Raytown current weather conditions


Click for Forecast

Clark’s Appliances donated to REAP



Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 35 other subscribers


Fun House Pizza

Kendra donated to Shepherd’s Center

raytownonline_circle

Raytown Service Specialist donated to REAP






Ads for Charity

Raytown International Raceway donated to REAP

Got Slot Cars?
 
Raytown
International
Raceway

6133 Blue Ridge Blvd
Raytown MO 64133
816-353-7568

Hours Tues, Thurs, Friday
6pm-9pm
Sat Noon-9pm
Sun Noon-5pm


A place to have lots
of fun.



Google Ad

Sue Frank donated to REAP



DAILY CARTOON click to enlarge
ANDERTOONS.COM DAILY CARTOONS
=

Upcoming Events



Raytown South High Sports Link



Raytown Man Found Dead In Street Identified

raytown-police-looking-for-graphic-designer-to-design-new-logo-patchThe man found dead by Raytown Police in the area of 69th and Hunter on Tuesday Morning, 08-26-2014, around 2:30 a.m. has been identified as Patterson Jennings of Raytown. An autopsy determined he died from a gunshot wound. There are no persons of interest in custody at this time. An investigation of the incident is underway and ongoing.

If you have any information please call 816-474-TIPS

RaytownOnline.com thanks Fox 4 for providing this following embedded video.

Raytown Public Works Director Resigns

Raytown’s Public Works Director, Andy Noll has resigned.  All that is known at this time is that Mr. Noll submitted his resignation to City Manager Sharma in person. 

Raytown Man Found Dead In Street

raytown-police-looking-for-graphic-designer-to-design-new-logo-patchRaytown Police were called to the area of 69th and Hunter on Tuesday Morning, 03-26-2014, around 2:30 a.m. on a reported man unconscious in the street. Shortly after the police arrived it was determined the man, in his 30’s was dead and the cause was suspicious. There are no persons of interest in custody at this time. An investigation of the incident is underway and ongoing.

If you have any information please call 816-747-TIPS.

Police Blotter for the week ending 8/29/2014

Blotter for 8/25/2014

Blotter for 8/26/2014

The Sunday Funnies (reruns)

obdurate

Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has again issued a Heat Advisory that is in effect until 8:00 pm tomorrow (8/23) due to high heat and humidity. Please take cooling precautions during the day.

Letter to the Editor from Alderman Joe Creamer

It’s with great regret that I have to come to the people of Raytown about my personal life but there are people who feel it necessary to make issue of what is going on.

In the last year I have been separated from my wife and am currently in divorce proceedings. I am unable to maintain residency at my legal address because of issues that I prefer not to get into at this time. My legal residence is still 8808 E 66th st according to state statute. There is also legal opinion to back that. It is my intent to maintain residency at the above address after the divorce is final.

On August 5th I went to the polls as always to vote only to discover my name had been pulled from the voting rolls based on an investigation a former Alderman had requested be done by the board of elections. The poll worker called the headquarters to speak with an election official who conferred with legal counsel while I waited. It was determined at the time that I should be allowed be allowed to cast a ballot as I was displaced through things that were not in my control. I went to the board of election on Friday August 8th to prove my legal residency, along with documentation to show why I do not reside in my legal residence as well as divorce papers that list the house as the place where I intend to reside. There will be a formal hearing within the next week with legal counsel from the board of elections to prove my legal residence.

When I was unable no longer to stay at my residence I went to  former Alderman Greg Walters as a man and expressed what was going on I asked this him to keep my personal affairs out of the political arena and asked him to not use this as a political football. I expressed to Greg that if he had any question or concerns to please contact me and I would be happy to answer any questions. Rather than respect my request he chose to bring light to what is going on in my life.

Through all of what has gone on in my life I have worked hard to maintain a professional attitude and have continued to serve the people of Raytown in the capacity I was elected to. I don’t take the position lightly and intend to continue working not only for the residents of Ward 1 but for all of the people of Raytown.

My divorce court date is August 25th and I do hope to have everything resolved by then and soon after be reunited with my home. I miss my neighborhood as well as my neighbors and soon hope to be able to stand in the driveway and be able to visit with whomever passes by.

