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Holiday Tours

8801 East 66th Street
Raytown, MO 64133
December 7,8 14,15 21,22
1:00-5:00 p.m.

Admission $4.00 ea or $3.00 for group tours with advance booking

 Come visit us at this historical landmark and see all of the wonderful , Christmas decorations.  Each room has been decorated by area volunteers.  And as always we have the General Store open so you may purchase goodies to take home.

Do you recognize these burglars?

The crime took place in Kansas City Kansas, not Raytown, but maybe someone in Raytown will recognize them.  

Thanks to FOX 4 KC for allowing this video to be embeded. For more on this and some very good still pictures, click HERE to read the FOX 4 article.

Raytown Soldier surprises family for Thanksgiving – KCTV5

Raytown Soldier Michael Zavodny made it home for Thanksgiving with some help from Operation Homefront. For more on this click below to read the story and view the reunion video on the KCTV 5 website.

Soldier surprises family for Thanksgiving – KCTV5.

The Amazing Daisy Kills a Sock



Got a cute picture or short video of your pet and live in Raytown or the Raytown School District?  Send it to editor@raytownonline.com. 

Happy Thanksgiving


Residents Urged To Shop Locally in Raytown

cityofraytownMany Raytown residents will be looking to snag bargains on Black Friday but the City of Raytown wants to encourage our citizens to be part of the Black Friday weekend madness, while supporting our local economy.

Mayor David Bower is encouraging residents to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 30, by visiting locally-owned retailers. In 2010, American Express launched the campaign to thrust a day between the big after-Thanksgiving sales and the Cyber Monday business to pump up sales toward small companies. Last year, more than 100 million shoppers turned out for the local sales.

“Small Business Saturday allows our residents a chance to support their city by shopping the smaller shops in Raytown.” Bower said. “These businesses are run by local entrepreneurs, friends, families and acquaintances. They should be supported as they keep and spend the dollars that will be used right here in our neighborhoods.”

Small businesses employ half of the employees in the private sector in the United States.

Pickup Crashes into Fox Drugs

At about 12:30 pm today, a white Chevy pickup truck  that was described as possibly a 2010 model crashed into the front of Fox Drugs. No one inside was injured, but the driver was taken from the scene in an ambulance. One unconfirmed source stated that it may have been a heart attack that caused the loss of control.

Fox Drug crash 


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Photo with truck from Raytown Fire District website http://raytownfire.blogspot.com/




Norfleet second graders learn about green smoothies

Chef Sarah Robinson from Bistro Kids visited students at Norfleet Elementary School to demonstrate how to make green smoothies.

Green smoothies are smoothies blended with green leafy vegetables such as spinach, collard greens, and kale.

“The demonstration was featured as part of the second grade English Language Arts (ELA) unit titled Growing and Changing,” Principal Lori Kang said.  “The engaging scenario and task inspired students to research healthy eating and the importance of a nutritious, well-balanced meal.”

Bistro Kids is an organization that provides healthy meals and nutrition education to school districts.

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Chef Sarah Robinson (left) and her Daughter 2nd grader Hattie Robinson.


Students prepare ingredients for a green smoothie.

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:
Congratulations to the Raytown South Cardinals!
As team hosts for the Missouri State High School Boys Soccer Championships in Blue Springs, we had the opportunity to spend time with the soccer players, coaches, cheerleaders and fans from Raytown, MO.  These people were distinguished representatives of their community, and you should be proud of the excellent impression they made in Blue Springs.
Congratulations to the town, the high school and most importantly, the TEAM!  We hope to see Raytown South back again for future soccer championships.
Steve and Laura Cook
Raytown South Team Hosts, November 2013

Buy American for Christmas


Buy American for Christmas


The holiday shopping season is almost upon us. If ever there was a time when buying American made sense, it is now. Most Christmas purchases are optional, so why not choose something made here and help keep Americans working.

Here are a few links the feature American Products.





Please leave comments on where to find American made products locally.








