Platte County R-3 School District has announced a realignment of its administrators for the 2006-07 school year. Two vacancies were created with the pending retirements of Ron Harmon, assistant superintendent, and Carolyn Barry, Siegrist Elementary principal. Barry School Principal Mike Reik will replace Harmon as an R-3 assistant superintendent of schools. Rebecca Henshaw, current assistant principal at Barry, will become principal there. Tolan Singer, current Rising Star Elementary principal, will become principal at Siegrist. Paxton School Principal Rob Gardner will move to Rising Star Elementary to become principal there. Gardner will also assume district-wide responsibilities as director of elementary/middle school curriculum and instruction. Paxton School will be under the new leadership of current assistant principal Chad Searcey.
A 40-year-old man who threatened a judge has been sentenced to five years in prison. Brian E. Manges of Parkville was sentenced for saying he would shoot Platte County Associate Circuit Judge Daniel Czamanske during a profanity-laced tirade captured by police on dash-cam video.
In order to curb a shortfall in the Platte City Police Department’s fuel account, new police chief Richard Sayles recommended trying to limit the officers’ miles driven per shift to 25 miles, a reduction from the previous 30, and having officers ride together on certain assignments and shifts.