Harrisonville News

Traveler shares story of living a simple lifestyle

A donkey pulling a covered wagon, accompanied by a woman with two sheep, a calf and four dogs might not be a common sight in the 21st Century. But it is what some people may have seen as they traveled between Clinton and Garden City last week.

Harrisonville Fire Department having open house Friday

On Friday, the Harrisonville Fire Department will be having an open house to show its newly-renovated station that’s been under construction since the fall.

Cass County Commissioners approve monument, library trustees

The Cass County Commission has approved the design of the next phase of the Burnt District Monument, located on 2 Highway near the Justice Center.

Trial set for Oakland Cemetery Association theft case

After months of no action, the state’s case against Pleasant Hill resident Lisa Anderson moved forward last week.

Kauffman Foundation Grant helping students develop real-world skills

In 2024-25, the Harrisonville School District will be entering the final year of a three-year Real World Learning grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

MoDOT extends Peculiar Drive closure

Crews will extend the closure of the I-49 outer road (Peculiar Drive) in both directions from 237th Street to just past the bridge over the East Branch South Grand River through mid-July (extended from June 15).

Harrisonville mayor talks city projects, finances

Harrisonville Mayor Mike Zaring presented his “State of the City” address to the Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce last week. And while he outlined several projects which he said had or will improve the city’s infrastructure, he also expressed concerns about the city’s long-term financial health.

UTVs closer to becoming legal in Harrisonville city limits

The Harrisonville Board of Aldermen heard the first reading of two ordinances which could be voted into law at the May 20 meeting.

Harrisonville prom assailant pleads guilty

Kevin Argo, 18, pled guilty this afternoon to second-degree felony assault for the April 29, 2023, attack on Harrisonville Police Officer Scott Ramsey at the Harrisonville High School Prom.

2024 Harrisonville city-wide garage sale map

1 - 2801 N. State Route 291 SATURDAY 8:00am - 5:00pm HUGE ESTATE - Full Household Sale, A Little Bit of Everything, Kids Clothes & Toys 2 - 405 W. North Street SATURDAY & …
Harrisonville resident Denniele Bohannon named her store, Louanna Mary Quilt Design, after her great-grandmother, Mary, and her grandmother, Louanna. Both were key influences on her life.

Local quilter finds love in textiles, patterns

For Denniele Bohannon of Harrisonville, owner of Louanna Mary Quilt Design, life is a visual and tactile adventure. From teaching classes to compiling books to selling designs, if it’s related to quilting, Bohannon is interested.

McEowen students raise money for Children’s Mercy Hospital

Students at McEowen Elementary School in Harrisonville made sure their hard work added up to something special for children in need.

Harrisonville High School color guard wins championship

The Harrisonville High School color guard marched off with first place in its class at the Mid Continent Color Guard Association (MCCGA) Championships held earlier this month.
Wyatt Maxwell

Harrisonville grad pleads guilty to attempting to produce child pornography

KANSAS CITY – If the court accepts the plea agreement, a 2017 graduate of Harrisonville High School will spend 20 years in federal prison and pay a fine of $10,000 after pleading guilty in federal court last month to attempting to produce child pornography.

City taking action on crumbling buildings

Walls on the east side of two buildings on the Harrisonville square appear to be at risk of collapsing, and the city’s Board of Building and Engineering Appeals gave the go ahead to city staff to take action to remedy the situation.

City of Harrisonville considering legalizing UTVs

Driving utility task vehicles (UTVs) may soon become legal within the Harrisonville city limits.

KC Parade of Hearts installs Harrisonville location

The city of Harrisonville has officially joined the Kansas City Parade of Hearts. The 5-foot stone, decorated heart made it way to the middle of Cass County on Tuesday afternoon. It was placed directly in front of the Cass County Courthouse steps.

Cities focusing on finding, replacing lead pipes

In December 2021, the Biden administration through the EPA released a broad initiative calling for the nationwide replacement of all water service lines made of lead or including a significant amount of lead.

Medical professionals battling for better health care

Out of the state’s 114 counties, only three have what is considered to be an adequate number of primary care providers. In other words, a chronic shortage of primary care providers in much of Missouri is aggravating health issues for Missourians.

Dollar General fire under investigation

Firefighters from five area departments were on the scene of a fire at the Dollar General Store at the intersection of Commercial and Mechanic streets this afternoon.
The Chill Spot, a new ice cream shop on the Harrisonville square, just opened Monday.

New Harrisonville ice cream shop is 'dream come true'

The Chill Spot, located at 103 W. Wall St., opened for business on Monday. It’s a dream-come-true for Brent Goodall.

Oakland Cemetery theft case remains in court

There has been no movement in the case against Lisa Anderson, 64, Pleasant Hill, who has been charged with stealing at least $25,000 from the Oakland Cemetery Association in Harrisonville between June of 2020 and August 27, 2021.
Marc and Tamar Jackson recently returned from Romania where he was visiting for work as a Bible-based transformational life coach from Sept. 19 to Oct. 3. While there, the Harrisonville couple had a moment to take in some of the sights.

Harrisonville resident teaches life’s purpose in Romanian churches

“A healthy soul is anchored by your core beliefs which live in the subconscious. Often they are contrary to conscious beliefs and ideals,” said Bible-based transformational life coach Marc Jackson, whose profession is dedicated to helping people achieve better relationships with themselves and subsequently with others.