Police investigate Local Accidents

Chillicothe Police responded to two local accidents over the weekend. A two vehicle non-injury accident occurred in the 400 block of South Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Spencer Mason was southbound in the outside lane and attempted to change lanes. His vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Douglas Anders that was southbound in the inside lane […]

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Fire Dept Urges Fireworks Safety

The Celebration of the Birth of America this week can get out of hand at times. While fireworks have been around for generations, so have the safety concerns and accident possibilities. Chillicothe Interim Fire Chief Eric Reeter says when using fireworks, always practice safety. He says injury numbers from previous years shows the dangers. Out of the 400 visits, 33 […]

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Chillicothe Police Weekend Report

On the Chillicothe Police Department weekend report were several arrests and investigations. Officers investigated possible illegal drug activity in the 800 block of Walnut. It remains under investigation. Officers responded to a report of a dog in a vehicle in the 1000 block of Washington. Officers discovered the dog had been there a short time and issued the owner a […]

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Mudcats Go 2-1 On Weekend

Chillicothe Mudcats went 2-1 over the weekend. Saturday night the Mudcats overcame a 7-2 deficit in the 8th with three runs in each of the final two frames to beat Sedalia 8-7. The Mudcats had two home runs in the game. The Mudcats split a non-league doubleheader Sunday with the Des Moines area Peak Prospects. The Prospects took game one […]

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Highway Patrol Weekend Arrests

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports several weekend arrests. 61 year old Bryan Lester of Jamesport was arrested Sunday afternoon for alleged: DWI Drug Intoxication, careless and imprudent driving involving an accident, no insurance, failure to wear a seat belt, possession of drug paraphernalia and leaving the scene of an accident. He was taken to the Davies Dekalb Regional Jail […]

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Hale Independence Celebration Saturday

Hale’s Independence Day Celebration is Saturday, June 29th at Hale City Park. Activities include an Antique Tractor Cruise at 1:00pm, a kids pedal pull at 4:00pm, plus kids entertainment, a food court and an antique tractor show. The Baby show is at 5:00pm with two categories. No pre-registration. There will also be a pie baking contest and auction. Fireworks will […]

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New Sessions Start at YMCA

After an off week of activities, the Grand River Area YMCA in Chillicothe will begin more programs next week. Lacy Pate is the Program Director at the Y in Chillicothe. She says new sessions are ready to begin Classes will include gymnastics, martial arts, fitness, swim lessons and more. The YMCA will also have a new event on July 13th. […]

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Supporting Community by Volunteering

The Friends of the Park group in Chillicothe will begin raising money to buy new playground equipment for Simpson Park. Chillicothe City Administrator Darin Chappell says it’s just one example of community spirit that makes Chillicothe such a great town. A group spokesperson expects to raise as much as $300,000 dollars for the playground project with the final 25% financed […]

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Freedom Fest/Sliced Bread Co-Op

Two Chillicothe community events are cooperating into one large celebration next weekend. The Sliced Bread Days celebration will combine with the traditional Chillicothe Freedom Festival which is scheduled for July 6th. Amy Supple with Visit Chillicothe says Freedom Festival activities begin around 5:00pm. She says with the Sliced Bread Days Carnival and Freedom Festival both using the park, Simpson Park […]

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Keep Your Pets Cool

The weather forecast has temperatures in the 90s and heat indexes around 100 for the weekend. Chillicothe Animal Control Officer Leslie Patek reminds everyone that hot weather is just as hard on your pets as it is for you. She says helpful step #1 is to get your dog a haircut. She says outside dogs should have a tarp over […]

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