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Jeff Gillespie (right) and Janice Shaffer (left pictured with Parks Director Josh Norris) were honored for their outstanding work this past year in their positions with the city in the Chillicothe Street Department and the ChilliBay Water Park. Gillespie, who has been with the street department for 15 years and is now the assistant street commissioner to Barry Arthur, was named the City of Chillicothe's Employee of the Year for 2016. Mrs. Shaffer, the manager of the water park that drew more than 3,400 guests this past season, was honored as the runner-up for the Employee of the Year award for the city.
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In a historical moment for Chillicothe, R2 Pre-School students participated in the official ground breaking of the new elementary school on the morning of December 2 at the building site off highway 65. The "first phase", as it is being called, is expected to be completed in May of 2018 and is managed by Hollis-Miller Architects and Lawhon Construction. The on-site supervisor is Eric Link. Many of the foundations, donors, and officials tied to the project were on hand for the ground breaking. Superintendent Dr. Roger Barnes recognized the supporters of the project which is expected to be completed by May 2018. C-T Photo / Jaime Saucedo
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The annual Festival of Lights was launched by Mayor Chuck Haney, this year's Christmas Spirit Student Tara Webb, Santa Claus, and a couple of his helpers on the evening of November 19. Warm apple cider, and coffee were served for free while children asked Santa for their Christmas wishes. Santa made sure to hear them all as he stayed for the entire event. Dozens of people waited in the 33 degree temperature for their turn on the sleigh ride that went on until every last person was able to get a ride. An estimated 500 people attended the lighting event for the display that will go on until the new year. C-T Photo Jaime Saucedo
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 City officials, Chillicothe Police and Chillicothe Fire departments, officials from LifeFlight Eagle and Hedrick Medical Center St. Luke's, were all on hand for the official groundbreaking of the new LifeFlight hangar to be built at the Chillicothe Municipal Airport. The city and Lifeflight Eagle hosted a celebration luncheon meeting and welcomed community members to the Celebration room in Fast Lanes. The hangar project will cost around $1.1 million dollars and include living quarters for staff and a maintenance bay and helipad. The project is expected to be completed and operational by the summer of 2017. CT Photo
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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

Friday, December 09, 2016

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