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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


“Inflamed, Desperate Jackson County August 1863!”

clock April 1, 2013 15:18 by author Jeff Quibell

Barbara Hughes historian, researcher, storyteller and speaker
makes these Civil War words come alive.

Join the Blue Springs Historical Society, Inc. on
Tuesday, April 16th at 6:00 p.m.
at the Masonic Lodge, 908 W Main Street, downtown Blue Springs

Hear Barbara speak on effects of Order # 11,
Enjoy a home cooked meal by Eastern Star women,
Get a City Update from Mayor Carson Ross, and
Project Manager Steve Greer on restoring
Our 1926 Chicago & Alton Depot

Silent Auction

Ticket Price: $15.00 per person Reservation required by Fri., April 12th

Missed Reservation Deadline, YOU may pay at the door
For Reservation or Information Contact: or 816-797-4870

Tickets may be Purchased at:

· Blue Springs Chamber, 1000 W Main St., Blue Springs: 816-229-8558
· America’s Community Bank, 1100 W Main, Blue Springs: 816-228-2300
· Special Events, 1101 W Main St. # A, Blue Springs: 816-220-1233
· Memories on Main, 1105 W Main St., Blue Springs: 916-229-3311
· Historic Soda Fountain, 1112 W Main St., Blue Springs: 220-9498
· Christine’s Salon, 7 and Main St., Blue Springs: 816-229-8724
· Kennedy’s Custom Jewelers, 900 S 7 Hwy, Blue Springs: 816-229-0505
· Meyer Music, 1512 US 40, Blue Springs: 816-228-5656
· Petals and Potpourri, 708 SW US 40, Blue Springs: 816-229-4266
· Village Gardens, 650 NW Mock Ave., Blue Springs: 816-228-9500
· Board Members and other Blue Springs Historical Society Members

Learning, Preserving and Educating

Public invited to attend the Veterans Way Memorial Dedication on April 2

clock March 31, 2013 13:28 by author Jeff Quibell

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The Veterans Way Memorial Committee invites the community to attend the memorial dedication on Tuesday, April 2 at 3 p.m. at Pink Hill Park, 2715 Park Hill Road.  This historic ceremony will feature a unique program that honors every major war and the veterans that defended our nation. 

“It was an honor to serve our country, and it is a great privilege to have worked on this project,” said Mayor Carson Ross.  “I invite everyone to join us as we dedicate this remarkable memorial and I want to thank the donors, partners and community members for their efforts to bring this memorial to our community.”

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.

“One of the early concepts of the memorial was to serve as an educational site about the historical significance of wars fought in defense of our nation,” said Eleanor Frasier, Veterans Way Memorial Chair.  “This dedication program aims to not only honor our veterans, but serve as a reminder of the great sacrifices we as a nation have made to protect and preserve the freedoms that we enjoy each and every day.”

The dedication program participants include Col. Don Ballard (ret.), Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant LTC Lawrence Cannon, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps from both Blue Springs High School and Blue Springs South High School and several veteran groups.  Malena Marcase from Blue Springs High School and the Circuit Riders will provide musical renditions that observe the music of each war era.

The Veterans Way Memorial Committee would like to thank the Blue Springs Public Art Commission, Fike Corporation, Quanta Services, John R. Colson, ATK Alliant Techsystems, Blue Springs Elks Lodge 2509, Tandem Paving Company, the City of Blue Springs, the Blue Springs School District and the many other donors and supporters of this memorial.

The Veterans Way Memorial was funded by private donations.  For more information, contact Eleanor Frasier, Veterans Way Memorial Chair at (816) 655-0490 or visit the memorial’s Web site,


JOIN the Blue Springs Historical Society for a BENEFIT to RESTORE Our Train DEPOT!

clock March 4, 2013 09:47 by author Jeff Quibell



(Photo from CD Album)

And a Silent Auction

Featuring a Guitar and Case from Meyer Music,

Women’s Seiko Watch from Kennedy’s Jewelers


Friday, March 8th ~ 7:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church Auditorium

15th & Main Street, Downtown Blue Springs, MO

Admission: $10.00/person or

$25.00/family (any number of people)

Questions: Shirl Quick 220-0232 or

Summer Day Camp Registration Begins March 1st

clock February 18, 2013 12:18 by author Jeff Quibell

News from the City of Blue Springs



903 W Main Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 
|  P: 816.228.0137 |  F: 816.228.7592 | 

Registration for summer day camp begins March 1st.   Register for one week or the entire summer. Camp includes field trips, swimming, games, crafts and more!
Summer Camp Information
For questions or more information, call Parks and Recreation at
(816) 228-0266.


GIVING not GETTING for her 11th Birthday

clock February 14, 2013 12:34 by author Jeff Quibell

February 14, 2013
Jill Calvert, Director of Development
GIVING not GETTING for her 11th Birthday!
Instead of getting gifts for her 11th birthday celebration, Harper Snyder is deciding to give! She is inviting 10 of her friends to join her tomorrow for a “VOLUNTEER BIRTHDAY PARTY” to help Rainbow!
Harper’s father has served on the board, so she is familiar with our mission of helping children and adults with developmental disabilities. She’s participated
and attended many Rainbow events and activities over the years, so we are
very proud of her willingness to volunteer and share our mission with her friends.
This should be a fun and giggly group of 10 and 11 year-old volunteers sharing their smiles with Rainbow on Friday, February 15 starting at 2 pm!
Harper, age six, helping her dad at a Rainbow event!
Board of Directors Justin Beets, Lisa Campbell, MD, Lyndon Davis, Kelvin Fisher, J’Nan Kimak, Colleen Foudree, Theresa Garza Ruiz, Mary Grimaldi, Greg Grounds, Chair, Rena Lopez, Lydia Jeter, Paul Midtbo, Mary Ann Rhoads, Mike Trollinger
Ambassadors Jerry Britton, John Carlson, Shirley Charde, Emagrace Colley, Laura Fitzmaurice, MD, Jeanine Fletcher, Mark & Kim Foudree, Joe Haney, Danan Hughes, Jim Kennedy, Chuck Kleinhagen, Mike & Jan McGraw, Deryl Roberts, Nancy M. Rogers, David Seay, Steve Silverstein, MD, Ryan Snyder, Sarah Soden, MD, Bob Walls
Executive Director Marilu W. Herrick Director of Development Jill Calvert
Rainbow Center & Rainbow Options I
900 NW Woods Chapel Road • Blue Springs, MO 64015
Rainbow Center 816.229.3869 • Fax 229.4260
Rainbow Options I 816.228-7900 • Fax 228.7901
Rainbow Options II
3420 NW Kingsridge Drive • Blue Springs, MO 64015
816.228.1373 • Fax 228.1159

Hatteys on Main is having a moving sale

clock February 14, 2013 12:29 by author Jeff Quibell

Just a reminder that our moving sale for Hatteys on Main 1005 W Main, Blue Springs, Mo begins Thursday February 14th and runs through February 23rd.  Here are the dates and hours.  February 14th and February 15th 10-4pm.  February 16th – Saturday 10-3pm.  Next week…same days and same hours.  Entire shop is 25% off of listed price.  Any furniture purchased must be removed from shop by 3PM February 23rd.  Thank you and we hope to see you. 

Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Hatteys on Main and Estate Sales by Bonnie & Son.


Bonnie, Rusty and our Great Team

Estate Sales by Bonnie & Son