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'Mother of Youth Court' Dies
July 4, 2005
Kansas City humanitarian Mildred Watson served as the first female commissioner in the juvenile division of the Jackson County Circuit Court and was referred to as "the mother of youth court". She died...
A Busy Key for Him
Photo and biographical article about William Schoenhard, or Bill Schoenhard, retiring in 1953 from his "50-year career of selling clothing to young men of Kansas City" as "owner of the Schoenhard's Boys...
A Century Later Marillac Still Feels Like Home: The Former Orphanage Now Treats Children with Emotional Difficulties
File contains an article about the Marillac Center, a mental health center for children, a product of the Kansas City Orphan Boys' Home originally in Westport, merged with orphan girls' homes, and now...
A High School That Works
August 9, 2006
The class of 2010 will be the first graduating class from Cristo Rey Kansas City, a Catholic, college-prep high school. Students spend one day a week working primarily in a business and this helps to pay...
Biographical article about Anna Edwards, a teacher retiring after 58 years of service, beginning her career in 1916 at the Ashland school until becoming "principal of the Kansas City Boys' Orphan Home"...
Amputee Fights to Recover
November 30, 2008
Mel Deng, one of the "Lost Boys" from Sudan who was sent to Kansas City, suffered another tragedy. A work injury forced surgeons to amputate his forearm.
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...
April 29, 2011
The sixth-annual Capstone Awards is a supplement to the Kansas City Business Journal, which "honors outstanding real estate development projects and transactions throughout the community." Some of the...
Central Legend Bush Ends Storied Career
File containing photos and biographical article about Jack Bush, "[l]ongtime Central High School boys basketball coach," retiring in 2001 at the age of 77. Coach in Caruthersville, Missouri before coming...
Change Ahead for Camp White
Contains an article about Camp White. Description of the camp, formerly Camp Bohoca, located at 126th and Blue River Roads in Jackson County. Originally a gift of 108 acres from Mrs. J. B. White to the...
Deaths: Merrill S. Postma
Obituary for Merrill Postma, "59, president-elect of the board of the Ozanam Home for Boys," with residence at 4324 Belleview Avenue. Born in Wathena, Kansas and coming to Kansas City about 1916 before...
Doing the Right Thing, Even in the Face of Danger
January 26, 2014
Interview with civil rights activist and 2013 Kansas City Public Library scholar in residence, Alvin Sykes. Sykes discusses his background and his experiences during the 1968 riots following the assassination...
Dr. R. Ott
Obituary for D. R. Ott, organizer of Ott's Boys Band in 1915, dying in 1961.
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."...
Fire in the Hole: Missouri's Coal History
July 28, 2013
Article describes the history of the coal industry in Missouri. An explosion at Mine No. 6 of the Keith & Perry Coal Company in Rich Hill, Missouri, that resulted in the deaths of over twenty miners on...
For Troubled Boys: New Family, New Life
Photo and biographical article about Curtis Kenyon and his wife Elinor Kenyon, volunteer hosts and counselors for troubled boys at their home at 4940 Westwood Road. Institution known as "The Family" and...
Frank S. Land, 69, of De Molay Dies: Founder of Fraternal Group of Youth Served as Imperial Potentate of Shriners
Photo and obituary for Frank Land (1890-1959), "founder of the Order of De Molay and its director for forty years." Description of his career as a shriner, forming De Molay to help "boys left fatherless...
George Laurence Mailliard, Sr. Obituary
December 10, 2008
George L. Mailliard, Sr., known as Mr. M., died on December 9, 2008. He owned Mailliard's Incorporated, a men and boys clothing store which began in the Prairie Village Shopping Center in 1954. Eventually...
Ghastly 1918 Tales Chronicle Pandemic
November 2, 2005
The Spanish influenza of 1918 had a drastic effect on Kansas City. Article states that the city was in the ranks of the 10 most devastated cities. Includes how life was altered during that time period...
Growing Through Song
August 3, 2005
Article about the Kansas City Boys Choir and its tenth anniversary.
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