Senator Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt is out. So who’s in? A list of possible Missouri GOP senate candidates

(Missouri Independent) – Roy Blunt’s decision not to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate will have cascading effects across Missouri’s political universe.  The state has no shortage of ambitious Republican officials, each of whom can make a legitimate claim at being the strongest candidate.  So will the 2022 GOP primary turn into a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Polar Plunge

Lake Viking Polar Plunge raises $11,000 for Special Olympics Missouri

Eleven thousand dollars was raised, and 44 individuals participated in the Lake Viking Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Missouri hosted by the Chillicothe Correctional Center. North Area Development Director Melody Prawitz reports the highest fundraising individuals were Mike Lowe with 25 hundred dollars, Mark Parkhurst $1,050, and Catherine Jackson at $900. The highest fundraising teams […]

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri set to begin May 18, 2019

The Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO), founded by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) 32 years ago, will begin on May 18, and continue through Friday, May 31. Law Enforcement officers from around the state will be running the torch to raise awareness for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) and the […]

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri announces new President & CEO

The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) has announced the appointment of Susan Stegeman as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 1, 2019. She will lead the grassroots movement for the empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities in Missouri. Every day, Special Olympics uses the transformative power and joy of sports […]