ELCR Renamed To Honor Senator Blunt

A name change for the East Locust Creek Reservoir was approved by the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission board.  General manager Brad Scott says they are recognizing the years of dedication by Senator Roy Blunt. Scott says the name change is just one of several naming actions that will be seen around the lake. Discussions on the reservoir began […]

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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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CMU Summer Projects

Electric and water crews continue to make progress on their summer projects.   CMU General Manager Matt Hopper says that includes the relocating of electric lines on 2nd Street. He says the water projects are at a fe w locations. The services on Woodrow were connected to a 12-inch main.

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Little Otter Creek Reservoir

The Little Otter Creek Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention job has begun.  The engineering studies estimate, that when full, the reservoir would provide a water supply of 1.2 million gallons a day.  The contractor will be moving 1,127,000 cubic yards of fill for the project. Creating a permanent pool of water covering 344 acres at the surface. An 81-foot-tall and […]

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Heat Related Illnesses

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke are heat-related illnesses that are not uncommon when the outside temperatures start climbing into the 90’s and above.  Ann Burchett from the Livingston County Health Center says one of the keys to avoiding those is to avoid dehydration. Burchett suggests drinking plenty of water early and continuing to replenish your body throughout the day. Experts […]

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CMU Projects Continue

Chillicothe Board of Public Works heard reports from the department heads in their meeting this morning.  General Manager Matt Hopper says there were no specific topics to be discussed and it is business as usual. Hopper says they are making good progress on a couple of projects. The tree trimming around the electric lines scheduled this year has been delayed […]

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MDC Offering Canoe & Kayak Program

A free canoeing and kayaking class will be offered for those 12 and older at the Litton Ag Center on July 7th.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering the program in partnership with the Grand River Family YMCA.  Adam Brandsgaard, MDC conservation educator says the class is for newcomers who want to learn paddle sport skills Brandsgaard will demonstrate […]

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Heat Advisory Through Wednesday

A Heat Advisory is issued for the entire state of Missouri, with excessive heat warnings for St Louis and south along the Mississippi River.  The National Weather Service says for all of the KCHI listing area, a heat advisory is issued through Wednesday at 8:00 pm. The Heat Advisory is due to temperatures in the upper 90’s, with heat index […]

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