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2019

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Deputy named to UCM Hall of Fame

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019

Captain Robert Tuttle with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has been named to the University of Central Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame.

Tuttle played second base for the Mules from 1970 to 1975. He earned first team ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Sedorcek named Player of the Year

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Jackson County’s top golf pro is now the Midwest Senior Player of the Year.

Jeff Sedorcek, head golf pro at Fred Arbanas Golf Course, was recently named the PGA Midwest Senior Player of the Year following the 2019 season.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Public Works preparing for winter weather

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019

With 425 miles of roads to keep clear, it takes a lot of preparation and training for the Road and Bridge Division of the Jackson County Public Works Department to be ready before winter weather hits.

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Associate of the Month: September 2019

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019

Jessica Jaqua’s dedication to the Corrections Department recently lead to her helping an elderly woman waiting to bond her son out of jail.

The woman had driven four hours and was waiting in the lobby. She was visibly ups...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Medical Examiner Office receives full accreditation

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019

The Jackson County Medical Examiner Office was recognized for receiving full accreditation during the National Association of Medical Examiner’s Conference October 22.

N.A.M.E. accredited offices represent the highest qua...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Associate Appreciation Day at the Zoo

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Jackson County associates and their families were provided with a day at the Kansas City Zoo in appreciation for the work they do every day.

County Executive Frank White, Jr. said, “Our associates are the heartbeat of Jackson County. Without them...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Pink Ribbon Road Show

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Please join Jackson County, RideKC, American Cancer Society, KC Parks and TMC as we celebrate the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month with our colorful pinking ceremony October 1, at JC Nichols Fountain. VIP guests will tint Kansas City’s...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents Discover Fort Osage!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 13, 2019

 

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents Discover Fort Osage!

New event celebrates County’s first National Historic Landmar...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Missouri’s statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill set for Oct. 17

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Contact: Jeff Briggs, SEMA Earthquake Program Manager, (573) 526-9232Jeff.Briggs@sema.dps.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Aug. 19, 2019Missouri’s statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill set for Oct. 17

More than half a million Missourians expec...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Enjoying eight years as a seasonal employee

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019

As the summer season nears its close so does the eighth and possibly last season of Thomas Crosby’s work at Longview Marina.

Crosby was 16 and looking for a summer job when his cousin Sarah suggested he join her to work at...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Associate of the Month: July 2019

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019

As chaplain for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Anthony Baker organized the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Corp. In less than a year, he has united several diverse faith-based leaders together to...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Associate of the Month: June 2019

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2019

The Jackson County Recorder of Deeds Department is in the process of replacing 18 year-old software to upgrade its recording for the public and business community and Anissia Manuleleua is a big part of that.

Anissia has led a workg...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Back to School Bash

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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019

The Bash is back. For the second year, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the Back to School Bash to assist families and students getting ready for a successful school year.

This year the Sheriff’s Off...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Jackson County Executive issues statement after BOE meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 18, 2019Contact: Marshanna Smith(816) 881-1391msmith@jacksongov.org 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement after today’s Board of Equalization ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Associate of the Month: May 2019

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019

From watching over prisoners in the Corrections Department to collecting mosquitoes for the Environmental Health Division to inspecting buildings, Marlon Southard has had a wide variety of duties as a Jackson County associate.

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

129th Correction Officer Academy Graduation

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MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019

The Jackson County Corrections Department welcomed 11 new officers during a graduation ceremony for Corrections Academy’s 129th class.

“This is a great Academy class and we are excited,” Corrections Directo...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Associate of the Month: April 2019

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2019

Sitting on a folding chair with a laptop on her knees, Melanie Slaughter somehow maintained her calm and professional attitude as she helped her office transition to temporary space due to flooding at the Courthouse.

The Public Adm...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Rock Island Trail Opens

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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019

Jackson County celebrated the Grand Opening of the Rock Island Trail with a ribbon cutting ceremony June 1 at the 98th Street Trailhead.

The opening marks the completion of the first phase of the Rock Island Shared Use Path. The trail i...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Historic Flooding

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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019

Flood waters in Jackson County reached historic levels over the weekend causing the Missouri River to breech a levee causing parts of the city of Levasy to flood.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office along with multiple emergency service...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

National Public Works Week

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019

The Jackson County Public Works Department is responsible for all county roads, highways, streets, sewers, bridges and dams in the unincorporated part of the County. In 2018 the department completed nearly 90 miles of road improveme...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Associate of the Month: March 2019

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TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019

Jeff Duncan has distinguished himself with the Parks + Rec Department with his exemplary leadership of his crew.

