From the Desk of Harrisonville Mayor Brian Hasek

It has been a very busy morning for everyone. City crews are trying to access all the damages and prioritize resources. I know many of you have had flooding issues and questions.

Please be patient and we will try to get some answers to your questions. I know that people are going to have necessities that are needed to help get by and we will be in need of a way to relay that information. I do not have all of the answers right now but will work to find them for you.

This was not something any of us predicted and we are going to have to face this together, day by day. Thank you all for concerns and feel free to use my page to share information. I will be on and off of here and my wife is helping me try to keep up with messages.

Again thank you all and we will find a way to get through this.

From the Desk of Harrisonville Mayor Brian Hasek


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Volunteer at House of Hound on August 26th for National Dog Day

House of Hound is a nonprofit organization in Butler that works every day to save the lives of dogs from kill shelters, the streets, or even just bad situations.

To date they have saved more than 500 hundred dogs since their opening in 2014, but they haven’t done it alone. The amazing volunteers and staff at House of Hound work day in and day out to save these wonderful animals.

National Dog Day is Saturday, August 26th. Dog owners all over the country celebrate this day with their beloved pets, but what about those dogs in the shelters? Shelters like House of Hound need the help of amazing volunteers to get these dogs exercise, fed (use Dog lick mat to create some fun), watered, medicated, and (of course) the love they deserve.

This year on August 26th, think about going out to House of Hound and helping by walking a dog, sitting with it and giving it some love, or even playing with it in a play-yard. There are so many ways to help these animals.

Maybe you want to do more!

You can work with House of Hound to become a foster parent to an animal. Sometimes animals need to be temporary placed in a home instead of the shelter. Maybe you can be that person.

Lastly, of course, there is adoption. Adopting a rescue dog saves the pet, but so many times it saves the adopter just as much. Rescued dogs are absolutely amazing, but they do sometimes come with special needs. Make sure you are informed on the needs of the dog before adopting it. Take some time to really get to know it before you fully commit.

House of Hound fees for adoption are considerably lower than anywhere else you are going to find in the area, including Kansas City. The fee to adopt a canine is $100, which includes their shots, microchip, and spay/neuter.

Each month House of Hound features a “Furry Friend” from their shelter. You can learn more about the “Featured Furry Friend” on the House of Hound website at

The “Featured Furry Friend” for August is Gena. Gena is a medium size Shepherd mix who arrived at House of Hound in July. She does have some special needs, like most rescue dogs. Her needs include: needs a home without cats or chickens, chases cars, and can jump a regular fence so a 6 foot privacy fence or higher is needed. Gena does have good leash skills.

Come out to House of Hound to meet Gena or any of the other amazing dogs available during regular business hours, which are Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm, or by appointment

Tight points battles bring drama to Season Championship Night at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND- It began in April and reaches the finish line on Saturday with plenty of drama surrounding the championship chases in the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series. Track champions in all four divisions will be crowned on the final night of the regular season on Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick Season Championship Night. It also will be Public Safety Appreciation Night as all police, fire and rescue personnel will be admitted free with ID. Police, fire and rescue vehicles will be displayed on the midway. General Manager Dan Robinson said Saturday night is a time to fans to recognize the public safety personnel, along with the drivers and crew members who have devoted themselves toward the weekly series throughout the 2017 season.

“It’s a direct reflection of a tremendous competitive season that our points races are going right down to the wire and especially close in two of the divisions,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. “It literally could come down to the final lap of the season to decide a couple of our champions.

“Our weekly drivers have put on some memorable shows for our fans this season and it will be a highlight to recognize our champions at the conclusion of the action on Saturday night.”

The Pitts Homes USRA Modified chase finds Bolivar’s Jeff Cutshaw back in front after his feature victory last week. Cutshaw, seeking a fourth straight Lucas Oil Speedway title, is 10 points ahead of Jason Pursley and 37 in front of Eric Turner. Pursley was on top entering last Saturday’s program, but finished ninth in the main event.

Things are just as unsettled in the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Model points after Johnny Fennewald of Appleton City jumped past Aaron Poe to take over the lead. Fennewald is 18 points in front of Poe and 27 clear of Aaron Marrant, the reigning champ who won Saturday’s feature to keep his title hopes alive.

In the Big O Tires Street Stock division, Wheatland’s Toby Ott is on the brink of his first championship. Ott, with five wins this season, leads Kenny Carroll by 77 points.

The leader with the most cushion is Andy Bryant in the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods. Bryant, of Fort Scott, Kan., is 112 ahead of second-place Shawn Strong.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:35.

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