This column first appeared in the Platte County Landmark, the week of October 2, 2017. It seems more and more every day that I am an enigma. Everyone seems to be picking sides, like the world’s meanest game of playground kickball. Lining up on the right are those aligned with certain ideologies, and they seem to be 100% opposite from those lining up on the left.
A newly-acquired dog belonging to the Platte County Sheriff’s Department bit a young girl in the face at a department picnic in September. The bite required stitches to the girl’s face, Major Erik Holland of the Platte County Sheriff’s Department confirmed. The victim is the child of a sheriff’s department employee, Holland said. He wasn’t sure of the exact age of the girl but said she is in the second grade.
Chip Sherman, whose Platte County Pirate football teams won three consecutive state championships, will be inducted this year into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The announcement of Sherman’s pending induction was made Wednesday by officials with the Missouri State Hall of Fame. Sherman coached 20 seasons at Platte County High School, compiling a 191-37 record during that time. His consecutive Class 3 state championships came in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
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