Reeter MVP Lady Hornets Lawson Champs

The Chillicothe Lady Hornets successfully defended their Lawson tournament championship with a 46-18 win over North Platte. Chillicothe jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead and led 19-3 at the end of the first quarter. Jessica Reeter led the Lady Hornets with 12 points, Jolie Bonderer had 10, Cali Burkhardt had 7. Lucy Reeter with 6, Essie Hicks with 5, […]

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Community Opioid Misuse Townhall

An Opioid Misuse Townhall in Chillicothe included several sources of information, including representatives from Northwest Health Services, the Chillicothe Police Department, Chillicothe Fire Department, Livingston County Health Center, DEA, and a local parent who lost her son to a Fentanyl overdose. DEA representative JD Roberts says the drugs are brought in from China through Mexico.  They are made to look […]

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Livingston County 2022 Budget Hearings

The Budget Hearings that must be held before final approval of the Livingston County Budget have been scheduled.  County Clerk and budget Officer Sherry Parks says the first budget hearing will be held on Thursday, January 20th.  The public hearing will take place in the commission room of the courthouse at 10:00 am.  Parks will review the budget message, the […]

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Some FAFSA Deadlines Are Near

High School students and those returning to school and looking for financial assistance will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.  To promote completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) is launching the Finish Your FAFSA campaign and hosting last-minute FAFSA Frenzy […]

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COVID Numbers Rising – Testing Provides Limited Information

The Livingston County Health Center reports 114 active cases of COVID-19 in the county.  Ten of those were added Tuesday.  That brings the total number of cases of COVID-19 to 2729. The Livingston County Health Center is doing COVID-19 testing by appointment only.  Contact the health center at 660.240.1590 to make an appointment. Ann Burchett from the Health Center says […]

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Dual Credit Scholarships Available

Missouri students enrolled in Dual Credit courses may qualify for new scholarships offered by the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD).  The new program is for high school juniors and seniors that meet the program eligibility. Awards will be prioritized based on financial need, determined by adjusted gross income from the most recent tax year. To be […]

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Council Considering Changes To Vicious Dog Ordinance

The Chillicothe City Council is considering changes to their vicious dog ordinance that currently prohibits certain dog breeds.  The City Attorney, Robert Cowherd led the discussion at Monday’s council meeting.  He briefly explained the current 205 ordinances on dogs and vicious dogs. Cowherd says the city has several options.  The first is to leave the ordinance unchanged. The council discussed […]

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Omicron Variant Found In Wastewater

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in our local wastewater.   The Livingston County Health Department says the Sewershed Surveillance Project, a collaborative effort between Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the University of Missouri (MU) reported the variant was detected locally. The genetic material from the virus that causes […]

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