Parson Signs – No Patient Left Alone

A bill that provides visitation standards for hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice facilities was signed into law by Governor Mike Parson.  HB 2116 allows a resident or patient in a health care facility in-person contact with a compassionate care visitor during visiting hours. State Representative Rusty Black this legislation came about due to the restriction at the beginning of COVID. […]

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Mudcat offense sputters in game 1, rallies in game 2 for doubleheader split with Des Moines

CHILLICOTHE – Des Moines tossed a combined two-hitter in game one, but the bullpen faltered late in game two, and the Mudcats scraped together a three-run seventh and walked off on a Jonas Espinal sacrifice fly to split the doubleheader at Shaffer Park Thursday. In game one, Peak Prospect pitching dominated throughout, with Jonah Walker and Mike Bonner keeping Chillicothe […]

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School Board Approves 2022/23 Budget

The Chillicothe School District ended the 2021/22 school year with a 38.9% reserve balance.  Superintendent Dr Dan Wiebers says that is an increase from 26.75% from the start of the fiscal year. Final bills for the year were approved and funds were transferred to cover the necessary payments that are coming up.  That includes a transfer of $1.537 million for […]

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Independence Day Weekend

A Patriotic Sing and Fireworks Display are scheduled for Sunday, July 3rd in Chillicothe. The Patriotic Sing will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Bethel Black History Museum, across from the Grand River Historical Society Museum.  Mary Lou Vandeventer and Dr James Cockman will lead the program.  A free-will offering will be accepted. The Chillicothe Rotary Club Fireworks […]

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Amtrak Deadly Crash Update

Amtrak officials are releasing additional information about Monday’s deadly crash and derailment near Mendon.  The Missouri Highway Patrol says three people died, including two passengers and the driver of the truck that was struck at the uncontrolled grade crossing.  Amtrak says there were approximately 275 passengers and 12 crew members onboard.  (the number of passengers varies as all of the […]

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