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Nettie Thompson Grove
The Stars of Yesteryear: Romper Room's Miss Virginia
Biographical information about Virginia Hassenflu, the host of the local "Romper Room" children's educational television show from 1954 to 1964, with photo.
The Thriving Communities of Johnson County
This special section of the magazine includes the 2002 Johnson County Economic Development Report as well as articles about interesting tidbits about the county, education, real estate, health care, etc....
The Ultimate Betrayal
Story about Dr. Debora Green, a Kansas City physician "pleading no contest to murdering two of her children" in a fire at her home at 75th Street near Prairie Village, Kansas, in 1995. Description of her...
The Wild World of Jim Lane
This article features Jim Lane, a mid-nineteenth century controversial Kansas figure. The author states, " A slippery opportunist with a violent temper, the senator-soldier from Indiana played a big role...
There’s Something Fishy in Kansas City
Article on the new SeaLife Aquarium that opened in April at Kansas City’s Crown Center. “With more than 5,000 creatures in 30 exhibits, the Aquarium is all about educating children and adults on the...
Tribute to Philip S. Brown, Sr.
Mention of Mrs. Lulu Brown Curd (or Mrs. Lulu Curd), and Mrs. Sarah Robinson, along with Mrs. Edward Brown Shillito (or Mrs. Edward Shillito), as surviving children of the late Philip S. Brown, Sr.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star! Talented Tots Will Go Far
Article about the violin school for children, taught in "the Suzuki method" by Beth Titterington at her home at 4708 Jarboe Street.
Vacation Reading Projects: Rainbow Reading Club
Article by Maude Martin, children's librarian at the Northeast Branch Library of the Kansas City Public Library, about the Rainbow Reading Club program for children and its effectiveness.
Viewing the Stock Yards Parade
Illustration of a pair of children in formal clothing, viewing the parade at the Stockyards.
Voices: Eight Is Enough
Story about the quadruplets born to Mike and Nance Giambrone in 1981, an Italian family of suddenly eight rather than four, with photos.
Warrensburg and Johnson County's Cena Christopher Draper
First of a two part story on children's author Cena Christopher Draper from Warrensburg, Missouri. Noted for children's stories that paralleled her own childhood. Her first published book was a novel for...
Welfare Is Swell Fare for Kansas Citians!. ..And for the People!
Illustration and article about the history of the Kansas City Welfare Department, established in 1906 as the Board of Public Welfare, the "oldest, and the only one of its kind in this country." Description...
What Makes a Good Junior High Art Program?
Illustrations (paintings by junior high school children here) and article about "the junior high [school] art program in Kansas City, Missouri" and its strengths in instruction and service to underprivileged...
What the School May Properly Demand of the Library
Article about the relationship between librarians and teachers in educating children and adolescents, mainly with regard to reading and math.
What Would the Neighbors Think? A Look at the Old-Fashioned Moral Codes
Mention of orphan trains from New York to the Ozarks before the Depression.
What's a Child Worth?
Photos and biographical article about Don Wilson, manager of "the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Project Essential" for school children since 1993. Native of Iola, Kansas previously engaged as "interim...
Why Kansas Is Loved of Her Children
Photo of F. D. Coburn in an article about Kansas by him.
Woman's City Club moves to Harris-Kearney House
June 1, 2004
Article describes the origins and history of the Kansas City Woman's City Club. Founded in 1917 by Mrs. James Coburn, the Club engages in civic, charitable and educational activities, focusing particularly...
Wonderful Wyandotte County
Photos and article about tourist and historic sites in Wyandotte County, Kansas (including Kansas City, Kansas) such as the Grinter Place State Historic Site, the Renaissance Festival, Huron Cemetery,...
Article about the arcade and its clientele at 12th and Grand Avenues.
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