Maintaining Good Mental Health

Good mental health includes both intellectual and emotional well being.  Gina Lucas from the University of Missouri Extension says intellectual health includes the performance of mental functions. Lucas says our emotional health may be more complex. She says a Healthy Self-Concept is also important.  You should focus on YOU and not compare yourself to others. If you are struggling with […]

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City of Chillicothe Personnel & Real Estate Matters

Personnel and Real Estate Matters were handled in recent Chillicothe City Council executive sessions. On December 14th, the council approved hiring Jennifer Pyle as an E911 Dispatcher, Kemble Williams as a Police Officer, Nathan Zabka was made the Fire Department’s fulltime Firefighter/Paramedic Training Officer, and James Logan was hired as a fulltime Firefighter/EMT (Paramedic trainee) On December 28th, the council […]

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Seal Of Bi-Literacy Program At Chillicothe High School

A Bi-Literacy Certificate program has been introduced at the Chillicothe High School.  Superintendent Dan Wiebers says this will be valuable for the students who pursue the achievement. Wiebers says students earning the Seal OF Bi-Literacy don’t just know the language, but have become proficient in its use. The presentation at the School Board meeting was made by CHS Principal Dan […]

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Benefits Of Warm Season Grasses

Area producers can learn the value of establishing native warm-season grasses for livestock grazing by attending a virtual program on February 18th, from 11 am to Noon.  The Missouri Department of Conservation, NRCS, and MFA are partnering for this 45-minute virtual program which will feature insights from experts on how native warm-season grasses can serve as valuable forage for livestock, […]

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Chillicothe R-II Retirements/Resignations

Retirements and Resignations were approved by the Chillicothe R-II School Board in the executive session. Certified Staff Retirements include: Jenny Hughes-GRTS Business Teacher Annie Shipp-HS Math Teacher Christine Jones-MS Science Teacher Pam Swift-Preschool Teacher Carla Williams-Preschool Teacher Brad Cavanah-High School Language Arts Teacher Jayme Caughron-GRTS Director Nancy Thorne-HS Science Teacher Support Staff Resignations/Retirements: Marcy Meservey-MS Paraprofessional New Hires: Candice Huffman-HS […]

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Scholar-Link Scholarships

More than 100 college scholarships and thousands of dollars are available through Scholar-Link, administered by the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri.  The foundation is encouraging high school seniors to begin the process of applying for the scholarships.  In 2020, $182,650.00 was awarded to graduating seniors from across northwest Missouri through the management of the Community Foundation. The foundation says the […]

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Chillicothe R-II Capital Projects Update

An update was made to the Chillicothe R-II School Board on three projects underway in the district.  Superintendent Dan Wiebers says the biggest of the projects is the new District Office building. He says donations have allowed the district to add in some items that had been trimmed from the project to save money.  These include extended sidewalks, brickwork, display […]

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