Back To School

More than 120 attend Rissler Elementary School event

More than 120 parents and guardians recently attended Back to School Grade Level Curriculum Nights at Rissler Elementary School in Trenton. Principal Jennie Boon says topics addressed in the meetings included nightly reading log and homework expectations; technology resources for students and parents: MyOn and Think Central; daily schedules; Be Safe, Act Responsibly, Respect Others, […]


Funeral service for Jeffrey Bowman set for Wednesday

A Funeral service for 27-year-old Jeffrey Carl Bowman of Chillicothe will be Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the Calvary Baptist Church of Chillicothe with burial in the Plainview Cemetery of Chula. A scheduled family visitation will be Tuesday night from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock at the Lindley Funeral Home of Chillicothe. Survivors of […]

Rissler Elementary School

Rissler Elementary Principal offers tips to transition students from school to Summer

With Summer break starting soon for students, Rissler Elementary School Principal Jennie Boon has eight tips for families to help them make an easy transition from school year to summer. First, she advises children and parents to review summer plans made and brainstorm ways to address gaps. She says a student’s routine should be revamped […]

Rodney Thomas

Court date set for Maysville teacher accused of sexual contact with students

The Maysville school district reports Instructor Rodney Thomas has been placed on administrative leave from his job as a junior high math teacher and a coach with the wrestling program. The 39-year-old Thomas was arrested on multiple alleged sexual contact accusations and related charges in DeKalb County. A statement from the Maysville school indicates Thomas has […]


Funeral services for firefighter Edward “Ed” Cosgrove set for Thursday, July 28

Edward Austin Cosgrove, Jr., age 53, a resident of Utica, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Utica, Missouri. Edward was born the son of Edward Austin and Delaine Marie (Curtis) Cosgrove, on February 2, 1963, in Chillicothe, Missouri. He was a graduate of Lockport High School, Lockport, Illinois. Edward worked as a […]

Trenton High School

THS student ranks #1 at state FFA convention; accolades and honors many for north Missouri attendees

Trenton High School student Katerina Black was the number one ranked  individual in the state during meat judging competition at the Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia. Her team from Trenton high school finished in second place, just 30 points behind the top ranked meats judging team from Tipton. Other members of the 2nd place meats team […]