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Edward M Eveld
Big Award for Local Artist Is a Thrill
March 15, 2011
"Shane W. Evans, a Kansas City artist, received an Image Award for Literature at the 42nd annual NAACP's Image Awards...." The award was for his illustrations in the book ''My Brother Charlie'' that deals...
Famous Burger Rolling Away
August 17, 2007
A 60-year-old Sedalia, Missouri, landmark called the Wheel Inn Drive Inn is scheduled to close on September 3, 2007. The restaurant is known for its Guber Burger, a "1940s era hamburger with peanut butter."...
Articles Written by John Edward Hicks
A collection of 163 pages of photocopied newspaper articles from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times authored by John Edward Hicks, a proofreader and reporter for the Star. Most of the articles...
Bob Berdella Murder Case
A collection of photocopied newspaper articles, primarily from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times, detailing the criminal activities of Robert A. Berdella and the subsequent investigation of those...
KU's Santee Knew He Was Flat-out Fast
April 15, 2004
A new book entitled "The Perfect Mile" by Neal Bascomb has recently been published and includes Kansas native Wes Santee. He was a great long-distance runner duirng the 1950s and a University of Kansas...
Book Seeks to Restore Cub's Great Jewish Heritage
April 7, 2006
A new book entitled Johnny Kling: A Baseball Biography by Gil Bogen has recently been published. The author contends that Kling was Jewish although Kling's wife Lillian asserted he was not. Kling was a...
Harlem Renaissance Man
September 9, 2007
African American artist Aaron Douglas was born in Topeka in 1899 and taught at Lincoln High School in Kansas City at one time. He later became part of the "the early 20th-century explosion of black arts...
A Place to Grab a Bite to Eat
February 25, 2006
Architectural rendering of a grill planned to be constructed on the main level of Union Station by Summer, 2006. The restaurant will feature food and furnishings in the tradition of the orginal Fred Harvey...
Recalls a Frontier Day
Article about a registry book found from 1869, with signatures of guests such as Generals George Custer and Joseph Johnston.
From Gutter to Glory: Broski 'Kingpin' with Something to Spare
Article about Kansas City television weather forecaster Fred Broski and his successful local game show "Bowling for Dollars," with cultural significance as "a sort of daily edition of the book 'Working'...
Zooming In On the KC Flash
March 14, 2004
Article about local race car driver Masten Gregory. A new book entitled "Masten Gregory: Totally Fearless" has been written by Michael J. Cox. Gregory raced at Indianapolis as well as in Europe in the...
Monuments: 'They Remind Us Things Occurred because of Man's Initiative'
Article about memorials in Kansas City in general, highlighting, among others, the Charles Carroll Spalding Memorial at Penn Valley Park and the William T. Fitzsimons Memorial.
Kansas City Women Writers: Poet's Hardest Work Is Choosing
December 4, 1954
Article about several Kansas City women writers, including Katherine Edelman and her difficult process of making selections for her poetry collection book.
Prescription for Ailing Downtowns: Beautification
Article about some methods for beautifying Downtown Kansas City through urban renewal suggestions from a recent book by city planner Victor Gruen, with description of the park and boulevard system of the...
Family Friendly: Designers' Showhouse Has Been a Retreat For Many Generations
May 5, 2004
Article about the 2004 Designers' Showhouse XXXV at 1035 W. 57th Street built in 1916 by J. C. Nichols and Wight and Wight as architects. The first resident was George Bunting.
August 26-September 1, 2011
Article about the benefits of Google's project in conjunction with the updates of smart grid technology to the public utitlities in Kansas City, Kansas. A Google spokeswoman said the company is 'working...
Jewish Stories Prominent in New Book on Old Cemetery
September 24, 2010
Article about the new book “Elmwood Cemetery: Stories of Kansas City,” by photographer and preservationist Bruce Mathews and Judge Alex Sachs. A brief history of the cemetery, gravestone images, and...
Pendleton Heights Captures Then and Now in New Book
September 21, 2011
Article describes a new book published by the Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association featuring "then" and "now" photos of 83 homes and businesses. Local photographer David Remley captured current images...
The Battle for Westport
April 17, 2011
Article describes author Darryl Levings upcoming book of historical fiction on the Battle of Westport titled "Saddle the Pale Horse." Includes an excerpt from the book documenting the day before the battle...
In Search of Found Time
November 29-December 5, 2012
Article describes the author and magazine publisher Davy Rothbart and his involvement with the legal case of Byron Case, a Kansas City man that was convicted of the murder of Anastasia WitbolsFeugen in...
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