High Water Returning
Sheriff Mark Owen introduced the two newest members of the Platte County Sheriff’s Department Monday during the Commission session. The nearly two-year-old dogs are “Ajax” handled by Deputy Jessica Harrison and “Aries” handled by Deputy Matt King. The dogs have been in training the last six months at Vohne Liche Kennels, Denver, Indiana, In addition to their daily training, they will continue weekly training along side the Kansas City Police drug dogs.
The dogs are trained in narcotics detection, tracking and criminal apprehension. Their handlers spent seven weeks at the kennels learning how to handle the dogs and to continue their training.
They will go on patrol with their handlers and be available for calls.
“If you decide to take off across some field, I’d be looking over my shoulder at what’s coming,” Sheriff Owen advised.
J.R. Flores, State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has issued a local disaster declaration for five northwestern Missouri counties affected by flooding along the Missouri River.
The declaration makes federal financial and technical assistance available to local sponsors for stabilizing and restoring eligible streams, drainage systems and flood-control structures that were damaged by this spring’s flooding in the Missouri River floodplain.
The eligible counties are Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt and Platte.For further information, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xmTPt or contact the NRCS office serving your county. NRCS offices can be found in the phone book under “U.S. Government, Department of Agriculture.
IThe 68th Annual Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair was held at Union Station from April 3rd – April 6th, 2019. There were 758 projects involving 1,045 students from 91 schools and 21 school districts of all sizes from Kansas and Missouri. At the high school level, many of the student projects are 1 - 3 year long research projects that have been completed as part of special research classes and have had assistance from mentors from KU Med and other similar institutions. Given the above information, we feel as though our West Platte students that were selected to enter their 1 - 3 month long research projects that were done as part of their regular science classes at West Platte did exceptionally well and we want to congratulate them for their hard work and accomplishments.
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