Missouri Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotions effective September 1, 2020

Captain Scott A. Shipers, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, announces the following promotions effective September 1, 2020. Trooper Beau M. Ryun is being promoted to the rank of corporal and will remain in his current assignment as a criminal interdiction officer assigned to Zone 17, Troop A’s Special Enforcement Zone. Ryun was appointed […]

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 […]

Motel Bed Tax

Audio: How the “Bed Tax” on the June 2 ballot works and the benefits the tax offers to Trenton

If a five percent lodging tax is approved by Trenton voters next Tuesday, a seven-member commission will be appointed to oversee the spending of the money for tourism-related promotions. Trenton City Councilmember Cathie Smith provides details.     Among other communities, money generated by the so-called “bed tax” has been used to purchase advertising in […]

No More Trash

Annual Missouri “No MOre Trash Bash” starts April 15

Missouri’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash will be held April 15 through May 15. The Trash Bash is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri Department of Transportation as part of an ongoing No MOre Trash! statewide anti-litter campaign. “Litter is unattractive, costly and harms the environment,” said Stacy Armstrong, MoDOT’s No MOre […]

Special Olympics

Volunteers needed for Special Olympics Missouri State Indoor Games March 29-31

The Special Olympics Missouri State Indoor Games will bring nearly 3,000 athletes, coaches, and Unified Partners from across the state to St. Joseph to compete in basketball and bowling, as well as take part in other special events. This state-level event takes place March 29-31, at various facilities in St. Joseph. Competition events will take […]

City of Chillicothe

Chillicothe City Council approves promotions and new hires

The Chillicothe City Council approved hiring two employees for the Chillicothe Police Department and several promotions for the Chillicothe Fire Department during an executive session this week. Caitlin Howell was hired as a full-time dispatcher and Brian Schmidt was hired as a part-time police officer. Promotions for the fire department included Aaron Minnick from Lieutenant […]