Four Rescued From Float Trip On Grand River

Four people were rescued on the Grand River after being stranded by an overnight storm.  Early morning on Wednesday, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services, and Missouri Department of Conservation worked together to locate and rescue the stranded floaters. The report states the 4 had floated on the Grand and found a sandbar to spend the […]

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Truck Fire Monday Afternoon

Chillicothe Fire Fighters were called for a truck fire Monday afternoon.  The call came in about 12:55 pm to a business at 801 South Washington Street.  The Fire Department arrived in four minutes to find a pick-up with the hood up and the owner was using a garden hose to cool the engine area.  The fire had been in the […]

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Apartment Fire In Chillicothe

Chillicothe Fire Fighters responded to a fire at an apartment in the 1400 block of Alexander Street Sunday at about 9:20 pm.  They arrived at the location in three minutes to find the fire was in a bathroom and a resident had used a shower head to put out the fire. The report states the incident began with a verbal […]

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Sergeant Valbracht Retiring From 42 Years Of Public Service

A celebration for Sergeant John Valbracht was held as he prepares to retire after 42 years of service to the residents of Chillicothe and Livingston County.   Sergeant Valbracht started his service in 1978 as a reserve officer.  He later became a pay by call firefighter, reserve deputy fo the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, and later a full-time Deputy.   He then […]

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Promotions Approved In Chillicothe City Council Executive Session

The Chillicothe City Council approved two promotions and one hiring in their executive session Wednesday.  At the Chillicothe Fire Department, Jonathon Nolan was promoted to Lieutenant/Paramedic and Bill Gutshall was promoted to Engineer/Paramedic. The council also approved the conditional hiring of Ean Clevenger as a full-time police officer.  The hiring is contingent on his graduation from the Police Academy. Both […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department Organizational Chart Amended

  Chillicothe Fire Chief Eric Reeter requested changes in the organizational chart for the department at Monday’s City Council meeting. Reeter talked about the changes. Reeter says when the Batallion Chief’s position becomes open through attrition, the position would be eliminated and a third Captain would be hired. The Chief will bring recommendations to the council to fill the Lieutenant […]

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Accident, Fire & Arrest

An accident at about 5:25 am Tuesday at Highway 65 and 190 resulted in minor injuries, the driver arrested and firefighters called to the scene.  The Chillicothe Police Department reports the man ran off the road and struck a pole, resulting in the truck stuck between the pole and an electrical box.  Smoke was coming from under the hood of […]

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