RICHMOND – The Missouri Highway Patrol completed annual school bus inspections in Ray and Clay counties, requiring repairs before buses are driven. The state requires bus repairs within 10 days of the inspection.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The city urges residents to prevent a buildup of leaves on roads and gutters as fall arrives. “When residents blow or rake their leaves into roadways or curbs, it causes many problems, such as clogging storm drains, hazardous driving conditions, pollution and even fire hazards,” city information states.
Research into Clay County history reveals white people sold black people on the county courthouse steps in the 1800s, a common occurrence in Southern states. Vivid historical descriptions of slavery talk about requiring people to wear identification tags, about scars from chains and whips, rapes, murders and as many humiliations as soulless people could concoct. Such acts occurred in the city where I once lived – a place called Liberty, ironically.
LIBERTY – With a controversial $20 million annex replacement project in progress, and with two out of three commissioners out after the Nov. 3 elections, Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte wants to put the annex project on hold.
KANSAS CITY – The Excelsior Springs varsity boys soccer team got its first road trip out of the way last week. Playing in the Winnetonka Tournament, the Tigers visited the Staley High School and District Athletic Complex, where they placed third.