Author Gives Up Personal Fortune to Fight Nation’s Wealth Divide

By Veronica Carter Jefferson City, MO – An author born to the “1 Percent” who gave away his wealth is convinced there is common ground between the rich and poor when it comes to fighting wealth inequality in the United States. He says the polarization leading up to this year’s election was exacerbated by an…

One Man Dead Following Shooting at Raytown Gas Station

Raytown Police Dept. logo

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…

ADOPT A STREET PROGRAM

CITY OF RAYTOWN

The Adopt A Street program that was set up between the Raytown Chamber and the City of Raytown continues to be a huge success. Fourteen out of 25 one mile sections of Raytown streets have been adopted. Thanks to the following groups for taking care of their streets this past year and be sure to…

Letter to the Editor – Elaine Blodgett

To the Editor: The League of Women Voters has devoted almost 100 years to protecting the integrity of free and fair elections. We oppose Constitutional Amendment 6 on the November 8th ballot because it would put unnecessary obstacles in many voters’ way to the polls. If passed, it would: Force citizens to present only certain…

Letter to the Editor – Jim Barnes

To the Editor: “A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.”-Lemony Snickert In the midst of a sea of confusing unlicensed political confusion and turmoil please remember our local library, the Joe Herndon Branch…

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

By Jacqui Duran Our family dinner table deserves delicious food.  Food that we can have a conversation over. We can share our day over, we can talk about things important to us, and take advantage of our time together.  All around the world with so many different cultures, traditions, and lifestyles … one thing we…

Eagles overwhelm the Cardinals

#4 Junior Running Back Vontrae Booker breaks loose for a big gain against the Grain Valley defense. Photo by R. C. Jones

Raytown South Cardinals played the Grain Valley Eagles at Markland Field at Raytown South in a semifinal game in Class 4 District 6.  The visiting Eagles defeated the Cardinals by a score of 35 to 14 to advance to the championship game against Harrisonville.   Save

Southwood 3rd Grader has high hopes for NFL PPK competition

Jayla and her PPK medal

By Diane Krizek Jayla McClinton has been training since first grade to win the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK competition. This month, she beat out all the girls in all three third grade classes at Southwood Elementary which qualifies for the Sectional Competition that includes Kansas and Nebraska. “I felt really happy, and excited that…

Freddy’s coming to Raytown

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Block & Company, Inc., Realtors announced this week that it recently sold a 1.28 pad site located between 350 Highway on the southeast corner of 75th Street & Raytown Road in Raytown, Missouri to Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. It was reported that the restaurant will begin construction immediately and anticipates completion in early 2017.…