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of The Year And Beacon Awards
Chillicothe School District's Beacon of the Year and Teacher of the
Year were announced Friday afternoon.
Beacon Award is presented to a member of the support staff at the
Chillicothe Schools. Each building nominates one person and a winner
is selected from the nominations. This year's Beacon Award Winner is
Central School Secretary Kathy Midgyett. Superintendent Dr Roger
Barnes talked about Midgyett.
<Audio: Barnes 1>
The Teacher of the Year is also selected from nominees from each
building. This year's Teacher of the Year is Pam Mill from Grand River
Technical School. Dr Barnes says Mrs Miller is the Vocational Child
Care Instructor and at the school for 22 years. Barnes shared several
comments from her colleagues.
<Audio: Barnes 2>
The awards are presented with the assistance of the Chillicothe
Education Foundation, who provides the prize money that is presented
to each of the nominees and the winners. Foundation Chair Ed Douglas
explained why these awards are so important.
<Audio: Douglas 3>
The Teacher of the year award has been presented in the Chillicothe
school district for 25 years. The Beacon Awards have been presented
for 9 years.
Elementary School Groundbreaking
official groundbreaking for the new elementary school took place this
(Friday) morning. Students from each class at both Dewey and Garrison
School participated in the ceremony lead by Superintendent Dr Roger
Barnes. Site preparation (below) is already underway for the
construction of the new school building that will house Pre-K through
1st Grade. Barnes says the goal is to be done by May of 2018.
<Audio: Barnes 1>
He says this would not have been possible without the help of many
<Audio: Barnes 2>
He says they also need to thank Chillicothe Municipal Utilities for
their assistance in the moving of power lines on the site and with
some of the financing for a portion of the project.
Man Arrested On Federal Warrant
Chillicothe Police Officers made an arrest on a federal warrant
Thursday. Gerald Edward Manly was arrested Thursday morning on the
warrant from the United States District Court, for the Western
District of Missouri. Manly was arrested in the 2700 block of N.
Washington, processed at the Police Department and transferred to the
Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending extradition.
faces two federal charges of alleged Mail Fraud and one federal charge
of alleged providing a firearm to a convicted felon.
is convicted on all three charges he faces a total of 30 years in
federal prison, six years of probation and fines totaling a half a
Troopers Arrest Milan Man
Milan man was arrested this morning in Sullivan County. State Troopers
arrested 29 year old Ramon Chavarria for on two warrants, including a
probation and parole warrant and a Queen City warrant for alleged
speeding. He was held at the Sullivan County Jail with no bond
Teacher of the Year & Beacon Awards Presentation is Today
2016 Chillicothe Teacher of the Year and Beacon awards will be
presented today. The program is at 2:00 pm at the Gary Dickenson
Performing Art Center. Each of the schools in the district nominated a
teacher and support staff member for the awards. The nominations
For Teacher of the Year:
For Garrison/TLC - Diana Holcer
School - Ellen Hansen
At Field - Katie
At Central - Donna Good
For the Middle School - Shaylee Rademacher
For the High School - Lisa Rule
Grand River Tech - Pam Miller
For Garrison/TLC -
For Dewey School - Marcella
At Field - Melody Munson
At Central - Kathy Midgyett
For the Middle
School - Cheri Waggoner
For the High
School - Pat Ewing
And at Grand River Tech
- Mandy James
Chillicothe Fire Fighters
Chillicothe Fire Department added two new pay-by-call fire fighters
and two full time fire fighters have an additional title. The
Chillicothe City Council in executive session Monday night approved
hiring two new pay-by-call fire fighters, Connor Dixon and Jeff Greer.
In addition, the fire department has two
new Chaplains. The Council approved the additional title designation
for Zach Parks and Bill Gutshall.
for both actions were 5-0.
