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Wes Minder
Line Creek Valley
The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and gentlemen, high school football starts tomorrow night. There have been a few rule changes so in order to save you the anger and embarassment of yelling about the wrong thing, I'd figured I'd share with you. The entire set can be found on the NFHS website here. One... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Line Creek Loudmouth
First off, let me tell you a little secret. I don't fly. I can't afford to fly. I don't believe in business related junkets. I don't want the TSA giving me the jollies so I really have zero emotional/mental investment in the KCI discussion. The only thing I care about... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I was perusing the Park Hill School Board agenda and let me just say my head hurts now because of some things I had to sketch on paper to understand. I've taken on a new goal to limit the amount of brain damage things nowadays are causing and tonight I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Did you know there is an election tomorrow (today 8/8/17 if you're reading this in the morning)? If you live in Clay County, here is the link to your ballot tomorrow. Platte County folks can see their ballot here. The big question on the ballot is a Clay County wide... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I had the chance a while back to take the Missouri River Trail on the Riverside/Quindaro Bend Levee and forgot just how pretty it is. Back before the Line Creek Trail was finished, we used to ride this a lot because it was about three miles long and worth loading... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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In case you were wondering what the new Northland Christian School being constructed south of the cemetery on the SWC of US 169 and Shoal Creek Parkway will look like, I'm finally going to show you. In case you don't know where/what I'm talking about here is a map with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Well ladies and gentlemen, I thought I'd share a post because it's been a while. It's been a busy summer and I'm in the middle of a laundry/garage/bath remodel that is taking a lot of time. I love wiring. I've wired outlets I've never used nor needed just because someday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and Gentlemen, it's getting to be the end of neighborhood garage sale time and so if you didn't have much luck at getting rid of your stuff and don't know what to do with old bikes, I've got a great suggestion for you. For the past few years we've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and gentlemen, we're having a baby girl this fall so enjoying boys piece of clothing from 0 to 3 is yours for the taking for $1 an item. Our neighborhood garage sale is this week and the boys have worked hard to set up a lemonade stand with cookies... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I don't want you to get this location confused with the new Park Hill elementary and third high school/LEAD property at NW 68th and Waukomis. In case you missed it, Park Hill earlier bought ground at the southeast corner of NW 56th Street and Northwood Road which will be the... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and gentlemen, did you realize the state of Missouri spends around a $1B a year and the oversight is done by an unelected commission? Well if you didn't, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has an official page where you can learn more about what the six members of... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the news is finally official. The next Park Hill School District Elementary School and LEAD campus will be within potato gun range of my house. The BOE approved the contract last night on a $3M purchase of 272 acres north of NW 68th and Waukomis. The site... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I trimmed out last week's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting so you can watch the discussion led by Scott Wagner on where we stand on the Buck O'Neil discussion. If you missed the first discussion, go back and see it here. This discussion has some testimony from KCFD about the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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It's been a long week and I wanted to do an on-road bike ride through our busiest areas at rush hour because I want to see how someone who doesn't have a car has to navigate as KCMO updates it's bike plan. I rode on Green Hills Road, Barry Road,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
The cool thing about KCMO Channel 2? Video can be downloaded and uploaded to other platforms so I took the time to download and trim last week's KCMO City Council update on issues going on about the US 169 Buck O'Neil Bridge project. Fighting insomnia tonight? Here is your cure...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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But don't worry because it's down south. However, mark your calendars for next Thursday the 27th for the meeting at the Northland Cathedral. In case you are wondering what I am talking about, check out my previous post on the topic. The KCMO Planning Department has the Bike KC plan... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Well I had a meeting today with a railroad with an office in KCK and took a local road route back home. I found a site with a couple of smokestacks and wanted to find an old aerial so I did some searching on Kansas aerials and found a 1954... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Almost five years after one of my first breakthrough blog posts about the Antioch Mall area, the big box, long vacant K-Mart™ on Vivion Road might be finally redeveloped. It's going to become some junior big boxes and a couple of outparcel buildings. It also will add a stormwater detention... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Do you ever find yourself driving Barry Road west of I-29 asking yourself why no one ever uses the bike lanes? You are not alone. I've been doing a lot of research lately on cycling and the on-street bike lanes built in the past decade have been psychologically studied to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and Gentlemen, I have spent way too much time at Children's Mercy facilities this year. The eleven year old started off the year (at my suggestion) playing with brothers on the iced deck one Saturday morning and busted his eyebrow open. Unfortunately, it was 10:30ish and the CMH urgent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I'll be honest with you, I've written three different openings to this post but they all didn't tie together so I'll dig right into it. We're going to get some commercial property which will increase the assessed value within the Park Hill School District and help pay for a bus... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I found some fine reading. I was looking over the business owners and there was a reference to the railroad depot in Platte City so I started looking at everything in the book. Here was Platte City in 1877 and I tried aligning an aerial map so you can try... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Don't forget tomorrow is the big April election day and in case you missed my Park Hill School Board Picks and Why I'm Voting No On the School Bond take a look at it. Don't walk into the voting booth uninformed. I'll link to The Northland News™ for sample ballots... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
I can't let a Park Hill School Board of Education post go without a reference to the infamous Fred "Yosemite" Sanchez seat so I'll get it out of the way early..... Sticking to my incumbency policy, Bart Klein and Janice Bolin deserve another term which leaves me a choice for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Before kids, we frequented Scholtzsky's™ because their sandwiches were great. However, the price for their kids meals weren't. The store at 152 and Flintlock closed. Coincidence? Dear restaurateurs......kids meals should be $2.99 or less. A box of mac and cheese is under $1, hot dogs with buns are less than... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth