A winning $200,000 Powerball ticket will be split nine ways among six Platte County R-3 teachers and three R-3 maintenance workers. Each of the winners, after taxes, will receive $15,778. They are Rebecca Stallard, 42, Platte City; Tamara Judds, 47, Lake Waukomis; Carla Johnson, 43, Edgerton; Steven Myers, 54, Overland Park, Kan.; Kelli Buckler, 45, Dearborn; Joanna Anderson, 48, Dearborn; Charles Siler, 54, Weston; Coleen Johnson, 33, Kansas City; and Daniel Stevens, 46, St. Joseph.
A weekend run-in with the law has prompted the resignation of the judge of Riverside Municipal Court. Charles M. McKeon, 47, submitted a letter of resignation Monday morning. McKeon, who also has a law practice in Kansas City, had served as judge at Riverside since 1992. His resignation comes on the heels of his arrest by Kansas City police early Sunday morning. As of Tuesday, McKeon had yet to face any formal charges but a police report indicates he is being investigated for possibly driving under the influence. Police said McKeon fled the scene of an accident in the drive-through lane of the McDonald’s restaurant near I-29 and 64th Street in southern Platte County.
A local attorney met with Parkville business owners and city leaders this week to discuss the formation of a Community Improvement District (CID). Formation of such a district could allow merchants to charge a new sales tax of up to one percent, providing proceeds return to the district.