News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

StandUp and Be One of Us – An opportunity to support Your Community

clock December 30, 2010 14:51 by author Jeff Quibell



JOIN US ON 1-11-11

"StandUp and Be One of Us"

Co-hosts Jan Castle and Carol Journagan

January 11, 2011

Tuesday, 5 - 6:30 pm

StandUp Blue Springs Office

700 NE R.D. Mize Road, Suite 104

Blue Springs, MO  64014


Please step into our Advisory Circle

Feel free to bring a guest

For your best consideration and as valued entertainment

please enjoy listening to our Board Members deliver our


describing current StandUp community engagements:

Dental for Kids, Princess Party, Sparkle Smile Academy

Wellness Directory, Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives, Meet Me for a Mile, Summits

And our support for community events such as

Trick or Treat Street, Chicago Lights, Girls on the Run

By evening's end we would welcome your pledge for support

- in time, passion and creativity -

to StandUp Blue Springs and the

community engagement(s) of your choice


RSVP Carol 228-8958, or                    Wine and Cheese Bar            Comfortable business attire




StandUp Blue Springs | PO Box 614 | Blue Springs | MO | 64013


Optional Water Line Protection Program NOT affiliated with the City of Blue Springs

clock December 29, 2010 16:44 by author Jeff Quibell





903 W. Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015  —  P: 816.228.0110  —  F: 816.228.7592  —


DATE:              December 29, 2010

CONTACT:      Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

                        Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449


Optional Water Line Protection Program not affiliated with the City of Blue Springs

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – Blue Springs homeowners may receive a notice in the mail or see advertisements in local papers from American Water Resources of Missouri offering a Water Line Protection Program. The Water Line Protection Program is a service offered by American Water Resources.

The City of Blue Springs is not affiliated with the program in any way and cannot accept calls for this service. American Water Resources is a private company and this insurance is entirely optional for homeowners.  The City of Blue Springs is neutral on the solicitation and the Water Line Protection Program. 

Homeowners who purchase this protection program must deal directly with American Water Resources.  The monthly charge for this service is paid directly to American Water Resources and is not included in the resident’s monthly City of Blue Springs utility bill. 

Homeowners are responsible for maintaining and repairing the water lines that run from their homes to their water meters as referenced in the Municipal Code §700.070(E).  If a leak or break occurs on this portion of the water line, the homeowner is responsible for the cost of repairs and water usage rates associated with the line break.  The City of Blue Springs is responsible for maintenance and repair of the water lines from the water meter to the water main. 

For more information on American Water Resources, call 1-866-430-0819 or visit  Homeowners are urged to check their homeowner’s insurance policy for limitations on coverage.


Kim Nakahodo

Communications Manager

City of Blue Springs, Mo.

903 W. Main Street

Blue Springs, MO  64015

Phone:     (816) 655-0497

               (816) 651-6449

Fax:         (816) 228-7592


Setting good policies is important to our community

clock December 17, 2010 14:48 by author Jeff Quibell

75ES3358 4x5 @ 72 ResElection filing for the April 5th election opened this past Tuesday morning, and I waited eagerly for the doors at City Hall to open. It was good to see familiar faces, people that I had worked closely with during my prior service on the council. Kathy Richardson, the city clerk, verified that I had provided all the proper documentation: voter registration, declaration of candidacy, financial disclosures, and proof of payment of taxes and fees. I am officially a candidate for City Council District 1.

Serving as a councilman is an important part of our local government, as the council sets policy for the city. The economy is showing some signs of improvement in certain areas, but our leaders need to continue to set good policies to keep our city one of the most desirable to live, work, play and raise our families.

One Issue that the council will be addressing in the near future includes primary job creation through efforts like the Missouri Innovation Park. This project will bring more high paying jobs to the community and directly impact other developments in our city. More jobs means more people, more people means new quality homes to be built. The resulting growth of our city will draw attention to our business districts and create opportunities to fill empty buildings and refurbish old existing structures along our business corridors.

The council will also soon address a pressing need created by a mandate of the federal government. It is way past time for the modernization of our public safety communications system. We are blessed to have a great police department in Blue Springs, but we must upgrade our radio systems from analog to digital or our officers will be unable to communicate with dispatch or each other after December 31st, 2012.

Working to solve these issues and helping our city progress in positive ways is very important and my goal will be to work together with the Mayor and the other members of the city council to further the core values of our community.

I will work hard for the residents of District 1 and I am hopeful that they will once again honor me with the opportunity to be of service to them and our entire city. You can reach me by email at or by phone at 816-228-1831.

Kids to “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” for the Holidays

clock December 17, 2010 09:59 by author Jeff Quibell






DATE: December 17, 2010

CONTACT: Detective Jeremy Dickstein

Phone: 816.228.0261 or 816.785.4409


Kids to “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” for the Holidays

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The Blue Springs Police Department and Members of the Blue Springs Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association will participate in “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” at 7 a.m., Saturday, December 18, at the Target Store in the Adams Dairy Landing shopping center, 1040 NE Coronado, Blue Springs, MO.

Twenty Blue Springs Police Department officers will volunteer their time by spending it with twenty students from Blue Springs area schools. This program allows disadvantaged children to shop with an officer and purchase $100 worth of holiday gifts for their families.

