CFD Battalion Chief Less Hinnen Retires

A man who served the Chillicothe community for 34 years, holding several ranks and positions at the Chillicothe Fire Department, retired Tuesday afternoon.  Battalion Chief Less Hinnen started as a Paid-by Call Firefighter in 1988 and in 1990, began working full-time.  Hinnen became Battalion Chief in 2019.  Fire Chief Eric Reeter talked about Hinnen’s service. As part of Tuesday’s Ceremony, […]

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Chillicothe R-II Personnel Items

Hiring and resignation of support staff for the Chillicothe R-II School District were approved by the School Board this week. Hirings include: Justin Schmitz – CHS Custodian Ashley Gauthier – CMS Paraprofessional Shanda Feeney – CES Food Service – switched from Sub to Full time Dennis Williams – Bus Driver – Sub Matthew Callen – Head Girls Wrestling Coach Resignations […]

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School Board Honors 13 Retirees

The Chillicothe R-II School Board and Representative Rusty Black honored this year’s retirees from the Chillicothe R-II School District with the presentation of plaques and proclamations at Tuesday’s Meeting.  Superintendent Dr Dan Wiebers thanked each of them for their service. The list of retirees includes: Jennie Boon Karen Jackson Linda Hauck Stephanie Baldwin Doug French Arch Haslar Angela Peterson Terry […]

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Chillicothe R-II School Board Meets Tuesday

The Chillicothe R-II School Board will swear in a new member Tuesday evening.  The board meets at 6:00 pm at the district office. The meeting begins with the recognition of 13 employees retiring from the district. The new School Board member, Dr David Neal will be sworn-in. The President will make the Building Representative and Committee assignments. New Business includes: […]

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CHS Coach Jackson To Retire

CHS Track, Girls Soccer and Baseball on the Horizon After Rainy Week

A multi sport head coach at Chillicothe High School will retire at the end of the school year. The Chillicothe School Board recently accepted the retirement of Karen Jackson. Coach Jackson has served as Girls Track Coach since 2012, served as Volleyball Coach from 2006 through 2019, as Girls Basketball Coach from 2002-03 through 2009-10 seasons and served as Girls […]

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Chappell’s Retirement is This Week

Friday is Chillicothe City Administrator Darin Chappell’s last day in the position as he retires from this type of work.  Chappell talked about some of his accomplishments in his time as the Chillicothe City Administrator.  He says working with the department heads was is one of his highlights. Chappell says the work on the streets program is another highlight, including […]

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Chillicothe R-II Personnel Items

The Chillicothe R-II Board recognized two staff members who are retiring.  Mary Lou Wilhoit, a longtime CHS secretary, was honored for her 38 years of service.  Also honored was retiring 3rd-grade teacher, Tracy Miller, who has worked for the District for 24 years. The Chillicothe R-II School Board handled several personnel items in the executive session of Monday’s meeting.  For […]

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Jackson Retires at CHS VB Coach

The Chillicothe Lady Hornets Volleyball team was honored at their annual banquet. The biggest announcement came at the end of the banquet when Coach Karen Jackson announced her retirement after 15 years of coaching Volleyball at Chillicothe. Her record at CHS is 164-206-18, and finished district runner up twice. During the banquet, Jackson announced Maya Snyder and Makayla Vance both […]

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Fire Chief Darrell Wright Honored At Retirement Reception

The formal Retirement Celebration for Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright was held Thursday afternoon.  The event included dignitaries from across the state.  Proclamations were presented on behalf of Chillicothe Mayor Teresa Kelly, House and Senate proclamations from Senator Deny Hoskins and Representative Rusty Black, and from the Governor, presented by the State Fire Marshal.  Many of those reflected his service […]

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