Weston • Platte County • Missouri

Signs Approved, Streetscape Considered

A new business in the Mettier Building had its signs approved by the Historic Weston Preservation Commission at its regular meeting Monday night. PW Ventures LLC is planning to start “Spa Weston” in the shop and second floor of the downtown building at 517 Main. The building plan shows a reception area, space for massage and pedicure chairs, and six massage rooms on the second floor.
In other business, Sue Phillips resigned from the board. Anyone who is interested in being on Planning & Zoning and the Preservation Commission, should fill out a form at City Hall.

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The Platte County Commission Should Reconsider How to Spend Federal Cares Act Funds

Thanks to the Federal CARES Act, Platte County received $12,250,000 of our funds from the US Government. It appears the Platte County Commissioners have decided to dedicate virtually all our $12,250,000 to giving grants to businesses.
While assistance to small businesses should be part of our overall recovery plan, what about the Platte County Health Department, the four school districts, the municipalities, and other public agencies in Platte County that we support with our local tax dollars?
Regardless of your perspective on the COVID-19 situation, it clearly has had a wide financial impact in Platte County, and we need a comprehensive approach instead of the narrowly focused one currently pursued by the commissioners.

Getting the hog's 'camera ready!'

Weston Community Theater Postspones Its Show Due To COVID-19

Gov. Parson on School

These kids have got to get back to school,” Gov. Mike Parson said in an interview Friday with radio host Marc Cox on KFTK. “They’re at the lowest risk possible. And if they do get COVID-19, which they will — and they will when they go to school — they’re not going to the hospitals. They’re not going to have to sit in doctor’s offices. They’re going to go home and they’re going to get over it.”
“We gotta move on,” he continued. “We can’t just let this thing stop us in our tracks.”

Fair Goes Back to its Roots

This year’s Platte County Fair was a quiet, calm, relaxed fair, consisting of the 4-H Fair and livestock shows.  Admission was free, folks brought their own food and hung out under the trees. True to tradition, Friday, Saturday and Sunday were among the hottest of the summer.Monday, a cool front and rain brought the temperatures down into the 70’s and 80’s for the next week.

Voters Pick Party Nominees, Decide Issues, Tuesday

Missouri’s Primary Election is Tuesday, August 4. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can also still vote absentee by contacting the Election board (at left). Since there is less than a week left, your best bet is to vote in person at the office in Platte City.
You will be asked which politican party’s ballot you want (See Pages 6 & 7), or if you want a ballot for the issues only.
This election is to choose those who will run in the November elections. Missouri has an open primary, so you can ask for whichever party ballot you want.