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9:33 PM CDT on May 23, 2017
Expires:
7:00 AM CDT on May 25, 2017
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Wednesday 20%
High 66° / Low 49°
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Cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 66F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Thursday 10%
High 77° / Low 63°
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Sunny skies. High 77F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
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Friday 40%
High 82° / Low 63°
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Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 82F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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Saturday 40%
High 80° / Low 57°
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Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High near 80F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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Sunday 10%
High 77° / Low 57°
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Mainly sunny. High 77F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Monday 10%
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Sunshine. High 78F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
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Mostly sunny skies. High 78F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

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Press Release From Representative Jerome Barnes

LAWMAKERS PASS $27.75 BILLION STATE OPERATING BUDGET

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on May 4 granted final approval to a $27.75 billion state operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year that eliminates services for many elderly and disabled Missourians and slashes funding for higher education while providing local public schools a relatively modest funding boost. The Senate had passed most of the 13 appropriations bills that make up the operating budget for 2018 fiscal year, which begins July 1, but was still working on final passage of the remaining bills in advance to a May 5 constitutional budget deadline.

Bonnaye Mims wins forced recount

Diane Krizek’s call for a recount resulted in Phylis Goforth gaining a vote, but no change in Bonnaye’s or Diane’s count and no change in the result.

Benefit dinner for Officer Tom Wagstaff TODAY

Eggstravaganza 2017 part 1, the Parade

It was a nice celebration and parade. The wind was so strong that even a pro windscreen was not enough.

Raytown School Board election results

Jackson County Kansas City Total
*ELIZABETH PLANK 2,016 1415 3,431
*TERRY LANDERS 1,914 1394 3,308
*RICK MOORE 1,681 1165 2,846
DOROTHY ROBERTS 1,401 1104 2,505
ALONZO BURTON 1,175 1227 2,402
WRITE IN 29 65 94
  • winners

City of Raytown Election results

* winner

Ward 1

*Frank Hunt    285
Greg Walters  261

Ward 2

*Jason Greene 394
Loretha V Hayden 252

Ward 3

*Ryan Myers 283
Janet Emerson 229

Ward 4

*Bill Van Buskirk 441
Chuck Henss 182

Ward 5

*Bonnaye Mims 236
Diane Krizek  231
Phylis Goforth 151


The Judge and Marshal were unopposed

 

Vehicle Taken in Armed Carjacking Located by KCMO Police

Vehicle Taken in Armed Carjacking Located by KCMO Police

Update: Kansas City, MO- Shortly after a female was carjacked in Raytown, MO, the Kansas City, MO Police located the victim’s vehicle. After a short pursuit, the vehicle crashed into a building in the 2600 block of Truman Road. One male was apprehended and transported to a local hospital. Detectives are not releasing his name at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

On 4-4-17, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Raytown Police Officers were called to the Raytown Schools Education and Conference Center located at 10750 E. MO 350 Highway, Raytown, MO 64138 on a reported carjacking that had occurred. The female victim reported that a white male followed her from the building to her vehicle. The male pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the keys to her vehicle. The suspect left westbound from the area in the victim’s vehicle. There were no injuries reported. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477)

Dirty Tricks in Raytown Politics

Parties unknown claimed to Facebook that my endorsements were abusing and managed to get them deleted.  To read my Endorsements and decide for yourself if there is an iota of abuse or abusive language in my endorsements, you have to go to this website if you are reading this one facebook. Everyone else, please share my endorsement post.

Michael N. Downing

Board of Alderman endorsements

Half of our Board of Aldermen are up for election next Tuesday, April 4th.

Ward I

No endorsement


Ward II

Loretha Hayden:  Hayden`s real world business experience, pleasant nature, would be a great asset to the Board of Alderman. Hayden served as the Chair of the Raytown Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

 

 


Ward III

Ryan Myers : This is a tough call, as both candidates are good-natured and have good intent. Ryan add more energy and numeric analysis to the board and by that gets the endorsement.


Ward IV

Chuck Henss: Henss has education and experience in large international projects. His ability to work well with diverse people to a common goal (as in trans-Pacific telecom cables) would add needed skills to the Board.

