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Casey’s General Stores kicks off campaign supporting Special Olympics

Casey’s General Stores is kicking off a giving campaign to support Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners across 16 states. From now until April 15th, Casey’s customers can round up their purchases to provide funding for the Special Olympics athletic, health, school, and leadership programs that affect the lives of thousands of athletes and partners […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri officially alters this year’s State Summer Games

Special Olympics Missouri is officially altering this year’s State Summer Games originally scheduled for June 5-7 in Columbia. SOMO already announced the cancellation of all of its training and events through May 31 due to COVID-19. Since SOMO is a year-round sports organization that requires athletes to train for at least eight weeks before a […]

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri suspends all activities through March 31st

Special Olympics Missouri has suspended all sports training and competitions in response to the threat of COVID-19. A spokesman reports Special Olympics top priority is keeping athletes and constituents safe. “As an organization that serves a broad array of individuals, including some who may have medical issues that increase their potential susceptibility, Special Olympics of […]

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 Missouri Training Center Damaged by Tornado

Audio: Special Olympics Missouri President vows to rebuild facility after recent tornado damage

While structural engineers are still finishing their report, Jefferson City’s recent EF-3 tornado does not appear to have caused a total loss at the sprawling Special Olympics Training for Life campus. The tornado caused enormous damage to the facility, blowing off part of the roof and blowing out numerous windows. Missouri Senator Roy Blunt tells […]