he Bishop family of Barry Heights was on hand at KCI Airport last week to greet a new member of their family, an American Field Service student from Italy. Francesca, 16, will stay with the Bishops while she attends high school in Platte City this year. Her father, Carlo, is a flight attendant for Alitalia Airlines and her mother, Ilde, is a school administrator. Francesca likes music, swimming, and running. She plans to go to college but isn’t certain what she will study.
The Elizabeth Spelman Foundation recently awarded six $300 scholarships to outstanding graduates of Platte County R-3, Kearney, Smithville, Plattsburg, North Platte, and East Buchanan High Schools. The scholarships were awarded to students who chose health care or related careers.
The Platte City swimming pool will close Labor Day for the 1990 season and after that it will be back to pencils and books, teachers and football. The swimming pool staff reported there has been good attendance for most of the season but it started to slack off some last week as students got ready for school.
A committee has been named to study the feasibility of turning the present Platte City Elementary Annex building into a community building. The committee was named at a meeting held last week at the Vo-Tech school and attended by representatives of the R-3 school district, the city parks and recreation board and the Platte City Board of Aldermen.