Posted on: December 15, 2016

Jackson County Names Advisory Panel to Review Applications for Children’s Services Fund Board

County Executive Frank White, Jr. appoints three-person advisory committee to review applications to serve on the first-ever board for the Children's Services Fund. The board will oversee the distribution of funding for social service programs for youths.

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. praised voters for “putting children first” Nov. 8 when they approved creating a special fund to support social service agencies that help youths in need. White has now taken the first step in ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Jackson County Partners with KCATA to Bring Seniors to “Christmas in the Park” on Dec. 20

Jackson County and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority giving seniors from KC an early Christmas gift in the form of a ride through the county's popular Christmas In The Park spectacular.

KANSAS CITY, MO (Dec.13, 2016) – Just in time for the holiday season, Jackson County and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will be extending their “Bringing Kansas City to Jackson County Parks” partnership...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

County Offices To Be Closed Dec. 26 & Jan. 2

Jackson County offices, including the courthouses in Kansas City and Independence, to be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

KANSAS CITY, MO (Dec. 12, 2016) – Jackson County announced today that all county offices and courthouses will be closed on Dec. 26, 2016 in observance of Christmas Day and Jan. 2, 2017 in observance of New Year’s Day.

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. to Serve Meals to the Community Dec. 25

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will be providing meals to those in need along with other volunteers and church members at the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church starting at 11:00 a.m. on Dec. 25.

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church now accepting volunteers

KANSAS CITY, MO (Dec.1, 2016) — Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will be providing meals to those in need along with other volunteers and church members at the Morning Star...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

County Offices Closed In Observance Of Thanksgiving

Jackson County offices and Courthouses to be closed Nov. 24 – 25 in observance of Thanksgiving

Jackson County announced today that all county offices and courthouses will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Locations that will be closed include the downtown Jackson County Courthouse at 415 E...> MORE

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Jackson County Announces Independence Square Lighting Ceremony Nov. 18

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will welcome special guest 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Zach Garrett to light up Independence Square, using his world-class archery skills, during a special ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18

Olympic Archer Zach Garrett to Light the Square with Bow Shot

INDEPENDENCE, MO (Nov. 10, 2016) – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will welcome special guest 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Zach Garrett to light up Independence Square with a cere...> MORE

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Jackson County Announces Christmas in the Sky & Christmas in the Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Michele Newman, 816-503-4821 Director, Jackson County Parks + Rec

‘TIS THE SEASON!
JACKSON COUNTY PARKS + REC ANNOUNCESCHRISTMA...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

“Trip the Light Fantastic” Magical Bike Ride Scheduled for Nov. 22

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents “Trip the Light Fantastic”
Magical Bike Ride through Jackson County’s Christmas in the Park

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

Time: 5 p.m. – On-site registration; 6 – 7 p.m. – 4.5-mile course is open to ride ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Jackson County offices and Courthouses to be closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day

KANSAS CITY, MO (Oct.31, 2016) – Jackson County announced today that all county offices and courthouses will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Locations that will be closed include the downtown Jackson County Courthouse at 415...Read on...

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Jackson County COMBAT 2016 Awards Ceremony Recognizes Partners on Oct. 26

Third Annual COMBAT Awards Ceremony scheduled for Oct. 26

KANSAS CITY, MO (Oct. 24, 2016) – Jackson County COMBAT, the county’s Community Backed Anti-Crime Tax, will host its third annual awards ceremony on Wed., Oct. 26, at the Kansas City Public Lib...Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

Jackson County to Participate in Pink Ribbon Road Show

Solidarity Walk scheduled for Monday, Oct. 17 in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (Oct.14, 2016) – Jackson County, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the City of Kansas City and the American Cancer Society will be kicking off the Pink Ribbon...Read on...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Jackson County COMBAT to Host Event in Vineyard Neighborhood Oct. 13

Jackson County COMBAT to Host Event in Vineyard Neighborhood
Neighborhood Event Will Include Free Gun Locks

Jackson County COMBAT is hosting a neighborhood event Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4502 Kensington Ave., Kansas City, MO 64130, in the Vineyard neighborhood.

What: COMBAT Prescription Drug Take Back and Neighborhood Cleanup

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

County Executive to present Donation to the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired

KANSAS CITY, MO (Oct. 10, 2016) – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will present a check for $8,500 in charitable donations to Nicola Heskett, Executive Director of the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI), at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct...Read on...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

41st Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts & Music

The annual festival at one of Jackson County's most popular historic sites is this weekend. A family event, the festival features period music and children's games.