 

 

 

 

 


Ward V

Bonnaye Mims:  Mims probably has the most impressive set of skills, education, and experience of any candidate to run for the Board of Alderman.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Master’s in Government Business and two terms as a State Rep for a district that includes the lower west part of Raytown.  She sat on the Appropriations Committee that oversees all State spending. Here skills in creating, overseeing and passing budgets is a skill Raytown is in need of.  Mims also served 13 years on the Hickman Mills School Board and was elected four times in succession to the post of Board President.

 

Endorsements for Raytown School Board – Landers & Roberts

DOROTHY TUCKER ROBERTS – Ms. Roberts history of being an educator, business owner, and State of Missouri licensing board member in her profession make her an outstanding candidate for the Raytown School Board. Her quick mind and pleasant nature is an added bonus.

 

 

 

TERRY E. LANDERS – The good work Mr. Landers has done for this community would fill a book. Teaching, coaching, volunteering for kids and for seniors, Raytown Arts Council, Raytown Retired Teachers and School Personnel Association, Raytown PTA Council, and the Raytown Rotary Club, Raytown Parks Board, Shepherd Center Board, and Raytown Kiwanis are a few ways Terry has served.

Mr. Landers is a stable force on the School Board, whose knowledge of the Boards history and ability to get people to work together are a great asset.

If you need to know more about Mr. Landers, click HERE to see him being presented with the Truman Heartland Man of the Year Award.

Bonnaye Mims – Candidate for Alderman Ward 5

The Raytown Times article gave Mims only 5 % of the space that was given her opponents and no photo and her name was the only one of all candidates in all races not highlighted. To balance the scales, Raytown Online will provide featured coverage.


Dear Neighbor,

I want to be your Ward 5 Alderman and I am asking for your vote on Tuesday, April 4th. My experience as an active member of the Raytown community, a State Representative and a School Board Member make me a great choice to be the voice of the people.

We have many things to be excited about! Raytown is growing and this is exemplified by the increase of new businesses and the face-lifts of current businesses. Continued public and private investment will increase the opportunities for Raytown’s ongoing economic growth.

I have been speaking with residents in the 5th Ward and have been honored to meet so many wonderful people. The common theme we share is a vision for safe neighborhoods, providing local services for seniors, Veterans, and families, and repairing our streets and building sidewalks.

Residents are looking for experience and leadership and I would be honored to be your voice in our city. I firmly believe it is my responsibility as a public servant to not play politics, but to give our community the resources needed to thrive, not just survive.

Respectfully

Chuck Henss – Candidate for Alderman Ward 4

The Raytown Times article listed Chuck as John Henss and gave him only 20% of the space that was given his opponent and no photo. To balance the scales, Raytown Online will provide featured coverage.


I was born and raised in a small town on a family farm, one of thirteen children, where I learned the value of hard work and family. I am a husband, a father, and a grandfather. My wife and I have been married for 35 years. We raised two lovely daughters and have 5 beautiful grandchildren. My younger daughter is a wife and mother of 5. My son-in-law is journeyman electrician with IBEW Local 124. My older daughter owns and operates a small business (Mobile Menagerie) in Athens TX. When we retired, and work no longer determined where we lived, we chose Raytown for our home.

I graduated in 1971 with a degree in Education. My first position was in a small elementary/junior high school where I taught science and coached both boys and girls sports teams. In 1979, I was offered an opportunity for a career in telecommunications which led to a position at Sprint. I worked for Sprint for 25 years. The majority of that time was in the International Network division of Sprint, where I led a team of highly skilled network planners, building voice and data networks with our foreign partners throughout the globe. I traveled extensively, working with many different cultures and have come to appreciate what can be accomplished when people from diverse backgrounds work together for a common goal. Also in this position with Sprint, I was responsible for budget management, efficient management of resources to meet business goals, and, most importantly, was an advocate for the ideas and needs of my team to Senior Management.

I chose to run for Alderman to support Raytown and be an active member in the community where I live. Raytown became our community when I retired and my job no longer dictated where we live. There are many in Raytown who were born here and chose to stay here, and that is a good thing. In my case, I chose to move here, to live out my retirement years here, to make this my home, my community. A place where my grand-kids play with our neighbor’s kids, enjoy the city parks, especially Kenagy Park, and enjoy the local restaurants, especially Breakfast and Lunch Lovers, and the soda fountain at Fox’s Drugstore. My wife is a gardener, and because of our many moves, has never been able to see her gardens grow to be fully matured. She now has a garden that she will nurture and watch as it develops to its fullest potential. Although we were not born and raised here, this community is every bit as important to us as a lifelong resident.

