East Locust Creek Rervoir

North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission recommends names for roads near East Locust Creek Reservoir

At the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission meeting, the Commissioners took up the issue of adopting a “Naming Convention” that will guide the naming of approximately 113 features at or near the East Locust Creek Reservoir ELCR.  Features include, but are not limited to; roads, bridges, branches, coves, points, the marina, boat launch areas, […]

White Christmas Tree with Ribbons

Livingston County Library hosting mini Christmas tree decorating contest

The Livingston County Library is holding its annual Mini Christmas tree decorating contest. Those interested in entering the contest are asked to bring your decorated tree, no more than 24 inches tall, to the Library at 450 Locust Street through December 11th. “We would love to have a small forest of festive trees to beautify […]

Mike Anderson the dulcimer guy

Two programs at libraries in Chillicothe to feature “The Dulcimer Guy”

Mike Anderson, known as the Dulcimer Guy, will present Hugo Coming to Town on Monday, December 6th at 10:00 am a the Lillian DesMarias Youth Library at 917 Washington Street as part of our Twelve Days of Christmas. Hugo Kringle, Santa Claus’s younger brother, sings holiday songs and tells stories of growing up with the […]

Owls feeding on a tree

Award winning naturalist to present program on owls at Livingston County Library

Join the Livingston County Library at 450 Locust Street for a special presentation by Mark H.X. Glenshaw. Glenshaw is an award-winning naturalist who has closely observed and documented the lives of Great Horned Owls at Forest Park in St. Louis since December 2005.  Mark’s talk, “Forest Park Owls: Mating, Nesting, and Owlets,” will share what […]

General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site

Informational meeting regarding General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home and Locust Creek Covered Bridge set for November 10

An informational meeting will be held regarding the General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home and Locust Creek Covered Bridge state historic sites. Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to the meeting at the Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives Building in Laclede on November 10, 2021, at 7 p.m. The public can share […]

Home Tour

Livingston County Preservation Society to host Historic Home Tour

The Livingston County Preservation Society will host a Historic Home Tour in Chillicothe next month. The event will be held on November 20 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The self-guided tours can be done in any order and will include four properties. Those properties are Pam and Stephen Miller’s at 319 Tenth Street, Maybee Mansion […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Library to feature Bob Ross paint along session

Join the Livingston County Library at 450 Locust Street for a special Bob Ross paint-along on Tuesday, October 26 at 5:30 pm. The library will have a Bob Ross certified landscape teacher at the session. Instructors from the Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery will also be available to help complete an autumn-themed Bob Ross […]

Boofest

Chillicothe streets to close for BooFest event

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports streets will be closed for BooFest in Chillicothe on October 29, 2021. The closures include the intersections of Jackson, Clay, Webster, and Calhoun streets from Washington to Locust streets from 3:40 in the afternoon to 6:30 in the evening. Main Street Chillicothe will host BooFest on October 29 from […]

Chillicothe R-2 School

Chillicothe High School to celebrate Homecoming the week of September 27

Chillicothe High School will celebrate Homecoming Week from September 27th through October 2, 2021. A pep rally will be held in the gym on October 1st at 9:15, and school will be dismissed at 12:05. The homecoming parade will be that afternoon at 2:15. It will travel from Chillicothe Middle School through Downtown. Cecil “Hop” […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police respond to unattended death; arrest intoxicated man with child in his care

Chillicothe police responded early Saturday to the 1200 block of Locust Street regarding an unattended death. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reported the Coroner’s office was contacted and outward appearances indicated a self-inflicted death. The 44-year old Chillicothe resident was removed by the Livingston County Coroner for further investigation. Among other responses on Saturday, police […]

Road Closed

Streets to be closed for upcoming events in Chillicothe

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports street closings have been approved for upcoming events. Webster Street will be closed from Washington Street to Locust Street for Drop of Dublin on September 17th and the Main Street Chillicothe Wine Walk on October 8th. The alley from Calhoun Street to Webster will also be closed. The closings […]

Brandon Gentile

Chillicothe teenager charged in connection with auto theft and stolen firearm

An 18-year-old has been charged following an investigation by the Chillicothe Police Department involving reports of a stolen vehicle and a firearm on August 3. Brandon Gage Gentile of Chillicothe faces felony charges of first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle; second-degree burglary; stealing a firearm, explosive weapon, or ammonium nitrate; attempted second-degree burglary; armed criminal […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Library to offer program on “How Jews Helped Create Missouri”

The Livingston County Library at 450 Locust Street will offer a presentation by Mara Cohen Ioannides on “How Jews Helped Create Missouri.” This presentation will examine the history of Jews in the state from the very first before the Louisiana Purchase through the First World War. Jews were in just about every township and had […]

Governor Parson Signs SCR 7 and HB 574 into law

Audio: Governor Parson visits North Central Missouri College for bill signing

Governor Mike Parson signed a bill at the North Central Missouri College Barton Farm College of Trenton June 10th to prevent third parties from inspecting certain agriculture production facilities. House Bill 574 limits agriculture inspection authority to only those with statutory and regulatory reason to do so. Prior to signing House Bill 574, Parson stated […]