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City council candidates state their case

City council candidates state their case

The Raymore Chamber of Commerce hosted a Candidate Forum on March 23, 2022, giving city council and school board candidates an opportunity to state their case to voters. City council candidates state their case By Tyson Fisher The general municipal election is right around the corner on Tuesday, April 5. To help voters make an informed decision, the Raymore Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum, allowing residents to know more about each candidate. Out of nine candidates running for city council, six participated in the forum. Aaron Fantasma, who is running against Ward 1 incumbent...

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Community gathers at Recreation Park for Friday Food Fest

Community gathers at Recreation Park for Friday Food Fest

Community gathers at Recreation Park for Friday Food Fest By Raymore Journal staff Friday Food Fest 3 Friday Food Fest 4 Friday Food Fest 2 Friday Food Fest 8 Friday Food Fest 7 Friday Food Fest 5 Friday Food Fest 1 Friday Food Fest on March 25 was a success. The cold weather throughout the week warmed up enough for adults, children, and fur babies to enjoy an evening at Recreation Park enjoying great food and live music performed by Luke Hupp. Food vendors include Chick-fil-A, Bubba’s Hobbytime Grill, Jack’s Old...

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Special Olympics teams bring home medals

Special Olympics teams bring home medals

Special Olympics teams bring home medals By Raymore Journal staff Panther Pride won 2nd place. Coached by Aaron Howlett. Players: Unified Partner Aiden Churchwell, Athlete Jag Davis, Athlete Aron Mendoza, Unified Partner Zach Anderson (Courtesy Photo) Panthers won 3rd place. Coached by Cara Hornbeck. Players: Unified Partner Ryan Hilliard , Athlete Dustin Haning, Athlete J’Qwan Blackmon, Athlete Sean Hunt, Unified Partner Grant Hornbeck Panther Cubs won 2nd place: Coached by Catie Howlett and Assistant Coach Emma Howlett. Athletes: Trey Gethers, Unified Partner Aven Haning, Athlete...

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Four students qualify for international DECA Conference

Four students qualify for international DECA Conference

Front row: Jacob Hartman, Luke Voelker, Jaymee Elliott, Rylee McKinzey, and Ruben Angel. Back row: Khuram Choudhry, Luke Malcolm, Chance Embry, and Colbey Stosberg. (Courtesy Photo) Four students qualify for international DECA Conference By Raymore Journal staff Nine Ray-Pec students competed at the DECA State Conference, and four qualified to compete at the DECA International Conference. Students who competed at the DECA State Career Development Conference March 13-15 at Crown Center were Ruben Angel, Khuram Choudhry, Jaymee Elliott, Chance Embry, Jacob Hartman, Luke Malcom, Rylee McKinzey,...

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School board members recognized

School board members recognized

School board members recognized By Raymore Journal staff As part of the monthlong celebration of the Raymore-Peculiar School Board, the board meeting on March 17 included special recognition of Raymore-Peculiar Board of Education members. The board members are holding certificates of recognition from the Missouri School Boards’ Association. Each board member also received a card and gift from one of the district’s elementary schools. Front row, from left: Aaron Howlett, Deanna Olson, Board President Ruth Johnson, and Kim York. Back row: Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle, Board Vice...

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Meet the Ray-Pec School Board candidates

Meet the Ray-Pec School Board candidates

Meet the Ray-Pec School Board candidates By Tyson Fisher What do you know about the candidates running for the school board on April 5? To ensure that Raymore and Peculiar residents are informed voters, The Raymore Journal is giving candidates the opportunity to state their case. On Tuesday, April 5, voters will be heading to the ballot box to decide on local issues and offices. While federal and state issues capture headlines, actions at the local level have a more direct impact on Raymore residents. Local governments’ significance was the most evident during the peak of the pandemic. Once...

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Pleasant Hill man dies after falling into city lake

Pleasant Hill man dies after falling into city lake

Pleasant Hill man dies after falling into city lake By Raymore Journal staff A Pleasant Hill man drowned in Pleasant Hill City Lake on Sunday after falling overboard. Michael L. Hamilton, 67, of Pleasant Hill fell out of a 1981 Monark boat he was operating at Pleasant Hill City Lake at around 11:15 a.m. on March 20. According to a Missouri Highway Patrol incident report, bystanders managed to get Hamilton out of the water while attempting to rescue him. Unfortunately, Hamilton succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m. No further details were available at press time. Latest...

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UPDATE: Police need help locating missing Belton teen

UPDATE: Police need help locating missing Belton teen

UPDATE: Police need help locating missing Belton teen By Raymore Journal staff UPDATE: The Belton Police Department is still searching for 15-year-old Isabella V. Kenslow as of press time. Belton police have included a more candid photo since their last public outreach in the hopes that it will aid in someone recognizing Isabella. Isabella has medical issues which are going untreated while she is missing, according to the Belton Police Department. Police have recently discovered that Isabella took an Adidas backpack, Nike slide sandals and white “Jordan” sneakers with her when she left the...

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Pleasant Hill’s Antonia Antov wins Cass County Spelling Bee

Pleasant Hill’s Antonia Antov wins Cass County Spelling Bee

Ray-Pec Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle presents Pleasant Hill 7th grader Antonia Antov with the Cass County Spelling Bee first-place trophy. (Courtesy photo) Vivian Howard, a 6th grade student in the Midway School District, is the runner-up in this year’s Cass County Spelling Bee. (Courtesy photo) Pleasant Hill’s Antonia Antov wins Cass County Spelling Bee By Raymore Journal staff Pleasant Hill 7th grader Antonia Antov won the Cass County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 16. Antonia qualifies to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., later this spring. Runner-up...

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