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Milan receives Downtown Revitalization Grant from Missouri Main Street

Milan has been selected in a competitive application process to participate in a cost-sharing Community Empowerment Grant that provides training, mentoring, and technical services to revitalization programs in Missouri’s historic commercial districts. The grant is provided by Missouri Main Street Connection, Inc. MMSC staff will visit with Milan’s community leaders to evaluate existing and future […]

Father Ryan Koster accepts plaque from Livingston County Preservation Society

Livingston County Preservation Society awards second “Century Home” plaque to Father Ryan Koster

The Livingston County Preservation Society has awarded its second Century Home plaque to Father Ryan Koster. The plaque will be displayed on the Rectory at St. Columban’s Catholic Church which was built around 1892 and originally served as a friary for monks. Koster recently completed a renovation of the Rectory. The Century Homes plaque is […]

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USDA invests more than $350,000 to repair or rehabilitate homes in rural Missouri

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $358,270 to improve equitable access to safe housing for rural Missouri homeowners. USDA Rural Development has long partnered with various organizations, together making a larger impact in rural Missouri, Thomas said. The Housing Preservation Grant Program is […]

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Downtown historic area survey to be discussed at Chillicothe Historic Preservation Commission meeting

A Chillicothe expanded downtown historic area survey is to be discussed during a meeting of the Chillicothe Historic Preservation Commission. Paula Mohr of Bettonsport Preservation LLC will give a presentation, and then will be available to answer questions. The informational meeting is Wednesday, November 17 at 6 p.m.in the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities meeting room, 920 […]

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Billions headed to Missouri transportation fund from gas tax hike, infrastructure bill

(Missouri Independent) – With $6.5 billion on the way from the federal infrastructure bill and a newly increased gas tax, Missouri is ready to take a big bite out of $4.5 billion in unfunded highway needs, Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, said this week. But that doesn’t mean the state is ready to tackle […]

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Audio: Missouri’s longest standing police chief speaks against Second Amendment Preservation Act

Missouri is making national news once again, this time regarding a controversial gun law. You may remember back in June when Governor Mike Parson signed into law the Second Amendment Preservation Act. Missourinet’s Joey Parker recaps what the act means and why it has some pro-gun rights supporters speaking out against it.     The […]

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USDA awards funds to 13 organizations to create livable communities attracting people and jobs

U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small announced that USDA is awarding $3 million in cooperative agreements to 13 organizations. These organizations will provide technical assistance to people living in rural and Tribal communities so they can apply for and access government resources for projects that will attract jobs and […]

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Chillicothe City Council to consider bids for new police vehicles at Monday meeting

The Chillicothe City Council will consider ordinances involving acceptance of bids for three new police vehicles and two conditional use permits. The council will meet in the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Meeting Room on November 8, 2021, at 5:30 in the evening. One conditional use permit would allow for the operation of a nonprofit organization to serve […]

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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 […]

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Missouri Department of Transportation accepting proposals on Shoal Creek bridge in Livingston County

The Missouri Department of Transportation is accepting proposals until the end of this year for the reuse of the Pony Truss, Warren alternating vertical bridge on Livingston County Route C over Shoal Creek, currently located 1.4 miles northwest of Dawn. The Shoal Creek Bridge is a 1933, rigid-connected, 178-foot long bridge with a 100-foot Warren […]

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Chillicothe’s Mayor accepting applications to fill vacancies on four public boards

The Chillicothe mayor is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Railroad, Historic Preservation, and Housing Authority boards as well as the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Board of Public Works. Interested residents can pick up a board volunteer form at the city clerk’s office at the Chillicothe City Hall. Forms and more information are also available […]

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Missouri Secretary of State announces Missouri Bicentennial Photograph Drive

Missouri Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft, announces the launch of the Missouri Bicentennial Photo Drive, celebrating 200 years of statehood. This effort is sponsored by the Missouri State Archives, a division within his office. Starting Oct. 4, 2021, and running through August 2022, the public is invited to submit up to seven images each in […]

Livingston County Preservation Society

Livingston County Preservation Society compiling new book on Livingston County

The Livingston County Preservation Society is in the process of collecting unique and interesting pictures of Livingston County for a new pictorial history book through the Arcadia Publishing Company.  The society has completed the application phase with the company. Livingston County Preservation Society will need to scan original pictures (postcards, photographs, slides, and such) to […]

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Chillicothe City Council amends city code, authorizes agreement for architectural services and amends storage container ordinance

The Chillicothe City Council on September 23rd passed ordinances to amend the city code, authorize an agreement for architectural survey services, and amend the storage container ordinance. A section of city code amended was “Eating Places, Drinking on Premises, Retail Packaged Sales, License Required” regarding alcohol and setting an effective date. The section now says […]

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Chillicothe City Council to meet on Thursday

The Chillicothe City Council will consider ordinances September 23rd involving city code, an agreement for architectural survey services, and storage containers. The meeting will be in the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities meeting room at 5:30 in the evening. The ordinance involving city code would amend the section called “Eating Places, Drinking on Premises, Retail Packaged Sales, […]

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Rhonda Vincent to hold “Meet and Greet” at Hy-Vee in Trenton as benefit for the Dream Factory

An opportunity has been announced for a “Meet and Greet” with Grand Ole Opry member and award-winning bluegrass singer/songwriter Rhonda Vincent when she comes to Trenton. Before the October 6 concert by Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, she will be available at Trenton Hy-Vee to meet with her fans. The organizer of the concert, Ron Dougan, […]

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Governor Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2020

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored […]

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Audio: St. Louis City and county lose in effort to block Second Amendment Preservation Act.

A county judge has ruled against St. Louis City and St, Louis County – in their argument against the new state law known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act.     The law is to stop local law enforcement from helping federal investigators if guns are seized in an operation: St. Louis argued that this […]

Creating Entrepreneurial Communities Conference

Creating Entrepreneurial Communities Conference set for September 29-30

How can small towns and rural areas promote entrepreneurship to drive economic growth and revitalize their communities? University of Missouri Extension and partners in the Hannibal area will explore that question at the first Creating Entrepreneurial Communities Conference, Sept. 29-30 in downtown Hannibal. The two-day conference is open to anyone interested in learning more about […]