I believe I have the determination and skills to represent the people of Ward 4. I pledge to be a voice for my constituents, and will be open to all views and concerns. I will support city services, ensure efficient use of tax revenue, attract both commercial and residential growth, treat all neighborhoods equally and with respect, and help make Raytown a destination that is known for its schools, local shops and restaurants, and a great place to call home.

POSITIIONS I WILL PROMOTE AS ALDERMAN

With your help, I would like to bring my skills and experience to the position of Alderman to help our community with the following goals:

  • Treat all neighborhoods equally; keep our streets safe and clean; maintain all infrastructure including city parks; provide storm cleanup, and quality public services
  • Improve public areas, especially on the 350 corridor to attract both commercial and residential growth
  • Provide support to residents to meet codes, especially for the elderly
  • Support Raytown School District, the cornerstone of the community
  • I am a strong supporter of unions and will ensure unions are part of the bidding process for all construction and economic development in Raytown

 VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

I have talked with many of my constituents in the last few weeks and have listened to their issues and concerns. What bothers my constituents most is that they are being ignored by city government. Here is a list of issues my constituents want to see addressed:

  • Street repair: many streets are in need of repair with problems ranging from pot holes, cracked curbing, and crumbling driveway access. Often, the problems are given temporary patches rather than a fix.
  • Street clean-up: debris in the streets and curbs is accumulating in many neighborhoods. There was a time when street sweepers made occasional passes on the streets but this service is no longer being provided.
  • Code enforcement: Most code violations are dealt with by sending a letter followed by a ticket for non-compliance. Citizens would appreciate personal contact with city officials so there can be a better understanding of why the property is in violation and the options to resolve the situation.
  • Code enforcement and senior citizens: Senior citizens may require special treatment and financial assistance to deal with code violations. As alderman, I would propose the city provide this assistance.
  • Code enforcement for bank owned properties: Often times, bank owned properties are left vacant for years and left to deteriorate and yards are neglected. Banks must be held accountable to the same codes.
  • Tree clean-up: Many trees in the city are on city easements and should be the responsibility of the city to maintain, especially pruning of the dead branches. Often this falls on the property owner.
  • Storm clean-up: The city should provide a service to clean up branches and debris after a storm. Many cities provide this service.
  • Sidewalks and streetlights: Some neighborhoods do not have sidewalks and others are in need of repair. The same is true of streetlights.

All neighborhoods need to be treated equally in resolving these issues.

Tornado watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch from now till 11:00 pm. 

Raytown Board of Aldermen candidate forum 2017

The League of Women voters forum for candidates for Raytown Missouri’s Board of Alderman. In order to quickly post this no editing has been done. This is straight from the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

Raytown South boys beat Center and advance in the playoffs

The Cardinals won their third post-season game against Center by a score of 64 to 56 this Tuesday. The game took place at Blue Springs South and advances South in the Missouri Class 4 boys sectionals.  Next up for the Cardinals is Kearney on Saturday at 1:00 pm in the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence.

Leading scorer for the Cardinals was Senior Alex Herndon with 20 points.

Truly South has turned into a Cinderella team in the post season after a less than exciting regular season.

Tornado watch until 10 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Jackson County until 10 pm. This means that conditions are such that a tornado may form. It does not mean a tornado has been spotted.

Jeremi Barnes goes to Indoor National Championship in the Triple Jump

Raytown’s Jeremi Barnes is competing in the NAIA Indoor National Championships in Johnson City, Tenn today. His event is scheduled for 1:30 pm.  Jeremi has the 8th longest Triple Jump distance in the nation. Jeremi is a Freshman at Avila University and is the son of Donna and Jerome Barnes of Raytown.

For more on this click below

http://www.avilaathletics.com/article/1557.php

Raytown beats Rockhurst at the buzzer

Devin Drew’s layup at the buzzer gives Raytown a 39-37 win over Rockhurst in the Missouri Class 5 semifinals at Park Hill.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/high-school/article136137298.html#storylink=cpy

Chipotle to donate 50% sales to KC Pet Project

March 8, half of all fundraiser sales from Kansas City Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants will benefit the KC Pet Project, the largest no-kill animal shelter in Kansas City, caring for almost 10,000 pets a year.

