CFD Water Rescue Training At Chilli Bay

Chillicothe Fire Fighters spent part of Tuesday morning at Chilli Bay Water Park for a water rescue training day.  Training Officer/Paramedic Nathan Zabka says this is an annual training. He says the training serves more than one purpose. The training started with some fun, using their firefighter skills and they moved on to water rescue, working with the Chilli Bay […]

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Passing On the Family Farm – Succession

Keeping the farm in the family is the goal of an MU Extension Workshop to help families tackle succession planning.  Several programs are planned around the state and there is a virtual program on August 10th. Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Wesley Tucker says it takes planning and “communication, communication, communication.” To help families start the succession planning process and […]

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Women’s Firearm Safety Course Offered By MDC

A firearm training for women will be held near St Joseph on June 12th.  The one-day program includes classroom firearm safety training, followed by an afternoon on the range, learning to properly use handguns, rifles, and shotguns. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers the free clinic for women interested in learning about firearms for hunting, and target shooting.  It […]

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Virtual Butterfly Training Offered By MDC

04-29-22  Butterfly Survey Butterflies are returning to the wild and to your back yard and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a program to teach about butterflies and how to help with scientific surveys.  The virtual Butterfly Survey Training session will be May 14th, from 10:00 to 11:30 am. MDC naturalist Lisa Richter says “Even if someone doesn’t […]

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Hedrick Medical Center Recognized As Missouri AIM Star

Hedrick Medical Center has been recognized as a Missouri AIM Star by the Missouri Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health.  Hedrick CEO Steve Schieber says this signifies the hospital’s completion of the Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Collaborative. Schieber says Preeclampsia is not uncommon, occurring in one of every 25 pregnancies. He says this is another validation of the expertise and […]

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Chillicothe Budget Workshop

The Chillicothe City Council Budget workshop includes discussions on projects and expenditures for each of the departments.  City Auditor Hannah Fletcher says the projected budget is about $15 million.  They are budgeting for a 5% increase in sales tax revenue and are also considering a 5% Cost of Living Adjustment fo the employees. Projects under consideration include: For the Fire […]

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Severe Weather Spotter Training For First Responders

The National Weather Service was in Chillicothe Wednesday evening to provide Storm Spotter Training to area first responders, including Chillicothe Fire Fighters and others.  The training included how to identify the storms and elements of the storms and how to report the information to the National Weather service. The National Weather Service relies on spotters across the coverage areas to […]

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