Friday Facts: February 3

Friday Facts

Jabroni, Burrowhead and Dork Defined: Just in case your EDC was not the only one who had never heard of “jabroni” before Travis Kelsey’s rant we give you this from The Rock. Burrowhead was almost as clever as it was bulletin board material so we’ll let Mike Hilton explain. We’ll let a true dork explain a dork. Please don’t take this time […]

Friday Facts: January 27

Friday Facts

Dr. Clemens to Retire: One of the worst kept secrets has been officially announced. After eight years of being in charge and 23 years with the North Kansas City School District, Superintendent Dr. Dan Clemens will retire following the 2023-2024 school year. Your EDC has enjoyed watching Dr. Clemens lead the way as the district became the second largest in […]

Friday Facts: January 20

Friday Facts

O’Neil Bridge to Close: At this week’s MARC Total Transportation Policy Committee meeting MoDOT District Engineer Chris Redline announced that beginning February 6thsouthbound 169 Highway will be closed until the fall of 2024 so that the connection to the new Buck O’Neil Bridge can be completed. After the meeting we had a nice conversation with Director Redline […]

<strong>Southbound Highway 169/O’Neil Bridge Closing Feb. 6</strong>

O'Neil Bridge

Crews with the Buck O’Neil Bridge project will be making significant traffic pattern changes beginning in February. This includes the total closure of southbound U.S. 169 from the Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport to Fifth Street in downtown Kansas City beginning on Monday, Feb. 6, until fall 2024. This, more than 600-day closure, is part of the construction of the […]

Friday Facts: January 13

Friday Facts

Dr. King Celebration at Jewell: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” The Clay County African American Legacy and the Northland Martin Luther King, Jr. Program Committee invite the community to attend the 39th annual Northland Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, […]

<strong>Meta Purchase Underscores Clay County Data Development</strong>


A major Northland data development is now owned completely by Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms. Meta has purchased nearly 900 acres near I-435 and Highway 169, all in Clay County. According to EDC Executive Director David Slater, contacts with Meta have confirmed the sale. Though dramatic, the development […]

Friday Facts: January 6

Friday Facts

New County Commissioners Sworn In: Clay County ushered in its new form of government with Tuesday’s swearing in of Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte, Western District-At Large Commissioner Jason Withington, Eastern District-At Large Commissioner JoAnn Lawson, Western Commissioner Jay Johnson, and Eastern Commissioner Scott Wagner. Nolte, Johnson and Wagner were elected to four-year terms while Withington and Lawson won two-year seats. They will join […]