Lathrop High School hosted its annual Bill Burns Classic basketball tournament last week, welcoming teams from throughout Northwest Missouri for a six-day battle for the championships. The Lathrop Lady Mules bounced back from an early loss to win consolation in the tournament, while the Lathrop boys team finished fourth in their bracket.
The Bicentennial Committee and The Plattsburg Artists Coalition Public Arts Committee in Plattsburg have been very busy planning for the 2021 Missouri Bicentennial events.
30 Years Ago
As published in the January 17, 1991 edition of The Leader
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not trick or treat time but dance time for Joni Bocquin, Cynthia Speckman and Shari Heitman. They are students of Debbie Harless and will do some clowning around when they appear in the upcoming recital to be presented by Miss Debbie Harless and her pupils at the Ellis Elementary School October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
The recital entitled “Three Seasons” will be presented to the public at no charge.
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.
The Hy Klas Donation to the Plattsburg Food Pantry. Front Row (left to right): Marie Hammontree, Marian Freeman, Connie Collins, Janelle Nelson, Naomi Tate. Back Row: Ray McGee, John Gump with Plattsburg Hy Klas, Eric Niemann, and Joe Langeneckert.
Extension Homemakers Achievement Day
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.
Norton looks back on her years of service
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