Chillicothe

Missouri Lawmakers Consider Official Day for Sliced Bread

Feb 12, 2018

Missouri lawmakers are considering whether to mark an official day to celebrate sliced bread.

A bill pending in the state House would designate July 7 as Missouri Sliced Bread Day. Supporters say the day is needed to promote tourism in the northern Missouri city of Chillicothe, where the first commercially sliced bread was sold on July 7, 1928.

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A 4-H Club and community members in Chillicothe, Missouri are celebrating the completed renovation project of a historic schoolhouse. This weekend the Liberty 4-H Club hosted an open house in the newly-renovated, 134-year-old Swain Schoolhouse.  

The Liberty 4-H Club hasn’t taken the deterioration of its clubhouse over the past few years sitting down.  Over the past three years, the club members and their community have worked to save the Swain Schoolhouse that’s been its home for generations:

A Boone County judge has ruled that a Chillicothe man twice convicted in the 1990 slaying of a Missouri farm wife was victim of "a manifest injustice" and should have his conviction set aside.