Police Department Receives Public Safety Grant
Chillicothe Police Department is awarded a $6,100 grant from the
Missouri Department of Public Safety. Sergeant Jeremy Stephens
announced the City received the 2017 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant
and will use the funding for the purchase of equipment related to
officer safety, including Tactical Flashlights, Handcuffs, Reflective
Traffic Vests and LED Road Flares.
Begin Budget Process Next Week
Livingston County Commissioners will begin budget work as part of
their meetings next week. The County Commission meets Tuesday and
Thursday at 9:30 am in the commission room of the courthouse.
Tuesday, at 10:00 am, they will meet with Judge Tom Chapman to discuss
the budget for 2017.
commissioner travel to Trenton to attend the Green Hills Regional
Planning Commission Annual Meeting.
agenda items include county road and bridge matters and administrative
and departmental duties.
Mumps Confirmed In Grundy County
the number of probable Mumps cases at the University of Missouri in
Columbia has reached 128, the Grundy County Health Department
confirmed one case and suspect 10 more. The press release says lab
results confirmed the one case and they want the public to be aware of
the symptoms of Mumps. They include fatigue, body aches, head aches,
loss of appetite and a low grade fever.
Grundy County Health officials say the best protection against the
Mumps is the MMR vaccine. It is given as part of the routine
vaccinations for school aged children. They warn it will not help if
you have already been exposed to or in contact with someone with the
If you have not received the MMR
vaccine or did not have the mumps as a child, or if you have concerns
about the mumps, contact your family doctor or your local health
department. In Livingston County, the Health Department's phone number
is 646-5506. In Grundy County, call 359-4196.
Filing for City Offices Opens Dec 13
Filing for Chillicothe City Offices for the April Election will begin
Tuesday December 13th. The election will include all the Mayor,
Councilman At Large, the Council seats for all four wards, City
Auditor, City Clerk, City Treasurer, City Attorney and City Constable.
All offices are for a 2 year term.
for the Chillicothe city Offices will take place at Chillicothe city
Hall, beginning at 8:00 am on the 13th and ending on January 17th at
5:00 pm. At the time of filing there is a $20 filing fee that must be
If you have questions about the
offices or the filing process, call the City Clerk at 646-1877.
Third Annual Teddy Bear Toss
Third Annual Teddy Bear Toss at the Chillicothe High School is
December 9th, when the Chillicothe Hornets host the Trenton Bulldogs.
Lillian Stover from the High School Leadership Class explains the idea
behind the Teddy Bear Toss and how it works.
<Audio: Stover 1>
The first year they collected more than 300 stuffed animals. Last year
they topped 330. They would love to see that number continue to grow.
Art Exhibit To Feature Local Students
Students from the Chillicothe High School and Middle School will be
featured in a new exhibit, opening Friday at Cultural Corner Art Guild
and Gallery. Works to be displayed will include from the Chillicothe
High School Art Masters Class and by Students at the Middle School.
These includes a variety of art styles, from sketches to paintings and
even some mixed media works.
reception will be Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Cultural Corner Art
Guild and Gallery. This exhibit opening is open to the public.
The exhibit will continue at the gallery through January.
Golf Course Management Contract In Negotiations
late October, the Chillicothe City Council approved moving forward
with having Green Hills Golf Course run by an outside management
company, Great Life Golf and Fitness. City Administrator Ike Holland
says he is working with the company to work out the details of the
contract that will be presented to the Chillicothe City Council this
month. Holland says Great Life Golf and Fitness manages more than just
golf courses. They have bowling facilities they run as well. He says
the city is looking at the possibility of both the golf course and
Fast Lanes being run by Great Life.
Holland says as they are still in the negotiations, he is unable to
give details at this time, but they hope to announce the date Great
Life Golf and Fitness begins their contract soon.
Two Investigations In Police Report
Chillicothe Police reported two investigations that began Wednesday.
At about 1:15 am, Officers took a report
of a burglary in the 100 block of S. Brunswick St. The investigation
At about 1:30 pm, Officers took
a report of an animal bite. No further details are available.
