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    City council candidates state their case

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    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 […]
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    Community gathers at Recreation Park for Friday Food Fest

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    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 […]
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    Special Olympics teams bring home medals

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    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 […]
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    Four students qualify for international DECA Conference

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    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 […]
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    School board members recognized

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    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 […]
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    Meet the Ray-Pec School Board candidates

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    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 […]
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    Pleasant Hill man dies after falling into city lake

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    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 […]
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    UPDATE: Police need help locating missing Belton teen

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    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 […]
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    Pleasant Hill’s Antonia Antov wins Cass County Spelling Bee

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    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 […]
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    STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: Emily Feagins & Malcolm Goswell

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    Local Optimist Club President Brian Mills (center) recognizes Malcolm Goswell (left) and Emily Feagins (right) as March’s Raymore-Peculiar High School Students of the Month. STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: Emily Feagins & Malcolm Goswell By Raymore Journal staff During its March 15 meeting, the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club recognized Emily Feagins and Malcolm Goswell as Students […]

    Sports

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      2021-22 winter season is over for Cass County prep teams

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      Class 1 state girls basketball championship bracket. The championship game is scheduled to tip off Saturday night at 6 p.m. 2021-22 winter season is over for Cass County prep teams By CHRISTIAN D ORR Journal Editor The 2021-22 winter seasons are now complete for each school in Cass County. Cass County had two of its […]
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      Cass County basketball teams qualify for state tournament

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      Belton High School’s Jevon Taylor and Gio Mack applied defensive pressure to a Lee’s Summit West player last Saturday night in the Class 6, District 6 opening round. The Pirates lost the contest 64-53. (Trissi Hardin / Raymore Journal) Raymore-Peculiar’s Ashton Jermain goes up for a lay-up in the Panthers Class 6, District 6 opener […]
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      Cass County high school winter sports roundup

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      Raymore-Peculiar’s senior Myles Sutton pulls up for a shot this past Friday night in the Panther’s contest against Park Hill. It was senior night for Ray-Pec, but the Panther seniors did not go out on top as they dropped a 58-50 contest on senior night. (Rachel Ropp / Raymore Journal) Belton High School’s Roy Fuller […]
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      High school sports teams heading down stretch run of winter season

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      Ray-Pec’s Bryce Mitchel goes up for 2 points last Friday night against Blue Springs South in the Panthers’ 49-39 victory. (Rachel Ropp/Raymore Journal) Belton High School’s Ray Fuller pulls up for a 2-point basket last Tuesday in the Pirates game against William Chrisman. (Trissi Hardin/Raymore Journal) High school sports teams heading down stretch run of […]
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      Cass County high school winter sports season entering midway point

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      Trissi Hardin / Raymore Journal Belton High School freshman Amaya Crowder shoots from the free throw line last week in the Lady Pirates’ 48-15 loss against Kansas City North. Cass County high school winter sports season entering midway point By Christian D. Orr, Raymore Journal editor The 2021-22 high school winter sports seasons are past […]
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      Ray-Pec Basketball at Belton

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      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 […]
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      No. 8 Kansas roars past Mizzou 102-65 in Border War’s return

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      No. 8 Kansas roars past Mizzou 102-65 in Border War’s return By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer It took nearly a decade for Kansas and Missouri to renew the Border War. It took about 10 minutes for the Jayhawks to turn it into a border rout. Ochai Agbaji scored 21 points, Christian Braun and Dajuan […]

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        Captain Jim Wilson named Raymore’s next police chief

        Police Reports
        Captain Jim Wilson named Raymore’s next police chief By Raymore Journal staff Raymore Police Department’s Capt. Jim Wilson will replace Chief Jan Zimmerman as the city’s top cop after she retires in August. The city made the announcement on Wednesday, May 18, after a lengthy search. According to the city, Wilson has nearly three decades […]
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        Police pursuit in Raymore ends in Longview Lake

        Police Reports
        20220512-sheriff-pursuit-lake-1 Police pursuit in Raymore ends in Longview Lake By Raymore Journal staff Around 12:30 Wednesday morning, May 4, deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle in Raymore near Ward Road and County Line Road.  The vehicle began speeding away at which time the deputy deployed his Grappler device and […]
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        Belton Police Department hit by malware attack

        Police Reports
        Belton Police Department hit by malware attack By Raymore Journal staff The Belton Police Department announced on May 6 that it had recently identified a network incident affecting some police department computer systems. “We determined that certain systems in our network have been encrypted by malware that prevents the police department from accessing files stored […]
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        Deputies arrest Kansas woman after stolen car chase

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        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 […]
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        Man stabs Independence woman in face in Belton

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        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 […]
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        Two suspects arrested near Peculiar after police pursuit

