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Chillicothe City Administrator Ike Holland is resigning from the position of City Administrator and heading to Willmar, Minnesota, in the same capacity. His last day of
employment with Chillicothe will be April 21. Significant projects have taken place during his time as city administrator. The new $41 million hospital was constructed and opened, the aquatic center was renovated to become Chilli Bay Water Park, a fire training center was constructed, and a new hangar currently is being constructed to accommodate the relocation of the LifeFlight air ambulance helicopter from Trenton to Chillicothe.
C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley
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Chillicothe Fire Department's Lt. Tracy Bradley has been selected as the American Legion's Firefighter of the Year for the Midwest Region. The region is comprised of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Bradley received notification this week from the National American Legion Law and Order Committee chairman that she had been selected for the honor. Bradley was nominated by Vern R. Glick American Legion Post 25 and Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright for the Legion's State Firefighter of the Year award in 2016 which she won.
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Dirt work and site preparation are moving along steadily at the new elementary school site off of Highway 65 near the high school. The next few weeks of the project will begin to show some of the building structure, visible to passersby. On March 28, contractors are scheduled to pour the slab at the building and by the end of April sections of the steel structure should be erected. Somewhere between April and May, work will begin on assembling the gymnasium. The work puts the school construction on schedule, according to the activities timeline determined last fall with the project expected to be completed by May 2018.
C-T Photo / Jaime Saucedo
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 Jeff Gillespie, a 16-year veteran of the Chillicothe Street Department, has been promoted to assistant street superintendent following the recommendation by Street Commissioner Barry Arthur and a unanimous 4-0 vote by members of the city council on March 27, 2017. Gillespie has been serving as a foreman for the street department for the past eight years. Gillespie fills the vacancy of the assistant street commissioner that had been vacant for nearly a year following the retirement of Leroy Snidow. Gillespie will begin his new duties, effective April 1, 2017. Heather Gates was hired as the new administrative assistant to the city clerk, mayor, and city administrator at the same meeting.
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Green Hills Public Golf Course
660-646-6669
Chilli Bay Water Park
660-646-6107
Chillicothe Parks & Recreation
660-646-4424
CMU
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities
660-646-1664
Chillicothe Fire Department
Emergency: 9-1-1
660-646-2139
Chillicothe Police Department
Emergency: 9-1-1
660-646-2121
Street Department
660-646-3811
Animal Control
660-646-1006
Chillicothe Chamber
660-646-4050

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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