Dorney Shadow Box Display
Excerpt City Council Meeting Monday, 01/13/14
by Calli Price 01/14/14 CT

A special presentation was made during Monday's city council meeting. A shadow box display honoring Chief Maurice Dorney that has been on display at City Hall was presented to Museum President Marvin Holcer to be displayed in the Grand River Historical Society Museum.

Chief Dorney served the City of Chillicothe for 48 years in the police department. Dorney's badge, pistol and key to the old jail facility in the basement of City Hall are included in the shadow box, along with a photograph of him and a memorandum written as a tribute to him for serving Chillicothe.

The shadow box had previously been on display in City Hall, but Holcer asked the city for the opportunity to display it in the museum. City Auditor Theresa Kelly, Dorney's granddaughter, asked her extended family for their thoughts, and they agreed that the museum could display it. "We thought that would be a good place for it," Kelly said.

The city signed an agreement loaning the shadow box to the museum, and Kelly presented the item to Holcer. "On behalf of the museum, I'm going to say thank you," Holcer said. "We have been planning on where we want to put it." Once Holcer presents the agreement to the museum board at their quarterly meeting tonight (Tuesday), he will then sign the agreement allowing for the shadow box to be placed in the museum.

Return to Top

Email Us