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New Commerce, New Hotel Planned

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Ehrhardt Hospitality, the company responsible for the Comfort Inn that was built and opened in Chillicothe four years ago, has announced proposed plans for a new, similar hotel. While its name has not been revealed, the hotel is described as “limited service,” and will be another three-story structure near the Comfort Inn. It’s estimated that a staff of 25-30 people will be hired, half of which will 

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Silver Moon Cinema Presents ‘RV’

CHILLICOTHE, MO — A free showing of the outdoor movie, RV, will be presented at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in downtown Chillicothe at the Silver Moon Plaza. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by Main Street Chillicothe and Citizens Bank & Trust – Member FDIC. For more information contact 660-646-4071 or mschilli@greenhills.net.

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Free Welding Training Offered

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Grand River Technical School in Chillicothe will be teaching a welding skills course, tuition-free for those who qualify. (Students will be responsible for any costs incurred for books, fees, supplies, etc., however.) The 8-week class, which is designed with industry advancement and certification in mind, begins June 8. An informational meeting will be held on May 6, and those interested are encouraged to drop by anytime between

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Traffic Stop Results in Arrest for Cocaine

ST. JOSEPH, MO — On April 7, a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a vehicle on I-29 just north of St. Joe. The driver was identified as Ramon Arrendondo, 22, of San Jose, Cali., and the passenger was identified as Eleuterio Murillo-Salgado, 34, also of San Jose. During the course of the traffic stop, several indicators of criminal activity were observed, causing the trooper to become suspicious. 

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Get Chilli Bay Family Passes at Discount

CHILLICOTHE, MO — A family pass at the Chilli Bay Water Park includes up to four members and typically runs $195. Through April 30 the park is offering a $15 discount, and they can be purchased for $180. Stop by City Hall at 715 Washington Street to get yours before the deal expires.

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Special Event at Swan Lake

SUMNER, MO — On May 2, Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting the initial “First Fridays at the Refuge” event of 2014. Starting at 5 p.m., activities will include guided tours, the interactive Stream Box, tower tours, visitor center displays, canoe rentals, and concessions. At 7 p.m. in the amphitheater, visitors can attend the main event, a show about weather from Mad Science. Contact Steve Whitson at 660-856-3323

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Women’s Shelter Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Green Hills Women’s Shelter, Trenton, serves nine counties by providing a wide range of services and a safe place for victims of violence.

“We provide non-residential and residential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault,” stated  Jenna L. Johnson, Case Manager/Volunteer Coordinator. “Our services include case management, support groups, legal and medical advocacy, assistance with protection orders and counseling.” They also aid through community resources like housing,

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Help Sought to Locate Grandview Youth

As part of its ongoing search, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public’s help to locate Amelia Howery who disappeared from Grandview, Mo., on April 6. Amelia is believed to be traveling with an unknown adult male. She is 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. Amelia has brown hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo across her chest of “Fallen

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Child Care Clinic for Teens Offered

CHILLICOTHE, MO — University of Missouri Extension will be hosting a “Teens Caring for Kids” child care clinic for youth ages 11-15 (boys and girls) to learn the basics of childcare. The 1-day clinic will be held Saturday, April 26th from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (1601 Bryan Street). Topics will include toy safety, games and books for different ages, basic first aid, fire safety,

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