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Off the Couch
by Greg Hall

Off the Wall
by CK Rairden

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by Brian Kubicki





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•Part I (The Battle of Platte County)
•Part II (Local lawmen shoot it out with notorious bandits)
Part III (Further on up the road)
•Part IV (Holt Coffey: Platte County Hero)

Local News

Top stories of 2009

Music, ice cream on courthouse lawn Saturday
Hot dog stand given thumbs up
Park tax approved

Chamber pact does on split vote
Engineering firms donate to pro-park tax effort
Tax proposal faces local voters on Tuesday
Maintenance man accused of raping teenager

Reverse discrimination?
Charged with raping woman in vehicle
A Democrat to vote yes, a Republican to vote no
Democrats oppose park tax
Masseur gets prison for illegal touching

GOP opposes park tax proposal
Chamber contract revisions proposed
Witness tampering alleged
Preliminary okay given for COLA hike by board

Chris Stigall joins Landmark
Stabbed in February, assaulted in July
Roadway connections big part of master plan
Unemployment considerably higher than last year
Stabbing at July 4 party near Parkville

Guns, drugs, money confiscated in search
School bus involved in traffic accident
Mark Sager has another brush with the law
Michael Gunn's arrest record expunged

Platte City stimulated with funds
Bar owner's death ruled a suicide
Judge to be assigned to Tomahawke lawsuit
RV storage facility approved on appeal

Local economic stats show a mixed bag
Smokeless talk clears
Wanted: Grocery store in downtown Parkville
Gravity-fed sewer is Park Hill's choice
Man charged with forging prescription

City worker reports molestation
Park tax collections on the rise in Platte
Old house 'a total loss' due to fire
Mother, step-father accused of abusing boys
Charged with invading privacy via photographs
New law requires police to record interrogations

Robbed at gunpoint
Sheriff probing Iatan
Pace of road work too slow for city
School sewer plan still a matter of concern
Retirement plan studied at Parkville

Sexual assault reported at R-3
City may slice chamber funding
Commissioners want renewal of half cent tax
Park tax renewal could bring in $91 million
General tax revenue flat, park tax growing

Big trouble in little Iatan
County wants to keep park tax at half cent
Local Dodge dealer cut by Chrysler

Road rage assault alleged
Controversial sewer plan studied
Water rates increase, could go higher soon
Kansas City warns of fake water bill calls
Witt nominated for court of appeals

Water rates could raise by 3%
Festival planned in Platte City
Former county worker gets jail time for taking tax money
Hannah Rickman wins Landmark Award

Major retaining wall collapses after rain
Rape is alleged in Platte City
Gunn case delayed at his request

NP teachers get 3% salary hike
Lack of consensus on train horn issue
Platte City getting better fire protection rating

CIP talk grows contentious
Former Buchanan County official headed to prison
City, R-3 won't team up on SRO
Ken Bruene named to city's parks board
'Jake brakes' are outlawed

Houlahan wins
Stanton, Stone will return as aldermen
Hoffman upends Seward in Weston mayor race
Resident will get audit of area water district
More county election results listed
Incumbents returned to Park Hill board
Incumbents victorious at North Platte

Harpst hired to hang with R-3
Financial consultant duties
R-3 has eye on stimulus money
Contested races on ballot at Weston
Three seeking two spots at R-1
Four candidates in race for R-3 board
Park Hill candidates answer questions

Caught selling booze to minors
RV storage center idead being opposed
MoDOT must pay damages
Two aldermen will face opposition
Sheriff honors four as outstanding citizens
Ambulance board opposes MAST merger

Fisher's contract extended at Park Hill
Smoking debate still smoldering
KC: No application yet from Tomahawke
Deadline Thursday for Bracket Battle
Charged with scamming unemployment system
Pact done with eye toward mass transit

R-3 noted for health violations
Sales tax revenue up
Lizards, snakes stolen from pet store in PC
Long range goals for county parks discussed
Mountain lion sightings at Beverly, New Market
Get your entries in bracket contest

Farley may sue city
School, police may hook up
Greg Hall returns to Landmark
Bracket battle
Zahnd, Hanman fee offices placed up for bid
Tips on confirming mountain lion sightings
Safety steps taken at local pool

Two stabbed, one beaten
Hearne joins Landmark
Camden Point woman guilty of stealing
Coach charged in drug case
Three more tell of mountain lion sightings
Community band concert Sunday in Platte City

Mountain lion stories shared by residents
Gas station robbed
Courthouse work progressing
Smoking debate still burning at Parkville
Remodeling work set at community center
Culverts to be replaced along Winan Road

On the prowl
Mountain lion history examined
If you see one, here's what to do
Funk: 'If things were fine, I wouldn't have run'
Charlie Poole jumping back in the water
Bridge at Platte City latest to get attention
New signals planned to aid in Iatan traffic
Four people hurt in school bus crash

Bateman beats county
The fix is in the works at Parkville
County doesn't want Guantanamo residents
R-3 leader claims to have thick skin
Smoking ban issue back on the table

Tax payments missing
Man dies in crash at Riverside
Two men survive area plane crash
State audit of Tracy getting underway
Bridge repairs already done at Camden Point

Parkville mayor: 'Changes will be made'
Small plane crashes in bean field
Camden Point bridge closed by MoDOT
No growth in sales tax expected
Platte County employee charged with stealing tax payments
MoDOT to reopen bridge in Platte County

Internal control issue
Tomahawke hoping for annexation
Low interest loan program okayed by city
Candidates lining up for school, city races
Inspection closes bridge to Camden Point

Collector ousted
Reik hopes to raise student achievement
New chief comes from KC
Rate hikes could be on way at local pool

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