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Off the Couch
by Greg Hall

Off the Wall
by CK Rairden

Parallax Look
by Brian Kubicki





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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 from 2004


Zahnd wins jury trail as 'Bicycle Bandit' convicted
Both sides claim victory in displute over tax collections
Camden Point department catching fire for giveaway

Downtown Parkville will benefit from road project


Developer, city have words over Plaza pump station
Parkville employee accused of stealing to be in court soon
Replicas of nostalgic crowns adorn streets at Zona Rosa
Aldermen okay motorcycle, study dumpster tip rates
Cyber crimes unit busy putting bad guys away


Heated campaign for Congress nears conclusion
Challenger promotes change in county treasurer race
Plunkett seeks post
Has time expired for return of unconstitutional raises?
Heavy voter turnout is expected
Police will help organize line at flu shot clinics
Write-in candidate challenging Lisa Pope
Blunt states his case in race for Missouri governor


McCaskill, Blunt take off the gloves in debate
Dog that attacked girl to be removed from city
Sarah Smile
Once again, it's Brown vs. Harding for representative


Platte County flu vaccine supply is reduced by 90%
No rush on concealed weapon applications in county
New public participation rules in place at Dearborn
New building designed to resemble Stealth Bomber

Great Plains 'sells' its power plant idea locally


Landmark expanding coverage
Around 150 sign up for community center use
Federal grant will boost park project

N. Congress Road project aids traffic from Barry
Platte County man wants to be state attorney generaly
To smoke or not to smoke?


Man, 44, given 22 years for rape of Edgerton girl
Wegner, Plunkett set to square off on Tuesday
Cost of living pay increase gets early okay from city
Prosecutor rules police shooting of man justified


Auditor demands return of raises
Commission, prosecutor engage in war of words
Two Parkville employees facing criminal charges
Showing the money
R-3 teachers staff given pay increase


Was parks mailer campaign material?
Power plant plans are coming into sharper focus
Platte County may not have enough for historic district
Dearborn mayor resigns - McAuley quits with potential state audit looming
Jim Plunkett questions county's budget numbers


County centers are 'on time and on budget'
Local meeting questions wisdom of power plants
Killer referred to as 'monster' gets 25 years
State audit of Dearborn's books urged by alderman
Hospital expansion promotes comfort


Scam hits senior citizen
Remembering an "American Life'
Passing motorist protects boy from stranger
Dick Stephens voted out as park board president
Park board appointees have attendance issues
Great Plains doing phone survey about power plants


Suspect shot, killed after firing upon law officers
Who's the boss?
On the trail of Lewis & Clark
City has improved marks in ETC survey of residents
Parks and rec fiasco gets new wrinkle/the mayor just 'wrote me a letter'
Landmark begins its 140th year of publication
City supports designation of local historic district


Five students face charges after taping teacher to chair
Platte R-3 commiserates, commemorates, regenerates
Parkville's top cop may soon turn in his badge
Blue on blue traffic stop has colorful language
Zona Rosa ready to 'rock and roll'


Pain at the pump: Gas prices rising
County community centers are rapidly taking shape
Park board will ignore mayor's letter
Police have suspects in gun incidents
Lakeview student brings loaded gun to school


Mayor-elect of Parkville outlines her priorities
County reaches out with park tax
Dearborn man dies from injuries in I-29 wreck
Two students killed in crash on Barry Road


Contractor comes up short on city project
County asks for impact hearings
Jim Plunkett will challenge Steve Wegner
Pat Wolf to run write-in campaign against Brooks
Contractor comes up short on city project
Conflicting remarks coming from power officials


Weston threatens strong oppposition
Suspect in Platte City armed robbery caught
Road to Fruition
Dearborn man guilty of third degree assault


Men on a mission
Landmark bracket contest ready to roll
Business survey indicates change desired at city hall
Parkville mayor to run for alderman


Budget surplus disappears with amendments in Platte City
Paxton to be honored at pocket park
Stray dog, cat situation getting 'out of hand'
Downtown may fit as historical district


Group increases presure against power plants
Brown, Brooks have lively exchange
HOG rally sales tax numbers aare a mixed bag
Building inspectors doing nine checks a day


North Platte will seek 47 cent tax levy increase
Moody awarded salary increase on split vote
Local voters follow trend, favor Kerry
County jobless rate best in metro


Asthma a concern for power plant opponents
Platte City C of C has issues with state group
R-3 again presented 'Award of Distinction'
Budget okayed with comission figures
Nebraska woman guilty of possession of meth


Mad cow scare has no effect locally
A LOOK BACK: 2003 had many local news highlights
Landfill permit for power plant could be years away

'Platte City merchants: 'We have a Main Street'

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