City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council passes ordinance regarding City Administrator Darin Chappel’s employment contract

The Chillicothe City Council passed an ordinance during an executive session Monday evening that authorized an amendment to the employment agreement with City Administrator Darin Chappell. The amendment involved automatically renewing Chappell’s contract each April 1st, commencing April 1st, 2021 for successive one-year terms. It also involved setting his annual base salary at $130,000 for […]

City of Trenton Website

New Trenton City Council members sworn in; loan to cover costs at wastewater plant fails yet again

In the last meeting before five city officials were sworn in, the Trenton City Council approved six of seven ordinances on the agenda. After reports, Mayor Nick McHargue requested the agenda be re-arranged to allow the swearing in of the new Mayor and four council members before considering the ordinances. But his request died since […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Senior Life Solutions at WMH raising awareness during American Heart Month

The month of February is national American Heart Month and Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness of the connection between heart health and emotional health.  In February of 1964, a national campaign began declaring February as American Heart Month in an effort to help bring awareness to the number […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education reviews applications for Superintendent position

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education met in closed session Friday to review applications for district Superintendent and narrow down candidates. Board President Doug Franklin says the Missouri School Boards Association will contact applicants about setting up interviews, and the Trenton R-9 board plans to conduct interviews Friday, January 25th. He anticipates the board will […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee holds lengthy meeting

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee approved the budget as proposed at a meeting Tuesday. Secretary Kelli Hillerman reports anticipated expenses for the local emergency planning committee include nearly 26 hundred dollars ($2,565) for Hazardous Materials dues, $200 for training, and $100 each for meetings and Tier 2 (II) notices, for a total of […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron High School teacher charged with child sex crimes waves formal arraignment

A former Cameron High School teacher charged with felonies allegedly involving children waived formal arraignment in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty. Online court information shows William Derek Williams’s case was continued to February 7th at 9 am for a plea/trial setting. Williams has been charged with three counts […]

Weather graphic

Weather in 2018 was near normal, but averages hide record-setting events

Do the math on temperatures and rainfall for all of 2018. On average, you get “near normal,” says Pat Guinan, University of Missouri Extension climatologist. “Weather was anything but that,” Guinan adds. Record-setting numbers hide in an average.  For starters, look at the “non-spring” of 2018. April was the second coldest on record going back […]