Ronald D. Canaday, a retired Kansas City police captain, has been appointed police chief of Platte City. The action was taken by the Platte City Board of Aldermen last week after finalists were interviewed. Canaday has been serving as interim police chief since Feb. 18.
The flooding situation continues in parts of Platte County and may worsen. For your safety, authorities are asking that residents leave the Bean Lake areas as soon as possible. Presently the flooding potential remains only in the Bean Lake area but other low lying areas within Platte County may experience some flooding. Persons in those areas need to remain watchful. If you cannot stay with relatives or fiends outside of the evacuation area, go to the designated Red Cross shelter located at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, one mile north of Iatan on the west side of Hwy. 45.
Alan Lowry showed off what the well-dressed policeman will wear on bicycle patrol, including protective helmet, short-sleeved shirt, knee-length trousers and athletic shoes. The Platte City Board of Aldermen authorized the funds to establish the bicycle patrol. Bicycle patrol is good for public relations and a bike can go places that are not accessible to a car. The mountain bike was donated to the department by Mike Rowland of Super Save.