Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) from the Northland Career Center in Platte City placed high in district VICA competition held in St. Joseph. Morning class winners include Bobby Maiserroule, Jason Lightwine, Mark Smelcer, Jack Searcy, Trevor Black, Ada Tholen, Jeff Duncan, Janette Davies, Julie Dudley, Brigette Green, Debbie Koehler, Jill Lawson, Christy Martinez, Bobbie Newhard, Dennie Whitaker, Tina Garrett, Jim Taylor, Tommy Marquis, Mark Nelson, John Anderson, and David Adkins. Afternoon class winners at the District VICA contest in St. Joseph, representing the Northland Career Center in Platte City are Judy Palmer, Sean Yates, Tina Garrett, Vince Lowe, Jeremy Flowers, Travis Bacon, Lynda Jurado, and Tim Hadley.
After six years on the job, Anna Nutt is stepping down as head girls basketball coach at Platte County R-3 High School. Nutt turned in her resignation last week, citing a “combination of things” as her reasoning. She had informed her team a couple of weeks ago of her decision to resign. “I have burnout big time,” she said Monday. “I can’t see myself being a head varsity coach anywhere ever again.” Nutt’s program at R-3 had fallen on hard times the past few years. In the season that came to a close with a loss at districts last week, the Lady Pirates finished with a 6-18 record.