May 5, 2005
After nearly three years as the head of the public affairs office for the Platte County Commission, Coordinator Kevin Kuzma turned in his resignation to pursue a different sector in his career. Kuzma, whose resignation was effective May 2, accepted a position with Plattform Advertising in Olathe, Ks. The position of public affairs coordinator, which was created by the county commission of Betty Knight, Michael Short and Diza Eskridge in the mid-90s, will not be filled.
Residents across Platte County will begin to see three area parks take shape over the summer months. Platte Ridge Park, Platte Purchase Park, and Green Hills Wildlife Reserve have all received the attention of the Platte County Parks and Recreation staff, as well as outside partnerships, in an effort to develop quality parks.
Park Hill High School Principal Dr. Brad Kincheloe has been named High School Principal of the Year by the Greater Kansas City Principals Association. Dr. Kincheloe received this recognition for implementing innovative school initiatives such as the pyramid of interventions and support services for students, and for raising the school’s ACT scores.
The Landmark English Award, designed to foster an interest in English language skills, is given annually to a deserving Platte County R-3 High School senior. This is the 24th consecutive year The Landmark has given the award. This year’s award winner is Anne Mullins, the daughter of Doug and Peggy Mullins of Parkville.