If anyone should have any questions in regards to what is going on please contact me at 816-517-4773. I will be glad to answer any questions as well as provide proof of what I have just written about.

Sincerely Alderman Joe Creamer

Heat Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a heat warning from 1:00pm today (8/21) to 8:00 pm tomorrow (8/22)

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION MEETING NOTICE

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION

MEETING NOTICE

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Las Chili’s, 6210 Raytown Trafficway, Raytown

Come early at 6:00 PM to dine and make new friends!

Our speakers will be

Tom McDonald

State Representative, 28 District

Michael McDonough Announces Bid for Mayor of Raytown

mike mMichael McDonough announced Friday, 08-15-14, his intention to run for Mayor of the City of Raytown.   Michael McDonough is dedicated to fostering an environment of cooperation within the City of Raytown.  He is committed to working alongside citizens and businesses to meet important community goals. For decades, Michael has served the public, his own neighbors, with integrity and dedication, in both public safety and local charity service, and is committed to our community’s progress.  The election will be held in April of 2015.

Michael, a nearly life-long resident, has achieved many accomplishments throughout his personal and professional life.  He was most recently honored to be named the Truman Heartland Foundation 2014 Raytown Outstanding Citizen of the Year.  As stated by the Truman Heartland Foundation’s press release announcing the honor, that recognition is reserved for those community members that have “used their skills, abilities, and positions to promote the wellbeing of their communities and the people that live in them. While the avenue towards change may be varied among them, all the honorees are united by a common goal, to improve the lives of their fellow citizens, and a common desire to help improve and enrich the communities of Eastern Jackson County.”

He donates his personal time to many charitable organizations and serves on the Board of Directors for Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP,) the Raytown Police Benefit Fund, and was elected to a position on the Raytown Charter Commission. He was also involved at Southwood Elementary School for seven years in the Youth Friends Program.

His other accomplishments include having been an EMT with training in Emergency Care of Wounded Police Officers, Scouting, Coaching youth sports, and assisting other organizations with fundraising events.  He has received the Officer of the Year Award, twice, a Lifesaving Award from the Metropolitan Chiefs and Sheriffs Association, the James Schneider Award from the Raytown Fire Protection District, the Life Saving Star from Raytown Emergency Medical Services, as well as several Quality Contribution Certificates from the Raytown C-2 School District.

Michael McDonough has lived in Raytown for the past 51 years.  He grew up in Raytown, went through school here and graduated from Raytown South High School in 1973. He enjoys living in Raytown because of the great people that live here. They are so giving and helpful to one another, and just like him, are proud of this community. Although this town is surrounded by Kansas City, it has continued to keep its small town feel.

He has served as a police officer for the Raytown Police Department since 1975. Prior to that, he worked for a year in the City Street Department, while attending community college.  His passion has been, and always will be, serving the citizens of the City of Raytown. He has been serving his community for the last 40 years, and will continue to do so.  He continues to live in Raytown because of the people, and his love for this community.

It is that dedication and commitment to our community that has led Michael McDonough to decide to run for Mayor of the City of Raytown in the April 2015 election.  Michael would be honored to continue his service to the citizens of Raytown by leading the City of Raytown with a spirit of cooperation and progress.

Police Blotter for the week ending

Blotter for 8/18/2014

Blotter for 8/19/2014

Blotter for 8/20/2014

Blotter for 8/21/2014

Blotter for 8/22/2014

The Sunday Funnies (reruns)

Raytown Police Safety Fair

The third annual Raytown Police Safety Fair was well attended.  Police, Fire, Public Works, EMS, and the local ham radio club were some of the organizations with equipment on display and personnel to answer questions. An added bonus was a free hotdog, chips, cookie and a soft drink.  It should be noted that while the Police Chief’s car looks fast, Chief Lynch opted for a 6 cylinder, gas saving model.  A wise choice, since he is probably not called to do high-speed chases.

