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2017 Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collections Scheduled

The Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District will host 11 mobile events to collect household hazardous waste (HHW) in 2017. This year, the district is celebrating 20 years of protecting public health and the environment by safely disposing of HHW. Since its inception, the Regional HHW Collection program has …

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KCI Rotary Supports Platte County Efforts, Earns Regional Honor

The KCI Rotary Club recently presented $5,000 to support two Platte County efforts helping families and children in need. At a weekly meeting Nov. 9, President Donice Mahan presented two checks to Mary Jo Vernon. Vernon is director of the Platte County Health Department, which coordinates a countywide Back to …

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Join TheNorthlandNews.com and the Platte County Republican Party For a Local Candidate Debate

Wanting to be an informed voter? On June 23rd, four different Platte County Republican organizations are coming together to host a Platte County candidate debate. Owner, editor, and publisher of TheNorthlandNews.com, Andrew Palmer, is going to be moderating the debate. We’ll publish full video of the debate at some point …

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Platte County Provides Best Quality of Life in Missouri

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sites access to exercise opportunities and healthy environment as key factors PLATTE CITY, Mo. — Platte County ranked #1 out of 115 counties in Missouri for quality of life in a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Platte ranked second highest for health factors. …

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Food and Mood: A Direct Connection

Everyone has heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” Becky Franklin adds another emphasis: You act and feel like you eat. Older Adult Educator for Tri-County Mental Health Services, Franklin travels throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties to share advice for older adults and their caregivers. On a recent …

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Text to 9-1-1 now available in Kansas City region

In emergency situations, “Call if you can, text if you can’t.” All emergency dispatch centers in the Kansas City metro area’s Regional 9-1-1 System can now receive and respond to text messages. Text to 9-1-1 service can provide a lifesaving option for people in situations where they cannot speak safely …

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Northland Teachers to Present Summer Externship Experience February 29

Northland CAPS

Northland CAPS in partnership with seven Northland school districts (Excelsior Springs, Kearney, Liberty, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Platte County and Smithville) and twelve business partners completed the first cohort of the Northland SEE (Summer Externship Experience) on July 21, 22 and 23, 2015. Seventy teachers from all seven districts, …

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WILLARD SEEKS RE-ELECTION AS PLATTE COUNTY TREASURER

This is a submitted press release from the Rob Willard campaign. Rob Willard announces he is running for re-election as Platte County Treasurer.  Willard, elected in 2012, seeks a second four-year term.  In a statement released to supporters, the incumbent highlighted the successes of his first three years in office. …

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CITIZEN VOICES: Make Parks a Priority in Clay County Missouri [Again]

Live in the Northland and have an opinion on something? Send us your editorial and we’ll feature it in our opinion section! This is from Kansas City resident Jason Withington. In it he shares his thoughts on public parks in Clay County. What do you think about parks here in …

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Rebuilding Leads to Recognition for Tri-County Mental Health Services Employee

Nathan Sloss enjoys rejuvenating old furniture in his spare time, so it’s not surprising that when Tri-County Mental Health Services began remodeling its main offices near Maple Woods, he felt right at home. “It was a big project,” he said of the recently re-opened front lobby and offices. “There were …

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