15 Years Ago May 12, 2005
The anticipation is over, as nearly $53,000 in renovations to the Platte City Civic Center’s gymnasium are complete. Throughout the months of March and April, workers put in long hours installing and varnishing a new gym floor, installing a permanent ceiling with light fixtures, installing new backboards, and completing electrical work. Installation and construction of the new gym floor was $41,500 and funded by the city’s park and recreation department.
Sarah Handelman, Park Hill South High School senior, is the 2005 Missouri Student Journalist of the Year. Handelman is the editor-in-chief of PHS’s school newspaper, The View, and has been a member of the newspaper staff for three years. Handelman plans to attend the University of Missouri, Columbia, next year to study magazine journalism and instrumental performance on her cello. She will receive the award at Missouri Interscholastic Press Association’s “J-Day” in Columbia.
The meeting featured the shouts and occasional angry words that have come to be commonplace at a Dearborn Board of Aldermen meeting. What may have been unexpected for many observers was the resignation of the city treasurer. Marjorie L. Williams, Dearborn’s treasurer for nearly 15 years, has submitted her resignation effective for May 31. In her letter of resignation she states she believes it is time to turn the position over to someone else.