For the past decade, the Clinton County University of Missouri Extension has had to navigate an ever-tightening financial landscape, but with a vote of the residents last week, the group will soon receive an injection of new funds.
The Clinton County Planning and Zoning Commission held two public hearings on Thursday, April 1, and spent time at the end of the meeting discussing the differences in the terms subdivide and subdivision, and plats and surveys, and how the county uses these in zoning issues.
The first hearing was a request by the trust of John and Mary Kay Anderson of Trimble, Mo., which was requesting a minor subdivide of 13.27 acres into 6.63 and 6.64 acre lots. These properties are located on the east side of 169 Highway west of F Highway, and south of 208th Street (Section 26; Township 54N, Range 33W).
Massive contribution will help feed students
(Left to right) Gower Masonic Secretary Andy Phipps presents East Buchanan’s Mrs. Jenni Busby with the donation check last week totaling $19,000 for Bulldog Buddies, joined by Worshipful Master Lonnie Spence and Junior Deacon Zack Craft.
A year after the COVID-19 pandemic first took root in Missouri, signs of a major slowdown continue to be strong.
On Monday, March 23, Clinton County Health Department Administrator Blair Shock reported that there was just one active case of COVID-19 in the county. As a result, the county’s total case count since the beginning of the pandemic has stalled, sitting at 1,598 confirmed cases and 472 probable cases.
By Clint Dye | Leader Reporter
I originally wrote this last year, after East Buchanan football coach Kevin Bryan decided to hang up the whistle and walk away from the sidelines. It was time for Coach Bryan and his wife Traci to enjoy his retirement. My intention was to read this at what I presumed would be a retirement party held in honor of the long-time East Buchanan head coach. But, as we all know, the COVID pandemic put a halt on many things planned for 2020.
With the news that Coach Bryan’s courageous battle with colon cancer has come to a heartbreaking end, I now share this with the heaviest of hearts.
East Buchanan head coach Kevin Bryan stands before his team ahead of a district football game in 2017.
For decades, Kevin Bryan taught students about life, taught football players about facing adversity, and – with his brave battle against cancer and subsequent return to the sidelines – taught all of us about courage.
Kevin Bryan passed away on Tuesday, March 16, after a four-year fight against colorectal cancer.
The Gower City Council met on Monday, March 8, and approved two major purchases. One was a generator for the city’s wastewater treatment plant, and the other was a new patrol car for the police department.
The generator approved by the council will cost $43,780. According to City Manager Carroll Fisher, the company, Power Systems, will deliver the generator, but the city will need to make arrangements to have it offloaded and placed. Fisher said the city’s equipment will not handle the generator (which can weigh up to six tons) and he will be checking with some area individuals to see if they can assist with this issue. The council approved this purchase by a 4-0 vote.
There will be a drive-by Food Drive at the First Christian Church in Lathrop from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Donations will go to Backpack Buddies!
A major truck stop has been proposed on the south side of Cameron in Clinton County, and its impact could spill over to its nearest neighbor – the Cameron Regional Medical Center.
It's been 30 years since the Plattsburg Lady Tigers basketball team won a district championship and advanced to the state playoffs, but that 1991 team left their mark all of the way down to Springfield.
Editions of The Plattsburg Leader from 1895-1964 and Lathrop Optimist from 1911-1964 are available online through THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MISSOURI .
The City of Plattsburg’s Public Works crew has been working overtime to combat service interruptions due to water line breaks. But the extra time hasn’t been the issue. Rather, it’s subzero temperatures that they’ve had to battle.
In particular, on Monday, February 15, around 11 p.m., the department received a call on a line break. The freezing work began around midnight and lasted until nearly 6 a. m. Tuesday, February 16.
More than 120 workers and volunteers came together on Saturday to carry out a mass vaccination at Cameron High School, the first of its kind in Clinton County.
The rate of new COVID-19 cases in Clinton County continues to slow.
Register for the Covid-19 Vaccination by visiting the following website: covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/
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Previous safety measures haven’t curbed deadly accidents
In 2011, Lathrop City Councilman Gerald Snodgrass traveled to Jefferson City for Great Northwest Days, an annual event during which – among other things – leaders in Northwest Missouri bring local issues to state legislators in hopes of action.
As COVID-19 vaccine becomes somewhat more available in rural northwest Missouri, Cameron Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will be assisting area County Health Departments with its administration to the public.
Tiger Threads and Backpack Buddies have teamed up! All proceeds will go towards providing free meals for CCR3 students on the weekends!
Super Bowl Fundraiser. Drop off canned and nonperishible food until Super Bowl day (February 7) at the Broadway United Methodist Church, 301 W. Broadway, Plattsburg.
Mayor Chip Holman (right) and Alderman Zach Craft (left) take on The Beast for Gower parks.
Cases in COVID-19 in Clinton County continued to level off in the last week
Share your valentine this year...
Join The Gathering Place this sweetheart day to give a valentine to those in the Lathrop, Plattsburg and Gower communities.
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.
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.
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