Weston • Platte County • Missouri

Did you know that mums are perennials? Many times, when mums are planted into the landscape or pots in late summer or early fall they won’t come back after a hard winter. But, if you plant them into your landscape in the spring you will have beautiful fall color year after year.
Here you can see agriculture students potting ten different mum varieties that will be available at the 1st Annual West Platte FFA Plant Sale that will be held on May 7th, 9th, and 11th.

Ag Students Ashlynne Sanchez, Mikenna Peters, Julian Trelow, Izzy Avery pot mum varieties in the West Platte Greenhouse

Weston businesses and City offices are bracing for flooding later this week, as the Missouri River flooding in Iowa and Nebraska moves south. The flooding has been delayed from original forecasts as levees in Nebraska and Iowa broke.  Sur-Gro started moving fertilizer out of storage Wednesday, and sending it to other plants. Jeff’s Architectural Salvage and Weston Tobacco Company were making plans to move merchandise to higher ground.Friday, Public Works employees moved pumps from the lagoons, which are expected to be overtopped, and tethered the aerators so they would float with the water level.
Monday morning, City Hall daily operations were moved to the Weston Police Station at Market and Blackhawk. City Hall is not expected to flood, but lowest part of Main Street will. More on the flooding in this week's Chronicle

Candidates for three city offices told more than 50 residents why they should be elected Mayor or Aldermen. The forum, hosted by The Weston Chronicle was Wednesday, March 13 in the Blue Jay Room at the West Platte Central Office.  See what was said in this weeks Weston Chronicle

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