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Posted on: November 15, 2013

2013 State of the County Address

"Today, we renew our promise to leave a strong Jackson County for the next generation."

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Posted on: December 19, 2013

2 Families Receive Constructing Futures Houses

Latoya Caldwell could scarcely speak. She sobbed, shedding tears of joy. 

"Oh, my God," she cried. "This has been a long time coming."

"Home for the holidays" took on even greater meaning during a special presentation ...


Posted on: October 22, 2013

Golf Tournament Raises $18,300 For Operation Breakthrough

Four little kids, scarcely tall enough to see over the marble tabletops in the Legislative Chamber of the Jackson County Courthouse, walked away from County Executive Mike Sanders carrying a big check. Sander presented them and Operation Breakthrough co-f...> MORE

Posted on: September 7, 2013

Truman Courthouse Rededication

Historical accuracy guided every decision made during the multi-phased restoration of the Truman Courthouse on Independence Square—right down to the date and hour chosen for the rededication ceremony: 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

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Posted on: July 4, 2013

Iconic Clock Being Refurbished

ou might call it the perfect way to literally top off the renovations to the Historic Jackson County Truman Courthouse.
Although remodeling the interior -- to make the national landmark on Independence Square once again a "working courthouse" ...> MORE

Posted on: May 22, 2013

County Earns 2 APWA Awards

During its annual luncheon today at Union Station, the Kansas City Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association presented two "Project of the Year" awards to the Jackson County Public Works Department.

The new Regional Animal Shelte...> MORE

Posted on: April 30, 2013

New Regional Animal Shelter Opens

Great Plains SPCA Executive Director Courtney Thomas estimates between 200 and 250 people attended the grand opening of the new Regional Animal Shelter in Independence on Saturday, April 13.

People were literally lined up to get inside the brand new fa...> MORE

Posted on: April 16, 2013

'You Could Save A Life'

Pick up a phone. Dial the hotline number. Report suspected child abuse. And you can do it anonymously.

"It's that simple," said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. "If you suspect a child is being abused and you act by calling t...> MORE

Posted on: March 22, 2013

New Emergency Operations Center Opens

In the wake of a disaster, the new Independence/Eastern Jackson County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will, Independence Mayor Don Reimal declared, "save many lives." Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders joined the mayor, United States Congr...> MORE

Posted on: March 1, 2013

County Crews Clear The Way

Heavy snowfall shut down much of the Greater Kansas City region February 21 and 22. Before that snow could melt much, a second front dumped an additional foot in some parts of Jackson County on Tuesday, February 26.
The storms prompted Jackson County Exe...> MORE

Posted on: February 28, 2013

Step Up. Speak Up.

To solve most crimes law enforcement officials need someone to talk. If witnesses remain silent -- if they don't share what they know or suspect -- the perpetrator will probably remain at large, able to victimize others.

"It's really simple: Peop...> MORE

Posted on: January 14, 2013

New Award Will Honor James Nunnelly

During his decades of public service, Jim Nunnelly has humbly accepted many awards. Soon, someone else will be receiving an award that bears the former COMBAT administrator's name.

Last week, the Jackson County Legislature unanimously approved a resolu...> MORE