30 Years Ago May 18, 1990
“Do Day” held last week in Platte City was reported successful this week by Patsy Baber, Community Betterment chairman. The work was accomplished by 450 students from Platte County R-3 High School and adult leaders who volunteered their services. One of the major projects involved planting 300 tiny tree seedlings at the intersection of I-29 and Main Street and flowers around the telephone poles at this entrance to the city. Work was also done on projects at the swimming pool and the Youth Building.
Platte County Sheltered Facilities will be holding an Open House at its new group home located in the Martinsville addition at 30 O’Rourke, in Platte City, from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 20. The building has 3,000 sq. ft. downstairs and can serve eight mentally handicapped adults and there will be a live-in teaching counselor.
Two Platte City Middle School students have placed in a nutrition bulletin board design contest co-sponsored by the Dairy Council of Greater Kansas City and the Kansas City Royals. Ben Zeyer, 13, a sixth grader, is a first-place winner in the contest “Growth with Bo.and the 4 Food Groups.” He and his family will be special guests of the Royals at a baseball game June 20, where Ben will participate on the field in the traditional First Ball Ceremony. Ben is the son of Tim and Marla Zeyer. Samantha Arnold, 11, also a sixth grader, received an honorable mention in the contest. She is the daughter of Bernadette and Tom Arnold.