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Public library invites residents to design new Bookmobile

Public library invites residents to design new Bookmobile By Raymore Journal staff Seventy-four years ago last month, the Cass County Public Library dedicated its first bookmobile at a parade on the Harrisonville square. Now, in 2022, production is in progress on the newest CCPL Bookmobile, a modified RV that is scheduled to hit the roads around Cass County this fall. The library has contracted with the manufacturer of the new bookmobile for a full vinyl wrap that will decorate and brand the exterior of the vehicle. The final design will be created by the manufacturer’s in-house graphics department,...

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Ray-Pec Singers

Ray-Pec singers selected for Missouri Choral Directors Association Graded Honor Choir

Ray-Pec singers selected for Missouri Choral Directors Association Graded Honor Choir By Raymore Journal staff The Raymore-Peculiar singers selected for the Missouri Choral Directors Association Graded Honor Choir this summer in Springfield. Students will rehearse and perform July 26 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall on the campus of Missouri State University. 4-5-6 Choir: Mackenzie Barnhill, Amelia Burton, Hailey Chang, Addison Crowe, Hailey Doyle, Lorelei Fairbanks, Izzy Greig, Rock Hahn, Olivia Link, Mathias Quintero, Chloe Rew, Lizzy Roller, Callie Russell, Kendall Sanchez, Sophia Shaw, Madison...

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Wealthiest Counties in Missouri

Cass County ranked among wealthiest counties in Missouri

Cass County ranked among wealthiest counties in Missouri By Raymore Journal staff Accounting for overall wealth, Cass County is ranked sixth statewide, according to a study conducted by SmartAsset. In a recent analysis conducted by online financial advising firm SmartAsset, Cass County has a wealth index of 16.3, the sixth highest in Missouri. The index is derived from calculating each county’s per capita investment income, median home value and per capita income: Louis County – 23.25 Platte – 19.54 Charles – 17.80 Boone – 16.98 Greene – 16.35 Cass – 16.30 Clay – 15.92 Jackson – 15.54 Cole...

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intersection at 58 Highway and Prairie Lane

Prairie Road roundabout included in Missouri’s 5-year transport plan

This intersection at 58 Highway and Prairie Lane will be the home of a new roundabout funded mostly by federal dollars. (Tyson Fisher/Raymore Journal) Prairie Road roundabout included in Missouri’s 5-year transport plan By Raymore Journal staff The Missouri Department of Transportation is accepting comments on the Missouri Statewide Transportation Improvement Program until June 17. Several projects are in Cass County. A draft of the program and other related documents are available here. Comments can be submitted here, via email to STIPcomments@modot.mo.gov, by phone at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636)...

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Cass County Sports

Ray-Pec baseball’s season ends, Pleasant Hill soccer kicks on

Raymore-Peculiar’s Carter DeGondea jumps up against the outfield fence during action in the 2022 regular season for the Panther baseball team. DeGondea and his Panther teammates saw their season end last week at the Class 6 state tournament after falling in extra innings against Liberty North in the opening round of the tournament. (Trissi Hardin/Raymore Journal) Ray-Pec baseball’s season ends, Pleasant Hill soccer kicks on By CHRISTIAN D ORR When the 2022 spring high school sports season began there were numerous athletes and teams across Cass County looking to fulfill successful...

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Projects across Raymore: Pending developments

The proposed product for the Sendera community will consist of elevations that maintain a natural aesthetic by incorporating a combination of masonry, stucco, metal, glass, premium vinyl, and natural and painted wood. Existing elevations following a Tuscan, Mediterranean, or Heavy Timber make-up will be mixed with a new concept to compliment the community’s high-end modern desert theme. Clayton Properties Group wants to build more than 400 single-family homes south of W. Hubach Hill Road and east of Brook Parkway. (Source: City of Raymore building elevations document) Projects across Raymore:...

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Twisted Tango Frozen Yogurt

Twisted Tango Frozen Yogurt celebrates grand opening in Belton

Twisted Tango Frozen Yogurt is now open at 211 Cedar Street in the Belton Crossing Shopping Center. (Courtesy Photo) Twisted Tango Frozen Yogurt celebrates grand opening in Belton By Raymore Journal staff Twisted Tango Frozen Yogurt recently celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting. The self-serve frozen yogurt business invested $150,000 in the tenant finish of its new location at 211 Cedar Street in the Belton Crossing Shopping Center off 163rd Street. “Twisted Tango is a great addition to the Belton Crossing Shopping Center,” says Belton Mayor Norman Larkey, Sr. “They opened their...

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closure of state Route 58 at Ward Road

Roundabout construction will CLOSE MO Route 58 at Ward Rd. beginning June 1

Roundabout construction will CLOSE MO Route 58 at Ward Rd. beginning June 1 By Raymore Journal staff Missouri Department of Transportation crews will begin construction of a roundabout along state Route 58 at Ward Road beginning June 1 until approximately August. This work will require the total closure of state Route 58 at Ward Road and traffic will need to follow the signed detour or seek an alternate route. All work is weather permitting. Eastbound state Route 58 traffic will be detoured north on Interstate 49 to eastbound state Route 150, to southbound state Route 291. Westbound state...

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Legacy award

South Middle School student Andrew Dawson receives this year’s Legacy Award

Raymore-Peculiar South Middle School band teacher Dillion Jarret with Andrew Dawson, this year’s recipient of the Legacy Award. (Courtesy Photo) South Middle School student Andrew Dawson receives this year’s Legacy Award By Raymore Journal staff Andrew Dawson of Raymore-Peculiar South Middle School is the latest recipient of the Legacy Award, which honors outstanding musicians and students. The Legacy Award is given to one 8th grade band member each year who has shown all the qualities of an outstanding musician, an outstanding student, and an overall outstanding person. It is awarded to...

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