His hands-on leadership was showcased while clearing snow and ice from sidewalks and steps at the county’s Kansa...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Public Employee Recognition Day

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THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019

Jackson County joined the Federal Executive Board and the city of Kansas City to recognize public servants during the 26th Annual Public Employees Recognition Day Awards Ceremony.

The county honored 25 associates with 12 awards during ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Parks + Rec Honors Its Volunteers

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019

For more than three decades David Bennett has helped the history of Fort Osage come to life. As a volunteer he has helped to organize special events, create exhibits and served as an interpreter.

It was Bennett who founded the Fort&am...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Kristen Geary receives Environmental Health Awards

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MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019

Public Health Specialist Kristen Geary was recently doubly honored by the Missouri Environmental Health Association.

Geary was presented with both the Environmental Public Health Specialist of the Year and the President’s Aw...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Celebrating Jackson County's Administrative Professionals-Executive Office

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Chriss Howard has seen a lot of change during her 20 years as an administrative professional for Jackson County. Including three county executives.

She was first hired as a temp in July of 1999 and then again in November of that year. She was hired full ti...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

George Toma Day April 19, 2019

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Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. declares April 19, 2019 as "George Toma Day" in Jackson County to honor the legendary retired greens keeper of the Truman Sports Complex.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Sheriff's Office Easter Egg Hunt

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MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forté and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office hosted an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th. Families filled Kansas City Park’s Grove Park to enjoy the event which feat...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Celebrating Jackson County's Administrative Professionals-HR

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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019

Helping people is the most enjoyable part of the job for the two administrative professionals in the Human Resources Department.

Office Administrator Maria Leathers said, “As a young girl my mom taught me the importance of h...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Associate of the Month: February 2019

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THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

Thanks to the initiative of Eric Rabe, the Assessment Department was able to quickly get up and running during the recent closure of the courthouse in Kansas City.

Eric worked with the IT Department to ensure the department was able...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Jackson County 2018 Annual Report "Moving Forward" is here

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Read about the progress made by Jackson County government in 2018, from upgrades at the jail to new attractions at the parks, and the steps taken to better serve the community.

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Celebrating Jackson County's Administrative Professionals

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MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019

To keep a department as large as Parks + Rec moving smoothly it takes four very experienced administrative professionals.

Susan Kinnaman, office and volunteer coordinator, said that things are always busy around the parks. “O...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Associate of the Month: January 2019

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THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019

Irina Smirnova consistently exceeds expectations. As a Support Service Technician in the Corrections Department she is responsible for custodial work.

Support Services Supervisor Craig Mosher said, “She responds to bio-haz...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

128th Corrections Academy Graduation Largest Ever

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Jackson County celebrated the graduation of the 128th Corrections Academy Friday March 15 at the downtown Jackson County Courthouse. The group of 24 marked the largest graduating class the Corrections Academy has ever had.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

County Youth Government Day

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A group of more than sixty Junior ROTC students from around Jackson County got a lesson in county government Tuesday morning at the Jackson County Courthouse.

The County Youth Government Day Program was presented by the American Legion to give high school ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

2018 Associate of the Year

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019

Scott Hatcher was named 2018 Associate of the Year Wednesday during the annual Associate of the Month luncheon. Scott was the November Associate of the Month for his quick thinking in helping to save the life of an injured hunt...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Downtown Courthouse closed until February 19

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Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. and 16th Circuit Court Presiding Judge David M. Byrn announced the downtown courthouse will be closed until February 19.

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Downtown Courthouse Closure

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, 415 E. 12th Street, will be closed for the remainder of this week due to a water line break inside the facility.  

“We are disappointed about this setback, but when you’re d...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Celebrating JCDC's International Community

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Jackson County Corrections Officer Duncan Muiruri says his journey to becoming a permanent U.S. resident was “miraculous.” He won the lottery.

Muiruri grew up in Nairobi Kenya and was working in the banking industry when he found out ab...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Associate of the Month: December 2018

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The Rock Island Rail Corridor Trail is set to open late spring, in large part, to the hard work of Project Coordinator Matt Davis.

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Theresa Galvin Selected as Legislative Chair

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Legislator Theresa Galvin is starting out her second term serving Jackson County’s 6th District as the Legislative Chair.

Galvin is the first republican woman to serve as chair of the Jackson County Legislature, “Which is kind of cool,&...

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