News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

2013 Blue Springs Street Overlay Program

clock April 23, 2013 09:42 by author Jeff Quibell

The 2013 Street Overlay Program is currently underway.  This annual maintenance program repaves streets and makes concrete repairs. Installation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps and repairs to sidewalks have been incorporated into the program to create safe, walkable paths and meet federal requirements.

Jag TV #23

clock April 11, 2013 11:33 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs is taking back unwanted prescription drugs on April 27

clock April 10, 2013 10:22 by author Jeff Quibell





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


DATE:              April 10, 2013

CONTACT:      Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

                        Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449


Blue Springs is taking back unwanted prescription drugs on April 27

Blue Springs, Mo.On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Blue Springs Police Department has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give residents an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to the Blue Springs Public Safety Building located at 1100 SW Smith Street.  This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.  Due to the drop-off nature of this program, no needles of any kind are accepted.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.  In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds—over a thousand tons—of pills. 

Four days after the first event, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them.  The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.  DEA is drafting regulations to implement the Act.  Until new regulations are in place, local law enforcement agencies like the Blue Springs Police Department and the DEA will continue to offer prescription drug take-back events.


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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


Twitter:  bluespringsgov

Going Country for Jackson County Family Week

clock April 9, 2013 16:00 by author Jeff Quibell

St. Mary's Health Fair

Join us!

Health Screenings & Information

  • Cholesterol checks (fasting or non-fasting-first 60 people)
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar
  • Bone density
  • Carotid doppler screenings (limited availability - sign up at fair for an appointment)
  • Stroke risk assessment
  • Sleep assessment
  • Foot screening
  • Balance testing
  • Grip strength testing

Other Activities

  • American Cancer Society's Epic Colon
  • Petting zoo
  • Pony rides
  • Face painting
  • Farmers market

Memories Tea Room & Café Newsletter

clock April 9, 2013 15:57 by author Jeff Quibell

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Memories is getting back in the groove



Soups, Specials and Such



Summer Fun and Downtown Activities


Memories Tea Room & Cafe


1105A W. Main St Blue Springs, MO 816)229-3311

Hours of Operation

Tues. -Thur. 9a-4p

Fri. 9a-7p

Sat. 8a-3p


Memories is getting back in the groove

Hello Friends and Guest....the past couple of weeks have been pretty crazy for our family due to our lose, but we are getting back to a normal routine and appreciate everyones condolences and understanding.

This week Memories has some fun things going on like....Downtown Main St. First Car Cruise, this Friday evening from 6pm until 8pm.

Memoires will be grilling up Burgers and Hotdogs for our dinner special.

Mark your calanders and dont miss a single show. Downtown Merchaints and Memories will be adding some fun activites and themes to our New Car Cruise Nights to mix it up a bit.

Our Car Cruise in May is our Mothers Day Week.

All of our downtown shops will be open and stocked with new merch for Moms, Wives and Ladies of all ages,( Men this would be a great time to listen close)

Memories will be hosting a variety of artisans that dont have a shop front and cant be found everywhere in our banquet room that evening as well.

Mark your calander with these dates!

*Car Crusies*

every second friday night...yes we moved them to Friday Nights.

April 12th

May 10th (Mothers Day week)

June 14th

July 12th

Aug. 9th

Sept. 13th

Keep your Eyes and Ears open for our Themed Cruises. There will be give aways, live music and plenty of fun to be had this season with our New Cruise Nights!


Soups, Specials and Such

Well Friends, with the "cool" weather peaking through this week we will be stewing up some hearty soups but later this week the warm will be, Memories will start showcasing some summer flavors like our famous South West Chicken Wrap and Tuna Salad, or maybe Taco Salad. Yum Yum!!


Summer Fun and Downtown Activities

Just a reminder, Downtown Alive Host and Contribute to many Events, Activities and Fundraisers this Summer.

Just to name a few.....

*Friday Night Car Cruise*

(every second Friday Night of the month April-Sept. from 6-dark)

~Memories will be Open Every Car Cruise with a Different Dinner Special and will be Grilling Outside too!!

Blue Springs Historical Society Arts and Antique Show

April 27th, starting @ 10am

(Memories will be promoting this Event and Fundraiser by Selling our Yummy Made by Grandma, Homemade Desserts at our own Booth...come by and see us)

*Blue Springs Farmers Market*

Starts back up this May, every Saturday moring @6:30am

(Dont forget to Grab some yummy Breakfast across the Street with us, Memories after your weekly Market Shopping)

*Downtowns Corks and Canvas*

Art and wine FREE event Saturday June 22nd, from 2pm-8pm

Downtown Blue Springs Street Flicks

(Free and Fun for the Family)

Friday June 28th, @7:15


Friday July 26th, @7:15

Support your Local Downtown by joining us in these Events. They are FREE and help promote your Local Community.



Blue Springs to hold Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

clock April 8, 2013 11:00 by author Jeff Quibell





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


DATE: April 8, 2013

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Public Information Officer

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449


Blue Springs to hold Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Blue Springs, Mo. – The City of Blue Springs will host its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to noon.  The event will be held at Pink Hill Park located at 2715 NW Park Road in Blue Springs, Mo., just west of James Lewis Elementary School off North Highway 7.

Those attending the event are asked to access Pink Hill Park using Park Road, located on the south side of the park.  Traffic to the Pink Hill Park Recycling center is expected to be impacted due to the popularity of this event. The Pink Hill Park Recycling Center is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a full Household Hazardous Waste event which means items that will be accepted include: automotive fluids, batteries, CFL light bulbs, household cleaners, hazardous liquids and solvents, lawn and garden products, pesticides, pool chemicals, paints and related products.  Explosives, tires, asbestos, and yard, medical and commercial waste will not be accepted at any Household Hazardous Waste mobile event.

This event is free to Blue Springs residents as well as other participating communities in the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program. 

For those unable to attend this event, permanent drop-off facilities for these materials are available to Blue Springs residents year-round at the Kansas City Recycling Facility, at 4707 Deramus, in the east river bottoms, (816) 513-8400 or the Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park, 2101 SE Hamblin Rd, (816) 969-1805.  Please contact these facilities directly for directions and hours of operation.  Appointments are required at the Lee’s Summit drop-off facility.

For more information on this program or for other participating community’s event locations and times, contact the Mid-America Regional Council at (816) 474-8326 or visit the City’s website at For additional questions or to volunteer at the event, please contact the Blue Springs Community Development Department, (816) 228-0207.


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Blue Springs Historical Society

clock April 4, 2013 10:48 by author Jeff Quibell

Dear Blue Springs Historical Society Friends and Members,

Our Annual Meeting, Dinner and Program is Tuesday, April 16th at 6:00 pm, at the Masonic Lodge, 908 W Main Street, downtown Blue Springs.  I have attached a flyer about the evening.  It tells about the program, cost of meal and where to purchase a ticket.

Our guest speaker is Barbara Hughes always informative and a delight to hear.  She will speak on “Inflamed, Desperate Jackson County August 1863!”.  She will speak on Order # 11 that effected the counties of Jackson, Cass, Bates, and Vernon during the Civil War.  She is a historian, researcher, storyteller and speaker.

Mayor Carson will give an update on the City of Blue Springs.  Steve Greer, 1926 Chicago & Alton Depot Restoration Project Manage will inform us on what has been accomplished and what we still need to do. 

Hope to see you on Tuesday, April 16th for a great home cooked meal, informative speakers and getting see old friends and make new friends.

Thank you for your support and service to our Blue Springs Historical Society.

Mary Potter

Blue Springs Historical Society, Inc., president