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'...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...
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 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...
Amazing Feet: Jim Cosgrove Turns Silly Songs Into a Serious Career
July 30, 2006
Feature story highlighting the career of Jim Cosgrove, also known as Mr. Stinky Feet. He is a children's entertainer who dresses in a Hawaiian shirt, khaki pants/shorts, sandals, and a baseball hat. Cosgrove...
Ambitious KCK Plan Unveiled
May 20, 2006
Children's Campus of Kansas City plans to develop a project in Kansas City, Kansas, covering approximately four downtown blocks. The public-private consortium plans call for three main components of the...
Obituary for Miss Anna Anderson, superintendent of Children's Mercy Hospital from 1921 to 1943, dying on November 30, 1960.
Beverly Foster to Niles Home
May 6, 1956?
Vertical file contains a photo and biographical article about Beverly Foster, newly appointed "assistant director of the Niles Home for Children, 1911 E. 23rd St.," in 1956?. He was a native of Miami,...
December 5, 1954
William M. Rhodes founded Kansas City's first Boy Scout troop more than forty years ago at the First Congregational Church.
Bringing 'Deadbeat' Dads Back to Life
Discusses efforts by fathers to become more active and productive in their children's lives.
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...
April 6-12, 2012
The 2012 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 projects...
Changing Lives, One by One
January 12, 2009
Article describes a campaign to enlist 100,000 adults to intervene in the lives of Kansas City schoolchildren through programs like YouthFriends, Big Brothers Big Sisters, YMCA Young Achievers, LNESC,...
Child Abuse Echoes from Former Midwest Center
Article about the closing of the children's care center due to abuse allegations and administration problems, including the history of the center.
Child Philanthropist Helps Children's Mercy Hospital
December 18, 2009
Article profiles nine-year old Jack Novoor, who has raised nearly $6,000 for Children's Mercy Hospital. The December 2009 fundraiser at the Jumping Jax recreation center will be the fourth that Novoor...
Children's Campus Gets Ready to Open in KCK
June 7, 2010
The Children's Campus of Kansas City, Kansas, opens June 8, 2010. The "three-story, $15.5 million building" is at 444 Minnesota Avenue and provides a home for several organizations or agencies targeting...
Children's Mercy East Clinic Brings Care to Independence
December 10-16, 2010
Plans for Children's Mercy East, an outpatient pediatric clinic, are nearly finished for the "90-acre Trinity Woods development at Interstate 70 and Little Blue Parkway in Independence." Ground breaking...
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