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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.
Annie Taylor Fisher Remembered Forests Where Kansas City Rose
Reminiscences by Annie Taylor Fisher, or Annie Fisher, of middle and late 19th century Kansas City, including early Quality Hill, the site of Union Station, Carry Nation, Colonel E. Milton McGee (pictured)...
Awareness Underpins Enterprise
January 15, 2005
Second portion of three segments deals with former Kansas City Chief Pellom McDaniels who is pursuing his Ph.D. in American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. He played six seasons for the Chiefs...
Barbie, the Bitch
Details how some adult gay men are enamored with and spend large amounts of time collecting Barbie dolls, and how they could not indulge in their hobby as children.
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,...
Article describes an automated telephone message created in part by local political pundit Rich Nadler prior to the November 2002 election. The message, which was sent to some Kansas City voters, included...
Blacks Have Endowed KC
February 10, 1986
Three-part article about three prominent African Americans from Kansas City's past: Judge Carl Johnson, Minnie Crosthwaite, and Rev. D.A. Holmes. Carl Johnson was "the first black elected to a judgeship...
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...
Photos and book review of "Todd" by David Melton, "vice-president in charge of production at the Glenn Printing company" and a writer of 9 children's books. Description of Melton's son Todd, the subject...
Books for Young Created Here
Photo and biographical article about James Seidelman, "director of education at the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art" and co-author (with "Mrs. Grace Mintonye, children's librarian at the gallery")...
December 5, 1954
William M. Rhodes founded Kansas City's first Boy Scout troop more than forty years ago at the First Congregational Church.
Bridge Named For Hospital Founders
December 2, 2004
Short notice indicating that the Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners had voted to name a bridge over Anderson Avenue in the Northeast area after Katharine Berry Richardson and Alice...
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...
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...
CASA Provides Voices for Abused and Neglected Children
Describes the program matching volunteers with abused children making their way through the court system.
Celebrating Northeast Schools--Della Lamb: Another Inner-City Success Story
Article about the Della Lamb Elementary Charter School, opened in 1999 in Northeast Kansas City as "the first charter school to open in Missouri." Mention also of Della Lamb, the school's namesake.
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