With this week’s issue, The Landmark starts its 128th year of continuous publication. The newspaper, the oldest in Platte County, older than the Kansas City Star and one of the oldest in the state, has been publishing without interruption since 1865. Founded back in the closing days of the Civil War, its beginning was hectic and required the efforts of men who were unafraid. The paper was purchased from Lucile L. Jones by Dwayne Foley in 1979 and continues to be owned and published by the Foley family.
Donna Cary and Stephen Caulfield, contest winners for a wedding in the Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum, were married there Saturday, June 6, 1992. The entire 1882 Victorian home was decorated by master florist John Shackelford with tulle drapings, ivy, ribbons and lace. Damp weather moved the back yard reception across the street to the fellowship hall of the Christian Church, where more than 80 people gathered to toast the couple and see them off in a white stretch limousine.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church will relive some of its heritage at the parish sesquicentennial anniversary celebration on June 14. At a festive 10:30 mass, parishioners representing various groups will assemble a picture of the church to symbolize the interconnectedness of all the members. Longstanding parishioners will be recognized, including Bea Grame, Marge Johnston, Jim Renz, Tom Renz, Terry Riley, Teresa Stamper, Ralph and Lucy Wittmeyer and Grace Breen.