City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council promotes firefighter, offers full-time job to police officer

The Chillicothe City Council took action in an executive session Wednesday, June 10th on promotions and a job offer. Jonathon Noland was promoted from a firefighter/paramedic to lieutenant/paramedic. Bill Gutshall was promoted from a firefighter/paramedic to engineer/paramedic. Ean Clevenger was given a conditional job offer as a full-time police officer contingent upon graduation from the […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves raise for classified staff

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education on Tuesday approved a two percent raise for classified staff. Teacher steps on the certified salary schedule were also approved, and all classified staff members were rehired. Launch was approved as the virtual provider for student coursework. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports the initial set up fee for Launch will […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education adopts school calendar for 2020-2021 while dealing with very busy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 school calendar on Tuesday evening. The first day of school for Trenton next school year will be August 25th, and the last day will be May 19th, 2021. Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels said the calendar includes eight make up days for days missed for […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Amendments to Summer School Handbook tops discussion at Trenton Board of Education meeting

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the final draft of the 2018-2019 school audit on Tuesday evening. Bob Conrad with Conrad and Higgins said the district was “in good shape.” Information presented included that the district’s retirement is 84% funded, which Conrad called “excellent” and “healthy.” The district has more than 11 hundred students, […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves proposed upgrades to Performing Arts Center

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education Tuesday evening approved donations and a change order regarding proposed construction upgrades to the performing arts center at the high school. Building Project Liaison Dennis Gutshall reported changes regarding the dressing room, entrance, and interior would cost about $156,000.The Hoover Foundation will donate $125,000 toward the upgrades and Troy […]

Missouri Day Festival

Contest winners announced at Missouri Day opening ceremony

The winners of several contests were announced at the Missouri Day Opening Ceremony Thursday night. Those receiving first place in the Coloring Contest included preschooler Nora Guthrie of Trenton R-9, kindergartener Jamison Christy of Grundy County R-5, first-grader Barrett Etter of Rissler Elementary School, second-grader Maggi Wynn of Grundy R-5, third-grader Kennedy Cross of Rissler, […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves grant application requests

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved grant application requests at its meeting Tuesday evening. Fifth-grade Communication Arts teacher Christy Gibler’s request was for a $500 GEC Community Foundation grant to purchase guided reading leveled book sets for the classroom library. Board Vice President Brandon Gibler abstained from voting on the request with Dorothy Taul […]