Between 10:45 a.m. and 10 p.m., 30 restaurants across Kansas City will donate 50% of all participant proceeds to the KC Pet Project. There are three ways to make sure half of your readers’ lunch/dinner benefits KCPP:

• Bring in the flyer
• Show the social media posts
• Mention the fundraiser at checkout

Bluegrass First Friday at Blue Ridge Church tonight

It’s the first Friday of the month. C’mon down to Blue Ridge Methodist Church tonight for great music and fellowship with the Kansas City Area Bluegrass Music Club. We’re located at 51st St. and Blue Ridge Boulevard; parking and entrance behind the building. The program starts at 7, with featured bands on stage, and there are multiple jam sessions going at the same time for pickers and singers. The UMW provides yummy food at a very reasonable price, and families are welcome. No admission charge for the entertainment, although the traditional hat will be passed to support the club. This clip features the Hootin’ Annies singing “Just a Little Walk with Jesus” at the meeting last March.

 

Registration Opens for free pre-k seats

Registration opened on Friday for 170,  new,  free pre-k seats for the 2017-2018 period. To register, visit

http://earlychildhood.raytownschools.org/pk_expansion

(This information was received in a tweet from the School District this Friday at 3:40 pm.)

 

Help Raytown Police catch Dominique Byers killer

Help us solve the murder of Dominique Byers on January 28 ,2017, in Raytown, MO. Please take a look at the photos below and pay attention to the marking on the back of his hand and let us know if you recognize either man in the picture.
Call: 816 474 TIPS (8477)

Man Killed in Parking Lot Shooting Identified

A man killed in a shooting at a Raytown parking lot has been identified. Dominique D. Byers, a 23 year old Kansas City man has died as a result of the shooting Saturday night, 01-28-17, which occurred in the 6600 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Police were called at about 11:20 p.m. Saturday night regarding the sound of shots fired and a report that a man had been shot. Officers arrived and an adult man (Byers) that had been shot, in the parking lot. Byers was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made in connection to the incident. The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call TIPS Hotline, at 816-474-8477 (TIPS.)

Deceased Man Found Shot in Parking Lot

Raytown Police were called to a parking lot in the 6600 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard on Saturday night, 01-28-17, at about 11:20 p.m. The call was regarding the sound of shots fired and that someone had been shot. Officers arrived and found an adult man that had been shot, in the parking lot. He was deceased.

Detectives are questioning any witnesses and processing the scene. No arrests have been made in connection to the incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call TIPS Hotline, at 816-474-8477 (TIPS.)

Raytown School District to offer no cost pre-K day school to 4 year olds

Part of a five-year plan to offer no cost, half-day pre-kindergarten (pre-k) services to all four-year-olds in Raytown, the Raytown C-2 School District is ex­panding its early childhood offerings beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.During the 2017-2018 school year, the District will offer 170 new pre-k seats in addition to the 68 Head Start and 17 fee-based seats currently offered at Herndon Preschool.  The District will also continue to offer preschool Title 1 and Special Education services at New Trails Early Learning Center.

“The data shows that the longer our students stay with us, the better they perform both behaviorally and academically,” Superintendent Dr. Allan Markley said. “We now have the opportunity to start building a strong foundation at an earlier age. I am thankful for the community’s support, which gave us the courage to move forward with our plan.”

Pre-registration is open from February 3 through February 17. Children must be four years old on or before July 31, 2017 to be eligible for one of the 170 pre-k seats.

“By the start of the next school year, our early childhood program will offer over 500 preschool seats. Though some of our programs cater to students age 3-5, next year’s expansion will cover a significant part of our goal to offer pre-kindergarten services to every four-year-old in our attendance area, which we estimate to be around 630 prospective students in a given year,” Dr. Markley said.

In addition to the new seats, the District will also provide transportation for all of its early childhood programs.

Families with students who are currently enrolled in Herndon Preschool or New Trails Early Learning Center, who will be returning for the 2017-2018 school year, do not need to pre-register for placement. Current early childhood families will receive information regarding enrollment from their school’s principal.

For more information about the Pre-K Expansion Program, please call 816.268.7430, email tonya.sons@raytownschools.org, or visit http://earlychildhood.raytownschools.org/pk_expansion.

For a  comprehensive overview of the Raytown Schools Early Childhood Program, requirements, and guidelines, please visit http://earlychildhood.raytownschools.org/.