This page updated 02/21/2017.

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February 17, 2017 - A public hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017, in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 715 Washington Street, Chillicothe, Missouri, to consider distribution of Capital improvement sales tax funds for the 2017-2018 fiscal year including city hall improvements.

February 13, 2017 - The Chillicothe Area Arts Council is planning an expanded Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival this summer and bringing in two national award-winning bands. The festival will be Friday, June 16, through Sunday, June 18, at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center Campus. Bluegrass bands will perform at Silver Moon Plaza for a free concert the Thursday evening prior to the festival. The Arts Council will be partnering with Main Street Chillicothe for a bluegrass festival 90-minute kick-off concert with two bands, followed by an opportunity for musicians to participate by playing during an "open jam" session. There will not be an admission fee for children this year. Plans are being developed to have some of the festival bands play downtown Chillicothe Saturday morning during the Farmer's Market.

February 3, 2017 - The City of Chillicothe plans to make significant repairs to various exterior walls at City Hall. Repairs include re-pointing interior mortar joints, parapet wall repairs, upper cornice repairs and sealing exterior brick with water repellent. The city has issued a request for proposals to be due no later than Thursday, March 9. The successful bidder will have 120 consecutive calendar days to complete the work, beginning April 6 and ending August 4. A mandatory prebid meeting for general questions and site inspection has been scheduled for Friday, February 17, at City Hall. Attendance is mandatory for bidders.

February 1, 2017 - The public is invited to the Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery from February 1 to February 24, featuring work from more than a dozen local and area photographers. Photographers will feature a variety of photography, including nature, artistic portraits, sports, travel and more, with select pieces offered for sale. The event is open to artists, guests, guild members and the general public. Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery located at 424 Locust Street is open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gallery is a not-for-profit organization serving an 11-county area in Northern Missouri. For more information, call Cultural Corner at 660-620-8828 or visit their website at

January 20, 2017 - The Grand River Multi-Purpose Center launched a fund drive with a $400,000 goal to purchase the building, make improvements in the parking lot, and establish an emergency fund to cover unexpected expenses. To contribute to the fund drive, call the center at 660-646-1555 to obtain a donation form or mail a check to Grand River Multi-Purpose Center, P.O. Box 312, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Checks should be made payable to CCC Building Fund with GRMPC Building Fund in the "for" section in the lower left hand corner. The center operates under the 501(c3) nonprofit tax exempt corporation number of the Concerned Citizens of the Community which means that donations will be income tax exempt.

January 12, 2017 - A committee to promote passage of a half-cent sales tax in Livingston County on the April 4 ballot has been formed and will be meeting with residents during a series of township meetings taking place over the next several weeks. The first meeting of The Step Forward for Livingston County Committee will be this Thursday, January 12, at the community center in Avalon. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Citizens of Grandview and Fairview townships are invited to attend. The committee will inform the citizens about the ballot issue that will increase revenue for Livingston County. Former Livingston County Commissioners Eva Danner, Ken Lauhoff and Todd Rodenberg are scheduled to be in attendance.

November 23, 2016 - The Livingston County Food Pantry has a new home: 403 Locust, across from the Cultural Corner. The hours for the Livingston County Food Pantry changed on September 4. Currently, the hours are from 1 to 4. The change will make the hours from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the days it is open. To learn more about the Livingston County Food Pantry or to make a reservation for Commodities, call Janet Baker at 660-247-2095 or Mary Ann Slattery at 247-2822.

June 28, 2016 - The newly-constructed city walking / biking trail opened on Monday, June 27, 2016. This trail starts at 3rd Street and South Woodrow Street, just west of the old prison site, and continues 1.4 miles to the east entrance near the Wabash restaurant. Parking on each end of the trail is near the entrances. City officials emphasize that no motor vehicles are allowed on this trail.

May 24, 2016 - Free summer meals, funded by the USDA, are available to kids and teens ages 18 and younger at summer meals sites in Chillicothe. Many summer meals sites offer fun learning and recreational activities so children and teens can eat a healthy meal while staying active and being with friends. Sites are also registered with the USDA and are held at safe local places like schools, churches and community centers. Free Summer Meal Program Details: Meals are free to children and teens ages 18 and younger who come to a summer meals site. Free summer meals will help families save money and stretch their already tight food budgets. Food served is healthy and follows USDA nutrition guidelines. Summer meal sites are a fun, safe places for kids and teens to be active and visit with friends. No application or proof of income needed. According to Chillicothe Summer School Administrator and Central School principal, Melanie Rucker, summer meal sites in Chillicothe are located at Dewey Elementary and Chillicothe High School. Breakfast is 7:30 until 8 a.m. and lunch is about 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. every summer school day (May 28 through June 29) except Memorial Day. If you or someone you know is interested, go to: to learn more or find a site near you.

March 10, 2016 - The Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Board of Public Works approved rate increases for water and refuse service starting with the April 2016 bill statements. The overall system average increase for water will be 5.8 percent and for refuse service will 10 percent. While the net effect of the rate increase on customers will vary by volume used, the average water customer using 6,000 gallons of water per month will see an increase of a $1.35 per month. The base charge for residential refuse service will increase by $1.25 per month, while the effect on business refuse customers will vary by container classification. The increases are needed to cover increased operating costs and infrastructure improvements. The last rate increase for water was in April 2011, while refuse fees increased in April 2014.

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