AM Pyrotechnics Fireworks Explosion July 2018

Audio: Operator and residents shaken by massive explosions at Missouri pyrotechnic company

Area residents and the operator of a fireworks manufacturer are still shaken after the facility burned to the ground when stock inside ignited Tuesday night. Neighbor Ashlee Tennis told KOLR-TV she was at home getting ready for dinner when she heard the explosion at AM Pyrotechnics in southwest Missouri’s Polk County.     Tennis said […]

Rotary Logo

Rotary district officers to be installed at event in Chillicothe

Installation of district officers for Rotary Club District Number 6040 is scheduled for Sunday, July 8th in Chillicothe. The event will feature the installation of Chillicothe resident Julie McCoy as the District Governor of Rotary. Chillicothe Rotary Club officers for the 2018-19 program year also will be installed at the Sunday evening event. The event […]

Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge kicks off “First Fridays at the Refuge” tonight

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge south of Sumner will host its first “First Fridays at the Refuge” event of the year Friday night June 1, 2018. David Shuey of Carlisle, Pennsylvania will portray General John Pershing at the event from 5 o’clock to 8:30 and will discuss Pershing’s achievements and his connection to wildlife and […]

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts hold area recognition dinner

Awards were presented during a leader recognition dinner for the MaHasKah district within the Boy Scouts of America. Approximately 50 scout leaders and guests represented Bethany Eagleville, Chillicothe, and Trenton. District lifetime achievement awards went to Trenton scout leaders: Dean Sager and Kevin Bailey. Years of service awards were given to Jeff Spencer for 35 […]


Homecoming activities at Hale set for this weekend

The organization of parents, teachers and students in Hale host homecoming activities tonight through Sunday. Activities this evening include a chili and vegetable soup dinner at the school cafeteria at 5 o’clock. Alumni basketball games are tonight at 6:30 in the Hale school gymnasium with two women’s games and Two men’s contests were planned based […]

Farmers Electric Cooperative

Farmers’ Electric Youth Benefit annual fundraising events net $38,000

The twenty-fourth annual dinner-auction and golf tournament for the Farmers’ Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund raised approximately $38,000 this year. The monies raised included $5,700 from more than 1,000 Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Members who participate in Operation Round Up each month. The main auction raised $11,095. The highest bid item of the evening, the use […]

Farmers Electric Cooperative

Farmers Electric Cooperative Annual golf tournament and benefit set to start August 27

The 24th Annual Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Area Youth Benefit Fund dinner/auction and the golf tournament is quickly approaching. The dinner & auction will be at the Chillicothe Elks Lodge on Saturday, August 27. A reception will begin that evening at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. A silent auction will be held […]

Former Breckenridge man to present program on “The American West” in Chillicothe

Historian, author, and musician Mark Gardner will present a program in Chillicothe on Tuesday night, April 19th, during a quarterly board meeting of the Grand River Historical Society Museum.  There will be a catered dinner at the Chillicothe Elks Lodge, followed by Gardner’s program at approximately 7:15.  It is open to the public at a […]