Where individuals are cited or arrested, cases are pending in either Clay County Circuit Court or Kearney Municipal Court. All are allegations and not presumptions of guilt. The following is a list of Kearney police logs from June 5 to 13, 2015:
Savers, a thrift superstore chain with more than 330 locations across North America, opened a new Northland store Thursday, June 18, at 2251 NW Barry Road. The store is the fifth in the greater Kansas City area and continues a partnership with Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas.
The Kansas City Aviation Department reports that total May passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was up 3.3 percent from 2014 figures, with 939,559 passengers arriving and departing through its gates during the month. During May, passenger boardings at KCI were up 3.8 percent, with a total of 482,130.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the State Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are promoting Missouri Summer Safety Week, June 21 to 27, to highlight risks and dangers associated with excessive heat.
Aldermen passed a resolution June 15 adopting a policy presented by the Kearney Area Development Council for economic development incentives for commercial and industrial projects in the city. The resolution authorizes the KADC to utilize incentives to attract businesses that create well-paying jobs to Kearney.
While many cities have animal control officers whose duties include the handling of strays in the city limits, Kearney does not. Court Clerk Sarah Ranes said when someone sees an animal loose that is a suspected stray, they should call the city.
Seaman Drew Snodgrass, a Kearney native, is serving on USS Donald Cook, living and working at a Navy base in Rota, Spain. Rota is located near the Strait of Gibraltar, the entryway into the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean.
City staff will research using sandbags as part of preventative flooding measures as part of Kearney’s emergency management plan after aldermen heard a request to make sandbags available to residents from Lee Brown, who lives on East Eighth Circle.
Editor’s Note:This is the second week of a multi-part series detailing the divisions within the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. The series will focus on the responsibilities of each division and the roles of its employees, both commissioned and non-commissioned. This week will examine the Community and Court Services Division.
An April 23 photo with the article "Aldermen adopt FEMA floodplain affecting 100 in Kearney" misidentified some property pictured. Clear Creek Ridge subdivision is not in the updated Federal Emergency Management Agency floodplain. Although not mentioned in the story, Clear Creek Valley is also not in the floodplain.
The Northland Grandfamilies will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Platte Woods United Methodist Church, 7310 N.W. Prairie View Road, Kansas City. The topic will be “Platte County Juvenile Office Services.”
Northwest Missouri State University offers bachelor’s degrees in business management, elementary education and parks and recreation management at its Kansas City Center to serve students who prefer to live in the Kansas City area and obtain a Northwest degree.
Where individuals are cited or arrested, cases are pending in either Clay County Circuit Court or Kearney Municipal Court. All are allegations and not presumptions of guilt. The following is a list of Kearney police logs from June 1 to 4, 2015:
Many people will travel somewhere to enjoy the three-day July 4 holiday. Whether your plans will take place on land or on the water, Col. J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers of the importance of safety during the upcoming Independence Day holiday.
Kearney Winsupply will move from its current address at 1025 Innovation Drive, located behind Platte-Clay Electric, to its new home at 1000 W. Innovation Drive in Innovation business park in the beginning of October.
The Clay County Archives and Historical Library, 210 E Franklin St. in Liberty, is looking for summer volunteers. Any high school or college students wanting to complete community service hours during the summer months may register by visiting with volunteer coordinator Jane on Wednesdays at the archives or by calling 781-3611.
While many people are quick to replace or repair buildings and vehicles after they sustain damage in a flood, many may not think about packaged food items. Becky Steiner, section chief of environmental health for Clay County Public Health Center, said people should throw out and replace food items involved in a flood.
Despite abysmal weather earlier in the week that wreaked havoc on areas throughout the city, the sun came out Saturday, June 6, in time for hundreds to flock to Jesse James Park to support the Lions Club’s charitable efforts by attending the club’s annual wine and brew festival.
The city seeks sealed bids until 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, for construction of 4,250 feet of Watson Drive from the Shoppes of Kearney to 19th Street and 2,875 feet of 19th Street from Watson Drive to Greenfield Drive. The project also includes approximately 5,250 linear feet of waterline installation.
Creation of a heroes monument in Jesse James Park is finally moving forward with a groundbreaking set for Saturday, June 13, after multiple years of pushing for the cause and one failed attempt at breaking ground in 2012.
Flash flooding that caused Clear Creek to overflow and spread over and around Missouri Highway 92 Thursday, June 4, submerged a city lift station at the intersection of Highway 92 and Clear Creek Drive. As a result, the lift station became inoperable, causing sewage to back up in First United Methodist Church, located at 1000 E. Highway 92.
Editor’s Note:This is the first week of a multi-part series detailing the divisions within the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. The series will focus on the responsibilities of each division and roles of its employees, both commissioned and non-commissioned. This week will examine the detention division.
Where individuals are cited or arrested, cases are pending in either Clay County Circuit Court or Kearney Municipal Court. All are allegations and not presumptions of guilt. The following in a list of Kearney police logs from May 25 to 31, 2015:
Katrina Bardezbain, a Liberty woman who works as a body inspector at the Ford Motor Co. assembly plant body shop in Claycomo, stood behind Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon last Thursday, June 4. Bardezbain’s story became a focal point, a laser-focused example, of Nixon’s decision to veto the recent right-to-work bill. The Missouri House of Representatives approved the measure that would have allowed Missouri to join 25 other states with right-to-work laws by a 92-66 vote.
This year’s plan called for food service trucks to make regular stops at the Paradise Point Marina on the west side of Smithville Lake this summer. Clay County officials have yet to see one of those food trucks appear.
More than 15 members of emergency personnel from the Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District, Smithville, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol saved a woman and her two dogs at about noon Thursday, June 4, after the woman’s vehicle got stuck in flash flood waters from Clear Creek when it overflowed its banks and rushed through low-lying areas on the east side of Highway 92.
A farmer’s market in downtown Kearney will begin Saturday, June 20, in the parking lot of City Hall, 100 E. Washington St., after downtown revitalization leaders and city officials discussed options for market times and locations throughout the spring.