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        Cass County man arrested for drug overdose death By Raymore Journal staff Two adults from Memphis, Tenn., were arrested on Sunday, March 13, after attempting to flee from Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Tairnika L. Collins, 33, of Memphis and James E. Wells, 30, also from Memphis, are facing charges stemming from a police chase. […]
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        Cass County man arrested for drug overdose death

        Police Reports
        Kyle P. Calhoun, 33, of Garden City was arrested for involuntary manslaughter related to the death of Harrisonville women who died after a drug overdose. (Courtesy Photo) Cass County man arrested for drug overdose death By Raymore Journal staff Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Garden City man for involuntary manslaughter, assault and distribution of […]
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        Fatal shooting in Peculiar under investigation

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        Several questions remain unanswered regarding a fatal shooting that occurred on this quiet road in rural Peculiar. (Tyson Fisher / Raymore Journal) Fatal shooting in Peculiar under investigation By Tyson Fisher Local law enforcement is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Peculiar on Saturday. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of shots […]
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        Peculiar Officers Honored By Board Of Aldermen

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        Chief-and-Kirkpatrick-web Chief-and-McMien-web Chief-and-Truelove-web raymore-police-dept-web-1 Peculiar Officers Honored By Board Of Aldermen By Raymore Journal staff Detective Truelove and Officer McMein were awarded the Meritorious Service Ribbon for their quick thinking and calm under pressure, resulting in saving a child’s life. Lieutenant Kirkpatrick was awarded the Distinguished Service medal for actions he took to save a […]
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        Cass County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy accepting applications

        Police Reports
        Cass County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy accepting applications By Raymore Journal staff The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the 2022 Spring Sheriff’s Citizens Academy. The program is an eight-week course that gives citizens an in-depth look and hands on training into the career of law enforcement at the sheriff’s office. Citizens are […]

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          Obituary JoAnn Lang

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          JoAnn LangMarch 17, 1932 – March 4, 2022 Belton, Missouri – JoAnn Lang was born March 17,1932 in KCMO to Elmer & Dorris Nash. JoAnn grew up in Grandview, Missouri and married Louis Lang on October 14,1950. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis in 1976 and her grandson Jason Atcheson in 2018. […]
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          Obituary Mary Edith Stark

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          Mary Edith Stark, age 77, of Raymore, Missouri passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022 at the Kansas City Hospice House surrounded by her two loving sons. Funeral services will be held at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with an 11:00 a.m. funeral service […]
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          Obituary Carl Dewitt Gum Jr

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          Carl Dewitt Gum Jr. July 30, 1932-February 14, 2022 Kansas City, Missouri—Carl DeWitt Gum Jr., age 89, of Raymore, Missouri passed away February 14, 2022, at Bishop Spencer Place in Kansas City. Cremation is planned, with a visitation from 5:00-6:50 p.m., followed by a service at 7:00 p.m., both at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 515 […]
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          Obituary Wanda Mae Gossell

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          Obituary for Wanda Mae Gossell By Raymore Journal staff Wanda Mae Gossell, 90, of Raymore, MO, passed away on Feb. 17, 2022. She was born on April 17, 1931, in Bendavis, MO, to Oval and Matilda (Burns) Williams. She was a 1949 graduate of Riverton (Kansas) High School. After graduation from St. John’s School of Nursing in […]
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          Obituary Scott Jeffrey Newell

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          Obituary for Scott Jeffrey Newell By Raymore Journal staff Scott Jeffrey Newell, beloved husband, father, son, pops, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the age of 58, surrounded by his family and an immense amount of love. Scott was born in Seward, Nebraska on June 16, 1963 to Donald […]
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          Obituary John Lawrence Seba Jr

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          Obituary for John Lawrence Seba Jr By Raymore Journal staff John Lawrence Seba Jr. age 77, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2022 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, […]
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          Obituary Ethel Lorrie Lorraine Robie

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          Obituary for Ethel Lorrie Lorraine Robie By Raymore Journal staff Ethel Lorrie Lorraine Robie, age 83, of Belton, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Service times will be provided as more information becomes available. Lorrie was born in Topeka, Kansas on March 2, 1938 to Raymond Covert and Margaret (Addleman) Covert. Lorrie graduated […]
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          Obituary Mary Elizabeth Lamb

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          Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Lamb By Raymore Journal staff Mary Elizabeth Lamb, age 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 5, 2022. Service times will be provided as more information becomes available. Mary was born in Trail, British Columbia, Canada on October 1, 1929 to Beverly Oaten and Jean (Chappell) Oaten. After graduating high school, […]
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          Obituary Judith “Judy” Kay Keen

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          Obituary for Judith “Judy” Kay Keen By Raymore Journal staff Judith “Judy” Kay Keen was born July 6, 1941 to S.L. “Jack” and Kathleen Carter Keen in Kansas City, Missouri. Judy was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church since 1947. As a part of this membership, she taught Sunday School for 20 years. […]

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