summer meals will help families save money and stretch their already tight food budgets. Food served is healthy and follows USDA nutrition guidelines. Summer meal sites are a fun, safe places for kids and teens to be active and visit with friends. No application or proof of income needed. According to Chillicothe Summer School Administrator and Central School principal, Melanie Rucker, summer meal sites in Chillicothe are located at Dewey Elementary and Chillicothe High School. Breakfast is 7:30 until 8 a.m. and lunch is about 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. every summer school day (May 28 through June 29) except Memorial Day. If you or someone you know is interested, go to: to learn more or find a site near you.

March 10, 2016 - The Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Board of Public Works approved rate increases for water and refuse service starting with the April 2016 bill statements. The overall system average increase for water will be 5.8 percent and for refuse service will 10 percent. While the net effect of the rate increase on customers will vary by volume used, the average water customer using 6,000 gallons of water per month will see an increase of a $1.35 per month. The base charge for residential refuse service will increase by $1.25 per month, while the effect on business refuse customers will vary by container classification. The increases are needed to cover increased operating costs and infrastructure improvements. The last rate increase for water was in April 2011, while refuse fees increased in April 2014.

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