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'Risk at Zero Interest Rates'
February 21, 2012
Article and interview with Esther George, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. George, who has been with the Federal Reserve Bank since 1982, became president in October 2011 and serves...
A Century of Growth in Banking and Finance: KC Starts as Banking Hub, Ends with Regional Offices
Retrospective article detailing the history of banks and banking in Kansas City.
A Colorful Career Comes To a Close
August 16, 2007
Prominent Kansas City sports figure Jerry Green died August 15, 2007, at the age of 77. He was "a flamboyant Kansas City businessman who owned banks and radio stations and tried to buy the Kansas City...
A Forgotten River
February 27, 2008
Article discusses the decline of recreational activity on the Missouri River and profiles riverboat pilot Rick Lynn, whose father first opened a waterfront marina in 1957. the Lynn family also launched...
A Piece of the Local Literary Scene
Discusses level of local support for and professional mileu of local writers. Includes interviews with authors Robin Wayne Bailey, Nancy Pickard, Lenore Carroll, Robert Stewart, Lynn Michaels, Jill Churchill,...
A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards
July 29, 1890
The subheading reads: "A Description of the Building and Something of the Inmates--The County Judges Contemplate Further Improvements--Two Jay Goulds Happy With Their Imaginary Riches--Some Pathetic Cases...
A Warm Tribute to Thomas Hart Benton
February 20, 2011
Color picture of the bronze sculpture of Thomas Hart Benton on the campus of the Art Institute wearing a sweater knitted by Ashley Lugo, a student majoring in fiber. The piece was cast by Charles Banks...
All in The Family: Missouri Cousins Run 2 Top-Ranked Banks
May 27, 2010
Article discusses the leaders of the United Missouri Bank and Commerce Bank. Both banks were rated by "Forbes" magazine in January 2010 as 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the list of the best 100 banks in...
Another Lender in Area is Closed
September 5, 2009
First Bank of Kansas City failed on September 4, 2009. It re-opened as Great American Bank which is based in De Soto, Kansas.
Banking on a New KC Legacy
June 12, 2008
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City moved into its new headquarters located near Liberty memorial and the edge of Penn Valley Park. The grand opening is scheduled for June 12, 2008. The new building...
Banking on Kansas City
August 31-September 6, 2007
Photographic essay of former bank buildings, showing their titles. Article also provides information on each and includes City National Bank; First National Bank; Livestock National Bank; Fidelity National...
Banking Shapes Pendleton's Life and Career
Article describing the author's experience in the banking industry.
Banks May Relax Now: Deaths of Floyd and Dillinger Remove Major Threats
Photos and descriptions of recently deceased Midwestern outlaws such as John Dillinger, Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde, with an overview of the diminishing danger to Midwestern banks...
Block Finds Bank Buyer
July 12, 2013
Article announces that Republic Bank and Trust Company will purchase the banking business of H&R Block, Incorporated. Specifics of the deal are summarized. Services that H&R Block will continue to provide...
Boutique Hotel to Open in a Year
January 15, 2011
The former Gate City National Bank building at 1111 Grand Boulevard will undergo an $11 million renovation to become the 43-room Grand Hotel. From 2000 to 2006 the building housed Club Chemical, "a nightclub...
Call on Girl's Facile Pen
Photo and biographical article about Lisa Anne Kerford, or Lisa Kerford, a black "Southwest High School senior art student" drawing artwork "for the students' and teachers' course workbooks" also with...
Central Bank Celebrates Fifty Years
Photo and article about the Central Bank of Kansas City, "first open[ing] its doors to the residents and business owners of Historic Northeast" in 1951 at 2301 Independence Avenue.
Central Bank Keeps Growing: After 50 Years in Kansas City, Northeast's Community Bank Will Soon Have Four Branches
Photo and article about the new branch location of the Central Bank of Kansas City (starting out in the Northeast residential district) in the Festival Foods grocery store "in the Northland at Choteau...
Central Bank of Kansas City
April 6, 2005
Featured in the "Northeast Chamber of Commerce Business Leaders" column is the Central Bank of Kansas City. The bank currently owns and operates eight branches in the metro area. In the Northeast area...
March 2, 1975
Biographical article about Charles Banks Wilson, or Charles Wilson, an artist of murals at the Oklahoma state capitol.
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