Man, it’s been quite a past week.
For starters, of course, are the two wicked snowstorms which nailed the area. The first one was not too problematic for yours truly (other than the cardiac-inducing driveway and deck snow removal at the Stubbs Villa in Platte City) or this newspaper because it was on Thursday — the day after our publications come off the press.
The second one was a bit more of a headache because it fell on Tuesday — the day we go to press.
Kudos to The Citizen staff for braving the elements and standing tall as the blizzard raged on and our deadline approached.
Kudos also to all the road crews out there and especially to those in my neck of the woods — from Platte City, Platte County and Platte City Special Road District — who did an excellent job clearing the roads. Talk about a thankless job.
The storms aside, there were a few other things that grabbed my attention.
One is the West Platte boys basketball team, which, as of this writing, was 27-0 heading into the state playoffs. Appreciate what you are seeing, Bluejays fans. An undefeated basketball team at this point in the season is a rare feat. Here’s hoping they end the season that way.
And finally in this quick little column, let me give a shout-out to all the dancers from the YMCA, Platte Valley Bank and Platte County R-3 who strutted their stuff at last Saturday’s Platte City Chamber of Commerce/EDC Celebration of Business Awards. The entertainment for the evening were the afore-mentioned dancers who, with only a few practices under their belts, hit the dance floor in front of a few hundred folks who were glad it was not them under the lights.
And of course, they had to endure being ridiculed by the host (that would be me) and the judges — R-3 Superintendent Dr. Mike “Twinkletoes” Reik, Spectrum Station’s Tracy “T-Foz” Foster and the YMCA’s Vic “Vinnie Perrino” Perrin.
It was all in good fun, of course and a good time was had by all. See for yourself on page A8 of The Citizen's print edition. Thanks for reading. Lee Stubbs is owner/editor of The Citizen. He may be reached by e-mail at editor@plattecountycitizen. com or by calling 858-5154. Follow him on Twitter @leejstubbs.