The “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” program is an opportunity for children to socialize with officers in a positive atmosphere and reinforce the fact that police officers are friends in the community.

“This is the first year that we have done this event and we are excited to be able to do it here in Blue Springs. These types of events help build relationships between area kids and police officers,” said Officer David Brotherton of the Blue Springs Police Department. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to help make sure these children and their families have a great Christmas this year.”

Following the shopping event, participants will join officers at the Adams Dairy Pointe Conference Center for a gift wrapping session and K-9 demonstration followed by lunch.

This event is sponsored by: Target, Adams Pointe Conference, Adams Pointe Golf, Advanced Auto Parts, All Star Trophy, Auto Zone, Belfonte Ice Cream, Blue Springs Animal Hospital, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, Blue Springs Service Center, Inc., Bob Evans, Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting, City of Blue Springs Police Department, Clearlakes Insurance Agency, LLC, Chuck Zuvers, Colonial Hills Community of Christ, Cosentino’s Price Chopper, Doug Scheweidart, Fletcher’s J Bar S Western Store, Fun House Pizza, Northern Lights Pizza, Hy-Vee, Kennedy’s Jewelers, Kwik Kopy, LaMar’s Donuts, Lunar Bowl, Memories on Main Tea Room and Café, Missouri Mavericks, Minsky’s Pizza, Nina’s Hair Design, Olive Garden, Roma Bakery, Salon Bellezzio, Boy Scout Troop #692, Scrapbook Workshoppe, Special Events on Main Street, Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworks, Vesper Hall, Village Gardens, Zingz Art and Homemade Gourmet.

To donate, volunteer or for more information, call Officer Brotherton at (816) 935-6770.


Heritage Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert–December 18 at Blue Springs High School Performing Arts Center

clock December 13, 2010 16:26 by author Jeff Quibell

Please join us for the

Heritage Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert

Saturday, December 18, 7:30pm

Blue Springs High School Performing Arts Center

2000 NW Ashton

Blue Springs, MO

This concert will feature traditional holiday favorites, as well as the Honors Choir

from Delta Woods Middle School and an audience sing-along. 

This concert will last a little over an hour and is perfect for the whole family.


Blue Springs Historical Society "Christmas Fantasy" Dillingham-Lewis House Museum - Sunday, December 12th and 19th

clock December 6, 2010 15:11 by author Jeff Quibell

Sunday, December 12th and 19th
Blue Springs Historical Society "Christmas  Fantasy" Dillingham-Lewis House Museum
Dillingham-Lewis House Museum, 15th & Main Street
You will be dazzled by the 8 room fantasy created by local decorators while you sip hot cider and enjoy Christmas cookies.
Visit for more information, or please call (816) 797-4870.

Secret and Not-So-Secret Services

clock December 6, 2010 12:07 by author Jeff Quibell

Provided by Mid-Continent Public Library:


Where can you go to get all of your favorite books, movies and music? The library of course! Mid-Continent Public Library offers a variety of services and resources that you may not be aware of. Not only does the library offer a wide variety of materials for your to borrow, but we also provide access to downloadable content, research databases, computing services such as public internet computers & free Wi-Fi, and tons of entertaining and educational programs.  Please view our commercial for more information. Call or come by anytime.

JAG TV .. Must Watch

clock December 3, 2010 15:02 by author Jeff Quibell

Very “festive” broadcast.  Story on the Blue Springs Chicago Street lights….The Adopt a Family Program at South….Blood Drive….Winter Sports….AND very funny Jesse Howe “Man on Street” Christmas Meter Special.  I have seen this 4 times…and have laughed every time!  I really appreciate his humor.  At least watch this to See Jesse in Action. Wow..only two more broadcasts for the semester! Time is flying by….

BTW – 5 of these 8 kids stayed after school (on their own) until 5pm…to add finishing touches to this product. They are working long hours on these broadcasts…and it shows. 

Now…sit back and enjoy the show!

   Pete Grigsby

BSSD Media Network

Paul Consiglio Education Center

1501 NW Jefferson Street

Blue Springs, MO  64015

816-224-1740  X-314

Do You Know of Someone that Could Use Some Cheer this Year?

clock December 3, 2010 11:07 by author Jeff Quibell

imageDuring the holidays, nothing puts a little pep in one's step like hearing great holiday music and seeing talented dancers. On December 5, please join us for the 12th Annual Spirit of Caring Christmas Concert. This year the Community Services League is delighted to have Pete Grigsby as the emcee for the event. The Blue Springs High School Drum Line will start off our show with a bang and a rat-a-tat-tat.

Who or what else can you expect to see at this foot tapping concert? The Glitter Girls will add sparkle to the show with their dance numbers. Voy Spears School Choir on Fire will light up the audience with their vocal stylings. The Wee Bells will capture your heart with their bell ringing charm. The concert this year features many talented soloists, choirs and dancers. In addition, at the show, you can register to win a Christmas tree lavishly decorated by Mera Vic.

When and where will this bundle of holiday happiness transpire? Sunday, December 5, 2p.m., at the Performing Arts Center at Blue Springs High School, 2000 Ashton.

You can purchase tickets at the door for $4.00. The Community Services League(CSL) will use all of the proceeds to provide assistance to Blue Springs families in need throughout the year. For more information, please call the CSL at 816-229-0033 (T,W, TH 9-12 & 1-4).