Here are a couple of photos and a quick video of the event.

police chief

Chief Lynch’s Chariot

fire dept

The 8th Meeting of the Raytown Charter Commission

The 8th meeting of the Charter Commission proceeded at a better pace than previous meetings.  One of the few delays was the debate over the use of the word “right” as it pertained to what an alderman could do.  Lisa Emerson prefered the word ‘”privilege.”   Both terms seem out-of-place in a document defining our city government structure.  The words power and duty are better fitted to defining the role of elected officials.

The following videos are best viewed full screen in 720 mode.

Frank White at Doughboys

Frank White was at Doughboys Donuts in the Woodson Shopping Center on August 2nd for a campaign event. Mr. White signed autographs, there was a DJ, face painting for the kids and of course donuts.

frank and fan
frank and owners spider boy djs

Charter Commission Meeting Tonight

The Raytown Charter Commission will meet at City Hall at 6:3 pm. The meetings are open to the public.

Chamber of Commerce AFTER HOURS NETWORKING

 

 

The turnout may have been a little low due to events at the stadium, but those that were able to fight their way through the traffic enjoyed excellent food and drink at the Four Points by Sheraton.  The Raytown Chamber of Commerce holds monthly after-hours networking events and this was one of the tastiest this year.

after hours

Police Blotter for the week ending

Blotter for 8/11/2014

Blotter for 8/12/2014

Blotter for 8/13/2014

Blotter for 8/14/2014

Blotter for 8/15/2014

The Sunday Funnies (reruns)

harbinger

Rummage Sale and Raffle for Children’s Lunches

RaytownOnline.com visited the Rummage Sale and Raffle event early this morning and observed the already had the makings of a large garage sale, and that more items were coming in while we were there.  There were already many bargains and even more important, the raffle has a huge number of good to great prizes.  This raffle may end up having one of the biggest prizes to tickets sold ratios I have ever seen.   I regret I only bought 3 tickets.

The location is behind Stumbles Bar and Grill on 350 Highway, next to the Quick Trip.

The Children’s Lunch Ministry faces an unexpected 33% increase in needs this year.  This is just one example of the community getting behind the program.

rumage 2

rumage 1

 

Below are just a few of the raffle items. Seriously the list is huge, it has grown a lot larger than the previously posted flier.  Home Skillet alone donated 10 $25 gift coupons.

 

raffle_4 image image_5 raffle 1 raffle_2 raffle_3

 

Summer Lunch Program Fundraiser

.facebook_290872804

Herndon Students at FCCLA Conference

Three Herndon Career Center students recently traveled to the National Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas to compete in the organization’s Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) events.

Raytown South High graduate Jordan Birkes received a bronze medal in the “Focus on Children” STAR event.  Lee’s Summit North graduates Madison Froelich and Taylor Lacy received a gold medal in their “Life Event Planning” STAR event.

“Throughout the five-day convention, participants examined and discussed several critical issues including family, school and community violence prevention, physical and financial fitness, future career exploration, and community service projects,” said Herndon’s FCCLA Teacher Rochelle Netten.  “A number of relevant youth issues, such as the changing roles of men and women in the home and workplace, leadership, and obesity prevention were also explored at the meeting through presentations, workshops, and youth sessions.”

Over 3,600 students competed in STAR events.

FCCLA_NLC_2014_023_(2)

Photo (L to R) Jordan Birkes, Madison Froelich, and Taylor Lacy.

 

National Night Out Against Crime in Raytown

safety-fair-banner

The Raytown Police Department is gearing up the third annual National Night Out, an evening dedicated to crime prevention and awareness with in the community. This event will allow the public to get an up close and personal look at Police Cars, Fire Trucks, Ambulances, and Public Works trucks. There will be demonstrations from The Raytown Police Department, The Raytown Fire Department, Lee’s Summit PD Bomb Squad and more. There will be free hotdogs and giveaways.

Come join your neighbors for this free event on August 5th, 2014 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Kenagy Park, 9716 E. 79th Street in Raytown.

Charity Golf Tournament

Click HERE to download the entry form in PDF format

MoKanGolfTourneyForm_Page_1

MoKanGolfTourneyForm_Page_2

Police Blotter for the week ending 8/8/2014

Blotter for 8/4/2014

Blotter for 8/5/2014

Blotter for 8/6/2014

Blotter for 8/7/2014

Blotter for 8/8/2014