News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Jackson County Town Hall Event–Oct 24

clock October 22, 2012 17:06 by author Jeff Quibell

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COMBAT has invited everyone to their town hall event [

] on Wednesday, October 24th at St. Mary’s (see below).

It is being hosted by StandUp Blue Springs and St. Mary’s Hospital.

This is one of a series of COMBAT town hall meetings regarding the storage, use and disposal of prescription medications; the others are not in Blue Springs.


Chief Wayne

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
St. Mary’s Medical Center Education Center
201 Northwest R D Mize Road
Blue Springs, MO 64014 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Join Jackson County COMBAT and these community
partners for an informational session about the dangers of
prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse.
Learn how to store prescription and over-the-counter drugs
safely in your home, how to dispose of expired drugs
properly, and how to notice signs of prescription and
over-the-counter drug abuse.

Ascension Health in Negotiations with HCA Midwest Health System

clock October 16, 2012 15:06 by author Jeff Quibell

For More Information Contact:

Ascension Health

Sheila Biggs



Ascension Health in Negotiations with HCA Midwest Health System

On Transfer of Carondelet Health

(ST. LOUIS) October 16, 2012 – Ascension Health has entered into negotiations with HCA Midwest Health System to sell St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Medical Centers and other Carondelet Health subsidiaries in Kansas City, Mo. The three Carondelet Health long-term care facilities, Carondelet Manor, Villa St. Joseph, St. Mary’s Manor, currently operated by Carondelet Health and Benedictine Health System, and the two hospital Foundations, would remain operated by Ascension Health.

“The decision to enter into these negotiations was made following a period of review and discernment by both the Carondelet Health Board and Ascension Health. This action supports our focus on providing a Vital Presence in the communities we serve, meaning we serve where we are needed and how we are needed to be there,” said Robert J. Henkel, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Health. “Ascension Health will continue to serve the community by helping to meet the growing need for senior services.”

“Being a part of a system with a large local presence would strengthen Carondelet’s position in this competitive market which is critical to ensure the system’s long-term success amidst the myriad of changes that are occurring as part of health care reform,” said Fleury Yelvington, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carondelet Health.

If the negotiations lead to a sale, HCA Midwest has expressed a commitment to working with the local Diocese to preserve the hospitals’ Catholic heritage.

About Ascension Health

Ascension Health (, a subsidiary of Ascension Health Alliance, is transforming healthcare by providing the highest quality care to all, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Ascension Health, which provided $1.3 billion in care of persons living in poverty and community benefit programs last year, is the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. Our Mission-focused Health Ministries employ more than 122,000 associates serving in more than 1,400 locations in 21 states and the District of Columbia.


Growing New Business and Free Popcorn!

clock October 15, 2012 14:33 by author Jeff Quibell

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We are always excited to announce when a new business comes to town, especially when we see this business invest in an existing space. Growth is crucial to business, vital to Blue Springs and we are pleased to announce The Hartley Group has purchased the Dickinson Theatre, located at 1901 N. 7 Highway, with the intent to revitalize and renovate the building, update technology and create a family focused environment.

As part of the remodel, the new management will bring NEC digital projection including Real D 3D and Dolby Digital Sound to the movie watching experience. For avid movie goers, a loyalty program will reward them for their time and money spent at the theatre.

On Sunday, October 21, free popcorn will be provided to all customers attending the movies. Please come and meet the new team managing your neighborhood theatre, The Hartley Group.


For more information about GrowBlueSprings,

visit the website.


Woods Chapel Road RR Track Crossing To Be Closed

clock October 12, 2012 16:04 by author Jeff Quibell

We have been notified that Kansas City Southern Railway will close the Woods Chapel Road crossing on Monday, October 15th for track realignment. They will be raising the track to smooth out the track run through Blue Springs.  City crews will be assisting with the asphalt leveling on either side of the crossing for a smooth transition. The project is expected to be completed in one day.  If it is raining on the 15th, the project will be completed on the next available day.

Jag Tv #7 2012

clock October 12, 2012 11:02 by author Jeff Quibell


Jag TV #6 2012

clock October 11, 2012 16:20 by author Jeff Quibell

Weekend Activities in Blue Springs

clock October 11, 2012 16:18 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, Oct 13 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, Oct 13 from 11 a.m. to noon at Club 7 Fitness, 1241 SW Hwy 7. Kids Fit Boot Camp and open gym for adults.

Blue Springs City Theatre production A Tomb With a View –  Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday 1 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. Oct 11 – 14 at the Blue Springs High School Auditorium, 2000 NW Ashton Drive.

Centennial Pool – Open Saturday, Oct 13 for lap swimming 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive .

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137

Blue Springs Movie Theatre Under New Ownership

clock October 11, 2012 15:50 by author Jeff Quibell

It is with great pleasure that we announce that a NEW Neighborhood Theatre under NEW OWNERSHIP has taken form.  Located in Blue Springs (formerly Dickinson Theatre) at 1901 N. 7 Highway, the new Management vows to bring you exciting new features which will include re-modeling of the facility with the addition of NEC digital projection including Real D 3D and Dolby Digital Sound, a Rewards Program and all of the top hit movies.  There will be an emphasis on family participation.

