2021 City of Chillicothe website 2021

City of Chillicothe re-opens search for City Administrator

The City of Chillicothe has reopened its city administrator search. Information provided by City Clerk Roze Frampton says the city administrator will oversee operations of six departments, including police, fire, and emergency medical services, airport, streets, parks and recreation, and codes and zoning. The ideal candidate must be able to establish and maintain harmonious relationships […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson seeks Joint damage assessments in anticipation of requests for federal disaster declaration

Governor Mike Parson announced the state has begun the process to obtain federal disaster assistance for Missouri in response to severe storms and deadly tornadoes that swept across the state on December 10 leaving behind a trail of destruction, including extensive damage to electric power systems. Governor Parson is requesting the Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

Vehicle Fire news graphic

Pickup a total loss after fire Monday night in Chillicothe

A pickup truck is considered a total loss after a fire in Chillicothe Monday night, December 6. Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen reports firefighters arrived at the Casey’s on North Washington Street and found the passenger compartment and engine of the 1980s Dodge Ram fully engulfed in flames. The truck was parked away from […]

Mike Anderson the dulcimer guy

Two programs at libraries in Chillicothe to feature “The Dulcimer Guy”

Mike Anderson, known as the Dulcimer Guy, will present Hugo Coming to Town on Monday, December 6th at 10:00 am a the Lillian DesMarias Youth Library at 917 Washington Street as part of our Twelve Days of Christmas. Hugo Kringle, Santa Claus’s younger brother, sings holiday songs and tells stories of growing up with the […]

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce

Winners announced from the “Annual Holiday Parade” in Chillicothe

With just over 50 entries, the 75th Annual Holiday Parade with a theme of a “Recipe for a Merry Christmas” and sponsored by HyVee & Sonoco rolled through downtown Chillicothe Saturday morning. The Grand Marshal this year was Francine Davenport of Francine’s Pastry Parlor. The parade was announced live from the Commerce Center location on […]

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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 […]

Home Tour

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 […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Vehicle refuses to stop for Chillicothe police officer, then crashes into business

A Chillicothe police officer, early Wednesday morning, attempted to stop a vehicle that allegedly failed to yield to a police car’s lights and siren, then drove onto the property at 1000 Graves Street traveling to the rear of the business. Assistant Chief Rick Sampsel reported the driver got out as the vehicle crashed into the […]

Chillicothe R-2 School

Chillicothe High School to celebrate Homecoming the week of September 27

Chillicothe High School will celebrate Homecoming Week from September 27th through October 2, 2021. A pep rally will be held in the gym on October 1st at 9:15, and school will be dismissed at 12:05. The homecoming parade will be that afternoon at 2:15. It will travel from Chillicothe Middle School through Downtown. Cecil “Hop” […]

Michael Lee Cooper

Man from Chula charged with sexual misconduct after exposing himself to restaurant employee

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples says officers located a suspect vehicle on September 7th regarding a call on September 3rd about someone in a restaurant drive-through exposing himself to an employee. The alleged incident happened in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. Maples says a 37-year-old man was arrested for sexual misconduct after officers […]

Chautauqua In The Park

36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park kicks off Saturday in Chillicothe

The 36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park will be held September 11 and 12, 2021, at Simpson Park in Chillicothe. This annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, and presented by Hedrick Medical Center, has various entertainment, activities, artists, crafts, and food. “We have well over […]

Road Closed

Streets to be closed for upcoming events in Chillicothe

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports street closings have been approved for upcoming events. Webster Street will be closed from Washington Street to Locust Street for Drop of Dublin on September 17th and the Main Street Chillicothe Wine Walk on October 8th. The alley from Calhoun Street to Webster will also be closed. The closings […]

Class Reunion Black and Gold

Audio: A multitude of activities are on tap for the annual Trenton High School Alumni Reunion

Activities are planned for September 4th and 5th as part of the Trenton High School Alumni Reunion. The All-Alumni Open House and Registration will be in the THS Commons on September 4th from 9 o’clock to noon. THS Alumni Association and Foundation Trust for THS Spokesperson Kevin Bailey says the free event, hosted by the […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police arrest two on parole violation warrants and drug allegations

The Chillicothe Police Department reports officers arrested two individuals on parole violation warrants on Monday night, August 30, after a traffic stop at the South Washington Street and Highway 36 westbound exit ramp. The 39-year-old woman and 53-year-old male were also arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. The […]

Bobby Jones

Florida man charged with multiple felonies after high-speed pursuit through two counties

A 36-year-old man has been charged in Livingston County with three felonies after a two-county law enforcement pursuit that began in Chillicothe the night of August 26. Bobby Wayne Jones has been charged with second-degree assault involving a special victim; resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing; and driving while revoked or suspended. Bond was […]

Police Chase or Pursuit

Suspect arrested after police pursuit that began in Chillicothe ends in Linn County

A man from Florida has been arrested following a two-county law enforcement pursuit that began in Chillicothe. It was late Wednesday night on August 25, at 11:52 pm, when a police officer stopped a motorist for excessive speed in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. As the officer contacted the driver, the vehicle sped […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Library selected to benefit in Hy-Vee reusable “My Heart Bag” program

Reduce single-use plastic in the environment and give back to those in need in the local community, all while running routine weekly errands at the local Hy-Vee. The Livingston County Library has been selected by local Hy-Vee store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the “My Heart Bag” Promotion for September. The Hy-Vee “My Heart […]