Kevin Corbley

kc911foryou 2 years, 10 months ago on Change of venue sought in Plunkett murder case

This is a sad case for many of us to follow. As a paramedic I ran many calls over the years with Paul Plunkett. I also partnered and ran calls with a sweet, kind, caring, Sandra Jannick (Plunkett). It's hard for all of us to believe that Sandra could commit such an act.

But the subject is the request for a change of venue. I do not think that is necessary. I think a clear headed, untainted jury can be found in Callaway county. Paul's cases, as a JCPD officer, were primarily heard in the 19th Circuit which is Cole County. I doubt Paul had many cases or trials that were heard by the 13th Circuit which covers Boone and Callaway Counties. So that leads me to believe that a Callaway County court could try this case and Paul's role as a peace officer would not get in the way.

We need to keep the case where it is so that interested parties, and there are many, can easily make a trip to the courthouse in Fulton.

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kc911foryou 2 years, 10 months ago on Pool rescue at Memorial Park

This is not my first time to commend the the city for their outstanding, compitent pool staff. f A few years ago I wrote a letter to the city about an incident that took place at the aquatic center. The lifeguard saw a girl hit her head as she came off the water slide. The staff snapped into action. They placed the child on a backboard while still in the water. That is hard to do. I know this because I am a retired paramedic. I watched their actions and was convinced the child was in good hands.

Training the pool staff to the level they are now is a proper and worthwhile expenditure of city funds.

Thank you to the pool staff. Job well done.

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kc911foryou 2 years, 10 months ago on Report: Mo. black drivers stopped more frequently

Statistics can be skewed by a number of variables. In this report it would be interesting to know if the number of people of a certain race were stopped in a particular neighborhood were the same race as the prevailing race of the community or neighborhood where the person was stopped.

Every large city seems to have a region where persons of a particular race migrate and form their own lifestyle in that community based on their ethnic background. It is not logical to average those kinds of concentrations with communities where that set of circumstances does not exist.

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kc911foryou 2 years, 11 months ago on JC City Administrator Out of a Job

What a difference a few months make. I am glad that we have new council members and a new mayor I feel we can trust and are cleaning house.

I want to commend Carrie Carrol for standing alone several months ago, during the alleged hit-and-run/DUI controversy, when she called for Mr. Rasmussen's termination in open session. The then-council voted not to go into private session, as Councilman Carrol had requested, and she was forced to voice her position in public. I was very proud of her bravery for that. I'm glad she represents me.

Maybe now we have a council and mayor that will react to the will of the people instead of substituting their wisdom for ours.

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kc911foryou 2 years, 11 months ago on Rasmussen fired as city administrator

What a difference a few months make. I am glad that we have new council members and a new mayor I feel we can trust and are cleaning house.

I want to commend Carrie Carrol for standing alone several months ago, during the alleged hit-and-run/DUI controversy, when she called for Mr. Rasmussen's termination in open session. The then-council voted not to go into private session, as Councilman Carrol had requested, and she was forced to voice her position in public. I was very proud of her bravery for that. I'm glad she represents me.

Maybe now we have a council and mayor that will react to the will of the people instead of substituting their wisdom for ours.

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kc911foryou 2 years, 12 months ago on Lincoln sells Freeman Farm

I'm happy for Kelly that he was able to acquire this land for his business. I've known Kelly many years and so I know that he is an honest, hard-working, good-hearted young man with a family. He has earned everything he owns.

I wish him well in his endeavors on this new piece of land.

PS: "Wow"..I liked your message. Well said.

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kc911foryou 3 years ago on Flying high: 10-year-old finds success at skateboard competitions

I am happy that Manny and his dad have a great relationship. I'm glad that they have this difficult sport to share with each other. But I must tell you that I agree with the pro-helmet folks. As a retired paramedic with 33 years of service, I can tell you that you only get ONE chance when it comes to severe brain injuries. I don't care if they wanted the helmet off for a better PR shot for the paper. It only takes ONCE to ruin and handicap a person for life or, worse yet, they end up dead.

Many organizations give away free helmets if you cannot afford one. But for sake of every skater please enforce a helmet rule in your household. I did and it made for an angry kid. But eventually he accepted it and our battle was over.

Remember..You only get ONE chance to avoid a SEVERE head injury. Please don't be the parent crying in the ICU because you didn't want to fight the helmet battle with your child.

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kc911foryou 3 years, 1 month ago on Grandparents help celebrate Lutheran Schools Week

Is it better to have a parochial education than to have a public education? That's not really the question in my opinion. The question I see is a parents choice to determine what type of education their child gets and the methods used to achieve that education. If those methods include religious education along with the state mandated minimum standard curriculum requirements, then so be it.

I welcome Calvary Lutheran High School to our area to stand along side Trinity Lutheran, the many Catholic elementary schools, and Helias High School. Now Lutherans have a choice to continue sending their children to a Lutheran parochial school after the eighth grade.

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kc911foryou 3 years, 4 months ago on More hopefuls file for Jefferson City office

Is Mr. Steinman the man who we often see at the podium during the "Presentations from the Gallery" of the council meetings? If so, he could surprise all of us with a victory. Probably not the most eloquent speaker, he does bring some worthy and neglected issues to our attention.

I respect the man for having the guts to go full steam ahead into a sometimes hostile environment.

Thank you.

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