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  • GOVERNMENT

    Presiding Commissioner

    Candidates for presiding commissioner, incumbent Jeff Cox, a Republican, Democratic challenger Phil Duncan, and Libertarian candidate Lora Young were asked questions about the office they are seeking. Young did not respond.

  • GOVERNMENT

    Auditor

    Candidates for auditor, Republican Ryan Wescoat and Democratic challenger Bill Smith, were asked questions about the office they are seeking.

  • GOVERNMENT

    County clerk

    Candidates for county clerk, incumbent Janet Burlingame, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Mike Vinck, were asked questions about the office they are seeking.

  • GOVERNMENT

    Recorder of Deeds

    Candidates for the county’s recorder of deeds, incumbent Mike Medsker, a Republican, and Libertarian challenger Falon Kohler, were asked questions about the office they are seeking. Kohler did not return a response.

  • EDUCATION

    Storybook Pumpkins

    Harrisonville Early Childhood Center staff members created Storybook Pumpkins as a fall activity. Kindergarten students voted on their favorite and the Olaf pumpkin created by art/music teacher Leigh Ann Friedrich won. Other character pumpkins included Fancy Nancy, Pete the Cat, Clifford, and Skippyjon...

  • EDUCATION

    BHS student attends KC Royals playoff game thanks to generous fans

    Belton High School junior Nate Leeker, right, got the surprise of his life when his parents showed up at BHS to take him to the Kansas City Royals playoff game, where the Royals completed their sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, sending them to the World Series. While attending that game, Nate and ...

  • EDUCATION

    Tribute to veterans

    The third graders at Stonegate Elementary School, Raymore, will present a tribute to veterans in our community at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the school

  • CRIMES & COURTS

    Family sues candidate for allegedly taking money from business

    In a lawsuit, family members say Michael Vinck, a Republican running for Cass County clerk, took more than $240,000 from a family business and used the money for personal use. Vinck says the allegations are unfounded and plans to continue campaigning.

  • EDUCATION

    Playing again helps Panthers heal

    As he was traveling from hospital to hospital checking on his injured players, Raymore-Peculiar volleyball coach Joe Maloney was certain his team’s season had come to an abrupt end.

  • GOVERNMENT

    Candidates express views before Election Day

    Republican auditor candidate Ryan Wescoat explained his reasons for wanting to replace his former boss, while his Democratic opponent Bill Smith touted his experience as a certified public accountant during a political candidate forum Tuesday night in Pleasant Hill.

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