arkville Mayor Kathy Dusenbery describes plans for the new city hall as “a win-win situation” for citizens and officials alike, as the new facility looks to increase productivity while sparing citizens from financial growing pains. Excavation work is going on at the site of the new City Hall at the intersection of Lewis and Clark Streets in the Parkville Commons. “All the development in the area has caused a need for us to expand so we can handle workload,” said Dusenbery. The mayor said the current facility, tucked in next to Park University’s baseball diamond, has become insufficient for a town rapidly growing since the mid-1990s.
The Platte Republican Association has landed a major player to serve as its guest speaker this month. Gov. Matt Blunt will be the guest speaker at the First Friday social hour on Feb. 3 at Houlihan’s restaurant located in the Boardwalk Shopping Center off of Barry Road.
Approximately 10 days after placing him on administrative leave, the Northland Regional Ambulance District board of directors voted to fire William Bishop as the district’s executive director. There is no financial settlement with Bishop, district attorney Mark Hubbard told The Landmark. “There were no malicious reasons for the termination,” NRAD board president Charlene Bruce said in a release issued Tuesday morning.