Sewer, Street Projects in Lathrop Continue in 2021
The City of Lathrop has undertaken major efforts to update its infrastructure in recent years, and some of those projects will continue right into the new year
The largest among those projects is the ongoing wastewater collection and treatment plant project, with a total cost of approximately $6.6 million. Of that, $6.1 million is being funded through voter-approved general obligation bonds, while $500,000 came from a grant from the state revolving fund.
Filings begin for local cities, school districts
It’s a new year and that means cities and schools will soon select their new leadership moving forward.
The filing period for the April election is open and will run through Tuesday, January 19. The April election, which will focus on city councils and local boards of educations, will be held on Tuesday, April 6.
In Lathrop, three seats will be open on the city council. The mayoral seat held by Dean Langner is up for election, and two residents have already filed for the spot – Jennifer (Eads) Morrison and Gabe Goad. As of Monday, there had been no filings for the other two seats, the North Ward seat held by Gerald Snodgrass and the South Ward seat held by Coetta Whiteley. Each seat carries a two-year term.
Use of Solar at Treatment Plant Could Save Money
The Gower City Council’s monthly meeting was held, Tuesday, December 15, rather than it’s typical day, which would have been Monday, December 14. With little on the agenda, the meeting lasted just 21 minutes.
Those attending the meeting in person were Mayor Chip Holman, City Administrator Carroll Fisher, City Clerk Gwen Ballou, and Police Chief Adam Hill. Those attending via zoom were Aldermen Randy Jamerson, Mike Kruger, and Paul Pottier, as well as City Attorney Joe Gagnon and Planning and Zoning Administrator Kenneth Pike. Alderman Zack Craft was unable to attend.
Wheel Tax Left Off Bills, Sparking Some Confusion
Confusion struck last week when municipal taxpayers in Clinton County were notified of a small tax that was inadvertently left off their 2020 tax bills.
Residents in Lathrop, Plattsburg and Gower received letters from the Clinton County Collector’s office explaining that the towns’ respective “wheel taxes” were accidentally missing from the latest tax bills. Clinton County Collector Michele Wells said that the software issue that led to the mistake has been corrected, and amended tax bills have been sent to those who were affected.
On Thursday, December 2, Tanner Sims was released from the hospital to begin his life back home in Plattsburg. Welcoming him home were (front row, left to right) Mandy Lewis, Kathy Lewis, Jessy Lewis, Kelsie Lewis, Jacie Taber, (back row) Zach DeFreece, Jackson Lewis, Betty Sims and Frank Lewis.
Communities Ready to Ring in the Holiday Season
It’s officially December and the Christmas spirit will soon sweep its way through Clinton County and Northwest Missouri.
The holiday season officially kicks off in Downtown Plattsburg this Friday, December 4, at 7 p.m., with Mayor Dave Schauer’s downtown lighting ceremony in the pocket park, followed by the annual lighted Christmas parade.
Hy-Klas Donates Ham Dinners
As has become a tradition during the holiday season, the Hy-Klas Food locations in Plattsburg, Gower and Lathrop made big donations to help those in need during the holiday season. Each store donated 10 ham dinners with all of the fixings to their respective local food pantries, who will ensure that the packages get to those who need them most this year. Usually, the store donates turkey dinners for Thanksgiving, but there has been an unusually high demand for turkeys this year.
As Cases Increase, Courthouse Closes to Public Again
Masks Proving Effective, Schools Ease Quarantine Restrictions
While Clinton County’s total case count continues to rise, masks and other provisions are proving to be effective in local schools, as districts are now relaxing quarantine requirements in response.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the public sphere, the increase in cases is sparking signs of another partial shutdown.
According to Clinton County Health Department Administrator Blair Shock, on Tuesday, November 17, the county was up to 753 total confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, up from 664 cases the week before. A total of 88 cases remained active. The county has also had 131 probable cases.
Norton looks back on her years of service
In an election driven primarily by a historic presidential race, voters in Clinton County turned out in droves.
Plattsburg Polls Moved for Nov. 3 General Election
For many reasons, the sentiment that this year’s General Election will be a historic one is being played out right before our eyes. One doesn’t have to look at the national news for validation. Right here in Clinton County, the turnout will be one of the largest ever.
East Buchanan to add special services director
During the October meeting of the East Buchanan Board of Education, Dr. John Newell asked the board to approve advertising for a new position for the district.
Council Approves Plan to Revamp Town’s Aging Sewer Lines
At its monthly meeting Monday, October 12, the Gower City Council listened to a proposal from Barry Howell, a representative of Visu-Sewer. Mr. Howell gave the aldermen, city officials and visitors a 15-minute presentation of the products and process his company uses to reline and rehab old clay sewer lines.
County climbs nearer to 250 cases as average age goes back up
Schools and sports have returned throughout Northwest Missouri, but not without some roadblocks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clinton County funds roof with emergency funds
When Second District Commissioner Larry King and First District Commissioner Gary McCrea leave office in December, they’ll do so having tackled one of the county’s more pesky problems.
Gower community ready to celebrate sesquicentennial anniversary on Sept. 3
The City of Gower will celebrate its 150th birthday on Thursday, September 3. The sesquicentennial celebration will be held on Railroad Street and in the Gower City Park.
County voters to decide key courthouse positions Tuesday
In a matter of days, political parties throughout Missouri and the nation will select their candidates for the November General Election. But in Clinton County, the August election will carry much more weight.
Ellis Dockray resigns as Circuit Clerk and Recorder
Clinton County will soon have a new circuit clerk.
Attendees at the Gower City Council meeting Monday pledging allegiance to the United States flag, including honorary mayor, Kimberly Parker (center, with Mayor Chip Holman), who informed Holman during the Gower Days Festival that she’ll one day be the mayor of Gower. She is the daughter of Loren and Cassie Parker.
Council approves CID board, budget for next fiscal year
After Lathrop’s eastward expansion to Interstate 35, the city is looking to help fund the sewer expansion that will follow.
Lathrop graduation Saturday, Plattsburg and EBHS later in June
After nearly three months of uncertainty, missed memories, and an unfortunate speed bump in their learning, the Class of 2020 will soon get a positive ending to its journey.
Schauer wins Plattsburg mayoral race • Tight finish in East Buch school board race
The Plattsburg Special Road District lives to see another day.
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