Category: Local

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…

Many Generous People to be Thankful For

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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…

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…

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…

Duke Ellington, Part I

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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…

One Man Dead Following Shooting at Raytown Gas Station

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One man has died after a shooting at a Raytown gas station in the 5200 block of Blue Ridge Cutoff on Nov. 19. Police were called at about 7:09 p.m. regarding the sound of shots fired. Officers arrived and found two adult men that had been shot in the parking lot. Both men were transported…

Raytown South Student Council Accepts Donation for Children’s Holiday Party

Raytown Police donate to annual Children's Holiday Party

Raytown South Student Council members accepted a $2500 donation from the Raytown Police Department for the annual Children’s Holiday Party they host in conjunction with Raytown High School Student Council. Police Chief Jim Lynch was on hand to present the check to the students. Each year, more than 70 elementary students from around the community attend…

Some Missouri Candidates Respond to Disability Survey

By Veronica Carter JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A group advocating for rights for people with disabilities has spent the last year contacting all the candidates running for president, governor and U.S. Senate in the general election, asking them to fill out a survey explaining how they would address the issues that 56 million Americans with…

Voting Rights Called ‘At Risk’ for More than 200,000 Missourians

By Veronica Carter JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With just a week before the election, Missouri’s largest grassroots environmental group is mobilizing against Constitutional Amendment 6, otherwise known as the Voter ID law. If approved, it would amend the state constitution to require voters to prove their citizenship and residency, possibly through a government-issued ID. John…

Election officer to be on duty to receive complaints of election fraud, voting rights abuses

Dept. of Justice - U.S. Attorneys Office

Tammy Dickinson, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick D. Daly will lead the efforts of her office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day program for the Nov. 8 general elections. As the District Election Officer, Daly is responsible for overseeing the district’s handling of…