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''A Stitch in Time'' Premieres Friday
May 10, 2006
The story of dress manufacturer Nell Donnelly Reed is captured in a new book and documentary film produced by her great great nephew Terence Michael O'Malley. The film is entitled "Nelly Don: A Stitch...
'...Know This Church Was Loved'
June 22, 2011
The Melrose United Methodist Church located at 200 N. Bales in Kansas City closed its doors after 123 years. The church was built in 1926 when attendance was at more than 650, but as of recently the numbers...
'Love Our House. Thank You, America'
November 12, 2007
Kansas City, Kansas, family of Daniel Gilyeat thanked the community for their support while the ABC TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" replaced their leaky, drafty bungalow with "3,000 square feet,...
'Mother' of 100 Takes Children into Heart
July 29, 1975
Biographical article with photo about Mrs. Willa Carter, 78-year-old matriarch of a large adopted family of over 100 foster children in Kansas City. The story is told of her long process of adopting starting...
'Site of Shame' Dedicated
April 29, 2007
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site was dedicated in southeastern Colorado on April 28, 2007. The site is located 160 miles southeast of Denver on Big Sandy Creek in Kiowa County and pays tribute...
'They're All Like My Children"
January 16, 2015
Brief profile of and interview with Elizabeth Rosin, founder of Rosin Preservation LLC in 2006. Through partnerships with additional firms, she has has helped to preserve more than $500 million worth of...
May 10, 1936
The Lathrop grade school at 6th and May Streets was destroyed by a cyclone on May 11, 1886. 15 children were killed when the belfrey crashed through the roof.
19th Century School Awaits Restoration
December 25, 2006
Article detailing the work of a restoration group working to convert the Benjamin Banneker School building in Parkville, Missouri, into a museum. Benjamin Banneker was a one-room, segregated school for...
40 Years, Mostly of Miracles
September 10, 2011
In-depth article about Operation Breakthrough and the two women, Sister Berta Sailer and Sister Corita Bussanmas, that began the child care center in 1971 to provide child care to the poor. The Catholic...
50 Years of Caring Comfort For Kids
July 5, 2004
Article which features Adele Hall and her involvement over the years with Children's Mercy Hospital. She has spent countless hours at the hospital and her family has donated millions of dollars to the...
A Bayer Overhaul: Move to LionsGate Among Tourney Changes
October 1, 2004
Former Champions Tour has been renamed the Bayer Advantage Classic and has moved its venue to the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park. The Champions Tour was at Loch Lloyd in Belton for eight...
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 Kansas City Negro Honored
February 10, 1930
File containing a brief biographical article about Dr. Walter Maddux, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, and newly appointed head of pediatrics "in the great hospital that is to be erected in Chicago for...
A Lesson in The Arts
September 18, 2011
Cover story with pictures tells of the Alcott Arts Center at 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Named for Louisa May Alcott, the center provides music, theater, and art for children. The nonprofit organization...
A Model of Commitment
April 25, 2009
Photo and obituary Of Gertrude Hooker Keith (1915-2009), the first African American woman on the Kansas City school board and the first director of the Wayne Miner Housing Project. An active community...
A Summer Roundup Session
Notice for the "annual meeting and tea of the summer roundup chairmen of the Kansas City Council of Parents and Teachers" at the YWCA, involving Mrs. Mary Weeks, "president of the children's bureau and...
A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards
July 29, 1890
The subheading reads: "A Description of the Building and Something of the Inmates--The County Judges Contemplate Further Improvements--Two Jay Goulds Happy With Their Imaginary Riches--Some Pathetic Cases...
About Town: Man Ready to Fly Again to Make Santa Real
File containing a photo and biographical article about James Walker, a retired 80-year-old pilot (in 1975) preparing "to duplicate an airplane flight of 50 years ago [Christmas Eve of 1925) which would...
ACE Backers Stage Protest
April 14, 2012
On Friday, April 13, 2012, “the founders of Kansas City’s African-centered education program summoned all the campus’s children, staff and its drum corps to rally against the school district’s...
July 2, 2003
Short article with photograph concerning Alice Margerum who has lived over 70 years in the Northeast area and the past 60 years in her current home. She was recently honored by the Order of the Eastern...
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