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Makayla J. Kettler, 27, of Paola

Deputies arrest Kansas woman after stolen car chase

Makayla J. Kettler, 27, of Paola, Kan., was arrested after fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle. (Courtesy Photo) Deputies arrest Kansas woman after stolen car chase By Raymore Journal staff A police chase of a stolen vehicle that started in Kansas ended in Cass County. On Friday, April 22, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Makayla J. Kettler, 27, of Paola, Kan., following a pursuit of a stolen vehicle Kettler was driving. Cass County deputies were called to assist deputies with the Miami County, Kan., Sheriff’s Office pursuing a vehicle that crossed into Missouri near West...

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Noah Riley of Pleasant Hill

Noah Riley of Pleasant Hill named FFA Area 7 Star Farmer

The Missouri FFA Association recognized Noah Riley of the Pleasant Hill FFA Chapter as the Area 7 Star Farmer at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. Front from left: April Riley, Noah Riley, Rim Riley. Back from left: Advisor AJ Wingard and Advisor Tyler Burgin. (Courtesy Photo) Noah Riley of Pleasant Hill named FFA Area 7 Star Farmer By Raymore Journal staff The Missouri FFA Association recognized Noah Riley of the Pleasant Hill FFA Chapter as the Area 7 Star Farmer at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Tim and April Riley of Pleasant Hill. His advisors are AJ Wingard and Tyler...

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George Frees of Cass Career Center

George Frees of Cass Career Center named State Star in Agriscience

The Missouri FFA Association recognized George Frees of the Cass Career Center FFA Chapter as State Star in Agriscience at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. (Courtesy Photo) George Frees of Cass Career Center named State Star in Agriscience By Raymore Journal staff The Missouri FFA Association recognized George Frees of the Cass Career Center FFA Chapter as State Star in Agriscience at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Dr. Karl Frees and Laura Frees of Harrisonville. His advisors are Jason Dieckhoff and Marshall Streit. The State Star in Agriscience is selected based upon outstanding...

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Stabbing in Raymore

Man stabs Independence woman in face in Belton

James W. Cook was arrested by Belton police on Monday, April 25, regarding a stabbing. (Courtesy Photo) Man stabs Independence woman in face in Belton By Raymore Journal staff The Belton Police Department has arrested a person of interest regarding a stabbing that occurred on Monday.At about 8 a.m. on Monday, April 25, Belton police received a call about a stabbing victim located at a convenience store near 163rd and Cornerstone Drive. When emergency personnel arrived, they located the victim inside a vehicle. The victim is a 46-year-old Independence, Mo., resident. The Belton Police Department...

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Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Annual Gala

Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Annual Gala By Raymore Journal staff In just 24 hours, thousands of dollars were raised for the Raymore-Peculiar School District and dozens of high school students were recognized for their excellence in a meaningful display of support for education by the community. On April 23, the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation hosted its annual gala at Abby Road Farm. This year’s Taste of Ray-Pec gala had a country western theme, complete with a dirt floor arena. Several local organizations and businesses donated items for a silent and live auction....

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Workers could sue over vaccine mandates under Missouri bill

Workers could sue over vaccine mandates under Missouri bill By Raymore Journal staff Workers required to get vaccinations for their jobs could sue if they have negative reactions under a Missouri bill advanced in the state House on Wednesday. The Republican-led House voted 92-44 to give the measure initial approval. It needs another vote to move to the GOP-led Senate. The measure would apply to any employer-required vaccines, although bill sponsor Rep. Mitch Boggs, R-LaRussell, said cited recent COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Under the measure, employers who make their workers get a vaccine could...

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Missouri’s GOP-led House sends income tax break to Senate

Missouri’s GOP-led House sends income tax break to Senate By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press Missouri’s Republican-led House passed a bill Thursday that would give rebates of up to $1,000 for state income taxes owed this year. Lawmakers voted 103-44 to send the nonrefundable tax credit legislation to the GOP-led Senate, where Republican Majority Leader Caleb Rowden said it faces an uncertain path forward. The House proposal would allow for rebates of up to $500 per individual or $1,000 for married couples. In practice, if an individual owes $1 in state income taxes when they...

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Missouri Senate backs limits on property tax increases

Missouri Senate backs limits on property tax increases By Raymore Journal staff Some Missouri homeowners could be spared from paying higher property taxes under a pair of proposed constitutional amendments approved Wednesday by the state Senate. One proposal would authorize laws limiting the amount by which property values could be increased when being reassessed. Another proposal would allow counties to adopt ordinances exempting people age 65 and older from increases in assessments used to figure their residential property taxes, beginning in 2023. That measure also would allow counties...

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Fewest Americans collecting jobless aid since 1970

Fewest Americans collecting jobless aid since 1970 By MATT OTT AP Business Writer Applications for unemployment benefits inched down last week as the total number of Americans collecting aid fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years. Jobless claims fell by 2,000 to 184,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average of claims, which levels out week-to-week volatility, rose by 4,500 to 177,250. About 1.42 million Americans were collecting traditional unemployment benefits in the week of April 9, the fewest since February 21, 1970. Two years after the coronavirus...

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