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In less than two months, our kids will know where they will be attending school in 2019. Have you been following along? I really haven't until now when I was trying to figure out what was going with the meeting tonight. Digging through the district page, I did find one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Buckle up and pay attention folks. There is going to be some homework at the end of this post. Looks like there is finally some development pressure at the interchange of I-435 and Route 45. It appears that there is some substantial rezoning being proposed in the fair city of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Well school has started which means no more swimming at the pool till after 10PM and so now maybe I'll have some time (and interest) to write some stuff. It's been a distracting summer with all the kids, a DIY disaster that I'm in the middle of, and family member... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Tomorrow is election day people and 85% of you won't vote but those of that you that do, I strongly recommend you ignore all the mailers and media and vote for Tony Luetkemeyer for State Senate in the Republican primary. Tony lives in Platte County and since most of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Everyone else enjoying summer? Well we are and I should have posted this earlier and I am sorry I didn't post this earlier but I've got a lot of things going on right now and it snuck up on me. It's Antioch Bible Baptist Church's annual free clothing give away.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
I've been doing a lot more biking to work lately. Part of it is because I have a goal to do it once a week. Part of it is because I drive older, late model cars that sometimes need some preventative maintenance or repair. I dropped off the car in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
I was a little surprised looking over the Park Hill School Board agenda for last night. The redistricting schedule is going to move sooner and faster than I thought it would. The criteria with which to evaluate the new maps was first released last night and the Board will approve... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
I've been told thanks to some donations from Kansas City Southern Railroad and JE Dunn Construction Company that this year's National Train Day celebration this Saturday May 19th is going to be bigger and better than all the others. In case you don't know how we celebrate National Train Day... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Today I was just minding my own business driving along the newly widened Route 45 when I spotted where MoDOT decided to protect people in their cars with their seat belts and air bags by installing sharp metal guardrail which would be fine except the guardrail is right next to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
One key thing about transportation improvements nowadays is that partnerships are the key to getting things done. The latest case in point are the improvements underway to Pleasant Valley Road between Antioch and North Brighton. The old windy farm road is getting a major makeover and realignment as shown in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Just when I think I've been everywhere in Platte County, I realize I have so much to learn. Since yesterday was a cold day, I figured I'd "build character" with the older boys by wandering in the woods. I didn't feel like doing more exploring in Tiffany Springs Park and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
One of the reasons why I started this blog was to archive and share history. It even has its own category of posts. It's a repository of stuff I stumble on or things I find interesting. Did you know there's an actual group of folks who take historical documentation very... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
While not as exciting as the saga of The Boat at Tiffany Springs there is some redevelopment of long vacant office space along the I-29 corridor underway. Back in the 1970's, someone built a pair of matching office buildings between NW 112th Street and Tiffany Springs Parkway. Those buildings of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Well final conceptual alternatives have been posted to the website in case you've signed up for updates. You also need to take the online survey which shows all of the concepts and provide your thoughts in the simple sliding scale. The survey will look like the screenshot below so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Don't worry folks. The Kansas City Northern Railroad aka the Line Creek Train is not going anywhere. It just needed some TLC. I don't know if those of you that ride the train have noticed but the south bank of the East Fork of Line Creek had been eroding near... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Following up on yesterday's post that Nick Marshal is challenging Eric Zahnd for Platte County Prosecutor this August, I'd thought I'd see how much nasty mail we will be getting this summer. Looks like Nick Marshall has over $18,000 in his campaign account which seems like a small number for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Holy moly!!!!!!!!!! IT'S ON! Ladies and gentlemen, filing deadline for the August Republican and Democrat parties was today and we're going to have a mailbox stuffing primary this summer. Parkville area state Representative Nick Marshall has filed to run against current Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd. I've found an exclusive... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Sometimes I see development plans and I'm just like "barf, that's boring" but suck it up and write a post just so you know what's going on. I haven't been doing my real estate posting because there's really been nothing that's been interesting enough for me to give up a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
If you didn't see the article from Steve Vockrodt yesterday, here it is. The money line in the article? "Zona Rosa's occupancy rate has fallen from 85.9 percent in 2014 to 60 percent in 2017." This is what happens when we overbuild parking and subsidize parking garages. Cue the Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
This week's post on the Frisco Highline Trail between Springfield and Bolivar, Missouri got me thinking about abandoned railroads here locally so I pulled up some Sanborn fire insurance maps and old plat books and used them as necessary to trace old railroads in Platte County. I actually learned something... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
I'm going to Indianapolis later this year and am planning on bringing my bike to try out some other places on the way to/fro. I was trying to find some long trails and the choices in Illinois and Indiana are limited which is strange because they are both so flat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Rather than scrolling social media on the couch, I tried to compile some videos from the local media about the US 169 Buck O'Neil Bridge project and everything that is going on in addition to my more detailed post earlier this week. I will also remind you that if you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Plans for the new Park Hill School District elementary school are moving forward very quickly. The school layout matches closely with the master site plan for the entire LEAD and elementary school site at 68th and Waukomis. In this rendering below, anything in light blue is existing ground/forest that appears... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
A lot has happened since my last US 169 Buck O'Neil Bridge post: the governor of Missouri exhibited himself as a lying fool, KC voters overwhelmingly approved moving forward with a new airport, we had a healthy baby girl, the corporate tax rate was FINALLY reduced (which we end up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
MORE SELF STORAGE!!! I'll save the pontification and refer you to my post about self-storage being zoned at the southeast corner of Green Hills and Barry Road. A rezoning has been approved for the southwest corner of Green Hills and Old Tiffany Springs Road. The proposed land use will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth