News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Holiday Market, Under $50 Gallery Party in Blue Springs

clock October 29, 2012 11:21 by author Jeff Quibell

Date: This Saturday, November 3rd

Time: 5pm-9pm

Location: BSAC gallery (1023 S Hwy 7, Blue Springs, MO 64014) Near Olive Branch

Tell your friends and join the party!


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.


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. 

Blue Springs City Theater Presents A Tomb With A View

clock October 2, 2012 16:32 by author Jeff Quibell

A comedy Thriller by Norman Robbins

Directed by Tom Nail

October 5, & 6, 11, & 12 at 7:30 pm, October 13 at 1 pm, October 7 and 14 at 2:00 pm

Blue Springs High School Auditorium

2000 NW Ashton, Blue Springs, MO

Adults $8.00, Seniors (65 and over) and Children (12 and under) $7.00

Tickets available online:

Blue Springs Parks & Rec (816) 229-0137, or at the door

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, INC

A portion of the proceeds from this show will go to the

Jeremiah Dawson Nail Memorial Scholarship Fund

Bryan Busby host Wreaths & Wits for Rainbow Center Nov 17

clock October 2, 2012 16:11 by author Jeff Quibell

October 2, 2012


BRYAN BUSBY will be back again as the entertaining master of ceremonies for Wreaths & Wits 2012! If you like fun, food and friendly TRIVIA competition then mark your calendar for November 17 at Hilton Garden Inn in Independence. All this and more are in store for you during the 6th Annual WREATHS & WITS event to benefit children and adults with special needs.

Guests will enjoy music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a silent auction of holiday wreaths & decor along with gift baskets when the doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The trivia competition begins at 6:30 p.m. featuring Bryan Busby, KMBC Chief Meteorologist, as the TRIVIA OFICIONADO! Your table of eight will compete as

a trivia team. Tickets are only $35 for this evening of fun!

Back by popular demand is the “white flag” to assist each team! A new addition this year is a Piccadilly auction between one of the trivia categories. The five trivia categories are; Advertising Slogans, Athletic Cups, College Mascots, Famous Sidekicks and Groups of Five’s.

Join us as we seek to make a significant educational difference for children and adults with disabilities. Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders provides specialized day school programming for children from 18 metropolitan school districts, and day habilitation for adults from Eastern Jackson County. Rainbow Center is a non-profit, nationally accredited, private agency for persons with disabilities.

For more information, to purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship and donation opportunities visit, call 816-229-3869 or check out our Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders Facebook Page.

Tables fill quickly, so reserve your spot today!

Boy Scouts Host Spaghetti Dinner on Sept 22

clock September 19, 2012 11:44 by author Jeff Quibell

The boys scouts of troop 332 are hosting a spaghetti dinner at the First United Methodist Church on Sunday September 22 from 4 to 8pm. Cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids. Drinks are provided. Everyone is welcome.the money earned from this charity dinner will be used to send scouts to camp that would not normally be able to go due to monitory issues. Address is 301 SW Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs, MO

2012 Blue Springs Pooches in the Pool

clock August 20, 2012 16:35 by author Jeff Quibell

Saturday, September 15

12 noon – 3 pm

‘The Blue’ Blue Springs Centennial Pool-Plex, 2401 NW Ashton Drive

$6 Dog Swim (Fundraiser for the Blue Springs Dog Park)

New this year – MOKAN DockDogs Demo!

Pooches in the Pool 2012 flyer

ATK Small Caliber Systems to present a $10,000 check for the Veterans Way Memorial

clock August 20, 2012 10:43 by author Jeff Quibell




DATE: August 20, 2012

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449


ATK Small Caliber Systems to present a $10,000 check

for the Veterans Way Memorial

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – ATK, which operates the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant adjacent to Blue Springs, has volunteered to be a lead partner for the Veterans Way Memorial. Kent Holiday, the vice president and general manager of ATK Small Caliber Systems, will present a $10,000 check to Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross on Friday, August 24, at 8 a.m. in a special ceremony in front of Blue Springs City Hall, 903 W. Main Street.

“We are honored to be a lead partner in this unique memorial dedicated to veterans of all wars fought in defense of our nation,” said Holiday. “ATK is proud to be the operator of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant and a community steward for the City of Blue Springs. Every employee at Lake City is proud to support and honor all the men and women who served in our armed forces.”

“We are grateful to ATK for being one of the lead partners of The Veterans Way Memorial. Blue Springs is fortunate to have excellent business partners to help bring this memorial to our community,” said Mayor Carson Ross.

The Veterans Way Memorial is dedicated to the sacrifice, courage and valor of all veterans who served our nation. The memorial identifies the site where “The Wall That Heals” was exhibited in Blue Springs in 2010. It serves as a place for personal contemplation or reflection for veterans and veterans’ families and friends, and provides a site for educating youth about the historical significance of wars fought in defense of our nation.

The Veterans Way Memorial is being funded by private donations. All funds are set up with the Truman Heartland Community Foundation, a 501-C-3 organization.

For more information, contact Eleanor Frasier, Veterans Way Memorial Chair at (816) 655-0490 or visit the memorial’s Web site,