Posted on: December 19, 2016
Zach Godsy speaks candidly about his past. He used drugs, stole cars and committed other thefts. And he went to prison.
“I paid the price,” says Godsy. “Prison was almost a blessing. It got me away from drugs. Having bills to pay was my excuse for stealing...> MORE
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Posted on: December 15, 2015
Like any other 5-years-olds would, Artis Rollins' daughters marveled at all the presents beneath their Christmas tree, then immediately began to anticipate unwrapping each package. The identical twins’ father, meanwhile, was still overjoyed about the gift...> MORE
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Posted on: December 14, 2015
Doug Nicholson has a smile worthy of jolly old St. Nicholas. Cheeks dimpled. Eyes twinkling. Gold teeth sparkling.
And the 53-year-old Kansas City man can hardly contain his merriment as the day Jackson County will be presenting the keys to its s...> MORE
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Posted on: July 29, 2015
Barbara Nelson considers herself blessed.
Six years ago, Jackson County ended her and her two daughters’ struggle with homelessness, when County Executive Mike Sanders presented them the keys to the first vacant house remodeled through the county...> MORE
Posted on: December 15, 2014
"I want to live up here! It's gonna be fun!"
Four-year-old Ranyah couldn't control her joy, smiling broadly as she swung on the swing set in the yard of her new home in the Ivanhoe Neighborhood of Kansas City -- her fa...> MORE
Posted on: December 11, 2014
With his knee pads and stocking cap, Ter-Rance Yancey looks the part of the construction worker he is becoming.
On the first Monday in December, Yancey was helping put the finishing touches on a home in the Ivanhoe Neighborhood that Jackson Count...> MORE
Posted on: December 19, 2013
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 ...> MORE
Posted on: May 4, 2012
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders compared all the hardships Kristie Smith and her two daughters have endured to being struck by lightning -- not once or twice, but three times.
First, in 2008 lymphoma claimed the life of Kristie's husband and the girl...> MORE
Posted on: August 17, 2010
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders had a surprise for Wayne and Jacqueline Scott and their 12-year-old daughter Symone: a key. The key to their new home.
The Scotts knew they were being considered possible recipients for a formerly vacant hous...> MORE
Posted on: April 6, 2009
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...> MORE