Personnel Matters Handled In School Board Exec Session

The Chillicothe R-II School Board handled several personnel items in their Executive Session Tuesday.  They include: CERTIFIED: Hire: Denise Toole – Technical Math & Project Lead The Way Ann Marissa Cowan – MS Math Retirements: Jacqueline Smith – CES Behavioral Teacher Kathi Barnes – HS FACS Teacher Resignations: Janna Ingram – Middle School Teacher   SUPPORT STAFF: Hire: Chris Shearer […]

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Chillicothe Airport

With the completion of the runway replacement project, the Chillicothe Airport is again seeing strong usage.  City Administrator Daren Chappell says the Airport is in great shape. Chappell says currently if someone needs fuel after hours, an employee is called and they come in to handle the refueling.  But that takes time. The City Council discussed the self-service fueling, but […]

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Two Charged With Alleged Abuse or Neglect of a Child

Two Chillicothe residents were arrested Tuesday on warrants for alleged Abuse or Neglect of a Child.  Sheriff Steve Cox says Deputies and Police Officers served the warrants in the 200 block of East Bridge Street on 27-year-old Donnie Clay Matheson and 26-year-old Heather Louise Woods. This case was initially investigated by the Chillicothe Police and Missouri Fire Marshal’s Office. Woods’ […]

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Chillicothe R-II Finances In Good Shape As Board Prepares Budget

As the Chillicothe R-II School District is finalizing the 2021/22 District budget, Superintendent Dan Wiebers says the district is doing well financially. Wiebers says those additional funds are transferred to the district reserves. He says the district is careful how any COVID-related funding is spent. The Chillicothe R-II School Board will meet in a special OPEN session, June 29th at […]

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Chillicothe Fireworks Set For July 3rd

As part of the Chillicothe Rotary Club’s Celebrating a Century of Service, they are proud to present a fireworks display in honor of Independence Day.  The fireworks will be on Saturday, July 3rd. The display will be best visible from the south end of Chillicothe, similar to 2020.  They will be launched from a restricted area at the intersection of […]

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Chillicothe City Finances Strong

Finances for the City of Chillicothe were discussed by the Chillicothe City Council Monday.  City Administrator Darin Chappel says, while there are people that are still struggling, the City has done well through the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, the department heads have worked hard to trim expenses where they can. He says those efforts allow the city to, from time […]

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Keep Off The New Playground

The new playground at Simpson park is nearing completion, but park patrons are asked to refrain from using the playground until the construction fence is removed.  Parks Director Josh Norris says the new rubberized playground surface has been poured and needs to cure before use.  Norris says they also have some finishing work in and around the playground before it […]

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