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Store Robbed by Gunman

The Raytown Police were called to a gaming store in the 9200 block of East 350 Highway, on 09-28-13, at about 8:50 P.M., after a robbery was reported. It was reported that a black male, armed with a handgun, had entered the store and confronted the employees. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the male left the store on foot.

The male was described as being 30 to 40 years old, 5’9” to 5’11” tall, medium build, bald, with a black goatee. He was wearing a black baseball cap which had a gold sticker on the bill, black jacket, and dark blue jeans.

There were no injuries and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Tips 






Hotline, at 474-TIPS.

The Sunday Funnies (reruns)


Arts in the Park still happening despite rain

The Arts in the park at Kenagy opened an hour late, but it is happening until 6 pm tonight. Here are a couple photos, with more to come later.

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Police Warn Residents of Man Posing as Water Company Employee

Yesterday afternoon, September 26th, 2013, the Raytown Police Department received information of two separate instances in which a white male subject approached residents, posing as an employee of a water company. The incidents occurred only minutes apart, and it was possible that the male subject in both were the same man. The man said that the water needed to be turned off, under a sink, in both instances.

One resident allowed the man inside the house and he appeared to be turning off water valves throughout the residence. After the man left, with the promise to return to turn the water back on, it was discovered that the water had not been turned off at all, and property had been stolen.

The subject was described as being 40-50 years old, from 5’9” to 6’2” tall, thin build, brown hair. He was wearing a ball cap, jeans, and possibly a denim shirt. The man was seen entering a dark green Ford Taurus.

The Raytown Police Department advises residents to ask for proper identification before letting someone inside their homes to do any kind of repair or utility work. Residents should look for company identification, uniforms bearing the company name, and work vehicles with company logos and markings. If in doubt, before allowing an individual into their residence, residents are encouraged to contact the utility company, or the police department.

Bark in the Park Retriever demonstration

Sam Davis shows off his dogs ability to retrieve at Bark in the Park.

Raytown High football coach interview

Eddie Kinneson and others interview Kevin Page at the Dwayne Bowe Foundation fundraiser in Raytown.

Sit Means Sit – at Bark in the Park 2013

The “Sit Means Sit” dog trainers gave a nice performance of their dogs doing tricks.  When questioned about training cats, the replay was “no cats, husbands of wifes, just dogs.” 



More videos in the works for Bark in the Park and the Dwayne Bowe Foundation fundraiser.

Tom Cole presentation on Raytown Economic Development

KC Chiefs Photos from the Dwayne Bowe Foundation fundraiser in Raytown

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Dwayne Bowe #82 with April Osegueda (co-founder of the Dwayne Bowe Foundation)



Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Eddie Kennison interviewing Dwayne Bowe


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Bark in the Park 2013 Dog Kissing Contest

Carmen Kraus demonstrates dog kissing judging techniques with an affectionate Italian Greyhound.  More pictures and video of the Bark in the Park event coming soon. 

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The Sunday Funnies (reruns)


RDA Meeting September 19th, 2013

Raytown Democratic Association Meeting September 19th, 2013

 Our speaker tonight will be Tom Cole, Director of Economic Development for the city of Raytown.
Thu, September 19, 7pm – 8pm 
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The Raytown Cardinals Cheerleaders (grade school version)


The Cardinals Cheerleaders performing at the Dwayne Bowe Foundation fundraiser at Raytown’s Extreme Grand Prix Family Fun Center. 

Duncan Donuts building progress

Sometime soon we will have a D D next to Denny’s. Here is how it looks so far.


A message about the Dwayne Bowe Foundation

Monday evening the Dwayne Bowe Foundation held a fundraiser at Raytown’s Extreme Grand Prix Family Fun Center. The turnout was great and RaytownOnline.com will be publishing photos and videos from the event as there is time to process them. The most important video comes first, it is about the purpose of the Dwayne Bowe Foundation.

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Traffic rough after midnight

A East bound sedan on 63rd Street crashed into a South bound pickup on Raytown Road shortly after midnight Tuesday morning. RaytownOnline’s roving reporter Larry Edwards was there to get the photos. southbound truck eastbound_car1

Bark in the Park 2013

Bark in the Park & 5K Dog Jog

September 21, 2013
Kenagy Park, 9 AM to 1 PM


For our 4th Annual “Bark in the Park” Dog Walk, we are partnering with Hope Network for a 5K Dog Jog.

