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Preparing Mothers for a New Future
December 6, 2006
Sheffield Place is a transitional living program for homeless women and children. The residence used to be a YMCA and opened in 1991. Since its opening nearly 16 years ago, it has served over 450 families....
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...
Priest Crafts Himself Vocation
June 24, 2006
The Rev. Patrick Power (Paddy) crafts coffins and other fine woodwork in the basement of the Redemptorist Church rectory. The proceeds from sales go to support children suffering from AIDS, TB and other...
Primitivo Garcia's sister receives Partnership for Children award.
March 25-31, 2004
Article profiles Irene Garcia Mendez, sister of Primitivo Garcia. Her brother's death inspired her to work as a volunteer advocate for Hispanic children and families.
Project Community; Part Three: In His Hands
August 27, 2003
Photo and article about Eloise Lofton, a resident of and community activist at Guinotte Manor in Northeast Kansas City. She describes her past career raising children of various ethnicities at "Guinotte's...
Protection Center Unveils New Space
August 12, 2009
The Child Protection Center moved in June 2009 from 3011 Main Street to larger quarters at 3101 Broadway. The Center employs a variety of professionals to work with children who have been physically or...
Q.: Wasn't There Once a Tuberculosis Hospital in Kansas City?
October 8, 1995
The Leeds Tuberulosis hospital was 57 years old when it was razed in 1971. The building was atop a hill southeast of Interstate 435 and Interstate 70 on more than 11 acres of land. At its height the hospital...
Quantrell's Raid: Hon. Sidney F. Clarke Tells of Lawrence Massacre
September 30, 2005
Sidney F. Clarke was living in Oklahoma City when a Kansas City Journal correspondent contacted him and asked him for his statement or account of Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre in 1863. In doing so Clarke...
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...
Rashey Burial Moten, Jr., Obituary
September 1-7, 2000
Rashey B. Moten, Jr., died on August 23, 2000. He was born June 23, 1913, in Muncie, Kansas, the youngest of six children of Rashey B. Moten, Sr., and Theodore Twitty Moten. "He was the Executive Director...
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Ritalin.
In-depth article on Kansas City children taking the drug Ritalin to combat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Ritalin
Discusses the use of Ritalin to alleviate the symptoms of ADHD.
Rebecca "Becky" Jaramillo Honored
April 5-11, 2007
The Rebecca H. Jaramillo Garden, located at N. Oak and N.E. 52nd Street, next to the Children's Fountain, was dedicated March 31, 2007.
Rededicated Fountain Awaits Final Adjustments
Originally called the Northeast Concourse Casting Pool, the Concourse Fountain or Concourse Park Fountain was dedicated and turned on recently. The grate area where the water shoots up is considered unsafe...
Renaming Anderson Bridge
September 1, 2004
Both local historian and writer Dory DeAngelo and photographer David Remley are heading an effort to rename the Anderson Bridge in the Northeast area to the Graham-Richardson Memorial Bridge. This would...
Reverend Horace Zimmerman
Obituary for Reverend Horace Zimmerman, former pastor of the Children's Memorial Lutheran Church, dying at the age of 88 in 1955.
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...
Safe Haven for Children Turns 140
May 18, 2011
Article on the Gillis Center at 8150 Wornall Road celebrating its 140th anniversary by opening a new emergency care shelter. The new shelter has room for 10 children. Founded as part of the Women’s Christian...
School is an Anchor in Tumultuous
February 11, 2007
There were more than 18,400 homeless students in the Kansas City area during the 2005-2006 school year. School officials try to make school a stablizing environment for children caught in a uncertain life....
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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