Special Invite - On Sunday, October 21st, FREE POPCORN will be provided to all customers.

Come and meet the team - Bringing HOPE to the HEARTS in our community.

Bob Hartley - The Hartley Group

New website - coming soon

John Shore

Sweet things are happening for The Sweet Tooth Cupcakery!

clock October 11, 2012 11:21 by author Jeff Quibell

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Locally grown, owned and operated, The Sweet Tooth Cupcakery will be featured on the hit show "Cupcake Wars" on the Food Network, Sunday, October 14 at 7 p.m.  "Cupcake Wars"  launches its seventh season this October and regularly pulls two million national viewers each week.   

Touted as "Food Network's tastiest competition yet!", four of the top bakers in the country battle weekly in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The winning baker receives $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their confections at the winning gig.  

Avid promoters and users of the Grow Blue Springs initiative through the Blue Springs EDC, Amy and Trevor are excited about the national exposure this brings their hometown, Blue Springs. Founded in 2010, The Sweet Tooth opened its commercial location in January 2012 at 3100 D South 7 Highway. Focused on using "the best ingredients available," their passion for baking now offers more than 40 unique cupcake flavors, seven cookie flavors and cheesecakes. BSEDC is excited to see one of our own calling attention to our great city, Blue Springs! 

To compete in this grueling battle, The Sweet Tooth beat hundreds of  contestants. Owner Amy Goodwin said, "The entire process was intense, there was nothing we could do to prepare ourselves for The Cupcake Wars experience! We had to bake cupcakes for expert judges, in an unfamiliar kitchen, with crew members and producers running around, cameras in your face, surprise ingredients and time quickly ticking away."

The Sweet Tooth is hosting a watch party at Skylight Restaurant & Bar in Blue Springs on October 14. Tickets are on sale for $5 each, with half the ticket price being donated to Blue Springs Education Foundation. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the show airing at 7 p.m. Amy and Trevor Goodwin will be available for a question and answer session after the show. To obtain more information about the watch party, or to purchase tickets,  visit The Sweet Tooth Cupcakery's website.

Congratulations, Amy and Trevor!


For more information about GrowBlueSprings,

visit the website.


4th Annual Blue Springs Has Talent dinner and entertainment celebrating the Historical Society’s 35th birthday and the Civil War’s 150 year anniversary.

clock October 3, 2012 12:21 by author Jeff Quibell


Contact: Mary Potter

Phone #: 816-797-4870

Date: October 3, 2012

Who:  Blue Springs Historical Society

What: 4th Annual Blue Springs Has Talent dinner and entertainment celebrating the Historical Society’s 35th birthday and the Civil War’s 150 year anniversary.

When:  Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – 6:00 pm

Where:  Blue Springs High School, 2000 N.W. Ashton Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015     

Join the Blue Springs Historical Society in celebrating the 1920’s and the historical significance to our Blue Springs Chicago & Alton Depot.  The 4th annual Blue Springs Has Talent will commemorate saving and now restoring the 1926 Depot. 

Blue Springs railroad history changed in the 1920’s decade.  The 1879 Blue Springs two-story Chicago & Alton Depot burned.  Then, two railroad box cars became the town’s depot and in 1926 the one-story depot was build.  In July 2011 the community – businesses and individuals, rallied to save an important part of their heritage from demolition.  With generous donations on June 29, 2012, the building was moved to its new home at Central Park, 1108 SW Walnut St, Blue Springs, MO 64015. 

Entertainers will take you back in time to the 1920s.  It was a time of contradictions.   You will enjoy soloists, guitarist, and pianists as you listen to the gospel music of a tent revival and the jazz and ragtime in a speakeasy.  You may even have the opportunity to learn the Charleston which is all the rage.  But, our speakeasy will not break the 18th amendment of no liquor.  Houdini will not be able to attend, but former Blue Springs Mayor Steve Steiner will have a few tricks up his sleeve and rapper Nick Malick is back by popular demand.

The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a meal cooked by the Blue Springs Eastern Star ladies.  A short video of the history of the railroad in Blue Springs and entertainment will follow.     A silent auction will benefit the restoration of the depot.   These items include a guitar with lessons from Meyer Music, a watch from Kennedy’s Jewelers, and many, many more.

The meal and entertainment for one person is $18.00 and for two people $35.00.  At the Dillingham-Lewis Museum, 101 SW 15th Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015, reservations may be purchase on Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  We accept charge cards, checks and cash and the day of the event.  Reservations may also be mailed with a check to: Blue Springs Historical Society, Attention: BS Has Talent, P.O. Box 762, Blue Springs, MO 64013.  To pay at door or after October 12th you may email: or call at 816.797.4870.