Dates/Times: Saturday, Oct.1; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fee: $10 per car/van; $20 per bus

Location: Missouri Town 1855, 8010 East Park Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 (Located on the eastern side of Lake Jacomo in Fleming Par...> MORE

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Fort Osage National Historic Landmark to host Grand Festival of Chez les Canses on Sept. 24

Jackson County Parks + Rec takes visitors to Fort Osage back in time for the Grand Festival of Chez les Canses on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $8 Adults; $4 youth (5-13) and seniors (62+); FREE under 4

Location: Fort Osage National Historic Landmark107 Osage Street
Sibley MO 64088

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Jackson County to Pariticpate in Statewide Disaster Drill Aug. 24

A modern-day earthquake along the New Madrid fault line in southeast Missouri could leave major population centers like Nashville and St. Louis devastated. Jackson County will participate in a drill simulating the response to such a disaster.

“Show Me Mass Care Exercise” planned for several locations

KANSAS CITY, MO (Aug. 22, 2016) – Jackson County announced today that the county’s Emergency Preparedness team will be participating in a statewide disaster drill planned for several county loc...> MORE

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Jackson County COMBAT invites community to Grand Opening of “Hope Hangout” Aug. 15

Jackson County COMBAT is inviting members of the community to the grand opening of Hope Hangout, located on the grounds of Bethel Family Workshop Center in Kansas City. The center will serve as a safe place for youth to go after school and on weekends.

New center to serve as a safe place for youth

KANSAS CITY, MO. (Aug.11, 2016) – Jackson County COMBAT is inviting members of the community to the grand opening of the Hope Hangout, located on the grounds of Bethel Family Workshop Center, 10801 Ruskin W...> MORE

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Naturalization Ceremony Planned at Jackson County Historic Truman Courthouse Aug. 11

The Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence, Mo., will host a naturalization ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Aug. 11.

KANSAS CITY, MO. (August 11, 2016) – The Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence, Mo., will host a naturalization ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Aug. 11. The ceremony will be presided over by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough, and attended by David Dougla...> MORE

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., To Declare Aug. 5 “Amos Otis Day”

Frank White, Jr. will honor his former Royals teammate "Famous" Amos Otis. The two played together for multiple playoff contenders, including the 1980 squad that reached the World Series. During that '80 Fall Classic, Otis batted 478 with three home runs.

KANSAS CITY, MO (August 3, 2016) – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will declare on Thursday, Aug. 4 that Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 will be “Amos Otis Day” in Jackson County.

White will present Otis with a proclamation in the large second floor co...> MORE

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

An Agricultural Century Event at Missouri Town 1855

Celebrate 100 years of Missouri’s rich agriculture heritage when Jackson County Parks + Rec presents AN AGRICULTURAL CENTURY (1855-1955): A Celebration of American Farming, Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Missouri Town 1855.

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $7 Adults; $4 youths (5-13) and seniors; FREE under 5

Location: Missouri Town 1855, 8010 East Park Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Website

Contact: Jonathan Klusmeyer, 816-229-8980 e...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Jackson County COMBAT to Host Neighborhood Event in Independence

Jackson County COMBAT is hosting its fourth neighborhood event Friday, July 29 in Independence, at Full Gospel Assembly near U.S. Highway 24 and S. Sterling Avenue. The event will include a Prescription Drug Take Back program and free gun locks.

Neighborhood Event Will Include Free Gun Locks

Jackson County COMBAT is hosting its fourth neighborhood event Friday, July 29 in Independence, at Full Gospel Assembly near U.S. Highway 24 and S. Sterling Avenue.

What: COMBAT Prescription Drug Take B...> MORE

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Posted on: July 20, 2016

Frank White, Jr. attending White House Ceremony for World Champion Royals

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. – himself a World Series champ in 1985 – has been invited to the White House as President Obama celebrates the 2015 Kansas City Royals' world championship.

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 20, 2016) – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., has been invited by the White House to join President Obama and others in celebrating the Kansas City Royals’ 2015 World Series victory.

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

County, ATA providing kids from Guadalupe Center a day at the beach

Jackson County and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority are providing a group of kids from the Guadalupe Center a "day at the beach," allowing them to enjoy county park activities they might not be able to otherwise.

