Of the three separate wards in the Platte City Board of Aldermen election, every incumbent was defeated by their challenger at Tuesday’s election. And the races weren’t close. Newcomers Ron Stone, Andy Stanton and Todd Sloan are pledging to bring a different perspective to the job than the views that have been followed by the three men they defeated: Lee Roy Van Lew, George McClintock and Jim Palmer.
Two well known residents who were both visible at the polling stations as voters walked inside were named winners in the Platte County R-3 School Board race. Local attorney Bob Shaw and Mary Temperelli won the open spots. Temperelli took 976 votes, Shaw had 788. Also running was Dave Edwards, who finished with 503 votes. This will be Shaw’s fourth term and Temperelli’s second term on the board.
Lori Meyer, resident of rural Platte County, is the winner of The Landmark’s annual NCAA Basketball Bracket Battle. She wins $100 and two years worth of subscriptions to The Landmark. More than 100 people entered the contest. Landmark publisher Ivan Foley finished in 10th place. The nine people ahead of him each win two years worth of subscriptions to the newspaper. The nine people ahead of him were Lori Meyer, Irvin Reineke, Dr. David Lowry, Susan Shaw, CK Rairden, John Steffel, Sue Shultz, Johnny Shultz and Mary Conrad.