School Board Sets Tax Rate

The Chillicothe R-II School Board approved a tax rate of $4.7053 per $100 valuation for 2021.  Prior to the school board meeting was a Tax Rate Hearing, where there were no comments from the public or the board on the proposed tax rate.  Superintendent Dan Wiebers says this rate is expected to create revenues about $300,000 higher than last year. […]

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District Office Move

The Chillicothe R-II School District office has moved from their “Temporary” location near Park and Washington to their NEW office building, north of the High School.  Superintendent Dan Wiebers says it was a hot day to move, but they are glad to be in the new office. The new facility is the result of flooding and work with their insurance […]

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Hornets Baseball Win District Title

A Home Run and two fielders choices were the key plays in a Chillicothe 2-1 District Baseball win over Oak Grove. The Hornets were the fifth seed in a five-team district but won just the second district title in program history. The only other was in 2005. In the top of the first, the first two Hornet batters struck out, […]

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Hornets Baseball Wins Semifinal Game

A week ago, the Chillicothe Hornets Baseball team was the fifth seed in a five-team district tournament. Now, thanks to an opening round extra-innings win followed by a solid 7-4 win over top seed Odessa, The Hornets Baseball team will be playing for a district championship. Chillicothe held on to beat Odessa 7 to 4 in a game moved from […]

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Lady Hornets Soccer Wins Semifinal Game

The Chillicothe Lady Hornets Soccer team will play for a District Championship. The Lady Hornets needed overtime to beat Savannah 1-0 in one overtime in the District Semifinal game at Chillicothe. After a scoreless regulation, Chillicothe’s Allison Ishmael scored an unassisted goal in the 92nd minute. Coach Jimmy Chapman said it was “an amazing job by all 14 girls that […]

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Chillicothe R-II Retirees Honored

The Chillicothe R-II School Board had honored of several district employees that are retiring.  Superintendent Dan Wiebers says the list of retirees includes Kim Griffin, Jenny Hughes, Annie Shipp, Christine Jones, Pam Swift, Brad Cavanah, Jayme Caughron, Nancy Thorne, Carla Williams, Margie Albertson, Lila Moore, and Roberta Jones. Retiring staff members not present were: Jimmy Luzader, Cathy Gillespie, Doe Sperry […]

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Post Season Tournament Information

Weather permitting, the Chillicothe baseball team will start the post season District Tournament on Saturday. The Hornets are in Class 4 District 15, hosted by Odessa. The #5 Hornets will face #4 Richmond Saturday at 11:00am. The winner faces top seed Odessa. The other two teams will be #2Excelsior Springs against #3 Oak Grove. The semi-finals are scheduled for Monday […]

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1 Singles, 1 Doubles advances to Sectional Tennis

The Chillicothe Hornets Tennis Team advanced one singles player and one doubles team to the individuals sectional round. Chillicothe’s Chace Corbin improved to 18-4 on the season and swept through the singles tournament to win the district championship. He beat a Cameron player 6-0,6-0 and swept through both of Carrollton’s entries, winning the semifinal match 6-0, 7-5 and winning the […]

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