Columbia Girl Scouts remember 4 killed in hit-and-run

1 month 2 days 5 hours ago Saturday, November 10 2018 Nov 10, 2018 Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:30:00 PM CST November 10, 2018 in News
By: Nikki Ogle, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - Mid-Missouri Girl Scouts held a vigil to remember the four people killed in a Wisconsin hit-and-run last week. 

Jayna Kelley, 9, Autumn Helgeson, 10, Haylee Hickle, 10, and her mother, Sara Schneider were picking up trash along a highway when they were hit by a truck. They were participating in Troop 3055's clean-up event, according to The Associated Press.

Members of Troop 70974 in Columbia wore green and black ribbons Saturday night while reading the four obituaries, reading poems, saying prayers and having a moment of silence. 

Troop leader Rhonda Beaman said she thought her girls needed to heal together. 

"We’re moms, and we’re daughters," she said. I can’t even fathom what the families are feeling and to been there and watched your daughter get hit. It broke my heart."

Rhonda's daughter, Elizabeth, said she was upset when she first heard the news. 

"It could be anybody. It could be any troop here or internationally. It’s just, it’s weird," Elizabeth said. 

Elizabeth said Girl Scouts is a big part of her life. 

"To me, it’s getting to know other girls and become their sisters and become one conjoined family. We’re always joined together in some way," she said. 

Rhonda Beaman said even though Girl Scouts is a large organization, it is one family. 

"We support each other. We love each other," she said. 

Baeman said she hopes more parents will come to her troop's clean-up event to keep the girls safe. 

"We’re all kind of concentrated on what we can do to make them safer. I mean, because, parents trust their girls to us. It’s a huge responsibility," she said. 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - A Columbia man was sentenced for his role in a chid sex trafficking ring, the U.S. District... More >>
8 minutes ago Thursday, December 13 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:20:00 PM CST December 13, 2018 in News
HUNTSVILLE - A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping her husband commit child sex crimes in 2015 and 2016, nearly... More >>
1 hour ago Thursday, December 13 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:44:34 PM CST December 13, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that... More >>
4 hours ago Thursday, December 13 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:57:00 AM CST December 13, 2018 in News
MEXICO - The Mexico Public Safety Department arrested a man in connection to a car theft and a home burglary... More >>
5 hours ago Thursday, December 13 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:33:00 AM CST December 13, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna will talk to the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Thursday about future plans for Missouri... More >>
6 hours ago Thursday, December 13 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:36:00 AM CST December 13, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Police said they are investigating a fatal shooting from late Wednesday night. The Jefferson City Police... More >>
7 hours ago Thursday, December 13 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:46:00 AM CST December 13, 2018 in News
BOONVILLE - A student is in custody after they allegedly threatened Laura Speed Elliott Middle School. According to police, the... More >>
9 hours ago Thursday, December 13 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:42:00 AM CST December 13, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Christmas is nearing and there are still local families in need. Voluntary Action Center is asking for... More >>
10 hours ago Thursday, December 13 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:16:00 AM CST December 13, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- House and Senate negotiators have struck a deal over long-stalled legislation to revamp the way sexual harassment complaints... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:43:00 PM CST December 12, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Better Business Bureau is warning people about some new trends in scams and offering advice on spotting... More >>
18 hours ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:15:00 PM CST December 12, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - It is lights out on a popular holiday display at Columbia College. The plug has been pulled on... More >>
18 hours ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:29:00 PM CST December 12, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Republican Party is calling on an attorney for the secretary of state to... More >>
20 hours ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 5:49:30 PM CST December 12, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Prosecutor's Office charged Mizzou defensive end Tre Williams with domestic assault, court records confirm. ... More >>
22 hours ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:10:00 PM CST December 12, 2018 in Sports
COLUMBIA - The FDA and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMA) recently released a dog food recall. MU Veterinary... More >>
23 hours ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:53:00 PM CST December 12, 2018 in News
MEXICO - A Mexico man says frustration over bullying at Mexico Middle School led him to make threats towards principal... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:24:00 PM CST December 12, 2018 in News
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would "take... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:42:00 AM CST December 12, 2018 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - A Lincoln University student died Tuesday night in an off campus incident. Students arrived on a... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:22:00 AM CST December 12, 2018 in Top Stories
PAGEDALE (AP) — Authorities say two children were wounded in suburban St. Louis after a toddler found a pistol in... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:07:23 AM CST December 12, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 48°
3pm 48°
4pm 46°
5pm 45°
6pm 44°