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

For 15 years, the Center for Architecture & Design has held a KC Design Week, a series of events designed to provide insight into all areas of design through programs featuring experts from fields such as architecture, graphics, interiors, products, landscape architecture, planning and urban environments. 

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.

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.

RAYMORE — Mayor Kris Turnbow announced this afternoon the city may have reached a settlement ending the plans for a landfill in Jackson County, just north of the city's borders.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is reporting the completion of the I-49 and 7 Highway project.

Forty-seven FFA members from the Cass Career Center FFA Chapter competed at Area and District FFA Career Development Contests on March 25 – April 6. 

ADRIAN – Much like the proverbial “bad penny,” issues from the former Adrian Manor nursing home continue to show up. Currently, the city is exploring whether or not it is on the hook for nearly $300,000 of federal money granted for the facility in 2020.

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.

Crews working on the bridge replacement and intersection improvement project on 7 Highway South will make the following lane and ramp closures.

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.

Crews will close Peculiar Drive from Route C to Spencer Drive in Peculiar for pavement repairs and intersection improvements. This full closure will be in place from 8 a.m. on April 8 until 5 p.m., April 15.

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

Filings closed last week so the races are set for the primary elections on Aug. 6 for various state and county offices. Candidates for various offices filed either in Jefferson City for state races or at the county clerks’ offices for county positions.

PECULIAR — The board of aldermen authorized Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors as the contractor for financial advisory services related to the construction of the Harper Road Technology Park at Monday night’s meeting.

Unlike what happened to the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs initiative, most election questions in Cass County were approved in Tuesday’s election.

Shaden’s Rae Boutique began as an online business last year and by early 2024 had expanded to include a brick-and-mortar shop located at 35 East Main Street, Suite C.

The Peculiar Parks and Recreation Department has received a gift of $201,000 from the estate of Mary Irene Dorflinger. The bequeathed money is meant to benefit the community’s pre-teen children, but no other specifics were mentioned.

Developers hope the final hurdle has been cleared and demolition of the old Cass Medical Center on East Mechanic Street can begin within the month.

Beginning April 30, the Cass County Collector’s Office will hold a 90-day open enrollment period for senior homeowners wishing to register for a real estate property tax credit.

ADRIAN — The schedule for the Independence Day celebration could be noticeably different this year as organizers are hoping to streamline the event.

Carolyn Deane has lived in Harrisonville for 25 years and worked as an educator in East Lynne and Raymore before recently changing careers to a business owner.

CLEVELAND — Midway Superintendent Heath Oakes didn’t dance around what is on the upcoming bond issue question that’s on the April 2 ballot when asked about it last week.

For the first time in five years, Drexel School District voters will have a bond issue question on the ballot when they head to the polls April 2.

Harrisonville seventh-grader Mariah Coffey won the Cass County Spelling Bee today.

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