West Platte Choral Department Singers Earn All-District Choir Recognition

“A Day af the Farm” Special Senior Event in Weston, is Tuesday, Oct. 3

A special fall senior event at the Red Barn Farm (east of Weston) will be Tuesday, October 3, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is hosted by Platte Senior Services, Inc. (PSSI), a non profit organization serving seniors in Platte County.
The event is open to all seniors in Platte County.
You’ll enjoy lunch, Bingo and musical entertainment along with the beautiful fall surroundings at the Farm.
Red Barn Farm is located approximately .04 miles south of MO Highway 273 on Wilkerson Road, just outside Weston. 
Lunch reservations are required by calling 816-270-4100 by Tuesday, September 26.
Bring your old, unused or unneeded medications to be properly disposed of by the Platte County Sheriff’s Department.
This event is a great opportunity to enjoy a day of fun at the Farm, meet new friends and learn about the weekly activities offered by PSSI at its main center and satellites in Platte County.

Platte County Public Safety Committee Nearing a Recommendation on Jail

Weston • Platte County • Missouri

The Committee for Public Safety is nearing a recommendation that a new addition be added to the present jail to expand the number of people that can be held in it. The members of the committee at the last meeting, September 19 put off a vote until the entire committee could be at the next meeting for a possible final decision.
Since the jail vote lost resoundingly in 2018, the cost of building a jail has gone from about $400 per square foot to more than $700 per square foot. 
“It could be $750 to $800 per square foot, and it could be $900 by the time it starts,” an architect told the committee.
The proposal is for going from 150 beds to 500, which are estimated to be needed within 20 years.
The committee is estimating the need for about 60,000 square feet for the new jail addition and two new courtrooms. Additional work would be upgrading the plumbing and electrical systems in the existing jail.
Members of the committee have toured both the jail and courthouse, heard from members of the Sheriff’s Department and judges, and looked at possible locations around Platte City ranging in size from a few lots that could be used for expansion to large acreages that would have enough room for a complete Justice Center, including a new jail and Courthouse.
County Commissioners have hired engineers and architects to study the present courthouse separately from the work of the Committee for Public Safety. Commissioner Joe Vanover told that committee he wanted to remodel and add additional courtrooms in the courthouse to make it “adequate” for the judges.
In addition, the Commissioners have already moved all the offices and services out of the Resource Center near the airport and are having it renovated to hold the non-jail part of the Sheriff’s Department. 
The upper floor of the Sheriff’s Department will become the new offices of the County Prosecutor, freeing up the third floor of the courthouse

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Wonderful arts & and crafts vendors, delicious varieties of food, Live music, apple butter demonstration, lots of kids’ activities, and autumn delights!
For decades, Historic Weston’s Applefest has been the region’s biggest celebration, marking the harvest season and all things apple!
October 7 & 8, there will be Apple Alley, Apple Treats, an Apple-themed parade, and more crafters and artisans than ever before. Live music, an apple butter demonstration, kids’ games, and autumn delights. 
This year the festival will have additional music entertainment, food, and craft vendors at O’Malley’s pub, at the outdoor stage, and parking lot.
Apple pies and other goodies will be served at the Weston United Methodist Church on Main Street and Apple dumplings will be served at the Christian Church on Washington St.
There is downtown parking at the parking lot on the Southwest side of Main St (at the bottom of the hill)  for $20, the school parking lot on Washington, or catch the free shuttle bus from the lot off of P Hwy. and 45 Hwy.; - cost to park is $15.
Applefest will kick off on Saturday, Oct 7 from 10am - 5 PM (with the parade starting at 10 am)Sunday, Oct 8 from 11 AM - 5 PM
Applefest volunteers are still needed. If you would like to participate, please contact our director, Victoria Campbell, at the Chamber of Commerce at 816-640-2909, or via email: Director@westonmo.com.