Main Street Community Garden receives $3,000 KCP&L grant

Michelle McConnell of KCP&L presents a $3,000 check to Mayor Mike McDonough and Raytown Main Street Community Garden for a grant to cover rain water collection at the community garden. From left to right: Wendy Turner, Becky and Lori Bottoms, Elisa Bedsworth, Terry Strode, Mayor McDonough, Sandy Campbell, Michelle McConnell, Ian McDonough, Pete Loughlin, and Kathy Pickett.

On Oct. 19, the Raytown Main Street Community Garden received a $3,000 grant from KCP&L’s Energizer program that recognizes local community invested projects.  The grant will cover a best management practice of collecting rainwater for water usage at the garden. Forty locally recycled clean water storage totes have been purchased with the grant at a discounted…

Event to provide connections, assistance for veteran-owned businesses

The same week as Veterans Day, an event at Metropolitan Community College will bring together military veterans who own businesses with governmental entities in need of goods or services. The Outreach Business Forum “For Those Who Have Served” will be Tues., Nov. 8, at the MCC-Penn Valley Education Center, 31st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The…

RRT & SPA Thanksgiving Event

It’s time for the RRT & SPA Thanksgiving dinner at Raytown Christian Church located at 6108 Blue Ridge Blvd. on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m.  The cost is $15.00 per person.  Reservations are required. Mail your check to RRT & SPA, P.O. Box 16951, Raytown, MO, 64133.  You can also RSVP by Nov. 4…

LCCC Fall Festival, Oct. 30

Life Changers Christian Center will host its Fall Festival on Oct. 30 starting with worship at 10:15 a.m. at 6420 Raytown Trafficway.  Festivities start at 12:30 p.m. for a family fun day for all ages includes s’mores, chili dogs, games, candy and more.  The public is invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

RHSM presents “The Histories of Local Cemeteries”

Flanery-Frost Cemetery

Raytown Historical Society Museum will present “The Histories of Local Cemeteries” for its Ambassadors Program on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.  Well known cemeteries will be discussed as well as those little known private burial sites.  The society promises interesting stories which are plentiful in these history filled spots.  Raytown Historical Society Museum is located…

Investors Should Avoid “Great Expectations”

Edward Jones

Submitted by Kevin Carpenter Apart from death and taxes, few events in our world are consistently predictable – and investment returns are definitely not one of them. What can you, as an individual investor, do to cope with the ups and downs of the financial markets and make progress toward your long-term goals? To begin…

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day nets 568.4 pounds

Raytown Police Dept. logo

The Raytown Police department collected 298 pounds of pharmaceuticals from two collection sites in Raytown at the end of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day On Oct. 22. Officers and volunteers manned sites at C. Lee Kenagy Park and City Hall parking lots so that the community could drive up and drop their unused medicines. Another…

What’s in a beer? Just ask Grover Cleveland

By Jason Offutt For long-time readers of this column, you already know I like beer. For people who’ve just started reading this column today and may have passed over that first sentence, I like beer. Beer has existed since roughly 10,000 B.C.E (approximately 12,016 years ago, give or take a few hundred years for miscalculations…

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms

By Jacqui Duran This time of year I when we gather together with friends and family for many different holidays and celebrations.  Normally food is involved and we tend to always end up asking ourselves, ‘what should I bring?’  I am going to give you some inspiration for every single celebration you are invited to…

Cardinals trounce Falcons

In a non-league match on Oct. 21, the Raytown South Cardinals football squad scored a big 44-6 victory over the Van Horn Falcons. The Cardinals will next face the Grain Valley Eagles in a non-league match Oct. 28. Raytown South must move on its 6-4 season record. The Eagles enter the match with a 7-3…

Bluejays defeat Eagles 44-19 in District playoffs

#14 Junior Wide Receiver Dominic Gicinto for a great catch over two Ruskin defenders that led to a Raytown Touchdown.

Ruskin Eagles football team (2-8) started with a 19-10 lead against Raytown (3-7). But the Bluejays responded with 34 unanswered points in the second half and defeated the Eagles 44-19 in the opening first round of the Class 5, District 6 playoffs. Raytown will travel to Columbia, MO in a semi-final game against Columbia Battle on…

Colman-Livengood Park named best neighborhood park

Best of Kansas City 2016: People & Places awarded Raytown’s Colman-Livengood Park as Best Neighborhood Park. Not surprising given all the activities going on in this 15-acre park that sits within a residential neighborhood. A .63 miles trail circles around the perimeter of the park. The shelters are booked every weekend during the warm-weather months.…

MoDOT takes issue with Raytown gateway monument

By Diane Krizek Last month, MoDOT contacted the City about its Welcome to Raytown gateway monument on the west side of the city on 350 highway.  In reviewing signage in its right of ways, MoDOT discovered the City does not currently have an agreement in place that would allow signage in that location. “MoDOT’s solution…

In memory of Alderman Steve Mock

On October 18, the City of Raytown hosted a dedication ceremony to commemorate the life and civic leadership of Alderman Steve Mock who passed away earlier this summer. The ceremony included the Mock family, civic leaders and friends of Mock on the east lawn of City Hall near the staff entrance. A tree was planted…

Mayor addresses citizens expressed concerns at BOA meeting

By Mayor Mike McDonough At the Oct. 4th Board of Aldermen meeting, a number of comments were made. I have received some comments from some concerned citizens about those comments. In an effort to provide clarity to a few of those comments and to provide assurance to our citizens that I and this Board and…

Mayor recognizes four Raytowners at board of aldermen meeting

By Diane Krizek At the Oct. 18 Board of Aldermen meeting, Mayor Mike McDonough delivered a proclamation recognizing Raytown High school student Paul Lawless for achieving a perfect 36 ACT score which was reported by the Eagle in the Sept. 2 edition. “It’s an honor and I’m incredibly lucky to be here…in Raytown. It’s a…

Aldermen not following Compensation Committee recommendation

CITY OF RAYTOWN

By Diane Krizek At the Oct. 18 general meeting, the first reading of ordinances that would increase the compensation of alderman, city marshal and municipal judge were considered. The board of aldermen was unified in opposing an increase in their monthly salary from $400 to $500 a month as recommended by the Elected Officials Compensation…