A 23-year-old Iraq war veteran died on Friday, May 23 at the Iatan power plant when a large crane toppled in an accident first reported on The Landmark’s web site at plattecountylandmark.com. Terry Eugene Simpson of Peculiar was killed in the accident that occurred around 7:30 a.m. Friday. Three other workers at the construction site were also injured and taken to local hospitals. It is still unclear how the incident occurred.
Laura Lisbeth performed during the first Parkville Acoustic Festival in English Landing Park on Saturday. The festival was hosted by Freeman Studios, Bentley Guitars, and the Power Plant Brewery in Parkville. Other performers at the festival included Gregory Alan Isakov and Bob Harvey and Sons. The acoustic festival will also be held on July 19 and Sept. 13.
According to Paul Kelly, assistant superintendent for business and technology at Park Hill School District, the district is expecting an increase in revenue for the next school year of 6.1 percent from local property taxes. Kelly said the increase would help offset increases in employee health insurance costs, increases in fuel costs for buses and increased employee salaries. Kelly also recommends increasing the district’s tax rate from $4.6467 to $4.6827. Total assessed valuation for the district is listed at $1.39 billion.