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Blind High Schooler Creates Array of Art
Accessible Arts, "which teaches area children with disabilities," held its first art show with art created by a blind student, Aaron Johnson. Johnson, 18, lost his sight at age 13. His show, "Magic Town...
R.R. Brewster 1922 Senate Campaign
Articles about the failed campaign for the United States Senate for Missouri of Reginald Brewster, or R. R. Brewster in 1922, with illustration and information about his speech in Warrensburg supporting...
Civil War and Other Songs
A collection of song lyrics contained in photocopied newspaper clippings from newspapers across the United States, dating from the late 1890s through the early 1930s. The songs are arranged by category....
Ross Key, Jr. Murder Case
A collection of photocopied newspaper articles form the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times detailing the murder of eight-year-old Ross Key, Junior and the subsequent investigation of that crime. The...
Denise Clinton Murder Case
A collection of over 50 pages of photocopied newspaper clippings from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times detailing the kidnapping and murder of Denise Clinton and the subsequent investigation of...
Children's Museum Closing
The Children's Museum of Kansas City closed August 9, 2008. The Museum merged with Wonderscope of Shawnee earlier in the year.
Carver Dual Language Academy
April 14-20, 2011
Article about the Carver Dual Language Academy and its principal Cornelia Clark. The Academy, located on Elmwood Avenue, cultivates bilingualism in children by teaching English to Spanish-speakers and...
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...
Preservation is the Priority
April 15, 2015
Article about the Banneker School Restoration Project. “Banneker School was built by the Parkville School District in 1885 as a one-room schoolhouse to educate the children of freed slaves in Platte...
New Head Start Director Begins Job
April 19, 2006
Evelyn L. Givens, a Kansas City resident, will be director of the Mid-America Head Start which is now under the wing of the Mid-America Regional Council. The program serves about 2,700 low-income children...
Families Ponder Return to KC District
April 19, 2013
Article describes an effort by parents living in Southwestern Kansas City and Kansas City School District officials to reopen the Hale H. Cook for elementary-aged students beginning in the fall of 2014....
Larry Moore Contributes Much More Than Voice To This City
April 20-26, 2007
Article about Larry Moore, local television news anchor at KMBC-TV. His longevity in Kansas City is noted and "he has the distinction of having anchored the news for more years than anyone in Kansas City."...
Parents and Kids Enjoy Pokemon Day at Northeast Library
Photo and article about the "Pokemon tournament at the Northeast branch of the Kansas City Public Library" sponsored by "Oh Yea! Cards and Video, 6628 Truman Rd., and Gladstone School Camp Fire Boys and...
Screenwriter Living in KC, Still Working in Hollywood
April 24, 2005
Screenwriter Dan Taylor moved his family back to Kansas City after living a decade in Los Angeles as a script writer. ''Although he's still in the feature film biz, Taylor's current love is the children's...
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...
KC Board Approves School Changes
April 26, 2007
The Kansas City School Board agreed by a 5-2 vote to phase out most of the district's middle schools. Superintendent Anthony Amato has pushed the phase out in favor of neighborhood elementary schools serving...
'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...
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...
School, with a Downtown Vibe
April 30, 2012
The Crossroads Academy at 1015 Central is set to open on September 4, 2012. The kindergarten through fifth-grade school will provide a "urban-steeped education" to 170 children. The opening of the school...
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