 The Raytown Arts Council and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church invite the community to an afternoon of symphonic music (with a little seasonable jazz thrown in) at the Christmas Celebration Concert presented by the Raytown Community Symphonic Band under the direction of Bob Cochran

The concert will be presented at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 9349 E 65th Street, Raytown, MO. The festivities begin at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 7, 2013, A Reception follows. Come enjoy the season’s best. There is no admission charge.

The Resurrection Ensemble, led by drummer Bill McVey, the band’s percussionist (AKA the rector of St. Matthew’s), will also play some “jazzy” Christmas favorites, and a surprise guest will contribute to the festivities.

This is the third annual St. Matthew’s Christmas Musical Festival, and the 2011 and 2012 versions were very well attended and received by the community. We look forward to another wonderful concert this year.


Police Blotter for the week ending 11/29/2013

Blotter for 11/25/2013

Raytown, MO Police Department Joins National Crackdown To Reduce Drunk Driving Fatalities

Raytown, MO Police Department Joins National Crackdown To Reduce Drunk Driving Fatalities

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Will Target Drunk Drivers

Raytown, MO – From mid-December through New Year’s Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown, will include high-visibility enforcement throughout the Kansas City Metro area and will run from December 13 through January 2, 2014.

The effective nationwide drunk driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving over the winter holidays.

Raytown Police said its Officers will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk.

Although it is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, to drive drunk (having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher), far too many people across the nation get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration underscore the serious nature of the nation’s continuing drunk driving epidemic.

Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more impaired drivers or motorcycle operators according to National Highway Traffic Safety. In 2012, 230 people died in Missouri crashes involving impaired drivers. That works out to approximately one impaired driving fatality every 1 ½ days.”

The Sunday Funnies (reruns)


RDA November meeting

State Senator Kiki Curls, who represents a large portion of Raytown, was the featured speaker at the Raytown Democratic Associations November meeting. Senator Curls spent a major portion of her presentaion taking questions from the audience. 


Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp also spoke to the group on unified dispatch, the new radio system, CSI needs and  the replacement of an automated licence plate scanner. 

Mike SHarp

Raytown South Soccer season ends at Final Four

Raytown South boys soccer had a great season and made it to the Final Four in the post season tourneyment.  That season ended today with a 2 to 0 loss to Carthage at the Blue Springs South High School field. 

City Administrator’s Report for 11/22/2013

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

Public Works

The White Oak West Sanitary Sewer Line A construction project contractor will soon start the large diameter underground bore necessary for the project. One boring location will place the sewer under the creek and the other will place the sewer under 83rd Street.

Public Works took possession of the new bucket truck this week. Staff is excited for the delivery as the order was approved by the Board of Aldermen on January 15, 2013. The new truck can reach slightly higher than the old truck and has several safety and operational improvements that will make operations more efficient and safer. The old and new truck will be on display in the parking lot of City Hall at the next Board of Aldermen meeting on December 2, 2013.

As the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is tasked with developing and updating plans and policies that direct the future of the transportation network in the Kansas City region. MARC is seeking public input on the update to the Transportation Outlook 2040; the regional planning document for transportation. The vision of the planning document is “Together, we envision: A safe, balanced, regional multimodal transportation system that is coordinated with land-use planning, supports equitable access to opportunities and protects the environment.” The Transportation Outlook 2040 policy framework includes:

 • Accessibility
 • Climate change/energy use
 • Economic vitality
 • Environment
 • Place making
 • Public health
 • Safety and security
 • System conditions
 • System performance

The public is encouraged to take a survey that can be found at www.to2040.org to voice their opinions and thoughts for the transportation network in the Kansas City region.

Development & Public Affairs

On Thursday, November 14th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture performed their annual inspection of the City’s animal control operations. The visit included an inspection of the City’s animal control vehicle, animal control records and animal control record keeping practices. At conclusion of the inspection, the inspector concluded that all aspects of the city’s animal control operations were approved.

