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About Town: Poems Recall Her Life in Excelsior Springs
Biographical article about M. Deborah Ellett, "poetry editor for the City Inner & Outer Magazine which is devoted chiefly to minority affairs and success stories," growing up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri,...
Al Cosetta's Method of Success
November 11, 1954
Book review of "How I Found Success" by Kansas City author and businessman Al Cosetta, with photo and description of his "how-to" method.
August 9, 2009
Article revisits the events surrounding the brutal murder of Ali Kemp at a Leawood swimming pool in 2002. A pool maintenance worker, Benjamin A. Appleby, was convicted of the murder in 2006. It consists...
Among the Best Ever to Play the Game
April 5, 2011
Article profiles the accomplishments of baseball player Wilber "Bullet" Rogan and a new book about him by baseball historian Phil Dixon titled "Wilber 'Bullet' Rogan and the Kansas City Monarchs." Dixon...
An Inspiring Storyteller
October 8, 2011
Obituary and tribute for Kathleen Lee Tuohey, a local historian and author. Tuohey spearheaded a 20-year project to restore the old Pitcher Cemetery in eastern Jackson County and identify grave markers...
Arrow Fabricare Celebrates 100 Years of Cleaning Clothes
December 12, 2014
Article announces plans to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Arrow Fabricare Services at the Uptown Theater on December 13, 2014. A brief history of the company founded by Joseph Gershon in 1914...
Articles in Star Win Top Prizes for Two Authors
File containing a biographical article about Mrs. H. P. Rosenberg, winner of a first place award from the "Missouri writers guild (for a book about William Allen White), residing at 5050 Oak Street in...
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...
Athlete Who Inspired ''The Blind Side'' Shares His Message of Hope
March 3, 2011
Michael Oher, the Baltimore Ravens football player made famous in the movie "The Blind Side," was the keynote speaker at the 50th annual Greater Kansas City Area Mayors' Prayer Breakfast, March 2, 2011....
Author is Writing a Better Outlook
December 31, 2010
Raytown author Derrick Barnes has completed his second book, “We Could Be Brothers,” a story about the friendship between two 13-year old African-American boys. Barnes first series of books, “Ruby...
Author Looks at Rare Brookside Images
December 15, 2010
Article on local author LaDene Morton and her book, "The Brookside Story." The book traces the history of the Brookside area since 1919 when J.C. Nichols began developing it for commercial properties.
Author to Review Her Book
Notice about the book review by Julia Gilmore of her own book "Come North" at Hogan High School about the life of Mother Xavier Ross, a pioneer educator in the West and a founder of the Sisters of Charity...
B. P. Smith
File containing a photo and caption about B. P. Smith (residing at 5743 Outlook Street in Mission, Kansas), "a Kansas City postoffice employee" and "author of 'Next Time I'll Know Better,'" a book of collected...
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...
Big Buzz About Those Books
October 14, 2009
Article spotlights the Kansas City Public Library's "larger-than-life" Community Bookshelf parking garage at 10th and Baltimore. The bookshelf design decorates the south facade of the garage and looks...
Big Fire from Pile of Books
June 10, 2007
Article discusses contraversy generated by Prospero Books owners Tom Wayne and Will Leathem. Wayne and Leathem set fire to a pile of books in front of their used book store to protest the lack of interest...
Bittersweet: Late Kansas Citian's 40-year-old Novel Is Published At Last
April 6, 2003
Article is an excerpt from the book "Such Sweet Thunder" by Kansas City's Vincent O. Carter who died in 1983. It is a 1963 novel that was not published during his lifetime.
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...
Book Bank is a Rich Resource
June 22, 2008
Short article about the Heartland Book Bank, a nonprofit organization that distributes donated books to home schools, social service agencies, detention centers, and other nonprofits. In operation since...
Discusses the process of "weeding" books from the Library's collection in order to be able to fit into the new Main Library at 10th and Baltimore.
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