Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce

“Recipe for a Merry Christmas” is theme of 2021 Chillicothe Chamber Holiday Parade

The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that “Recipe for a Merry Christmas” has been chosen as the 2021 Holiday Parade theme. The Holiday Parade this year will be sponsored by HyVee & Sonoco. The parade will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 20, 2021, in downtown Chillicothe and will include […]

Master Gardener Pam Stenger

Master Gardener blooms with a floral subscription service

Pam Stenger keeps memories of her grandmother’s flower garden alive by offering floral bouquets through a Community Supported Agriculture subscription service. As a child, Stenger loved walking to her grandmother’s house and garden and seeing the 50-60 varieties of daffodils lining the gravel road. “She shared her love of flowers with me and showed me […]

Photo of person cooking on outdoor grill (Courtesy of Unsplash)

Fireworks, Food and Family: Cookout costs remain steady for Fourth of July

Much like Christmas and birthday wish lists, kids compile their own “wish list” of fireworks for the Fourth of July celebration. The youngest took inventory of firecrackers leftover from last year (aka, a stash he had hidden) and determined we need roman candles, bottle rockets, parachutes, and artillery shells. This year’s explosions and bright lights […]

President Biden signs law making Juneteenth an official holiday (Photo is screenshot of Whitehouse video of signing event)

Video: Biden signs law making Juneteenth a federal holiday. State offices will close in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation declaring a legal public holiday annually on June 19, the date of the end of slavery in the U.S. known as Juneteenth. “Throughout history, Juneteenth has been known by many names—Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day,” Vice President Kamala Harris said at the […]

Gavel and Law book

Missouri lawmakers passed a host of reforms aimed at keeping kids out of jail

(Missouri Independent) – Retired St. Louis Judge Evelyn Baker once sentenced a 16-year-old Black boy to 241 years in prison for two armed robberies.  No one was seriously injured in the robberies, but the boy “didn’t express any remorse,” Baker said, remembering the sentencing hearing.  Now, when she thinks back, Baker deeply regrets the sentence […]

Trenton Downtown Improvement Association (TDIA)

Audio: Community leaders recognized at 30 year celebration of Trenton Downtown Improvement Association

After sharing some of the history of the Trenton Downtown Improvement Association, several awards were presented at the 30-year celebration for TDIA on May 21st. TDIA Board President Jackie Soptic recognized TDIA Charter Member Wendell Lenhart for his service to downtown and presented the President’s Award to Gary and Joyce Schuett for their volunteer work […]

Salvation Army

Audio: Salvation Army to cease worship services; New funding allows assistance in paying rent and utilities for residents

The Salvation Army of Chillicothe ceased worship activities as of Sunday, May 23 and Captain Crystal Sherack says the change is due to budgets.     Sherack will also move to Canton, Illinois at the end of June and work in a similar capacity. She has been at the Chillicothe location for less than one […]

Unemployment

Audio: Missouri Senate works on bill that would forgive unemployment overpayments, shrink future jobless benefits

The Missouri Senate worked Monday on a bill that would forgive state and federal unemployment overpayments. During debate on the proposal, an attempt was also made to shrink future jobless payments by eight weeks. Kansas City Democrat Greg Razer says the effort would kick Missourians while they are down.     Warrensburg Republican Denny Hoskins […]

Weather graphic

December 2020 sets daytime high record temperature, squeaks out above normal precipitation by five-hundredths of an inch

Temperatures in December in Trenton averaged above normal by four and one-half degrees during daytime highs and above normal by two-point-three degrees during lows. Highs averaged nearly 43 degrees while lows averaged 25.4 degrees. There was a high of 66 degrees on December 10th, which was a record for that date in Trenton. The 66-degree […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Five die in traffic crashes over Christmas holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the preliminary statistics related to the Christmas holiday weekend. Five people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 24, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 2020. 2020 Christmas Holiday Traffic Statistics with troopers investigating the following: Traffic […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department reports 91 active cases of COVID-19, which is a decrease of 5

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Grundy County has decreased when compared to the day before Christmas. A report on Monday morning provided by the Grundy County Health Department shows 91 active COVID-19 cases, which is five less than last Thursday’s report. The overall number of cases is up by 14 during that four […]