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events

November 26 – Legislative Committee 6:00 p.m.
November 28 & 29 – Thanksgiving Holiday City Hall Offices Closed

November 22 is Raytown South High Boys’ Soccer Team Day (Updated)

 Raytown Mayor David Bower will proclaim November 22 as Raytown South High Boys’ Soccer Team Day in a pep assembly at Raytown South High at 9:10 a.m.  The proclamation comes in observance of the team’s advance into the final four of the MSHSAA Class 2 State Championship for the first time in Cardinal history.

Photo from the proclamation ceremony.

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Left to Right ( Superintendent of Schools Dr. Allan Markely, Mayor David Bower, Assistant Principal Shunton Hammond, Head Coach Dan Porter, Assistant Coach Rob Murdock, Volunteer Coach Whitney Wright)

Raytown South boys soccer in State Playoffs Friday

cardinals smallThe Raytown South varsity boys soccer team has advanced to the State Class 2 Playoffs by defeating Liberty North , 1-0.  The Cardinals will play Carthage on Friday at 2:00 at Blue Springs South High School.  The other semi-final matchup will feature St. Mary’s (St. Louis) vs. St. Dominic in the game preceding South’s at 12:00. The Cardinals are coached by Dan Porter.




I have just received a message that Joseph has been found.

It is not from any official source.


Joseph Eversoll was last seen in Raytown on Sat. He is described as 5′ 9″ to 6′ 0″, brown hair, hazel eyes, 175 lbs. You are asked to contact the Raytown or Independence Police with any info. A report is on file in Independence, but as of this report no report was found in Raytown. 


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Police Blotter for the week ending 11/22/2013

Blotter for 11/18/2013

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Blotter for 11/22/2013

Selections for All-District music programs

raytown_schoolsSelections for All-District music programs have been made, and the Raytown District is well- represented. 

All District Orchestra selections for RaytownHigh School were Hannah Scheerer, violin; Ashton Yoder, alternate cello; and Skylar Thompson, violin. The orchestra is directed by Amy Sadler.

All District Orchestra selections for Raytown South High were Megyn Payne, viola; and for String Orchestra, Rosie Schauffler, violin; Jacinda Godfirnon, violin; Issac Barkley, violin; Kaitlyn Barley, violin; Austin Shults, cello; and Ellis Moore, bass. The orchestra is directed by Suzannah Smith.

All District Band selections for Raytown High were Crosbie Jarrett, trumpet; Laura Geeting, trumpet; and Christa Pinkston, saxophone. Jarrett was also selected as first chair trumpet for All-District Jazz Band, and Pinkston was selected for tenor sax for All-District Jazz Band. The band is directed by Joe Hill.

All District Band selections for Raytown South High were Alyssa Orchard on trumpet. The band is directed by Michelle Dake.

All District Choir selections for Raytown High were Christa Pinkston, Women’s Honor Choir; and Hannah Treat, Women’s Honor Choir. The choir is directed by Roxanna Brown.

RaytownSouthMiddle School band students honored were Josh Blew, for alto saxophone first chair in the Kansas City Metro All-District Middle School Band. Blew will perform with the District Band on December 14 at ParkHillHigh School. The SMS band is directed by Brenda Kueck.

Sutherlands Fresh Fruit Friday

Sutherlands sells a truckload of fruit and nuts twice a year at a very low price. The sales are right before Thanksgiving and Christmas and are a one day Friday sale.  The Thanksgiving sale this year will take place on November 22nd.  If you need fruit and nuts for your holiday celebration, this is a way to get it wholesale. 


Raytown South High production of “In The Heights”

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RaytownSouthHigh School’s Chester McIntyre, senior,  recently starred as Usnari Dela Vega in the school’s musical production of In the Heights.

The musical by Lin-Manuel is set over the course of three days, and involves an ensemble cast of  characters in the largely Dominican-American neighborhood of WashingtonHeights in New York City. The production was directed at South High by Brent Martin.


The Sunday Funnies