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•Part I (The Battle of Platte County)
•Part II (Local lawmen shoot it out with notorious bandits)
Part III (Further on up the road)
•Part IV (Holt Coffey: Platte County Hero)

Local News

Top stories of 2003

11/20/2003

Bonnie, Clyde and the Battle of Platte County
County officials vote not to increase their salaries
Holiday lighting event in Platte City Wednesday
Dry conditions make Platte part of disaster area

11/13/2003

Veterans... Thank You
Police effort will promote seatbelt usage
Developer files suit against Platte City
Twenty-nine arrested in welfare fraud sting in county
School resource officer resigns at PCHS

11/6/2003

Deal with marketer would be costly
I-29 crash injures two Monday night
Park board, PCAA struggle to play nice
Graves to DEA: Send more help to this region
Platte City man found dead at home

10/16/2003

Tracts of land targeted for park use at Dearborn
Brooks says he'll seek second term
Possessing gun while drunk is now a felony
Woman guilty of trying to pass fake prescription
Supreme Court reverses Witt

8/14/2003

Parade route chosen for Harley event Sept. 6
Annexation effort dropped
Salaries of mayor, aldermen to be cut
Neighborhood Crime Watch area established

5/1/2003

The Landmark ready to start is 139th year
Defibrillators now on hand at R-3

Platte Ridge Park planning meeting is set
Riverview Park used as temporary dump site
Pirate Hall of Fame nominations are sought
Teen charged in robberies
Nominations sought for Truman Glenn Award

4/17/2003

Carpet bandit is ordered to repay 11 customers
Sharp's Station Bridge to open with ribbon cutting

Operation Platte County Soldier Support now underway
R-3 teacher gets to meet brother she never knew

4/10/2003

Road tax passes; Palmer edges write-in
Planning steps for Platte Ridge Park moving ahead

Apartment area rezoned; skate park discussed
County lists recipients of outreach grant money
Witt elected president of state judges group

3/27/2003

Digging Graves - Todd Graves, US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri (pictures from Optimist Club's celebrity roast)
Aldermen will get 133% salary increase
Aldermen question bills sent to city
Soldiers with local ties invovled in war
Mayors Council shows support for road tax

3/6/2003

Defibrillator machine sought for use by school
Sheriff department lists most wanted criminals
U.S. Attorney Todd Graves will be roasted

Shops at Boardwalk project under construction
New suspect charged in shooting case

2/20/2003

Destruction of property at Riverview
Edison Extra, R-3 deal on summer school is off
Recorder, commissioners engage in lively debate

Hwy. 92 overpass reopened to traffic
Shots fired at state troopers

2/13/2003

Controversial zoning issue tabled by board
Sharp's Station bridge still under construction
Water line problem won't impact Dearborn
Firefighter gets 12 years for arson that led to death

Aldermen approve project bid

1/30/2003

Sheriff department lists most wanted criminals
Drug offender convicted in Platte County
Cemetery fees increased; administrator gets raise
County crime rate rising

Absentee rate headed back to normal
'Pocket park' proposed for end of Main Street

1/16/2003

University Extension Council candidates are profiled
Reversal: Williamsburg property stays commercial
Economy, tax cut topics for local visit by Graves
Stormwater tax issue pulled from April ballot
Dearborn has plans to sell city park, lake area

For stories from other years:

Headlines from 2007
Headlines from 2006
Headlines from 2005
Headlines from 2004
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Headlines from 2002