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Larrapin Lous & Bustin Babes For a Good Cause
October 10, 2012
Short article about an exhibition game that took place Oct. 15, 1927 at Muehlebach Field between teams managed by George Herman '"Babe" Ruth and "Larrapin" Lou Gehrig. The game was fundraiser for Mercy...
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."...
Last Day For School Marks End of an Era
May 30, 2007
South Park Elementary School in Merriam, Kansas, closed May 29, 2007.It will merge with Merriam Elementary at the new Merriam Park Elementary School. South Park was central in the late 1940s civil rights...
Libraries Offer Free Homework Help For Young Students
Kansas City Public Library offers free homework help to school aged children with Homework Helpers available after school in five of the library's branches.
Life Begets Life At Northeast's Library
October 19, 2005
Feature on the North-East branch of the Kansas City Public Library and in particular the new children's librarian, Steven Knapp. Includes his picture as well as branch manager Claudia Visnich.
Linville Recognized by DFS
Christine Linville, the owner of Frankie's Ice Cream and Deli located at 12th and Benton, is honored by the Division of Family Services for her help with children going into protective custody who need...
Longtime CEO Steps Down
June 30, 2013
Article announces that Karen Haren is retiring from her position as executive president and CEO of Harvesters-The Community Food Bank. Haren's background with the organization is discussed. Associates...
Longtime Children’s Place President and CEO David Matson Steps Down in August
May 27, 2015
Article describes David Matson’s work as CEO of Children’s Place, a non-profit agency that serves children in Jackson County. According to the article, Matson is credited with turning the agency around...
Looking Back on Operation Exodus
August 20, 1910
Article describes the period from 1990 to 1997 when the Kansas City Jewish community resettled about 1,000 Jews from the former Soviet Union. Michael Crane, a commercial photographer, spent six months...
Louis "Dutch" Meyers
September 9, 2009
Obituary for Louis Meyers (Dutch) who passed away September 4, 2009. Meyers worked for KMBC TV and KCMO Channel 5 (later KCTV) and in the 1960s and '70s was president, director, and actor for the Barn...
Low-Key Salute to 60 Years
June 29 - July 5, 2006
Article marks the 60th anniversary of Gates Barbecue. George and Arzelia Gates, their three children, Winnifred, Gwendolyn and Ollie, the cook, Arthur Pinkard and a waitress opened the restaurant in October...
Magic of The Beanstalk
July 27, 2005
Feature article on Kansas City's Community Gardens. The Beanstalk, the new children's garden in Swope Park, allows kids--and adults--''to see a perfectly kept garden of vegetables and colorful flowers''...
Makeover for Gillham Will Ease Traffic
July 5, 2006
The section of Gillham Road that sweeps between Children's Mercy Hospital and the back of the Hyatt Regency Crown Center is set for a major makeover. At this area Gillham Road, Oak, 22nd, and Locust come...
Man in Motion
August 11, 1991
Biographical article about Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a "Pro Bowl linebacker" for the Kansas City Chiefs football team since 1989 and a leader of local children's charities. Native of Miami residing in...
Man With Eye For Detail Gets the Eyes Just Right
November 20, 2006
Article features Bud Snidow who has made his mark on the American Royal. He has painted the prized livestock and some of his paintings can be found on the walls of the American Royal Museum. For 30 years...
Marjorie Durwood Grant
March 13, 2004
Obituary of Marge Durwood Grant who died March 12, 2004. She was well known locally and nationally as a community leader, philanthropist, fund-raiser and advocate for children. In 1984 she went to work...
Maryhelen McGraw Vandyke, Obituary
August 17, 2010
Maryhelen VanDyke was active in volunteer work at her children's schools and in the nonprofit community. VanDyke was the founding President of the St. Joseph Health Center Auxiliary in 1976; was the first...
Massive Expansion is Set for Launch
December 7, 2007
An $800 million expansion project at Children's Mercy Hospital will begin in a few weeks and is expected to take 12-15 years to complete. "The three-phase project will add 216 inpatient beds to the Hospital...
Mattie Rhodes Adds to Northeast Community Garden
August 11-17, 2011
Volunteers descended on the Jardin Jubilo (Jubilee Garden), a community garden sponsored by the Mattie Rhodes organization, to help with the garden. It's located near Mattie Rhodes' Northeast satellite...
Mattie Rhodes Counseling and Art Center Continues 110-Year Tradition of Caring for Children and Families
October 7-13, 2004
Article describes history and current activities of Mattie Rhodes Counseling and Art Center. Mattie Rhodes has also opened the Nuestra Familia Center in Kansas City's Northeast area.
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