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1. 'Eskimo Pie King' Dead: Russell Stover, Confectioner, Developed Ice Cream Product 'Eskimo Pie King' Dead: Russell Stover, Confectioner, Developed Ice Cream Product May 12, 1954 Obituary for Russell Stover (1888-1954), "[f]ounder and former president of Russell Stover Candies of Kansas City, Mo." Inventor of "the Eskimo Pie, an ice cream product, in the 1920's" and dying at the...

2. A Sugar Binge A Sugar Binge November 9-15, 2006 Article about Kansas City's candy-making heritage, including a history of the Sifers family's Valomilk candy bar, and the Russell Stover Company.

3. A Sweet Transition at Chocolate Store A Sweet Transition at Chocolate Store June 1, 2007 Owners of Panache Chocolatier, Eileen Cohen and Sharon Hoffman who want to spend more time with family, sold their business to Mark and Barbara Bailey of Lenexa. Cohen and Hoffman first opened a Kron Chocolatier...

4. After 87 Years, Price Candy Co. Closes Its Doors: Bank Forecloses on Factory in Richmond After 87 Years, Price Candy Co. Closes Its Doors: Bank Forecloses on Factory in Richmond May/2/2000 Article about the closing and liquidation of the Price Candy Company, "an 87-year-old confectionery manufacturer" founded in the old downtown Jones Store building. Description of the company's history,...

5. Bittermans Make Sure Customers 'Have a Sweet Day' Bittermans Make Sure Customers 'Have a Sweet Day' June 1, 2007 Article features Bitterman Family Confections located at 3107 Gillham Road. They have been in business for three generations of their family and are known by their slogan "Have a Sweet Day." Marilyn Bitterman...

6. Candy Man Endures with Old-Fashioned Approach Candy Man Endures with Old-Fashioned Approach March/4-10/1999 Describes the history of the candy Valomilk and the local company that manufactures it.

7. Enduring Lessons: Survival of the Finest, KC's Oldest Firms Enduring Lessons: Survival of the Finest, KC's Oldest Firms January 2, 2007 Several articles about some of Kansas City's oldest companies. "Where Vision Meets Know-How" highlights six of Kansas City's oldest businesses, including Cullum & Brown; Kessinger/Hunter & Co.; Rau Construction;...

8. Heading to New York Heading to New York August 11, 2009 Kansas City's Bogdon Candy Co., founded in 1945 in Kansas City, has been bought by Richardson Foods Inc. of Canajoharie, New York. The local office and manufacturing plant located at 2316 Troost Avenue...

9. Russell Stover Savors Sweet Spot Russell Stover Savors Sweet Spot June 22-28, 2007 Article describes changes and adaptations of the candy company that accounts for "more than 60 percent of U.S. boxed chocolate sales." Brothers Tom and Scott Ward are co-presidents of the privately held...