Platte County, MO

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Hazardous waste disposal

Collection of household hazardous waste was being performed on Saturday, June 5 at Platte Ridge Park north of Platte City on Hwy. 371. A long line of vehicles lined up ready to drop off things like paint, lawn and garden chemicals, batteries, automotive fluids, fluorescent light bulbs, household cleaners and much more. The event is brought to you by the Mid America Regional Council (MARC) solid waste management district, in conjunction with various local governmental agencies. The demand for disposal was so large that some residents reported the time to get through the line from start to finish was anywhere from one to two hours.
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Two Teens Injured after Collision with Peterbilt in Platte County

Two teens were injured after an accident with a Peterbilt in Platte County Thursday. A report from the Missouri Highway Patrol says a 17-year-old female was driving with her passenger, 18-year-old Dajante L. Martin heading south on I-29. At 2:30 pm, a Peterbilt semi-truck driven by 23-year-old Brady A. Gatewood...
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An outdoor automated batting cage

My name is William Heflin, I’m 14 and live in Platte County. As a baseball player myself, I end up driving to go to a batting cage in Clay County for batting practice. It’s the closest outdoor automated batting cage in our area, and is 30 minutes away from my home by Riverside.
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Mound City,

Mound City Man Arrested On Domestic Assault Charge

A Mound City man was arrested early Wednesday in Platte COunty on a domestic assault charge. According to Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 41-year-old Mound City resident Ryan E. Simmonds was arrested at 6:50 A.M. Wednesday in Platte County on a charge of domestic assault. Online court records list charges against Simmonds as a Class A misdemeanor 4th degree domestic assault as a first or second offense.
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Steamboats will be topic of Zoom presentation

Join the Platte County Historical Society on June 17 at 7 p.m. via Zoom for Steamboats of the Lower Missouri River, a free presentation by James Erwin of Kirkwood, Missouri. This event kicks off a season-long celebration of Missouri’s Bicentennial at the Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum, an 1882-built mini mansion in Platte City. The museum is owned and operated by the Platte County Historical Society.

Public asking for input on Parkville ball fields

Some Parkville residents are concerned about having a voice as city leaders plan the development and expansion of youth baseball fields in a Platte Landing Park near a federally designated wildlife habitat. At least one resident who is concerned about the scope of the project, its effects on area migratory...
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Summer Concert Series starts Saturday at courthouse

The Platte City Friends of the Arts kicks off the Summer Concert Series this Saturday, June 12 at the Platte County Courthouse on Main Street in Platte City, at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blankets and relax on the courthouse lawn to enjoy hits from the 80’s, along with the People’s Choice Singing Contest, a pop-up car show, and ice cream.
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West Platte raises money for memorial scholarship

The West Platte girls’ softball team along with the school’s FCA and FFA chapters teamed up this past Saturday, June 5, to help raise money for the C.J. Donaldson Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donaldson was a senior from Dekalb High School who passed away in a car accident earlier this year.
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Drug Arrests in Platte County Monday Evening

A man from Raymore was arrested in Platte County Monday evening. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 33-year-old Elijah P. Bailey at 5:26 pm. He was charged with felony possession of the controlled substance heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bailey has been released by the Platte County...
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15 Years Ago–June 8, 2006

The City of Platte City is ready to raise the potentially controversial topic of annexation once again. In a press conference and special meeting held Wednesday afternoon/early evening, city officials announced the intention to annex two large areas of land contiguous to the current city limits. Mayor Dave Brooks and special legal counsel hired by the city made the announcement of the city’s intent. A public vote on the proposed annexation is scheduled to be held in November, according to Chris Williams, whose law firm Williams and Campo of Lee’s Summit, has been hired as special legal counsel by the city to lead the annexation effort.

Wishing for infrastructure assistance for Northland roads

Someday, I am confident a major federal infrastructure package is going to move through Congress. It may be bi-partisan, or not. Both sides have talked about it for years. Something is going to move, and it needs to do so. Platte County happens to be at a crossroads of the United States.
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45 Years Ago–June 11, 1976

Chicago Title Insurance Company announces the appointment of Mary Gibson as manager of their Platte City office with responsibility for the administration of that office. Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Jenks of Kansas City, Mo. announce the birth of their daughter, Ashley Dawn, on June 4, 1976 at the Spelman Memorial Hospital. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Williams of Dearborn and the paternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Donald Jenks of Weston.
Gentry County,

Weekend State Patrol Arrests

49 year old Stephanie L Fore of McFall was arrested early Sunday morning by Missouri State Patrol in Gentry County for driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest by fleeing and unlawfully operating a UTV on the highway. Fore was taken to the Daviess DeKalb County Regional Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold. In addition, 51 year old Donald C Fore of McFall was arrested for resisting arrest. He was also taken to the Daviess DeKalb County Regional Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold.

Public input into Parkville ballfield project to come, officials say

The contentious subject of new ballfields at Platte Landing Park again came up last week at the meeting of the Parkville Board of Aldermen. At the Tuesday, June 1 meeting, alderman Tina Welch asked about promised public forums regarding the ballfields, which critics say will compromise the wetland restoration project, reduce property values and create too much traffic downtown. This past spring, residents in the nearby Missouri River bluffs and members of the Burroughs Audubon Society expressed concerns about lighting proposals for the wetlands.
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Two People Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident in Platte County

Two people were injured in a hit-and-run accident in Platte County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that 46-year-olds Andrew and Teather Gangestad were driving south on US-169 Highway north of Englewood Road. As they slowed for traffic at 6:24 pm Thursday, another vehicle struck their towed unit and then fled...

Northland workforce development gains momentum

The Northland Education and Business Alliance focused on ways to improve workforce development in a recent roundtable with Clay and Platte County leaders in business and education. During their meeting Tuesday, June 1, more than 25 area leaders met at iWerx in North Kansas City and another half dozen participated...
Kansas City,

Summer fun, concerts, swimming pools and dunk tanks

Be a hater if you want, but what the world needs now is an Air Supply concert. And there should be a SiriusXM channel that plays nothing but Taylor Swift songs. You know I’m right about this. When concerts return to the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City (which happens later...