Lots being cleared for high school parking

Several homes on North Madison Street across from the high school have been purchased by the Webb City R-7 School District and are being demolished. Plans are to create more parking, which would be especially helpful for those attending events at the Ronald R. Barton Performing Arts Center.

Two upcoming Webb City Historical Society events

Just A Taste tour and how-they-did-it program

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 105 S. Main St.

Webb City Historical Society members and guests will enjoy a guided tour of Just A Taste, a successful, massive downtown renovation project.

After the tour, Kurt Baker, who managed the project, will share the back story of this major commercial renovation, which rescued multiple downtown buildings and created Just A Taste – The Courtyard, Paddy O’Rourke’s Pub, the King Jack Event Center, The Zinc City Tasting Room, and more.

Free cookies will be served, but attendees can also order dinner or appetizers from Just A Taste.

Historic downtown trolley tour

10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Webb City Historical Society will host a riding tour of downtown on the city’s Old Urban Trolley.

Erin Turner will narrate the history of notable buildings. And local historian Marti Pittman will ride along to answer questions.

Passengers will board the trolley at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Central United Methodist Church, 5 South Pennsylvania St.

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