Tag Archives: Cass County

Library Funding in Jeopardy

MO Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft, says that libraries “expand opportunity and unleash potential” in their communities. This year, funding for Missouri libraries faces deep cuts at both the state and federal levels. State funding, through the state library, and … Continue reading

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Register to vote at the library

  You can register to vote in Cass County at any location of Cass County Public Library. We will deliver your registration to the County Clerk’s office. The deadline to register to vote in the March presidential primaries is next Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Cass County history in a famous painting

Did you know that one the most famous and renowned 19th century American painters, George Caleb Bingham, painted a work titled “Order No. 11” depicting a crucial moment in Cass County’s history? View this video for a closer look at … Continue reading

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What do you think about healthcare services in Cass County?

ConnectCass, a nonprofit organization promoting health and wellness in Cass County, recently held a town hall meeting in Harrisonville to discuss community health needs, priorities and the steps needed to improve community health for residents of Cass County. What do … Continue reading

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A thank you to our employees

Our employees’ annual United Way donation campaign is underway! Last year, library employees donated $2,454.00 directly from their own paychecks to support local charities like Hope Haven of Cass County, Success by 6 Resource Center, Cass County Council on Aging and … Continue reading

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The Stern Visitations of War in Cass County

Today we are unveiling a new historical display about the Civil War history of Cass County. The display is a joint project of Cass County Public Library, Cass County Historical Society, and Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. Stop by the … Continue reading

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See you at the fair!

The county fair in Pleasant Hill begins tomorrow!   The fair runs from Tuesday, July 16 through Sunday, July 21. Click here for more information on the fair website, including the full schedule of events.

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MARC publishes a report on Cass County

This graph of unemployment rates in Cass County as compared to the national average is from a recent Mid-America Regional Council report on Cass County. This is a positive sign, but there are other worrying trends as well, including increasing … Continue reading

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Seeking Descendants of Quantrill’s Raiders

Did your ancestor ride with William Clarke Quantrill? August 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s siege on Lawrence, Kansas. The Cass County Public Library Genealogy Branch, Cass County Civil War Roundtable and Cass County Historical Society will host a … Continue reading

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Caught Between Three Fires: Meet the Author

While most people along the Missouri-Kansas border know that something terrible went on years ago to make these two states such enormous rivals, few understand what really happened. Saturday, September 8 at 10 a.m. at the Harrisonville Branch, Tom Rafiner, author of Caught … Continue reading

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