Sliced Bread Day Chillicothe Missouri

Audio: Chillicothe to showcase history of sliced bread during Sliced Bread Day on Saturday

(Missourinet) – On July 7, 1928, the Chillicothe Baking Company in northwest Missouri became the first commercial bakery in recorded history to have bread mechanically cut into uniform slices. The invention, developed by Otto Rohwedder of Iowa, revolutionized the baking world. To celebrate the 90-year milestone, the town of Chillicothe is gearing up for its […]

Bridge Work

Bridge replacements underway over West Fork Locust Creek and Elm Branch

The West Fork Locust Creek Bridge closed Monday, June 18 and the Elm Branch Bridge is scheduled to close Monday, June 25. Both bridges, located on U.S. Route 136 east of Lucerne, will be rebuilt in the same alignment as their predecessors. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Boone Construction Company of Columbia to […]

MoDOT Mowing

Mowing season begins on Missouri roads

Missouri Department of Transportation crews will soon begin mowing roadsides across the state. “Our mowing focuses on visibility and safety,” said MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer Becky Allmeroth. “Motorists will see tractor mowers near the shoulder of interstates and other busy roadways. Please watch out for our crews, slow down and don’t drive distracted.” Major and […]

Traffic accident

3 Chillicothe residents involved in accident on Highway 190

Three Chillicothe residents were involved when two pickup trucks collided late Sunday afternoon two miles west of Chillicothe on Highway 190. One occupant, 40-year-old Tomie Walker of Chillicothe, was listed with minor injuries and transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The state patrol reports an eastbound pickup was driven by 41-year-old Larry Walker and a […]