We invite you to join us in bringing together friends from our business community with fellow dog lovers and families where they can enjoy a FREE morning of fun to browse tents, watch exciting demonstrations, and compete against other dogs.

Please join us on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 9 AM to 1 PM for another “howling” good time. Come early to participate in the 5K Dog Jog. 

If you or your business are interested in supporting Bark in the Park, there are many ways to be involved. Here is just a partial list illustrating how you can support this Community Event:

  • Establish a vendor tent
  • Sponsor a dog game or contest
  • Donate prizes or gifts for goody bags
  • Distribute business pamphlets, pens, other advertisements
  • Be a judge for our pet contests
  • Provide a demonstration
  • Display your company logo on your t-shirts or buttons while providing Event assistance like: registering contestants, being a runner, or setting up and taking down

Also, feel free to use your imagination and share with us any ideas you think will help make this event and your business a success.

Contact Carmen Kraus at ckraus@firstbaptistraytown.com or call 816.268.1526.

To register for the 5K visit http://www.hopeforraytown.com/#!5k

The Sunday Funnies (reruns)


Raytown Arts and Music Fall Festival

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The Raytown Arts and Music Festival will be hosted at Kenagy Park (9608 e 79TH St, Raytown MO 64138),  September 28th from 11:00AM-6:00PM. 

There will be a wide variety of art displays throughout the park for viewing and purchase from KC Metro area and traveling artists.  There will be a free concert with different bands throughout the day, set up near the pond at Kenagy Park for people to enjoy. 

Lufti’s and Danny’s Big Easy, local restaurants, will be selling food and Applebee’s will be selling drinks at the event.  The Raytown PTA will be sponsoring a youth arts table where kids can come and make different art projects for free.  This is going to be a great event for Raytown and art lovers of all kinds. 

This festival is sponsored by the Raytown Parks Department, and the Friends of Raytown Parks and Recreation, Missouri Arts Council, Saber Cycle, and Arts KC.  For more information, please check out the web page raytownartsfest.com or contact the Raytown Parks Department at 358-4100.  We hope to see you there!

Dwayne Bowe Foundation kickoff fundraiser in Raytown

Dwayne Bowe will be in Raytown on Monday September 16th at the Extreme Grand Prix Family Fun Center. The doors will open for the event at 7:00 pm. Check out the poster for details as this is a RSVP event for charity.  Tickets to win Dwayne’s Dodge Charger will be available at the event and the proceeds go to charity.  


Brick house stops van

Friday the 13th was not lucky for one Raytown driver on Raytown Road.  He had trouble stopping his van before it crashed into a house. van_house van house closerup

City Administrator’s Report for 9/13/2013

City Administrator’s Report FROM: Mahesh Sharma, City Administrator

Development & Public Affairs

The Code Enforcement / Animal Control Specialist position, which recently became vacant in the Development & Public Affairs Department, was advertised this week. The position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed as they are received to determine which applicants will be interviewed.

The Board of Zoning Adjustment met on Thursday, September 12th to consider a variance for a carport to the side yard setback requirements at 5709 Ash Avenue. After hearing from the applicant and discussing the application, the application was continued to their next meeting in October so that additional information can be obtained to clarify the location of the side property line.

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events

September 17 – Budget Hearings-6:00 p.m.
September 17 – Board of Aldermen Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
September 18 – Council on Aging – 4:15 p.m.
September 18 – Municipal Court – 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Raytown Firefighters climg 110 floors for charity

On September 8, 2013 eight members of the Raytown Fire Protection District along with 336 other firefighters from the KC metro area climbed 110 floors of stairs in honor of the 343 who perished in the World Trade Center Collapse. The climb was held at the AT&T Town Pavilion building located at 1111 Main street in Kansas City, MO. This event was held as a benefit for the SAFE Endowment Fund, this fund provides financial support for the surviving spouses and dependents of sworn law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel who lose their life in the performance of their dutie


 Pictured from left to right : Darren Summers, Tyler Turner, David Andrews, Nathan Davis, Andrew Phelps, Sarah Richardson, Phillip Giegerich, and Josh Hargis.