Kristen Morrow, SCADA operator/customer service for the electric utility, was announced Jan. 25 as the city of Harrisonville’s Employee of the Year and city’s the Emergency Services Department was chosen as Department of the Year during the annual Employee Awards Dinner.
Mayor Brian Hasek and City Administrator Happy Welch presented the honors.
Dispatcher Mary Osterberg was the recipient of the Stephen P. Rauscher Leadership Award. Unable to be present for the dinner, she will be formally recognized Feb. 5 when the Board of Aldermen meet.
Free dental screenings increased for Cass County kids
The Cass Community Health Foundation continues its final round of free dental screenings for children with two upcoming events, Feb. 2 at Butcher-Greene Elementary in Grandview and Feb. 6 at at Bridle Ridge Elementary in Raymore.
With additional funding from the Prime Health Foundation, the Cass Community Health Foundation’s Cass County Dental Clinic expanded to provide a free dental screening to more than 5,000 students in the Archie, Belton, Drexel, East Lynne, Grandview, Harrisonville, Midway, Pleasant Hill, Raymore-Peculiar and Strasburg school districts this year.
That’s a 25-percent increase from 2016-17, when the Cass County Dental Clinic served 4,000 students.
Dr. Terry Myers of Keystone Denistry in Belton, Dr. Rob Tait of Grandview and Dr. Jacob Young of Belton are volunteering their time beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 for the screening at Butcher-Greene, which is part of this year’s expansion.
Dr. Christopher Drake of My Kids Dentist in Martin City and Dr. Clarence Simmons with Harmony Smiles in Raymore will volunteer beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 6 at Bridle Ridge.
Ownership of Safe Fleet changes hands
Safe Fleet Holdings, which is headquartered in Belton, was sold recently to Oak Hill Capital Partners, according to a release announcing the sale.
Oak Hill Capital is a private equity firm based in New York
Safe Fleet provides safety products — including mirrors, lighting, ladders and storage racks, doors and bumpers — for commercial and industrial trucks and trailers, emergency vehicles, buses, rail and recreational vehicles. It had been owned by The Sterling Group.
It has more than 1,200 employees at 11 manufacturing locations across the country.
Brian Cherry, a partner at Oak Hill Capital, praised Safe Fleet for its “unique and growing portfolio of market-leading safety and productivity solutions,” in a statement heralding the sale. The same release same Oak Hill’s strategy for the company includes continued organic growth and strategic acquisitions.
The sale is expected to close during the first quarter of 2018.