August can be a hot and somewhat uneventful month, let’s be honest. Unless you’re kind of a freak who is into high temperatures and extreme humidity, and if so then it’s your time to party. Good for you.
Public notice: I’m out on the heat and humidity, you guys. Y’all go for it but don’t expect me to crash your party. When its above 90 degrees with high humidity I’d prefer to be indoors. Consider that as being soft if you want, I don’t give a rat’s ass. Under those conditions, this boy got no probs becoming the great indoorsman.
But let’s hang in there. Cooler and more interesting days are just over the horizon. Case in point: NFL football pre-season begins in earnest this week. The Chiefs’ pre-season opener is Saturday at noon in Chicago. I’ll soon be decorating The Landmark’s front windows accordingly. They may be done by the time you read this, in fact.
The real fall Sunday NFL stuff begins on Sept. 11. Sign me up as being ready.
You know what else is ready? Our Landmark Pick’em NFL prognosticating contest, which will be ready to roll once again on our website at plattecountylandmark.com. It’s almost time to unleash the games, prizes and trash talk.
This will be the second season for Landmark Pick’em. Our primary sponsor is also back again for year two. Shout out to the good folks at Tony Farr Real Estate Group for jumping into the lead sponsorship role at Landmark Pick’em once again.
You probably remember how this works, but if you don’t, here’s a brief summary:
You can start making your picks for the 2022 season via the “your picks at a glance” page under the Landmark Pick’em tab at plattecountylandmark.com.
In addition to predicting the winner of each game, don’t forget to make your over/under picks, too. Those are used to help break ties each week. There will be weekly prizes given during the NFL regular season, just like last year.
If you can’t wait for the regular season to start, you can warm up your football prognosticating skills in the pre-season. In fact this would be helpful to our tech guru, better known as Tech Man Schneider, who is running tests on the system and tweaking things in advance of the September opening. Participate in the three weeks of pre-season predictions by going to the “your picks at a glance” page.
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Can confirm for you that the office of Congressman Sam Graves has made contact with USPS officials and is gathering information about postal delivery problems in some Platte County zip codes (primarily in southern Platte County, I believe, and in a specific case, in the Parkville 64152 zip code).
In the meantime, keep filing your complaints about slow mail delivery with your local post office, any higher-up USPS personnel, and if you’re so inclined also to the office of Congressman Graves.
If you drop a piece of mail at the Parkville Post Office why does it consistently take four business days for that piece of mail to get delivered to someone with a Parkville address? Asking for a friend.
There’s a Twin Peaks restaurant getting ready to open in Platte County. Yes, a Twin Peaks location will be going in at the Boardwalk Shops on Boardwalk Ave. just off of Barry Road. It opens Monday. Time to welcome the twins to the neighborhood.
Twin Peaks is known for a couple of things, including super cold 29- degree beer. The Twin Peaks folks haven’t approached us yet but something tells me chances are good we’ll be doing a sports-themed Landmark Live from there at some point in the future.
Some Landmark demographics for you. Here, in order starting with the most, are the top 10 locations of the roughly 6,000 folks who have hit the follow button on the Platte County Landmark Facebook page. See if the order surprises you:
- Kansas City.
- Platte City.
- St. Joseph.
- Weatherby Lake.
- Leavenworth, Kan.
- Camden Point.
Little known fact: Lucas Kunce, the candidate for US Senate who finished second to Trudy Busch-Valentine in last week’s Democratic primary, is a cousin to Jim Kunce, the former longtime assistant parks director for Platte County. I didn’t know this until the day after the election.
“Yes, he’s my cousin. His dad and I are very close,” Jim Kunce told me last week. “Lucas’ grandparents (Jim’s aunt and uncle) raised me in Columbia, Mo. I like to tell people that I taught Lucas how to curse–which is true,” Jim says.
Anyway, Lucas Kunce carried the Platte County portion of the vote, garnering 42% of the Platte County vote to 40% for Valentine. But statewide, Valentine won with 43% to 38% for Kunce.
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