Sni Valley to seek new fire chief
On a 3-1-1 vote at a January 26 meeting, the directors of the Sni Valley Fire Protection District agreed to begin a search for a fire chief to replace Troy Negrete. Bates City is in the Sni Valley Fire District.
At an October 20 meeting, Negrete was given a six-month extension to his contract which was scheduled to end December 31. The six-month extension ends June 30.
The decision to begin a search for a new chief was not made without controversy. Read more in The Odessan.
TIGERS ARE A CATCH | Wellington-Napoleon High School students dress as fishermen during Courtwarming spirit week. From left, Sammie Jo Leach, Monica Thornburg, Duncan Hughes and Abbie Soendker.
photo by Hannah Spaar
Odessa officials attend county roundtable
Odessa city officials joined other Lafayette County communities at a roundtable discussion with state legislators Friday morning at the Higginsville City Hall.
David Pearce, state senator, and Glen Kolkmeyer, state representative, hosted the breakfast meeting.
Pearce handed out information on bills he is sponsoring. Kolkmeyer talked about transportation issues with officials from six county cities, Odessa, Higginsville, Lexington, Dover, Wellington and Waverly. Read more in The Odessan.
R-7 board extends Brinkley's contract
The contract of Robert Brinkley, superintendent of Odessa R-7 Schools, was extended through 2018-19 at a January 12 meeting.
The board will act on contracts for building administrators, special education and curriculum directors at a Tuesday night meeting. Read more in The Odessan.
GRAND OPENING of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce building downtown was held Thursday. Chamber board members present at the ribbon cutting include, from left, Alan Berry, Cathy Cox, Sid Rustman, Garrett Jones, Mary Bertram, Candice Bradley, Megan Cobb, Kim Scholle, Larry Shutt, Katie Lockhart, executive director, and Bruce Whitsitt. photo by Hannah Spaar