WHAT: Bringing Kansas City to Jackson County Parks, a partnership between Jackson County and KCATA.

One of the priorities of Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., is to make sure all residents of the county know what is available – especially th...> MORE

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

Jackson County to Host USA Elite Girls Softball Tournament at Adair Park

Jackson County Parks +Rec will play to the USA Elite Select 12 and Under World Fast Pitch Championships at Adair Park July 10-15.

Two local teams participating in World Series Tournament

INDEPENDENCE, MO. (July 7, 2016) – The Jackson County Parks + Rec Department announced that it will host the USA Elite Select 12 and Under World Fast Pitch Championships at Adair Park from July 1...> MORE

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Jackson County Announces Historic Promotion

Nilda Serrano

Nilda Serrano becomes the first female and first Hispanic to be promoted to captain in the Corrections Department.

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 27, 2016) – The Jackson County Corrections Department has announced the promotion of Nilda Serrano, the first female and first Hispanic to be promoted to captain. Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., was among the first to shak...> MORE

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Jackson County's Fourth of July Celebration Is Just Weeks Away!

Discover why Jackson County's Fourth of July Celebration has fast become one of the most popular Independence Day events in the Kansas City metropolitan region.

DATE: Monday, July 4, 2016

TIME: 5:30-10 p.m.

ADMISSION: FREE

LOCATION: Longview Lake Shelter #1311101 Raytown Road, Kansas City, MO
I-470 to Raytown Road, then south 2 miles

WEBSITE: jacksongov.org/july4

CONTACT: Michele Newman, Direct...> MORE

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Jackson County COMBAT to Host Neighborhood Events

Jackson County COMBAT is hosting its third neighborhood event Friday, June 17 in Blue Springs, just off I-70 at the corner of NW Woods Chapel Road and NW Kingsridge Drive. Event will include free gun locks.

Blue Springs Event Will Include Free Gun Locks

Jackson County COMBAT is hosting its third neighborhood event Friday, June 17 in Blue Springs, just off I-70 at the corner of NW Woods Chapel Road and NW Kingsridge Drive.

What: COMBAT Prescription Dr...> MORE

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Oregon-California Trails Association to Unveil 1924 Oregon Trail Bronze Medallion at the Jackson Cou

Medallion, created by renowned sculptor, will be placed at the Truman Courthouse to serve as a marker indicating that Independence Square was the jumping off point for three iconic trails as pioneers made their way west to Oregon, California and Santa Fe.

INDEPENDENCE, MO. – The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA), headquartered in Independence, Mo., received a donation of a rare 3-foot diameter, 200-pound bronze Oregon Trail medallion. The medallion will be dedicated at a special ceremony on the n...> MORE

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

Sand Cinema Returns To Longview Lake Beach

Jackson County Parks +Rec will again be hosting great family movies under the stars and on the sand at Longview Lake Beach.

Jackson County Parks + Rec will kick off its SAND CINEMA Movie Series at Longview Lake Beach with Disney’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR, Friday, June 3. Gates will open at 7:30 pm. The movie is scheduled to get underway at about 9:00 pm or dark. Admission is $5 p...> MORE

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

Usher In Summer With A Day Of Fun

Jackson County offering a great way to kick off summer 2016 by step back in time at Missouri Town 1855 for Children's Day and National Trials Day on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

EVENT: Children’s Day and National Trails Day

DATE: Saturday, June 4, 2016

LOCATION: Missouri Town 1855, 8010 East Park Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

HOURS: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

ADMISSION: Adults $7.00, Children (5-13) & Seniors $4.00, Childr...> MORE

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

Jackson County Beaches Open Memorial Day Weekend

Jackson County Park + Rec beaches open May 28.

HOURS:WeekendsMay 28 – Sept 5: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Weekdays (M-F)
May 30 – June 3: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. June 6 – Aug. 5: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 8 – Aug. 12: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Aug. 13 - 27: Closed Weekdays

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

Jackson County COMBAT to Kick-Off Neighborhood Events

Jackson County COMBAT is hosting this year’s second neighborhood event in Kansas City with a new twist. The event features Prescription Drug Take Back, neighborhood clean-up efforts and distribution of free gun locks.

East KC Event Includes COMBAT’s New Drug Take Back Program

Jackson County COMBAT is hosting this year’s second neighborhood event this Friday, May 20 at E. 35th and Prospect Ave., in Kansas City, MO with a new twist. As in the past, COMBAT will partner...> MORE

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