Bill Dane, 68 year-old Mayor of Kearney, MO, passed away April 9 at St. Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza. Dubbed “The Great Dane,” he had been mayor of Kearney since 2001. He was a tireless champion of the city and was instrumental in the April 3 passage of a sales tax issue to build a second I-35 interchange.
Dane was the owner of Maggie’s Attic in Weston in the early 2000’s. The store, next to the old police station, started as gift and antique store. He quickly found a niche as a wine merchant and hosted wine tastings that drew customers from around the Kansas City area.
A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church located at 1000 East Street Highway 92, Kearney, Missouri, 64060.
A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at First United Methodist Church.
Clean-Up Day Scheduled
The city of Weston will hold it’s annual Clean-up Day Saturday, April 28. Use of the bulky items dumpster will be free for Weston residents. No trash, hazardous materials or construction waste will be accepted, but furniture, appliances and other large items will be. This will be a great time to clean out your garage, yard or nearby creeks.
Another opportunity is several weeks later, when the annual Garage Sale Weekend is held. The weekend will be Friday & Saturday, June 1 & 2.
On Saturday Brad Lynch, high school chemistry teacher, was presented with the Howard Gadberry Teacher Award at the 67th Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair.
This award recognizes one teacher every year who teaches STEM classes and shows outstanding effort toward the motivation of students in scientific exploration.
Services Planned for Bill Dane
Brad Lynch Honored at KC Science Fair
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