Bishop Hogan Hosting Blood Drive
Bishop Hogan School will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive next
Wednesday. The Blood Drive will begin at 2:00 and wrap up at 6:00 pm.
The blood drive will be held in the school gymnasium. Walk-ins are
welcome, but you can also make an appointment for your blood donation
by calling 1-800-733-2767 or on line at
Trenton City Council Actions
Trenton city council had discussions on overtime and two trucks on
Monday. City Clerk Cindy Simpson says because of recent court action,
they took no action on the salaries affected by the overtime rule.
<Audio: Simpson 1>
The Trenton council is looking at the options available for the
wastewater departments sludge truck. The truck is down right now and
they are still working to make some decisions.
For the Electric Distribution Department, a pick-up needs a new
engine. The council directed the staff to go out for bids on the new
engine. They hope to know more later in the month.
Simpson says the Trenton Council will meet December 12th, but there
will be no meeting on December 26th.
Rae (Benny) Greenwood
Breckenridge resident, 95 year old Alma Rae (Benny) Greenwood, died
November 25th in Denver, Colorado. Services are Friday at 11:00 am
at United Methodist Church in Breckenridge, with burial at Rose Hill
Cemetery in Breckenridge. Friends may call Thursday from Noon to
6:00 pm at Lindley funeral Home in Chillicothe and on Friday from
8:00 am to 11:00 am at the church. Memorials may be made to the
Charles and Alma Greenwood College Scholarship Fund.
A former Chillicothe
resident, 79 year old Ron Ewing, died November 29th in Blue Springs.
Services are Saturday at 10:00 am at Lindley Funeral Home in
Chillicothe, with burial at Wheeling Cemetery. Friends may call
Friday from Noon to 8:00 pm, with family visitation Saturday from
9:00 to 10:00 am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to
Disabled American Veterans.
Dan C Youngs
A Gallatin resident, 65 year old Dan C Youngs, died November 30th in
Gallatin. Services are Saturday at 10:00 am at McWilliams Funeral
Home in Gallatin, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery near Gallatin.
Friends may call Friday after 11:00 am at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer society.
A former Brookfield resident, 96 year old Birdie Baker died November
25th in Melbourne, Florida. Services are Saturday at 11:00 am at
Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, with burial in Price
Cemetery in Winigan. Family visitation is Saturday at 10:00 am, with
an Eastern Star Service prior to the visitation at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the cemetery.
Mary K. Varble
Salisbury resident, 75 year old Mary K. Varble died November 30th in
Salisbury. Graveside services are Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Masonic
Cemetery in Bucklin. Family visitation is Saturday from 12:00 to
1:00 pm at Delaney Funeral Home in Bucklin. Memorials may be made to
Armstrong Baptist Church.
Minnie Mae Walker
A Carrollton resident, 78 year old Minnie Mae Walker, died November
29th in Carrollton. Services are Saturday at 1:30 pm at Bittiker
Funeral Home in Carrollton, with burial at Powel Cemetery in
Carrollton. Family visitation is Saturday from 12:30 to 1:15 pm at
the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family's choice.
A Chillicothe resident, 76 year old
Lois Elaine Fox, died November 28th in Overland Park, KS. Services
are Saturday at 2:00 pm at Lindley funeral Home in Chillicothe, with
inurnment at a later date. Friends may call Friday from Noon to 5:00
pm, with family visitation Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to Verelle Peniston State
Billy Mike Jenkins
A Tina resident, 64 year old Billy
Mike Jenkins died November 30th in Olathe. Graveside services are
Sunday at 2:00 pm at Coloma Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from
9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.
Memorials may be made to the cemetery.
Marion "Doc" Walter Albrecht
A Jamesport resident, 78 year old
Marion "Doc" Walter Albrecht, died November 27th in Jamesport. The
body was cremated. Burial is December 10th at Noon at Mount Olive
Cemetery in Chillicothe.