Local News

  • January 3, 2018

    Village Cooperative...

    By Jill Draper Some 60 future residents of the Village Cooperative of Verona Hills gathered at the Jack Stack Martin City Banquet Room for a groundbreaking ceremony on Dec. 12. According to Shane Wright, project manager with Real Estate Equities Development, they constituted one of the largest-ever crowds for such...

  • January 3, 2018

    Westward Ho!

    New Transit Center murals commemorate pioneers of color Colorful murals depicting travelers on the historic trails that traversed south Kansas City and the routes of the trails have been installed on the sides of the nearly completed Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) 3-Trails Transit Center at 9449 Blue Ridge...

  • December 28, 2017

    Winners of...

    It was a tough choice. (Good thing we had 20 judges along for the ride.) Here are the winners and runners up on our Holiday Homes Decorating Contest.

  • December 19, 2017

    Freezing for...

    Boy Scout Troop 531 built cardboard homes to sleep in at Martin City Baptist Church, December 8th. The temperatures dipped into the 20s, while the troop  collected donations for the Grandview Assistance Program. Boy Scout Troop 46 will do the same Friday, December 15, at St. Peters & All Saints,...

  • December 19, 2017

    Reopening of...

    By Jill Draper McDonald’s is modernizing its fast-food restaurant concept throughout the nation, and the location at 13301 State Line Rd. is celebrating a new look, a new ordering system and in the near future, new menu options. At the grand reopening on Dec. 19, the first 100 customers (beginning...

  • December 16, 2017

    Pack up...

    Our Holiday Homes Decorating Contest ends in less than a week. There's still time to be a competitor!

  • December 11, 2017

    Thomas Hart...

    By Paul Edelman A series of shocking paintings once deemed too brutal and horrifying to display before American citizens will be the subject of a talk on the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. On Dec. 7 Mid-Continent Public Library’s Raytown branch at 6131 Raytown Rd. will focus...

  • December 11, 2017

    Pastor Dezo...

    After interning for two years, Dezo Desauguste is now a co-pastor at the First Baptist Church in Red Bridge. “Now I am official,” said Desauguste with a smile who hails from Haiti. Desauguste originally dreamed of becoming a doctor. “I wanted to open a center for children, where I would...

  • December 11, 2017

    Free Dental...

    By Kathy Feist November 22nd was a bitterly cold and windy day. But that didn’t stop one military veteran from lining up at the doors of Dental Care Center in Martin City at 2 o’clock in the morning. That veteran was first in line to receive free dental care provided...

  • December 11, 2017

    Martin City...

    Around 80 students participated in a camp-in experience called the Bulldog Challenge at Martin City Middle School, 201 E. 133 St., on Saturday, November 18. The fun afternoon which ran from 3 to 8 p.m. included fitness and trivia challenges, pizza, crafts and teamwork. The children also learned how to...

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