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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 2007

12/27/2007
Ambulance board hires new legal counsel
Tracy police to benefit from grant monies
Citizen's request to rent Train Depot denied
McGinnis will never 'live as a free man'
Local spots up for grabs in April vote
Proposed budget lists 5% growth in sales tax

12/7/2007
Confusion surrounds closed sessions at Tracy
Board's action on fees trumps mayor's memo
Turnout estimated at 10,000 for Parkville event
Tracy officals learn there's no water in tower

12/1/2007
Opposition to mining operation mounting by residents
Richardson says he'll run for mayor of Parkville
Board stiffens policy on requests for information
Welcome sign debate continues

11/20/2007
Greg Hall's column to return

11/8/2007
Anderson says he will seak election to fourth term
Over $30,000 of marijuana seized
West Platte schools undergo cleansing for Staph threat
Ambassador Building at KCI getting new tenants
Fixing bump on Main would cost over $13,000
New political columnists begin in The Landmark

11/4/2007
Judge finds McGinnis guilty of murder
MURDER SUSPECT TO CLAIM INSANITY

10/26/2007
McGinnis guilty in murder case

10/17/2007
Charged with robbing bank inside Wal-Mart
Local mayors say rail system should be regional
'Stranger Danger' situations reported at Misty Woods
'Spooky Night' planned in downtown Platte City
Leaning retaining wall becoming a safety issue
Riverside aldermen get financial update

10/12/2007
R-3 to purchase Stiles property for $1.9 million
Saying he's no longer an asset, Bomar resigns
Sales tax okayed for businesses in Platte Valley Plaza
Potential risks to water supply being identified
Cost of services compared for area ambulance districts

10/3/2007
Murder trial scheduled for Oct. 22
Platte Profile group aims to guide county
Downtown Christmas lighting system discussed

9/27/2007
Paws in the park festival draws 'ruff' crowd
Body found at nature sanctuary near Parkville
County progressing with armored courier contract
County official says no security changes planned

9/20/2007
Bank deposit security raised
Will a carnival be part of Platte City festivals?
An act of bravery
Event will recall Bonnie and Clyde's local escape

9/5/2007
Security may be studied
Other festival ideas to be pursued
He's the King of Kong
Happy ending in the case of missing girl
Stiles building appraised at $1.6 million
Ambulance to reduce surplus

8/29/2007
Suicide in Courthouse
New, safer bridge now open east of Platte City
Stinnett votes against bond issue proposal
City considering backing Mann on improvements
Rally in limbo?

8/22/2007
Motorcycle rally survives, at least temporarily
Parkville makes top ten
South Platte Ambulance delays vote on tax levy
Train and car collide near Farley
Proposed business park at Hwy. 45, I-435 approved
Former Farley official guilty of privacy invasion

8/15/2007
R-3 CONSIDERING BOND ISSUE PROPOSAL
Location, cost of welcome sign debated
Shields pushes for probe
Change made in residential building code
Parkville gearing up for annual Riverfest
Building inspector hired, water plan update given

8/9/2007
Platte County bridges safe?
New bridge over creek at Parkville discussed
Riverside voters okay involuntary annexation
Hwy. 45 crash claims the life of Weston man
Sidewalk cost sharing plan
Area could soon lose 'clean air' status

8/2/2007
County's assessed value increases by $287 million
R-3 pondering purchase of Stiles building
Riss Lake burglar guilty after two-day trial
Man, 41, accused of upskirt photography
Summer break in final days

7/28/2007
R-3 TEACHERS GET 6% RAISE
Woman convicted of shooting at hunters
Mayor, aldermen engage in budget battles
Riverside leaders say annexation will aid growth

7/20/2007
Pryor boasts $25,000 in war chest
Red X says bottle rocket ban costly to Riverside
Collector fired, probe ongoing
Zahnd won't pursue judgeship
On split vote, Zona Rosa bonding okayed

7/12/2007
Dusenbery: New city hall 'is our future' at Parkville
Sidewalk talk: Aldermen flip it and reverse it
KC man charged with stealing panties
County fair to be 'better'
Sidewalk talk: Aldermen flip it and reverse it
Grill says his role is about compromising

6/27/2007
Parkville, Platte City have Fourth events ready
R-3 building projects are behind schedule
'High class' office space planned at Riverside
Harpst says at most, he'll serve R-3 two more years

6/20/2007
Fireworks vendors explode at Riverside meeting
Officials say advantages are many at new hall
Thousands jam into Parkville for jazz festival
R-3 teacher breaking into entertainment industry

6/15/2007
Suspect charged with fleeing Highway Patrol
Sales tax, business license fee proposed
Dearborn establishes planning & zoning board
Street-side landscaping in the works at Riverside

6/6/2007
Park board wants clarity, Bill Burnett to resign post
Expect the unexpected
More trails on horizon
Tracy woman's body found

5/25/2007
Auditor wants to probe public works
County needs special audit - again
Clark appointed alderman

5/17/2007
Road tax fund is questioned
Knighton resigns post, Brooks nominates Clark
County flood waters recede

5/7/2007
Road closure notices
Knighton resigns alderman post
Mandatory evacuation in downtown Parkville
High water closes county roads

5/2/2007
Classic movie theatre planned in Parkville
Another early candidate targets commission race
Authorities ask for help identifying 'Precious Joe'
Price Chopper plan gets okay, with hesitation
Juvenile crime rate shows decline in county

4/18/2007
County kills park pact
Residents hear details of Price Chopper plan
Richardson takes oath as new Parkville alderman
Detmer incompetent to stand Trial for murder
Shaw elected school board president
Jones wins drawing for R-1 school board seat

4/11/2007
Casino considers Parkville
Mayor Brooks says county park proposal 'ridiculous'
Platte City considers hiring Van Lew
Sloan, Stone, Stanton sworn in as aldermen
How much do city officials get paid?

4/4/2007
A CLEAN SWEEP
City park board turns down extension offer
Election Results
Cook wins, but tie remains
Incumbents and bond issue are winners at R-3
Bracket contest winner announced

3/15/2007
Taxing district opposed
Fatality collision at Tracy
List of candidates, issues ready for April election
Pocket Park in Platte City will have historical theme
Local races could be lively

3/8/2007
Smokestack going down
Platte City won't appeal court's Sunshine verdict
Amos gets 30 days shock time for making threat
Speaker of House Jetton meets with local leaders
Get your entries in Landmark bracket contest

1/17/2007
Officials say county/YMCA partnership works
Burglary interrupted at Tracy
Parkville city clerk stepping down after 25 years
Park maintenance at forefront
County tells city it needs action at park 'soon'

For stories from other years:

Headlines from 2007
Headlines from 2006
Headlines from 2005
Headlines from 2004
Headlines from 2003
Headlines from 2002