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Ray-Pec Basketball at Belton

Ray-Pec Basketball at Belton By Raymore Journal staff A pair of Cass County high school rivals met up on the basketball court in Belton this past Friday night and neither walked away with an overall advantage as Belton and Raymore-Peculiar shared victories in the boys and girls varsity basketball games. The Ray-Pec Lady Panthers landed the first shot in an attempted basketball doubleheader sweep when they scored a 54-24 victory over the home-standing Lady Pirates of Belton. But the Belton boys answered the Lady Panthers blow, as they came back and landed a blow of their own against the Panther...

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Raymore Windstorm

Bizarre, dangerous windstorm spares Raymore

Bizarre, dangerous windstorm spares Raymore By Raymore Journal staff The Kansas City metro area was on high alert due to weather on Dec. 15, but it was not a blizzard or ice storm. Fortunately, the impact on Raymore was minimal. Last Wednesday, unusual mid-December weather blew through several states spanning from Colorado to the Kansas City metro area, all the way up near Green Bay, Wis. Wind gusts around 80 mph tore through the metro, leaving damage in its wake. Raymore residents started the day on a pleasant note. The Kansas City area reached a record high of 74 degrees. The previous record...

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Cop helps 50 area children during the holidays

Shop with a Cop helps 50 area children during the holidays

Shop with a Cop helps 50 area children during the holidays By Raymore Journal staff The Raymore Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program is back to normal operations after experiencing a minor setback last year. On Dec. 15, police officers took 50 children holiday shopping as part of Shop with a Cop. In its sixth year, the program gives the Raymore Police Department the opportunity to help area children in need of assistance during the holidays. With the pandemic still impacting Raymore, last year’s Shop with a Cop was trimmed. About 35 children participated. Spending money was cut in half....

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COVID Vaccine

More local health departments curtailing COVID-19 services

More local health departments curtailing COVID-19 services By Raymore Journal staff More than a half-dozen local health departments in Missouri have stopped offering COVID-19 services, such as contact tracing and tracking case numbers, in response to threats of legal action from Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Schmitt, a Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate, this week sent letters to local health officials and school districts saying he would pursue legal action if they did not comply with a ruling last month that struck down regulations giving local health departments the power to...

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Raymore Missouri School District

Cass County hits record-high property tax disbursement

Cass County hits record-high property tax disbursement By Raymore Journal staff Property tax season began in November, and the numbers already suggest that Cass County’s economy is thriving. For the month of November, Cass County distributed nearly $36.5 million in property tax revenue. According to Cass County Collector Chris Molendorp, that is the largest November property tax disbursement in county history. Raymore received nearly $1.3 million, second only to Belton’s $1.7 million portion and followed by more than $360,000 to Pleasant Hill. Peculiar took in more than $280,000. Schools raked...

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