Polar Plunge

Special Olympics Missouri, Polar Plunge to be held at Simpson Park in Chillicothe

A Special Olympics Missouri Polar Plunge will be held at Simpson Park in Chillicothe to benefit training and competition of Special Olympics Missouri North Area athletes. The Chillicothe Correctional Center will host the event on February 13th. Registration will begin that morning at 11 o’clock, and the plunge for anyone at least 10 years old […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol to have extra troopers out over Thanksgiving holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds everyone there may be an increase in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. If so, drivers should remain alert to changes along their normal route. Regardless of traffic patterns, safety should remain a priority. “No matter how many vehicles are sharing the road, it’s important to be a courteous and […]

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Missouri education official calls substitute teacher shortage a crisis

Missouri schools continue to struggle with having enough teachers available to educate kids in traditional classrooms this year. The Show-Me State has had a chronic problem with teacher shortages, but COVID-19 has made the can of worms open even more. Missouri has about 70,000 pre-K through 12 teachers instructing roughly 900,000 public school students. Many […]

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting begins in Missouri for November election

Local election authorities have begun mailing out ballots to Missourians who have requested to vote absentee by mail in the General Election. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is traveling around Missouri this week to share what the different voting options are for November. “The election authorities did a great job of printing all those ballots […]

2020 Elections vote

Jay Ashcroft and Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly to promote voting options for November 3 election

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly will join other local officials at City Hall on Wednesday, Sept.23, 2020, at 11:00 am to promote the safety of in-person voting and the new 2020 absentee and mail-in voting options. The public is encouraged to attend the event on the front steps of City […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council sets property tax rates; grants conditional use permit for installation of cell phone tower

The Chillicothe City Council approved several ordinances on the evening of Monday, August 10th. One ordinance involved setting the property tax rates. The tax levy for all property real, personal, and mixed was set at 69.17 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for the General Reserve Fund of the city. The tax levy was set […]

Medicaid

Audio: Telemedicine services to be offered to some Medicaid users at no cost

The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities has signed a deal with StationMD to offer telemedicine services at no cost to about 15,000 Medicaid Waiver users. The company offers virtual access 24/7 to emergency physicians specifically trained to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program is an addition to the current medical care offered […]

Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Two north Missouri school districts to receive EPA funds to replace school buses

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1,000,000 to 23 Missouri school districts and one Missouri school bus transportation company to replace older diesel school buses. Two area school districts will receive funding including Linn County R-1 of Purdin who will receive $40,000 for two buses and Winston R-6 is to receive […]

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Local testing sites announce number of individuals tested for COVID-19

Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital COVID-19 testing numbers were announced via marketing and public relations director Jordan Ferguson of Trenton. According to Ferguson, the testing results collectively include those administered at the hospitals in Chillicothe and Trenton as well as the drive-through testing clinic on Highway 65 in Chillicothe. The drive through testing […]