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Raytown-Brooking Eagle has suspended publication.

The Raytown-Brooking Eagle has officially suspended publication. As reported last year, our associate editor resigned after being accepted in a 3-year academic program in Germany. His shoes have been hard to fill and now I am running for Alderman Ward 5. We are extremely proud of the professional newspaper product that we delivered weekly. We…

Raytown Police seeking help locating a missing elderly female

On 11/24/16 at 1048 P.M., Raytown Police was alerted by the family of Cenola Dale that she was missing. The family reported Ms. Dale had been missing since Thanksgiving evening when she walked away from the home, located in the area of 10400 block of East 69th Street in Raytown.  Ms. Dale is a black…

Raytown students video rated excellent at journalism convention

RHS Student Video pic

Raytown High School students earned an excellent rating for their work in the Broadcast Package contest at the National High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Broadcast Package contest is sponsored by the Journalism Education Association. Students from Raytown High School and Raytown South High School attended the convention. For the contest, Jeremiah Paul…

Put Thanksgiving Lessons to Work in Your Financial Plans

Edward Jones

Submitted by Mark Sandy Thanksgiving is almost here. Over the years, this holiday has taken on a variety of meanings, most of them centered on family, caring and sharing. You can carry these same values past Thanksgiving into your daily life – and you can certainly incorporate them into your financial strategies for taking care…

Many Generous People to be Thankful For

THCF

By Phil Hanson, Truman Heartland Community Foundation During Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season we are reminded to pause and remember the many things we are thankful for and count our blessings. Here at your Community Foundation we are most thankful for our hundreds of generous donors who have established scholarship funds, donor advised funds, field…

Thanksgiving Transit Service

KC ATA RIDE KC

Bus Service to Plaza Lights and Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting CeremoniesRideKC will operate on the Sunday/Holiday schedule for Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Regional Call Center, administrative offices and customer service lobby also will be closed for Thanksgiving. KC Streetcar will operate a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving, 7 a.m. to…

Crane Brewing to host Grand Opening Nov. 25-26

Crane Brewing Taproom

The Taproom at Crane Brewing will host a Grand Opening Celebration on the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25 and 26. The team spent the last year putting together the space that would be as unique, rustic, and splendid as their beers featuring antique porcelain lamps, tables made from 100-year-old barn wood, and a 26 footlong…

Recipe writers need to learn English

Jason Offutt

I cook. A short sentence, I know, but important for clarification. When people talk with me about cooking they tend to say things like, “the oven’s the door on the bottom” and “I’ll give your wife the recipe.” Both are silly because, 1) six year olds know what the bottom thingy’s called, and 2) my…

Raytown finance director resigns to accept new position

Finance Directory Mark Loughry submitted his resignation on Nov. 18 which will be effective Dec. 22. He has served as finance director since Feb. 2015 and has also served as interim city administrator since the departure of Mahesh Sharma July 1. Loughry has accepted a position as County Administrator for Leavenworth County, Kansas. The City…

RCIFA: Changing Seasons and Lives

Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance

The season is changing, and we are anticipating Thanksgiving and then Christmas. I am hoping that now that elections are over, we can focus on what the coming holidays represent for all people, all over the world.  The Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance is focusing on family, togetherness and peace for all, regardless who you are,…

Southwood 3rd Grader to represent the KC Chiefs in the 2016 NFL PPK

Jayla McClinton

Remember Jayla McClinton, the Southwood 3rd Grader with high hopes for winning the NFL PPK competition in our Oct. 28 issue? Turns out Jayla will attend the 2016 NFL PUNT, PASS, and KICK representing the Kansas City Chief’s Team Championship on Sunday, Dec. 18.  She is currently sitting in third place with a score of…

Library Kicks Off Holiday Programs with A Christmas Carol Nov. 21-22

David zum Brunnen

The great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens is returning to Mid-Continent Public Library for a special engagement! A professional actor in England, the energetic Gerald Dickens leaps, laughs, and sobs as he portrays the voices of A Christmas Carol in four free performances on Nov. 21 and 22. Dickens’ striking resemblance to his great-great-grandfather and his dramatic…

Duke Ellington, Part I

Producer's Corner

By George Michaud As my guests and I settled into our seats at the International Hilton Hotel’s vast lounge, decorated with windows and rooftops all built around the entire show-room giving you the impression as though you were sitting on one of those rooftops gazing down upon the town that one might see in Switzerland…

Obit: ANNA ELAINE EVANS

Anna Elaine Evans, 76, of Kansas City, MO passed away Nov. 13, 2016. Funeral Service was 10am Thurs., Nov. 17th at the Raytown church of Christ, 6000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, with visitation one hour prior. Burial to follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Anna Elaine Evans was born to Anna May Sneed-Carter and James Earl…

Obit: Robert Earl Woodworth

Robert Earl Woodworth, 76, Kansas City, Mo, passed away November 16, 2016 at Indian Creek Nursing Center in Overland Park, Ks.  A military graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Missouri State Cemetery in Higginsville, 20109 Business Highway 13, Higginsville, Mo.  Robert is survived by his wife Dee of…

Obit: Betty Lou (Stricklen) Hobbs-Hayward

Betty Lou (Stricklen) Hobbs-Hayward, 83 of Raytown, Missouri, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Wilshire of Lakewood Care Center in Lee’s Summit, MO. Visitation was held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.  Funeral services…

Letter to the Editor: Jerry Wolfe, Raytown Historical Society

Raytown Historical Society Museum today

Your Raytown Historical Society has been facing a staffing issue for the past few years due to the lack of volunteers to work, even a limited number of hours, each month at the museum.  Many requests to our members to resolve this issue have not succeeded so we must take some immediate steps to maintain…