Corner welcomed David Cook - author and illustrator of Nort's
Stories - for a book signing November 18. Cook was born and
raised in Chillicothe, MO. He is the son of the late John Cook and Barbara Cook.
Cook's love for writing and illustrating began as a young child
and developed into a series of faith-based stories featuring his
signature character Nort. Cook was at the Cultural
Corner for the book signing from 1 until 3 p.m. featuring his
recent book Nort's Stories (children entered the world of Nort & Anne
as they teach their two sons, Sebastian and Fredrick, what it
truly means to bring glory to God in everything they do). At
2 p.m., "Nort's Christmas Story" was told while
being illustrated. While decorating the Christmas tree, Nort
told the children a story.
were on display at Poosey Conservation Area northwest of Chillicothe. This photo was recently taken by Constitution-Tribune photographer, Butch Shaffer.
Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery will be hosting
photography by another talent, John Rollins, with his display
"Three Corners of the Globe" - their featured November exhibit.
The exhibit features photography from Africa, the Arctic, and Patagonia.
Rollins is an attorney and award winning photographer from Kansas City, Mo. His photographic emphasis is nature and wildlife. He has traveled
throughout Africa, South and Central America, the Arctic, and Antarctica capturing images of dramatic landscapes and rare and endangered wildlife.
The exhibit will be featured at the Gallery through November 30,
Jon C. Maples, a
of the Chillicothe Police Department who was named department chief following a 4-0
vote during an executive meeting of the Chillicothe City Council
on November 2 was sworn into the office November 13 during the regular meeting of the Chillicothe
City Council. Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney officially commissioned Maples to discharge
the duties of police chief, and City Administrator Darin Chappell
presented Maples with the police chief badge. Maple's wife, Katie,
pinned the badge on her husband's uniform. Maples, 29, is a 2006
CHS graduate and has been serving as a Chillicothe police detective since
2014. Maples was named chief following the retirement of Chief Rick
71st annual Holiday Parade was held Saturday morning, November
18, kicking off the local Christmas season. The parade lasted about an hour and included more than 90 entries provided by clubs, organizations,
and businesses. This year's parade theme was Christmas Around the
World. The popular community event was presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Hedrick Medical Center, Hy-Vee,
and Midwest Gloves and Gear. The grand marshal honor for the parade was filled by the
first responders who serve Chillicothe and Livingston County. Highlights
included the Kansas City Royals mascot, Sluggerrrr, and K.C. Wolf, the mascot for the Kansas City Chiefs.
C-T Photos / Catherine Stortz Ripley