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1. A Foundation for Creativity A Foundation for Creativity April 10, 2011 The 2011 award winners of grants from Charlotte Street Foundation include Peggy Noland, Ricky Allman, and Andy Brayman. Works from the three are pictured: Noland's Crossroads boutique "with outlandish...

2. A Postcard from Old Kansas City A Postcard from Old Kansas City May/3/1969 Photo and article about the former Kansas City Veterinary College at the "northwest corner of Lydia Avenue."

3. About Town About Town May/6/1932 Illustration and description of "a police dog," owned by Mr. and Mr. Dean Green, 1027 Romany road" in Kansas City, with traits similar to those of Jim the Wonder Dog such as understanding spellings of...

4. Artist Carves Niche in World of Wildlife Artist Carves Niche in World of Wildlife February/18/1999 Biographical article about engraver and painter of wildlife Tom Altenburg of Kansas City, describing his unique style and day job "as an industrial designer for Hallmark Cards," with photo.

5. Chimp Care at KC Zoo is Criticized Chimp Care at KC Zoo is Criticized October 18, 2012 Article describes the publication of a report produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that cited the Kansas City Zoo for instances of improper care of its primates. The article focuses upon the...

6. Draw Me a Story Draw Me a Story December/13/1992 Article about Lisa Ernst, a writer and illustrator of children's books about animals wo grew up in Oklahoma and started in advertising in New York before settling into her studio residence in the Westport...

7. Expert: Economy Staggers Animal Health Industry Expert: Economy Staggers Animal Health Industry September 2-8, 2011 Article about the Kansas City region being a part of the "so-called Animal Health Corridor, a region between Manhattan and Columbia." This past year has seen a decline in veterinarian office visits and...

8. Forty Years Ago Forty Years Ago December/10/1912 Article about the horse epidemic in 1872, causing problems with funeral transportation.

9. Grasshoppers Grasshoppers March/9/1931 Description of "the great grasshopper plague" of 1874-1875 affecting Kansas City and "sweeping the trans-Mississippi country bare of vegetation from the Platte river to Texas and as far east as Sedalia."...

10. Heatlh Midwest's Approach to Problem of Dirty Birds Has Employees Concerned Heatlh Midwest's Approach to Problem of Dirty Birds Has Employees Concerned November-December/24-1/1999 Discusses hospital's attempts to eliminate the problem of excess birds in the parking garage using the pesticide Avitrol, and its possible side effects on people and other animals in the surrounding area....

11. Homeward Bound: Once Deep in Debt, Wayside Waifs Now Thrives, Thanks to Harold Melcher Homeward Bound: Once Deep in Debt, Wayside Waifs Now Thrives, Thanks to Harold Melcher July 22, 2007 Feature story about Wayside Waifs, a private, nonprofit animal shelter located at 3901 Martha Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Harold Melcher is chairman of the board and has helped to revive the...

12. How Districts Get Names How Districts Get Names January 4, 1925 Article about the origins of area place names like Toad-a-Loop, Tour-de-Loup, and Sni-a-Bar, all supposed to be of French origin etymologically. "One of the troublesome place names in Kansas City is that...

13. KC's Oldest Animal Shelter Buckles Under KC's Oldest Animal Shelter Buckles Under July/24-30/1997 Describes the controversy and conflicts over management of the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.

14. Literally a Beehive of Activity under Union Station Literally a Beehive of Activity under Union Station October/23/1949 Illustrations and description of the high level of activity at Union Station and its surroundings, including high volumes of mail, including bees and other zoo animals being shipped, railroad cargo, and...

15. Martin King of Exaggerated Postcards Martin King of Exaggerated Postcards May 22, 2013 Article profiles William H. "Dad" Martin of Ottawa, Kansas, considered to be a pioneer of the exaggerated or "tall-tale" postcard. Martin worked under photographer E.H. Corwin in Ottawa in the early 1900s...

16. The Business, and Love, of Greyhounds The Business, and Love, of Greyhounds June/24-30/1999 Article discussing the treatment of retired racing greyhounds.

17. The Plywood Menagerie The Plywood Menagerie December/16/1981 File containing a photo and biographical article about Julietta Thornton, a 1975 Kansas City Art Institute graduate and maker of sculptures of animals, etc.

18. Uncaged Animals Uncaged Animals August/5-11/1999 Review of two sculpture shows at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

19. Unlikely VIPs: He's Kansas City's General in the Unending War on Rats Unlikely VIPs: He's Kansas City's General in the Unending War on Rats March/6/1979 Photos and biographical article about Casey O'Hara, "Kansas City's Rodent Control director" since 1975. Discussion on the problems of rat infestation in Kansas City, their patterns of habitation in sewers...