Peculiar News

Convicted murderer sentenced to life

Christopher M. Marshall of Peculiar was sentenced to life in prison, plus 50 years for the April 2023 murder of his girlfriend, Alyssa Jordan.

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).

Peculiar police building bond pushed to 2025

PECULIAR — While dozens of residents showed up to request backyard chickens, the city’s board of aldermen seemed far more concerned about getting a new headquarters for the police department.

Peculiar residents petitioning city to change backyard chicken code

PECULIAR — Chris Tittle, a self-proclaimed chicken enthusiast, has become known around Peculiar for his love of the barnyard fowl, but now his love is taking him to petition the city government.

Pickleball snaring local interest

Last month was National Pickleball Month, and throughout Cass County communities are responding to the sport’s increasing popularity.

New police station proposal headed back to voters in August

PECULIAR — In August, voters will face a question which they previously voted down: whether to approve a $4 million general obligation bond to build a new police station.

Jury convicts Peculiar man of second-degree murder

Christopher M. Marshall of Peculiar was convicted last week of the murder of his girlfriend, Alyssa Jordan.

Confusion with addresses causing problems

PECULIAR — The city is facing an issue related to its growth and the concurrent use of two address systems. The extension of Kansas City’s address grid southward overlaps with the city’s own address grid, which in the digital age has created a public safety concern.

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.

MoDOT schedules closure for Peculiar Drive on April 8-15

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.

Peculiar Technology Park takes next step; Police officers recognized

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.

Large donation to benefit Peculiar city parks

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.