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Kansas City's First Church
Mention of three members of the Roy family (or Roi family) in Kansas City, including Amelia Roy and Martha Roy ("[a]mong the children baptized" at Father Roux's church in 1834) and Jean Baptiste Roy, or...
Kansas City's Top 10 Companies
Article profiling the top ten businesses that are shaping the Kansas City community: 1) Walton Construction; 2) Berstein-Rein; 3) Schutte Lumber Company; 4) HOK Sport Venue Event; 5) Fogel-Anderson Construction;...
Kansas City, Godfather
Article about Kansas City's Board of Public Welfare, started in 1909 as "a Board of Pardons and Paroles" and becoming a model representative of the "Godfather System" of city government departments "to...
KC's Top 10 Companies
Photos and short profiles of 10 companies selected as KC's top 10 companies. They include: University of Missouri-Kansas City ( community award); B.B.'s Lawnside Bar-B-Q (lifestyle award); HMS Beagle (cool...
Kiddie Land Remembered
Article about the Red X Kiddie Land in Riverside, an amusement park for kids built in the 1960s by E. H. Young. "In approximately 1970 the equipment was requiring much maintenance and the novelty was wearing...
Land Ephraim House Cleared in 1837 Site of Home for Neglected Children
Photo, illustration, and article about the homestead of Ephraim House, south of Independence at 5100 South Noland Road in Kansas City, converted in the 1970s into "the Evangelical Children's Home." Description...
Little Known Medical History: Katherine B. Richardson and Children's Mercy Hospital
December 1, 1969; January 15, 1970; February 1, 1970; May 1, 1970; June 15, 1970; July 1, 1970; September 15, 1970; January 1, 1971;
Series of eight articles by a retired physician who worked with Katherine Richardson. The first three segments in particular focus on Dr. Richardson and the founding and early years of the hospital. The...
Local Authors: Writers Produce for Large Readership
Photo and description of Barbara Unell, "the former editor of 'Twins' magazine--and the mother of twins" herself. Also co-author of "three books with local psychologist Jerry Wyckoff in addition to two...
Local Authors: Writers Produce for Larger Readership
Photo and bio of Jackie Silberg, an author of "a series of books on games for toddlers and young children and a music book containing 160 of her own songs." Also "former music teacher at Congregation Beth...
Local Health Care Expansions Surge
Review of expansions of Research Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital.
Photo and biographical description of Cheryl Harris, 47-year-old co-founder of Cradles and Crayons, "a day-care center for children with special needs" and co-founder of "the newborn intensive care unit...
Photo and biographical sketch of William Dunn, Sr., "the chairman of J. E. Dunn Construction Company" and frequent chairman of United Way charity programs and homelessness task forces, "including the Don...
Photo and bio of Adele Hall, an award-winning charity organizer (including the 1990 Kansas Citian of the Year Award from the Chamber of Commerce), especially with children, born about 1931 and becoming...
Short explanation of the foundation of the organization and its founder and building.
Making a Difference
Description of the KCMC Child Development Corporation, a charitable organization for children, and its black director Dwayne Crompton.
Making a Poem
Photo and biographical article about Dan Jaffe, a "popular poet and professor at the University of Missouri at Kansas City" teaching fifth-grade children at the "Sunset Hill School as part of the Poet-in-the-Schools...
Manumitted and Forever Set Free: The Children of Charles Lee Younger and Elizabeth, a woman of Color
Article discusses the unusual settlement of Charles Lee Younger. He provided in his will for not only his wife Sarah and common-law wife Pafmelia, but also his slave/mistress Elizabeth. The lives of his...
Marie Dierking Herd Neuhaus: Lafayette County German Farmwife and Proto-Feminist
Article tells the story of Marie Dierking Herd Neuhaus, a German immigrant who lived in Concordia, Missouri, in the nineteenth century. Mary was unusual for a woman of her time, particularly a German Lutheran...
Mattie Rhodes Expands to Northeast
Article about the expansion into the Northeast residential district of the Mattie Rhodes Counseling and Art Center, "located in the West Side," with the additional office to be at Children's Memorial Lutheran...
McCoys of Early-Day Independence: Alexander Watts McCoy
Portrait and biographical description of Alexander Watts McCoy, or Alexander McCoy, a civil engineer and publisher of an abolitionist newspaper in Independence. Description of his life and career, born...
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