CHILLICOTHE, MO – At a meeting of Chillicothe city officials Monday, The city administrator updated council of his recent efforts in Jefferson City.

Darin Chappell, told council members of his encouragement of Missouri legislators to take up a bill concerning Chillicothe that, last year was killed by filibuster in the Senate. A bill last year proclaiming July 7 Sliced Bread Day in Missouri would commemorate the first sale of sliced bread, in Chillicothe 1928. Chappell said he made his case last week in Jefferson City, convincing 20 percent of Senators to consider the bill again this year. He made the case for Chillicothe along what he called, the highway of genius, referring to 36 Highway through Missouri.

If the legislation passes this year, Chappell is hopeful the governor will make an appearance in Chillicothe to officially sign the bill.