2009

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Posted on: November 12, 2009

2009 State of the County Address

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders delivers his 2009 State of the County Address.

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Posted on: October 14, 2009

New 'K' Earns 'Community Treasure' Award

Four days after the Kansas City Royals, with Cy Young Award contender Zack Grienke on the mound, won their 2009 home finale, the place they call home -- Kauffman Stadium -- received one of the KC area's most prestigious architectural awards.

During a s...> MORE

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Posted on: September 30, 2009

County Presents Checks To Domestic Violence Shelters

Expressing his wish that it could be more, Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders presented more than $10,000 in checks to three local domestic violence shelters Wednesday, September 30 at County Courthouse.

The Rose Brooks Center, Inc., Hope House, Inc...> MORE

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Posted on: September 25, 2009

County Playing Lead Role In New Faith-Based Organizations Preparedness Effort

Mike Curry showed a slide of a solitary person walking through a deserted, debris-strewn neighborhood after a devastating tornado. The Jackson County Emergency Preparedness Director said, "We never want anyone out there to think they are all by thems...> MORE

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Posted on: September 15, 2009

$18,000 Raised For Operation Breakthrough

Normally during a golf tournament, players tee up the ball and envision scoring birdies or eagles. During the County Executive Golf Tournament on September 11, however, the main objective wasn't recording the lowest scorer, but raising more money -- for t...> MORE

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Posted on: September 4, 2009

Ceremony Celebrates Completion Of Vital Renovations

A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of crucial renovations to the Jackson County Truman Courthouse was held in a fitting spot on the courthouse grounds -- within just a few feet of the Harry S. Truman statue.

Jackson County Executive Mike...> MORE

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Posted on: September 3, 2009

Crucial Truman Courthouse Renovations Completed On Time & On Budget

"Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better." -- Harry S Truman

Truman would be proud of the progress made to save the courthouse that bares his name. Vital renovations to prevent ...> MORE

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Posted on: August 14, 2009

Court Rejects School Districts' Lawsuit

A Jackson County Circuit Court judge today denied the 11 school districts that have filed suit against Jackson County a temporary restraining order. The judge's ruling "appears to reject" the claims the districts' superintendents and other admin...> MORE

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Posted on: August 14, 2009

Arrowhead Renovations Approaching The Red Zone

Fans heading out to the Kansas City Chiefs’ first preseason game against the Houston Texans on Saturday, August 15, will get a look at some of the extensive -- and exciting -- renovations well underway at Arrowhead Stadium.

The $400 million renovation ...> MORE

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Posted on: July 31, 2009

Regional Correctional Center Opens

The new Jackson County Regional Correctional Center began receiving detainees from Kansas City today (July 31), marking the official opening of the new facility a day ahead of schedule.

"What this community has been talking about for almost two ...> MORE

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Posted on: July 21, 2009

New Collection Director Stresses Fairness For Taxpayers

One word accurately sums up V. Edwin Stoll’s main objective in his new role as Jackson County’s Director of Collections: Fairness.

“It's important for taxpayers to know we are going to treat them fairly,” said Stoll, less than three hours into his firs...> MORE

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Posted on: June 3, 2009

Chief Deputy County Counselor Serves The Country In Afgahnistan

Jay Haden intends to focus on getting the job done and then going home -- in about a year. The job is in Afghanistan.

Haden is a true citizen soldier -- both Jackson County's Chief Deputy County Counselor and an Army Reserve Colonel. Since his term as ...> MORE

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Posted on: June 2, 2009

County Conducts COMBAT Community Meetings

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders joined County Prosecutor Jim Kanatzar, other law enforcement officials and the COMBAT staff in conducting a series of community meetings to examine crime trends within the County, with an emphasis on the important rol...> MORE

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Posted on: May 22, 2009

Renovated Golf Course Opens Just In Time For Summer!

The timing was perfect. The Fred Arbanas Golf Course, now renovated for more challenging play and just as picturesque as ever, re-opened on a sunny spring day May 22 -- ideal conditions for playing a round or two.

During a special ribbon-cutting May 21...> MORE

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Posted on: May 20, 2009

Medical Examiner's Office Described As A 'Model' For Others

Jackson County has a Medical Examiner’s Office that could serve as a “model” for others in the nation. The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) reached that conclusion after finding no deficiencies while inspecting the County Medical Examiner’...> MORE

2009
Posted on: April 15, 2009

New Director Seeks To Raise Awareness About COMBAT

Raising public awareness about the agencies, programs and initiatives supported through the Community Backed Anti-Drug Sales Tax is among Stacey Daniels-Young’s chief objectives as Jackson County’s new COMBAT Director.

“We need to give the citizens of ...> MORE

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Posted on: April 6, 2009

Program's Gift Of A Home Changes A Mother & Her Daughters' Lives

A new future began Monday (April 6) for Barbara Nelson and her two daughters. 

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and County Legislator James Tindall, Sr. (2nd District) announced that the Nelsons would be receiving the first home rehabilitated...

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2009
Posted on: March 24, 2009

'Wall-Breaking' Ceremony Celebrates Vital Renovations

Since bringing down a retaining wall around the Jackson County Truman Courthouse is an essential step in saving the national landmark in Independence, officials from both Jackson County and the City of Independence decided to forego a traditional ground-b...> MORE

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Posted on: March 17, 2009

'K' On Schedule For Opening Day

Construction at Kauffman Stadium is winding down. Most of the renovations at the ball park are slated to be completed in time for the Kansas City Royals' 2009 home opener against the New York Yankees. When the boys of summer take the field for that April ...> MORE

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Posted on: March 17, 2009

Phase II Of Truman Courthouse Renovation Now Underway

The crucial second phase of the Jackson County Truman Courthouse renovation project began Monday, March 16. Completing this phase, which includes removing retaining walls that have caused water to repeatedly be trapped around the building's foundation, is...> MORE

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Posted on: February 17, 2009

County Executive Names Senior COMBAT Staff

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced today the hiring of three individuals to lead the County's COMBAT (Community Backed Anti-Drug Sales Tax) program. During this afternoon's County Legislative meeting, Sanders introduced Stacey Daniels-Young a...> MORE

2009
Posted on: January 30, 2009

Condition Of Truman Courthouse Represents A 'Public Emergency'

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced during a news conference today that the condition of the Historic Jackson County Truman Courthouse warrants officially declaring the landmark building a "public emergency." The public emergency dec...> MORE

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