City honors NE native Cascio

Cascio-CU shaking hands.tif

60 years. Northeast native Ross Cascio is honored during a City Council meeting for operating Victor Ross & Co. real estate for 60 years. Above, Cascio, right, shakes hands with City Council member Jermaine Reed. Leslie Collins

Northeast News
January  23, 2013

To celebrate 60 years of serving Historic Northeast and the Kansas City metro area, the Kansas City City Council honored Ross Cascio with a resolution Feb. 10.

“It’s a real privilege to be honored by the city and be recognized by great people and a great newspaper,” Cascio, 83, told Northeast News.

Cascio opened Victor Ross & Co. real estate in 1952 in Historic Northeast and offered residential and commercial real estate services and insurance. Cascio’s wife, Clarene, served as comptroller and Cascio’s son Victor joined the company in 1971.

“Ross adopted his trademark of a white necktie that signified a personal touch the company dubbed ‘white tie service,’ signifying the company’s commitment to personal service in which every deal is good for both the buyer and the seller,” the resolution stated.

Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo said Cascio always had faith in Northeast and contributed to the community in a number of ways.

City Council member Jim Glover also commended Cascio’s “superb” contributions to the city.

On Nov. 15, 2012, Victor Ross & Co. merged with Zimmer Real Estate, ending a chapter in Northeast. Victor Cascio will now serve as vice president of sales. Cascio and Clarene, however, will now officially retire.

Cascio said he still owns property in Northeast, including the building on Elmwood that formerly housed the Northeast News.

“There is no other neighborhood like Northeast,” he said, recalling the times he and his family would sit on the front porch, have a drink and “shoot the breeze” with neighbors.

“There were many good times there,” Clarene said.

Asked what he plans to do in retirement, Cascio said he’s looking forward to finally having time to go to lunch with his wife, friends and family.

Cascio-City Hall.tif

Cascio-shaking hands.tif

Comments are closed.

  • Fire destroys pawn shop warehouse

    November 19th, 2014

    Michael Bushnell Northeast News Nov. 19, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Fire Department were called to an […]

    One dead after morning shooting outside City Hall

    November 12th, 2014

    Joe Jarosz Northeast News Nov. 12, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — One man is dead after a early morning shooting […]

    Kessler Bark: Record breaking tree grows in HNE

    November 12th, 2014

      By Joe Jarosz Northeast News November 12, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Northeast is now able to claim […]

    U.S. Navy Blue Angels to stop in Kansas City for preseason visit

    November 11th, 2014

    Northeast News Nov. 11, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The U.S. Navy Blue Angel representatives will visit Kansas City next week […]

    KCMO to host hard to recycle items event on America Recycles Day

    November 10th, 2014

    Northeast News Nov. 10, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Are old televisions, mattresses, bicycles and other items taking up space […]

  • City offices closed Nov. 11, 27 and 28; trash pickup delayed

    November 8th, 2014

    Northeast News Nov. 8, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — City Hall wants you to know there will be a few […]

    Gov. Nixon announces summer jobs program for 1,500 low-income youth in Kansas City area

    November 7th, 2014

    Joe Jarosz Northeast News Nov. 14, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The lesson learned from earning a buck is something […]

    Jackson County gets four new faces for Legislature

    November 5th, 2014

    Joe Jarosz Northeast News Nov. 5, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Jackson County Democrats had nothing to worry about on […]

    A new program coming to teach children music

    November 5th, 2014

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News November 5, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – An area community center is hoping to bring […]

    Where is the streetcar headed? Update given at NEIA luncheon

    November 5th, 2014

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News November 5, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As more tracks get laid, more information becomes […]

  • Local Weather

  • What’s Happening

    KCFD set to issue report on deadly Independence Ave. fire

    Northeast News May 24, 2016 The Kansas City Star reported this afternoon that the Kansas City Fire Department will release […]

    Saturday Night in the Northeast: Music and Shakespeare

    Northeast News May 22, 2016 The Pepper Sprouts played live music at the Colonnade for the season-opening edition of the […]

    Field Day at Scuola Vita Nuova!

    Northeast News May 20, 2016 Scoula Vita Nuova (535 Garfield Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124) held its annual field day […]